A customer of The Floral Craft on Fletcher Parkway in El Cajon picks up anthuriums from shop owner Danielle Sanchez (right) after some retail businesses reopened in San Diego Photo by Chris Stone

Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 9 p.m. on Monday, May 11.

There have been 5,065 cases and 175 deaths. among San Diego County residents as of Monday afternoon.

Across California there have been 67,939 cases and 2,770 deaths as of Monday afternoon.

Across the United States, there have been 1,346,163 cases and 80,297 deaths as of Monday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.

San Diego County health officials tallied 139 new cases of coronavirus, but reported no deaths for the second day in a row.

A Vons shopper photographed wearing a KKK-style hood May 2 won’t be charged for the action that drew wide condemnation, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Board of Supervisors Chairman Greg Cox sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom, urging him to give San Diego County the authority to open sections of its economy as its leaders see fit.

Baseball owners reportedly approved plans Monday that would put Fernando Tatis Jr. and other Padres stars back on the field by the beginning of July.

In another casualty of the pandemic, San Diego State University announced it will host a virtual commencement celebration on Saturday to honor the Class of 2020 graduates. The event will be live-streamed.

Separately SDSU announced that $14 million in federal CARES Act funding has been disbursed to students in need of financial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Theater critic Pat Launer explains how San Diego theaters large and small are adapting existing plays and producing new work for Zoom, the online medium of choice during the pandemic.

Southwestern College students can apply Monday for federal CARES Act funding, making the school the first community college in the region to disburse the funds to its students.

The San Diego Gulls announced they will give fans the option of receiving refunds for tickets for the hockey team’s six unplayed home games for the 2019-20 season.

Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf announced a $100,000 donation to the nonprofit humanitarian aid organization MedShare for its COVID-19 response work.

Sony Electronics, which is based in Ranch Bernardo, announced that it will donate 10,000 N95 masks to Scripps hospitals throughout San Diego County.

Sarah Mosko writes that our craving for meat means pandemics will periodically engulf our society, unless we move to plant-based protein. After all, a pandemic from eating lentils and broccoli seems highly unlikely.

Education expert Lance Izumi writes that charter schools appear to be doing a better job than traditional school systems in pivoting to online education during the pandemic.

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Chris Jennewein

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