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We want to be sure you are aware of the provisions in the stimulus bill (CARES Act) that are most likely to benefit you. Major provisions include:


We all hear the same things: wash your hands, don't touch your face, stay at home, stay 6 feet away from others. Viruses live on boxes and plastic and doorknobs and... EVERYWHERE.  

How does the average person decide what measures to follow unless they truly understand how these things work or have a clear set of “rules” they can abide by?

I am an Internal Medicine-certified, Emergency Room MD with a PhD in Biochemistry. I have also spent much of my professional life in the high-tech world helping people understand how risk, infection, and the growth of infection behaves. So I thought it might be helpful to folks in my network to explain how personal protection from a virus like SARS-CoV-2 (the formal name of the virus that causes COVID-19) actually works, how any given measure individually lowers risk, how various countermeasures work together, and most importantly, to give you some simple guidelines for day-to-day living in this new COVID world.


In coordination with regional partner agencies, and with public health measures remaining in place to continue to minimize the spread of and exposure to COVID-19, kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming will be allowed on San Diego Bay beginning at sunrise on Monday, April 27, 2020. This follows and complies with the County of San Diego’s modified public health order. Gatherings of any size are still not allowed, which means these activities may only be done solo or with members of your own household, and social/physical distancing from those outside of your household must continue to be followed.

The Port is taking a phased approach to reopening public spaces in compliance with County Health guidance and in coordination with other coastal jurisdictions. San Diego Bay remains closed to recreational boating, and Port parks, parking lots, piers, and launch ramps remain closed at this time.


With the coronavirus pandemic causing financial hardships for many individuals and families in the region, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&a…


In cooperation with San Diego Coastal cities and in response to San Diego County’s recently amended health order, ocean water activity may resume on Monday off Coronado beach and running and walking with restrictions will start again on the sandy beach.

Regional coastal agencies announced earlier this week a coordinated regional plan for the phased reduction of restrictions on beaches in San Diego County. The plan was developed and approved by regional lifeguards and police agencies. It did not address the timing of the reduction in beach and water activity restrictions, which depended on when the County’s Public Health Official determined it was safe.


In coordination with the California Office of Emergency Services, San Diego County Health & Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, and the Port of San Diego, the Celebrity Eclipse was cleared to dock at the Port of San Diego’s B Street cruise ship terminal on Monday, March 30, 2020 with approximately 2,500 passengers on board. Approximately 2,300 passengers will disembark over a two-day period.

Before the Eclipse arrived, the following precautions were put in place to minimize community spread of and exposure to COVID-19:


California health care providers will be challenged to meet the needs of patients during this pandemic, with active COVID-19 cases expected to surpass the medical capability of the state to respond within its normal workforce. Dentists, with their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and sterile surgical techniques, are invaluable to the health care worker surge capacity necessary to meet this need.

Dentists may register now at the state of California’s Disaster Healthcare Volunteers website. California developed this process in recognition of the need to have a list of pre-credentialed licensed health care volunteers who can be deployed without interruption to assist with critical emergency care needs.

The registration process provides dentists with a few options to determine the level