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Mask Mandate Extended

The California mask mandate has been extended to Feb. 15. The mandate was set to be lifted on Jan. 15. However, due to the increase of cases and the new "flurona" officials decided to extend the indoor mask mandate for all, regardless of vaccination status.... — Updated 1/14/2022


COVID-19: Back To It – Mask Mandate in Effect... AGAIN

Nearly six months ago, we were finding the way back to normality. As vaccines were being administered, restrictions loosened, all felt right again, and the coronavirus was a thing of the past. However, headlines are beginning to look similar once again. Yes, the mask mandate is... — Updated 12/21/2021


From the Borrego COVID-19 Task Force...

We have been experiencing another wave of COVID that has been infecting many more unvaccinated people than vaccinated people throughout the U.S. Last week, the County reported 14 new cases of COVID in Borrego Springs – the most we’ve had since a couple of weeks after... — Updated 12/21/2021


COVID-19: Omicron Variant, Requirements

Many are gearing up for the holiday season and preparing for a new year. Will it be the same, or will the same woes continue? As more information is unearthed and variants are making its way, many are hoping that 2022 will be the end of it all and it is back to normality. As more... — Updated 12/9/2021


From the COVID Task Force...

We can enjoy this Thanksgiving with few restrictions and fewer worries than last year. We have a lot to be thankful for. But we are not out of the woods with COVID. In the last month, Borrego has had eight new cases, for which the delta variant was probably responsible. Four... — Updated 12/7/2021


Want to Be Safe Rather Than Sorry?

All Adults are now Eligible for Covid Boosters The media is full of speculation about the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron. We don’t know and won’t know for several weeks whether the new variant, Omicron, is more infectious, causes more serious illness and/or can fully or... — Updated 12/2/2021


From the COVID Task Force...

We can enjoy this Thanksgiving with few restrictions and fewer worries than last year. We have a lot to be thankful for. But we are not out of the woods with COVID. In the last month, Borrego has had eight new cases, for which the delta variant was probably responsible. Four... — Updated 11/19/2021


COVID-19: Vaccine Approved for Children, Mandate Halted

We are approaching the holiday season and the end of 2021 is near. With many things ever so changing, the coronavirus and its variants are still looming. Of those changes, it includes new mandates, and the expansion of who can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. However, it is not all... — Updated 11/15/2021


COVID-19: Holidays Approaching, Virus Still Present

As the holiday season goes into full gear in the coming weeks, the coronavirus and its variants are not going away any time soon. Many are still encouraged to take the proper precautions, to mask up or to get vaccinated. In comparison with being locked up last holiday season and... — Updated 10/29/2021


From the Borrego COVID-19 Task Force...

Dear Seasonal Residents, We so look forward to your return to Borrego Springs. The weather is becoming very hospitable and, as you know, Borrego Springs is a wonderful place to spend the winter season. Ours is a vibrant town with many events and activities that are more fun when e... — Updated 10/15/2021


COVID-19 Brings More Changes, Mandates

With more disarray and disagreements or support for the vaccine and the mandates, changes continue. On Oct. 5, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a vaccine mandate. Back in August, the county required employees to either be fully vaccinated or take weekly C... — Updated 10/15/2021


COVID Vaccine, Booster on Oct. 11

CALFIRE informed the Task Force that it will administer the Pfizer vaccine at the Borrego Springs Library on October 11. The availability of appointments is expected to be posted on starting October 6th.... — Updated 10/8/2021


COVID Booster Shots Authorized

It is official. As of Sept. 24, the COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots were approved. These are not the same as third shot of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines approved last month for people with severe underlying health issues. Who is eligible for the Pfizer booster shot? - Adults 65 ye... — Updated 10/4/2021


COVID-19 Woes Continue

Changes are happening… With many things going around in the world, the coronavirus continue to wreck havoc as things continue to change. The Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster on Sept. 22 for people over 65, younger adults... — Updated 10/1/2021


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


COVID Numbers Surge

Here we go again... The numbers are surging and new cases of the coronavirus and its variant are at a level not seen since January of this year. The average daily level of cases has reached to at least 148,000.However, even as many hospitals are under strain and the reporting... — Updated 9/16/2021


COVID-19 Testing

As COVID-19 cases surge, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency has reopened testing sites across the county. Fast Facts - Testing sites are managed by the California Department of Public Health and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. - The... — Updated 9/7/2021


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 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


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