COVID-19 Information

San Joaquin County Health Officer reports confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the county. This means that citizens should wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, stay home, and stay away from others when sick. Continue to monitor SJC Public Health Services, SJReady, and California Department of Public Health for the most current information.

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On March 17, 2020 the San Joaquin County Health Officer proclaimed a Public Health Emergency due to COVID-19, a respiratory disease. The Governor has announced that the California Public Health Department has issued a state-wide quarantine and the County of San Joaquin Public Health Officer has issued a Stay At Home Order. Stay home unless you need to get medical treatment, groceries or other essential needs or go to work if your employer and position has been identified as essential.

If you have questions about essential jobs, visit the FAQ’s or email SJReadyFeedback@sjgov.org.

Please share videos and social media messages about County and local resources available to support the health, safety and well-being of all Californians. We are all in this together.

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Interested in getting tested for COVID-19?

Make a free appointment in Lodi at OptumServe. If you do not have internet access, call 1-888-634-1123. Appointments available Monday-Friday.

Testing through Project Baseline is provided free of charge Monday through Saturday near San Joaquin General Hospital. Complete the screening at Project Baseline.

Testing locations in San Joaquin County

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Donations and Volunteers

  • Blood Donation: Right now, the American Red Cross has an ongoing critical need for blood product donations. To learn more about donating blood products, visit the American Red Cross’ website.
  • California Volunteers: Californians can safely help their community during these difficult times. To learn how you can help, visit the California Volunteer’s website.

Community Resources

  • 2-1-1: Dial 2-1-1 for helpful, around-the-clock resources.
  • California DMV: DMV allows customers to avoid coming to a DMV office for 60 days. Field offices are currently closed. Learn more.
  • Census: The 2020 Census is underway and the most important thing you can do is respond online, by phone, or by mail when you receive your invitation. Responding now will minimize the need for the Census Bureau to send census takers out into communities to follow up. Please check this page for regular updates.
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - The CDC has helpful videos providing information on COVID-19. They also have videos with American Sign Language translation.
  • Cybersecurity Tips: Cybercriminals are abusing the panic of the COVID-19 global event. Fake websites, phishing campaigns, and Coronavirus themed malware have increased and are formulated to deceive you and steal your personal information. For tips on staying safe and secure online, visit the ReadyGov Cybersecurity page. To learn more about reporting COVID-19 related scams, visit the DOJ website.
  • Drive-Thru Testing: Drive-thru testing is being offered by Verily. To see if you qualify for testing, visit the Verily website to complete an online screener based on guidelines from public health officials.
  • Employment Development Department (EDD)/Unemployment/Sick Leave/Caregivers: The EDD provides a variety of support services to people affected by COVID-19 in California. For faster and more convenient access to those services, please use their online options.
  • Meals for Kids: California K-12 school may provide school meals in non-congregate settings through the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option, consistent with the requirements of the California Department of Education and U.S. Department of Agriculture. To learn more about these programs, visit the San Joaquin County Office of Education.
  • OnwardCA - One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Parks: State Parks has temporarily closed vehicle traffic to parks experiencing high visitation. San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation closures.

Business and Employment Resources

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans to Small Businesses and Nonprofits Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now offering low-interest federal disaster loans to San Joaquin County small businesses and nonprofit organizations suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

San Joaquin County has been approved by the State to move fully into Stage 2. This includes in-restataunt dining, destination retail, and schools all with modifications. Please refer businesses in these categories to these links, they MUST follow state guidance.


SJC dine-in restaurants planning for reopening upon state approval MUST follow state guidance to support safe, clean environments for workers and customers. View the guidance and checklist for dine-in restaurants.

COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Shopping Malls, Destination Shopping Centers, Strip and Outlet Malls, and Swap Meets

SJC shopping malls, destination shopping centers, strip and outlet malls, and swap meets planning for reopening upon state approval MUST follow state guidance to support safe, clean environments for workers and customers. View the guidance and accompanying checklist for retail establishments.

San Joaquin County COVID-19 Dashboard

The dashboard below provides SJC COVID-19 case count data and is also available at SJCPHS. It is updated with the most accurate and current information available including:

Have questions about COVID-19 in San Joaquin County? Contact SJ 2-1-1 for more information!

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Let us know: SJReadyFeedback@sjgov.org