Public Notice: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated as of 4/9/2020 at 3:30pm

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Webpage updated as of 3:30pm, 4/9/2020

 Breaking News!!!


Order of the Health Officer & Emgerncy Regulations (Effective at 12:00a.m. April 9, 2020)
- San Diego County has expanded its Health Order to prohibit gatherings of any type, effective today. The new directive means that gatherings of 10 people or less are no longer allowed in San Diego County, except for childcare facilities who can still operate under specific restrictions and/or members of a single family or household.
- The revised order further defines that any employee of an essential business who interacts with the public shall wear a face covering.
- In addition, for a food establishment to be considered “essential” and stay open, it must have a current permit related to the sale of food and/or beverages from the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health.   

 4/03/2020  Addendum 2 - To The Order of the Health Officer & Emergency Regulations (Effective at 12:00a.m. April 4, 2020)
-Responsibility for compliance with the face coverings at restaurants, grocery stores, etc.  is the owner's responsibility
-Prohibits recreational boating, watersports, and swimming on public waterways or at beaches
 4/03/2020  Addendum 1 - To The Order of the Health Officer & Emergency Regulations (Effective at 12:00a.m. April 3, 2020)
-Essential businesses that are open must comply with the updated "Social Distancing & Sanitation Protocol" 
-All employees who may have contact with the public in any grocery store, pharmacy/drug store, convenience store, gas station, restaurant or other business establishment that serves food shall wear a cloth face covering.
-All public parks & recreation areas including public beaches shall comply with updated regulations. Parking lots at such facilities shall be closed. Said facilities shall be used solely for walking, hiking, equestrian or bicycle riding.

Top Resources for COVID-19

State of California
San Diego County
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
General Questions and
Resources about COVID-19
Call 2-1-1 or Call Statewide Hotline (833) 544-2374

City of Santee Updates & Information

A Message from the Mayor: Letter (4/3/2020)
A Message from the Mayor: Letter (3/20/2020)
City Hall public counters and lobbies are closed.  Essential services are still available and some services may be accessed online via the City’s webpage, or via phone or email.  For general inquiries or to request an appointment for service, please call 619-258-4100
Please note: All Public Safety functions and Emergency Services (Police & Fire) are fully operational at this time.
City of Santee COVID-19 Information Hotline (619) 258-4100 x103

 City Clerk • (619) 258-4100 x112

City Council Meetings City Council Meetings will be held via teleconference. Until Further Notice
City Council Meeting - 4/08/2020

Call in (619) 678-0714 then enter pin 690-558-400#

Website link:  then register to join the meeting
Members of the public who wish to comment on matters on the City Council Agenda or during non-agenda public comment may submit comments to the City Clerk ( on or before 5pm 4/08/2020. Public comment will be limited to 300 words and your comments will be entered into the official Council meeting record.

Until Further Notice


 City Manager's Office / Economic Development • (619) 258-4100 x295

Santee Businesses List of Santee businesses that are open. Please keep in mind that information is changing rapidly so check directly with these companies prior to going to these locations
Resources and assistance programs for businesses
Updated 3/23/2020 


 Community Services Department / Recreation • (619) 258-4100 x222

Parks Active Recreation areas are CLOSED, this includes: All Fields & Courts (tennis, pickleball, basketball, volleyball), Playgrounds, Dog parks, Picnic shelters and pavilions, Restrooms, Parking lots. Until Further Notice 
Trails & Walkways Trails and walkways are still open however, we highly encourage all community members to follow CDC guidelines regarding handwashing, sanitizing and social distancing. 
Interactive map of trails that are open in Santee. 
Until Further Notice
Restrooms or Handwashing stations Restrooms will stay open at Town Center Community Park East & West and Mast Park during normal park hours.
Handwashing stations are available at the following locations Walker Preserve, Mast Park West, Park Center Drive cul de sac and Forester Creek
Until Further Notice
Park Pavilions/Gazebos Civic Center (Building 7 & 8) No reservations will be accepted at this time and all current reservations have been cancelled. Call x222 to reschedule or cancel a reservation. Until Further Notice
Skate Park Closed Until Further Notice
Sports Fields Closed and activities have been suspended Through April 2020
Special Events Cancelled or postponed Until Further Notice
Senior Group Activities have been suspended Until Further Notice
Classes & Camps Activities have been cancelled Until Further Notice
Santee Aquatic Center Closed - Get Your Favorite Workouts at Home with their FREE virtual membership available (Unlimited streaming exercise videos) Until Further Notice


Public Services Division • (619) 258-4100 x300

Services Essential services will continue  Until Further Notice 

 Development Services • (619) 258-4100 x167

Permits & Inspections Only accepting and/or processing essential or already in process permits and inspections.
List of essential permits at this time:
  • Encroachment Permits for essential facilities within the City’s public right of way
  • Moving Permits for repetitive or oversize loads supporting essential projects
  • AC/Furnace
  • Air conditioner
  • Combo Mechanical/Plumbing/Electrical
  • Electric Service
  • Electrical
  • Furnace
  • Gas Line
  • Gas Meter
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Private sewer main
  • Re-roof commercial and residential
  • Solar PV ground or roof mount - commercial and residential
Until Further Notice 

Finance Department • (619) 258-4100 x146

Services Essential services will continue   Until Further Notice 

Emergency Services (Non-Emergency Numbers)

Fire Department Administration (619) 258-4100 x207 Same services
Sheriff Department (619) 956-4000 or (858) 565-5200 Same services


COVID Information & How to Stay Healthy:

DIY Face Coverings

Face Covering Guidance

Be Prepared Informational Video

Disinfecting Guidelines

What is Coronavirus/COVID-19?

County's COVID-19 Resources & Materials

Self-care tools for your mental health and wellbeing


Individual, Youth And Family
Resources & Assistance Programs:

Individual Resource List (student loans, mortgages, credit cards & more)

Apply For: 

Disability Benefits, Paid Family Leave, Unemployment
Tax Relief List
United Way of San Diego County Support (Rental, Mortgage & utility assistance) 
Employment Development Department (COVID specific assistance programs for workers & employers)

East County Assistance 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Emergency Paid Family Leave

Mental Health & Crisis Resources: 
     California Warm Line - (855) 845-7415 (non-emergency resource for emotional support)
     Child Abuse Hotline - (800) 344-6000
     Domestic Violence Hotline - (888) 385-4657 or (800) 799-7233 or Text LOVEIS to 22522
     National Alliance on Mental Illness - (800) 523-5933 or (619) 543-1434
     San Diego Access & Crisis Line - (888) 724-7240 or Text TALK to 741741

Resources on the Pandemic for Families -

Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation - (888) 924-3228

Social/ Emotional Resources for Long Distance Learning - Provided by Santee School District Counselors & Social Workers

Hotels for Healthcare Workers Available - Email

     YMCA Childcare Resource Service • 1 (800) 481-2151 for assistance in finding a licensed provider during crisis (first responder families can call (619) 952-0242)
     San Diego for Every Child • Offering grants for childcare costs and basic needs for essential workers.

FUN Virtual Activities and Resources...Do More & Be More in Santee!



Informational Flyer

Local Grocery Hours, Phone Numbers and Resource Programs

Stay Home SD - 65+ Grocery assistance program

ElderHelp (619) 284-9281

Serving Seniors (619) 235-6572

Social & Spiritual Support (Salvation Army) - (619) 231-6000

Aging Services - (800) 339-4661


Food Resources: 

Santee Food Bank


Feeding San Diego

San Diego Hunger Coalition

Other Food Resources (Need Food? or Feeding Your Community)



Santee Business Resource Flyer 

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

COVID-19 Resources for Workplaces

Business & Employers Assistance 



COVID-19 Relief Bills

HUD: Relief for homeowners during the pandemic 

New protections for renters/homeowners (3/16/20)

U.S. Department of Housing - CSA San Diego County

Center for Social Advocacy - (619) 444-5700


How can you help? 

Donations & Volunteer - The Santee Food Bank needs your help!

Medical Equipment Donations  - Organizations or individuals can donate masks, gowns, face shields and more through a partnership with Rady Children's Foundation and Rock Church.

Volunteer opportunities  - Find ways to volunteer, including health care volunteers. Organizations can list volunteer opportunities. Visit JustServe.

San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund


School Information:

Santee School District - Digital learning or packet format staring April 13. Breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided for our students through April 10, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 9880 Riverwalk Drive, Santee.

San Diego County Office of Education - High school student meal information

Grossmont Union High School District - Distance learning starting April 20. A closure of all facilities on the High School campuses will be going into effect, including tennis courts, fields and track.

San Diego Christian College  

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District


Other Agencies: 


Padre Dam Municipal Water District

Santee Lakes

Santee Library 

Santee YMCA  (Enhanced Child Care Referrals for Health Care Professionals - Click Here)

Santee Boys & Girls Club

Santee Sportsplex

Santee Post Office


San Diego Humane Society

Sycamore Landfill (Santee Residential Customer Free Passes)

Waste Management 


NEWS Updates:

3/31/2020 Emergency Small Business Capital Cleared, Small Business Administration & Treasury Begin Unprecedented Public-Private Mobilization Efforts to Distribute Funds 

3/29/2020 County of San Diego Order of the Health Officer & Emergency Regulations - Effective March 29, 2020 at 12:00 a.m.

3/25/2020 City of Santee Ratified the Proclamation of the Director of Emergency Services - Resolution No. 023-2020

3/24/2020 3rd AMENDMENT Order of the Health Officer and Emergency Regulations (Effective 12am March 24)

3/23/2020 San Diego Sheriff News Release - Sheriff Bill Gore Statement on Public Gatherings

3/22/2020 Essential Critical Infrastructure - Workforce

3/20/2020 Teleconference Santee City Council Meeting - News Release

3/19/2020 Executive Order N-33-20 Order to stay at home

3/19/2020  California Department of Public Health - Update on Farmer's Markets and Breweries

3/18/2020 2nd AMENDMENT Order of the Health Officer and Emergency Regulations (Effective 12am March 19) 

3/18/2020 City of Santee Declares Local Emergency and EOC Activation Level 3 In Response to COVID-19
                   (Effective as of 8:00am on 3/18/2020) - News Release

3/17/2020 AMENDED Order of the Health Officer and Emergency Regulations (Effective 12am March 17)

3/16/2020 Executive Order N-28-20 California State of Emergency 

3/16/2020  President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Days to Slow the Spread

3/16/2020 Order of Health Officer & Emergency Regulations (Effective 12am March 17)

3/15/2020 Guidance in regards to mass gatherings or large community events
                   Postpone or cancel if 50 people or more for the next 8 weeks. 

3/13/2020 Order of the Health Office (Effective 12am March 13, 2020) 
                   These include home isolation for seniors 65+, the closure of bars, nightclubs, and
                   wineries, and limiting restaurant capacities to 50% to facilitate social distancing.

3/12/2020  County Public Health Officer Announces Restrictions, Prohibits Mass Gatherings