COVID-19 Homepage

Vaccines and testing

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The County of San Diego, in cooperation with Scripps Health, has opened an appointments-only COVID-19 vaccination location at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Book appointments at the county’s vaccination website:

The County of San Diego also provides the latest information on COVID-19 testing.

Rental assistance

Residents who are financially impacted by COVID-19 and need help paying their rent and utilities may qualify for assistance.

Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance

City of Del Mar remote operating hours

Remote service is available Monday through Thursday. In-person service remains closed by COVID-19.

Del Mar Civic Center
Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (remote service only)

Public Works Department
Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (remote service only)

Planning Counter
Monday through Thursday
1 to 5:30 p.m. (remote service only)

Open the New Operating Hours webpage

Rules at beach and parks

LG thumbs upVisitors to City parks and beaches can spread out towels and chairs, unfurl an umbrella and just, plain relax.

Requirements for face coverings and social distancing, however, remain in place.

Powerhouse and Seagrove parks are open. So are the City’s tennis courts at 21st and Court streets.

In Del Mar, beach and park rules align with County protocols. Face coverings are required whenever social distancing is not possible. Visitors should keep their distance from anyone who is not a household member.

Del Mar Civic Center closed to the public

Del Mar Civic CenterTo reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Del Mar Civic Center is closed to the public for in-person business until further notice.

Contact Us

Call: 858-755-9313
Public Works after-hours emergency line: 858-756-1126

Pay utilities by phone or online

Call: 855-385-9410 (toll free)

Public gatherings

In keeping with guidance from County and State authorities, all public gatherings are cancelled or restricted. 


Basic prevention practices:

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly – for at least 20 seconds each time.
  • If you feel sick, stay home (or go home if you start to feel ill during the workday). Inform your supervisor.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose completely with a tissue or the inside of your elbow and look away from others.
  • When you use tissues, immediately throw them in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you become ill and have reason to suspect COVID-19 (suspect contact with infected individual or have been in a location known to be experiencing community spread), call your health care provider before reporting to health care facility.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that has 60% alcohol or higher.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • No shaking hands. Simply give a “hi” sign and explain that you’re doing your part to prevent the spread of germs. People will understand.

We’re prepared

City executives are prepared to activate Del Mar’s Continuity of Operations Plan, which identifies how essential services such as public safety, water, street maintenance and wastewater will continue without interruption if certain employees are unable to work. Within City departments, employees are cross-trained to perform the duties of colleagues.

The City also is prepared to activate its Emergency Operations Center if so directed by public safety authorities. In November, City staff members and public safety personnel activated the center for a half-day training exercise. At present, the County of San Diego has activated its Emergency Operations Center at the lowest level to support public health in the region.

Health emergencies are included in preparedness plans employed by Del Mar’s first responders and other City departments.

We’re informed

Del Mar officials participate in regular conference calls with the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency to track COVID-19 developments. HHSA, in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, monitors and responds to suspected cases in the region.

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Face covering video thumbnailHow to make a washable, reusable face mask, no sewing required

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