5/27/20

Today I did some photo editing and took Penny for her run. Tonight, I will attend Bible study at the church. It looks like I can now get my hair cut but not my beard. In any case, I will wait a few days until the initial dies down.

San Luis Obispo County reported three new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county’s total to 266 confirmed cases as of May 27.

Three people remain hospitalized, including two patients who are in the ICU. Twenty-five people are recovering at home and 237 people have recovered. San Luis Obispo County has had one death attributed to COVID-19.

The health department reports that a total of 10,120 coronavirus tests have been conducted so far at both the public health lab and at private labs. Two free coronavirus testing clinics are open in San Luis Obispo County — in Grover Beach and Paso Robles. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1-888-634-1123.

While the county is opening up, we are starting to see some of the longer-term impact of the COVID-19 virus. Organizers with the 2020 California Mid-State Fair announced Tuesday the postponement of multiple fair competitions.

The 2020 Central Coast Wine Competition, 2020 Central Coast Vinegar Competition and 2020 California Craft Spirits Competition have been postponed to a later date in the summer.

Organizers say these postponements are due to the current COVID-19 guidelines provided by San Luis Obispo County health officials.

Wineries and businesses registered for these competitions have been contacted. Registration for the previous competitions mentioned will remain open until the new deadline Friday, July 3.

In addition, the 2020 Home Winemaking Competition has been postponed. However, that registration deadline has past and those registered have been contacted.

Organizers have not announced an exact postponement date. The 75th California Mid-State Fair is expected to run July 22- August 2. However, board members with the fair are expected to decide on Thursday whether or not the fair needs to be canceled due to state guidelines and COVID-19 concerns.

NEW YORK (AP) — Discount goods retailer Tuesday Morning has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the fifth major retailer to do so since the pandemic.

As part of the bankruptcy reorganization, the Dallas-based chain said Wednesday it plans to close approximately 230 of its 687 stores over the summer to focus on high-performing locations and will do so with a phased approach.

“The prolonged and unexpected closures of our stores in response to COVID-19 has had severe consequences on our business,” said Chief Executive Officer Steve Becker in a press release. “Before the pandemic, we were gaining momentum in our merchant organization, growing our vendor base, and improving brands, assortment, and value for our customers, while investing in our technology and corporate leadership team. However, the complete halt of store operations for two months put the company in a financial position that can be effectively addressed only through a reorganization in Chapter 11.”

This chart explains the risks and precautions to take for different type activities

Joseph Shanks is being “checked on” to see if he is asleep.

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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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