Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday May 1 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates for Friday May 1 2020.

Dana Point Community Updates Friday May 1 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 Emergency Meeting Thursday April 30 2020 and
Dana Point Court Action Friday May 1 2020

On April 30 2020: The City Council held an emergency meeting in response to Governor Newsom’s announcement to close Orange County beaches.
The cities of Dana Point and Huntington Beach requested a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Governor’s order and any enforcement of such order.

On Friday May 1 2020: The Hon. Nathan R. Scott of the Orange County Superior Court denied the request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) made by the cities of Dana Point and Huntington Beach, and supported by the City of Newport Beach.
The three cites sought to prevent enforcement of Governor Newsom’s order to close Orange County Beaches until a more complete briefing on the topic could occur in connection with a request for a Preliminary Injunction.
In denying the TRO, the Court commented that based on the limited time it had to consider the very serious issues presented, it felt compelled to defer to the State’s concerns about public health.

Upcoming on Monday May 11 2020 at 2:00pm: The request for a further hearing on a preliminary injunction was granted by the Court.

During the court hearing, Staff received a request from the State to participate in a call to develop a plan to reopen beaches in Orange County.
As a result of that call, a plan to reopen beaches has been developed and will be submitted to the State over the weekend.
The City is hopeful the plan will satisfy the State, making further court action unnecessary.

At this time, Beaches remain closed per Governor Newsom’s order.
We appreciate the community’s patience and diligence through the Stay at Home Order.

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.

Doheny State Beach Bicycle and Pedestrian Detour

The State Parks team was instrumental in working with the City to establish a bicycle and pedestrian detour as a result of the Governor’s Order to close Doheny State Beach.

From the South, the detour is to use the sidewalk on the beach side of Coast Highway from Palisades Drive to the exit gate at Doheny State Beach adjacent to the Doubletree Hotel.
From there, State Parks is allowing bicyclists and pedestrians to use the State Park Access Road toward the front entrance to Dana Point Harbor Drive.
From the North, the route is reversed.

Bicyclists must yield to pedestrians when using the detour.
Also, please adhere to all signage and directives from State Parks staff when using the access road.

Any questions, please contact Publicworks@danapoint.org.

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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