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City of Encinitas COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

San Diego County Case Count: 603

Today, March 30, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported 603 COVID-19 cases, with 19 cases in Encinitas.

To stop the spread of COVID-19, it is urgent that we follow the Public Health Orders requiring everyone to stay home except for essential needs or to go to an essential job. If you need to go out, practice social distancing and stay at least six feet away from others unless they are family.

“Complacency is the Enemy”: A Message from Scripps

Scripps Health released the following statement from its President and CEO, Chris Van Gorder, urging more action on behalf of San Diegans to contain the coronavirus by following the Public Health Orders:

“Our own projections show Scripps overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients in a matter of weeks if we don’t take stronger action. With 30% success in social distancing we will flatten the curve but by June we could have up to 8,000 concurrent patients requiring care just at Scripps for our 1,200 beds. Without any social distancing or other mitigation efforts we are projecting the need to care for over 12,000 patients concurrently at the peak, far exceeding our 1,200 beds…

We talked to leadership at a New York hospital today and asked them what they would do if they could go back in time to where we in San Diego are now. They said, ‘People need to take this seriously. Many people assumed it just affected the elderly. We are now seeing 30- to 40-year-olds in the hospital. Ask everyone to heed social distancing and take this seriously.’

Complacency is the enemy.”

The City of Encinitas is taking action each and every day to implement the guidance issued by the State of California and the County of San Diego to limit the spread of COVID-19 by ensuring continuity of essential services and encouraging social distancing. We encourage all residents and staff to take the Public Health Orders seriously and do their part to flatten the curve.

CDC Tips for Keeping Children Healthy While School’s Out

With kids home from school, considerations for keeping children healthy are at the forefront of parents’ minds. The key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 is to limit contact as much as possible. While school is out, children should not have playdates with children from other households. If children are playing outside their own homes, it is essential that they remain 6 feet from anyone who is not in their own household. If children are meeting up with people outside the family, children and their friends need to practice social distancing and clean their hands often. For the full list of tips, see: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children.html

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].