Coronavirus (COVID-19)                                    Resources and Reopening Guidance

If you have questions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) please contact:

Call 2-1-1
Email 211 San Diego - 211help@211sandiego.org
Website for 211 San Diego - https://211sandiego.org
Email County staff - COVID19BusinessQuestions@sdcounty.ca.gov
Email State staff - EssentialServicesInquiries@cdph.ca.gov


For up to date information about COVID-19, including resource documents such as the County public health order, frequently asked questions, informational posters, and guidance visit coronavirus-sd.com or COVID-19 Information and Resources in Other Languages Web Page


Body Art  |  Food Facilities  |  Swimming Pools / Spas  |  Organized Camps
 

 VIRTUAL OFFICE


Effective March 19, 2020: To slow the transmission of COVID-19, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) will be temporarily closing all public lobby spaces effective Friday, March 20th. To ensure our customer’s needs are being met, DEH will be going to a virtual business process until further notice. 
 

 CURRENT NEWS


Experiencing a Power Outage, remember to follow these Food Safety Tips. Learn more about Food Safety during Power Outages.

 RECENT UPDATES 

 

Isolation of people with or likely to have COVID-19 (PDF)
Arabic | Chinese | Karen | Korean | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

Quarantine of people exposed to COVID-19 (PDF)
Arabic | Chinese | Karen | Korean | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

July 24, 2020
: The FDA (en español) is warning consumers to check their supplies of hand sanitizers, as some have been found to contain methanol (also known as wood alcohol), which is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and can be life-threatening when ingested. Handsanitizer Warning Flyer (en español).

Effective August 31, 2020: San Diego County has been designated Tier 2 - Substantial Risk Level on the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Many of the sectors listed can resume indoor activities with a limited capacity and COVID-19 safety precaution modifications in place. These precautions are outlined in the State Guidelines and the Safe Reopening Plans or Food Facility Protocols, specific to your industry. 
 

 REPORTING ILL FOOD HANDLERS


The person in charge of a food facility is required to report to the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health when a food employee is diagnosed with COVID-19, Salmonella, Shigella, Enterohemorrhagic, or Shiga-toxin producing E. Coli, Hepatitis A, Norovirus or Entamoeba Histolytica.

Call (858) 505-6814 or email fhdepi@sdcounty.ca.gov. 
 

 REOPENING GUIDANCE 

 

San Diego Safe Onsite Food and Beverage Plan – Review guidance. 
San Diego Food Facility, Restaurant, Bar, Winery, Brewery Operating Protocol – Fill out, print and post at a public entrance. Implement all mandatory measures.  
San Diego Guidance for Food Facility Re-Openings  – Guidance checklist to help you with re-opening.
San Diego Safe Dining Posters – Print and display these posters at all entrances to the facility.
State Guidance for Restaurants, Bars and Wineries – Review guidance for additional measures. 
State Guidance for Family Entertainment Centers – Review guidance for additional measures.  
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about business practices for those who serve Alcohol.
Food Facilities: Questions and Answers (Updated 10/08/20)
Temporary Outdoor Dining Experience During COVID-19 - Standard Operating Procedures 
State Guidelines on Face Coverings / County Guidance


ARABIC:
خطة الموقع الآمن للأغذية والمشروبات في سان دييغو 
روتوكول تشغيل مرفق الغذاء ، المطعم ، البار ، مصنع النبيذ ، مصنع التخمير في سان دييكو 
ملصقات طعام آمنة

FARSI:
طرح ایمن سازی صرف غذا و نوشیدنی در محل اغذیه فروشی های سن دیگو در شرایط کووید-19 
کانتی سن دیگو – پروتکل راه اندازی مراکز اغذیه فروشی، رستورانها، بارها و کارخانه های شراب سازی و آبجوسازی در شرایط کووید-19 
پوسترهای ناهار خوری ایمن

JAPANESE:
サンディエゴの安全現場飲食物計画 
サンディエゴ食品施設、レストラン、バー、ワイナリー、醸造所に対する運営手順  
安全な食品ポスター

KAREN:
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KOREAN:
샌디에이고 안전한 현장 식음료 계획 
샌디에이고 식품 시설, 레스토랑, 바, 와이너리, 양조장 운영 프로토콜 
안전한 다이닝 포스터

MANDARIN (CHINESE):
聖地亞哥安全現場餐飲計劃
 
聖地亞哥食品設施,餐廳,酒吧,酒莊,啤酒廠操作協議 
安全餐廳海報

SOMALI:
Qorshaha Cuntada iyo Cabbitaanka ee San Diego ee Nabdoonaanta  
Xarunta San Diego Food Facility, makhaayadda, Bar, Winery, Borotokoolka Howlgalka 
Boostada Qolka Nabdoon

SPANISH:
Plan de Alimentos y Bebidas Seguras de San Diego 
Protocolo Operativo para Instalaciones de Comida, Restaurantes, Bares, Vinícolas y Cervecerías en San Diego 
Carteles de comidas seguras en San Diego

TAGALOG:
San Diego Ligtas na Onsite Pakain at Inuming Plano  
Pasilidad ng Pagkain sa San Diego, Restawran, Bar, Pagawaan ng Alak, Protokol sa Pagpapatakbo ng Serbesa
Karatula Para Sa Kaligtasan Sa Lugar Ng Kainan o Restawran

VIETNAMESE:
Kế Hoạch An Toàn Thực Phẩm Và Đồ Uống Tại Chỗ Của San Diego 
Cách Thức Điều Hành Dành Cho Cơ Sở Chế Biến Thực Phẩm, Nhà Hàng, Quán Rượu, Nhà Máy Rượu, Nhà Máy Bia Ở San Diego 
Áp phích ăn uống an toàn

COVID-19 Information and Resources in Other Languages Web Page 

 ADDITIONAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES


Is your local farmers market currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions?  Looking for ways to support your local farms and still get your fresh produce? Here is a list of farms fulfilling orders for pick up, and some offer delivery.

California Emergency Food and Food Benefits Information.CDC - What Grocery and Food Retail Workers Need to Know about COVID-19  

Charitable Feeding Operations During COVID-19

General Disinfection Guidance - English  
Guía de Desinfección - Spanish
消毒指南 - Mandarin (Chinese)
HƯỚNG DẪN TIỆT TRÙNG - Vietnamese
GABAY SA PAGDISEMPEKTA - Tagalog
راهنمای ضدعفونی کردن - Farsi 
دليل التطهير 
- Arabic
消毒ガイダンス - Japanese 
살균 지침 - Korean 
TILMAANTA JEERMIS DILAHA - Somali   
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- Karen   


Food Facility Disinfection Guidance - English  
Guía para Establecimientos de Comida - Spanish
食品處理中心指南 - Mandarin (Chinese)
HƯỚNG DẪN CHO CƠ SỞ THỰC PHẨM - Vietnamese
GABAY SA MGA PASILIDAD NG PAGKAIN - Tagalog
راهنمای مراکز تهیه غذا - Farsi
توجيه المنشآت الغذائية 
- Arabic  
食品施設のご案内 - Japanese 
식품 시설 지침 - Korean 


3RD PARTY FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE PROVIDERS
Food Safety Guidance for 3rd Party Food Delivery Service Providers


RESTAURANTS AND CATERERS
Food Safety During Transport and Deliveries 
- English
Como Proteger la Seguridad de la Comida durante Transporte / Entregas a Domicilio - Spanish
在運輸/交付過程中保護食品安全 - Mandarin (Chinese)
AN TOÀN THỰC PHẨM TRONG HOÁ TRÌNH VẬN TẢI/GIAO HÀNG  - Vietnamese
PAG PROTEKTA SA KALIGTASAN NG PAGKAIN HABANG INIHAHATID - Tagalog
 پاس‌داشتِ موادِ خوراکی هنگامِ حمل و پخش - Farsi
 ماية سلامة الغذاء أثناء النقل / التسليم - Arabic
輸送/配達中の食物安全管理 - Japanese   
운송 / 배달 중 식품 안전 보호 - Korean 

 

 

 BODY ART RESOURCES


What changed on August 28, 2020?
San Diego County is currently in Tier 2 – Risk Level Substantial. Effective Monday, August 31st, many of the sectors listed can resume indoor activities with a limited capacity and COVID-19 safety precaution modifications in place. These precautions are outlined in the State Guidelines and the Safe Reopening Plans specific to your industry.

Body Art and Massage Facilities: Frequently Asked Question and Answers *NEW*
 

 POOL RESOURCES

 

On June 12, 2020, the County of San Diego, Health Officer Order was amended to allow the use of swimming pools, which also includes waders and interactive water features (i.e. splashpads). However indoor swimming and spas/hot tubs/sauna indoors and outdoors must remain closed.

Prior to re-opening, each swimming pool facility will need to review and implement COVID-19 preventative measures described in the County of San Diego Public Swimming Pool Operations During COVID-19 Guidance and complete and post a copy of the County Safe Re-Opening Plan at the pool facility. Section E of the Safe Re-Opening Plan must be filled in with a description of the precautions your facility has implemented to meet the measures in the County of San Diego Public Swimming Operations During COVID-19 Guidance.

Ensure pool chemicals are balanced and the filtration system is functional so the pool water remains clear to reduce the risk of drowning. This will also prevent the pool from becoming a mosquito breeding source.

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) recommends the following best practices to maintain your swimming pool:

  • Maintain free available chlorine levels at 2.0-4.0 ppm
  • Maintain pH at 7.2-7.8
  • Maintain a schedule for the recirculation system to be operable

What changed on August 28, 2020?
San Diego County is currently in Tier 2 – Risk Level Substantial. Effective Monday, August 31st, many of the sectors listed can resume indoor activities with a limited capacity and COVID-19 safety precaution modifications in place. These precautions are outlined in the State Guidelines and the Safe Reopening Plans or Food Facility Protocols, specific to your industry. Indoor swimming pools at Gyms/Fitness Centers will not be able to reopen until San Diego County is in Tier 3. Gyms/Fitness Centers providing indoor infant drowning prevention classes or day camps are deemed essential and allowed to be open and operating. Indoor and Outdoor Spas, Saunas and Hot Tubs will not be able to reopen until San Diego County is in Tier 4.

Pool Facilities: Frequently Asked Question and Answers (Updated 09/02/20)
Orientación para la Operación de Piscinas Públicas durante el COVID-19 (Actualizar documento)

 

 

 ORGANIZED CAMPS


June 8, 2020

The County has been informed that Overnight Camps will not be included with Day Camps and Campgrounds as part of the phased reopening plan and Health Order amendments moving forward on June 12, 2020.  Unfortunately we don’t know at this point when Overnight Camps will be able to resume operations. We will provide updates as soon as information becomes available.

If you have a specific question regarding the Health Order or the timeline for reopening of Overnight Camps please contact the County’s COVID specific email at:   COVID19BusinessQuestions@sdcounty.ca.gov.

June 5, 2020
Day Camps and Child Care Programs/Providers will be allowed to reopen on June 12, 2020. 


May 29, 2020
As of today, the County of San Diego is in “Stage 2” of California’s re-opening plan, which does not allow Organized Camps to operate.  Camps are currently identified as a business that can operate in Stage 3 with modifications.  To prepare for those modifications to protect the safety and health of staff and campers from COVID-19, please read the American Camp Association Guidance (ACA), which includes links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.  Please use this information to plan how your camp can implement the recommended measures to safely re-open.