Plastic sheeting has been draped in front of post office counters to protect employees.
Plastic sheeting has been draped in front of post office counters to protect employees. Photo by Chris Stone

Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, April 19.

There have been 2,268 cases and 71 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Sunday afternoon.

Across California there have been 30,333 cases and 1,166 deaths as of Sunday afternoon.

Across the United States, there have been 759,086 cases and 40,661 deaths as of Sunday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The number of coronavirus cases in San Diego County grew by 55 but no new deaths were reported by the county Health and Human Services Agency.

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s task force on rebuilding the California economy will be co-chaired by former presidential candidate and businessman Tom Steyer and include an A-list of business leaders from a broad spectrum of sectors — from retail to restaurants and from airlines to utilities.

A group of about 100 people marched along South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas to protest the closure of beaches, parks and trails in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the statewide shelter-at-home order enters its fifth week, more and more San Diego restaurants are responding with unique ideas for making takeout the highlight of your locked-down day.

Civil rights activist Enrique Morones warns that many undocumented immigrants will be wary of being tested for coronavirus without extensive outreach to calm their fear of being deported.

“One World: Together at Home,” Saturday’s two-hour special featuring performances by some of music’s top names to help raise funds for the fight against the coronavirus, raised nearly $128 million, according to organizers.

As COVID-19 continues to take its heaviest toll in the health-care industry, a San Diego nurse attorney, author and veteran of the AIDS crisis is offering nurses a free video series to help them survive the new pandemic.

Dan “Boltman” Jauregui keeps the blue-and-gold faith while sheltering in place, adapting to a new mantra of “testing, testing, testing” so football can return. The Ramona realtor talks with Times of San Diego about how he’s coping amid coronavirus.

Columnist Michael Berk writes that President Trump has gone too far in urging supporters to “liberate” states and demand their governors lift restrictions that are just beginning to work.

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Chris Jennewein

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