Wednesday, June 10, 2020

CoVid-19: Ken Club & Music Box Reopen This Week | San Diego Zoo Outlines Reopening | Mayor Celebrates Passed Budget

San Diego Zoo & Safari Park Have Set Reopening Date to June 20 (Taken 3.13.2020)
I have really destroyed any trace or possibility of getting normal sleep. We're supposed to go camping today and the anxiety about it has wrecked me but Nova is now pouting in her room so I feel like a jerk for even having shared the possibility. It's so confusing and the information is so wide-ranging, from Fauci saying to slow down the reopenings to the WHO making declarations then backpedalling. We've seen spikes across the country after Mother's Day, Memorial Day, and many saying we'll see more from protests and other reopenings. I mean, who wants to CHOOSE to sit in a movie theater for 2+ hours to watch the trash Hollywood is still pushing on us?? Yet they'll be open come Friday. I understand businesses who want to reopen. I'm also glad to be able to choose to hunker down and wait all of this out a little longer. I'm glad that the Casbah and Bar Pink are erring on the side of caution. Yesterday's briefing, San Diego Zoo reopening, Johns Hopkins info, and some local bar updates, after the jump.

  • The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park have announced their reopening plans. Both parks will open to the public on June 20th, 2019, with some invite-only preview days for donors and members starting this weekend. 
    • Parks will be below 50% capacity
    • Some viewing areas will remain closed. 
    • There will be no tours/buses/trams at this time
    • No re-entry allowed 
    • One-way path modifications and barriers
    • Hand sanitizing stations/robust cleaning
    • Limited shopping/dining 

  • City of San Diego Mayor's Briefing (Tuesday, June 9)
    • City of San Diego budget was approved by City Council and has been signed by mayor. Must act on systemic racism. Yesterday's budget lays a foundation for our city to move forward on these fronts. 
      • We've asked too much of our officers. Cops shouldn't be social workers, mental health clinicians, etc. Mayor will
      • Office of Race Equity will be created 
      • City Council voted to put 50% of CARES Act funding will go to small businesses in historically underserved communities
    • Carotid restraint has been banned by jurisdictions, Mayor supports assembly bill to ban the use statewide.
    • Cowles Mountain is reopen with lots open at full capacity
      • Groups limited to family units
      • Must wear face coverings
      • Must maintain social distancing when possible
  • This is directly from today's Johns Hopkins coronavirus newsletter. Yesterday's WHO announcements were irresponsible and in this case, we've heard enough anecdotal information that should be cause for caution and concern:
    • ‘We Don’t Actually have that Answer Yet’: WHO Clarifies Comments on Asymptomatic Spread of Covid-19  (STAT) A top World Health Organization official clarified on Tuesday that scientists have not determined yet how frequently people with asymptomatic cases of Covid-19 pass the disease on to others, a day after suggesting that such spread is “very rare.” The clarification comes after the WHO’s original comments incited strong pushback from outside public health experts, who suggested the agency had erred, or at least miscommunicated, when it said people who didn’t show symptoms were unlikely to spread the virus.

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