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COVID-19

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.

Joshua Yeagley is helping San Diego fight COVID-19 one mask at time

Joshua Yeagley is helping San Diego fight COVID-19 one mask at at time

As America and the world try to make sense out of the coronavirus pandemic while following the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) guidelines and staying home, one community member is finding ways to safely aid those on the frontlines.  

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. 

Imperial Court distributes grocery store gift cards to workers affected by COVID-19

The Imperial Court de San Diego has established an emergency fund to assist local community members whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $5,000 worth of grocery store and food gift cards have been purchased or donated for distribution to those in need.

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.

FilmOut San Diego postpones LGBTQ film fest

The San Diego FilmOut LGBTQ Film Festival has postponed their event until later in the fall.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak festival organizers have decided it would be best to take preventative action in light of the national epidemic. They aren't canceling the event entirely according to a statement they sent out on Thursday, they are just moving it to later in the year.