Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Thursday April 9 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates for Thursday April 9 2020.

The City of Dana Point reminds us to “Stay Home. Save Lives.”

Dana Point City News

Dana Point City COVID-19 Update Newsletters will be on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays

Check the Dana Point Facebook Page for the latest updates.

City Hall will be closed on Friday April 10 2020, in observance of Good Friday.

Employers and Workers Resources and Programs

The City has compiled information for both employers and workers regarding resources and programs related to labor impacts. Visit the website here to learn more.

Dana Point Shop Small/Shop Local Page

The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce has launched a page tracking all of the amazing deals offered by our local businesses, including hotels with accommodations for first responders, virtual deals and discounts for online orders and gift certificates, and which businesses are open with pickup and delivery.
Visit their page here.

Services and Resources Directory

Services and Resources Directory is now housed on the COVID-19 page on the City’s website.
New services and resources will be shared in this update, then moved over to the City’s COVID-19 webpage.
You can access that information here.

County of Orange

County of Orange is Reporting COVID-19 Cases by City

The information can be found here and here

County of Orange COVID-19 Facebook Live Press Conference Thursday April 9 2020

The County of Orange will be holding a press conference to provide a COVID-19 Safety and Health Update tomorrow at 2:00pm.
The event will be live streamed on their Facebook Page.

Face Coverings Recommended For Residents & Workers

County of Orange Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick issued a recommendation strongly encouraging all employees at essential businesses to wear a face covering while at work and all residents engaged in essential activities outside the home to do the same.
Staying at home, physical distancing and hand washing are still the best actions Californians can take to fight COVID-19.
That guidance can be found here.

Orange County COVID-19 Scams Hotline

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has established a hotline to report individuals or businesses they suspect of engaging in price gouging or any other COVID-19-related scam.
The Orange County District Attorney Coronavirus Scam Hotline is (714) 834-3482.
Reports can also be emailed to reportascam@da.ocgov.com.

Orange County Tax Deadlines and Penalty Cancellation Requests

State law governs when property taxes are due and payable, and the Treasurer-Tax Collector is not authorized to change the April 10 deadline.
After April 10, if the taxpayer is a homeowner, small business or other property owner with significant demonstrated economic hardship due to COVID-19 or believe that they qualify for one of the other limited exceptions and can’t pay by April 10, then as soon as the taxpayer is able to pay, they should request a Penalty Cancellation.
All requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
More information can be found here..

Orange County COVID-19 Hotline

Call the COVID-19 Hotline (833) 426-6411 to connect with OC Agencies for information and resources.

Orange County Community Services Businesses Call Center

Orange County Community Services has implemented a call center to meet the needs of businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Economic & Business Recovery Call Center will offer information and resources to help Orange County businesses navigate the current economic climate.
These resources will support businesses with challenges such as lay-off aversion, loans, utility reduction programs, and community resources mapping.
Businesses can call the Economic & Business Recovery Call Center at (714) 480-6500 during hours of operation Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.
More information can be found here.

The State of California

California Financial Resources and Housing Information

Hotels for Health Care Workers

Starting April 10 2020 frontline health care workers who are exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 can find hotel rooms through the CalTravelStore.
Visit this website on April 10 2020 for the phone number to book a room.
If hotels want to participate, they can email covid19lodging@dgs.ca.gov.

Financial Resources and Housing Information

Including the residential eviction moratorium, can be found here.

The State of California has launched a webpage linked here targeted at businesses and employers to provide information on several assistance programs.
The page also links to Federal small business stimulus programs such as the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance, Paycheck Protection Program and Small Business Debt Relief.

Retired Doctors and Medical Students to Help with COVID-19

Governor Gavin Newsom is asking retired doctors and medical students to help with the anticipated surge of coronavirus cases. His Executive Order can be found here.
To meet this moment sign up for the California Health Corps here.

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the “Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.” campaign urging Californians to help combat social isolation and food insecurity among Californians who are over the age of 65 – a community that is uniquely vulnerable to COVID-19.
The Governor also announced the creation of a statewide hotline — 833-544-2374 — in coordination with the non-profit local 2-1-1 systems, so that Californians have a one-stop shop to answer their questions and get assistance during this crisis.
For example, the 2-1-1 system is able to help older Californians access grocery and medication delivery while staying at home.
More information about this program can be found here.

United States of America Federal Government

Centers for Disease Control (CD) Face Coverings

The CDC has an informative page on cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19, including guidance on how to wear to them, make them and wash them.
That information can be found here.

Dana Point Parking Restrictions

The entire list of parking restrictions across the City is as follows:
Coast Highway from Doheny Park Road to Palisades/Beach Road – Ocean Side Only
Lantern Bay Park Parking Lot and Street Parking on Park Lantern (Uphill Direction Only – West Side)
Selva Road, Ocean Side, Adjacent to Strand Beach Parking Lot
Dana Strand Road, Inland Side, Adjacent to Switchback Trail (restricted section at the top to allow resident parking)
Ritz Carlton Drive adjacent to Salt Creek, Both Sides
Community Center Parking Lot, Closed with Traffic Control
Heritage Park Parking Lot– Old Golden Lantern
Dana Point Harbor – All Parking on the Island
Dana Point Harbor Drive – All parking along entire length in Harbor
Harbor Commercial lots open for essential employees and Grab-N-Go restaurant service only
Monarch Beach Golf Course Parking Lot
Dana Point Library Parking Lot
Capistrano County Beach – No Stopping Anytime Zone at Turnaround – Parking Lot is Closed.
Santa Clara from Blue Lantern to Green Lantern
Blue Lantern from PCH to Cul-de-Sac, Both Sides and Perpendicular Parking
Old Golden Lantern from Heritage Park Parking Lot to Alley South of Del Prado, Both Sides
Amber Lantern from Santa Clara to the End
Golden Lantern Both Sides from Del Prado to DP Harbor Drive
Del Obispo from Village Road to PCH, Both Sides
Village Road from Del Obispo to Curve
County Beach Parking Lots
State Beach Parking Lot
Mariner Drive cul-de-sac
La Cresta east of Selva
Granada Drive from PCH to alley

Road Closures – Resident access only (if applicable)

Westbound Dana Point Harbor Drive is closed at the Baby Beach Turnaround; No Traffic is allowed west of that location
Southbound Green Lantern is closed at Santa Clara and Scenic Drive/Green Lantern are closed – Residents Only
Westbound Santa Clara is closed at Blue Lantern
Cove Road is closed in both directions
Blue Lantern closed south of Santa Clara
Heritage Park Parking Lot
Amber Lantern at Santa Clara (To Cul-de-Sac at Overlook)

Dana Point Facility Closures

Nature Interpretive Center
Trails at Harbor Point Park (off Scenic Drive)
Trails at Hilltop Park (Off Scenic Drive, Green Lantern and Shoreline)
Switchback Trail off Dana Strand
Dana Point Community Center
City Restrooms at all Parks and Facilities
Dana Cove Beach – Accessed adjacent to the Ocean Institute.

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):
NOTE: Limit two people per membership card.
Seniors* 60yrs+ & those with physical disabilities: Tue/Wed/Thu, 8am-9am
Regular Store Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-6:30pm; Sat, 9:30am-6pm; Sun, 10am-6pm

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+ and those considered high risk: 6am-7:30am
Regular Store Hours: 7:30am-10pm

SMART & FINAL (Doheny Park Rd, (949) 240-4641):
Seniors* 65yrs+, those with disabilities and expectant mothers: Tue/Thu, 6am-8am
Regular Store Hours: 6am-10pm

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

TRADER JOES (Ocean Ranch (949) 493-8599 and Camino de los Mares (949) 240-9996)
NOTE: Leave your own bags at home, we will bag your items in new bags.
Seniors expedited line: 8am-9am
Regular Store Hours: 9am-7pm

*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.

Utilities

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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