County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar responds to COVID-19 response

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – County health officials reported four new community outbreaks Friday, bringing the number of outbreaks in the past week to 20. One of the outbreaks was in a government setting, two in restaurants, and one in a hotel/resort/spa setting.

The number of community outbreaks remains well above the county’s goal of fewer than seven in a seven-day span. A community setting outbreak is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in a setting and in people of different households in the past 14 days.

San Diego State University reported another 120 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases among its student population Friday, raising the university’s total caseload to 184 since fall semester began Aug. 24.

On Saturday, SDSU issued a stay-at-home order for students living in on-campus residence halls, asking them to stay in their current residences except for essential needs throughout the weekend as the school battles an outbreak of the coronavirus.

The order remains in effect through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Supervisor Gaspar joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss SDSU’s outbreak and said “the number of new cases in our region is concerning as we are up against strict California metrics to keep our businesses open.” 

The County will undergo its first state assessment of the metrics on September 8th.


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