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San Diego County Proclaims First Corona-Associated Demise

four:45 p.m., Sunday, March 22

County Public Well being Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten introduced Sunday afternoon the primary dying of a San Diego County resident on account of COVID-19.

Wooten’s feedback got here throughout a day press convention by native officers, the place it was additionally introduced the variety of optimistic circumstances in San Diego County had risen to 159.

The San Diego resident who died was recognized as a male in his early 70s, and had been handled in Santa Clara County after getting back from journey to Hawaii. The county had no additional details about the dying right now.

As of Saturday night time, there have been no deaths on account of COVID-19 reported within the county.

Dr. Wooten emphasised that the county’s response to the pandemic is simply at its starting, and whereas some San Diego residents had been following “social distancing” tips, others had been congregating in giant teams at parks and seashores.

Staying inside or remoted from others “is for everybody’s well being and security,” Dr. Wooten stated. She additionally instructed anybody who noticed giant teams of non-family members in public to name native legislation enforcement.

Beneath the Governor’s state-wide “stay-at-home” order, violations of the order are a misdemeanor offense and topic to a $100 advantageous.

Officers additionally reiterated that checks for COVID-19 would proceed to be prioritized for healthcare professionals, individuals already hospitalized, and people in nursing houses, and that widespread testing wouldn’t be obtainable for these with delicate signs. As an alternative, the officers stated that folks ought to keep house and self-isolate.

“We’re nonetheless within the eye of the storm and we’re not asking you to board up your home windows however to board up yourselves at house, please,” stated Dr. Nick Yphantides, San Diego County’s chief medical officer. – Max Rivlin-Nadler, Immigration reporter

Governor Asks Trump To Make ‘Main Catastrophe Declaration’ For California

Three:22 p.m. Sunday, March 22

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday formally requested that President Donald Trump make a Presidential Main Catastrophe Declaration for California, which might make billions in federal funds obtainable to the state.

Trump permitted such a declaration for New York state on Friday and Washington state earlier on Sunday. Throughout a White Home media briefing Sunday afternoon, Trump acknowledged receiving the request and stated he would act on it shortly.

The declaration would supply “mass care and emergency help, disaster counseling, catastrophe case administration, catastrophe unemployment help, catastrophe authorized companies and catastrophe supplemental diet help,” in response to a information launch from Newsom’s workplace.

Metropolis Of San Diego Closing Park And Seashore Parking Heaps

Three:15 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020

The town of San Diego on Sunday closed all parking tons for seashores and parks as a part of its effort to discourage gatherings of any dimension in the course of the pandemic.

Metropolis officers took this extraordinary step after many reviews of individuals gathering at seashores and parks regardless of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order final week for all Californians to “shelter in place” and Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s order limiting gatherings within the metropolis.

“Public well being officers are clear that gatherings of any dimension can result in the unfold of COVID-19, which is why they proceed to be prohibited all over the place, together with at seashores and parks,” stated Hearth-Rescue Chief Colin Stowell in a press release launched Sunday. “Native and state guidelines limiting teams have been in impact for days, so this shouldn’t be a shock to anybody.”

Lifeguard Division Chief James Gartland adopted Stowell’s assertion with a reminder that “individuals can nonetheless go outdoors for a stroll or bike journey, however they need to do it whereas following bodily distancing guidelines.”

“The Keep At Residence order makes clear that this isn’t a time for events, it’s a time to guard the general public well being,” Gartland stated.

WATCH: San Diego County To Give Updates On Coronavirus Pandemic

San Diego County public well being officer Dr. Wilma Wooten stated throughout Sunday’s briefing San Diego’s first dying will likely be reported Sunday.

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Coronado Naval Base Sailor Assessments Optimistic For COVID-19

1:10 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020

A sailor from Naval Base Coronado is the most recent member of the native army neighborhood to check optimistic for COVID-19 as San Diego County’s confirmed circumstances spiked from 131 to 159 this weekend, county well being officers and the Navy stated.

The sailor reported signs of COVID-19 to his supervisor on March 17, in response to officers from the bottom. He examined optimistic on Friday and is now restricted to his residence, receiving medical care.

“Personnel that the person instantly recognized having shut contact with have been notified and are in self-quarantine at their residences,” the bottom’s public affairs workplace stated. “Army well being professionals are conducting an intensive contact investigation to find out whether or not some other personnel might have been in shut contact and probably uncovered.” -Metropolis Information Service

Ramada Resort In Kearny Mesa To Be Used As COVID-19 Quarantine Web site

10:40 a.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Ramada lodge in Kearny Mesa introduced it is going to be used as a quarantine website for individuals doubtlessly uncovered to coronavirus.

The Ramada by Wyndham San Diego North Resort & Convention Heart situated close to Kearny Mesa Street, north of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard close to state Route 163, will likely be utilized by the federal authorities to deal with sufferers underneath quarantine at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The lodge has 151 rooms and will likely be closed to the general public.

The sufferers being transferred from the bottom to the lodge are experiencing delicate or no signs, federal authorities stated. -Metropolis Information Service

San Diego County Democratic Occasion Chair In Intensive Care For COVD-19

9:45 a.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020

San Diego County Democratic Occasion Chair Will Rodriguez-Kennedy stated late Saturday he had examined optimistic for the coronavirus and was in intensive care on the native VA Medical Heart.

Rodriguez-Kennedy introduced Friday night time on Fb that he had been hospitalized after experiencing fever, cough, nausea and muscle soreness. An replace on Saturday stated his take a look at for COVID-19 had come again optimistic and that he was within the ICU “receiving the most effective care.”

Rodriguez-Kennedy, 32, was elected chair of the county Democratic social gathering final 12 months — the youngest particular person to ever win that place. He’s a Marine Corps veteran who was discharged underneath the “Do not Ask, Do not Inform” coverage that banned brazenly homosexual individuals from serving within the army. He stated on Fb he was uninsured, however native Democratic social gathering activist had linked him with a VA specialist who obtained him enrolled and admitted to the hospital.

Different native political figures who’ve examined optimistic for the coronavirus embody Chula Vista Metropolis Councilman Steve Padilla, who was admitted to intensive care and positioned on a ventilator final Thursday, and Kelvin Barrios, a candidate for San Diego Metropolis Council District 9.

Barrios was initially hospitalized however is now in self-isolation at house, in response to an e mail from the native LGBT Democratic membership, Democrats for Equality. -Andrew Bowen, Metro Reporter

San Diego County COVID-19 Instances Rise to 159

eight:38 a.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020

San Diego County’s confirmed coronavirus circumstances spiked from 131 to 159 between Friday and Saturday, county well being officers stated.

Of the 159 individuals within the county with optimistic diagnoses, well being officers stated 135 are county residents, 11 are in federal quarantine and 13 will not be county residents.

Of the 34 sufferers who’ve been hospitalized, 25 are county residents. Twelve of these hospitalized have been in intensive care, as was one non-county resident.

The overwhelming majority of San Diego County’s circumstances — practically 100 of those that have examined optimistic — have been underneath the age of 60. One particular person’s age is unknown.

Confirmed Instances by Metropolis of Residence Report (up to date weekly)

The well being division will maintain one other coronavirus briefing Sunday afternoon, which is able to embody San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. You’ll be able to watch the briefing right here on this weblog at 2:30 p.m. -Metropolis Information Service/KPBS

Some San Diego Jail Inmates Could Be Launched Early

6:34 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020

Some low-level, non-violent inmates dealing with trials and being held in San Diego County jails are being thought-about for launch within the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the county’s district lawyer and sheriff introduced Saturday.

“Within the wake of an unprecedented Superior Court docket closure, the San Diego County District Legal professional’s Workplace and San Diego County Sheriff’s Division took a number of proactive steps this week to deal with the specter of the coronavirus to people arrested for low-level, non-violent crimes who usually would have been launched if the courtroom was open or cannot afford to publish jail,” the DA and sheriff stated in a joint assertion.

The DA’s workplace didn’t say what number of inmates have already been launched underneath the brand new insurance policies nor what number of are anticipated to be launched.

Different actions the district lawyer stated are being taken embody:

— figuring out these in jail who’re awaiting trial or sentencing and could also be eligible for launch;

— prioritizing the discharge of susceptible inmates who’re “medically fragile” to find out whether it is applicable to ask the courtroom to re-sentence them;

— permitting some individuals nearing the tip of their sentence to be launched early.

-Metropolis Information Service

Rancho Santa Fe Resort To Shut For A Month

6:28 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020

Certainly one of San Diego’s high resorts, the Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, stated Saturday it should shut beginning Sunday via April 22 as a precaution in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

Officers on the facility, situated at 5921 Valencia Circle, stated they’re saying the closure “with a heavy coronary heart however nice hopefulness.”

“We are going to frequently re-evaluate our subsequent plan of action and goal to speak future plans as we all know extra throughout this unbelievable unprecedented time,” a resort assertion stated. “This resolution didn’t come flippantly. However in solidarity with the directives of the state of California, we really feel that that is the one accountable plan of action right now.”

Different well-known San Diego resorts stated they haven’t determined to close down, however are taking it day-by-day.

For instance, Loews Coronado Bay Resort visitors have been arriving Saturday and the lodge is open, however the restaurant and spa are closed, a spokeswoman stated. -Metropolis Information Service

Metropolis Council Candidate Assessments Optimistic For Coronavirus

5:57 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020

Kelvin Barrios, a candidate for the San Diego Metropolis Council’s ninth District, examined optimistic at present for COVID-19, the illness brought on by coronavirus, his marketing campaign spokeswoman stated.

Barrios, who got here in first within the March main to interchange Georgette Gomez on the council and will likely be in a November runoff in opposition to Sean Elo, introduced the optimistic take a look at on his Fb web page.

His spokeswoman, Dee Rivera, stated he was hospitalized on Friday after feeling sick.

“Having ups and downs, with fever, headache and shortness of breath,” Barrios stated within the publish. “However nonetheless doing OK.”

Barrios, a Metropolis Heights resident, launched his marketing campaign in September 2019 for the ninth council district, representing the communities of Alvarado Estates, Metropolis Heights, Faculty Space, Faculty View Estates, El Cerrito, Kensington, Mountain View, Mt. Hope, Rolando, Southcrest and Talmadge. -Metropolis Information Service

WATCH: Governor Newsom Offers Replace on California’s COVID-19 Response

four:57 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020

WATCH: San Diego County Officers Give Replace On COVID-19

Three:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020

County Public Well being Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten opened up the dialog. She stated in San Diego there are 131 optimistic circumstances and 0 deaths.

Wooten emphasised that “90% of individuals don’t should be examined,” and that residents with delicate signs can self-isolate at house. Although, she stated anybody needing a respirator ought to get in contact with medical professionals.

The County’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Nicholas Yphantides, stated the healthcare system might turn into overwhelmed, however he urged residents to hunt out skilled medical assist if they should.

“[There’s this] duality between ‘that is overhyped’ or ‘we’re not doing sufficient,” Yphantides stated. “The analogy that I exploit with my healthcare colleagues is ‘of us, we’re actually within the eye of the storm proper now.”

He hopes that with social distancing the “class 5 storm” will likely be “lessened and turn into extra manageable. However we consider very strongly that it’s coming and the healthcare methods are activated. And although the this knowledge I referred to at present exhibits a lot of capability, that would change,” he stated.

County supervisor Nathan Fletcher stated that as extra testing occurs, the county expects the variety of optimistic circumstances to rise. And, he stated the demand for hospital rooms will develop exponentially.

Within the meantime, he urged residents to attempt to keep away from misinformation on the coronavirus and observe correct social distancing to decelerate the unfold of the virus. – Max Rivlin Nadler, Immigration Reporter and Shalina Chatlani, Science and Know-how Reporter

California To Obtain $42M In Emergency Funds For Healthcare Infrastructure

1:41 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020

In a press launch Saturday, the state introduced Governor Gavin Newsom directed greater than $42 million in emergency funding to California’s healthcare infrastructure. The cash goals to strengthen the state’s response to COVID-19.

“California is mobilizing each a part of authorities to help our well being care supply system, its employees, and people amongst us who’re most susceptible to COVID-19,” stated Governor Newsom.

The state will use three-fourths of the funds to develop healthcare capability by leasing and working two medical services — Seton Medical Heart in Daly Metropolis and St. Vincent Medical Heart in Los Angeles. The remainder of the cash will likely be directed towards the state public well being lab, buying new medical tools akin to ventilators and IV fusion pumps, and affected person transportation companies.

In response to the Governor’s workplace, this previous week California started receiving shipments from a previous request from the Strategic Nationwide Stockpile. The request included gadgets like:

Over 1.2 million N95 and surgical masks

Over 130,000 surgical robes

Over 470,000 gloves

This week the state additionally requested further provides from the Strategic Nationwide Stockpile, together with:

30 million N95 and surgical masks

10,000 ventilators

2 million swabs

200,000 RNA extraction kits

The emergency funds and provide requests come simply days after Governor Gavin Newsom ordered California residents to shelter in place. – Shalina Chatlani, Science and Know-how Reporter.

UC San Diego, Producers Enhance COVID-19 Testing Capability

1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21,2020

UC San Diego Well being and UCSD Faculty of Medication introduced Friday that the college’s Heart for Superior Laboratory Medication is considerably ramping up testing for COVID-19, projecting a capability to finish 1,000 to 1,500 checks per day inside two to 3 weeks.

UCSD Well being has been conducting in-house COVID-19 testing since March 10. The in-house testing was among the many first such efforts within the nation, hospital officers stated, producing ends in hours, moderately than days or perhaps weeks.

However rising and widespread challenges throughout well being methods and the nation involving shortages of required chemical compounds and supplies has restricted testing to solely individuals assembly strict diagnostic standards, akin to clear signs of illness or recognized publicity to the virus.

Dr. Ronald McLawhon, director of the middle and UCSD’s scientific laboratories, stated the ability has been revamped to redirect further personnel and assets to COVID-19 testing.

“Our complete scientific group understands the significance of this effort in combating a worldwide pandemic,” McLawhon stated. “A lot of our most expert laboratory, technical and administration employees have been working around-the- clock.” -Metropolis Information Service

Coronavirus Nationwide Roundup

12 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020

Within the U.S., no less than 13 states have postponed voting and extra delays are potential as well being officers warn that social distancing and different measures to comprise the virus is likely to be in place for weeks, if not months. Primaries scheduled for Georgia, Ohio, Maryland, Indiana, Louisiana, Connecticut and Kentucky have all been postponed to Could or June.

Outbreaks of the brand new coronavirus at nursing houses in Washington, Illinois, New Jersey and elsewhere within the U.S. are laying naked the trade’s long-running issues. The deadliest single spot within the outbreak thus far is on the Life Care Heart within the Seattle suburb of Kirkland. Federal investigators consider working situations – together with understaffing and low pay – have been a contributing issue within the 35 deaths so far. – Related Press

Coronavirus Worldwide Roundup

12 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020

The Tokyo Olympics have reached a vital part. Japanese organizers and IOC President Thomas Bach say the video games will open July 24 on the $1.four billion nationwide stadium in Tokyo. However athletes are complaining: They’ll’t prepare; qualifying occasions have been canceled; the chaos is bound to favor some over others. Large questions stay about bringing 11,000 athletes from 200 nations collectively in 4 months. Bach has stated repeatedly it’s too early to announce a last resolution.

Africa’s circumstances of the coronavirus rose above 1,000 on Saturday. Angola introduced its first circumstances, which means no less than 40 of Africa’s 54 nations at the moment are affected. Congo reported its first dying; Burkina Faso reported two new ones — that nation now has essentially the most virus deaths of any nation in sub-Saharan Africa. The West African nation additionally has one of many highest caseloads on the continent with 64. Somalia stated it’s lifting its ban on worldwide flights for 2 days so stranded residents can come house. Angola closed its air, land and sea borders this week. Botswana has suspended worldwide journey by all authorities staff.

In London, vacationer websites have been eerily empty a day after the federal government ordered the closure of all bars, eating places, film theaters and different locations the place individuals congregate. Pigeons outnumbered individuals within the often bustling Trafalgar Sq. and Leicester Sq.. There have been lengthy strains outdoors some supermarkets. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is assembly with grocery store executives over the weekend about easy methods to maintain the cabinets stuffed. – Related Press

SDSU Postpones Graduations, Planning Digital Ceremonies

11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020

San Diego State College introduced Friday that the coronavirus outbreak has compelled it to postpone graduation ceremonies for spring and summer season graduates to December.

The present plan is for the college to carry a “digital celebration” on Could 16 after which maintain in-person ceremonies December 17-20. In a press release, SDSU President Adela de la Torre stated it’s essential that the in-person ceremonies not be canceled altogether.

“This can assist make sure the authenticity of the expertise for our graduating college students,” the assertion stated. “Our college students are so deserving of this second, and we need to be there with them in particular person.”

The assertion went on to say the postponement is not going to have an effect on the timing of diploma completion for college students scheduled to graduate in Could or August. Those that full all diploma necessities will obtain diplomas within the mail between six and eight weeks after the semester ends, the assertion stated. – David Washburn, Investigative Editor

Coronavirus Instances In San Diego Rise To 131

6 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020

The variety of coronavirus circumstances in San Diego County has elevated to 131, up 26 circumstances from Thursday.

That’s the highest day-over-day improve in circumstances but.

Of these circumstances, 27 have been hospitalized. There have been no deaths from coronavirus in San Diego County.

San Diego county epidemiologist Dr. Eric McDonald stated the quantity is probably going increased than what’s been reported.

“What we’re seeing is the tip of the iceberg and at a minimal, the variety of precise circumstances which are in all probability in the neighborhood might be 10 occasions what we’re seeing when it comes to what we’re reporting,” he stated.

As of Friday, the county stated greater than 1,000 individuals within the county have been examined, splitting between county lab, non-public labs and hospitals.

Grocery Staff Union Secures $2/hr Increase At Albertsons, Vons

5:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020

Staff at Albertsons and Vons received a $2 per hour increase in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, union officers introduced Friday.

Many grocery shops have been overwhelmed with clients in search of meals, cleansing provides and different requirements as Californians adapt to a brand new statewide stay-at-home order supposed to sluggish the unfold of COVID-19. With the surge in clients, staff working to restock cabinets and take a look at clients are dealing with a increased danger of publicity to the virus.

The United Meals and Industrial Staff Worldwide Union had been urgent Albertsons, the mother or father firm of Vons, for a increase and extra safety for workers. UFCW stated in a Fb publish that the corporate would additionally start putting in plexiglass shields at check-out stands to guard cashiers.

UFCW Native 135, which represents Albertsons and Vons staff in San Diego and Imperial Counties, praised the transfer in a press launch.

“We’ve got been asking the most important retailers, who’re doubling and tripling their earnings proper now, to acknowledge that our members want elevated pay, elevated security measures and extra versatile schedules throughout these unprecedented occasions,” stated Vons worker Tamara Lengthy. “We’re happy they’re listening to us and acknowledge the essential function we play throughout this case.” – Andrew Bowen, Metro Reporter

Metropolis Leaders Urge San Diegans To Proceed Staying At Residence, Per State Order

four:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020

San Diego metropolis leaders urged locals Friday to heed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 outbreak whereas acknowledging that residents have been observing directives from metropolis and county leaders to self-isolate this previous week to maintain from overburdening hospitals and emergency companies.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer stated the town has seen “unprecedented cooperation” from residents to numerous orders to remain at house and observe social distancing.

San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit and San Diego Hearth-Rescue Chief Colin Stowell echoed these sentiments, saying that thus far, residents have heeded calls to remain inside, which they stated helps first responders and retains them secure from potential publicity to COVID-19.

Nisleit stated the police division has seen an 11% lower in requires service this previous week, an indication that San Diegans have been complying with native orders concerning COVID-19.

Faulconer requested residents to remain the course following the governor’s government order Thursday.

Coronavirus In ‘Each Municipality” In The County: Wooten

four:15 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020

The coronavirus is in “each municipality within the county,” San Diego County public well being officer Dr. Wilma Wooten introduced Friday.

Wooten was answering a reporter’s query on the every day county coronavirus briefing about whether or not the county will break down the variety of optimistic circumstances by neighborhoods.

There are 105 circumstances of COVID-19 within the county as of Friday afternoon and the youngest affected person is 19 years outdated. However Wooten stated the county received’t break the numbers down by neighborhoods for privateness causes, but in addition as a result of the “virus is all through the county.”

Nevertheless, the county did launch the breakdown by metropolis:

The easiest way to guard your self is thru tried-and-true strategies, akin to washing your arms, adhere to the order to shelter in place and solely exit if it’s obligatory, she stated.

“The message could be very clear, all Californians are being requested to remain at house if you do not want to exit for important causes,” Wooten stated.

County epidemiologist Dr. Eric McDonald acknowledged there’s a scarcity of testing kits within the area and persons are getting anxious about COVID-19. For some, he stated, the one option to allay that nervousness is to get examined however there will not be sufficient checks for everybody.

“Testing is restricted so we have to preserve these checks for many who want it,” he stated. He added that testing doesn’t change the remedy process, which is self-quarantine. Eighty p.c of these with COVID-19 have delicate to average signs and may keep house except signs worsen, Wooten stated.

The underside line for San Diegans, everybody on the briefing stated, is to remain house and never exit except obligatory.

“We have to stop the preventable in order that we might be ready to cope with the inevitable,” county chief medical officer Dr. Nick Yphantides stated. “We’re nonetheless very involved concerning the capability of the well being care system.”

Nevertheless, Wooten stated, you possibly can nonetheless go for a stroll across the neighborhood, go on hikes and maintain energetic open air so long as you adhere to the social distancing principal and keep away from gatherings of 10 or extra individuals.

sixth San Diego Primarily based Sailor Assessments Optimistic For Coronavirus

12:04 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020

The Navy introduced Friday sixth sailor has examined optimistic for the coronavirus.

The sailor examined optimistic Wednesday, however the Navy waited to make the announcement. The sailor, who’s assigned to Commander, Naval Air Forces, is remoted at house in accordance with Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention tips.

The Navy has notified individuals who had shut contact with the sailor and positioned them in a restricted standing at their residences and are at present being monitored, officers stated.

Army well being officers are conducting an investigation to find out whether or not anybody else might have been uncovered.

US And Mexico To Curb Border Journey To Management Coronavirus

9 a.m., March 20, 2020

Mexico and the U.S. have introduced plans to sharply restrict journey over their busy shared border as they attempt to management the unfold of the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump and Mexican Overseas Secretary Marcelo Ebrard say their governments agreed to ban leisure and vacationer journey. It is just like the restrictions put in place earlier this week alongside the U.S. and Canadian border. There can be no ban on individuals touring for work or different important actions and there can be no halt to industrial visitors. The restrictions take impact at midnight Friday.

Chula Vista Councilman In Hospital After Coronavirus Signs Worsen

6:18 a.m., March 20, 2020

Chula Vista Councilman Steve Padilla was admitted to UCSD Thornton Hospital ICU Thursday, in response to a press release launched by Padilla’s daughter, Ashleigh Padilla.

“He’s receiving further remedy, together with a respirator to assist with issue respiratory related to COVID-19,” she shared within the assertion. “I do know his superb docs and nurses are doing every little thing they will to ship him house wholesome when that is throughout.”

My father requested me to move on a message: Everybody must take COVID-19 significantly. Please comply with the recommendation of our public well being professionals to cut back unfold of the virus and take precautions to maintain your households and our neighborhood secure.”

Father Joe’s Homeless Consumer Assessments Adverse For COVID-19; Shelters Accepting New Folks

eight p.m., March 19, 2020

An individual faraway from the shelter run by Father Joe’s Village has examined damaging for COVID-19, the nonprofit reported Thursday afternoon.

The particular person was the primary to be positioned in isolation in one of many motel rooms the county acquired to quickly home individuals awaiting take a look at outcomes.Others who might have are available contact with the particular person have been positioned in quarantine. With the damaging take a look at outcomes, the quarantine and isolation have been lifted, in response to a information launch from Father Joe’s.

The San Diego Housing Fee has lifted the momentary suspension on Father Joe’s that stored the shelter from taking in new homeless individuals for 2 nights this week. A spokeswoman for the Mayor’s Workplace stated shelters run by Veterans Village of San Diego and PATH, in addition to an Alpha Venture shelter at 17th Avenue and Imperial Avenue, have begun accepting new individuals. All the shelters that suspended new intakes obtain funding from the town of San Diego.

Two others that fall into that class are nonetheless not accepting individuals, stated Ashley Bailey with the Mayor’s Workplace. She stated that “our groups are engaged on options” to that. — Cody Delany, inewsource

Governor Gavin Newsom Points Statewide ‘Keep-In’ Order

6:30 p.m., March 19, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday issued a statewide “keep at house” order efficient at midnight.

The order mirrors the order from a number of counties in northern California.

The order doesn’t imply that folks can not exit for groceries or different necessities. Eating places should still supply take-out or deliveries.

“We need to bend the curve,” Newsom stated, referring to the projection that as a lot as 50% of the state could possibly be contaminated with COVID-19. He stated he desires to bend that projection downward, and that was the explanation for the order.

Newsom additionally waived state codes to permit native municipalities to behave on moratoriums on evictions, each residential and industrial, because the municipalities see match.

San Diego Metropolis Council has already referred to as for a moratorium on evictions.

Newsom additionally stated he reserves the best to announce extra drastic measures he sees match to stem the unfold of the virus.

Mayor Asks San Diegans To Lend Serving to Hand Throughout Pandemic

four:30 p.m., March 19, 2020

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Thursday was asking San Diegans to lend a serving to hand in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re united on this collectively,” he stated.

In San Diego, the pandemic has induced 285 blood drives to shut, translating to 10,000 fewer donations, in response to the San Diego Pink Cross.

The Pink Cross stated residents can safely donate blood because the company has applied a number of security procedures, akin to rising the gap between donation cots.

Sean Mahoney, CEO of the American Pink Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties, stated the scarcity due to the pandemic is “unprecedented.”

The San Diego Foodbank is experiencing a special type of scarcity — volunteers. A lot of its volunteers have canceled their shift due to the pandemic.

Whereas each the county and metropolis are advising individuals to remain house once they can, San Diego Meals Financial institution president James Floros stated the company wants assist distributing meals to those that want it.

All 200 distribution areas are open in the course of the pandemic, he stated.

Coronavirus ‘Neighborhood Response Fund’ Raises $four Million In Three Days

– four:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020

San Diego philanthropists have raised $four million this week to assist employees impacted by the coronavirus pandemic entry meals, pay lease and utilities and canopy misplaced wages.

The San Diego COVID-19 Neighborhood Response Fund was introduced Monday, with a $1 million donation from SDG&E and a $300,000 donation from The San Diego Basis, which has since donated a further $950,000.

“You’ll be able to clearly see the neighborhood is coming collectively to assist each other by the easy reality this fund added $four million dollars within the first 72 hours after its launch,” County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher stated in a press launch. “The generosity of San Diegans will jumpstart our neighborhood’s restoration from this virus.”

With a lot of the native financial system at a standstill and the usually busy conference season all however decimated, hundreds of lodge employees, bar and restaurant servers, artists and others are dealing with layoffs or decreased hours.

The San Diego Basis additionally introduced Thursday it had made its first grant from the fund: $250,000 to United Manner of San Diego County, which is able to present lease, mortgage and utility funds to low-income households impacted by the illness.

United Manner stated it will make funds on to landlords, mortgage lenders, SDG&E and different utilities, to not candidates. These excited by making use of for the funds can accomplish that via the nonprofit’s web site.

People excited by donating to the fund may also accomplish that on-line.

North County Transit District Reduces Service Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

– Three:37 p.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020

The North County Transit District introduced Thursday that it will be decreasing companies as a result of ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

In a press release, the company stated that they’re “experiencing vital declines in ridership and has decided that momentary service reductions will likely be applied for COASTER commuter trains.”

The next reductions will likely be in impact beginning Monday, March 23:

Weekend COASTER Service:

All weekend COASTER service will likely be suspended. Service is not going to run between Oceanside and Santa Fe Depot on Saturdays or Sundays starting on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Weekday COASTER Service:

Starting on Monday, March 23, 2020, the momentary schedule for weekday (Monday-Friday) service will solely embody the “energetic” trains beneath. “Suspended” trains is not going to function.

NCTD says the reductions will likely be in place till additional discover.

Dr. Wilma Wooten: ‘No Scarcity’ Of N95 Masks … Proper Now

– Three:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020

County public well being officer Dr. Wilma Wooten on Thursday stated whereas there are some provides shortages, there aren’t any shortages of N95 masks for well being care employees.

There have been reviews that some hospitals are experiencing shortages of provides, however Wooten stated “100%” there have been NO provide points with the N95 masks, that are designed to suit snuggly and filter airborne particles.

There are some shortages of gloves, robes and goggles. When pressed on when these provides might run out, she stated she doesn’t have numbers however “they’re low.”

The variety of circumstances in San Diego stays at 80 Thursday afternoon, however these numbers will change by the tip of the day because the county updates its numbers.

The variety of circumstances, whereas nonetheless low, exhibits a leap of 20 from the day prior to this. Dr. Eric McDonald stated the leap will not be reflective of how the virus is spreading.

He stated it could be the best way industrial labs are reporting the outcomes. It might take 4 to 5 days to get outcomes from some labs.

What’s essential is that folks keep house when they’re sick, he stated.

“Staying house while you’re sick is vital,” he stated.

Additionally, on Thursday, the county closed its 13 Household Useful resource Facilities for in-person service. Providers are nonetheless obtainable on-line and over the telephone at (888) 724-7240.

Some San Diego Shelters Once more Open To New Homeless Folks

– 12 p.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020

As of Thursday morning, the homeless shelter run by Veterans Village of San Diego and Alpha Venture’s shelter at 17th Avenue and Imperial Avenue have begun accepting new individuals, Ashley Bailey, a spokeswoman for the Mayor’s Workplace, stated.

After closing new intakes at seven city-funded homeless shelters Tuesday, the San Diego Housing Fee has reviewed most shelters for spacing necessities and is starting to allow them to reopen, Bailey stated. The shelters are required to have their beds three to 6 toes aside, in an effort to cease the novel coronavirus from spreading among the many metropolis’s homeless inhabitants, she stated.

Shelters run by Father Joe’s Villages and PATH are anticipated to start taking new individuals by this afternoon, Bailey stated. It’s not but recognized if the entire city-funded shelters will likely be open Thursday to new individuals.

Bob McElroy, Alpha Venture CEO, stated two trailers ‒ about 10 toes by 20 toes ‒ have been parked late Wednesday on website on the nonprofit’s 17th Avenue shelter and at its Newton Avenue shelter. They are going to be used to quarantine individuals exhibiting flu-like signs earlier than receiving companies, he stated Thursday.

Native Leaders Urge Immigrants To Entry Public Well being Assets Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

– 11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020

Native elected officers on Thursday inspired immigrants to entry authorities well being care and different neighborhood assets as COVID-19 continues to unfold in San Diego.

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher reiterated anybody who must get medical assist ought to go get it, together with getting examined for COVD-19 in the event that they want it. Immigrants, no matter authorized standing, is not going to be requested for paperwork, he stated.

State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez stated immigrants and refugees shouldn’t be afraid to entry authorities assets due to the Trump administration’s “public cost” rule, which is a White Home coverage that bars citizenship to immigrants and refugees who reap the benefits of public help packages.

San Diego County Closes Libraries, Cancels Curb Facet Pickup

– 11:12 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020

San Diego County will not offer curbside pickup companies on the county’s 33 library branches. All libraries and the county’s cellular bookmobiles have been closed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Nevertheless, the county says that folks can nonetheless entry the library’s e-books and magazines on-line. They are often accessed both through the use of the Libby or Flipster.

County residents who should not have a library card can join an Immediate Digital Card and use their cell phone quantity as their private library card.

COVID-19 Prompts Closure Of Vogue Valley, Premium Retailers

– eight:47 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Vogue Valley shopping center, Carlsbad Premium Retailers and Las Americas Premium Retailers will likely be closed via March 29 as a part of a nationwide closure of all Simon-owned properties in an try to cut back the unfold of the coronavirus.

The closures got here after what Simon described as “intensive discussions with federal, state and native officers.”

“The well being and security of our customers, retailers and staff is of paramount significance and we’re taking this step to assist scale back the unfold of COVID-19 in our communities,” David Simon, Simon’s chairman, CEO and president, stated in saying the momentary closures.

Health Facilities Shut, Childcare Restrictions Take Impact

– 6:13 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020

New public well being orders took impact Thursday in response to the rising variety of coronavirus circumstances, together with the closure of all gyms and health facilities, a ban on gatherings of 10 or extra and restriction of childcare to “secure” teams of 10 kids with one childcare supplier.

Well being officers stated “secure” refers back to the identical group of 10 kids every day and the identical supplier every day. The variety of coronavirus circumstances in San Diego County rose to 80 Wednesday with 11 hospitalizations and no deaths.

San Diego Primarily based Hospital Ship To Reply To Coronavirus Pandemic

– 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The San Diego-based hospital ship USNS Mercy is getting ready to reply to the coronavirus menace.

President Trump made the announcement Wednesday afternoon that the Navy’s two hospital ships, Mercy and USNS Consolation will deploy someplace to assist with the response to the virus.

The Consolation is definitely present process upkeep in Norfolk, Virginia. The San Diego-based Mercy might be prepared inside a couple of days, in response to the Navy.

The president didn’t announce a particular mission however the ship could possibly be headed wherever alongside the west coast, together with Seattle, which has seen a variety of circumstances, or it might keep in southern California to again up the civilian medical system.

“Consolation and Mercy is not going to deploy to deal with COVID sufferers, however will likely be made obtainable to help with remedy of different sufferers in coastal areas the place native well being professionals are essentially centered on a lot of COVID circumstances,” Lt. Rochelle Rieger, spokesperson for the Navy’s Third Fleet, stated in a press release.

The Mercy carries 1,000 hospital beds, together with 80 intensive care beds and a number of surgical suites. In the mean time, Mercy is ready as much as depart on 5 days’ discover, as quickly because it receives provides and medical employees. If pressed, it might depart sooner.

In 2013, the ship was deployed in Three days to reply to a hurricane within the Philippines.

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San Diego Mayor Proclaims $four Million Reduction Fund For Small Companies

– four:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Wednesday introduced a $four million aid fund for small companies affected by the coronavirus disaster.

Small companies might apply for zero-interest microloans to assist them climate the disaster, he stated.

The main points of how companies can entry the funds and the way a lot are forthcoming, Faulconer stated.

The mayor additionally stated the $four million is the seed cash and he expects it to develop as banks and neighborhood companions work with the town to offer aid for native companies.

In response to the town, 98% of San Diego companies have fewer than 100 staff.

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County Orders Gyms, Health Facilities To Shut; No Medical Provides Shortages In County

– 2:37 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The county of San Diego on Wednesday up to date its orders to incorporate the closures of all gyms and health facilities beginning at midnight.

The county additionally clarified that its order barring gatherings of 50 or individuals doesn’t have an effect on airports, public transportation or different important companies — akin to grocery shops — the place individuals can observe social distancing.

County public well being officer Dr. Wilma Wooten stated she will not be recommending shelter in place right now.

“We’re recommending individuals not collect in teams of 10 or extra,” she stated.

At the moment, daycare and little one care facilities can nonetheless stay open, offered that the youngsters they look after are in secure teams of 10 or fewer.

“Secure implies that they’re the identical 10 kids,” Wooten stated. She stated there cannot be any mixing of kids and for facilities that look after a number of teams of kids, the teams have to be in separate rooms.

So far as the homeless inhabitants goes, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher stated there are public well being nurses which are embedded inside some homeless outreach groups and the county is working to develop that to a complete of 16 groups.

The county has additionally secured extra motel rooms for people who examined optimistic, underneath investigation or have signs however should not have capacity to self-isolate at house, Fletcher stated.

The rooms will not be only for homeless people, he stated, however for many who are in want of isolation.

County chief medical officer Dr. Nick Yphantides stated well being care employees have all of the provides they want proper now to look after sufferers.

“Proper now to reply your query matter of factly, there aren’t any shortages,” he stated.

The shortages are a nationwide situation that’s being addressed by launch of stockpiles.

The county additionally gave an replace on the breakdown of circumstances by age teams:

Zero-17: Zero circumstances

18-64: 47 circumstances

65+:13 circumstances

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Trump Administration Prepares To Shut Border To Asylum-Seekers

– 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Trump administration introduced on Wednesday that it was planning to shut the southwestern border to asylum-seekers, and as a substitute return them to Mexico, even when that’s not their nation of origin.

Requested if he was ready to shut the border based mostly on a potential menace to public well being throughout a press convention this morning, President Trump replied, “the reply is sure.” He added that it will be taking place “very quickly.”

The administration stated it was allowed to take action underneath a federal legislation that claims the Surgeon Normal can prohibit individuals from coming into the nation if there’s “any communicable illness in another country” that they’re coming into from. The Trump administration tried to put in an identical rule in 2018 underneath a special statute, however that was blocked by the Supreme Court docket.

Beneath the brand new rule, set to be printed within the subsequent 48 hours, anybody caught coming into outdoors of a port-of-entry can be instantly pushed to the closest border crossing and returned to Mexico. The U.S. says it’s doing so as a result of it “was vital to avert an outbreak of the coronavirus inside detention services alongside the border,” in response to the New York Occasions.

The Mexican authorities has stated that it’s not conscious of this plan by the Trump administration, however that they’re involved with the U.S. Secretary of State concerning the pandemic.

On Wednesday, President Trump introduced that the U.S.-Canada border can be closed to all “non-essential” visitors. The U.S.-Mexico border stays open to all civilian visitors right now.

At the moment, Mexico has far fewer people who’ve examined optimistic for COVID-19. As KPBS reported on Monday, public well being officers are frightened that the U.S. is likely to be serving to the unfold of coronavirus to migrant shelters in Tijuana, via the continuation of the “Stay-in-Mexico” program, regardless of the continuing pandemic.

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Father Joe’s Stops Taking In Folks At Shelters; One Resident Examined For COVID-19

– 11:15 a.m. Wednesday , March 18, 2020:

To assist cease the unfold of the coronavirus, Father Joe’s Villages has been ordered to cease permitting new intakes at its interim and bridge shelters, Deacon Jim Vargas, president of the nonprofit, stated at an eight a.m. information convention Tuesday. Vargas stated that would change within the days forward.

Father Joe’s eliminated an individual from a homeless shelter late Monday and examined them for COVID-19 after they reported flu-like signs, Dr. Jeffrey Norris, medical director on the Village Well being Heart, stated on the information convention, which was held on-line.

Norris stated that particular person additionally turned the primary to maneuver into one of many 237 motel rooms the county acquired to quickly home individuals awaiting take a look at outcomes or who could also be directed to quarantine. There have not been any presumptive optimistic checks for COVID-19 inside San Diego County’s homeless inhabitants thus far, Norris stated.

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Newsom Orders Eligibility Extension For Medi-Cal; Security Internet Providers

– 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020

California Gov. Newsom issued an government order Wednesday to increase the eligibility interval for essential security web companies, like well being care, meals help and in-home companies for susceptible residents.

“These social security web packages are so essential for households — particularly throughout this disaster,” Newsom stated. “We don’t need Californians who depend on these companies to lose them.”

The order waives eligibility re-determinations for 90 days for Californians who take part within the following companies:

–Medi-Cal well being protection

–CalFresh meals help

–CalWORKS

–Money Help for Immigrants; and

–In-Residence Supportive Providers

USD, SDSU Ask To Transfer Out Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

– eight:42 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020

College students at College of San Diego and San Diego State College will transfer out of their dorms Wednesday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

– 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The variety of circumstances of COVID-19, the illness brought on by the novel coronavirus, rose to 60 Tuesday, in response to the county Well being and Human Providers Company.

The quantity contains 51 San Diego County residents, 5 underneath federal quarantine at MCAS Miramar and 4 non-San Diego residents.

Additionally, San Diego State College on Tuesday ordered college students to maneuver off campus instantly. College students are requested to maneuver out by 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The one exceptions are college students who cannot go house, these and not using a house to return to and people with recognized well being and security dangers.

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San Diego Metropolis Council Passes Moratorium On Evictions

four:50 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The town of San Diego has positioned a moratorium on evictions in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Kevin Faulconer introduced Tuesday afternoon.

The transfer places a restrict on evictions for late or non-payment due to job points or sickness.

“We need to be very clear about that,” he stated. “We would like San Diegans to know that they won’t have to fret about dropping their houses throughout this time of disaster.”

Metropolis Council President Georgette Gomez echos that sentiment.

“We’re doing our greatest effort,” she stated. “We’re appearing as leaders to maintain our neighborhood secure.”

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Navy Closes Its Coaching Assist Command Heart In SD Because of Coronavirus Instances

four:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Navy introduced Tuesday it closed its Coaching Assist Command middle in San Diego after a 3rd sailor with ties to the college examined presumptive optimistic for the novel coronavirus.

Two college students and an teacher on the college, together with one other sailor within the San Diego area stationed on the usBoxer, have examined presumptive optimistic for the sickness, in response to the Navy.

The newest sailor with ties to the college examined optimistic Saturday, and the middle was closed that day, however the Navy didn’t announce the case till Tuesday. That sailor is stationed aboard the usEssex and had been attending a course at Naval Base San Diego since Feb. 6.

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Nationwide Metropolis Closes Metropolis Services To Public In Response To COVID-19

Three:22 p.m., March 17, 2020

Nationwide Metropolis introduced it’s closing all metropolis services to the general public in response to the coronavirus pandemic efficient Wednesday.

This contains Metropolis Corridor, police and fireplace departments, library, recreation facilities and Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Heart.

All bogs within the metropolis parks are additionally closed.

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County Well being Officers Examine Two COVID-19 Clusters Amongst 55 Confirmed Instances

2:36 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020

San Diego County on Tuesday stated it’s investigating two clusters of coronavirus circumstances among the many 55 confirmed circumstances.

One is a cluster of 4 people who contracted COVID-19 through neighborhood unfold, county epidemiologist Dr. Eric McDonald stated. A few of the people are active-duty service members who’re recognized to one another. Three are at house and one is within the hospital.

The opposite cluster is a bunch of seven individuals who went on a ski journey to Colorado. Six are at house and one is within the hospital.

McDonald stated of the 489 people in federal quarantine at MCAS Miramar, 132 have left and returned to their house states. And as of final night time, 357 nonetheless there. There are plans to have 115 individuals flown out Tuesday underneath Operarion Homeward Certain.

Solely two people underneath quarantine at MCAS Miramar are San Diego residents, he stated.

“The county has been involved with each of these people and have been offering a few of their supportive wants whereas they continue to be in federal custody,” McDonald stated.

California Confirms Extra Than 500 COVID-19 Instances

11 A.M., March 17, 2020

There at the moment are greater than 500 circumstances of COVID-19, the illness brought on by the coronavirus, within the state of California, in response to the California Division of Public Well being.

Practically 100 of these circumstances are community-acquired, which means the contaminated particular person didn’t journey to a area with the outbreak or had any recognized contact with somebody who had.

In San Diego, a sailor at Naval Base Level Loma examined optimistic for the virus, the Navy stated Monday night time, making him the second sailor in San Diego County to contract the virus.

One sailor at Navy Base San Diego examined optimistic on Friday. Each sailors are in isolation at their respective residences, in response to the Navy. Anybody else who had been involved with these sailors are additionally in quarantine.

Mayor Faulconer Closes Bars, Golf equipment To Sluggish Unfold Of Virus

UPDATE: 5 P.M., March 16, 2020

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Monday adopted the county’s lead and directed all bars and golf equipment to shut till the tip of the month efficient at midnight.

The mayor additionally directed eating places to shut sit-in eating and supply take-out and supply solely.

San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit stated his vice officers will likely be out Monday to teach bars and eating places on the order. His primary concern, he stated, is training, not enforcement but when wants be, officers can use the vice ordinance to implement the order.

“We’re all on this collectively,” Nisleit stated. He stated he understands there’s a monetary value however public security is extra essential.

Council President Georgette Gomez additionally introduced that the Metropolis Council will maintain an emergency assembly Tuesday to mandate a moratorium on residential evictions, enterprise evictions in addition to the town’s automobile habitation ordinance.

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As County Coronavirus Instances Rise to 55, Well being Officers Shut Colleges, Bars

Three P.M., March 16, 2020

The county of San Diego on Monday banned public gatherings of 50 or extra individuals in addition to banning all bars, grownup leisure and any institutions that serve alcohol however no meals to shut as a option to stem the unfold of coronavirus.

Eating places are additionally ordered to shut on-site eating and supply take-out solely. Eating places might want to set up a protocol for social distancing for pick-up orders.

Companies have been ordered to supply to telecommute and set up a protocol for social distancing and never require a health care provider’s observe for sick depart.

The order goes into impact at midnight.

The whole orders are:

  1. All gathering of 50 individuals or extra are prohibited.
  2. All bars, grownup leisure and different institutions that serve alcohol however not meals shall shut.
  3. All eating places are ordered to shut on-site eating, supply take-out solely and set up social distancing for order pick-ups.
  4. All companies ought to permit staff to telecommute, set up social distancing and droop any insurance policies that require a health care provider’s observe for sick depart.
  5. All colleges and college actions are closed.
  6. Robust advice that people who find themselves 65 and older, or immune-compromised or have a persistent underlying situation self-quarantine.
  7. Non-essential personnel are banned from coming into hospitals and long-term care services. Anybody exhibiting signs of COVID-19 are additionally banned type coming into hospitals and long-term care services.
  8. Hospitals and healthcare suppliers are ordered to protect assets and cease non-emergent and elective surgical procedures when potential.
  9. All COVID-19 take a look at outcomes are to be reported to the county instantly.
  10. Anybody arriving within the county from a CDC Stage-Three warning nations, together with simply passing via on a layover, are topic to a 14-day house quarantine and self-monitoring.
  11. Robust advice that anybody exhibiting COVID-19 signs to self-isolate at house except in search of medical remedy.

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher stated the general public needs to be ready for far more extreme and drastic actions, if obligatory.

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UPDATE: 11:27 A.M., March 16, 2020

Native Leaders Announce Creation Of COVID-19 Fund To Assist Impacted Communities

A coalition of regional companions introduced Monday the creation of a fund to assist help communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The San Diego COVID-19 Neighborhood Response Fund will award grants to nonprofit organizations with expertise supporting impacted communities, particularly these which are disproportionately affected by the pandemic and its financial penalties.

The fund is made up of a number of companions, together with San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, San Diego Fuel & Electrical (SDG&E), The San Diego Basis, United Manner of San Diego County and San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council.

UPDATE: 11:19 A.M., March 16, 2020

The federal jail in downtown San Diego has suspended inmate visits for no less than 30 days.

The ban is a part of the Bureau of Prisons nationwide effort to stem the unfold of COVID-19 amongst jail populations and employees. The ban additionally included authorized visits from attorneys.

The Metropolitan Correctional Heart holds about 1,000 inmates.

UPDATE: 7:27 A.M., March 16, 2020

The San Diego Superior Court docket introduced Monday morning that the courtroom is not going to be asking jurors to look for responsibility this week.

The courtroom stated the choice got here following new steering from the CDC recommending that folks do not collect in teams bigger than 50 individuals.

“Our neighborhood’s well being is essential to us all and whereas we had COVID-19 procedures in place to offer sufficient social distancing for summoned jurors in our jury companies room, having a jury pool of 50 individuals is not going to present us with sufficient individuals for truthful trials,” says San Diego Superior Court docket Presiding Choose Lorna Alksne.

The courtroom is asking that jurors at present seated on a trial or are in deliberations to report back to the courtroom for additional steering from the decide.

UPDATE: 7:00 A.M., March 16, 2020

Officers on the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Monday introduced a rise within the stage of well being safety as a result of continued outbreak of COVID-19 together with two Marines on the base testing optimistic for the virus.

One Miramar Marine examined optimistic on Friday and one other on Saturday.

Efficient instantly, drivers coming into the gate will maintain up ID so guards should not have to the touch them. Health services can have modified hours to extend cleansing all through the day. Chapel companies and base excursions are

cancelled till additional discover.

UPDATE: eight:41 P.M., March 15, 2020

San Diego County well being officers launched new info Sunday night time on the quantity of people that have examined optimistic for the coronavirus, elevating the overall variety of optimistic circumstances to 39.

On Saturday, two UC San Diego Well being employees have been confirmed to have coronavirus, in addition to one Navy sailor and one Marine.

UPDATE: 6:21 P.M., March 15, 2020

Encinitas Union Faculty District Worker Assessments Optimistic For COVID-19

An worker at an elementary college in Encinitas as examined optimistic coronavirus, the Encinitas Union Faculty District introduced Sunday.

The district solely recognized the worker as a employees member at Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary.

Check samples will likely be despatched to the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention for affirmation. The county will now conduct a “contact investigation” for many who examined optimistic to see who else they might have probably uncovered to the coronavirus.

On Friday, the county reported eight presumptive optimistic circumstances and three from the federal quarantine. On Saturday, there have been six extra presumptive optimistic circumstances.

UPDATE: 6:21 P.M., March 15, 2020

Sailor Aboard USS Boxer Check Optimistic For Coronavirus

A sailor aboard the usBoxer examined optimistic for COVID-19, changing into the primary sailor aboard a U.S. Navy ship to contract the virus, the Navy introduced Sunday.

The sailor is at present thought-about presumptive optimistic and awaiting affirmation by the CDC. The Navy says that personnel aboard the usBoxer are taking “applicable preventative measures and conducting an intensive cleansing in accordance with particular steering from the CDC and Navy-Marine Corps Public Well being Heart.”

UPDATE: 6:21 P.M., March 15, 2020

Chula Vista Suspends Operations Besides Public Safetys

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Operations for the town of Chula Vista are quickly suspended Monday and Tuesday apart from public security, officers introduced Sunday.

“In an effort to stem the unfold of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the town of Chula Vista will quickly droop full operations on March 16 and 17, to focus our efforts on offering vital public security companies,” stated Anne Steinberger, public info officer for the town. “We are going to resume further important companies as quickly as potential to be able to decrease disruption inside our neighborhood, whereas persevering with to emphasise social distancing and limiting danger to staff and residents.”

The March 17 Metropolis Council assembly will likely be held as scheduled, Steinberger stated. Members of the general public will likely be requested to submit feedback electronically and council members will likely be taking part electronically, she stated.

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UPDATE: 6:19 P.M., March 15, 2020

Harrah’s Resort To Shut For Two Weeks

As a precaution in the course of the coronavirus outbreak, Harrah’s Resort Southern California determined to shut for 2 weeks, Rincon Tribe leaders introduced Sunday.

The resort at 777 Harrah’s Rincon Manner will shut starting at 6 a.m. Monday, saying on its web site, “The well being and security of visitors and teammates is our high precedence and it guides all of our selections on the resort.”

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UPDATE: Three:37 P.M., March 15, 2020

North County Firefighters To Droop Most Public Interactions

Within the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, fireplace officers in North County Sunday suspended most firefighter and paramedic interactions with the general public besides to reply 911 emergency fireplace and medical support calls, authorities stated.

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