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Free COVID-19 Testing Sites in San Diego


Health plans are required to cover COVID-19 tests at no cost to the enrollee. It is recommended that you first contact your healthcare provider for a COVID-19 test.

If you are unable to get a test from your healthcare provider, the County of San Diego (County) has coordinated free diagnostic COVID-19 testing at many locations. These tests take about 5-10 minutes. Results generally come back in approximately 2-4 days.

Special Thanks To Encinitas Self Storage


Sherry Yardley, Interim CEO of the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, accepts a $500 donation from Ruben Elenes, Facility Manager of Encinitas Self Storage.

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Temporary Commercial Use Permits

On July 12, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health expanded statewide indoor closures for gyms, fitness centers and places of worship. In response to these closures, City staff developed a Temporary Commercial Use Permit process. This process grants permits on a first come, first served basis for religious services, and fitness classes or other similar types of activities in outdoor recreational areas.

Times and space are limited to balance public, athletic and other commercial use. All normal Commercial Use Permit regulations apply, however the $250 permit fee is being waived. Permits are valid until the State Health Order is lifted or December 31, 2020, whichever occurs first. To be considered, please complete the Temporary Commercial Use Permit Application.

Special Thanks To

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The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce would like to thank The Coast News for providing the above information and images.

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Rancho Santa Fe Security Systems
1991 Village Park Way
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-0688
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Encinitas Lions Club
285 N. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
(442) 777-3252
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San Dieguito Trophy
6132 Innovation Way
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Phone: (760) 431-7674
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DaCosta Properties
2385 Camino Vida Roble, #200
Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 846-0557
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The Grauer School
1500 S. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-6777