City Hall floors 2-6 are closed to the public at this time. However, staff continues to conduct business. Feel free to call us. 

Click HERE for more information and other COVID-19 updates.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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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 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 Frequently Asked Questions

New Information

County adds restaurants to essential businesses which require employee face masks (4/3/20)

County orders employees of essential businesses to wear masks; businesses to post protocols; parking lots at public parks/beaches shall close (4/2/20)

County extends stay-at-home order until further notice (3/29/20) 

County resource for staying healthy while sheltering in place created (3/27/20)

Mayor Wells holds virtual town hall (3/24/20) - Watch playback 

Food & meal distribution sites (3/23/20)

FACT (Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation) - Free rides (until April 15) for seniors, disabled, and veterans for essential services (3/22/20)

San Diego Crisis Line: Counseling services available 24/7 to offer free and confidential mental support 888-724-7240 (3/22/20)

Statewide "Stay at Home" order (3/19/20)

County Health Order (3/18/20)

New state website for COVID-19 (3/18/20)

President's 15 days to slow the spread (3/16/20)

***Effective 3/19/20***

Governor Newsom issued an executive order directing all Californians to stay home except for essential business such as to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to essential jobs--which the State has defined such as:

 • Chemical Industry  • Food and Agriculture
 • Communications and IT  • Government Operations
 • Critical Manufacturing  • Hazardous Materials
 • Defense Industrial Base  • Healthcare / Public Health
 • Emergency Services  • Transportation & Logistics
 • Energy  • Water & Wastewater
 • Financial Services  


Residents may visit essential businesses such as grocery stores, banks, and pharmacies while maintaining social distancing. In addition, many El Cajon restaurants have chosen to remain open offering take out, drive-thru, and delivery options. Help support our local restaurants during these difficult times.

This is El Cajon's moment to stand as a unified front to defeat COVID-19. Stay calm, we are in this together.


Status of City Services

Floors 2-6 of City Hall are currently closed to the public. While essential City services remain operational, members of the public who wish to conduct City business are encouraged to do so via telephone or email. Refer to specific department pages to learn what may be impacted at this time:

     • City Attorney  Email  (619) 441-1798
     • City Clerk  Email  (619) 441-1763                                                            
     • City Manager  Email  (619) 441-1716
     • Community Development         Email  (619) 441-1741
            • Building  Email  
            • Housing  Email  
            • Planning  Email  
     • Finance  Email   (619) 441-1668
     • Human Resources  Email  (619) 441-1736
     • Information Technology  Email  (619) 441-1535
     • Public Works  Email  (619) 441-1653
            • Sewer Bills & Payments    (619) 873-1660
     • Recreation  Email  (619) 441-1754 


Thank you for your patience as you may experience a delay in processing any requests.

A Message from El Cajon Parks & Rec:



The County of San Diego has placed hand washing stations throughout the City of El Cajon in an effort to help limit the spread of COVID-19. 

City Locations:

  1. Bill Beck Park, 541 N. Pierce Street
  2. Cajon Valley Middle School, 550 E. Park Ave
  3. City Council Chambers, 200 Civic Center Way 
  4. Judson Park, 320 N. Magnolia
  5. Lexington Post Office, 401 W. Lexington Ave.
  6. Prescott Promenade, 230 E. Douglas Ave.
  7. Wells Park - 1153 E. Madison Ave.

MTS Station Locations:

  1. Arnele Avenue MTS Station - 762 N. Marshall Ave 
  2. El Cajon MTS Transit Center - 352 S. Marshall Ave

For a County-wide map of hand wash stations, visit the County's website


Facts about COVID-19:

How to Stay Healthy:

Multi-language Resources

Individuals & Families:


Food Resources:



School Information:

Other Resources


Governor's Executive Orders

3/21/20 - State launches new resource page to help food-vulnerable residents.

3/19/20 - Executive Order N33-20: All must stay home until further notice, except "critical infrastructure sector" employees.

3/18/20Executive Order N-32-20: Homelessness and COVID-19

3/17/20Executive Order N-30-20: Suspending Standardized Testing

3/16/20Executive Order N-28-20: Residential and commercial evictions related to COVID-19

3/13/20Executive Order N-26-20: Provisions for the closing of Local Educational Agencies (LEA's)

3/12/20 - Executive Order N-25-20: Slowing the spread of COVID-19 through governmental orders & guidance


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