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COVID-19  Information & Updates

 

FRIDAY BRIEFING

Updated April 3, 2020, 9:48 AM

FALLBROOK REGION

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Given this state-wide direction, FUESD, along with school districts throughout San Diego County, is following this safety-first approach and will extend our school facility closures through the end of the school year. However, in the future, if the stay-at-home order is lifted and the COVID-19 situation improves, we will do our best to re-open school facilities.

Stay Connected: Next week the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce will host a Virtual First Monday Coffee. Check out the flyer here for details.

 

COUNTY 

Residents should be wearing a facial covering while in public conducting essential activities. On Sat, April 4, all employees of essential businesses MUST wear a facial covering at supermarkets, grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, restaurants and pharmacies.

Law enforcement will be out making sure people who are in public are conducting essential activities, subject to a ticket.

San Diego Union-Tribune Live Coronavirus Updates

 

STATE

Meanwhile, the federal government expects to begin making stimulus payments to millions of Americans in mid-April, but some people without direct deposit information may not get checks until mid-August or later, according to a memo obtained by the Associated Press.

California officials are now standing by their advice that face masks do indeed provide protection. But (and yes, there is a “but”) they emphasized wearing a mask should not be a substitute for social distancing, hand washing and other measures. State officials have also said that people should not use medical masks, which are desperately needed by healthcare personnel.

Cases Statewide as of April 3, 9:09 AM: 11,287 confirmed, 249 deaths.

Social distancing could help flatten the curve in California — if we don’t stop too soon.

Health professionals, California needs you! The Governor launched the CA Health Corps to expand California’s health care workforce & recruit medical professionals to fight COVID-19.

 

 

NATIONAL and WORLDWIDE

Here are the latest updates and maps of the pandemic. (If you want instructions for making a mask, we have those, too.)

U.S. hospitals are beginning to report shortages of critical medications, especially those that ease the assault on respiratory systems.

A not-so-free press in India: The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pressured advertisers and even shut down news channels to shape the information that 1.3 billion Indians receive. During the coronavirus pandemic, Mr. Modi has grown more blatant in his effort to control coverage.

F.A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Plan

 

 

 

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and the County of San Diego, and the California State Government will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. You may find additional information on the sidebar of this page. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms call your health insurance for screening options and/or your primary care physician for advice. If you're uninsured and/or do not have a primary care physician and are in the Fallbrook Region call the local MedPlus Urgent Care, or call the San Diego County 2-1-1 line to reach their dedicated Public Health Nurse line. 

 

 

 

LIVE WELL, STAY WELL, and STAY HOME (and Informed)

Here is what you can do to prepare your family, stay informed, and "flatten the curve."

1. Find Local Information

San Diego County Residents get updates through the San Diego Emergency App here, visit coronavirus-sd.com., watch daily live updates on their Facebook Page. and/or get text message updates, by texting COSDCOVID19 to 468-311. 

2. Know the Signs & Symptoms

Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic:

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • If you have any symptoms, call your medical provider. No insurance? Call 211 to access the San Diego County Public Health nurse line.
  • Follow your community's orders and emergency regulations on social distancing and gatherings. 
  • Limit visitors

3. Take Steps for Those at Higher Risk

Know what additional measures those at higher risk and who are vulnerable should take.

4. Protect Yourself & Family

Implement steps to prevent illness (e.g., stay home when sick, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces daily). 

It’s important during times like these to not only monitor your own physical health but your mental health, as well as safely stay connected to your community. Know the signs of stress and when and how to seek help for yourself, as well as loved ones. Find mental health resources and self-care tools here.

5. Create a Household Plan

Create a household plan of action in case of illness in the household or disruption of daily activities due to COVID-19 in the community.

  • Consider a 2-week supply of prescription and over the counter medications, food, and other essentials. Know how to get food delivered if possible: DoordDashUber Eats, Postmates

6. Stay Informed About Emergency Plans

Know about emergency operations plans for schools/workplaces of household members.

San Diego County Residents get the San Diego Emergency App here for county updates.

 

And Lastly, Breathe-and Check Out this Recommendation List from The New York Times (updated every weekday):

What to Watch, What to Listen to, What to Cook, and How to Entertain Your Kids During Your Coronavirus Self-Quarantine

 

For general questions and information about COVID-19 or community resources call 2-1-1