Covid-19 Update for 2/24/2021

Synopsis: San Diego County officials are hopeful as they are seeing a continued decrease in cases as well as a decrease in positive tests.  If numbers proceed in this direction, there is a chance we can get bumped down to a Red Tier VERY SOON!  The news of late has been positive HOWEVER, it is important to remember those we lost this past year as well as those who are still suffering. It is vital to stay vigilant & safe to keep in the right direction.

Statewide Updates:

    • FDA Analysis Of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Finds It Safe, Effective

The Food and Drug Administration released an analysis of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday morning that supports its authorization for emergency use. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has some advantages. Immunization with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one shot, unlike the two-shot dosing for the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine also doesn’t require special refrigeration for shipment and storage. Read more here.

    • Gov. Newsom Signs $7.6 Billion Stimulus Package

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $7.6 billion coronavirus relief package on Tuesday that will give at least $600 one-time payments to 5.7 million people while setting aside more than $2 billion in grants for struggling small businesses. To read more, click here.

County Updates:

The County of San Diego is working closely with federal and state agencies and the local healthcare community to monitor and test for the COVID-19 virus in the region. For information about COVID-19 locally, visit the County’s LIVE Dashboard – updated daily.  For nationwide updates, visit the CDC website.

 

Vaccinations in San Diego

    • 80K COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Arriving in Region

Nearly 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped to San Diego County have begun arriving in the region, allowing for the rescheduling of all missed second doses and the widespread resumption of first dose appointments. Click here to read more!

    • Walgreens, CVS, Walmart pharmacies are also now approved to receive vaccinations.

Information here: https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/vaccine/how-to-book-covid-19-vaccine-appointments-at-walmart-cvs-walgreens/507-c6525388-6143-4a26-ade1-8bad438b3746

    •  Vaccination sites continuously added in San Diego County :

In a bid to vaccinate 1.9 million San Diegans against COVID-19 by July, the county and local health systems have launched immunization sites throughout the region including several superstations capable of delivering 5,000 shots a day. Check out this map to find the location nearest you and schedule an appointment.

    •  San Diego’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout:

Are you eligible for a vaccination?  For more information and to schedule an appointment visit the county’s vaccination dashboard here.

Not yet eligible?  Get notified when you are by signing up here: https://myturn.ca.gov/

 

COVID-Related Websites for San Diego Business Sector

    • Business Resources for the County:

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/CommunitySectors/Chambers_of_Commerce_and_Businesses.html

 

Safe Reopening

San Diego is moving in the right direction. Still in Purple tier. However, with progression and a continued decrease in numbers, in the next couple of weeks we should expect updates on EVENTS and BUSINESS RE-OPENINGS! Please check the county’s LIVE Dashboard for the latest.

California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. You can view this extensive outline of the different sectors in our county here.