SR WEEKEND & NEWS UPDATES
Scripps Ranch COVID-19 cases
Total cases of coronavirus reported in the Scripps Ranch 92131 ZIP Code area now stand at 362 since San Diego County began recording cases.
Local cases in Scripps Ranch rose by 23 in the past week, which is high but not as bad as the record breaking 58-case increase the week before.
The County of San Diego reported 1,078 total cases recorded in Mira Mesa and 657 total cases in Poway. San Diego County reports the cases, broken down by community residence listed for each patient.
These are the total tabulated cases in each ZIP Code area since the County began tracking cases in February. 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.
Stay at Home order triggered by ICU capacity
A regional Stay at Home Order takes effect Saturday in California. It affects regions with less than 15 percent Intensive Care Unit (ICU) availability. San Diego County is on the threshold. Regional Stay at Home Orders will require Californians to stay at home as much as possible, close operations for certain sectors and require 100 percent masking and physical distancing in all others.
Schools currently open can remain open and retailers can operate indoors at no more than 20 percent capacity to reduce exposure risk
The new order is a modification of the state’s initial Stay at Home Order signed in March and builds on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
As COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations continue to rise at an alarming pace and threaten to overwhelm the health care delivery system, California health officials announced a Regional Stay at Home Order that will be triggered if ICU capacity drops below 15 percent in a given region. State health officials are tracking the state by five regions, including Southern California. No regions currently meet this threshold but some are projected to within the next week. Residents are required to stay at home as much as possible and minimize mixing to reduce unnecessary exposure, while still being able to do important things like go to the doctor, buy groceries, pick up take out, go on a hike or worship outdoors.
The public health order takes effect at 12:59 p.m. on Dec. 5. Thereafter, if a region falls below the 15 percent ICU threshold, it will have 24 hours to implement the Stay at Home Order.
Regions will remain in the Regional Stay at Home Order status for at least three weeks once triggered. Counties are eligible to come off the Regional Stay at Home Order after three weeks if their hospital ICU capacity projected four weeks out reaches 15 percent. Counties will return to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier determined by their case rate and test positivity after they are eligible to exit the Regional Stay at Home Order.
In any region that triggers a Regional Stay at Home Order because it drops below 15 percent ICU capacity, all operations in the following sectors must be closed:
- Indoor and Outdoor Playgrounds
- Indoor Recreational Facilities
- Hair Salons and Barbershops
- Personal Care Services
- Museums, Zoos and Aquariums
- Movie Theaters
- Bars, Breweries and Distilleries
- Family Entertainment Centers
- Cardrooms and Satellite Wagering
- Limited Services
- Live Audience Sports
- Amusement Parks
The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition to 100 percent masking and physical distancing:
- Outdoor Recreational Facilities: Allow outdoor operation only without any food, drink or alcohol sales. Additionally, overnight stays at campgrounds will not be permitted.
- Retail: Allow indoor operation at 20 percent capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
- Shopping Centers: Allow indoor operation at 20 percent capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
- Hotels and Lodging: Allow to open for critical infrastructure support only.
- Restaurants: Allow only for take-out or pick-up.
- Offices: Allow remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
- Places of Worship: Allow outdoor services only.
- Entertainment Production including Professional Sports: Allow operation without live audiences. Additionally, testing protocol and “bubbles” are highly encouraged.
The following sectors are allowed to remain open when a remote option is not possible with appropriate infectious disease preventative measures including 100 percent masking and physical distancing:
- Critical Infrastructure
- Non-urgent medical and dental care
- Child care and pre-K
The Regional Stay at Home Order can be found here.
Theatres present ‘A Christmas Carol’
Scripps Ranch Theatre (SRT) and Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) celebrate the holidays with A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play. The reading will be live-streamed from the Brooks Theatre in Oceanside on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
“Theatre looks so different this year and the San Diego theatre community has adjusted. We are looking forward to sharing some holiday tradition with our audiences of all ages in a safe way,” said OTC Artistic Director Ted Leib. “This is OTC's third year producing 'A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play,' and we are happy to join forces with Scripps Ranch Theatre once again to share this holiday classic. We have some returning cast members and some new talent who will bring a fresh sound to the show.”
Directed by Ted Leib
Cast: Susan Clausen, Bob Himlin, Edward Howell, Renetta Lloyd, John McCoy
Alex Tanner, Robin Thompson & Catalina Zelles
Join these two theatre companies in the studios of WOTC radio for the broadcast of the Charles Dickens classic tale of miserly curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his visit from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. An OTC original adaptation. Great fun for the whole family!
Tickets: $10/individual or $30/household (you can either watch live Dec 19 or purchase the recorded version to view later).
TICKET LINK: http://scrippsranchtheatre.org/christmascarol2020/.
Here is a little about the upcoming week; Dec. 6-12, 2020:
Sunday, Dec. 6 is National Pawnbrokers Day, National Microwave Oven Day, National Gazpacho Day, St. Nicholas Day and Miners’ Day.
Monday, Dec. 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and National Cotton Candy Day.
Tuesday, Dec. 8 is National Brownie Day and Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day.
Wednesday, Dec. 9 is National Pastry Day and Christmas Card Day.
Thursday, Dec. 10 is the first day of Chanukah, Dewey Decimal System Day, National Lager Day, Human Rights Day and Nobel Prize Day.
Friday, Dec. 11 is National App Day, National Noodle Ring Day and National Salesperson Day.
Saturday, Dec. 12 is National Ambrosia Day, National Ding-a-Ling Day, Gingerbread House Day and Poinsettia Day.