Here are the important links to keep up with everything:


World Health Organization (WHO) WHO Myth Busters
CDC - Center for Disease Control
CDC Data Tracker 
IDSA ID Society COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network

California Governor's Office 
NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine)
CIDRAP (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minn)

Information About Coronavirus and Pets - FluentWoof
Dogs and the New Coronovirus - A Resource for Pet Owners from Rover

Circulate San Diego Bike and Pedestrian Resources

Resources to Support Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak and Climate Crises - UCSF

And if you need a reminder about the obvious (I've added some of my own):
  • Washing hands with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer when washing hands is not possible. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • Following guidance from public health officials.
  • Replace handshakes with smiles and elbow bumps to avoid unnecessary contact.
  • Use gloves or a paper towel when using shared surfaces, like gas pumps
  • Hands off surfaces, railings, handles, doorknobs as much as possible (STOP LETTING YOUR GRUBBY HANDED CHILDREN PLAY ON PLAY STRUCTURES!! Generally, they're not getting infected but they're definitely little carriers!)
  • Use a pen or stylus at ATM, store card/chip readers, credit card machines
Does hand-washing really work? (Wired)
Yes! Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is one of the most effective ways to prevent catching or spreading coronavirus (or any virus, for that matter). A virus lives within a fatty lipid barrier, which it uses to bind to your cells and spread throughout your body. When you break this greasy envelope, you kill the virus. What’s tough on grease? Hand soap and sanitizer (you can even make your own).
Though a virus on your hands can’t break the skin barrier to infect you (except through a cut or abrasion), it can enter your system if you touch your face and winds its way into one of the many openings there. So wash your hands, and try not to touch your face if you can help it.
(These directives have been updated since this post. The situation is fluid. Always check the latest updates.)

Travel is banned that is "tourism or recreational in nature."

Stay at home directive clarified by NBC San Diego 

"You can go outside and go for a walk. You can take your family unit, who you live with in your home together, and go to an open field or park or play." -Nathan Fletcher

"All Californians must stay at home, but there are exceptions, such as essential activities like getting food, prescriptions and health care, care for a friend or relative, walking the dog and taking outdoor exercise such as walking, running or hiking." - NBC San Diego

US-Mexico Border is closed for non-essential travel starting at 9pm Friday and last for a minimum of 30 days. - Mayor Faulconer (More info: CNNDHS)

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