Category Archives: COVID-19

COVID-19 Update: City and Recreational Facility Closure Information

The following City facilities, parks and amenities are closed until further notice. Trails are currently open. As the situation changes or persons don’t observe the social distancing requirements, more aspects of our parks may close. Please use caution and maintain social distancing of at least six feet.

  • All public counters
  • Basketball courts
  • Community Center
  • Corky Smith Gymnasium
  • Dog parks
  • Double Peak Park
  • Lakeview Park
  • Las Posas and Woodland Pools
  • Park restrooms
  • Pickleball courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Ridgeline Park
  • Senior Activity Center (SAC). For information about the senior nutrition program, call (760) 744-5535.
  • Skate parks
  • Splashpads
  • Sunset Park
  • Tennis courts
For questions, concerns or to report issues related to City of San Marcos parks, please call the City of San Marcos Park Ranger Hotline at (760) 744-9494, ext. 3707.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit the City’s COVID-19 Response webpage: www.san-marcos.net/covid19.
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Support your local San Elijo Hills Businesses

Support your local SEH Businesses! Below are special messages on behalf of the town center businesses!  See attached for special offers, delivery menus, and coupons!

San Elijo Vine & Tap

We’ve been closely monitoring the progression of the COVID-19 & are complying with the World Health Organization’s recommendations, as well as our own standards, to provide a safe place to offer Meals To-Go. We appreciate your support during these times!

San Elijo Pediatric Dentistry

Give a call if you have a dental emergency or would like to book a future appointment.

Lourdes Mexican Food

Lourdes Mexican Food will remain open during these uncertain times with adjusted hours of 10 am- 8 pm each day. We will continue to abide by our new regulations to ensure that we keep our employees and costumers safe. We recommended ordering by phone to help social distancing and our staff will provide our salsas upon request. We appreciate your business.

Aloha Acai Bowls

Delivering locally!  To order, simply text 760-415-8675.

Downtown Academics

In an effort to keep our employees, students, and the entire community healthy, we are currently only holding virtual tutoring sessions via Zoom.  We appreciate everybody’s understanding and support. Stay well. Have a great day! 🙂

A Colorful Universe

We are now offering art kits to go! We hope you will enjoy them. Currently, we are working on updating our website and adding more pieces to our inventory. We are very appreciative and deeply grateful for all the support that you, the community has given us to stay in business! @ A Colorful Universe.

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This list was assembled by the San Elijo Hills Community Association

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Community COVID-19 Update from San Elijo Hills Community Association(HOA)

Dear San Elijo Hills Resident;

We hope that this message finds you and your family members safe and well.

The past week and a half have been unprecedented, as we all know. However, the Board of Directors, with assistance from all of its vendors, including Management are still working to keep the Association operational.

While closed to walk-in traffic at the onsite office and the Walters Carlsbad office, your Management team is still available to answer questions, assist with concerns or generate necessary work orders.

We are all closely monitoring the conditions day to day, and taking any necessary steps to ensure the safety of our residents.

With that said we understand that many of our families are facing challenges associated with social distancing and school closures.  As Californians, we are accustomed to enjoying the outdoors in our local neighborhoods. However, at this time we ask that this be done with the practice social distancing of 6 feet or more.

Some residents have expressed concern regarding groups children utilizing the common areas and trails in a harmful manner.  It has been brought to our attention that children are damaging the trails, common area landscape and not practicing social distancing.   We understand this is a sensitive subject and parents are doing their best to keep their children occupied and provide emotional support among many other responsibilities.

We would kindly request that you talk with your children and ask them to respect the common areas and be considerate of those residents that are quarantined and need a safe and calm environment.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to manage this difficult situation.

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**Since 2006 SanElijoLife.com provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. The site is independent of the developer and the HOA and is run by local homeowners.

City of San Marcos enacts temporary eviction moratorium to assist residential and commercial tenants impacted by COVID-19

San Marcos, CA – On March 24, 2020, the San Marcos City Council took action to protect residential and commercial tenants from the possibility of eviction by reason of financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and approved a temporary moratorium against such evictions.

Here’s what that means for tenants and landlords:

For Tenants

If there has been a substantial decrease in your household or business income caused by layoffs or significantly reduced hours, or if you have incurred substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses, and if the decrease in income and/or the medical expenses were caused by the COVID- 19 outbreak, the Council’s action temporarily prohibits your landlord from filing or pursuing an eviction action.

This does not mean that you do not owe the rent to your landlord – it means that the rent will be deferred until after May 31, 2020. If your rental agreement provides for a late payment fee, that fee will still be owed to the landlord if you defer your rent payment.

What should you do if you are in this situation? Within 30 days of your rent being due, NOTIFY YOUR LANDLORD IN WRITING that you have suffered a substantial decrease in your household or your business income (whichever is applicable), and provide your landlord with documents that show your substantial decrease in income is due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

If your landlord has initiated or threatened such an action, and you can show that your inability to pay rent was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, please go to the City of San Marcos website (www.san-marcos.net) and click on the “Report A Concern” button, or select “Departments” and then “City Attorney,” and email the City Attorney from a link on that page. Your claim will be investigated and, if found to be substantiated, action will be taken against your landlord.

For Landlords

If you receive notice from a tenant that they have experienced a substantial decrease in their household or business income caused by layoffs or significantly reduced hours, or if they have incurred substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses, and if the substantial decrease in income and/or the medical expenses were caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Council’s action prohibits you from filing or pursuing an eviction action against that tenant until after May 31, 2020.

This does not mean that the rent is not owed to you – it means that the rent will be deferred until after May 31, 2020. If your rental agreement provides for a late payment fee, that fee will still be owed to you if your tenant defers their rent payment.

If your tenant provides you with notice within 30 days of their rent being due that they have suffered a substantial decrease in their household or their business income (whichever is applicable), and provide you with documents that show a substantial decrease in income is due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you are PRECLUDED from initiating or pursuing an eviction action against that tenant.

If the City learns that you have initiated such an eviction action and it is substantiated on review, you will be subjected to an enforcement action which will include the imposition of fines and orders. Please avoid this situation and work proactively with your tenants; in these difficult times it is important to work together to come to a mutually acceptable alternative payment schedule. If you have any questions, please go to the City of San Marcos website (www.san-marcos.net) and select “Departments” and then “City Attorney,” and email or call the City Attorney with the information provided on that page.

City of San Marcos launches Business Sustainability Program in response to COVID-19

Up to $3,000,000 of the City’s General Fund Reserves will be set aside for short-term business loans

At the City of San Marcos, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. We are working around the clock to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and address the needs of our residents.

The City also recognizes the significant negative impacts of the COVID-19 emergency situation on our local business community, particularly our small and independent local businesses. Many of the owners and employees of these businesses live and work right here in San Marcos.

At its March 24 meeting, the San Marcos City Council approved the City of San Marcos COVID-19 Business Sustainability Program. The program will set aside up to $3,000,000 of the City’s General Fund Reserves for short-term business loans.

The program will offer loans ranging in size up to $50,000, with fixed interest rates ranging from 0% to 3% based on the amount and duration of the term. Priority will be given to businesses with 10 or more employees for loans between $25,000 to $50,000.

“The COVID-19 emergency will undoubtedly have negative budgetary impacts on the City itself, and we will need to find ways to address them,” said City Manager Jack Griffin. “At the same time, we fully recognize the need to maintain a diverse and fiscally sound business community.”

Griffin added that, through decades of sound fiscal management, along with an entrepreneurial and business-friendly operational style, the City has developed and maintained reserves that can be used to carry the community through emergencies and economically stressful times.

Loan applications will be prioritized based on numerous factors, and applicants will be divided into three tiers based on the type of business and the extent their business has been affected by government mandates and public health guidelines related to COVID-19.

“Even in difficult times for the City, we believe that the right thing to do for our businesses and citizens is to invest in our businesses so that as many of them as possible can exit this emergency in as close a fiscal condition as when it started,” said Economic Development Director Tess Sangster.

All loan applications must be received prior to the City’s official declaration of the end of a local emergency due to COVID-19 or the expenditure of the $3,000,000 allocated to this Program, whichever occurs first.

For detailed information or to apply for the program, please visit www.san- marcos.net/businesssustainability or email Economic Development Director Tess Sangster at tsangster@san-marcos.net.

Mayor Rebecca Jones issues call to action to activate your inner HERO

Today, San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones issued a message to the community regarding the City’s response to COVID-19 in a new video. The video and transcript can be viewed here.

Mayor Jones is calling on every single person to become a HERO today by taking four critical steps represented by the acronym H-E-R-O.

1. Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following all government orders and guidelines. Everyone in California is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job.

2. Educate yourself with facts, not rumors. It’s more important than ever to share factual information and not inadvertently spread misinformation. Share official updates from your City, County, State and the CDC.

3. Remain calm. Practice kindness and compassion at home and in the community – even when that means practicing social distancing of at least six feet to keep each other safe.

4. Opt in for emergency alerts. Sign up for E-news Alerts at www.san-marcos.net/alerts. Register for the County’s COVID-19 Text Message Alert System by texting COSD COVID19 to 468-311.

By taking these steps, we can help protect the health and safety of our families, friends, neighbors and our global community.

You can learn more about the City of San Marcos’ response to COVID-19 by visitingwww.san-marcos.net/covid19.

Together 760 Facebook Group for North County

Please join and share ideas on how we can support each other in North County San Diego during COVID-19: Jobs, Online Music Events, Drive-Thru, Food Pick UP, Parenting Ideas, Online Meetings, Special offers, Seniors in need of assistance, Excercise Ideas. Please invite your 760 friends to this Facebook group for North County. https://www.facebook.com/groups/162764611443284/

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San Marcos Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Breweries and Wineries Open for Business

As a resource for the San Diego County community, we compiled a list of San Marcos restaurants, breweries, and wineries open for pick-up or drive-thru orders. The list also includes grocery stores, with information about special hours for senior citizens. See the list at www.san-marcos.net/businesses.
We’d love it if you could help us spread the word about this resource! We’re asking folks to help us keep the list continuously updated by emailing Economic Development Director Tess Sangster at TSangster@san-marcos.net.
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