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San Diego Mayor’s update on City’s response to COVID-19 and decision to close all beaches

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – All city beaches from San Diego to Carlsbad will remain closed Tuesday as San Diego County officials urge residents to practice social distancing to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer ordered the closure of all city-owned beaches, parks and trails on Monday, and said violators could face fines and jail time.

VIDEO: Board of Supervisors take action to defer Department of Environmental Health fees for restaurant and bars

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Board of Supervisors will be taking action on a Board Letter introduced by Vice-Chairman Jim Desmond and Supervisor Kristin Gaspar to defer payment of fees collected by the Department of Environmental Health from March 1, 2020 through August 30, 2020 for restaurants and bar businesses impacted by the Health Order.

Costco is refusing returns on hoarded items

Costco recently began posting signs indicating that it will no longer accept returns on six items — toilet paper, paper towels, rice, water, sanitizing wipes and Lysol — that consumers have been stocking up in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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.