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San Diego County Case Count: 1,693

Today, April 10, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported 1,693 confirmed cases, and increase of 65 from the previous day, with 33 cases among Encinitas residents.

Encinitas’s Sacrifices Are Saving Lives

The holidays of Passover, Good Friday, and Easter this week center are traditional times of togetherness. Our inability to be physically close to our loved ones is especially difficult over the holidays. Please remember that the sacrifices that we have been making now by physical distancing are slowing the spread of COVID-19, and are saving lives. Thank you to everyone for your cooperation in this effort, and remember that virtual gatherings are a great way to celebrate your family traditions while keeping safe.

Donations for the Community Resource Center

As many people in Encinitas are experiencing a loss of income, families in our community are also experiencing food insecurity. The Community Resource Center (CRC), along with other food pantries, are accepting nonperishable goods to distribute to those in need. If you would like to contribute, food and personal care items are especially welcome right now, as purchasing these goods has become much more expensive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations can be brought to their office at 650 Second Street in downtown Encinitas. Check out their website for what is on the current wish list: https://crcncc.org/donate-inkind-items/.

The CRC has temporarily closed their retail stores, and as a result they have also suspended their acceptance of item donations. If you have been cleaning out your house while staying home, please wait to donate until they resume taking donations.

Cloth Face Covering Requirement Expands to Banks and Public Transportation

Employees at banks and employees working in public transportation who have contact with the public are now also required to wear cloth face coverings. This is part of the County’s revised public health orders, and goes into effect 12:00 am on Tuesday, April 14.

It is strongly recommended that you wear a cloth face covering when your activities might bring you in close contact with another person, such as leaving your house for essential needs, such as going grocery shopping.

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].