Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 9:30 p.m. on Monday.
• There have been 213 cases of coronavirus disease among San Diego County residents as of late Monday afternoon. Additionally, there have been 17 cases involving non-residents, primarily military personnel. So far, there has been one death. The Monday numbers do not include evacuees at Miramar, as all have completed their quarantine and left.
• Across California there have been 1,733 cases and 27 deaths as of 11 a.m. Monday.
• San Diego Magazine, the venerable chronicler of local culture and “guide to the good life in San Diego,” is folding after 72 years, with April its last issue, because of the health crisis.
• San Diego closed its beaches, parks, boardwalks and trails after those areas were crowded on the weekend despite social distancing orders to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
• The city of San Diego will convert all of Golden Hall and parts of the Convention Center into homeless shelters with hundreds of beds as the city rushes to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic.
• The hospital ship USNS Mercy departed Naval Base San Diego for Los Angeles in support of the nation’s coronavirus pandemic response efforts.
• San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore called on residents to strictly heed state and local stay-at-home and social-distancing mandates issued last week as key strategies in reducing the dire public-health threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
• As the coronavirus pandemic forces millions of residents to cancel dates and travel plans, retreat from social life to shelter in place, key parts of the California’s economy are grinding to a halt.
• San Diego prosecutors from the city, state and federal levels announced joint efforts to combat hate crimes and predatory business practices by individuals or businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
• A San Diego political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights has condemned county Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s remark Sunday that retail gun shops are not essential businesses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
• State Senate President Toni Atkins donated blood and called on healthy San Diegans to do the same as the supply at local hospitals fell to just 2 days.
• The Sempra Energy Foundation will donate up to $1 million to help small to medium-sized nonprofits in California continue to serve critical needs during
the coronavirus pandemic.
• Cohn Restaurant Group pledged $250,000 to assist out-of-work restaurant workers with groceries, prescriptions and other essentials, and is providing free take-out meals at two restaurants.
• The San Diego Rotary Club contributed $57,500 in grants to help individuals struggling with food, rental, utility and income insecurity as a result of the coronavirus stay-at-home order.
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