City of Encinitas COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

San Diego County Case Count: 519

Today, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported 519 COVID-19 cases, with 18 cases in Encinitas.

Safety of Restaurants and Grocery Stores

The County of San Diego HHSA provides guidance to ensure the health and safety for restaurants, food, and beverage providers—including grocery stores. This includes guidance for food safety during transport and deliveries, food facility disinfection, and general disinfection. Restaurants and grocery stores are working to ensure the health of customers and employees to continue providing food for our communities. For more information, visit https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/CommunitySectors/Restaurants_Food_and_Beverage_Providers.html.

Scripps Patients and Testing

Scripps healthcare is asking patients who have fever and/or respiratory symptoms to call before coming in or utilize one of their virtual care options. Please do not walk in or use online scheduling. Those determined to have a risk of infection might be directed to the drive-up testing cabana at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, which is by appointment only, for further testing or if necessary, to an urgent care center or emergency room for further treatment. The cabana is only available to patients through referral.

Additionally, Scripps has set up triage/surge tents and canopies outside each of its emergency departments at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista and Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and at the urgent cares at Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo and Scripps Coastal Medical Center, Vista. These structures are handling a variety of activities, such as patient screening, evaluation and testing of patients with fever and/or respiratory symptoms, as necessary. To learn more, see https://www.scripps.org/news_items/6882-what-is-coronavirus-who-is-affected.

San Diego Launches [email protected]

Live Well San Diego has launched a new site called Live Well @ Home as San Diegans are staying at home under the Public Health Order. This free resource has tips and activities for residents of all ages to find ways to stay healthy in both mind and body. The site is divided into different categories, including physical activity, mindfulness, social connection, and education for children, students, parents and caregivers, adults, and seniors. Check it out at https://www.livewellsd.org/content/livewell/home/live-well-every-day/LiveWellatHome.html.


















For the most up to date information on the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit https://encinitasca.gov/COVID-19-UPDATES.

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