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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


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


COVID-19: Businesses Adjust, County Far From Red Tier

Despite the second stay-at-home order being lifted and the administering of the vaccine around the state, the pandemic is still far from over, as many continue to face the hardships of the coronavirus. Many businesses are struggling to stay afloat as the economic downturn... — Updated 3/3/2021


New Vaccination Appointment Page – All in one page!

Go to: The Borrego Springs COVID-19 Task Force is now displaying all available vaccination appointments on one web page: Read the message below before going to The link will take you to a Vaccination Appointments Page on the Task... — Updated 3/3/2021


News about a Waitlist

CalFire has informed us that residents without appointments for the vaccination event on February 20th & 21st at the Borrego Springs Library can request to be put on the waiting list by coming to the table that will be staffed by a paramedic near the library parking lot. CALFIRE... — Updated 2/23/2021


Let's Protect Each Other to the End of the Pandemic

We are not out of the COVID woods, yet. We cannot “return to normal.” Residents are still rightly concerned about exposure to COVID-19, especially in areas of our town where visitors have been gathering in groups, not wearing masks or social distancing. Most of our shops and... — Updated 2/10/2021


COVID Cost Info

How much will the coronavirus vaccine cost me? The COVID-19 vaccine itself is free to all Americans, as noted by the CMS. The government organization also said it plans to make sure you can reimburse any FDA-approved coronavirus treatments you’re charged for. However, providers... — Updated 2/8/2021


Stay-at-Home Order Lifted

Governor Gavin Newsom lifted the seven-week regional stay-at-home order on Jan. 25, citing the improvement of conditions with the state seeing a steady decrease in cases, as well as a reduction in hospitalizations and intensive care unit use. Projections showed that the Southern... — Updated 2/4/2021


Coordinating Antigen Testing Program in Local Schools

With the sad reality that many of our students in Borrego Springs are “missing” a year of education due to the difficulty of on-line learning and the disparity in access to technology, the local Borrego Springs COVID-19 Task Force has joined forces with the San Diego County De... — Updated 2/4/2021


COVID Vaccine Appt. Jan. 31

To make an appointment for the coronavirus vaccine on Saturday Jan. 30, held at the Borrego Springs Library, administered by CalFire, visit: To make an appointment for the coronavirus vaccine on Sunday Jan. 31, held at... — Updated 2/4/2021


CalFire to Administer COVID Vaccine

On January 30 and 31 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., CalFire will vaccinate people at the Borrego Springs Library (2580 Country Club Road). Up to 500 residents ages 65 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated during this first event. Reservations will be required. The reservation... — Updated 2/4/2021


COVID-19: Vaccine Distributed, Lockdown Remains

Many are still reeling from the continued effects of an exhausting yet eye-opening 2020. However, the road to normality continues, despite it not being a smooth sailing one, and it is really no surprise. But with the rise in cases in California, as well as the ICU capacity... — Updated 1/22/2021


Contact Tracing

After Thanksgiving, Borrego Springs experienced a surge that peaked at 39 active COVID-19 cases. As of December 28, the case load had decreased to 24 active cases. If you would like to track active cases in Borrego Springs, the information is updated daily at h... — Updated 1/11/2021


Twindemic Escape

We have been concerned that a Twindemic – the co-occurrence of seasonal flu and COVID-19 – may happen this winter season. We are well into the normal flu season and, so far, the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths from flu in Southern California has been much lower... — Updated 12/31/2020


COVID: Here We Go Again

Instead of forward progress into normality and with the recovery process barely on the right track, it seems that we are back to the drawing board. We have reversed course in a dramatic fashion, falling back into a lockdown. Amid the rise in cases all over the state, and the avail... — Updated 12/11/2020


County in Purple, State Mandate to Mask Up

After stepping back into the state’s most restrictive tier (purple), many businesses, small and large were faced with similar restrictions like before, as they continue to take a financial toll because of the coronavirus pandemic. Things continued to go downhill amid the surge... — Updated 12/9/2020


COVID-19: San Diego Avoids Purple Tier, Barely... Again

Many continue to struggle with the coronavirus pandemic still looming, taking a toll on businesses and people’s everyday lives. The teeter-totter thinking of “will we go back to the most restrictive tier?” or “when are we going to reopen more businesses?” continues, as t... — Updated 10/28/2020


San Diego County Avoids Purple Tier

In the latest assessment by the state on Oct. 20, San Diego County narrowly misses moving back into the purple tier, which is the most restrictive for yet another week and remains in the red tier. The county's case rate per 100,000 residents rose to 7.0. New metric was added:... — Updated 10/22/2020


COVID-19: Tier Change?

The coronavirus pandemic continues to loom, as many are trying to find normality once again. However, with certain restrictions, and no sign of a tier change just yet, many wonder, how long will this go on? San Diego County remains in the red tier, and there has not been an... — Updated 10/14/2020


COVID-19: San Diego County Remains in Red Tier...Barely

It has been a whirlwind of emotions for many, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to loom over the country. Most of California is still in the purple tier, which has the most restrictions, as many are slowly trying to move forward. Businesses are trying their best to make up... — Updated 10/2/2020


COVID-19: San Diego County Remains in Tier 2, For Now

We are continuing the long fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and it seems there is no end. Back-and-forth businesses go, to open or to not open, and for most, “When can I go back to work?” or “Is it safe yet?” While the answers to these questions are up in the air,... — Updated 10/2/2020


COVID-19 Still Looming

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to loom upon us, as the uncertainty of how long it will last grows. It seems that many things have not really changed in the coming days in regards to modifications or restrictions, as many remain in place for most of California.... — Updated 8/7/2020


COVID-19: Additional Closures Added, Battle Continues

The battle with the coronavirus pandemic continues, and each day is bringing something new. After loosening restrictions and taking steps toward recovery, things went backwards with the number of cases skyrocketing, initiating... — Updated 7/24/2020


COVID-19: The Way We Were

Here we go again, back to the drawing board… As restrictions were being loosened and the path to recovery was beginning, cases continued to rise in a very dramatic fashion, forcing a set back into re-opening. It seems that is back to square one in figuring out a better process... — Updated 7/13/2020


COVID-19: Cases Rise, County Back to the Beginning

The uncertainty continues to grow because of the coronavirus pandemic. Each day has brought many changes, and just when many thought it was time to begin recovering, it seems the battle has barely begun. The United States continues to feel the backlash of COVID-19, as many states... — Updated 7/8/2020


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