Restaurants, Food, and Beverage Providers

This page contains information for Restaurants, Food, and Beverage Providers. For additional information related to other businesses, please visit the Businesses and Employers page. For information specific to casinos, please visit Cities, Government, Reservations.

Announcements and Updates


On the evening of May 20, 2020, the Governor approved the County of San Diego's request to proceed with modified onsite dining throughout the San Diego region. 

Prior to implementing onsite dining, please review the resources below and modify your food facility operations to meet the COVID-19 prevention measures listed in the San Diego Safe Onsite Dining Plan and San Diego Restaurant Operating Protocol. A copy of your Restaurant Operating Protocol does not need to be submitted to the County; just complete, sign and post it in your facility.

For those restaurants currently operating in a take-out fashion and keeping operations the same, your previously posted protocols suffice. For those operators who wish to expand operations or re-open operations to allow for limited onsite dining, complete and post the Restaurant Operating Protocol.

San Diego Safe Onsite Dining Plan – Review guidance for implementing key prevention measures for COVID-19.

San Diego Restaurant Operating Protocol – Fill this form out, print and post at a public entrance. Implement all mandatory measures.

Guidance for Food Facility Re-Openings  – Guidance checklist to help you with re-opening.

San Diego Safe Dining Posters – Print and display these posters at all entrances to the facility.

State Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants – Review guidance for additional optional measures that can be implemented to protect against COVID-19.



UPDATE: Tuesday, 5/12 – guidance was issued for reopening dine-in restaurants, brewpubs, craft distilleries, breweries, bars, pubs, and wineries. Click here for more information.

UPDATE Friday, 5/8 – Governor Newsom announced that the state can begin to move into Stage 2 of modifying the stay at home order. This includes reopening some lower-risk retail services (curbside only), manufacturing, and logistics businesses. Click the links for guidance about reopening and more information.

UPDATE: Saturday, 4/4 – guidance was issued that all employees who may have contact with the public in any grocery store, pharmacy/drug store, convenience store, gas station, restaurant or other business establishment that serves food shall wear a cloth face covering as described in the California Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance.

UPDATE: Thursday, 3/19 – Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order instructing all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors. Businesses and organizations that provide critical infrastructure for the state are exempted, including health care and public health, public safety, food and agriculture, and media. Click here for a listing of essential businesses and organizations that may continue operations under California’s stay at home order.

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