February 12, 2020

Palomar Health offers COVID Vaccines, Testing, and Antibody Therapy at Former Hospital
Palomar Health has partnered with the County of San Diego to open a drive-thru COVID-19 Resource Clinic at the former hospital located at 555 E. Valley Parkway in downtown Escondido.
COVID-19 vaccines will be available by appointment only to those who meet current eligibility criteria. The vaccination site will be open Tuesday - Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. To make an appointment, visit the COVID-19 Resource Clinic webpage under the "Vaccination Appointments" section: https://bit.ly/3d1Vv50
In addition to vaccine appointments, the resource clinic will provide COVID-19 testing and antibody therapy by appointment. More information about the Resource Clinic can be found here.
The San Diego Union Tribune covered the new COVID clinic and spoke with hospital leadership in the article below.
Escondido’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is supporting this vaccination site by providing traffic safety support. These volunteers are committed to helping Escondido residents get their vaccines.

Escondido Hero Banners
The Escondido Hero Banner Program honors men and women who serve, or have served, in the U.S. Armed Forces, Police, or Fire by offering personalized banners that will be hung around downtown Escondido.
Banners are now available to order and include a photo of the hero, their name, and text that includes their branch/agency.
They are on display from approximately mid-May (Memorial Day) through mid-November (Veterans Day).

For more information and to order, click here. 

Innovate78 Manufacturing Study
Are you curious about how important manufacturing is to North County’s economy?
Tune in on February 25 for a discussion with Innovate78 where they'll unveil the results of their new Manufacturing Study and discuss emerging trends with regional industry leaders.
Register here.

Escondido Public Library Web Pay Upgrade
In another effort to make City services more self-serve and accessible, and to reduce the amount of in-person interaction, the Library has rolled out new “web pay” technology. Patrons can now pay fines online through their account in the Library’s catalog with a credit card.

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February 4, 2020

Escondido Wins Healthy Infrastructure Award
The City of Escondido has been awarded the 2020 National Fitness Campaign Healthy Infrastructure Award for the Mountain View Fitness Court in the category of Innovation for cultivating: “the most forward-thinking, unique and powerful strategy, idea or campaign element that can be shared as “best practice” to all Campaign partners in the following year.”

Read more about the award here:
https://nationalfitnesscampaign.com/news/2020-healthy-infrastructure-award-winners

Escondido’s first Fitness Court was installed and opened in Mountain View Park, with more locations on the way. For more information about the court, visit:
https://recreation.escondido.org/fitness-court  

February Business Newsletter
The February Economic Development newsletter is out now. This issue highlights COVID-19 resources as well as a business spotlight and information about the Escondido Creek Trail. Read and subscribe here.

Follow the City on Social Media
To stay up to date with the latest happenings in Escondido, follow the City on social media.
We share important information, articles, photography, events and more on all of our platforms.

 

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