The City of Carlsbad will postpone or cancel public events and programs to support the County of San Diego’s public health order issued Thursday, March 12.
The county’s public health officer announced five additional cases in San Diego County of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, bringing the total to six. In addition to prohibiting public and private events with 250 or more participants, the county “strongly encourages” the cancellation of smaller gatherings when a distance of 6 feet or more cannot be maintained between people and other public health precautions cannot be met.
The order starts at midnight March 12 and is in effect through March 31.
Some of the city’s affected programs and events include:
March 17 City Council workshop
Board and Commission meetings the week of March 16
Parks & Recreation programs and classes
Senior Center programs and classes
Library programs and events
Cultural arts events
Large events with city permits will also be canceled if they expect more than 250 people.
The senior meal program offered at the Senior Center will be on a pick up or delivery basis only starting Friday, March 13. Participants who are currently part of the meal delivery plan will continue to recieve their regularly scheduled delivery.
The city’s preschool program will go on hiatus through March 31.
The county’s order does not apply to typical office environments, retail stores, shelters, airports and other similar locations where large number of people are able to maintain the recommended 6-foot distance from one another.
The city will update plans as needed based on additional direction from public health officials.
The City of Carlsbad has created a webpage with links to official sources of information about COVID-19. Please check this often to stay informed.