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MAYOR'S NEWS UPDATES - COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

JUDY RITTER

March 20, 2020 I 3:15 pm

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.

 

March 18, 2020 I 9:15 am

The top priority for the City of Vista is the health and well-being of our community and our employees. Today the Vista City Council held a special meeting to pass a declaration of local emergency. This allows the City with more flexibility and greater access to resources as it responds to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Due to the evolving pandemic, the Civic Center and all city facilities will be closed to public access beginning Noon on Thursday, March 19. We ask that residents and customers do business with us online or call 760. 726.1340. All essential services, law enforcement, fire/medical, public works, and senior nutrition will continue to operate fully through this time.

As the world and our community face ongoing concerns about the spread and impact of COVID-19, I want to assure you that the City of Vista is working diligently to protect the health and safety of our community. While we are temporarily changing the way we’re doing business; this isn’t out of panic, but out of precaution. We are committed to following the advice of federal, state, and county public health officials to stop the spread of the COVID-10virus.

Stay informed. Please get the facts from the federal, state and local official health experts on our City website at CityofVista.com. We will pull through this together and rise to the occasion in responding to this challenge. Stay informed. Please get the facts from the federal, state and local official health experts on our City website at CityofVista.com.  Be safe and stay well.  

March 16, 2020  I 8:00 am

The top priority for the City of Vista is the health and well-being of our community. The City is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and is working with County health officials while following their guidance and the restrictions placed by the Federal, State, and County officials put in place to reduce the spread of the virus.

This means we have cancelled all of our recreation, preschool, and senior classes, programs, and activities, and events at the Moonlight and AVO through March 31. At this time, the Civic Center is still open to the public; however, other city facilities, Public Works, Jim Porter Recreation Center, Moonlight Offices, Senior Center, Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, and Fire Stations are closed to the public.

We will continue to update you via our City website, e-alerts and social media on what the City is doing to protect our community. In this time of uncertainty, it is important that we remember our community’s values of providing a welcoming, safe and inclusive community. We are all in this together and we have a role to play. The most important thing community members can do right now is to heed public health recommendations and take specific actions to reduce the spread of the virus. Please get the facts from the federal, state and local official health experts. You can find these on our City website at CityofVista.com. Stay informed. We will pull through this together and rise to the occasion in responding to this challenge. Be safe and well,