City of Encinitas announces changes to large-scale events amidst Coronavirus pandemic

Encinitas, CA – The City’s foremost priority is protecting the health and welfare of our community. We are actively taking steps to control the spread of the Coronavirus while still providing services to the community. The City is aware that the World Health Organization declared Coronavirus a global pandemic and that there are reported cases of Coronavirus infections in San Diego County. We know that it is important that we continue to closely monitor the emergence and spread of the Coronavirus and follow the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the County of San Diego Public Health and Human Services Agency.

California Department of Health Update

Earlier today, the California Office of Emergency Services updated its policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of Coronavirus. Also, today the County of San Diego issued an order to postpone or cancel all gatherings of 250 or more and issued a strong advisory to practice social distancing of at least six feet per person for smaller gatherings. The legally enforceable order and advisory are in effect for the remainder of March 2020. Further, the County also advises that people who are 65 years of age or older and those who have underlying health conditions should remain at home.

Special events

This order affects the following Encinitas events scheduled for March 2020.

  • The March 13 Music by the Sea Concert at the Encinitas Library has been cancelled
  • The March 18 Wednesday @ Noon concert at the Encinitas Library has been cancelled
  • The March 21 Surf Rider Moonlight Beach Clean Up has been cancelled
  • The March 25 Wednesday @ Noon concert at the Encinitas Library has been cancelled
  • The March 29 Encinitas Half Marathon has been rescheduled for March 2021

Virtual City Hall

We recommend that you take advantage of the tools we have in place to remotely conduct business with the City from the comfort of your home or business.

City Council, Commission meetings

There are no changes to the March 2020 City Council or City Commission meetings. City Council meetings are streamed live, if you prefer watching from your home computer at https://encinitasca.gov/Government/Agendas-Webcasts

If you would like to comment on a Council meeting item, but do not wish to attend in person, you may submit comments by e-mail at [email protected]. City Council meetings and other City meetings are archived and can be accessed at the same webpage above.

Customer Self Service Portal

You may access City services remotely. The City’s Customer Self Service Portal allows you to apply for plans, permits, and licenses on-line. You can log into the portal at https://portal.encinitasca.gov/CustomerSelfService#/home

Following the consistent national, state and local directives regarding Coronavirus, we believe that this is the best course of action at this time to help contain the spread of the virus. The City continues to monitor the Coronavirus pandemic and will issue updates as more information becomes available or if there are any changes.

You can also find current information from the healthcare agencies below:

San Diego County Health and Human Services at https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV.html

California Department of Public Health at https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

Center for Disease Control at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Review States with confirmed and presumptive Coronavirus at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

For information or questions, please contact Tom Bokosky, Director of Human Resources at (760) 633-2631 or [email protected].