The State unveiled a new site yesterday that uses multiple "dashboards" to illustrate real-time COVID trends, and the forecast of trend lines into the future if current conditions continue. The site uses models from John Hopkins University, UCLA, Imperial College London and others. The models break down state and local COVID numbers. The tool also allows health officials -- and now residents--to look at long-term impacts of the coronavirus under various scenarios. COVID Assessment Tool
COVID-19-RELATED COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE
City Council Votes to Extend Emergency Meal Services
The Oceanside City Council extended the emergency meal service program to assist the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City partnered with Oceanside Kitchen Collaborative at the Green Oceanside Kitchen to provide meals for seniors, homeless, immune compromised and food insecure individuals. Tens of thousands of meals have been provided to the community since the pandemic began.
City Resource Centers are Open for Community Services
The City of Oceanside operates three Community Resource Centers located in the Libby Lake, Crown Heights, and Eastside neighborhoods. Center staff and collaborative agencies help residents locate and access needed services. Throughout the pandemic, the Resource Centers have remain opened to provide for critical needs in the community, such as perishable food distributions, diaper give-aways, and more.
Oceanside Business Loan Program Still Available
The Oceanside City Council directed the development of a Business Loan Programto provide short-term gap funding to local businesses during COVID-19. Additionally, relaxed business regulations have been employed to enhance local business operations. Many other business assistance programs remain available. Find a listing among the City's COVID-19 webpages: Resources
THANK YOU FOR TAKING PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
We now know from recent studies that a significant number of people with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, the U.S. Center for Disease Control recommends wearing cloth face coveringsin public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, and they are now required statewide in most instances.
In addition to everyday steps to prevent COVID-19, keeping space between you and others is one of the best tools to avoid being exposed to this virus and slowing its spread locally and across the country and world. Limit close contact with others outside your household in indoor and outdoor spaces. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others when possible, even if you—or they—have no symptoms. Social distancing is especially important for people who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.