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Posted on: March 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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UPDATE: 3/12/20

In an abundance of caution and concern for the safety and well-being of the Poway community, through the end of March the City of Poway will immediately postpone or cancel non-essential meetings and gatherings that fall within guidance recently provided by the state.

The California Department of Public Health is stating that large gatherings that include 250 people or more and smaller gatherings held in venues that do not allow social distancing of six feet per person should be postponed or cancelled.

Among the programs, events and activities affected:

  • The City Council meeting scheduled for March 17
  • The weekly Farmer’s Market at Old Poway Park and all public train operations
  • All shows and events at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts
  • The Poway Chamber of Commerce street fair on March 29
  • Youth sports groups using city facilities and fields
  • Community Services special events (please see calendar at for information on specific events)

The City of Poway is also scheduling intensive cleanings of all publicly accessible facilities. A dedicated team is monitoring local developments and overseeing the implementation of preventative actions for the city. The city continues to follow guidelines provided by public health agencies at the county, state and federal level.

For the most up-to-date information, please check back to this news page. Any new status updates will first be placed on the city’s website, then pushed out via the city’s social media channels. The City of Poway communicates with residents through its public agency account on Nextdoor, as well Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@cityofpoway).

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UPDATE: 3/6/20

The City of Poway Is closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) with San Diego County public health experts. The County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency is working with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor and respond to suspected cases in the San Diego County region. 

Poway staff are participating in regular briefings with public health officials and public safety agencies. At this time, residents are encouraged to stay informed and learn what you can do to protect your health, and prevent the spread of the virus. For information visit or call 2-1-1.

Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. Learn more on the CDC website.

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