San Diego County Case Count: 341
As of March 26, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported 341 positive COVID-19 cases, with 12 cases in Encinitas.
County Explains Why Testing is Still Limited
Many people are wondering why everyone who might have COVID-19 cannot be tested. The San Diego County public health officer stated yesterday that testing is still limited and reserved for people at higher risk of complications from COVID-19. Not everyone needs to be tested. If you have mild or moderate COVID-19 symptoms, the recommendation is to stay home. For the full explanation, see: https://www.countynewscenter.com/covid-19-testing-still-limited-not-everyone-needs-to-be-tested/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: What to Do If You Are Sick
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a step-by-step guide for what to do if you are sick with a fever or cough or symptoms of COVID-19. To prevent the spread of illness, you should: stay home except to get medical care, separate yourself from other people in your home, call ahead before visiting your doctor, cover your coughs and sneezes, clean your hands often, avoid sharing personal household items, clean all “high-touch surfaces every day, and monitor your symptoms. For the full guide, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html?deliveryName=USCDC_2067-DM23796.
COVID-19 Resources Available at 2-1-1
2-1-1 provides a wealth of information regarding services available for COVID-19 impact.
If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, first call your healthcare provider. Additionally, 2-1-1 has added a nurse triage phone line available to all. To reach a nurse, dial 2-1-1, choose your language, select “1” for COVID-19, and you will be connected with a nurse. The line is open 24/7. Nurses are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will be responding to voicemails left after hours.
Strides are Being Made
As COVID-19 evolves, there are strides being made. For example, 20 Coronavirus vaccines are in development, people are sharing supplies, more than 100,000 people worldwide have fully recovered, and people are coming together with kindness and support.
For the most up to date City information visit www.encinitasca.gov/covid-19-updates.
For San Diego County information and daily updates on COVID-19, please visit www.coronavirus-sd.com. To receive updates via text, send COSD COVID19 to 468-311.
For information or questions, please contact Tom Bokosky, Director of Human Resources at (760) 633-2631 or [email protected].