New COVID-19 County Health Orders
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. Gyms and fitness centers must also now close. Childcare providers must keep children in groups of 10 or less, and those children must remain in the same group each day. Order
COVID-19 Confirmed Cases
San Diego County is updating their COVID-19 case webpage daily. Yesterday, it showed a total of 80 confirmed cases in the county. To receive text updates from the County, text COSD COVID19 to the number 468311.
Support Oceanside Businesses
Due to previous orders preventing dining in restaurants, many local restaurateurs have adapted their operations for delivery or pick up only. They are ready for your order, so please support them whenever possible! Both Mainstreet Oceanside and the Oceanside Chamber have prepared webpages including links to menus, hours, and more:
Many businesses and employees are feeling the impact of the new orders. The City's website has links to resources for both businesses and their staff. The City's Economic Development Division is working on short and long-term ways to support and assist our businesses.
Support for Employees Affected
Please look into options from the state for help with reduced work hours, layoffs, sicknesses and more. Information
Oceanside residents ages 60+ can arrange for meal delivery through "Serving Seniors" by calling (760) 435-5285. There are also new food distribution resources for all in need listed on the City COVID-19 webpage. Some Oceanside businesses have begun reserving the first hour for seniors or those with compromised immune systems to shop. We encourage you to call ahead and see if that's an option at your favorite grocery store.
Food / Supplies
Grocery stores are considered "essential services" and are not likely to close during the pandemic period. If the County orders all to "shelter in place," people will still be able to go out to pick up essential food/supplies while practicing "social distancing."
City Council Meetings
At the March 18 Special Meeting of the City Council, the room was arranged for the "social distancing" requirements. With new requirements banning gatherings of 10 or more, City staff exploring ways that citizens can weigh in, as well as the usual e-position slip process. City Council meetings are live streamed via KOCT and can be viewed live on Government Channel 19. Calendar
As a reminder, if conducting business with the City, please use online services or call in at (760) 435-4500. The Oceanside Public Library is having virtual storytimes. Parks and Recreation has online contests and fun through their social media. There are plenty of ways to follow and keep in touch. We are here, and all essential services will continue. Thank you!