To contact us, please email: MCSDCallCenter.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov.
- Option 1 - Computer/Phone (preferred):
- Click on the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85300447933
- Meeting ID: 853 0044 7933
- If having any
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- Option 2 - Phone:
into the meeting: (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799
- Meeting ID: 853 0044 7933
- Call into the meeting: (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799
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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. For more information, please click here.
Table of Contents
Recently Added Resources
- Vaccine Hesitancy
- CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings (6/23/21)
- CDPH Beyond the Blueprint for Industries and Business Sectors (6/23/21)
- Cal/OSHA Revisions to the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards FAQs (6/23/21)
- CDC Return to Work Criteria for Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection (Interim Guidance) (6/23/21)
COVID-19 Vaccine Community Conversations Toolbox
Healthcare professionals are trusted messengers of vaccination information. This COVID-19 Vaccine Community Conversations Toolbox is filled with resources to support health professionals in providing community presentations about the COVID-19 vaccines. Please note, information is subject to change and will be updated regularly.
Free temporary is available for individuals needing a safe place to isolate or quarantine due to potential or confirmed exposure to COVID-19.
- For providers caring for persons needing a safe place to isolate or quarantine, including 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
Providing care to others during the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to stress, anxiety, fear, and other strong emotions. 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.
CAHAN San Diego Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
- Update #38: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Urgent Need to Increase Vaccination (July 30, 2021)
- Update #37: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Monoclonal Antibody Therapies (July 22, 2021)
- Update #36: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Monoclonal Antibody Therapies (June 4, 2021)
- Update #35: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update Myocarditis and Pericarditis after Receipt of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines (June 3, 2021)
- Update #34: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update: Expansion of Monoclonal Antibody Indications (May 20, 2021)
Update #33: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Update: Pfizer Vaccine Age Indication (May 13, 2021)
Update #32: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Update (April 26, 2021)
Update #31: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Adverse Events and Update (April 15, 2021)
Update #30: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Update (April 13, 2021)
Update #29: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Update (April 12, 2021)
Update #28: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Update (March 16, 2021)
Update #27: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Variants (March 2, 2021)
Update #26: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine and Monoclonal Antibody Update
(March 1, 2021)
Update #25: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Update (February 2, 2021)
Update #24: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Quarantine Update (January 27, 2021)
Update #23: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Update (January 21, 2021)
Update #22: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Update (January 8, 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 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.
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
Expired Resources and Guidance
- County of San Diego
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Frequently Asked Questions for Healthcare Providers
- Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Protective Equipment
- Frequently Asked Questions: Infection Prevention & Control in Dental Settings
- Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Clinical Questions about COVID-19: Questions and Answers-Infection Control
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.