Today was a slow day. I woke up late because I did not sleep well last night. I took Penny for her run and prepared for tomorrow’s weekly shopping trip.
Last night, the California Police Chiefs Association informed police chiefs across the state that Gov. Newsom would be issuing an order to close all beaches in the state. However, at a press briefing today, Newsom announced the closures of Orange County beaches in order to stop the spread of COVID-19, but beaches on the Central Coast will remain open with the restrictions already in place. The order to close Orange County beaches goes into effect Friday. Earlier this week, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County health officials urged tourists to stay away from the area, in order to prevent a reversal of the progress made in flattening the curve of COVID-19. People’s drivers licenses are being checked at the Morro Bay boat ramps and only county residents are allowed to use them.
County officials reported three new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county’s total to 184 cases. Seven people are now hospitalized, with two of those patients in the ICU. Officals say another 32 patients are recovering at home and 144 people have recovered. The county has had one death from the coronavirus. All three of the new cases are in Paso Robles, which now has a total of 61 cases to date. Eight patients are inmates at the California Men’s Colony. According to County Health a total of 2,890 coronavirus tests have been conducted at county and private labs. Medical personnel have tested 114 CMC inmates for the virus.
Penny is enjoying a good back scratch on the pavement at the back of Camp San Luis.
A new fence was put up enclosing some old buildings and landscaping supplies but no gates were put in to prevent entry.