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COVID-19 Resources and Latest Information

• Publisher
NBC 7 San Diego

• Location
San Diego County, California

Last Reviewed
Dec. 2, 2020, 6:01 p.m. PST

• Overview
There were 1,217 new cases reported Wednesday out of 18,237 tests, bringing San Diego County's 14-day positivity rate to 6.3%. Sixteen new deaths were reported Wednesday, for a total of 1,035.

• Social distancing
San Diego opened all county park playgrounds with guidelines in place.

Business and facilities
With San Diego County now being in the most restrictive tier, Birch Aquarium will cease its indoor operations and expand outdoor services with discounted ticket prices beginning Saturday

Events
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the city of San Diego is exploring ways to continue its popular December Nights holiday festival in Balboa Park this year, albeit in an altered form.

• Schools
Two more coronavirus cases were confirmed among the Vista Unified School District student population Monday.

• Healthcare status
There were 1,217 new cases reported Wednesday out of 18,237 tests, bringing San Diego County's 14-day positivity rate to 6.3%. Sixteen new deaths were reported Wednesday, for a total of 1,035.

• 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.

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