The contrast couldn’t be any greater – life before and after COVID-19. Millions of people saw their world change seemingly overnight. The deadly disease and a declining economy were challenging enough when the death of George Floyd and others at the hands of police sparked global demands for social justice and racial equity.

San Diego County acted quickly. On top of going virtual to maintain services for residents, the County took critical measures to protect public health, bolstered aid to those caught in the economic fallout and strengthened steps to ensure social justice and racial equity in the community.