Updated Health Guidance
You can view national updates and information on the best preventative practices by visiting the official CDC website.
For information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state of California, please visit the California Department of Public Health webpage. There is also a FEMA response page dedicated to the state of California.
If you would like to learn more about the status and tracked developments of the COVID-19 in San Diego County, you can visit the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) webpage.
The Department of State also has a dedicated webpage for international COVID-19 information and lists current travel advisories.
TESTING and VACCINATIONS
Those infected with COVID-19 have reported mild to severe respiratory illnesses with symptoms such as fever, dry cough, and difficulty breathing. Additional symptoms have been identified to include chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of smell or taste, etx. Symptoms can appear anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure. Information on walk-in and appointment testing within the County of San Diego can be found HERE.
Vaccinations and/or booster shots against COVID-19 have been FDA approved for people ages 5 and up. Vaccines are extremely effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death, and they are free and accessible for everyone. Information on walk-in and appointment vaccinations within the County of San Diego can be found HERE.
If you do not have a healthcare provider or health insurance, you may call 2-1-1 to see if you are eligible for Medi-Cal or be referred to a local Community Health Center.
The virus is spread mainly person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes; therefore the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed and to avoid exposing others.
Take caution and follow all local health guidelines to protect yourself and others. To learn more about California’s updated safety measures, visit COVID19.CA.GOV.