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North County school districts adjust to coronavirus challenges

A faculty member walks across the courtyard of San Dieguito High School Academy's math and science building Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Chase Spear

March 20, 2020

Due to the potential health hazard imposed by the COVID-19 coronavirus, K-12 school districts across San Diego County — including those in North County — have closed their campuses.

Carlsbad-linked Thermo Fisher gets OK to produce COVID-19 tests

One of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Carlsbad labs is pictured in August 2018. (Thermo Fisher photo)

North Coast Current

March 19, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration has granted an emergency-use authorization to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. to produce diagnostic test kits that can detect the COVID-19 coronavirus and provide results within four hours, the company announced March 16.

North County colleges’ coronavirus reality: Remote classes, canceled graduations

The spread of the coronavirus has forced California State University San Marcos to cancel all university-sponsored events, including May graduation ceremonies. (CSUSM public relations photo by Alan Brown)

Chase Spear

March 18, 2020

As the number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to grow, North San Diego County colleges have enacted precautionary changes to their campus operations.

Encinitas grocer, other local markets set aside hours for elderly, disabled

North Coast Current

March 18, 2020

Local grocery stores are reserving special time for elderly and disabled shoppers as residents hunker down during the coronavirus outbreak.

District: Person at Encinitas school tests presumptive positive for coronavirus

North Coast Current

March 15, 2020

The Encinitas Union School District announced Sunday, March 15, that a person at Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary tested presumptive positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Encinitas cancels events as county, state issue coronavirus guidelines

North Coast Current

March 13, 2020

The city of Encinitas announced March 12 that it will cancel several upcoming events as the California Department of Public Health and San Diego County continue to monitor the coronavirus pandemic.

Encinitas coronavirus update: Events on, departments open

North Coast Current

March 11, 2020

Encinitas city departments, meetings and other gatherings will function as planned, and portable public hand-washing stations have been ordered, while authorities continue to monitor developments in the global coronavirus pandemic, the city stated in an update circulated Tuesday, March 10.

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