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City of Encinitas

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

San Diego County Case Count: 1,530

Today, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported 1,530 confirmed Coronavirus (COVID- 19) cases, with 32 cases among Encinitas residents.

The Encinitas Senior Nutrition Program and Helping Seniors Hotline

Seniors can pick up meals during the “stay home” order between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm at the Community and Senior Center located at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Monday thru Friday. Eligible seniors may also have their meals delivered. Meals can be reserved up to one week in advance by calling (760) 943-2258. Seniors needing other assistance can call the Helping Seniors Hotline at (760) 943-2221 or email [email protected]. The Helping Seniors Hotline helps seniors who need assistance obtaining groceries and other resources.

Celebrating Holidays at Home

This week we enter a period of holidays and celebration. Easter is Sunday and it is a time of year when many families gather and share meals. With the need for everyone to continue observing the Public Health Order, by limiting gatherings of any size, it is important that we find creative ways of observing the holidays. Gathering for a service at a place of worship, or meeting in person for dinner at a loved one’s home could jeopardize our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Instead, we can gather together virtually. While not the same as in person, we will all have much to celebrate in the coming weeks when we flatten the curve and the orders can be lifted.

San Diego County has compiled a list of resources for how faith-based organizations can continue serving their communities safely under the current COVID-19 situation, which can be found here: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/CommunitySectors/Faith-Based_Organizations.html.

How to Report a Violation to Facial Covering Use in Required Businesses

As of April 4, 2020, all employees who may have contact with the public in any grocery store, pharmacy/drug store, restaurant or food establishments, convenience store or gas station are required to wear a cloth face covering while at work as an additional measure to help “flatten the curve.”

Businesses in Encinitas have quickly outfitted their employees with bandanas and home-made masks to follow this new requirement, and we all thank them for taking action to protect everyone’s health. If you witness an essential employee not covering their nose and mouth, you can complete an online form at the 211 website (https://211sandiego.org/publichealthorder). Local law enforcement officers will be notified and go to the establishment to educate the business about the order. Repeat offenders can be fined.

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