Mayor Faulconer instituted a gulag type of environment in the beach communities just long enough to prove to the governor that San Diegans are responsible and will behave according to the CDC guidelines, IF, we could only open up a little early. When the mayor got the go ahead from the governor, the police disappeared from the beach communities, vacation rentals welcomed thousands to Pacific and Mission beachs STRs, and the surge is on.
Hawaii continues to quarantine all visitors to the islands for two weeks. Hawaii instituted a stay-at-home order and closed dine-in restaurants, shopping malls and other businesses in March to slow the spread of the virus. The state then followed with the traveler quarantine, which effectively shut off the flow of visitors who fuel the state’s biggest industry, tourism. Unemployment hit 22.3% in April, among the highest rates in the country. The number of travelers arriving in Hawaii fell to 4,564 last month compared to 856,250 in April 2019, the Hawaii Tourism Authority said. That’s a 99.5% decline. Short term rental use is only for essential workers.
SHORT TERM RENTERS BRINGING CORONAVIRUS TO MISSION BEACH FROM ARIZONA AND CA CENTRAL COAST!
Arizona is seeing an alarming resurgence of Covid-19, with the number of daily new reported cases increasing by 211 percent over the past two weeks to nearly 30,000 total cases, according to the state Department of Health Services (ADHS).
The state’s hospitals are preparing for a surge of severely ill patients: Cara Christ, director of ADHS, told them June 6 to activate their emergency plans. Banner Health, the largest health care system in the state, says the number of patients on ventilators since May 15 has quadrupled and warned that it has reached capacity for some intensive care treatments.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The only two hospitals in Southern California’s rural Imperial County were forced to close their doors to new coronavirus patients on Tuesday, after admitting scores believed stricken with the virus from across the border in Mexico, officials said.
The surge in patients consisted of U.S. citizens who live in Mexicali, capital of the Mexican state of Baja California, and were turned away from hospitals overrun with coronavirus cases there, said Dr. Adolphe Edward, chief executive officer of the El Centro Regional Medical Center.
Edward said his 161-bed hospital in El Centro, the main city in Imperial County about 100 miles (160 km) east of San Diego, ended up with 65 COVID-19-positive patients from Monday night’s influx, while the 106-bed Pioneers Memorial Hospital in nearby Brawley admitted 28.
“Our numbers just skyrocketed last night,” Edward said on his hospital’s Facebook page.
The emergency rooms of both hospitals have imposed a “divert” order requiring any additional COVID-19 cases be redirected to other medical facilities in the region, he said.