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 By Jose A. Alvarez    News

County moves to Yellow Tier; full reopening on June 15

After registering a case rate of less than two COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents for two consecutive weeks, the County will... — Updated 6/10/2021 Full story


County rental assistance available to additional 10,000 households

San Diego County residents who are economically impacted by COVID-19 could qualify for assistance of up to $3,000 to pay for... — Updated 12/2/2020


County awarded grant for bicycle, pedestrian safety education

San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency has received a $125,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to... — Updated 11/24/2020


COVID-19 fatigue causing cases to skyrocket

Too many San Diegans are failing to take sufficient measures to protect themselves from getting or passing COVID-19. That’s the... — Updated 11/18/2020

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County gets grant for Child Safety Seat Education Program

A new grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety will help the County... — Updated 11/18/2020


Fentanyl, prescription drug deaths increase in San Diego County

The number of unintentional fentanyl deaths increased by 64% from 2018 to 2019, while at the same time prescription drug deaths... — Updated 11/9/2020


If COVID-19 symptoms arise, don't wait to get tested

A recent analysis of San Diego County data revealed that San Diegans are waiting an average of 3.5 days after symptoms develop... — Updated 10/22/2020


How to fight the two: COVID-19 and influenza

The coronavirus and influenza are both spread from person to person, especially indoors and in crowded places. Here are some tips... — Updated 10/7/2020


3 San Diegans die daily from opioid, other drug overdoses

Since the onset of the COVID pandemic, rates of drug related overdose deaths in... — Updated 10/2/2020


Suicides dropped in San Diego County in 2019

The number of people who died from suicide in the region dropped in 2019, according to the San Diego County Suicide Prevention... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By Jose A. Alvarez    News

County: Schools could open Sept. 1

Given that the county’s case rate for COVID-19 has been and appears likely to remain below 100 cases per every 100,000... — Updated 8/27/2020


Near-drowning incidents increase in children during pandemic

An increasing number of San Diego County children have been rescued from private... — Updated 8/26/2020


How San Diegans can help keep COVID-19 case rate down

With the San Diego County’s COVID-19 case rate continuing to decline, local health officials are urging San Diegans to keep takin... — Updated 8/26/2020


'Promotoras' work in Latino communities to prevent spread of COVID-19

Community health workers, known as “promotoras,” started working in local Latino communities throughout San Diego County... — Updated 8/13/2020


Six in 10 adult San Diegans face severe impacts if they contract COVID-19

Six out of every 10 adult San Diegans are at extra risk for severe illness should they contract the novel coronavirus. That’s... — Updated 8/6/2020


County intensifying COVID-19 outreach to Latino communities

The county is intensifying its outreach efforts to Latinos across the region because they are carrying a bigger burden of COVID-19... — Updated 7/24/2020


San Diego woman dies from vaping-related lung injury

A 76-year-old woman who died May 24 is the first local fatality of electronic... — Updated 6/18/2020


San Diegans encouraged to get tested for COVID-19

Given that people without symptoms can transmit the novel coronavirus, San Diegans should get tested for COVID-19, the San Diego... — Updated 6/11/2020 Full story


Face coverings protect others and you

Are you wearing a face covering when out and around others? If not, you should.... — Updated 6/11/2020


County, Rady Children's Hospital to test 2,000 daily for COVID-19

The County and Rady Children's Hospital have launched a new initiative to test... — Updated 6/4/2020


What to expect if a contact tracer calls you

County of San Diego Communications Office If you get a call from a number you don’t recognize, don’t automatically ignore it.... — Updated 6/4/2020


What to expect if a contact tracer calls you

County of San Diego Communications Office If you get a call from a number you don’t recognize, don’t automatically ignore it.... — Updated 6/4/2020 Full story

 By Jose A. Alvarez    News

What's allowed, not allowed in restaurants, stores

Restaurants and stores in San Diego County can now open to serve customers in person; however, they must follow specific... — Updated 5/28/2020


Tips to maintain your mental health during COVID-19

Outbreaks of infectious diseases can be a stressful time. With additional... — Updated 5/20/2020 Full story

 By Jose A. Alvarez    News

COVID-19 testing trends up in San Diego County

Testing for the novel coronavirus which causes COVID-19 has been increasing in San Diego County. The number of daily total tests... — Updated 5/14/2020 Full story


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