SR WEEKEND & NEWS UPDATE
Holiday schedule for City of San Diego Offices
All City of San Diego administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, for the Labor Day federal holiday.
Trash pickup and disposal
Curbside trash, recyclables and yard waste will not be collected on Monday, Sept. 7, for customers served by the City’s Environmental Services Department. There will be a one-day delay all week, with Monday’s routes being collected on Tuesday.
The City’s Miramar Landfill will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7.
Torrey Pines, Mission Bay and Balboa Park golf courses will be open normal hours on Monday. Holiday rates will apply. All City skate parks will be open.
All public buildings in Balboa Park will be closed, including the Balboa Park Activity Center, Botanical Building, Casa del Prado, Municipal Gym and War Memorial Building. Check with other individual museums and attractions for their holiday schedules.
City of San Diego reservoirs, except Barrett, will be open a half-hour before sunrise to sunset. Chollas Lake will be open 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Parking meters, time restrictions for parking on streets and yellow zones within the City of San Diego will not be enforced. Red, white and blue zones are still enforced every day. Parking rules on Port of San Diego property and in different cities may vary so please read posted signage.
Additional closures within the City of San Diego on Monday, Sept. 7:
• Library pickup service.
• City pools.
• The City’s refuse/recyclables container sales office on Miramar Place.
• Open Space and Maintenance Assessment District Offices.
• The Testing, Employment Information Center and Background/Fingerprinting offices within the Personnel Department.
• The Family Justice Center. Individuals needing help related to domestic violence should call 9-1-1 and/or the Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-888-385-4657.
• Police and Fire-Rescue emergency crews will not be impacted.
• Station 38, the citywide emergency dispatch center, will be on duty.
City library buildings and recreation centers are closed due to the COVID-19 public health order. To learn more about the City’s response to the pandemic, visit sandiego.gov/coronavirus.
COVID-19 cases in 92131 ZIP Code area
Total cases of coronavirus reported in the Scripps Ranch 92131 ZIP Code area this week rose to 155 cases. That’s an increase of 10 cases in the past week in Scripps Ranch.
This is the total tabulated since the County began tracking cases in March. It does not reflect those who recovered, nor does it account for those who died from COVID-19 in Scripps Ranch. The County of San Diego does not provide those statistics at this point.
The county reported 479 total cases recorded in Mira Mesa and 240 total cases in Poway. San Diego County reports the cases, broken down by community residence listed for each patient.
SDSU cases jump, students need to stay home
With the Labor Day weekend beginning, the County of San Diego is reporting 120 additional confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases among San Diego State University’s undergraduate students, bringing the total number of cases at SDSU to 184 since Aug. 24.
The number of cases includes multiple suspected outbreaks involving students living both on and off campus and is expected to increase. County health officials want students to remain in place this weekend to prevent the virus from spreading.
“SDSU undergrads need to stay home within their living units this weekend,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “We need your help to stop the spread within your campus community and our larger community. If you have been to parties and social events, you need to get tested, now. And isolate until you get results.”
None of the cases under investigation are related to on-campus educational activities, including classes or labs. They involve 14 distinct groups that have so far been identified within housing and gathering locations. Some of these groups may be determined to be outbreaks.
County epidemiology teams continue to conduct on-site investigations of suspected outbreaks and speak personally with students.
All members of the SDSU undergraduate community who have attended gatherings or think they may have been exposed to the virus are urged to follow public health best practices. Those include:
- Avoiding parties and gatherings outside the household
- Wearing face coverings
- Social distancing
- Practicing good hygiene
The County is reporting 453 positive cases today, the most since 551 were reported on Aug. 7. Even without the SDSU cases, the number of cases is concerning, particularly since most of the infections took place before the most recent reopening of certain activities.
“This news is a reminder that we all have a role in keeping the infection rate down,” said Dr. Wooten. “I’m asking San Diegans to take a look at their individual actions and, if necessary, adjust their behaviors to help ensure we remain safe and moving in the right direction.”
COVID-19 Testing Labor Day Weekend
COVID-19 testing will be available throughout the weekend and on Labor Day. Appointments are necessary for most County testing sites.
Testing on Labor Day will be limited to three County sites that do not require an appointment. Walk-in testing will take place at Tubman Chavez Center and CSU San Marcos from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., while the San Ysidro Border site will be open its regular hours of 6:30 a.m. to noon.
For more information on free COVID-19 testing, visit 211sandiego.org or call 2-1-1.
New State metrics:
- Under the new state monitoring metrics, San Diego County is currently in Tier 2, also referred to as the Red Tier.
- San Diego County’s state-calculated case rate is 5.8 and the testing positivity percentage is 3.8%.
- The state will assess counties on a weekly basis, with the next report scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Community setting outbreaks:
- Six new outbreaks were confirmed on Sept. 3: two in grocery stores, one in a restaurant, one in a business, one in a hotel/resort/spa and one in a hair salon/barbershop.
- In the past seven days, 22 community outbreaks were confirmed.
- The number of community outbreaks remains above the trigger of seven or more in seven days.
- A community setting outbreak is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in a setting and in people of different households over the past 14 days.
- 7,554 tests were reported to the County on Sept. 3 and the percentage of new laboratory-confirmed cases was 6%.
- The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 4%. Target is less than 8.0%.
- The 7-day, daily average of tests is 7,009.
- 453 new cases were confirmed among San Diego County residents on Sept. 3 for a total of 39,899.
- 3,194 or 8.0% of cases have required hospitalization.
- 768 or 1.9% of all cases and 24.05% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.
- One new COVID-19 death was reported in San Diego County on Sept. 3. The region’s total is now 701.
- A woman in her late 60s died.
- She had underlying medical conditions.
—County News Center, County of San Diego Communications Office
Here is a little about the upcoming week; Sept. 6-13, 2020:
Sunday, Sept. 6 is National Coffee Ice Cream Day and National Read A Book Day.
Monday, Sept. 7 is Labor Day, National Beer Lover’s Day, National Neither Snow Nor Rain Day, National Grandma Moses Day, National Acorn Squash Day, National Salami Day and National Grateful Patient Day.
Tuesday, Sept. 8 is National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day, National Ampersand Day and National Ants on a Log Day.
Wednesday, Sept. 9 is National Teddy Bear Day, Care Bears Share Your Care Day and National Wiener Schnitzel Day.
Thursday, Sept. 10 is National Swap Ideas Day, National TV Dinner Day and National School Picture Day.
Friday, Sept. 11 is National Make Your Bed Day, National Hot Cross Bun Day and Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Saturday, Sept. 12 is National Video Games Day, National Chocolate Milkshake Day, National Day of Encouragement, National Report Medicare Fraud Day and National Programmers Day.