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UC San Diego, Manufacturers Ramp Up Coronavirus Testing Capacity

SAN DIEGO, CA — UC San Diego Health and UCSD School of Medicine Friday announced that the university's Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine is significantly ramping up testing for COVID-19, projecting a capacity to complete 1,000 to 1,500 tests per day within two to three weeks.

City of San Diego small business relief fund and resource guide

City of San Diego small business relief fund and resource guide

To ensure the resiliency of local businesses and assist in job retention, the City of San Diego has established a Small Business Relief Fund (SBRF) to provide grants and forgivable or low- to zero-interest-rate loans to eligible small businesses for working capital.

VIDEO: FDA approves San Diego company's new Coronavirus test

FDA approves San Diego company's new Coronavirus test kits

As more people grow weary of the coronavirus pandemic, the race is on to get more test kits in the hands of medical professionals.

Sorrento Valley's Hologic Diagnostic Solutions is making a big dent in the test kit shortage.

City of San Diego now prohibits all gatherings at beaches and parks

City of San Diego now prohibits all gatherings at beaches and parks

CBS 8 San Diego reports that the City of San Diego now prohibits all gatherings at beaches, parks as crowds ignore coronavirus stay at home order. 

Outdoor activities are allowed under the order, but everyone should adhere to social distancing requirements of at least 6 feet and limit gatherings to 10 or less.

See full CBS 8 video coverage below. 

Hale Media to organize food drive to benefit San Diegans in need

Hale Media to organize food drive to benefit San Diegans in need

With so many stories out there about people hoarding and stockpiling food items at grocery stores during the COVID-19 pandemic, one story that isn’t getting told as much is of the thousands of people across San Diego County alone who face food insecurity every single day.

Governor Newsom calls on all bars to close, says seniors should isolate

This afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom called on nightclubs, bars, brewpubs, and wineries in the state to close. He also urged seniors (65 years and older) and people with chronic health conditions to isolate themselves at home as an effort to contain further spread of the coronavirus.

San Diego responds to COVID-19: "Stay home"

San Diego responds to COVID-19: "Stay home."

San Diego health and elected officials held a press conference today to address the growing concerns of COVID-19.

County Health Officer Dr. Wilma J. Wooten said there are five new presumptive positive coronavirus cases in San Diego. One patient may have contracted the disease through a community-based transmission. She also said that San Diego can expect more cases and even deaths. 

San Diego Police on-scene in Hillcrest after reports of gunfire

San Diego Police on-scene in Hillcrest after reports of gunfire.

Update 2:30 pm: San Diego Gay and Lesbian News has gotten word that the gunman is inside the Аврòра structure on Fourth and Robinson Avenues. 

Police say no injuries have been reported as of 3:30 pm. 

San Diego police are currently responding to reports of shots being fired in Hillcrest.