Today I met with two other church members who also live alone. We spent about two hours visiting while Penny ran around. Even though we practice social distancing meeting like this helps remove feelings of isolation and aloneness.
County health officials announced there were four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the county’s total to 173 cases. Officials indicated, five people are currently hospitalized and another 32 patients are recovering at home. The health officials say 135 people have recovered. The county has had one death from the coronavirus. According to the health department, a total of 2,716 coronavirus tests have been conducted at the county’s lab and at private labs. That means approximately .01% of the county has been tested.
Despite concerns about people from outside the county coming to the beach Morro Bay has opened up the boat ramps along the Embarcadero. The portable road sign announce the opening.
My neighbor told me she took a walk along the beach this weekend and she said she could tell that a lot of the beach goers were from the valley. Morro Bay, in an effort to control the spread of the virus has restricted use of the beach to county residents and also is enforcing social distancing rules. Portable road signs also tells people the beach is restricted to county residents. They are checking driver licenses at the parking lots and turning away those that do not have a county address on their license.
Here is Fred enjoying the colors of the area we meet at.