San Diego County Case Count: 417
As of March 27, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported 417 COVID-19 cases, with 14 cases in Encinitas.
Executive Order to Stay Home Continues Over the Weekend
As we wrap up the eighth day of staying at home per the Governor’s Executive Order, it is important that we continue following the Stay at Home Order throughout the weekend. Beaches and active areas of parks such as skate parks, playgrounds, and courts remain temporarily closed. If you do head outside over the weekend, please maintain social (physical) distancing of at least 6 feet with anyone who is not family or a member of your household to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The less contact we have with one another, the more we can flatten the curve and give hospitals more time to optimize available resources.
Executive Action Establishes Statewide Moratorium on Evictions
Today, March 27, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. Building on the Governor’s previous executive action, the order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for not paying rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. Tenants are required to declare in writing no later than seven days of their rent due date that they cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19. For more information, see here: https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/03/27/governor-newsom-takes-executive-action-to-establish-a-statewide-moratorium-on-evictions/.
Construction Continues as Essential Sector
The State of California has designated construction workers as essential for critical infrastructure to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners to ensure continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. Therefore, construction activities can continue subject to safety guidelines. All construction sites must work within the Governor’s Orders and follow San Diego County Public Health Officials and Cal/OSHA guidelines. For the complete list of essential crucial infrastructure sectors, see https://covid19.ca.gov/img/EssentialCriticalInfrastructureWorkers.pdf.
Taking Care of Your Mental Health
With the impacts of COVID-19 being felt across the community, it is natural to have feelings or fear of uncertainty around the developing situation. This link provides recommendations for self-care that can be used for you, your family members, friends, and coworkers: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/bhs/covid19_resources.html.
San Diego also has a confidential and free access and crisis line at 888-724-7240. It is open 24/7 if you want to speak to an experienced counselor.
How You Can Help
If you are healthy and want to help out in the response to COVID-19, here are some ideas of what you can do: check in on senior citizens or someone with an underlying health condition who cannot leave the house and check in to see if they need anything; donate to a food bank—the Community Resource Center is accepting non-perishable items at 650 2nd street offices every Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; support nonprofits; and donate blood.
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].