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. More information will be added in the coming days.
2-1-1 San Diego This 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. Visit their website for more information or call 2-1-1.
Disabled Veterans Resources San Diego Disabled Veterans hotline, 888-385-4657 for daily bed availability at various shelters and other local resources
If you or someone you know is in danger, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. There is also an online chat service available or you can text LOVEIS to 22522. Courthouses will still file Emergency Protective Orders and Restraining Orders for survivors in need.
Library returns and resources Carlsbad’s libraries are asking those who have checked out books and other materials to hold onto those items for now. Due to the COVID-19 public health order, all book library returns have been closed. The library is suspending all fines from March 15 on so those who miss their due dates don’t have to pay as a result of the closure. Holds and wait lists will remain in place, and materials can be picked up once the libraries reopen. Book donations are also on hold until the libraries reopen.
The library has created a new webpage consolidating all of the online library resources, such as digital books, magazines, research databases and streaming entertainment. These online services remain available to those with a library card, and library cards can be obtained online as well.
San Diego Superior Court Juror Service San Diego County
residents summoned to appear between March 16 and May 22 in the Superior Court are asked not to report to any courthouse. Jury service will be considered complete for any juror with a
summons within that date range.
Scams Unfortunately, criminals and scammers are taking this unprecedented pandemic as an opportunity to exploit the public. Be vigilant of scams that are attempting to steal your personal information and your money. Get more details from the San Diego District Attorney.
Self sufficiency services
Self Sufficiency is the branch of the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency that provides social welfare services to citizens in need. These services include, but are not limited to: cash, food assistance, employment services and medical needs. There are a variety of programs available for persons both with and without minor children. To apply visit the county website.
School meals Carlsbad Unified is providing temporary lunch service at Carlsbad High School. Meals will be portable so that families may take the food to go. Food service will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. The school's address is 3557 Monroe Ave., Carlsbad CA 92008. Any student age 2 to 18 can go to any school site providing meals and receive food during this period of school closures due to COVID-19. View the list of food resources.