March 26, 2020 COVID19 Information

Important Information about COVID19 

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coronavirus-sd.com/ - This website is updated daily with statistics and information about the Coronavirus in San Diego County.

Essential Workforce - On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order directing that everyone in California immediately stay home, except for workers considered essential in maintaining continuity of operations and protecting the health and well-being of all Californians. This list provides specific information about who is classified under the  ESSENTIAL WORKFORCE.

Testing - County Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten, reminds us that 80% of people who get COVID-19 will have mild to moderate symptoms. You should self-isolate and stay home. You do not need to be tested. If symptoms become worse, you should call your doctor.

Public Health Nurse Line - The County has set up a nurse triage line to help 2-1-1 callers who have coronavirus symptoms. Call 2-1-1 and ask for the nurses’ line. The Public Health Nurse Line is available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. After hours, callers can leave a voicemail and a nurse will return the call within 24 hours.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health - All of us are impacted by the Coronavirus, (COVID-19) and may have feelings of fear and uncertainty around this developing situation. The link below will provide recommendations (in English and Spanish) for self-care that can be used for you, your families, friends, and co-workers. If you have a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, you can call both 9-1-1 and the Access and Crisis Line at 888-724-7240.  Link maintaining your mental health and wellness:  bit.ly/2WClxUx 

Imploring Tax Collector to Waive Late Fees 

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I called upon all levels of government to do their part in providing the community relief from the devastating impacts of COVID-19. We need the support of our Treasurer-Tax Collector to waive property tax late fees when appropriate. 

County Supervisors Approve Eviction Moratorium 

Moratorium on Eviction

In a unanimous vote, Supervisors approved a resolution Supervisor Fletcher and I proposed that would place a moratorium (until May 31st) on residential and small business evictions in unincorporated parts of the County for those impacted by COVID-19. Also included in this resolution is a freeze on foreclosures. Paying the high cost of rent in San Diego is already a challenge for a lot of people and we cannot allow them to be evicted because of a world-wide pandemic they have no control over. 

Reprieve for Local Restaurant and Bar Owners 

Reprieve for Restaurants

Our food and beverage industry has been one of the hardest hit by the health orders to slow Coronavirus. On March 24th, the Board also unanimously approved emergency relief for restaurants, bars, caterers, breweries and mobile food facilities. Supervisor Jim Desmond and I are proud to bring forward policy to defer all Department of Environmental Health fees for the next six months. We will work to ensure the industry can recover as quickly as possible after this crisis.

Resources for Those Impacted by COVID19

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The North San Diego Business Chamber has been working around the clock to make resources quickly available to its members and the public. Chamber President & CEO Debra Rosen and her staff compiled a valuable and comprehensive COVID-19 website link with guidance and information about employment, unemployment, childcare, reduced work hours, health resources, relief fund for food service workers who have lost work, assistance with utilities and more.  Business Chamber Resources