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City Update March 26th

City has received a number of questions on social media regarding Republic Services announcing temporary stop of bulky item and yard waste pick-up in March. The City is promoting the Republic Service customer service line at (619) 421-9400.

A notice signed by City Manager, Police Chief and City Attorney will be distributed to non-essential businesses, as defined in the Governor’s order, that continue to operate. The notice includes a warning that violations of the Emergency Orders can be prosecuted as misdemeanors and punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or imprisonment of up to 6 months in jail, or both.

The city has added a new section to Chula Vista ACT App which will allow you to report a non-essential business that is operating.

Development Services Department is creating a process for appointments to assist those with plans, permits or inspections.

Public Works is deploying two Vactors to flush sewer main lines (1 in the East and 1 in the West). This is necessary in order to avoid stress on the sewer lines which are at risk due to the increased number of residents staying home and the increased use of disposable wipes which could cause issues.

The third Vactor will be deployed starting at 4 a.m. in to clean sewer lines which are critical and difficult to access during the day due to high traffic volumes. (i.e., Olympic Parkway and H street)

County of San Diego Updates

  • All jurisdictions have declared an emergency and have stood up Emergency Operations Centers
  • A mobile field hospital with a potential capacity of 250 beds is being pursued by the State in San Diego County. No announcement of potential location. County is working to identify appropriate building/location and addressing how to secure needed supplies and staff.
  •  Additional public portable restrooms will be placed at locations throughout county. 
  •  County, city, health care collaboration is underway. Dr. Patrick Frias, CEO of Rady’s Children’s Hospital announced that Rady’s will increase age limit for patients who need care into their 20s to reduce strain on other hospitals. 
  • 300,000 N95 masks in storage at the County needed new elastic. 75 volunteers are sewing the new elastic into the masks so they can be used.

Medical and health care providers urged to visit  www.healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov to sign up to volunteer during the pandemic

City website www.chulavistaca.gov/coronavirus is updated daily and has information on these and other topics to keep your residents and businesses informed.

  • City closures and information
  • Public health information and links 
  • Eviction Moratorium and housing information
  • Resources for businesses

County reports as of March 26, there are 297 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the County. There are three reported deaths of residents due to COVID-19: two in their 70s, one in their 80s.

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