Today I met with two other members from church at the location where I take Penny to run. We remain about 10 feet apart and there is always a good breeze there. All three of us live alone so it is nice to have interaction with other people. It helps us from developing cabin fever and lowers stress levels and improves our moods.

The county reported eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 142 cases. It’s the highest number of new cases in the county since March 28.

Health officials report one person remains hospitalized in the ICU. Twenty-two people are recovering at home and 118 are recovered. There has been one death from COVID-19 in the county.

At a press conference Wednesday, county officials announced new guidelines for certain businesses and organizations that may resume operation:

  • Houses of worship can have drive-in services as long as individuals remain in their vehicles. Physical sharing or passing of items is highly discouraged
  • Janitorial and housekeeping services can operate
  • Retail stores that sell fabric can operate so community members can make face coverings
  • Drive-in theaters can operate

All of the new guidelines are dependent on those involved following the health department’s physical distancing recommendations.

A second inmate at the California Men’s Colony has tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced Wednesday evening. This comes 11 days after the case was reported at the facility. To date 18 CMC inmates have been tested for the virus.

Fred visits with Penny during our outing today.

A person sitting on a bench

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This is part of California Conservation Corp (CCC) facility near where I run Penny that is used to grow seedlings which they then use to replant forest areas.

A close up of a fence

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Published by mpfitch

I am a retired disabled veteran and am actively involved with a Baptist Church on the Central Coast of CA. I am a photographer who likes to shoot portraits and scenic photographs.

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