A couple wearing face masks in Coronado. Photo by Chris Stone

Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12.

There have been 5,161 cases and 190 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Tuesday afternoon.

Across California there have been 69,382 cases and 2,847 deaths as of Tuesday afternoon.

Across the United States, there have been 1,359,319 cases and 81,847 deaths as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.

San Diego County public health officials reported 96 new cases of coronavirus and 15 deaths from the disease.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that more California businesses can reopen on a limited basis, including offices, malls for purchase pickup, pet groomers and car washes.

Classes will remain primarily online during the fall term throughout the California State University system, Chancellor Timothy White announced, saying predictions of possible surges in COVID-19 cases later in the year mandate steps to protect students and faculty.

Taking advantage of reduced traffic due to the pandemic, city crews have begun repaving the stretch of North Harbor Drive connecting downtown to San Diego International Airport and Pt. Loma.

Chula Vista Councilman Steve Padilla has recovered after being hospitalized for three weeks with COVID-19, says the California Coastal Commission, where he is chairman.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced the establishment of a binational, regional group responsible for monitoring the potential impacts of COVID-19 and cross-border travel between the United States and Mexico on San Diego health care and emergency resources.

State Sen. Brian Jones of Santee called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to reopen all places of worship that have been ordered temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sycuan Casino Resort announced that it will reopen in phases starting at noon Wednesday, May 20. Select gaming machines, restaurants and other amenities will remain closed in the initial phase.

The San Diego Community College District joined a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education to allow California community colleges to use relief funds Congress approved to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The economic fallout from coronavirus could add nine million people to Mexico’s poor, according to a government study.

The San Diego Association of Governments has canceled its 30th Annual Bike to Work Day, originally scheduled for this Thursday.

Clinical social worker Cara Allen writes that with parents now full-time caregivers, remote workers, teaching assistants and more, it’s important to remember that our kids are struggling as well.

Columnist Colleen O’Connor writes that San Diego should spend $248 million in federal aid on vital public services now and let future leaders defend what was done.

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Chris Jennewein

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