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COVID-19 Relief

The City of Carlsbad understands that the COVID-19 emergency is having a significant effect on our community. Following is information from the city, state and other agencies regarding programs and services to help.



School meals information

Carlsbad Unified School District meal service information
The last day of summer meal service at Carlsbad High School will be Friday, August 14. Community Meals will still be available through August 20 at the Boys & GIrls Club (3115 Roosevelt St, Carlsbad) from 12 to 1pm.

Food boxes will be available for pickup at Carlsbad High School on Friday, August 21 from 11:30 to 12:30.

Beginning on Tuesday, August 25, we’ll be serving meals to all students from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at two locations: Carlsbad High School and Aviara Oaks School. You will receive 2 days of meals on Tuesdays and 3 days of meals on Thursdays. Distribution will be in a drive-through format; the server will provide your meals by placing them in the trunk of your vehicle.

For more information:
Grab and Go Meals Flyer in English and Spanish
Meal Service Update Flyer in English and Spanish
Call 760-331-5084 or email rhansen@carlsbadusd.net.

Child care information

NEW state child care portal with prescreened childcare providers by location. Information on subsidized emergency childcare for essential workers

YMCA child care referral service

Carlsbad childcare resource map

General resources and programs for parents


Economic impact payments and loan repayments

The U.S. Treasury has begun to deposit “economic impact payments” into taxpayer bank accounts as part of the federal economic relief efforts. Get stimulus payment updates.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Student Loan Deferment or Forbearance
IRS taxpayer relief information



Tenant and landlord resources 
Resources for people experiencing homelessness
City homeless outreach team


Help for seniors

Programs for seniors including food, health and wellness resources
Local grocery store hours
Guidance from the CDC  
Develop a care plan


Community resources

2-1-1 San Diego is a countywide resource that offers a one-stop shop for all of the different assistance programs available (food, utilities, housing and more). It also has a nurse line from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. you can call if you're worried you have COVID-19.

Self Sufficiency is the branch of the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency that provides social welfare services like cash, food assistance, employment services and medical needs.

Free and low cost internet



Coronavirus scam protection

Be vigilant of scams that are attempting to steal your personal information and your money. Get more details from the San Diego District Attorney.


Legal resources and information

Legal Aid of San Diego, 877-534-2524 for free legal resources on housing.

San Diego County residents summoned to appear between March 16 and May 22 in the Superior Court. Jury service will be considered complete for any juror with a summons within that date range.



San Diego Disabled Veterans hotline, 888-385-4657 for daily bed availability at various shelters and other local resources 


Domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-7233. Chat online chat or text LOVEIS to 22522. Courthouses will still file Emergency Protective Orders and Restraining Orders for survivors in need. 


Mental health wellness

San Diego County mental health resources
2-1-1 San Diego access and crisis line and disaster stress hotline
LiveWell@home activities for all age ranges
National Alliance on Mental Illness free online support groups and activities for parents, children and teens with mental disabilities
24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or text 838255
24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 



Business resources



Water service shutoff moratoriums
SDG&E suspension of service disconnections


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