SCRIPPS RANCH WEEKEND
Local COVID-19 cases increase again
The County of San Diego reported total cases of coronavirus in the 92131 ZIP Code area of Scripps Ranch increased to 68 cases. That’s an increase of seven cases in one week. Total cases in Mira Mesa rose to 223. Poway had 118 total cases. San Diego County reports the cases, broken down by residence listed for each patient.
Re-opening, closing – not sure
The County of San Diego, under directives by the state, ordered San Diego region bars, wineries and breweries without a license to serve food to close for three weeks to prevent community outbreaks of COVID-19 and the spread of the virus last week. The order has been confusing.
The County order states that restaurants must close by 10 p.m. Bars, wineries, distilleries and breweries that are allowed to serve food must also close nightly at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. However, indoor dining at restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries is not allowed for three weeks, according to the County of San Diego Communications Department. Pickup, delivery and drive-thru can still occur.
In addition, the Mayor of San Diego has signed an order to cut red tape for permits allowing restaurants and retail establishments to expand services outdoors to sidewalks and parking lots.
This is the list of places that were expected to be on the list for closures for all indoor activities:
- Dine-in restaurants (outdoor, pick up or drive-through can occur)
- Wineries and tasting rooms
- Movie theaters, family entertainment centers and cardrooms
- Museums and zoos
However, the San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park remain open for outdoor activities.
Here are examples of openings and closures: The Maritime Museum of San Diego announced a second temporary closure of the Museum that began July 7. The Maritime Museum just reopened to public for six days beginning July 1 after closing temporarily due to the global pandemic for nearly four months starting March 16.
The Scripps Ranch See’s Candies Store, 9870 Hibert St. near Trader Joe’s, reportedly opened again for phone-in or online/curbside pickup orders.
Meanwhile, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, had just officially reopened to the public July 4. But as of July 7, Birch Aquarium is again temporarily closed to the public until further notice. The closure will last at least three weeks.
The San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas re-opened its doors on June 3, but those wishing to visit are required to make online reservations via the Garden’s online ticketing system prior to their visit and bring proof of reservations with them.
Amidst all the confusion, customers are encouraged to call or visit online to make sure an establishment is open and to check hours of operation and their procedures.
Wolff plays live Saturday
Scripps Ranch musician Steve Wolff will perform another “1-Man Rock Band” YouTube live-stream concert for about 1.5 hours at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUotv70AZ-0&feature=youtu.be
Here is a little about the upcoming week; July 12-18, 2020:
Sunday, July 12 is National Simplicity Day, National Different Colored Eyes Day, National Pecan Pie Day, Paper Bag Day and Eat Your Jello Day.
Monday, July 13 is National French Fry Day and National Beans ’n’ Franks Day.
Tuesday, July 14 is National Grand Marnier Day, National Tape Measure Day, National Nude Day and National Mac & Cheese Day.
Wednesday, July 15 is National Give Something Away Day, National I Love Horses Day, National Tapioca Pudding Day, National Pet Fire Safety Day and National Gummi Worm Day.
Thursday, July 16 is National Corn Fritters Day, National Personal Chef’s Day and Get to Know Your Customers Day.
Friday, July 17 is National Lottery Day, National Peach Ice Cream Day, National Tattoo Day, Wrong Way Corrigan Day, National Yellow Pig Day and World Emoji Day.
Saturday, July 18 is National Sour Candy Day, National Caviar Day, National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day and Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day.