Governor Newsom tours San Diego vaccination site with local leaders
CITY HEIGHTS (KUSI) – Governor Gavin Newsom is visiting a vaccination site in San Diego County, along with Mayor Todd Gloria, encouraging eligible Californians to get vaccinated.
Newsom hailed the city and county for “leading the way in the state of California in terms of doses admnistered, in terms of meeting not just the … broad strokes on the issue of equity, but actually manifesting them by doing the hard work of getting into communities like this, working with trusted messengers, working with community-based organizations, partnering with folks … to do the work of making sure that we are actually delivering on our promises on equity.”
The governor also referenced the continuing statewide effort to deliver vaccines to the lowest-income communities hardest hit by the pandemic, saying nearly 3.7 million doses have been administered in such areas. He said the state will hit 4 million by next week, “which will allow cities and counties like San Diego to move more quickly through these tiers, ultimately getting to a green tier that we’ll be talking a lot more about next week.”
San Diego City Councilmember Sean Elo-Rivera, District 9 was at the tour and joined Good Evening San Diego to discuss the vaccination site.
San Diego County remains in the red tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which governs the reopening of businesses and recreational activities. The county’s rate of daily new COVID-19 infections is still too high to advance to the less-restrictive orange tier. But when the state reaches the 4 million milestone of vaccinations in low-income communities, it will change the orange-tier threshold, making it easier for the county to advance — perhaps as early as next week.
Moving to the orange tier would allow the county to lift capacity restrictions at retail stores, increase capacity at businesses such as restaurants, movie theaters and fitness centers, while also increasing the number of fans permitted to attend Padre games at Petco Park.
Newsom also warned against letting up in our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community as we approach Easter weekend and Spring break.
The vaccination site is located in Park de la Cruz at 3603 38th St., San Diego, California, 92105.