Restaurants have been ordered to serve take-out orders only. This sign is on a Mexican eatery in Vista. Courtesy OnScene.TV

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.

Encinitas suspended current counter services and will be providing municipal services online and over the phone.

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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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.