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  |  Massage  |  Food Facilities  |  Swimming Pools / Spas  |  Organized Camps
 

 VIRTUAL OFFICE


Effective April 1, 2021 the Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ) will start offering in-person appointments and consultations at our service counters.

Permit appointments: (858) 505-6666 | fhdpermits@sdcounty.ca.gov
Plan Check appointments: (858) 505-6660 | plnchk@sdcounty.ca.gov  

You can also click to schedule a 15 minute appointment for Temporary Events and Plan Check.

Public Counter & Kiosk Hours: Counters have reopened as of June 15, 2021, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Starting July 1, 2021, our Public Counter hours are updating to Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a Lunch Break closure from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m

 CURRENT NEWS


Updated August 18, 2021, to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in Mega Events, Indoor Mega Events attendees are now required to provide fully vaccinated verification OR a verified COVID-19 negative test. Effective September 20, 2021, self-attestation may not be used to verify status as fully vaccinated or as proof of negative test. For Outdoor Mega Events, it is recommended not to use self-attestation to verify status as fully vaccinated or as proof of negative test result.  Requirements and recommendations shall be effective until November 1, 2021.

Restrictions Applying to Indoor & Outdoor Settings

  • UPDATE - Definitions of Mega Events:
    • Crowds greater than 1,000 (indoors) attendees.
    • Crowds greater than 10,000 (outdoors) attendees.
  • UPDATE -  Vaccine Verification / Negative Testing:
    • Required for Indoor Mega Events.
    • Recommended for Outdoor Mega Events.
    • Self-attestation may not be used to verify status as fully vaccinated or as proof of negative test result for indoor settings. For outdoor settings, it is recommended not to use self-attestation to verify status as fully vaccinated or as proof of negative test result.
  • Capacity Limitations: No restrictions.
  • Physical Distancing: No restrictions for attendees, customers and guests.
  • Masking: Follow current CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings.
  • Travelers: Follow CDC recommendations and CDPH Travel Advisory.
  • Employers: Follow the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) if applicable.

As temperatures begin to drop, portable outdoor appliances are increasingly being used to heat outdoor areas. Learn more about outdoor heater safety.


If you are looking to volunteer or if you or someone you know is in need of food, please visit the  San Diego Food Bank webpage for a schedule of food distributions taking place this month. Lists are organized according to program. The following Chartiable Feed Guidance provides recommendaitons on providing charitable food during the pandemic and clarifies the procedures and protocols required to ensure holidays meals are distributed safely.

 

 RECENT UPDATES 

 

Isolation of All Persons with or Likely to have COVID-19 (PDF) (Updated 12/24/2020)
Amharic | Arabic | Chinese | Karen | Korean | Portuguese | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

Home Isolation Instructions for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Amharic | Arabic | Chinese | Karen | Korean | PortugueseSomali | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese
 

Quarantine of Persons Exposed to COVID-19 (PDF) (Updated 04/05/2021)
Amharic | Arabic | Chinese | Karen | Korean | Portuguese | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese
State Recommendations: Self-Quarantine Instructions for Individuals Exposed to COVID-19

Home Quarantine Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Close Contacts
Amharic | Arabic | Chinese | Karen | Korean | Portuguese | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

 

 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 and Quality 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. 
  

 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 AND MASSAGE RESOURCES


Effective June 15, 2021, all sectors listed in the current Blueprint Activities and Business Tiers Chart may return to usual operations. See above for more details.

 POOL RESOURCES


Effective June 15, 2021, all sectors listed in the current Blueprint Activities and Business Tiers Chart may return to usual operations. See above for more details.

 ORGANIZED CAMPS


Effective June 15, 2021, all sectors listed in the current Blueprint Activities and Business Tiers Chart may return to usual operations. See above for more details.