Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday May 15 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates for Friday May 15 2020.

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

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday May 15 2020

Dana Point City

Doheny State Beach Will Reopen 50% of Parking on May 16 2020

Doheny State Beach will open 50% of their parking area tomorrow with some restrooms open and available to the public.
Consistent with other beach management agencies in the area, park and beach usage is limited to active recreation only.
The State Park campground remains closed at this time, and all camping reservations have been cancelled through May 25 2020.
The park’s operating hours have changed to 6:00am to 8:30pm (instead of 10:00pm) until further notice to promote active recreation and discourage groups from congregating.
Additional parking restrictions have been removed, including the lots at Puerto Place.
Please see the updates below.

Capo Beach Church Drive Thru Food Donation Saturday May 16 2020

Capo Beach Church will host a Drive-Thru Food Donation & Distribution event this Saturday May 16 2020 from 9:00am-11:00am in the church parking lot.
If you are driving through to donate food, please remain in your car and have your donations clearly marked in your trunk.
If you are driving through to receive food, please stay in your vehicle and one of their volunteers will deliver the food to you.
More information can be found here.

Dana Point Beaches Are Open Active Use

For updated information on beach hours, active use provisions and beach parking in Dana Point, please click here.

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Back in Business Toolkit

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.
The Toolkit contains printable posters and checklists to assist businesses as we move through the stages of reopening.

Dana Point Restaurant’s Take Out and Delivery

The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce has a great list of our local restaurants offering take-out and delivery.
Click here.

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/San Diego/Riverside/San Bernardino Counties Reach Out to the State on Reopening Our Economy

Efforts to discuss the criteria to reopen Orange County with the State are underway.
Orange County, and other urban counties such as Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties sent this letter to Governor Newsom requesting a meeting to identify strategies for achieving a safe, reasonable, and sustainable reopening of our economy in coordination with the State.

Resilience Roadmap OC

Many Orange County residents have been staying home and saving lives since the start of California’s stay-at-home order.
These efforts have allowed the state to move forward on the roadmap for modifying the statewide order. We are now moving into Stage 2, where some lower-risk workplaces can gradually open with adaptations. For a list of what is and what is not permitted View The Resilience Roadmap OC.
Before the County can move further into Stage 2, several criteria outlined by the state must be met. County Supervisors received a report on Orange County’s progress on these criteria yesterday at the Board of Supervisors meeting.
Several of the criteria are challenging for urban counties, such as Orange County, to meet.
Efforts to discuss the criteria with the state are underway by Orange County, and other urban counties such as Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.

OC COVID-19 Testing Network

4 new sites have been added to the OC COVID-19 Testing Network, which offers PCR testing that identifies if a person is currently infected.
If you are symptomatic and cannot get tested through your doctor or do not have insurance, please visit www.ochealthinfo.com/covidtest to schedule an appointment.

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 2020-2021 Revised Budget May 14 2020

Governor Newsom revised the California budget down $203 billion on May 14 2020.
The State is recording record job losses and suffering deep economic consequences as a result of COVID-19.
A summary of the revised budget can be found here.

California Orders More COVID-19 Testing

The State has ramped up COVID-19 testing and is planning to work with pharmacists to collect test specimens and order tests. Read more about it here.

COVID-19 Deadlines

Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order that extends deadlines impacted by COVID-19.
Read about it here.

California Elections 2020 During COVID-19 Pandemic

In light of stay-at-home and physical distancing orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on May 8 2020 to address upcoming local elections.
A copy of the Governor’s executive order can be found here.

California Resilience Roadmap (Updated May 7 2020)

Governor Newsom released new guidelines for businesses May 7 2020.
An updated CA Resilience Roadmap and industry specific guidance can be found here.
While the move into Stage 2 is gradual, according to the Governor, there is the ability for local counties to move further into Stage 2 with plans certified by County Health Officers and the Board of Supervisors.
The “Readiness Criteria” presented by the Governor to qualify a county to move forward can be found here.

The United States of American Federal Government


House democrats unveiled a $3 trillion bill, dubbed the “HEROS Act” to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Dana Point Parking Restrictions Updated May 15 2020

Parking Restrictions
County owned Capistrano County Beach Parking Lot
Street parking on Village Road from Del Obispo to curve
County-owned Dana Point Harbor parking lots
Baby Beach Parking Lots
Portion of Street parking on Selva Road adjacent to Strand Beach Park (Beach Parking Lot Side is Open)

County owned Strands Beach Parking Lot
County owned Salt Creek Parking Lot
County’s Dana Point Library Parking Lot

Facility Closures
Nature Interpretive Center
Dana Point Community Center
Harbor Point Park (closed for maintenance)

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 11 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: Tue/Fri: 7am-8am
Regular Store Hours: 7a-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-8pm

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

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