Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday April 17 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates for Friday April 17 2020.

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

Dana Point COVID-19 Community Update Friday April 17 2020

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

Check the Dana Point Facebook Page for the latest updates.

Be Resilient, Support One Another and Support Local Businesses

Dana Point: Navigating Uncharted Waters Together Video On YouTube

Video Produced in Partnership with Dana Point Chamber of Commerce & The City of Dana Point

Seniors Food Distribution Hub

The City has converted the Community Center into a food distribution hub for our local Seniors and others Monday-Friday.
In partnership with Meals on Wheels and Age Well Senior Services more than 1,234 people have been helped with meals and groceries.
If you are a Senior or know someone in need, please call 949-248-3536 or 211 to be connected to services.

Physical Distancing Outdoors

With more good weather ahead this weekend, no doubt, people will be out.
Remember to practice physical distancing and avoid gathering in groups.

Dana Point Local & Loyal Shirts
Have you seen the Dana Point Local & Loyal shirts?
In an effort to support our local businesses, we are encouraging the community to be a #DanaPointLoyalLocal.
These shirts can be purchased online or by text through local shops and restaurants.
All proceeds go directly back to the business you purchase the t-shirt from.
Let’s rally around local businesses in our community! Think Local. Shop Local.
For more details and how to order: Dana Point Chamber of Commerce

Dana Point Digital Message Boards
Mama Says Messages: We are looking for some new messages to post on our Digital Message Boards that provide helpful information to the community.
We are limited to three lines per screen and a maximum of 8 characters per line. Spaces count. Please email publicworks@danapoint.org with any suggestions.

Creekside Park Half Court Basketball Courts Closed
The City is temporarily closing the half-court basketball court at Creekside Park due to group gatherings.

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.

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

OC Health Care Agency Health Referral Line

The OC COVID-19 Public Information Hotline will refer callers to the OC Health Care Agency Health Referral Line staring Saturday April 18 2020.
Residents can continue to call 1(833)426-6411 for inquiries related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Orange County, California.

Through the hotline, callers can be connected to the following resources:

OC Health Care Agency – Health Referral Line, Behavioral Health Resources
OC Social Services Agency – Public Assistance Benefits
OC Office on Aging – Resources for Seniors
OC District Attorney’s Office – Scams, Price Gouging
Small Business Recovery
2-1-1 Orange County

Orange County Taxpayers Penalty Cancellation Requests

The Orange County Treasurer is now accepting penalty cancellation requests for taxpayers who have been directly impacted by COVID-19.
More information can be found here.

Call 911 in a Medical Emergency
County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick reminds Orange County residents that individuals experiencing symptoms of a medical emergency need to seek immediate health care or call 9-1-1.
She urges patients to not delay in seeking care for life threatening issues beyond COVID-19, and that emergency rooms are equipped to handle patients safely.

County of Orange is Reporting COVID-19 Cases by City

The information can be found here and 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 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 Takes Action to Combat COVID-19 Online Page

The State has developed a webpage chronicling actions taken related to COVID-19.

California 6 Critical Indicators Evaluations Prior to Modifying Stay at Home Order

On April 14 2020: Governor Newsom outlined 6 critical indicators to be evaluated before the State modifies the Stay at Home Order.
While he did not commit to a precise timeline, he referred to a gradual, science-based and data-driven framework. You can read more here.

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.

United States of America Federal Government

Guidelines For Opening Up America Again Online Site

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 Updated

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, 6am-7am
Regular Store Hours: Mon-Fri, 7am-9pm, Sat/Sun, 6am-9pm

COSTCO (Doheny Park Rd, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 240 3558):
LINE BYPASS: First Responders and Health Care Workers can bypass the line all day.
Bring Work ID and Costco Membership Card; no guests.

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.


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 Emergency State at Home Order March 19 2020

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

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

World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Online Site

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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