May 12, 2020
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The State estimates that 70% of the California economy has reopened. Today, the State released more specific guidelines today for readying to reopen other sectors, such as Offices (that cannot telework), malls and strip malls (for curbside/outdoor pickup), and outdoor museums.

Each County in the State will be moving through the "Roadmap Stages" as they meet certain markers. San Diego County is currently in the first part of Stage 2 Reopening .

California met the milestone today of conducting over one million tests. To further increase California's testing capacity, the State will issue a waiver allowing pharmacists to order FDA-approved COVID-19 tests and collect the specimen required for the tests. The number of daily total tests in SD County exceeded 3,300 in the past five days. Overall, the number of daily tests is expected to continue to climb toward the goal of 5,200 in the County. The County remains on the right trajectory with testing and contact tracing, and should be ready to continue reopening the local economy when the state moves to lift more restrictions. County officials said they are following guidance from the State and will continue to reopen the local economy in a way that protects public health and allows for a sustained recovery. COVID-19 testing is available at local hospitals, medical groups, some community clinics, and private labs. The state’s three testing sites – currently in Escondido, El Cajon and Chula Vista –are offering free testing by appointment Tuesday through Saturday. You may schedule an appointment online or by calling (888) 634-1123.

The graph below illustrates that the rolling percentage (purple line) of positive cases continues to trend downward.
SMALL BUSINESS LOANS The City Council directed staff to set aside $1.2 million for a loan program to provide short-term gap funding for Oceanside small businesses during the pandemic. Learn more
The County revised its Health Officer Order , relaxing restrictions on recreational activities, including camping and the rentals of certain recreational equipment. Effective today, campgrounds can reopen. They will operate at 50% of their capacity and occupants of individual campsites must be members of the same household. In addition, businesses that rent recreational equipment, including bicycles, surfboards, boats, kayaks and other watercraft can reopen if, like other businesses allowed to reopen, they prepare a Safe Reopening Plan .

As a reminder, the beach is currently open for active recreation only at this time. All beach parking lots and Piers in the County are closed, per the County Public Health Order. There is a convenient public parking garage (Parking Structure 23 at SALT) at 371 North Cleveland St. between Pier View and Civic Center Drive. The public garage has 340 spaces over five levels. The parking cost is $3 for two-hour parking in designated spaces or $5 for all day parking. The payment system is managed electronically via input of license plate number. Additionally, there is free parking at the Oceanside Transit Center Parking Garage, located at 290 Seagaze Dr.

A man wearing mask for prevent the spread of the Covid-19 and posing thumb up with confidence_ Covid-19 virus protection concept in Thailand.
Thank you for continuing to wash hands frequently, disinfect surfaces, and stay home if you're sick. Gatherings with those outside your household are not yet permitted. As of May 1, everyone must wear face coverings anywhere in public they come within 6 feet of another person, and whenever they enter a business. When to wear / When they're not required

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