A popular bar and restaurant in Pacific Beach was shut down indefinitely by the county Friday after videos surfaced on social media showing several patrons mixing shoulder to shoulder and no face masks.
Supervisor Nathan Fletcher noted several instances of non-compliance
The public health order reported Thursday, the first-day restaurant was
allowing them to reopen their doors to eat with customers.
“One of the most formidable
in these examples is the El Prez restaurant, “Supervisor Fletcher said
at Friday’s public health briefing.
“They do not do the basic things that we ask people to do, “he explained.”; This creates a near-universal health and safety risk. The actions you see in the video could trigger an outbreak and compromise our ability as a county to further its state reopening plan. “
Fletcher further described
Thursday’s scene in El Prez is disturbing, and a “pointless disregard for the
public health orders and flawless disagreements. “
San Diego Police
Department officials closed the restaurant Friday afternoon in the county
SDPD officer Bernie Colon
NBC 7 restaurant staff was told it was ready to make the necessary changes to the business model
to keep them in line with the order of public health.
“We’re working on our
various agencies to make sure they have a solid plan to showcase the move
pass the county to get approval, ”said Chief Colon.
Right now, the restaurant is
closed until further notice.
“They will have the opportunity
to meet health officials to come up with their revised plans on how they can unfold
and make sure that obedience is guaranteed to never happen like that, ”
There are no other restaurants in
the neighborhood was ordered closed, Colon said.