Written by John Fox on August 31, 2020
COVID-19 BULLETIN BOARD AND RESOURCE LISTINGS – New or updated items listed in bold
GENERAL PANDEMIC INFORMATION
- Federal – coronavirus.gov . And the CDC’s YouTube channel with dozens of informative videos. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQaJa78zFQ0QgvShQ2HEwHxP
- State including color code re-opening county-by-county status – Covid19.CA.gov
- San Diego County – SanDiegoCounty.gov/coronavirus or https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV.html
- San Diego County case statistics map – https://public.tableau.com/profile/mario.sevilla5973#!/vizhome/SDCOUNTY-COVIDBYZIPCODES/Sheet1?publish=yes
- Riverside County – RiversideCA.gov or https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus
- Pala – http://www.palatribe.com/covid-19-coronavirus-outbreak
- For Indian Health Services – IndianHealth.com. Their Nurse Line is 760 751 6019
- Worldwide COVID-19 statistics. – https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
- How are the numbers trending in the U.S.? https://www.covidexitstrategy.org/
To receive text updates from the San Diego County Health Department, text COSD COVID19 to 468311.
For questions related to COVID-19, call 211 or visit www.211sandiego.org, for access to community, health, social, and disaster services, and to report businesses violating county health orders.
Here’s an interactive map of confirmed COVID-19 cases in San Diego County.
A link is available for updated city-by-city breakdown of where diagnosed cases of COVID-19 are in Riverside County. https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus
- Check with individual bars, wineries, breweries for open status, which varies between San Diego and Riverside Counties. Same for personal service businesses, gyms, fitness centers and family entertainment centers.
- Pala Casino is open. Gaming floor occupancy is limited to 50% of capacity. The hotel is open with limited availability. Seven food and beverage options are open with social distancing and limited menus and hours of operation to allow for additional sanitizing. Choices Buffet, The Oak Room, and Sushi Sake are temporarily closed. Cleaning and disinfecting will focus on “high touch” areas including handrails, elevator buttons, doors and countertops. Non-invasive thermal cameras are scanning all team member and guest entrances. Anyone showing a high temperature will be asked to leave. A reconfigured gaming floor will allow fewer seats at each table and fewer operational slot machines. Social distancing will be enforced in lines and at restaurants. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the property. Hygiene signage is posted throughout. There will be proactive monitoring and removal of guests showing outward flu-like symptoms. Team members will wear masks. And all guests will be asked to wear face coverings. Smoking is permitted in designated areas. Live nightly entertainment at the Center Bar. No valet parking for now. The Fitness Center and Spa remain closed for now. https://www.palacasino.com/reopening-faqs/
- Pala Resort RV Park is open with restrictions. There is currently no shuttle service. The pool, restrooms and clubhouse are open during business hours only until further notice.
- Pala Fitness Center is open with restrictions. Hours are Monday through Friday, 6a to 9p. Saturdays 8a to 4p. And Sundays 8a to noon. The pool is closed. http://www.palatribe.com/businesses/pala-fitness-center/
- Pala Skate Park is open with restrictions, new hours and new pricing. http://www.palatribe.com/businesses/pala-skatepark/
- Fox Raceway in Pala is open with restrictions. Find out more on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/foxraceway/
- The grounds of the Pala Administration Building and sports complex are available for walking and getting some fresh air as long as social distancing is observed. The ball fields, basketball and tennis courts are closed.
- The Wells Fargo Bank branch inside Pala Administration Building is closed until further notice. The Wells Fargo ATM at Pala Mini Mart is open.
- Most local casinos are now open with restrictions. Pechanga has restrictions on types of masks.
- San Diego County public parks and beaches open/closed status is on a city-by-city basis. County health orders allow for all activities except organized games with social distancing or masks when within six feet of anyone not from your household.
- Pala tribal employees are required to wear masks whenever working in common areas or working with others.
- Everyone in California is required to wear a face covering when out in public within six feet of non-family members. Masks and other coverings don’t have to be hospital grade. Any cotton fabric which can easily be washed and reused will do.
- No gatherings of people who are not members of the same family.
- Sheriff’s deputies are actively citing people for violating stay-at-home orders, and open businesses for not observing mask and social distancing orders. Citations carry up to a $1k fine and up to six months in jail.
- County Health advises that anyone who is sick with anything – diagnosed or not, stay home and not return to work until at least 3 days after they are fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medicines and at least 7 days after symptoms began. They define fever as 100 degrees or more.
- All enrolled American Indian and Alaskan Natives can request Non-Recurrent, Short-Term Benefits through the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association’s TANF program. Details at the SCTCA Tribal TANF web page. https://sctca.net/tribal-tanf/
- Rite-Aid offers Covid-19 testing by appointment at no cost for anyone 18 or older even if they don’t have symptoms. Results take three to five days. Monday through Friday 10a to 8p and Saturdays and Sundays 10a to 5p at the Rite-Aids on South Mission in Fallbrook, Cole Grade Road in Valley Center and 1201 South Coast Highway in Oceanside.
- CVS Health has free drive-thru COVID-19 testing at select pharmacy locations nationwide. Appointment required. You must meet CDC criteria as well as state and age guidelines. Qualify yourself, find a location, and make the appointment online at CVS.com .
- San Diego County is operating drive-thru Covid-19 testing at North Inland Live Well Center – 649 W. Mission Avenue in Escondido Monday through Friday 7a to 7p. Appointments can be made online at https://IHI.Care/COVIDTesting or by calling 888 634 1123.
- Riverside county residents can schedule a testing appointment online at http://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus/testing
- Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 is being done by appointment only at Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore. Go to ProjectBaseLine.com/study/covid-19 to qualify.
- Testing sites operated by OptumServe, a company hired by the state are open five days a week from 7a to 7p in Riverside County. Testing is free and you don’t have to have symptoms to get tested. By appointment online at https://LHI.care/covidtesting or by calling 888 634 1123. The closest of the sites are two locations in Perris and one in Hemet.
- County Behavioral Health also has resources for Taking Care of Your Family During Disease Outbreaks and Managing Your Mental Health during pandemic.
- CBH’s number for the Access & Crisis Line to help manage stress and anxiety is 888 724 7240. In San Diego County you can also call 211.
- Because air quality affects breathing which is a concern with COVID-19, Current local air quality by zip code from the EPA and SoCalAQMD is available at AirNow.
- The Pala Admin kitchen is delivering senior meals daily Monday through Friday. To sign up for meal delivery or shopping for necessities, Pala seniors can contact Shannon or Samantha at 760 891 3505 or 3507. The senior table at Pala Admin is now once again closed for communal dining. The kitchen will be open for take-out meals for employees from 11:30a to noon Tuesdays and Fridays. Other days are delivery-only.
- In Pala, the Food Mart, Pala Store, DJ’s pizza and Taqueria Jalisco are open for takeout.
- Casino Pauma’s deli is open from 11a to 7p for takeout orders to be picked up at the valet desk in front of the casino. The menu includes pizza, sub sandwiches, wings, snacks, drinks as well as frozen steaks and a few paper products. https://www.casinopauma.com/deliorders
- Casino Pauma’s drive-up store at the Pavilion tent is open to the entire community for household essential items. Browse, order and pay online, then schedule a pickup time. Plans are to continue this service until further notice even though the casino has reopened. PaumaTribe.com/shop/
- Here’s a link for restaurants in North County known to be open for take-out, drive-thru and delivery.
- Feeding San Diego maintains a food-finder map at FeedingSanDiego.org/find-food .
- The San Diego County Farm Bureau has compiled a list of local farmers and ranchers that are selling their products directly to consumers.
- The Fallbrook school districts are providing meals for pickup to qualified children under 18 at Mae Ellis Elementary, La Paloma Elementary, San Onofre School, Mary Fay Pendleton School, De Luz schoolhouse, and at Fallbrook High School from 11a to 1p Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Bonsall students are allowed to participate in the Fallbrook program since Bonsall currently has no meal service. Fallbrook students can also have meals delivered. District school buses are keeping a meal delivery schedule which is published at the district website and in the Fallbrook Bonsall Village News. https://www.villagenews.com/story/2020/04/02/news/most-local-school-districts-to-be-closed-indefinitely-during-pandemic/60035.html
- In the Valley Center school district, free breakfast and lunch is being provided for students age 18 and under Mondays and Thursdays with curbside pickup from noon to 1p at Valley Center Elementary, Pauma School and Valley Center Middle School.
- Free curbside lunches are available for pickup by Temecula youth accompanied by parent at 11a Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Margarita Community Park, 29229 Margarita Road
- Here’s a link of safety tips for anyone about to visit the grocery store from the Wall Street Journal.
- Riverside County seniors or disabled adults can call 800-510-2020 or visit RCAging.org to determine their need for 7 to 14 days of cooked and frozen meals ready for pick up. A two weeks supply of food delivered within five to seven days. Seven to 14 days of delivered food with no contact for vulnerable adults, or up to three days of immediate food delivered to fragile adults and seniors
- Riverside County has a mapshowing where senior meals, school meals and food pantries are available.
- The Youth Center is open from 10a to 4p daily for children of working Pala employees only.
- Pala Learning Center is open for pickup of school materials with all tutoring being done remotely via Zoom. 760 742 1997 email@example.com
- Here’s a link for parents of students in the Bonsall Unified district with everything you need to know for the Distance Learning plan currently in effect. Materials for many Bonsall High School classes are available from the Pala Learning Center. 760 891 3538 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Native language classes in Pa’enexily have resumed online for Bonsall High School students. Contact Pala Learning Center for details. 760 742 1997
- Fallbrook High School distance learning info is available at FallbrookHS.FUHSD.net . The elementary district has distance learnings links at its website, www.FUESD.org
- The Valley Center Pauma district website has a page dedicated to Distance Learning resources. https://sites.google.com/vcpusd.org/vcpusd-distance-learning
- Distance learning is currently underway in the Temecula Valley schools including Great Oak High School. A link is provided for learning paths and questions about Distance Learning for Temecula Valley https://www.smore.com/s8rga
- Subscribe to PBS KIDS’ daily newsletter with activities and tips for kids at home.
- Get the PBS KIDS’ app for downloadable games.
- Other Home learning resources for pre-K through 12.
- Intertribal Sports Virtual Physical Education Classes are being held via a Zoom meeting. To get your kids involved, email email@example.com
BUSINESS & FINANCE
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a “decision tool” to guide businesses towards reopening.
- Here’s a list of resources for North County businesses from the San Diego North Economic Development Council.
- The city of Temecula has a list of local businesses with their open/closed status.
- For those already laid off or unable to work. Here’s a link for companies currently hiring in North County
- An interactive map showing the impact of unemployment due to coronavirus on each zip code in San Diego County.
- The Get My Payment portal allows you to check the status and arrange for direct deposit of your stimulus payment from the IRS.
- SDG&E is offering a bill discount program to help customers impacted by the pandemic. A pair of plans with applications available online at SDGE.com could lower utility bills by 18 to 30% for those who’ve recently become unemployed or are receiving unemployment benefits.
- All DMV services are now online with increased grace periods for expiring licenses, IDs and vehicle registrations. Not all commercial licenses have grace periods or can be completed fully online.
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