Special Edition Volume 05| April 15, 2020
Chamber of Commerce is closed!
Call 760-767-5555, if you need to schedule
an appointment.

For current local information, call San Diego County
Corona Virus Hotline at 211.

Updates from Supervisor Jim Desmond's Office
Launched a new website  
We are working on an effort to hear from businesses, big and small to, to see if they are willing to implement safety measures, for employees and customers, so we can start to get businesses back open? It is just a simple form to put your name, business, contact information and are you willing to pledge to implement necessary safety standards.
We want to make sure businesses can communicate, to the county, that they can open with safety precautions. Also, we want businesses to be prepared when it comes time to start easing some of the restrictions.
As of April 1, 2020 and until further notice Christmas Circle will be
closed to the general public, visitors and Borrego Springs residents. 
Sorry for the inconvenience, however this is for the safety of our community. 

Jim Wilson
April 17th Sundowner
 Hosted by Community Valley Bank & Desert Pantry has been canceled.

A Message from Andy Macuga
Dear Borregans,

I will be doing this twice a week. Orders must be emailed to me at [email protected] with the following deadlines:
  1. Before 6pm Sunday for Tuesday delivery
  2. Before 6pm Wednesday for Friday delivery. 
I will order extra of many of the items. Once I have fulfilled all of the orders, I will post what I still have available along with prices.

I am willing to get whatever items I have available to me. People need to understand that my distributors do not have certain grocery store items available. Restaurants use many products in large quantity.
Also we will continue to serve our entire menu for takeout, delivery or curbside delivery. The delivery will be a $5 charge to cover gas and insurance for the drivers. The takeout and curbside delivery will be no extra charge.
Andrew R Macuga

Restaurant and Bar closed as of March 31st!

Call 760-767-5341 or
Contact them through their website at Highway West Vacations
At this time, we believe and hope that conditions will allow us to reopen on May 1, 2020. As with everything, we understand that this situation is very fluid and our date is therefore, tentative.

We look forward to being able to welcome everyone back to Rams Hill.
Message from Catherine Paredes,
Food Service Director for
Borrego Springs Unified School District
BSUSD continues to provide meals to children 18 years of age and younger - children do not have to be enrolled in the District in order to receive a meal. This meal service is anticipated to last through the final day of school, June 11, 2020; the District will assess the need as the date approaches in order to determine if the meal service should continue into the summer.

'To Go' Breakfasts and Lunches are provided Monday thru Friday (including Holidays)

Meal Pickups are available at the Elementary School from 8:00 AM - 11:00 Am

Meals are delivered to the following sites:

Ocotillo Wells 10:00 AM
Santiago Estates 10:30 AM
El Rancho 11:00 AM

The Food Service Staff are implementing and practicing the most current safety precautions as directed by the County. 

This is the most current information that we are aware of. It is
recommended that you contact the business to be certain
that it has not changed since this writing.
Note: The red denotes changes from the last update posted on
April 8, 2020.
ALL State Parks CLOSED!
State Parks Safety Measures

To date, State Parks has proactively taken the following steps in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic:
  • Closures
  • ALL 280 State Parks Temporarily Closed to Vehicular Traffic
  • Parks Temporarily Closed to the PUBLIC
  • High public-use indoor facilities––including museums, visitor centers and cafés––have been closed until further notice.
  • All campgrounds across the state have been closed until further notice. All current reservation holders affected by the temporary closures have received a notification from ReserveCalifornia of their cancellation and refunds will be provided.

SDG&E Suspends Service Disconnections for Nonpayment as a Part of Its Coronavirus Response

Company Has also Instituted Precautionary Health and Safety Measures

SAN DIEGO, March 13, 2020 – With the coronavirus pandemic causing significant impact on the economy and people’s livelihoods, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced today that it will temporarily suspend service disconnections. The disconnection moratorium will remain in place until further notice.
The company is urging customers who are struggling to pay their utility bill due to financial hardships stemming from the coronavirus to call its Customer Contact Center at 1-800-411-7343 to make payment arrangements.
Need Help With Your Computer?

Local resident, Vincent Michel is available to help. He will do this free of charge or for whatever you are able to pay him. Please call him at 760-440-8532.

CHAMBER WEEKLY Resumes Regular Schedule

All Members' submissions must be received by Monday at noon
and the Eblast will be sent on Wednesday at 1pm.