Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 9 p.m. on Monday.
• There have been 603 cases of coronavirus disease and seven deaths among San Diego County residents as of late Monday afternoon.
• Across California there have been 5,763 cases and 135 deaths as of 2 p.m. Sunday.
• The number of coronavirus cases in San Diego County increased by 84 to 603, but no new deaths were reported.
• The county will restrict cruise ship operations after Tuesday, allowing ships to dock only to take on supplies, and only to disembark passengers or crew in emergencies.
• Gov. Gavin Newsom is expressing confidence that California has the capacity to produce enough ventilators to meet its projected needs in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
• San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer issued an executive order declaring all city employees as disaster service workers, putting them on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.
• More than 5,300 applications were submitted for San Diego’s recently opened Small Business Relief Fund for businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
• Parks in Vista will be closed starting Monday in an attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus by encouraging social distancing.
• The San Diego Housing Commission has created a web page that provides information to residents and small businesses explaining how to avoid eviction under the city’s temporary eviction moratorium.
• UC San Diego researchers and Orange County-based medical diagnostic company Fluxergy have asked the Food and Drug Administration for emergency approval of a high-speed test for COVID-19.
• The San Diego-built hospital ship USNS Comfort, the East Coast sister ship of the USNS Mercy, arrived in New York harbor to help relieve that city’s crowded hospitals as COVID-19 cases rise.
• California National Guard personnel have helped distribute 1.3 million meals so far as part of the state’s coronavirus relief efforts.
• Amid the pandemic, San Diego’s theaters have intrepidly and inventively stepped up to the challenge of connecting with remote audiences via technology.
• The popular annual Sun & Sea Festival scheduled for July 18 in Imperial Beach is being postponed. A new date has not yet been set.
• Take-out food is the new treat while San Diego is sheltering in place. Here are ideas to make the most of a take-out meal.
• The San Diego Humane Society has changed its adoption process to a socially-distant experience, allowing prospective pet owners adhering to California’s stay-at-home order to adopt a new furry friend from afar.
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