Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday.
• There have been 51 cases of coronavirus disease among San Diego County residents as of Monday afternoon. Additionally, there have been 5 cases involving people quarantined at Miramar and 4 cases involving non-residents. So far, there have been no deaths.
• Across California there have been 472 cases and 11 deaths as of 10 a.m. Tuesday.
• The county has ordered bars and nightclubs to close, and restaurants to serve only take-out orders to stop the spread of the virus.
• The Navy closed the Training Support Command center at Naval Base San Diego after three sailors connected with the facility tested positive for coronavirus.
• A scientific team led by Scripps Research in La Jolla concludes that the new coronavirus evolved naturally and was not created in a military lab as some conspiracy theories suggest.
• Federal court trial in San Diego have been suspended for 30 days, but the courthouse buildings will remain open for limited proceedings.
• The San Diego Blood Bank reached out to the public asking for blood donations as supplies have dwindled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
• San Diego State University students were sent an email Tuesday morning stating the university had plans to “expedite move-out plans for students this week.”
• Trucks and other vehicles bringing food to grocery stores have been exempted from having to comply with rules and regulations limiting delivery hours.
• The federal government reportedly plans to begin turning back all asylum seekers at the border over concerns about the worsening coronavirus pandemic.
• The Northgate Gonzalez Market chain will open all of its eight stores in San Diego County one hour early each day for senior citizens and disabled customers.
• The San Diego City Council voted Tuesday to support a temporary moratorium on evictions for residents and businesses in the city and ratified Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s state of emergency declaration.
• Jimbo’s will hire 60-75 new employees to respond to the growing food demands as a result of the pandemic. Opportunities are available at their 4S Ranch, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Escondido and Horton Plaza stores.
• Nordstrom will close its eight stores in San Diego County for the next two weeks as part of a shutdown throughout North America.
• San Diego Gas & Electric will postpone all non-critical planned outages, while continuing with those related to public safety, emergencies and wildfire mitigation.
• Rep. Mike Levin plans to discuss the federal government’s coronavirus efforts in a live-streamed town hall at 10 a.m. Wednesday on his Facebook page.
• Denny’s restaurants in San Diego are offering online ordering and free delivery while in-restaurant dining is banned during the pandemic. Restaurant hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. dialy.
• The Rolling Stones have postponed their May 8 concert at SDCCU Stadium.
• Mama’s Kitchen announced the 29th Annual Mama’s Day, originally scheduled for May 8, will be postponed until further notice due to the evolving situation with COVID-19.
• The Athenaeum and the Athenaeum Art Center closed on Tuesday until further notice.
• The San Diego Seals professional lacrosse team postponed their home game scheduled for Friday at Pechanga Arena against the New England Black Wolves.
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