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By   /  November 19, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA — Given all the somber news I’ve had to share lately, I want to start today with something positive. The city recently launched a photo series profiling local residents and sharing their stories of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. By highlighting all the ways our community members are caring for themselves and each other, […]

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By   /  November 13, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA– November 12, 2020 –The phrase “long dark winter” keeps cropping up lately, referring to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and abroad, even more ominous because winter hasn’t even technically arrived. The way the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads, an uptick in cases now portends continued significant growth unless we are […]

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By   /  November 6, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA –Yesterday the state reported that San Diego County’s case numbers exceeded the threshold to stay in the “red” tier. This means that if our numbers miss the mark again next week, we will be moved down to the “purple” tier.The county’s case numbers have been very close to the maximum of seven per […]

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By   /  October 29, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA –Tuesday’s state update on county tier assignments brought some good news for San Diego. Thanks to a high testing rate and efforts to support those most vulnerable to COVID-19, the state adjusted San Diego’s case rate down from 7.4 per 100,000 in population to 6.5. This is important because a case rate of […]

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By   /  October 22, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

You might have noticed my update arrived later than usual Tuesday. That’s partially because we wanted to wait until after the state’s noon news conference when we were expecting new guidelines to be announced (theme parks, personal services and professional sports). The state also makes county tier status adjustments on Tuesdays. San Diego’s case rate […]

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By   /  October 21, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Last Friday the County of San Diego held an impromptu news conference warning that COVID-19 numbers were inching up in the county and imploring everyone to follow health precautions or risk subjecting local businesses to additional closures and restrictions. State metricsToday when the state reported out on county status, (covering Oct. 4 to Oct. 10), these […]

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By   /  October 16, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Yesterday the County of San Diego health officer shared that a recent analysis of San Diego County data revealed San Diegans are waiting an average of 3.5 days after symptoms develop before they get a COVID-19 test. Because there is substantial spread of COVID-19 in the community, the county recommends people who start feeling sick […]

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By   /  October 13, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA — October 13, 2020 –Based on new rules that went into effect Saturday, it’s officially okay to get together with friends, as long as there are no more than three households total, you have a big backyard and no one plays the flute. Let me explain. Over the past several weeks, we’ve seen […]

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By   /  October 8, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA — At Tuesday’s City Council meeting our staff shared their usual updates on the city’s COVID-19 response efforts. I say “usual” because we have been doing this every two weeks since the beginning of the pandemic. I am a numbers person by nature, so I really like these updates. But I also like […]

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By   /  October 1, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA -This week Carlsbad Unified School District started to phase in classroom instruction for elementary school students. Encinitas Union School District started last week. San Marcos Unified School District plans to start in person classes for elementary schools Oct. 12. Once elementary schools are up and running with their new hybrid models (some in […]

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By   /  September 24, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

This week marked several milestones in the fight against COVID-19. The first is quite sobering: COVID-19 has now claimed more than 200,000 lives in the United States. In San Diego County, COVID-19 has become the sixth leading cause of death, and yesterday county health officials said they expect it could move to the number four […]

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By   /  September 17, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA –All eyes are on San Diego County this week. Our case numbers currently exceed the threshold for tier two, the red tier. If case numbers continue to exceed the limit, under the state’s new four-tier system, some businesses would once again need to stop indoor operations. When the new system was announced, San […]

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By   /  September 11, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA–From the very beginning of COVID-19, public health officials agreed that decisions should be based on data. Exactly which data and how to calculate the data is still an evolving discussion. Numbers are important. A tenth of one percentage point could mean the difference between a business surviving or closing its doors for good […]

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By   /  September 8, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA — I hope everyone was able to find a way to stay cool over the long, hot weekend. I wish I could say the weather is getting back to normal, but Santa Ana winds are in the forecast starting this evening. We’ll need to keep an eye on air quality as the winds […]

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By   /  August 21, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA –August 20, 2020 Case numbers and other measures of virus spread continue to look good, further proof that your collective actions are making a difference. Across all six state metrics, the County of San Diego is now in the clear. As a reminder, these are the things the state is monitoring as signs […]

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By   /  August 13, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA –August 13, 2020 –Today Carlsbad is reporting six new COVID-19 cases for a new total of 531. Of those, we estimate 45 are currently active. This is a big decrease from my last update, partly because the CDC has put out new guidance on how long someone is thought to be contagious, from […]

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By   /  July 30, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA — July 28, 2020..Yesterday, the County of San Diego updated its public health order to reflect new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which no longer recommends for individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 to be tested again to determine if they can stop isolating at home and return to work. Those […]

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By   /  July 23, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA –July 23, 2020 COVID-19 case numbers continue to trend in the wrong direction, and the county’s report of a record-setting 18 deaths yesterday reminds us we are still in the midst of a pandemic disease for which there is no vaccine and limited treatment options. So, 18 additional members of our regional community […]

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By   /  July 21, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA –Since my last update on Thursday Carlsbad has 61 more cases for a new cumulative total of 395. We estimate 149 are active right now. The number of community outbreaks continues to increase throughout the region. So far this month, 47 outbreaks have been reported in community settings, already surpassing the 33 reported […]

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By   /  July 16, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Carlsbad, CA –The latest worrisome COVID-19 trend has to do with our younger residents, between 20 and 39 years old. This group now represents almost half the cases in the county to date, according to new statistics shared yesterday by the County Health and Human Services Agency.A closer look at the data shows that after […]

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