Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Monday April 20 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates for Monday April 20 2020.

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

Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Monday April 20 2020

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

Check the Dana Point Facebook Page for the latest updates.

Dana Point City Council Meeting Tuesday April 21 2020

Dana Point City Council Meeting Agenda is Online
Please submit your public comments to kward@danapoint.org.

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

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

Orange County Board of Supervisors Meeting Tuesday April 21 2020
We would encourage the community to watch and submit comments to the Board of Supervisors meeting tomorrow.
The Board will be discussing beach closures, opening golf courses and expanded COVID-19 testing.
To view the meeting, which begins at 9:30am click here.

To Discuss or Report Suspected Child Abuse
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer is concerned about and still investigating child abuse cases despite the shutdown of courts due to COVID-19.
There has been a sharp decrease in calls coming into the child abuse registry.
Authorities believe that the decrease is directly attributable to schools being closed as teachers are the primary mandatory reporters of child abuse cases.
To discuss or report suspected child abuse or neglect call 1-800-207-4464.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and April 21st is wear blue day.
Show your support with #GoBlueforOCKids.

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

County of Orange is Reporting COVID-19 Cases by City

The information can be found here and here

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.

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 Distance Learning
Governor Gavin Newsom announced new cross-sector partnerships to support the state’s distance learning efforts and help bridge the digital divide.
Read more about it here.

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

CDC Get And Keep America Open: Supporting States, Tribes, Localities and Territories Online Site.

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 On April 20 2020

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.

APRIL 20 2020: Updated information is underlined.

Note: Masks are required in many stores; If you BYO shopping bags, staff will ask you to bag your own items; staff will only bag your items for you in new disposable bags (free or 10 cents each)

ALBERTSONS (Del Obispo, (949) 496-7900):
Please wear a mask!
Seniors & those with disabilities/pregnant/compromised immune system: Daily, 6am-7am
Regular Store Hours: Daily, 7am-9am

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):
Masks are required; No personal shopping bags.
Seniors* 65yrs+: 7am-8am
Regular Store Hours: 8am-8pm

RALPH’S (Lantern District, (949) 661-4145, and Ocean Ranch, (949) 661-6334)
Please wear a mask!
Seniors* 60yrs+ and those considered high risk: 6am-7:30am
Regular Store Hours: 7:30am-10pm

SMART & FINAL (Doheny Park Rd, (949) 240-4641):
Masks are required; No personal shopping bags.
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

SPROUTS (550 Camino de Estrella, San Clemente, (949) 542-1036):
Please wear a mask!
Regular Store Hours: 7am-8pm

TRADER JOES (Ocean Ranch (949) 493-8599 and Camino de los Mares (949) 240-9996)
Masks are required; No personal shopping bags. Leave your purse in the car.
Seniors expedited line: 8am-9am
Regular Store Hours: 9am-7pm

*Valid ID may be required
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 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

One thought on “Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Monday April 20 2020

  1. Please start reopening our beautiful and much missed south OC beaches! Southern Californians are beach people and need to walk the sand, feel the surf on our legs, enjoy the sun and so much more. It’s relaxing and fun and a healthy way to spend a few hours! Please reopen these beaches now. Maybe patrolling to make sure there are no crowds of people gathering too close, but please, please please, REOPEN OUR BEACHES NOW! Closing down beaches and state parks where people enjoy the outdoors and exercises, get the sun (Vitamin D is excellent to fight infections!), has NO bearing on the spread of the COVID19 virus! Enjoying the great outdoors individually or in small groups is very healthy and relaxing. We all have been way too stressed out about this crisis which in a lot of people’s opinion, has been an overreaction by the media and has caused panic among some people. This is NOT GOOD! QUARENTINE THE SICK NOT THE HEALTHY! PEOPLE WILL START REBELLING IF YOU DECISION MAKERS DON’T REOPEN THE OC GREAT OUTDOORS NOW! Thank you.

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