To contact us, please email: MCSDCallCenter.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov.
PPE requests should be sent to MOC.LOGS.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov.
Interested in COVID-19 Clinical Assistance?
If your practice would like COVID-19 assistance from clinical leaders and public health experts on COVID-19 clinical guidelines and resources for your office and patients, set up an appointment by contacting us at MCSDCallCenter.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov. Please include your name, practice name, phone number, your availability, and the topic(s) you would like to discuss. Support is only for COVID-19 related clinical assistance. For more information, please click here.
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COVID-19 Testing Available for Children and Adults
If a child or youth is unable to get tested from their healthcare provider, children 6 months and older are able to be tested at any County-coordinated test site. Please visit the Testing webpage for more information. To view the Temporary Lodging Program flyer for providers caring for persons needing a safe place to isolate or quarantine, including for patients experiencing homelessness, click here. To view the Temporary Lodging Program flyer that can be shared with patients, click here. For healthcare workers requiring a safe place to isolate or quarantine, click here for more information.
- Positive lab tests should be reported to the San Diego County Epidemiology Unit through the normal reporting process, via fax, (858) 715-6458, using the COVID-19 Confidential Morbidity Report Form.
- All positive and negative SARS-CoV-2 test results (including antigen and serology tests that have an Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) must be reported by laboratories.
- See our Reporting Guidelines for COVID-19 web page for more information.
- For questions, please contact the Epidemiology Unit at (619) 692-8499.
Caring for Your Mental Health During COVID-19 for Healthcare Personnel
Pandemics are Stressful. Providing care to others during the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to stress, anxiety, fear, and other strong emotions. Moral distress can lead to feelings of self-criticism, shame, guilt, or disgust, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. It may affect your well-being, the care you give to others while doing your job, and the well-being of the people close to you. Click here to view ways to build your resilience and to cope with stress and click here for more resources. Call the Access & Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240 to speak to a licensed clinician 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The call is free and confidential.
Recently Added Resources
Care Continuum Guidelines (January 11, 2021)
- CDPH Order of the State Public Health Officer – Hospital Surge 1/5/2021
- Isolation Timelines Based on Decision Tree (January 7, 2021)
- Quarantine Timelines Based on Decision Tree (January 7, 2021)
- Checking Temperatures for Parents (January 11, 2021)
- COVID-19 Symptom Screening for Parents (January 11, 2021)
- CDPH Vaccine Prioritization: Recommendations for Moving Through Vaccine Phases and Tiers (January 11, 2021)
- CDPH Revision of Allocation Guidelines for COVID-19 Vaccine (January 15, 2021)
CAHAN San Diego Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
- Update #22: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Update (January 8, 2021)
- Update #21: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) California Crisis Care Continuum Guidelines for General Acute Care Hospitals and State Public Health Officer Order (January 6, 2021)
- Update #20: SARS-CoV-2 Virus Variant Identified in the United Kingdom (December 28, 2020)
- Update #19: Updated Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Test Result Reporting Guidance (October 16, 2020)
Update #17: UPDATED Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Testing Guidance and Additional Updates (August 17, 2020)
Update #16: Test, Trace, and Treat (T3) Strategy (June 12, 2020)
Update #14: Antibody Testing (April 30, 2020)
Update #13: Expansion of COVID-19 Testing (April 23, 2020)
Table: Priority Level for Testing Criteria: Federal, State, and County Recommendations (archived version—please see latest version of table above)
Update #12: Collection and Preparation of N95 Respirators for Potential Decontamination and Reuse (4/17/20)
Update #10: Reuse and Decontamination of N95 Respirator for Crisis Capacity Strategy (4/6/20)
Update #8: Personal Protective Equipment Guidance (4/1/20)
Update #7: Key Recommendations for Providers, Priority Populations for COVID-19 Testing (3/26/20)
Advisory: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (1/24/20)
Most Recent Public Health Officer Order
Home Quarantine Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Close Contacts—Note: If the close contact is a healthcare worker, first responder, or other critical infrastructure worker, please have them refer to their employer and the CDC Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers web page for guidance.
Public Health Letters and Recommendations
Previous Public Health Letters and Recommendation
- Resources for Responding to COVID-19 in the Workplace (July 16, 2020)
Medical Director Urges Continued Social Distancing (June 26,
- Guidance for Congregate Facilities (May 19, 2020)
- Planning and Response for Pharmacies (May 14, 2020)
- Resuming Deferred and Preventive Dental Care (May 11, 2020)
- Temporary Lodging and Isolation Guidance (May 9, 2020)
- Dialysis Facility Measures for Staff and Patients (May 4, 2020)
- Planning and Response for Community Clinics, Hospitals, Pharmacies, and Healthcare Providers (3/13/20)
- Planning and Response for Nursing Homes and Residential Facilities (3/13/20)
Guidance about Who Should be Tested & How to Evaluate
Different Patient Groups
How Patients can Care for Themselves at Home
Guidance, Recommendations, & Flow Charts
Collecting Samples & Next Steps
- County of San Diego
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The County of San Diego would like to thank all the health
professionals in our community for your extraordinary
work, dedication and support to help ensure that our region is
healthy, safe, and thriving.