Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Monday April 27 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates for Monday April 27 2020.

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

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

Dana Point Community Updates Monday April 27 2020

Check the Dana Point Facebook Page for the latest updates.

Dana Point Drop and Go Food Drive Saturday May 2 2020
In partnership with the Dana Point Surf Club, the City will be hosting a food drive on Saturday May 2nd from 9am-1pm at the Dana Point Community Center.
More information can be found here.

Dana Point Virtual Recreation and Resource Center
Looking for more to do while you are at home?
The City of Dana Point’s Recreation Division has launched a Virtual Recreation and Resource Center found here with a number of classes and resources available at no cost.
#DPRecAtHome

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

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

New Orange County Health Care Agency Interim Director

There has been a change of leadership at the Orange County Health Care Agency.
Yesterday, County CEO Frank Kim announced the retirement of Orange County Health Care Agency Director, David Souleles, and appointed Lilly Simmering as Interim Director.
This is the second departure for the head of the County Agency at the forefront of Coronavirus efforts.
This departure follows the exit of Richard Sanchez, who left in late March for CalOptima.

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.

OC COVID-19 Testing Network

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.

The State of California

California Social Bridging Project/Senior Home Meals/Friendship Line California

The Governor rolled out a series of programs aimed at older Californians.
The Social Bridging Project will mobilize 1,000 callers to check in on older Californians.
The State is also launching a program for restaurants to deliver home meals for seniors, and Friendship Line California, 1-888-670-1360, is expanding to support lonely and isolated older Californians across the state.
More information on these programs can be found here.

California Prohibits Debt Collectors Form Garnishing Stimulus Checks

The Governor signed an Executive Order on April 23 2020, to prevent debt collectors from garnishing stimulus checks Californians have received, or will receive, as a result of the CARES Act.
More about that here.

California Grants A 60 Day Extension For Some DMV Deadlines

The Governor also issued an Executive Order to grant a 60-day extension for customers on several Department of Motor Vehicles deadlines, including for recently expired drivers’ licenses and identification cards, to reflect public compliance with the COVID-19 stay at home order.
The action also suspends late fees from being applied to expired vehicle registrations.
The order will also temporarily allow retailers, particularly grocery stores, to provide bags to consumers without charge, and to pause redemption of beverage containers in-store to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Read more here.

United States of America Federal Government

Congressman Mike Levin Virtual Town Hall Wednesday April 29 2020

U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will host a Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday at 1:00pm with San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and Dr. Karl Steinberg, a nursing facility and hospice medical director in North County San Diego.
They will answer questions regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), aid for local small businesses, and more.
Constituents can submit questions ahead of time by emailing them to MLevin.Press@mail.house.gov and including their first name and city of residence.
The Town Hall can be accessed: facebook.com/RepMikeLevin, twitter.com/RepMikeLevin or youtube.com/channel/UCYFDRohyZgoPy5rXOaVZO-A

U.S. 2020 Census

Don’t forget to take the 2020 Census.
The 2020 Census will help decide how billions of dollars will reach our community.
Your answers will help determine funding for dozens of programs that provide essential resources to Californians.
Census data determines funding allocations for schools, childcare programs, road maintenance projects and social assistance programs.

President Trump Signed a $484 Billion CoronaVirus Relief Package

The House 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 depleted after the initial wave of applicants)
$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.

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 27 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.

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)

Grocery Stores/ Market Hours Updated April 27

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):
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;
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):
Please wear a mask.
Seniors* 65yrs+ priority access: 7am-8am
Regular Store Hours: 8a-9p

SPROUTS (550 Camino de Estrella, San Clemente, (949) 542-1036):
Regular Store Hours: 7am-8pm (Beginning 4/29, returning to regular hours: 7am-10pm)

TRADER JOES (Ocean Ranch (949) 493-8599 and Camino de los Mares (949) 240-9996)
Masks are recommended
Seniors expedited line: 8am-9am
Regular Store Hours: 9am-7pm

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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