Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Wednesday April 22 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates for Wednesday April 22 2020.

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

Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Wednesday April 22 2020

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

Check the Dana Point Facebook Page for the latest updates.

County and State Beaches Are Open to the Public

The County and State Beaches located in Dana Point will continue to be open to the public, but with parking areas closed to discourage non-residents from coming to Dana Point.
We are still encouraging the public to exercise in your neighborhoods.
Our neighbor to the south, San Clemente, will also be opening beaches for active uses.

Dana Point Parking Restrictions

We are working to modify parking restrictions, and some street closures, to reduce impacts of beach parking in residential areas.
The City will be all hands on deck this weekend to manage any surge in vehicle traffic and emerging parking issues.
More to come as we get closer to the weekend.

Business Impacts – Unemployment Benefits:
The City has compiled information for both employers and workers regarding resources and programs related to labor impacts.
This includes a comprehensive list of programs and frequently asked questions.
For example, workers can file for unemployment benefits as long as they are unemployed and otherwise eligible.
Workers who expect to return to work for an employer within a few weeks are not required to actively seek work each week, as long as they are able and available to return to work during their unemployment, and meet all other eligibility criteria.
Visit our website here to learn more.

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

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

Face Coverings Required for Essential Services Employees
Effective at 12 a.m. on Friday April 24 2020 all employees of any grocery store, pharmacy/drug store, convenience store, gas station, restaurant, food preparation establishment, or retail store in Orange County who may have contact with the public must wear a cloth face covering while at work.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved the directive Tuesday from Vice Chairman Andrew Do, First District Supervisor, pursuant to Government Code section 8634 that will apply countywide.

The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) has announced the launch of the OC COVID-19 Testing Network, which offers COVID-19 testing to Orange County residents who meet certain criteria.
The Network coordinates and expands testing across Orange County to create a safety net for any community member who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms but is unable to receive testing through a health care provider. More about that here.

County of Orange is Reporting COVID-19 Cases by City

The information can be found here and here

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.

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 Does Not Have A Target Date to Re-Open the State

Governor Newsom has yet to present a target date to start re-opening the State, but will allow hospitals to resume scheduling essential surgeries. 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

The Senate passed a $484 billion bill that expands small-business aid and provides funds for hospitals and testing.
$310 billion will replenish the Paycheck Protection Program (which was out of money)
$60 billion will be made available for Economic Injury and Disaster Loans through the Small Business Administration
$75 billion goes to hospitals
$25 billion to Coronavirus testing.
The House is expected to approve the measure tomorrow.

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

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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