Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Wednesday March 25 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates for Wednesday March 25 2020.

The City of Dana Point reminds the Community that “We all have a role to play in this effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).” “Protecting the well-being of our community is our number one priority.”

Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Wednesday March 25 2020

Latest News

The City has received word from the County that city specific data relating to COVID-19 cases will be released shortly.
Positive cases will be listing city of residence, not current location of the individual.
When this data becomes available, we will list the link in this newsletter to the Orange County Healthcare Agency who will be updating the data regularly.
The County will also be creating graphs and providing context around the data.

Dana Point Saturday’s Farmers Market

Saturday March 28 2020: Farmers Market will restart at Plaza Park at 9:00am-1:00pm
All food for sale will be whole, uncut produce and packaged food items only.
There will be no sampling of unpackaged food or produce.
Customers are encouraged to wash all produce prior to consumption and of course we ask all customers to remain home if they feel sick, even with mild symptoms.
Crowds will be staggered and reminded to provide for social distancing. T
There will be hand washing stations throughout the venue for use by attendees and we encourage attendees to wash their hands often.

Volunteer Opportunities

Non-profits are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle.
To support their activities, Orange County has activated its virtual Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) managed by OneOC.
Social distancing of 6 feet or more and personal protective measures to prevent close contact are in place.
To volunteer, please visit One OC

Donations Needed

Orange County relies on community partnerships to fill the gap and support the various needs of low-income and dependent residents, including foster children and seniors.
The items collected will be distributed through existing processes to the appropriate government agencies and non-profits who support our most vulnerable Orange County residents.
More information on what’s needed and where to take it, click here

Car Washes

Car washes are deemed an essential service and many are open such as Costco, Dana Point Car Wash and Doheny Village Car Wash, the latter of which we have heard will do a full interior disinfecting.

Community Development

City’s Community Development Department is offering services electronically and/or remotely.
This includes accepting new applications and issuing permits.
The spring session of recreation classes running from April 6 2020 through June 6 2020 is currently postponed.
While the City is continuing to perform street sweeping weekly, the City will not be enforcing parking restrictions.

Capistrano Unified School District COVID-19 Resource Page is Online


Governor Newsom announced on Monday March 23 2020, the closure of parking lots at State Parks and Beaches.
Pedestrian access is still available at Doheny and the park areas and beach are still open.
Social distancing is required.


Salt Creek/Strands (Selva)/Capo Beach Parking lots are Closed.
The County will be coordinating with Dana Point Harbor Partners on the closures of the lots in the harbor area and the lots located on Puerto Place.
Maintaining access for grab-n-go operations for the restaurants is being considered.
Pedestrian access is available.

Access to the Dana Cove area and tide pools located behind the Ocean Institute is closed until further notice.

City Parks will remain accessible to the public.
Playground equipment and bathrooms are closed.
The City has installed signage to remind everyone to practice social distancing and good hygiene. However, if these guidelines are not being followed by the public, we will consider closing parks.


Dana Point City Trails Closed

Harbor Point Trail
Switchback Trail
Hilltop Trail
Bluff Top Trail

Dana Point Trails That Are Currently Open

Coast Highway Protective Trail
Strand Beach Access Way (Between Selva and PCH)
Sycamore Creek Trail

All OC Public Libraries locations are currently closed.
During this time, enjoy 24/7 access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, and more at the OC Public Libraries website

Orange County Transportation Authority

Orange County Bus Service will be on Sunday Schedule for (7) Days A Week
OCTA Schedules Are Online

Tax Filings

The Federal Deadline to file taxes has been extended to July 15 2020.
The California State Deadline is extended to July 15 2020.

Support For Local Businesses

Many local businesses are still open in our community and have increased sanitation measures and are employing social distancing.
In addition, the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce is maintaining a list of restaurants providing delivery and take-out.
Please visit the following link for a list of businesses providing this resource.

Dana Point Restaurants Grap N Go List Is Online

Grocery Stores/ Market Hours

Local market and grocery store times may be changing to ensure that employees have time to restock shelves, sanitize, and clean facilities.
We will keep updating this list as we receive more information.

ALBERTSONS (Del Obispo, (949) 496-7900):
Seniors & those with disabilities/pregnant/compromised immune system: Mon-Fri, 7am-9am
Regular Store Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm, Sat/Sun, 7am-9pm

COSTCO (Doheny Park Rd, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 240 3558):
Seniors* 60yrs+ & those with physical disabilities: Tue/Thu, 8am-9am
Regular Store Hours: 10am-8:30pm

GELSON’S (Monarch Bay Plaza, (949) 488-8147):
Seniors* 65yrs+: 7am-8am
Regular Store Hours: 8am-8pm

RALPH’S (Lantern District, (949) 661-4145, and Ocean Ranch, (949) 661-6334)
Seniors* 60yrs+: 7am-7:30am
Regular Store Hours: 8am-8pm

SMART & FINAL (Doheny Park Rd, (949) 240-4641):
Seniors* 65yrs+, those with disabilities and expectant mothers: 7:30am-8am
Regular Store Hours: 8am-8pm

STATER BROS (Camino de los Mares, San Clemente, (949) 496-8283):
Seniors* 65yrs+ priority access at 7:45am
Regular Store Hours: 8am-9pm

*Valid ID may be required
We encourage you to be a kind, respectful shopper and shop only for what you need, so everyone in our community can provide for their families.

Simplified List of Essential Services to Remain Open

Gas stations
Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants
Laundromats/laundry services

Essential state and local government functions will also remain open, including law enforcement and offices that provide government programs and services.

Services That Are Closed

Dine-in restaurants
Bars and nightclubs
Entertainment venues
Gyms and fitness studios
Public events and gatherings
Convention Centers


Safe Water
Mouton Niguel and South Coast Water District want to assure residents that our water is safe and reliable. Water quality and supply have not been affected by the coronavirus (COVID -19).

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE)
SDG&E has suspended disconnections for nonpayment until further notice.
They have also implemented a number of tools to help customers online

So Cal Gas
SoCalGas is working with residential customers on bill payment and small businesses by waiving late payment fees. They also have tips to save energy. Learn More at SoCalGas.

Cox Communications
Cox has temporarily adjusted its Cox Solutions Store hours in California as residents are directed to stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As an essential business that provides critical communications services, Cox Solutions Store locations will stay open from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Monday through Friday to serve customers.
Stores will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
To learn more Visit Cox Online.

Dana Point Additional Online Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

For more information please visit The City of Dana Point Facebook Page

The City of Dana Point COVID-19 Information Page is Online

Orange County Emergency Operations Center Facebook Page

Alert OC
AlertOC is a mass notification system designed to keep Orange County, California residents and businesses informed of emergencies that may require immediate life saving actions.

Alert OC for COVID-19
Residents can now sign up to receive text message updates related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Orange County, California.
To opt-in for this service, text OCCOVID19 to 888777.
Residents who have questions about alerts can call the County of Orange Public Health Hotline at (714) 628-7085 between 9am-6pm daily.

Orange County Public Health (COVID-19) Information Page is Online

Orange County Public Health (COVID-19) Health Referral Hotline Number is 1 (800) 564-8448

California Department of Public Health (COVID-19) Information is Online

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (COVID-19) Information is Online

SouthOCBeaches is trying their best to bring you any and all updates/revisions/corrections as soon as the information becomes available

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