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Coronavirus in San Diego and California: Latest updates and news

Real-time updates and developments around the coronavirus outbreak and how it is affecting San Diego as we work to separate facts from fear.

SAN DIEGO — Key facts in San Diego:
  • San Diego County declared a local health emergency on Feb 14, 2020.
  • There are a total of 734 confirmed cases in San Diego County and nine confirmed deaths of local residents. There is a 10th "probable death."
  • Early estimates indicate the city of San Diego will lose $109 million in tax revenue by June 30 due to the fiscal impact of COVID-19.
  • All San Diego city-owned beaches, parks and trails are closed. Other cities including Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, and Solana Beach have implemented similar closures for various public areas.
  • San Diego County is following the California stay at home order.
  • Many private and public K-12 schools have been closed through March.
  • Students can still receive meals while schools are closed.
  • The San Diego County Public Health Laboratory is now able to test for the novel coronavirus without sending to the CDC.
  • Text COSD COVID19 to 468-311 to get updates from San Diego County.Key facts in California:
  • California declared a state of emergency on March 4.
  • California governor issued a statewide stay at home order on March 19.
  • There are a total of 7,477 confirmed cases in California and there have been 150 deaths in the state from COVID-19.
  • The state has set up a hotline to answer questions and find ways to support the senior citizens in California. The phone number is 833-544-2374. The state has also partnered with the 2-1-1 service to help connect people to needed services.

    April 1

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    Are you a renter in San Diego who has lost their job due to COVID-19? Even though San Diego has an eviction moratorium you must act by today! For the website and full details of what you need to do to keep from being kicked out of your home,
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Furthering efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among San Diego’s homeless population, the San Diego Convention Center on Wednesday will begin opening its doors as a temporary shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, starting with groups from the City’s bridge shelters.

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