Escondido COVID-19 Update:
Let's keep up the great work, Escondido! As more businesses are allowed to open indoor activities, remember to wear a facial covering and practice social distancing to keep our community healthy and moving forward.
The state introduced a new tiered system last Friday that allows certain indoor activities to resume this week. Under the new state metrics, San Diego County is currently in Tier 2, also referred to as the Red Tier.
Tiers are based on two metrics, case rate and the percentage of positive tests. To remain in Tier 2, the County will have to report between 4.0 to 6.9 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents per day and a positivity rate between 5% - 7.9%. To move to the lower risk tiers, the County will have to report cases as shown in the chart above.
The County’s test rate only includes people that have a residential address within the County of San Diego. Visitors from Arizona, Imperial County, International flights and Mexico will not influence our numbers used to determine the County tier level or reopening status.
How is Escondido being impacted by the Coronavirus?
According to San Diego County Public Health, Escondido has 1829 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus. This is approximately 4.8% of the total number of positive cases in San Diego County. The county publishes this information daily on their website at:
Although Escondido’s number is slightly higher than our percentage of the County population (4.5%), it should be noted that certain cases are included in Escondido’s count due to Palomar Hospital. Other factors may also impact this number, but Escondido residents should take note that we are very much “normal” in terms of the average rate in San Diego County.
Regardless residents can keep cases to a minimum by washing hands, wearing face coverings and maintaining social distance.
By following these simple steps, the County and the City of Escondido can move from Tier 2 to Tier 3 by the end of September and continue to expand the economy.
For more information, please visit the City of Escondido’s website at: www.escondido.org
For the latest test numbers, and tier information, visit the County of San Diego’s website at:
The County of San Diego has shared that the Registrar of Voters will prepare election ballots for mailing in two weeks, so active registered voters are urged to check their voter registration now to get a mail ballot at their address later. More than 1.8 million postcards went out to registered voters last month telling them to expect a mail ballot for the November 3, 2020, Presidential General Election. More information can be found here.
If you are a registered voter and did not receive this postcard, this could mean:
- You are not registered to vote in San Diego County, or;
- You recently moved or changed your name and have not re-registered to vote
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