Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates for Wednesday May 6 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
Dana Point Approved For Opening Dana Cove Beach
The City of Dana Point submitted its beach management plan and received approval May 5 2020 to open Dana Cove Beach.
Doheny State Beach also opening for active use in tandem with the City’s plan.
The City is continuing to work with the County and State governments and is hopeful the County beaches in Dana Point will be opened very soon.
Dana Cove Beach is open from 6:00am-10:00pm for active use.
Doheny State Beach is also open 6:00am-10:00pm for active use with vehicular access and parking areas still closed.
For updated information on beach hours, active use provisions and beach parking in Dana Point, please click here.
Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Preparing For Return to Economic Activity
The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce is preparing for a return to economic activity in accordance with public health and safety, and in conjunction with the County of Orange and the State of California’s plan. In an effort to provide additional direction and compliance guidance, Chamber staff created a Back in Business Toolbox.
The purpose of the Toolkit is to help business owners get the information they need to safely and proactively prepare for reopening, and provide recommendations to put them on the best path of success.
According to the Chamber, “The research we’ve seen shows that the majority of consumers are eager to support their favorite local spots, but aren’t quite ready to get back to how things used to be.
Our hope is that these recommendations will prepare our local businesses to not only bring back their employees but also help them to communicate the increased measures they’ve adopted to help increase consumer confidence.”
Dana Point Chamber Local Restaurants Offering Take Out and Delivery
Need a break from cooking?
The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce has a great list of our local restaurants offering take-out and delivery.
Dana Point COVID-19 Services and Resources Directory
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.
The County of Orange
Orange County Plans to Reopen County Beaches
The County Board of Supervisors met May 5 2020 and voted to submit a plan to the State to get County beaches reopened for active use.
Orange County Businesses and the Public Best Health Practices
At the April 28 2020 Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting,
Chairwoman Michelle Steel and Supervisor Don Wagner brought forth best practices for businesses and the public to follow.
The guidelines unanimously approved by the board are intended to assist Orange County’s transition back to a normal state of activity.
All recommendations follow the Orange County Health Care Agency and do not supersede any conflicting or more restrictive orders issued by local governments, the State of California, or the Federal Government.
More about this here.
The County of Orange is reporting COVID-19 Cases by City
The information can be found here.
Call OC Health Care Agency Health Referral Line
1(833)426-6411 for inquiries related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Orange County, California.
The State of California
California Prepares to Enter Stage 2 of Reopening the State on Friday May 8 2020
As California prepares to enter Stage 2 of the gradual reopening of the State this Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that workers who contract COVID-19 while on the job may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation. The Governor also signed an executive order that creates a time-limited rebuttable presumption for accessing workers’ compensation benefits applicable to Californians who must work outside of their homes during the stay at home order. More about this here.
California Should Move Into Phase 2 of Reopening Roadmap on Friday May 8 2020
Governor Newsom said on May 4 2020 that he will announce on Thursday May 7 2020 that modifications to the Stay at Home Order to move the State into “Phase 2” on Friday May 8 2020.
He presented California’s Reopening Roadmap Report Card that shows key metrics are on-schedule.
He stated we will begin to gradually move into Stage 2: Lower Risk Workplaces starting this Friday, May 8 2020.
This gradual move into Stage 2 includes expanded retail with curbside pickup and associated manufacturing and supply chains.
He also mentioned the ability for local counties to move further into “Phase 2” with plans certified by County Health Officers and the Board of Supervisors.
The State is working to create guidelines that will allow restaurants and other hospitality businesses to open their doors again, with modifications.
The United States of American Federal Government
CDC Cleaning and Disinfecting Reopening Guidance
The CDC has released Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes.
That information can be found here.
There is also guidance related to travel here.
United States 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.
More info at 2020Census.gov
Dana Point Parking Restrictions Updated May 6 2020
County owned Capistrano County Beach Parking Lot
Dana Point Community Center Parking Lot (Northerly Portion by Tennis Courts is Open)
Street parking on Village Road from Del Obispo to curve
Doheny State Beach Parking Lots
Puerto Place Parking Lots at Doheny State Beach
Street parking on Golden Lantern from Del Prado to Dana Point Harbor Drive (west side only)
County-owned Dana Point Harbor parking lots
Baby Beach Parking Lots
Street Parking on the Island in the Harbor
Street parking on Old Golden Lantern (west side only)
Street parking on El Camino Capistrano (portion only)
Portion of Street parking on Selva Road adjacent to Strand Beach Park (Beach Parking Lot Side is Open)
County owned Strands Beach Parking Lot
Portion of Street parking on La Cresta Drive east of Selva
Portion of Street parking on La Cresta Drive adjacent to RH Dana Elementary School
Street parking on Granada Drive from Pacific Coast Highway to the alley
Street parking on Ritz Carlton Drive adjacent to Salt Creek Beach Park
County owned Salt Creek Parking Lot
County’s Dana Point Library Parking Lot
Street parking on Intera Drive, De Leon, and Cortes Drive (Permit Parking Area)
Dana Point Facility Closures Updated May 6 2020
Nature Interpretive Center
Dana Point Community Center
Trails at Hilltop Park (Off Scenic Drive, Green Lantern and Shoreline)
Grocery Stores/ Market Hours Updated On May 4 2020
Most stores have returned to regular shopping hours.
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, some do not allow personal shopping bags.
ALBERTSONS (Del Obispo, (949) 496-7900):
Please wear a mask. No personal shopping bags.
Seniors & those with disabilities/pregnant/compromised immune system: Daily, 6am-7am
Regular Store Hours: Daily, 7am-11pm
COSTCO (Doheny Park Rd, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 240-3558):
Masks are required.
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: Mon-Fri, 9am-10am
Regular Store Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-8:30pm; 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-9pm
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 – Midnight
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-11p
SPROUTS (550 Camino de Estrella, San Clemente, (949) 542-1036):
Regular Store Hours: 7am-10pm
TRADER JOES (Ocean Ranch (949) 493-8599 and Camino de los Mares (949) 240-9996)
Please wear a mask. No personal shopping bags.
Seniors expedited line: 8am-9am
Regular Store Hours: 9am-7pm
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 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
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.
SouthOCBeaches is trying their best to bring you any and all updates/revisions/corrections as soon as the information becomes available