With warning signs and properly outfitted staff, the Cotija's Taco Shop in Santee stays open for business.
With warning signs and properly outfitted staff, the Cotija’s Taco Shop in Santee stays open for business. Photo by Ken 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, April 10.

There have been 1,693 cases and 44 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Friday afternoon.

Across California there have been 19,472 cases and 541 deaths as of Friday afternoon.

Across the United States, there have been 492,240 cases and 18,350 deaths as of Friday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.

San Diego County reported 65 new coronavirus cases and four more deaths as officials expressed optimism that the region is “meeting this challenge.”

A Campo church seeking to hold in-person Easter Sunday services despite a county public health order prohibiting public gatherings was denied an exemption to the COVID-19 related health order by a San Diego federal judge.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego faith leaders urged residents not to gather but to worship safely at home during Passover and Easter.

Kelvin Barrios, a candidate for San Diego City Council, sent a letter to Mayor Faulconer urging consideration of allocating funds for a vote-by-mail election due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Palomar Health nurses and health care workers announced a planned job action Monday in Poway in response to recent layoff notices issued to nearly 150 personnel.

Feeding San Diego and San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council will provide food for 750 vehicles starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at SDCCU stadium. Three types of fresh produce, canned soup, canned goods and dried goods will be placed in vehicle trunks.

As people continue to lose income in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, tenants and landlords fear a domino effect in San Diego’s already strained housing market.

A sailor assigned to the San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is in intensive care after being found unresponsive in his quarters on the ship docked in Guam.

The city of San Diego rescinded furloughs ordered last week for 800 workers at libraries and recreation centers after a labor union filed a grievance.

During Holy Week, the holiest time in the Christian faith, and Passover, deeply meaningful to Jewish congregations, San Diego religious leaders are struggling to help people keep the faith and stay connected.

Mama’s Kitchen reports the sixth consecutive week of record meal deliveries in San Diego in response to coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, the nonprofit delivered 7,284 meals to 607 clients.

California Treasurer Fiona Ma writes that completing your 2020 Census form is the perfect “social distancing” activity since you can participate online or by phone without ever leaving your home.

Times of San Diego’s regular weekend guide explains how to celebrate Easter and take your mind off the pandemic while sheltering at home.

San Diego writer Thomas Larson notes that all of the major viral pandemics of the past century have animal origins and wonders if we should become vegetarians.

Southwestern College in Chula Vista will distribute 200 computers Saturday free to students in the first wave of such efforts. In total, 430 computers and 70 MiFi devices will be handed out.

San Diego County McDonald’s provided a warm breakfast to nurses and health care staff at three St. Paul’s Senior Services facilities in Banker’s Hill to honor their hard work in protecting our most vulnerable population. 

The Shops at La Jolla Village, owned and operated by ShopCore Properties, report donating $25,000 to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. ShopCore Properties is partnering with CoreGiving Foundation to help feed school children nationwide.

The Timken Museum of Art has introduced online art classes for patients at Naval Medical Center San Diego and youths at the Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility.

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Chris Jennewein

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