Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 9:50 p.m. on Monday.
• There have been 47 cases of coronavirus disease among San Diego County residents as of Monday afternoon. Additionally, there were 4 cases involving people quarantined at Miramar and 4 cases involving non-residents. So far, there have been no deaths. Across California there have been 392 cases and 6 deaths as of Sunday.
• San Diego County banned gathings of 50 or more and limited restaurants to take-out only as 16 more coronavirus cases were reported on Monday.
• Economists with the UCLA Anderson Forecast said the U.S. economy has entered a recession, ending the expansion that began in July 2009, with California expected to lose 280,000 jobs.
• Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, in partnership with the San Diego Foundation, United Way of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric, launched a $1.3 million philanthropic disaster-relief fund.
• The state Senate approved up to $1 billion in funding to fight the pandemic before adjourning to work remotely.
• San Diego State University shut down much of its campus on Monday, putting some employees on paid leave.
• A sailor at Naval Base Point Loma tested positive for coronavirus. It’s the second case involving Navy personnel in San Diego.
• The San Diego County Superior Court system alerted prospective jurors not to report to jury duty this week.
• Quest Diagnostics laboratories in San Juan Capistrano and elsewhere in the state expect to be doing 10,000 coronavirus tests daily by the end of the week using a new industry-developed test.
• Rep. Mike Levin will close offices in Oceanside, Dana Point, and Washington, and serve constituents remotely.
• In response to the growing pandemic, Encinitas announced a local emergency and activated its Emergency Operations Center.
• Officials at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar announced an increase in the level of health security at the base, where two Marines have tested positive for the virus.
• The San Diego Botanical Garden in Encinitas closed to visitors, members and volunteers until further notice.
• The Casbah in Little Italy has closed because of the new 50-person limit on gatherings. Proceeds from sales at the venue’s online store will support the staff during the closure.
• The San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park will be closed from Tuesday through the end of March.
• GBOD Hospitality Group is closing the El Chingon, Prohibition, Havana 1920, Mezé Greek Fusion, and Dough Nations restaurants.
• The San Diego Law Library’s facilities downtown and in Vista have closed, but resources continue to be available online.
• The 2020 San Diego Film Week will be postponed until Aug. 19-30 in response to the conronavirus pandemic.
• The San Diego Police Museum will be close until April 1 and possibly longer.
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