Assemblyman and mayoral candidate Todd Gloria hands out groceries to families suffering during the pandemic. The distribution on Friday was organized by the San Diego Food Bank and the MAAC Project. Photo courtesy of Gloria’s office

Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2.

There have been 3,842 cases and 138 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Saturday afternoon.

Across California there have been 52,197 cases and 2,171 deaths as of Saturday afternoon.

Across the United States, there have been 1,133,069 cases and 66,385 deaths as of Saturday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The county Health and Human Services Agency reported 131 new cases of coronavirus and five more deaths.

Lifeguards are expecting to be kept busy at area beaches this weekend because of warmer weather and ocean hazards such as rip currents and sting rays.

California schools could reopen for an earlier academic year, perhaps as soon as late July, to make up for lost learning time, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in laying out a course for easing his shelter-in-place order.

This coming November, every one of California’s more than 20 million registered voters may receive a ballot in the mail — whether they ask for one or not.

The Del Mar City Council voted 5-0 on to reopen the coastal city’s popular beaches at dawn on Monday with restrictions to ensure social distancing.

Gov. Gavin Newsom revised the statewide stay-at-home order allowing for increased recreational activities, including golfing for single players. In response, a handful of golf courses have opened up in San Diego County.

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Chris Jennewein

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