Chula Vista EOC Update – May 15th

County officials announced the launch on Monday, May 18, of a new state program to provide one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented adults. The program is for those who are ineligible for other forms of assistance, including assistance under the CARES Act and pandemic unemployment benefits, because of their immigration status. This state funding is expected to reach about 150,000 undocumented adults. Jewish Family Services of San Diego is managing the program for San Diego and Imperial Counties. More information at www.jfssd/drai-project. During this past week, Development Service Department staff have accomplished the following: ·       Averaged over 115 building inspections daily·       Accepted 79 new construction permit applications with a total construction valuation of $0.85 million·       Issued 82 construction permits with a total construction valuation of $3.1 million·       Managed 677 active code enforcement cases·       Opened 17 new code cases·       Closed 21 code cases·       Supported two SWAT Operations on illegal cannabis businesses located at 203 Third Ave. and 2518 Main St. The Great Plates Delivered to Seniors program started today where qualified seniors may sign up to receive three free meals a day delivered to their homes. County officials reported that 1,300 applications were received on Friday and staff were conducting initial screening for eligibility. More information is available at County officials announced that starting Monday, May 18, the 2:30 p.m. briefings will be held Mon/Wed/Fri unless there is a need for an update on Tues/Thurs. The County media center will continue to release daily COVID-19 counts. The Public Health Officer thanked San Diego County residents for their vigilance in adhering to public health directives and encouraged us all to “keep up the great work.”  As of May 15, Global cases are 4,500,476 and 304,835 deaths; United States cases are 1,427,867 with 86,386 deaths; California, 75,042 cases with 3,054 deaths. In San Diego County, there are 5,523 cases and 208 deaths. There have been 1,070 residents admitted to the hospital with 325 of those admitted to the ICU. As of May 14, there are 795 cases in Chula Vista. Anne SteinbergerMarketing and Communications ManagerCity of Chula Vista

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