Say goodbye to Coronavirus emergency declaration in SD County
SAN DIEGO — It’s been three years and seven days since the COVID-19 emergency health declaration took hold in San Diego County. But now it’s coming to an end on Tuesday.
That means no more mask mandates, school closures, or hospital surge
tents for the foreseeable future.
The pandemic as we know it coming to an end.
According to San Diego health officials, 5,768 people died of
COVID-19 and just under 1 million people were sick with the
“We would stand at those briefings and take every question. As long
as folks had questions, we would provide every data. We shared more
data and more forms and more breakdowns than I think any other place
did. So I thought that was really important. I think even if the
public didn’t completely agree with what we were doing, they
appreciated we were doing the best we could,” said Nathan Fetcher a
San Diego county supervisor.
“It was really easy in COVID for there to be criticism of the effort
that we were taking, without a recognition of, ‘if you don’t take that
effort then what happens?’ Our COVID-19 death rate per person is
one-half that (of) the state of Florida. It’s unquestioned that what
we did in San Diego County saved lives,” Fletcher said.
COVID-19 cases are still in the community, but the spread is very
minimal according to current county statistics and with vaccines
deployed to everyone one who wants one, deaths have also
“I think we did well getting through an incredibly difficult and hard thing,” Fletcher said.
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