The State of California has a color-tiered system with COVID-19 criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its test positivity and adjusted case rate from the past three weeks. San Diego County currently lies in the "Red Tier," and the numbers are reviewed each Tuesday. While the San Diego County case numbers and hospitalizations rates are moderately improving, it's up to each of us to do our part to help prevent the spread of this illness, which can be very serious for many. This is especially important as we enter the fall/winter months and are indoors more often.
For Oceanside-specific case numbers, news, and resources, please visit the City website.
“Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting. All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.” ~ CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield
There are many resources for community members impacted by COVID-19 furloughs or layoffs: rent and utility bill assistance, food distributions, legal aid, mental health resources, and more: Community Resources
The Oceanside City Council allocated funding for several COVID-19 Emergency Food Programs. One segment of the program partnered with local farmers to provide farm-to-family vegetable boxes (pictured above) which have been distributed at the City's Community Resource Centers. Community Resource Center staff also partner with local social service agencies to help Oceanside families.
Don't hesitate to call or visit to talk about how we can help.
New state laws were passed to offer housing protections for those impacted by the pandemic:
Thank you for continuing all COVID precautionary measures: Wash hands frequently, maintain distance from others, wear a face covering in public, and avoid gatherings. The steps we are taking a making a difference.