Covid-19 Update for 2/10/2021

Statewide:

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 coronavirus disease locally, visit the County’s LIVE Dashboard – updated daily. For nationwide updates visit the CDC website.

Vaccination Availability:

Vaccination sites in San Diego County (article from 2/5/2021)

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. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/health/list/vaccination-sites-in-san-diego-county

Vaccine FAQs: What you need to know about San Diego’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Am I eligible for the vaccine?

Are you 65 or older, a health care worker or someone who works or lives in a long-term care facility? If so, yes. Otherwise, not yet.
Teachers, police officers and grocery store workers will be among the next to get their shots. After that, state officials say that vaccine eligibility will be determined by age, with the vaccine gradually reaching younger groups of people.

Can I pick which vaccine I get?

Not right now. The two available vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna use the same approach to spark immunity against the coronavirus and are both about 95 percent effective at preventing you from getting sick with COVID-19.

Speaking of which, you’ll need to come back for a booster shot three or four weeks later for Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines, respectively. That second dose maximizes immunity against the virus. When you get your first shot, you’ll receive a vaccination record card reminding you to return for that next appointment.

How much does the shot cost?

The shot is free — though, of course, the U.S. government used taxpayer dollars to purchase the doses. Vaccine providers can bill your insurance an administration fee, but there’s no copay. And if you don’t have insurance, you’ll still get the vaccine at no cost.

What can I do after getting vaccinated?

Public health officials are asking that you stick to basic precautions even after getting vaccinated. That’s because, while the current vaccines do a good job of keeping you from getting sick, it’s unclear how effective they are at preventing asymptomatic infections. Up to half of the pandemic’s spread may come from people who don’t have symptoms. So you’ll still need to wear a mask for a while after getting your vaccine to ensure you don’t infect others who haven’t gotten their shot yet. Researchers say that throwing caution to the wind could further fuel the spread of the virus and even lead to new strains that vaccines don’t work against — undermining the whole immunization campaign.

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

For What to Expect – Before, During, and After your Appointment – Click Here

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

Live Blog: Supervisors OK More Small Business Aid, Pending State, Federal Dollars:

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously voted to provide $30 million in grants to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as soon as federal or state stimulus dollars are available. 

To be eligible, small businesses must employ fewer than 20 people, and comply with state and local public health guidelines. – City News Service https://www.kpbs.org/news/2021/feb/08/coronavirus-san-diego-live-updates-covid-19/

Updated Public Health Order as of 2/6/21:

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/dam/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/Epidemiology/HealthOfficerOrderCOVID19.pdf

Safe Reopening:

Following guidance for your business or activity, complete the County’s Safe Reopening Plan. You need to post the plan at your entrance and discuss it with employees. Each business’s plan may need to be updated and reposted when state guidance changes.

The County will not require approval for this plan. Businesses with questions can email: COVID19BusinessQuestions@sdcounty.ca.gov

Sectors now eligible for reopening with additional modifications can be found here.