A Pacific Beach lifeguard asks people to leave a boardwalk area that is closed to the public. Photo by Chris Stone

Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 9:30 p.m. on Friday.

There have been 1,112 cases of coronavirus disease and 17 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Friday afternoon.

Across California there have been 10,701 cases and 237 deaths as of Friday afternoon.

Coronavirus cases in San Diego County topped 1,000, but county health officials said it was a good sign that cases are not growing as fast as the number of tests.

Businesses still open and serving the public scrambled to comply with San Diego County’s new health order requiring all employees who interact with the public to wear facial coverings.

The San Diego Unified School District announced it set a “soft launch” for distance learning to begin Monday and continue through April 24.

Capt. Brett Crozier was cheered by his crew as he left the coronavirus-wracked aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt after being relieved of duty.

Oceanside, one of the last two cities in San Diego County to keep its beaches open amid the coronavirus pandemic, will close them at midnight Friday.

Four employees of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and an inmate in one of the local jails have tested positive for COVID-19.

Chula Vista City Councilman Steve Padilla reports that he is off a ventilator and out of intensive care in his battle with deadly coronavirus.

The San Diego County Democratic Party’s office in Kearny Mesa is temporarily closed, but Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, the party chair who is recovering from coronavirus himself, said the staff is working remotely.

Defense attorneys in San Diego are pushing to have their clients and other federal detainees released from custody, saying they’re at risk of contracting COVID-19.

A person living in Father Joe’s Villages transition housing tested positive for coronavirus and was transferred to a hotel room rented by the county to prevent further spread of the virus.

Rady Children’s Hospital and the Rock Church are coordinating donations of medical-grade masks, face shields, ventilators and other critically low equipment needed across San Diego County.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve gasoline in San Diego County dropped to its lowest level since Oct. 21, 2017, amid the pandemic.

Times of San Diego’s popular weekend guide is all over ideas for stay-at-home entertainment amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The San Diego Foundation announced that donations to its COVID-19 Community Response Fund have reached $6.8 million and $1.7 million of that has been dispersed to nonprofit organizations.

Verizon is giving $2.5 million to the Local Initiatives Support Corp. for  grants of up to $10,000 for businesses and nonprofits facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19 — especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and enterprises in historically underserved communities.

San Diego State University’s master of fine arts musical theatre program is offering a free series of online interviews and Q&A sessions with top industry professionals. Sessions are 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from April 6 to May 6.

San Diego-based Gryphon Online Safety is donating 100 of its wifi routers to low-income families in Southern California in need of safe and secure Internet access during California’s ongoing stay-at-home order.

The now-closed alternative music venue The Casbah in Little Italy introduced a YouTube channel with a playlist of past concerts.

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Chris Jennewein

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