THIS WEEK in Scripps Ranch

THIS WEEK in Scripps Ranch

Hello Scripps Ranch,
We are in the week of April 12-18, 2020. Here is a little about this week:

Sunday, April 12 is Easter Sunday, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day and National Licorice Day.
Monday, April 13 is National Make Lunch Count Day, National Peach Cobbler Day and National Scrabble Day.
Tuesday, April 14 is National Dolphin Day, National Ex-Spouse Day and Look up at the Sky Day.
Wednesday, April 15 is National Glazed Spiral Ham Day, National Rubber Eraser Day, National Take a Wild Guess Day and was National Tax Day (now July 15).
Thursday, April 16 is National Bean Counter Day, National Eggs Benedict Day, National Healthcare Decisions Day, National Orchid Day, National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day and National High Five Day (canceled).
Friday, April 17 is National Crawfish Day, International Bat Appreciation Day, National Cheeseball Day and National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day.
Saturday, April 18 is National Animal Crackers Day and National Record Store Day.

Coronavirus cases in 92131
As of Saturday, April 11, Scripps Ranch was holding at six confirmed cases of coronavirus in the 92131 ZIP Code area, according to the County of San Diego. There were 33 cases in Mira Mesa and 18 cases in Poway.

So, Scripps Ranch has not had another confirmed case for more than a week, and those who have lived within the rules of safe social distancing are to be commended. That’s the reason our numbers are so low.

Unfortunately, several instances of residents gathering in groups, which is now prohibited, and customers shopping without mouth coverings were witnessed and reported just on Saturday alone. Furthermore, local social media pages included conversation of residents planning celebrations and gatherings, including end of school events that would include crowds. So far, Scripps Ranch has maintained relatively low numbers of persons with the virus, but only because locals have practiced safe social distancing. It only takes a few to spread the virus.

COVID-19 is very serious and, unfortunately, we need to be ready to maintain social distancing and isolation for the long term. Here is a brief summary of two recent reports about the virus: Some algorithms by experts indicate a possible resurgence could be expected in July. In addition, reports this weekend by medical experts indicate not only how quickly it can spread, but early research in the U.S. shows even those who survive the virus often suffer lifelong damage to lungs, heart, kidneys and liver.

Mother’s Day in Scripps Ranch
Scripps Ranch News invites anyone to nominate a local mother to be the subject of a story in the upcoming April issue of the Scripps Ranch News Mother’s Day edition. If you know of a fantastic Scripps Ranch mother who deserves recognition as an incredible mother, send a brief description and her contact information to

Send a special message to your mother!
Scripps Ranch News will publish your message to your mother in the upcoming Mother’s Day issue, as well as on Wish your mother a happy Mother’s Day in 35 words or less – and send a photo if you want – and Scripps Ranch News will print it in the next print edition – and also online­. FREE! Send your message to

Swim & Racquet Club online activities
While both the Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club physical facilities are closed for the time being, fitness department instructors are offering virtual live and pre-recorded workouts for club members and there are a lot of classes. There are two ways to join the workout: through Facebook (members only access) and through Zoom. Visit

Local business specials
The April issue of Scripps Ranch News will feature listings about local businesses that remain open during the COVID-19 crisis. First of all, Scripps Ranch News will list all open businesses in its April print edition which will be mailed to all homes in Scripps Ranch ­– no charge for business name and phone number listing. If your Scripps Ranch business is open, send the business name and phone number to

In addition, Scripps Ranch News is offering a special advertising price for any business that wants to describe its services in greater detail, including letting customers know how to place an order. Furthermore, the newspaper has special rates for businesses that want to advertise but were unable to do so in the past. Just let us know you would like to advertise in the April issue by emailing us:

This is for ALL businesses serving Scripps Ranch. Now is your opportunity to let the public know about what your business has to offer – and let customers know that you are open. Don’t be left out!

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