The Western Chula Vista COVID-19 Task Force continued efforts today to reach business owners, employees and the public with a “walkabout” effort on Third Avenue from Orange to G Street. Today, staff contacted 132 businesses, 33 individuals, and handed out 192 dust masks. City staff report that businesses, owners and the public were very receptive to the outreach effort. The walkabout teams reported that most community members and employees were wearing masks or some type of face covering. The walkabout efforts will continue and staff will be provided additional information to distribute as needed to keep the business community informed on the required actions to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis.
CVPD is aware of community concerns about traffic violations (cars speeding, ignoring stop signs, etc.). Because the training program is on hiatus, CVPD will assign additional officers to patrol in west and east Chula Vista areas.
The County continues its emphasis on face coverings, social distancing, and hand washing to slow and stop the spread of COVID-19.
MTS will now require face coverings for all passengers as of May 1. The announcement from MTS: “Effective Friday, May 1 (until further notice), all passengers will be required to wear a face covering when riding MTS (including on board vehicles, at bus stops, Trolley stations and transit centers).”
As of April 28, Global cases are 3,090,844 and 215,063 deaths; United States cases are 1,003,328 with 57,533 deaths; California, 45,219 cases with 1,795 deaths. In San Diego County, there are 3,314 cases and 118 deaths. There have been 733 residents admitted to the hospital with 238 of those admitted to the ICU. As of April 27, there are 421 cases in Chula Vista.
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