Mpox Local Emergency

Page last updated 8/1/2023


  • On August 2, 2022, the County declared a local health emergency to respond to mpox.
  • On November 10, 2022, following a significant decrease in new mpox cases and as a direct result of successful outbreak response measures, the local health emergency for mpox was allowed to expire.
  • The County continues surveillance, disease investigation, vaccination, education, and outreach activities.

Archive of Local Health Emergency Declaration

San Diego County and California public health officials have issued orders to prevent the spread of mpox. On November 10, 2022, the local health emergency expired.


Text COSD MPOX to 468-311.

Get text updates about mpox from the County. Text COSD MPOX to 468-311. (Phone users: tap to create the message)

For more information, contact the Epidemiology Unit at (619) 692-8499 or send us an e-mail.