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COVID-19 Related Update

June 26, 2020 

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.

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July 3 Fireworks Display Postponed

June 18, 2020 

The annual July 3 fireworks display in celebration of Oceanside’s birthday will be postponed to a later date due to the COVID-19 Public Health Order restrictions on large gatherings. The recent news of growing “community outbreaks” reinforced this decision. A new date will be announced in the future…Stay tuned!

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A Letter from the Police Chief

May 30, 2020 

The events surrounding the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis are some of the most alarming and upsetting circumstances that I've seen in my 37 years in Law Enforcement.

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Chief of Police Message to the Community

May 30, 2020 

The events surrounding the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis are some of the most alarming and upsetting circumstances that I've seen in my 37 years in Law Enforcement. It is important to me that I let the Oceanside community know my impressions of what I saw on the video and my expectations of the men and women of the Oceanside Police Department.

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City Park Parking Lots & Others Reopen

May 29, 2020 

Oceanside City park parking lots and restrooms have reopened. Some downtown lots adjacent to the railroad tracks have reopened. Beach parking lots across the County remain closed, per County Public Health Order.

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Dine-In Restaurants & In-Store Retail to Reopen

May 21, 2020 
Late last night, the State of California approved San Diego County to move father into Stage Two of the California Resiliency Roadmap.

In-person dining at restaurants and in-store retail shopping are now permitted, with businesses enacting social distancing measures and following various restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Stream Restoration Grant Awarded

May 20, 2020 

The California Department of Water Resources has awarded a $275,800 grant to the City of Oceanside to design a comprehensive riparian habitat and streambank restoration project for a segment of Buena Vista Creek in southeast Oceanside.

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Message from the Mayor - More Businesses to Reopen Soon

May 19, 2020 

I’m excited to relay that yesterday, the Governor determined that Counties may move at their own pace into "Stage 2 Reopening" of certain businesses, as long as they attest to, and meet certain benchmarks. Dr. Wooten, Public Health Officer, confirmed that San Diego County does qualify to meet the new metrics.

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Summer Reading Program Kicks Off

May 18, 2020 

Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens, and adults to participate in the Summer Reading Program. Oceanside Public Library invites children, teens, and adults to participate in Summer Reading.

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A Letter from the Chief of Police

May 15, 2020 

On May 11, 2020, Sheriff Gore released a statement explaining the challenges facing law enforcement and the position we are in as it relates to the Public Health Orders and the Governor's Stay at Home Order.

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COVID-19 Update: New Meal Program for Seniors Open

May 14, 2020 

Qualified older adults can now sign up to get three free and healthy meals a day delivered to their home for a limited time through the “Great Plates Delivered” program. The initiative is a collaboration between the County of San Diego and local restaurants. The goal of the program is to help older adults who are at a higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19 avoid going out to get food. The meal delivery is scheduled to run through June 10.

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Letter from Mayor Peter Weiss

May 9, 2020 

Today, Councilmember Rodriquez issued a letter that expressed his personal views. That letter reflects the opinion of the author and is not the official position of the City.

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Oceanside COVID-19 Recap

May 4, 2020 

As of May 1, everyone must wear face coverings anywhere in public they come within 6 feet of another person, or whenever they enter a business. Homemade face coverings, bandannas, scarves and neck gaiters are all OK.

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Oceanside COVID-19 Update: New County Health Directive

April 29, 2020 

San Diego County Public Health Officials announced several new directives at a press conference last week. Beginning Friday, May 1, everyone must wear face coverings anywhere in public that they come within 6 feet of another person. The face coverings can be as simple as a scarf, a bandana, or a homemade mask.

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City Council Expands Meal Program Funding

April 23, 2020 

Last night, the Oceanside City Council approved an additional nearly $30,000 funding for meal programs to assist Oceanside’s most vulnerable residents during the pandemic. This program serves to support some economically-impacted small businesses, as well as community members in need.

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Oceanside Council Approves Business Loan Program

April 23, 2020 

At its April 22, 2020 meeting, the Oceanside City Council approved a $1.18 million allocation for a Business Loan Program that provides gap-funding to local small businesses whose operations have been negatively impacted by COVID-19-related health orders.

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Oceanside COVID-19 Update

April 21, 2020 

Oceanside is responsible for implementing the directives provided by the County Public Health Officer and Governor. These directives include the Stay at Home Order, list of essential businesses, and actions such as prohibiting water activities such as surfing and recreational boating.

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Celebrating Your Library

April 18, 2020 

Oceanside Public Library is being celebrated during National Library Week, as they respond to the community’s needs in innovative and inspiring ways.

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Oceanside COVID-19 Update

April 16, 2020 

As we travel through the evolving landscape of COVID-19 challenges together, we want to thank the Oceanside community for all you are doing to prevent the spread of coronavirus by staying home except for essential needs.

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Oceanside COVID-19 Update

April 13, 2020 

California, Oregon and Washington agreed today to work together on a shared approach for reopening state economies – one that “identifies clear indicators for communities to restart public life and business.”

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Oceanside Community Bands Together

April 10, 2020 

The Oceanside community is banding together like never before. Residents and businesses are demonstrating the power of care and kindness in a crisis. Learn about some of the positive news stories coming from among our neighbors and friends here.

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Prepare Ahead for Winter Rain Storms

April 6, 2020 

Oceanside crews have been making storm preparations a priority. The clearing of storm drains is ongoing, and the City’s emergency responders have plans in place and will be monitoring flood-prone areas.

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Oceanside Issues Full Beach Closure

April 3, 2020 

The City of Oceanside has determined that a full beach closure is necessary to enforce the San Diego County Health Order dated April 2, 2020. Oceanside Beaches are ordered closed to the public for all activities, including water activities such as surfing, effective midnight tonight, April 3, 2020, until further notice.

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Message from the Mayor

April 3, 2020 

We are all deeply concerned about the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on our community, our families, and our loved ones. Please know that the Oceanside City Council, along with our entire City organization, are working with our colleagues in neighboring cities, the county, the state and congressional elected officials, non-profits, and our private sector partners to identify needs, resources, and services for our community.

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