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The Borrego Springs Covid-19 Task Force

The Borrego Springs Covid-19 Task Force has decided to reactivate. We had hoped that there would be few new COVID cases in Borrego Springs this summer. Unfortunately, 21 new cases have been reported since early May. More than half of the new cases have occurred in the last three w... — Updated 9/16/2021


CA: Vaccine for All School Employees

Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Aug. 11 a vaccine mandate for teachers and staff at all California public schools, as the state becomes the first in the country to implement this. This announcement comes as coronavirus cases continue to rise across California and around the... — Updated 8/25/2021


Good to Live in Borrego: COVID-19 Update

The United States accounts for more than one-fifth of the world’s total COVID-19 cases for the first time since mid-February, before vaccines were widely available, an analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. Cases were rising in 46 states – Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana... — Updated 8/23/2021


COVID-19 Mutations A Problem

A total of 1,273 cases were reported July 29. The rise in cases drove the county to recommend mask-wearing indoors for all San Diegans regardless of vaccination status. Total of cases for the 92004-zip code was 147. There was no breakdown as to which strain was the cause. More... — Updated 8/11/2021


COVID-19: Delta Variant Could Cause More Changes

A whole different summer... This time last year, many were figuring out how to enjoy the summer months in a safe manner, but also wondering when things will reopen and if or when normalcy will kick in. This time around, things are back open, testing continues and vaccinations are... — Updated 7/6/2021


Cal/OSHA Reverses Rules, Most Mandates Lifted

A controversial mask regulation for the workplace in California was withdrawn, as state workplace regulators considered a rule that aligned closer to Governor Gavin Newsom’s promise of fully reopening, June 15. This meant the elimination of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer... — Updated 6/30/2021


COVID-19: Better, Brighter Days Ahead for California

What a time we have all been waiting for...... — Updated 6/29/2021


Cal/OSHA Reverse Mask Rules in Workplace

A controversial mask regulation for the workplace has been withdrawn, as California's workplace regulators consider a rule that will align closely with Governor Gavin Newsom's promise that the state will fully reopen on June 15. The California Occupational Safety and Health... — Updated 6/18/2021


COVID-19: June 15 Approaches, What Happens Next?

We are on our way, folks...... — Updated 6/11/2021


Big Day in CA: June 15

June 15 is a big day in the state of California, one that many have been longing for in this coronavirus journey, a step forward in a better direction. This date is when the state will ease its mask mandate to allow fully vaccinated people to surpass wearing face coverings in... — Updated 6/11/2021


CDC: Mask Guidance Modified... For Most

On May 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention modified its mask-wearing requirements for most, mainly those who are fully vaccinated, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings. The updated guidance still calls for wearing masks... — Updated 6/2/2021


COVID-19: Guidance on Masks Modified, Normalcy Coming

Can you feel the normalcy? It may be a bit premature to say that things are normal, as well as so repetitive that it is coming, but it is. Many things have transpired over the last couple of weeks, including the new mask guidelines announced by the Centers for Disease Control and... — Updated 5/27/2021


COVID-19: Restrictions Loosen, Vaccines Continue

Keep moving forward, folks. We will soon be back to normal, but for now, we must keep going. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention loosened the mask guidance for those who are fully vaccinated as well as those unvaccinated. However, many question how safe it is yet, as... — Updated 5/19/2021


COVID-19: Is It Normal Yet?

It will get better. The road is not as clear as we all hope it would be, but like previously stated, normalcy is at the door, knocking its way through. The first step to normalcy was taken at the beginning of April, and counties continue to keep working, taking advantage of the... — Updated 5/4/2021


COVID-19: County to Orange, State Nearing Normalcy

We are getting there, folks. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter and brighter. San Diego County moved into the less restrictive orange tier on April 7, a step into the right direction toward normalcy. In the orange tier, businesses were able to increase its... — Updated 4/19/2021


San Diego County: "Orange" You Glad!

Changes are being made – Normalcy is knocking! It was announced that San Diego County has taken another step in the right direction, moving to the less restrictive orange tier effective April 7. In the orange tier, more businesses can reopen at a larger capacity. The move into... — Updated 4/16/2021


SD County Officially in Orange Tier

San Diego County has moved from the red tier into the less restrictive tier, orange. This is what changes in the orange tier: • Restaurants: capacity increases to a maximum of 50% or 200 people, whichever is fewer (outdoor and... — Updated 4/16/2021


COVID-19: County in Red, Inching Toward Orange Tier

We are getting there, folks. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter and brighter as the days go on. We are all optimistic that we are returning to normality, moving forward in the right direction. California is onto the next step in the vaccination process,... — Updated 4/2/2021


COVID-19 Vaccinations March 25

IMPORTANT MESSAGE from the Borrego COVID19 Task Force: A one-day COVID19 VACCINE EVENT will be held in Borrego Springs on Thursday, March 25, at the Library. Open to those age 16 to 64 with underlying conditions, and all those working with food in any way (including retail of... — Updated 3/29/2021


San Diego County Officially in Red Tier

San Diego is now in the red tier after months in the purple, which allows more businesses to reopen, and restrictions are loosened. This also means that restaurants are now able to open indoors (25% capacity), gyms, (10%) movie... — Updated 3/19/2021


COVID-19: Changes Coming, Restrictions Begin to Loosen

The road to normalcy is back on track... It has been a year since the coronavirus was declared as a global pandemic, and the world has since changed. California has been dealt with much back-and-forth of what can be open, the many restrictions, that it has caused a huge headache f... — Updated 3/18/2021


San Diego County: Moving to Red Tier

Progress is being made – San Diego County is headed in the right direction toward normalcy. It was announced that San Diego County is likely to move into the red tier starting Wednesday March 17. In the red tier (Tier 2), restrictions will be loosened, and more businesses can... — Updated 3/18/2021


COVID-19: Vaccine Shipment Delays, County Moves Forward

As many would be planning for their illustrious spring break travels and events, it is quite a different story for this year. What was once thought to be a flu-like disease that would be “over by the summer” has truly changed everyone’s lives in more ways than one. It has... — Updated 3/18/2021


COVID-19 Vaccine: Yes or No?

Vaccines offer a way to stamp out the spread of disease. As COVID-19 vaccines become available, you may be wondering whether you should be vaccinated. The short answer is YES! While there is a small subset of people who cannot safely receive vaccinations, these individuals are... — Updated 3/8/2021


Vaccine For All in Borrego

It’s up to us, Borrego. Can we get enough people inoculated with vaccines to reach a 70 percent immunity level? If we can, maybe, then we can finally take off the masks, sit in favorite restaurants, hit the shops, play indoors and share our homes with family and friends.... — Updated 3/3/2021


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