San Marcos Creek Project Construction and COVID-19

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At the City of San Marcos, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. Amid the COVID-19 outbreak and Governor Gavin Newsom’s “stay at home” order, project construction will proceed as project construction activities are exempt under the order. Here are the two sections in the order supporting this exemption:
  • Emergency Services Sector: “Workers who support the operation, inspection, and maintenance of essential public works facilities and operations, including bridges, water and sewer main breaks, fleet maintenance personnel, construction of critical or strategic infrastructure, construction material suppliers, traffic signal maintenance, emergency location services for buried utilities, maintenance of digital systems infrastructure supporting public works operations, and other emergent issues.”

  • Other Community-Based Government Operations and Essential Functions: “Construction workers who support the construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects (including housing construction).”
Given the importance of the project and its role in providing critical transportation infrastructure and relief from flooding, the City will continue with construction as planned. The Creek construction team is taking all recommended precautions to stay healthy and safe by following the guidance from public health officials, not gathering in groups larger than 10 people, practicing social distancing and frequent handwashing on the construction site.