Chairman Cox, Supervisor Fletcher propose $20 million of relief for businesses impacted by purple tier

Chairman Greg Cox and Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Co-Chairs of the County of San Diego’s COVID-19 Subcommittee, are proposing the County make $20 million in general funds available to provide COVID-19 relief to businesses negatively impacted by the Purple Tier indoor closures.



COVID-19 Subcommittee members Fletcher and Cox released the following joint statement about their proposal:

“Due to the massive spike in COVID-19 cases and very concerning increases in hospitalizations we have to take action to slow the spread in San Diego County. Through no fault of their own, COVID-19 highest risk entities have to stop indoor operations. While we know this step is vital to help slow the spread in our community, we want to step up and help those impacted. Our goal for the $20 million is to provide relief to restaurants, gyms and other entities that have been directly impacted by the indoor closures due to our county’s Purple Tier status. We want to provide this critical relief to them as our community works to slow the spread and stop the surge of COVID-19 cases.”

A special virtual meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be held on Wednesday, November 25 at 2 p.m. so the entire Board can consider the proposal authored by Supervisors Fletcher and Cox.

If the Board approves the proposal by Supervisors Fletcher and Cox, the County will be able to accept applications for the funds. The funding would be divided evenly between the five supervisorial districts — $4 million each.

This press release was provided by the Office of Supervisor Nathan Fletcher.