NBC 7 San Diego
San Diego County, California
• Last Reviewed
July 8, 2020, 8:05 p.m. PST
San Diego County's positive rate reached double digits for the first time in months -- a concerning 10%. The county also reported 12 additional deaths. Balboa Park's museums, many of which had reopened on July 3-4, are now temporarily closed again, per county public health guidelines.
• Social distancing
The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency issues a public health order detailing measures to protect the community, including requiring a face covering when leaving home and when within six feet of anyone who is not a household member, or when entering an indoor public place.
• Business and facilities
Here's what you need to know: Balboa Park's museums, many of which had reopened on July 3-4, are now temporarily closed again, per county public health guidelines.
Comic-Con, the Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival and a host of other local events are postponed till next year.
All school districts and secondary-education institutions in San Diego County are closed. Students can pick up free meals at many of the affected schools. The state's school chief released details of the plan to reopen schools in the fall.
• Healthcare status
San Diego County's positive rate reached double digits for the first time in months -- a concerning 10%. The county also reported 12 additional deaths.
• How to help
Feeding San Diego and the American Red Cross are accepting donations; other organizations craft plans for volunteers to lend a hand to fellow San Diegans.
• How to get help
San Diego Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, the People's Alliance for Justice and other nonprofits offer resources to help feed hungry San Diegans and their pets. Hundreds of thousands of San Diegans need help applying for unemployment after losing their jobs. Joblessness means the bills and rent pile up -- there's assistance available if you know where to look.
• Resources for seniors
Feeding San Diego, Jewish Family Service, Mountain Health and Community Services are providing food to San Diego's most vulnerable residents. Many elderly San Diegans can not get free transportation to supermarkets and doctor's offices. Most local grocery stores open their doors to seniors and people with disabilities exclusively at the start of the day.
• Coronavirus hot spots
Local cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, are being listed by ZIP code by San Diego County officials.