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Stepping Stone's outpatient program Stepping Out is open

The pandemic and resulting restrictions have been hard for everyone and people trying to get sober have been no exception. Addiction is a disease of isolation. Guidelines about social distancing and avoiding gatherings have exacerbated feelings of loneliness for many. An already difficult task may seem downright impossible right now.

First North County Vaccination Super Station opens

First North County Vaccination Super Station opens

The County opened the region’s third Vaccination Super Station today at the California State University San Marcos Sports Center. It will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Appointments are required and can be made online at www.VaccinationSuperStationSD.com.

COVID-19: What to expect in 2021

COVID-19: What to expect in 2021
COVID-19 cases, which have spiked since Thanksgiving and continue to remain high, are being called a “surge on top of a surge.” Hospitalizations and deaths in California hit record highs during the holiday season, with intensive care units reaching capacity in many regions. 
 

Good To Go San Diego set to re-open on Jan. 11

Good To Go San Diego set to re-open on Jan. 11
The Good To Go program, provided by UC San Diego Health, is set to re-open for services on Monday, Jan. 11. The storefront had been closed since mid-2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

Free COVID-19 testing available over holidays

Free COVID-19 testing available over holidays

On Dec. 24 and Jan. 31, sites will operate on a regular schedule, with each closing at 4 p.m.

On Dec. 25, three sites – University of San Diego, San Marcos and Southeastern San Diego – will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Covered California extends deadline for 2021 coverage to Dec. 31

Covered California extends deadline for 2021 coverage to Dec. 31

Covered California announced on Friday that for the first time in its history, it would give consumers until Dec. 30 to sign up for health care coverage that begins on Jan. 1, 2021. The unprecedented move comes as COVID-19 infections and deaths surge throughout the state.