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City of Encinitas

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

San Diego County Case Count: 1,454

Today, April 7, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported 1,454 confirmed cases, with 31 cases among Encinitas residents.

Rainy Days Ahead in Encinitas:

How to Stay Active at Home?

Visit the City of Encinitas Virtual Recreation Center. This is where you find Senior Assistance resources and online activities for all ages such as: Indoor Fitness Activities, Indoor Adult Enrichment Activities, and Children's Activities.

Visit us today at: https://encinitasca.gov/virtualrecreationcenter

 

How to Stay Healthy at Home?

With rain in the forecast for the rest of the week in Encinitas, this is a perfect time to follow the “stay at home” orders and hunker down in your house.

What can you and your family do to stay healthy while staying at home (and likely inside)?

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean AND disinfect “high touch” surfaces every day. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If you get outside for a walk in your neighborhood during a break in the rain, use a cloth face covering and stay at least six feet away from your neighbors.
  • And when you come back inside, don’t forget to wash your hands!

What is the difference between “isolation” and “quarantine”?

COVID-19 has everyone using multiple terms to describe the actions being taken by healthy people, people potentially or known to be exposed to COVID-19, and those who have laboratory-confirmed infection with COVID-19. “Isolation” and “quarantine” are both measures that help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have, or may have, a contagious disease and stop the disease from spreading. Here’s the difference between these two terms:

  • Quarantine separates people who were exposed to a contagious disease until it can be determined they will not become sick.
  • Isolation separates people who are known to be infected with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

The “Stay at Home” orders in this COVID-19 pandemic operates under the assumption that everyone has potentially been exposed to a contagious disease, and therefore should stay home and quarantine themselves to prevent spreading COVID-19 before they are symptomatic or if they do not show any symptoms.

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].