Health

Escondido issues ‘COVID-19 Action Plan’ (Updated 4/6: Cases double, 19 local deaths.)

(Editor’s Note: We will be updating coronavirus information on a regular basis. This report is for Monday April 6, 2020. It is not intended as a comprehensive source, but aims to highlight resources and news of interest to the community.) San Diego County cases rise dramatically The number of COVID-19 cases in San Diego County nearly doubled this week with 1,325 San Diego County residents…

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Escondido gets serious about smoke-free

The Escondido City Council voted unanimously on March 5 to move forward with an ordinance prohibiting smoking and vaping in outdoor dining areas, public places including sidewalks, and public events such as parades. The smoke-free policy will come back for final approval on April 1 and, if approved, will become effective 30 days later. A new policy requiring all tobacco retailers to obtain a license…