A photo of CVS drive-through COVID-19 testing, which is coming to San Diego on Friday. Courtesy of the company

Here is a list of the major developments in the coronavirus epidemic facing San Diego County, updated at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21.

There have been 6,315 cases and 241 deaths among San Diego County residents as of Thursday afternoon.

Across California there have been 86,197 cases and 3,542 deaths as of Thursday afternoon.

Across the United States, there have been 1,576,542 cases and 94,661 deaths as of Thursday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.

San Diego County public health officials reported 175 new coronavirus cases and 11 deaths.

Some San Diego restaurants opened for dine-in breakfast, and more were preparing to open in the evening and over the coming week after California approved accelerated Stage 2 reopenings with social-distancing restrictions.

CVS Health announced it will open seven drive-thru testing sites across San Diego County starting Friday.

Westfield shopping centers throughout San Diego will open the doors to in-store shopping on May 29 under modified hours and health and safety protocols to protect customers and employees.

Haney Hong, president and CEO of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, issued a statement saying San Diego’s plan to cut “services like library hours, parks and recreation as well as cohesive across-the-board funding reductions to city departments, as tough as they are, is a better longer-term strategy” to deal with city finances.

A Seattle judge heard a vigorous debate over whether Fox News should be punished for allegedly harming public health with some of its COVID-19 coverage. But he didn’t rule immediately on a Fox Corp. motion to dismiss the case.

Over 1,400 San Diego inmates have been released early due to COVID-19. Second Chance Program, a local nonprofit focused on helping formerly incarcerated San Diegans find work and build pathways to self-sufficiency, has just launched a virtual Job Readiness Program to help these individuals transition during this difficult time.

San Diego’s Kathryn Cloward, who’s written a series of “Kathryn the Grape” children’s books, has published “It’s OK to Cry,” a resource for parents navigating difficult conversations with their children about COVID-19.

Hera Hub will be opening their Mission Valley and Sorrento Valley coworking spaces to the public on Friday.

The Children’s Nature Retreat, a 20-acre animal sanctuary in Alpine with 140-plus domesticated animals,will reopen Saturday for appointment-only visits.

Campland on the Bay will open watersports rentals for the summer beginning Friday, in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

Columnist Molly Bowman-Styles writes that voters should remember the local politicians who piled on when the national lockdown protests began.

Two educators write in an op-ed that instead of focusing on measurements such as test scores and salaries, business schools should be measuring and emphasizing the impact their graduates can have on society as a whole.

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Chris Jennewein

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