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Healthy holidays

Updated: Mar 20

As has become typical this time of year, the County of San Diego is reporting increases in respiratory illnesses over the past few weeks following the Thanksgiving holiday. This includes not just COVID-19, but RSV and influenza.

To help keep our city team and the community we serve healthy, please remember to follow these health precautions:

  • If someone in your household has a confirmed case of COVID-19, you are required to wear a mask in the workplace for 10 days (here is a link to all the COVID-19 related requirements).

  • If someone in your household has a non-COVID respiratory illness, please wear a mask in the workplace as a precaution, even if you don’t have symptoms.

  • If you are not in a building with a current mask requirement, you are still welcome to wear a mask.

  • If you have any symptoms, please stay home so you don’t inadvertently get your colleagues or members of the public sick.

  • Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face.

  • Avoid handshakes and other close contact with others.

  • Review the state’s guidance for holiday gatherings.

If we all do our part, we can limit the spread of these illnesses and help ensure everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season. Thank you!

What to know about the Triple Threat

Respiratory viruses are common during the winter months and the following are being referred to as the "triple threat":

  • COVID-19

  • Influenza (commonly known as the flu)

  • Respiratory syncytial virus

It's important to be mindful of others – your actions can help prevent serious illness. If you feel sick, do not report to the workplace. Coordinate with your supervisor to telework if you are able to or take time off.

What to know


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