Protect yourself and your colleagues

We need your help to slow the spread of COVID-19. Face coverings remain one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and your colleagues.


Face coverings are required to be carried by City of Carlsbad employees, contractors and volunteers at all times and used when indoors, when outdoors and less than six feet away from another person, and where required by current county and state health orders, including:

  • In any public space, even if members of the public are not present (a public space is any indoor space the public has access to, such as a community center, City Hall lobby and public service counters)

  • Walking in or walking through common areas such as hallways, stairways, elevators, kitchen/break rooms

  • Working in any space where food is prepared or packaged for distribution to others

  • Indoors when in an office or any room where others are present

  • Outdoors, if you can’t stay at least 6 feet away from others

  • Driving any city vehicle when others are present

Check out the updated citywide face covering policy and some other helpful resources on the importance of wearing your face coverings while at work:

In addition to wearing a face covering, please follow all public health precautions:

  • Maintain social distancing at all times

  • Practice good hygiene and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

  • Monitor for symptoms, stay home and contact your health care provider if you experience any

  • Avoid contact with those who are sick

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects often

When out in the field, keep in mind, as public servants, people will look to city employees as an example. If you are taking a break to eat or drink or otherwise engaging in activities where masks are not required, consider doing those things out of public view.


Please reference this COVID-19 staff Q&A for more information.