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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


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 Closures Continue

The road ahead continues to be a difficult one... After the loosening of restrictions and the recent developments being put into place, it seemed that many were returning to their daily scheduled activities and socializing. However, more and more parts of the state continued to... — Updated 7/30/2020


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


COVID-19: A Slight Hiccup

It is an understatement to say things are quite challenging as orders continue to change and the uncertainty of what is to come sweep the nation because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In San Diego County, the process of reopening has now being re-evaluated due to the recent eight... — Updated 6/30/2020


COVID-19: Easing Into Reopening, Masks Now Mandatory

The road to recovering from all that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought is a long one, and we all continue to find a new routine. However, with things continuing to change everyday, the uncertainty remains. The United States has reached 2,386,184 cases, and the death toll rises to... — Updated 6/25/2020


COVID-19 Testing Locator

A new website has been launched to help San Diego County residents locate free COVID-19 testing locations. These locations are free and available to anyone, despite not showing any symptoms. Visit — Updated 6/17/2020


COVID-19: Cases Rise, Moving Forward to Phase 3

With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing change to the world in just a matter of months, we can only think of how long it will possibly take to recover and be able to return back to normal. The United States has reached 2,023,797 cases, 113,002 deaths, and 770,583 recoveries,... — Updated 6/10/2020


COVID-19: Counties Move Forward at Own Pace

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought so much uncertainty and changes over the last couple of months. However, the world begins to make necessary changes in hopes of reopening. The United States now has reached 1,634,743 cases and 97,182 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.... — Updated 6/4/2020


Modified Stay-At-Home Order

Governor Gavin Newsom announced a modified Stay-at-Home order on May 12 to allow more businesses to reopen with strict guidelines. In order to open for sit-down or dine-in service, restaurants must: - Have disposable menus or post menus online so diners can view them on their own... — Updated 5/13/2020


State Moves to Phase Two, May 8

As the state continues to progress in the fight against the coronavirus, many are wondering how long it will be next until we reach another phase in Governor Gavin Newsom’s projected plan to re-open California. Newsom laid out the four phases on April 28 to gradually re-opening... — Updated 5/13/2020


COVID-19: Orders Modified, Restrictions Eased

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken over the world by storm, leaving many to wonder if or when will things get back to normal. The United States now has reached 1,004,942 cases and 56,527 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. In California, there are over 40,000 cases, with... — Updated 5/13/2020


Order of the Health Officer, Emergency Regulations

San Diego County and California public health officials have issued orders to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. The following is the latest county order in effect, as of May 8. 1. All persons are to remain in their homes or at their place of residence, except for employees or... — Updated 5/8/2020


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