City of Encinitas COVID-19 local impact update

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Below is a City of Encinitas March 18 news release update on the COVID-19 impact in Encinitas:

Local Businesses Open

The county order to close on-site dining at restaurants still allows food delivery, pick-up, or drive-thru so people can continue to eat “out” and support local businesses. A list and map of Encinitas businesses that are still open can be found at Please call ahead to verify.

Resources for Businesses

The city has compiled resources for businesses, employers, and employees with information regarding assistance available for those impacted by COVID-19. This includes updates about disability insurance claims, paid family leave, and small business administration loans. For the latest information, visit

Leucadia Events Update

Due to the ongoing uncertainty about coronavirus, the Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Association group, in coordination with the city, has decided the most responsible course of action is to postpone the annual Taste of Leucadia, originally scheduled for April 2. Leucadia 101 has also suspended the weekly Farmers Market until the end of March.

San Elijo Nature Center Closed

The Nature Center located at the San Elijo Lagoon, 2710 Manchester Ave, will be closed through March 31.

211 as a Resource for COVID-19

2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 confidential phone service and searchable online database. 2-1-1 serves the entire population of the county. If you need assistance finding food, paying housing, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, you can call 2-1-1 for help. For more information, visit

California Law on Price Gouging

While supplies such as toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and face masks are currently in high demand and short supply due to the COVID-19 outbreak, please be aware that it is illegal to raise prices for economic gain during an emergency. Section 396(a) of the California Penal Code prohibits excessive and unjustified increases in prices for essential consumer goods and services during a declared emergency.

For information or questions, contact Tom Bokosky, Director of Human Resources at (760) 633-2631 or