COVID and Pandemic Updates (Updated August 31, 2022 - 2:30 p.m.)

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San Joaquin County Public Health Department has added monkeypox information to its website, including pre-registration for the vaccination.  As of August 2, 2022, San Joaquin County has had six confirmed cases.  For more information, please visit the following websites:


COVID Updates

City of Stockton COVID Testing Kiosk - January 10, 2022

The City of Stockton and Curative have partnered to offer a downtown COVID-19 testing site:

  • Register and book an appointment online
  • Kiosk location - 120 W. Oak St. (behind the Civic Auditorium)
  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • This site may close early due to high demand or limited available tests.
  • This test is offered at no cost. If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card and ID.


California Department of Public Health Updates

Guidance for Use of Face Masks - April 20, 2022

The State of California face mask requirements and guidance has been updated.

  • Masking on public transportation and at transportation hubs is no longer required.
  • CDPH strongly recommends masks in these settings and in all indoor public settings.
  • Venue operators, including K-12 school and childcare settings, must allow any individual to wear a mask if they desire to.
  • Certain exemptions apply for those younger than 2 years old, with medical conditions, where wearing a mask impairs communication or presents a risk related to work.


Masks Required

Masks (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with a good fit, are still required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status in higher-risk settings: 

  • Homeless shelters, Emergency shelters, and cooling and heating centers;
  • Healthcare settings
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Long Term Care Settings & Adult and Senior Care facilities. 

In some regions, local health jurisdictions may implement guidance that is stricter than State guidance. If you are traveling to or visiting other areas of the State, please be sure to check the guidance in that area.


Updated Mega Events Guidance 

Mega events are indoor events with greater than 1,000 attendees and outdoor events with 10,000 or more attendees.


Current Guidance

Vaccine Verification/Negative Test - strongly recommended for indoor events.



Travel Advisory 

The State has issued the following recommendations, which supersede all prior Travel Advisories:


COVID-19 Testing 

Testing is being offered at a number of locations throughout San Joaquin County and by healthcare providers throughout San Joaquin County.  



Medical Experts Endorse the COVID-19 Vaccine

Everyone who is interested in receiving a vaccination should signup through the State of California website at My Turn - Vaccine Interest Sign-up form.  You will be notified when you are eligible to receive a vaccination and be offered the opportunity to schedule a vaccination through the State's website.


Been Vaccinated?

Get a copy of your vaccination record from the California Department of Public Health. Use the following link to access the electronic form. You will be prompted to enter your first name, last name, date of birth, and your cell phone or email, and create a PIN (personal identification number). A link and QR code will be sent directly to you.

The Centers for Disease Control has prepared information about what changes when you are fully vaccinated


Controlling the Spread of COVID-19


To slow the spread of the virus, please continue to:

  • Follow CDPH Guidance for Use of Face Coverings (Masks)
  • Wash your hands regularly - with soap and water;
  • Covering coughs and sneezes (into elbow, not hands);
  • Physically distancing, of at least 6 feet, from those who are not members of your household;
  • Do not mix or gather with people outside of your household; and
  • Get vaccinated!


COVID Questions for the City of Stockton


External Links

State of California Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Regional Stay Home Order

San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services -

San Joaquin County Public Health

San Joaquin County Public Health Services -

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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 8/31/2022