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Mayor's Update for March 20, 2020

Post Date:03/26/2020 8:29 AM



What “stay at home” order means

Last evening (March 19) California Governor Newsome issued a Stay at Home order. The order is clear. This means all of us must remain at home, except to go out for essential needs. The order is in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Essential businesses will remain open, including food stores, pharmacies and banks, gas stations, restaurant pick-up, and others. As of 2:53 pm today, County Health Officials reported there are 105 cases across the County with no deaths.  

While our City offices are closed to public access, we remain open so that we can continue to provide services to the community, our essential personnel, law enforcement, fire and medical services, public works, and our senior nutrition will not be interrupted and we will continue to provide these vital services to our community. 

Stay Informed

County residents can now receive information about the novel coronavirus via text. The system allows County health officials to send real-time information about COVID-19 in the region. To sign up to receive the County messages, text COSD COVID19 to 468-311.

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Public Safety

Our Fire/Medical and Law Enforcement services are fully staffed and have received special training related to COVID-19. We have safety plans in place. Even though the Governor ordered the Shelter in Place mandate, please be assured, our essential personnel, law enforcement, fire and medical services, public works, and our senior nutrition are not being interrupted. We WILL continue to provide these vital services to our community. Please help our first responders.  San Diego County Public Health Officials are asking if someone is requesting emergency services, and has flu-like symptoms, are quarantined, or under self-quarantine to please let the 911 dispatcher know.

Resources for seniors

Our Senior population is a top priority. The McClellan Center is offering lunch service via curbside pick-up or delivery Mondays and Wednesdays. Reservations are encourage and the number is 760.643.5288. Delivery is available to Vista residents upon request. Transportation for medical and grocery purposes is available (call 760.643.5288). The home delivered meal program will not experience an interruption in service. If you have any questions please call the Senior Center at 760.643.5288 weekdays 8 am to 3:30 pm.

Stay informed and thank you for doing your part to stop the spread!

Please use the City of Vista’s COVID-19 page for updated news, facts, resources, and Federal, State and County web resource links for our residents, at-risk populations, seniors, and our businesses. Be well and stay safe. 

Judy Ritter

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