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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