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Dine-In Restaurants & In-Store Retail to Reopen

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

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

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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Take the South Morro Hills Community Plan Survey

This is a unique opportunity help envision and shape the future of our City. We need your participation to make the Community Plan a success!


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Summer Reading Program Kicks Off

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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COVID-19 Update: New Meal Program for Seniors Open

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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COVID-19 Update - More sector guidelines issued

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



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Letter from Mayor Peter Weiss

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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California Enters Stage Two of Reopening

Governor Newsom cleared the way for some manufacturing, logistics, and retail businesses to reopen tomorrow. This marks California's entry into "Stage 2" of the Road Map to Recovery.


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Steps Toward Reopening Oceanside

On Monday, Governor Newsom cleared the way for some businesses to reopen at the end of the week, with County officials in agreement


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Oceanside COVID-19 Recap

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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The Oceanside Tide - May 2020

Read the Oceanside Tide today!


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Oceanside COVID-19 Update: New County Health Directive

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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Beaches Open for Limited Use

Oceanside beaches are open for limited use, beginning at dawn on Monday, April 27, 2020.


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City Council Expands Meal Program Funding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Oceanside COVID-19 Update

The San Diego County Department of Health posts late afternoon updates on confirmed cases in the County. As of this writing, there are 1454 confirmed cases in the County and 31 confirmed cases in Oceanside.


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Library Hosts Web Talk with Indianapolis Authors

Join Oceanside Public Library for an author talk on Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in the U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man on Friday, May 22 at 11 a.m.


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Earth Month Goes Digital

The City of Oceanside’s Earth Month celebration has moved online this year, offering participants the opportunity to practice sustainability efforts while at home. The month-long celebration will include environmentally focused activities for all ages, art and video contests, and a virtual Earth Festival featuring local, environmentally-conscious businesses.


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Prepare Ahead for Winter Rain Storms

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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COVID-19 - Oceanside Recap

The San Diego County Department of Health posts daily late afternoon updates on confirmed cases in the County. Through Saturday, April 4, 2020, there were 1209 confirmed cases in the County and 29 confirmed cases in Oceanside.


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Message from the Mayor

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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Oceanside Issues Full Beach Closure

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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New County Health Order: April is the Time to Flatten the Curve

The City of Oceanside wants to emphasize how critical it is that we collectively follow the stay at home order, except for essential needs, throughout the month of April.


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The Oceanside Tide - April 2020

Learn about Oceanside-related COVID-19 resources and news in the April Oceanside Tide newsletter.


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City Council Votes to Temporarily Prohibit Evictions

The City of Oceanside held a Special Meeting today to consider and approve an urgency ordinance which provides for a temporary moratorium on residential and commercial evictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Beach Lots / Pier / Picnic Areas / Skateparks Closed

The City of Oceanside instated a hard closure of parking lots west of the train tracks, and a soft closure of beaches. The closure of parking lots has minimized occupancy and increased distancing at the beach.


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Oceanside to Hold Special Meeting to Prohibit Evictions

The City of Oceanside will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. to consider a ban on residential and commercial evictions during these trying times.


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New COVID-19 Resources / Special Meeting Called

The COVID-19 emergency is causing financial hardships for many Oceanside residents and businesses. The City is working on measures which may help alleviate financial worries.


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Oceanside COVID-19 Utility Service Relief Program for Businesses

The City of Oceanside has created a utility service relief program for businesses that must remain closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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COVID-19 Update: Playgrounds / Beach Lots Closed

In order to limit occupancy due to social distancing regulations and minimize the spread of COVID-19, City of Oceanside playgrounds and beach parking lots will close during the COVID-19 emergency declaration.


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Oceanside COVID-19 Updates

On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order directing all to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical sectors and to protect health and well-being of all Californians. The Governor’s Office released a list of job sectors with clarifying details.


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Oceanside COVID-19 Information

The City Council, City Manager and staff at the City of Oceanside want you to know that we are here and working hard to provide services to the Oceanside community and to safeguard the health and safety of residents. The City's Emergency Operations Center is activated and meeting, reviewing and updating plans and preparations to anticipate and respond to developments in our community.


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Oceanside COVID-19 Information

San Diego County Public Health officials updated their orders yesterday by banning gatherings of 10 or more people. When near others, you must practice the physical distancing rule of 6 feet.


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Special City Council Actions / COVID-19 Updates

The Oceanside City Council held a special meeting today to adopt a resolution to ratify the Proclamation of Local Emergency signed Monday, March 16, 2020, by the Director of Emergency Services. This step enables the City to take additional legal, operational, and recovery measures that may be needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting communities in San Diego County and across the nation.


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