5/1/20

Today I did my weekly shopping, so Penny got two runs. One before we went shopping and another on our way back from shopping. Today there seemed to be more traffic on the road but the number of people in the stores was relatively light.

Health officials reported four new confirmed coronavirus cases in the county this afternoon, bringing the total number of cases up to 188. According to data from the County Public Health Department, about 78 percent of COVID-19 patients in the county have fully recovered. There are 33 patients recovering at home and seven patients recovering in the hospital, two of which still remain in the intensive care unit. The county has reported one COVID-19-related death. There has been 2980 coronavirus tests conducted between county health and private labs. County health officials stated, “74 out of 188 cases were acquired through person-to-person spread; 60 COVID-19 cases in the county were community acquired; 49 were transmitted through recent travel outside of the county and health officials said they are investigating the mode of transmission for five COVID-19 cases. CMC reports that there are nine inmates that have tested positive for the virus. Nearly 80 percent of coronavirus patients in the county have fully recovered according to county health officials.

Dissatisfaction with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s shelter at home order has been mounting. Locally over a 100 people showed up at Paso Robles Downtown City Park today to protest the coronavirus stay-at-home orders. Officials in Modoc County have decided to violate Gov. Gavin Newsom’s shelter at home order and allow many businesses to reopen starting today. In Orange County, the sheriff is refusing to enforce the Governor’s closure of all the beaches in the county and cities in the county are suing Newsom over his closure order. There were protests around the state today over the continuation of the stay at home orders.

Beginning Monday, customers will be able to buy whole fresh salmon, rockfish and crab right from the commercial fishing boats in the Morro Bay Harbor. Social distancing must be maintained in order for the sales to happen and continue. Customers can look for signs along the Embarcadero directing them to the boats that are selling fish.

Today PG&E had Quintana Rd. completely closed while they were repairing and upgrading power lines.

A blue truck parked on the side of a road

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Poison Ivy where I take Penny for her runs.

A close up of a rock

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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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