Gaslamp Quarter adjusts to larger crowds during orange tier
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The county moved into the less-restrictive orange tier of the state’s coronavirus reopening system Wednesday, and a 10 p.m. curfew for all restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries and wineries was lifted.
The change was possible because the state administered 4 million vaccinations in low-income communities hardest hit by the pandemic. That goal triggered an adjustment of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, allowing San Diego County — which has reported fewer than six cases per every 100,000 residents for the last two weeks — to move up.
Under the orange tier, restaurants can operate at 50% of capacity — or 200 customers, whichever is fewer — while bars without food service may begin outdoors operations.
KUSI’s Teresa Sardina visited the Gaslamp Quarter to check on how restaurants are adjusting to larger crowds this weekend.