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County Case Count Grows to 230

As of close of business today, March 23, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported 230 positive COVID-19 cases of which 5 cases in Encinitas remains the same. San Diego County updates the case report daily and can be viewed at the link below. https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/dam/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/Epidemiology/COVID-19%20Daily%20Update_City%20of%20Residence.pdf

City Beach Closure

In support of regional efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective at midnight tonight and beginning on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the City of Encinitas is closing all City beaches, access points to beaches, and parking lots adjacent to beaches until further notice.

Per California Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement today, the State is closing all parking lots at state beaches to deter people from congregating and unintentionally spreading the novel coronavirus. For additional information on the State parks COVID-19 response, please visit the California Department of Parks and Recreation website.

Additionally, the cities of San Diego, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Carlsbad are also taking similar measures of closing their beaches and parking lots. Encinitas staff will be placing signs notifying residents of the beach closures.  All community members are asked to continue following the State of California’s current Stay at Home public health order, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines regarding handwashing, sanitizing and social distancing.

For 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].