Be a HERO. Take these four steps to slow the spread of COVID-19

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option


The City of San Marcos is asking all residents to become a HERO in our community. Please take these four critical steps today:

✅ 1. Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following all government orders and guidelines. Everyone in California is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Learn more at

✅ 2. Educate yourself with facts, not rumors. It’s more important than ever to share factual information and not inadvertently spread misinformation. Share official updates from your City, County, State and the CDC.

✅ 3. Remain calm. Practice kindness and compassion at home and in the community – even when that means practicing social distancing of at least six feet to keep each other safe. And remember to leave something for everyone - please only buy what your family needs for a week. There is no need to stockpile supplies. Freight flows are not disrupted, but stores need time to restock.

✅ 4. Opt in for emergency alerts. Sign up for E-news Alerts at Register for the County’s COVID-19 Text Message Alert System by texting COSD COVID19 to 468-311.

By taking these steps, we can help protect the health and safety of our families, friends, neighbors and our global community.

You can learn more about the City’s response to COVID-19 by visiting