Coverage of the coronavirus outbreak and the response by local leaders and public health officials to the pandemic.
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Homeless shelters in the San Diego region are now being stretched thin as they scramble to meet the needs of the vulnerable people they serve every day.
A report by the VA inspector general’s office reveals shortcomings at the San Diego VA in its efforts to combat the novel coronavirus, including a failure to screen all patients for virus symptoms, a shortage of nurses on staff and limited supplies.
A family-owned Mission Valley screen printing company has begun selling bulk orders of bandanas to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, and San Diego County was first in line to make a purchase.
San Diego State University’s nursing program, along with others across California, have pulled their students from clinical experiences in hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic. While the decision greatly reduces the risk that nursing students will contract and spread COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, it creates a new set of problems.
The true economic impact of the novel coronavirus is a long way from being determined, but it has likely already affected every industry in San Diego — including the one that helped define the region.
Leaders of local governments and school districts across San Diego County and the state are bracing for budget challenges as coronavirus takes hold.
As the coronavirus escalates in San Diego, hospitals have put restrictions on protective respirator masks to conserve their stockpiles.
San Diego County officials say they’re providing healthcare facilities with all the medical supplies they need during the escalating COVID-19 pandemic, but community health centers that cater to low-income and uninsured patients are still having to look elsewhere.
The coronavirus has dramatically changed life in the San Diego region. From city council meetings to closed schoolyards, photojournalist Zoë Meyers has been capturing news and events that show how our community has been transformed.
For Luis Olmedo, environmental justice work must continue during a pandemic — especially in Imperial County.
The executive director of Comite Civico de Valle was on his way Tuesday morning to a county Air Pollution Control Board meeting, where he planned to watch on his phone outside and wait to enter the building until his organization’s agenda item came up. He was doing his part to help stop the spread of coronavirus by keeping his distance from others.
As of Thursday morning, the homeless shelter run by Veterans Village of San Diego and Alpha Project’s shelter at 17th Street and Imperial Avenue have begun accepting new people, Ashley Bailey, a spokeswoman for the Mayor’s Office, said.