The City of El Cajon is closely monitoring the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with San Diego County public health experts. The County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency is working with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor and respond to suspected cases in the San Diego County region.
City of El Cajon staff are participating in regular briefings with public health officials and public safety agencies. At this time, residents are encouraged to stay informed and learn what you can do to protect your health, and prevent the spread of the virus. For information visit coronavirus-sd.com or call 2-1-1.
Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. Learn more on the CDC website.
For answers to our frequently asked questions, visit: COVID-19 FAQs.
May 28, 2020
To help local businesses reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, El Cajon City staff has created a streamlined process for expanding outdoor seating capacity for eligible food establishments. For more information, click here.
Beginning June 2, sitting on beaches will be permitted for sunbathing and relaxing with towels and chairs only with members of the same household unit. Activities such as football and volleyball are no permitted and parking lots are still closed.
May 26, 2020
Hair salons and barber shops are now permitted to open provided that both patron and stylist wear face masks the entire time. However, facial hair, eyebrow and other serves which would require a face mask to be removed are not allowed. Nail salons are still not permitted to open. Businesses that reopen must complete the Safe Reopening Plan.
May 21, 2020
On May 20, the state approved San Diego County to allow dine-in restaurants and in-store retail to reopen with modifications. Food businesses will need to complete:
- Onsite Dining Plan
- Restaurant Operating Protocols
- Guidance for Food Facility Re-Openings
- For additional guidance, visit the County of San Diego's Restaurants, Food, and Beverage web page.
Retail businesses will need to complete:
- Safe Reopening Plan
- For additional guidance, visit the County of San Diego's Safe Reopening web page.
May 18, 2020
The Governor announced new specifications that will allow larger counties to move deeper into phase 2 reopening. Additional guidelines for reopening dine-in, in-store retail, and haircut sectors are being developed and expected to be released within a week.
The County of San Diego stated that they are optimistic about moving quickly through Stage 2 and that Stage 3 reopening is expected in the next few weeks. Businesses that are preparing to reopen are urged to complete their Safe Reopening Plan (SRP) checklist so that when the time comes, they can reopen.
May 15, 2020
The County of San Diego has created a new program for older adults to receive up to three meals delivered to their homes per day. The Great Plates Delivery program runs through June 10, but may be extended further. See the County's website for qualifications and to sign up.
May 13, 2020
On May 12, 2020, the City Council approved the distribution of more than $800,000 in CARES Act Funds which will go to four local organizations to help assist low-income El Cajon residents experiencing financial hardships during this time. A large portion of this funding will be used for rental and utility assistance for those with existing leases who are unable to pay their rent or utilities due to the COVID-19 emergency. The programs will be launching within the next two weeks. Watch this webpage for more details coming soon.
Status of City Services
Did you know that you can find many El Cajon services online? Apply for permits, pay your sewer bill, stay active with our FREE online REC classes, view City Council Meetings, and much more! View our online services page for more.
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- Cleaning Guidance - English / Español / عربى
- County COVID 19 Fact Sheet - English / Español / عربى
- County Health Order (revised 4/27/20) - English / Español / عربى
- Coronavirus Alert: English / Español / عربى
- COVID-19 - Be Prepared (Video): English / Español / عربى
- More multi-language resources (County)