Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday May 29 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates for Friday May 29 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 COVID-19 Community Updates Friday May 29 2020

Dana Point City

Beach Parking Lots are 100% Open

Doheny State Beach, Strands Beach and Salt Creek Beach have opened 100% of their parking areas. Capistrano Beach parking lot is also open.
For updated information on beach hours, active use provisions and beach parking in Dana Point, please click here.

Dana Point City Council Meeting Tuesday June 2 2020
The City Council is meeting Tuesday June 2 2020.
The agenda is linked here with updated guidelines relating to public comments made in person, sent electronically or by mail.

Dana Point City Hall is Reopened to the Public

Monday through Friday from 8:00am-12:00pm with modifications.
By appointment from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (call 248-3500).
The City has initiated a number of protocols, procedures, and guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for employees and the public, and to reduce the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace.
These protocols include mandatory face coverings and temperature screenings for both City staff and members of the public before receiving in-person services at City Hall.
Read more about it here.

Restaurants May Apply to Reopen with Patio Seating

The City of Dana Point has announced a new temporary permit for local restaurants to help them establish a safe, clean environment for workers and customers in compliance with the State’s COVID-19 guidance for business.
The intent of this temporary permit is to enable businesses to reopen, when authorized by the County and State, with the ability to modify operations but to also ensure compatibility with the community. Specifically, the temporary outdoor operating permit allows for outdoor seating on private property, in a private parking area, and/or in public right-of-way.
More information about this program can be found 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 County Health Order May 28 2020

Orange County’s Health Officer issued a new health order May 28 2020.
In light of recently-issued industry guidance by the California Department of Public Health and Cal-OSHA regarding places of worship and hair salons, the County Health Officer issued amended Health Officer’s Orders and strong recommendations.
They revise and supersede the May 23, 2020 Orders and recommendations.
The new health order can be found here.

County of Orange Asks Businesses To Post COVID-19 Checklist For Reopening

The County is asking businesses that are allowed to open under Stage 2 to publicly post written compliance with the health order.
Owners and operators are asked to post their corresponding industry-specific checklist as published on the State website at the entrance, in plain view of the public.
The checklist must also include an attestation by the owner or operator that — prior to opening to the public —the business, sector and establishment has done all of the following:

Performed a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan;
Trained employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them;
Implemented individual control measures and screenings;
Implemented disinfecting protocols; and
Implemented physical distancing guidelines.

County Approves $75 Million in Federal Aid for Small Businesses

The Board of Supervisors met May 26 2020 and approved $75 million in federal stimulus aid to be distributed to small businesses, more details to come.
They also voted to deem religious institutions as essential.

Orange County Free COVID-19 Testing For Essential Workers
The County has free COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic and symptomatic essential workers.
Please visit lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1 (888) 634-1123 to schedule an appointment.

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 Guidelines For Reopening Places of Worship and Businesses

Governor Newsom released guidance for places of worship and has authorized barber shops and hair salons to open in counties who achieved accelerated opening, such as Orange County.
Guidance for hair salons and barber shops can be foundhere.

California Connected: California’s Contact Tracing Program

Newly launched California Connected – California’s Contact Tracing Program and Public Awareness Campaign.
More about this campaign 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.

The United States of American Federal Government

HEROS Act

The House of Representatives passed the $3 trillion bill, dubbed the HEROS Act to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
The bill now moves forward to the Senate.

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 29 2020

County’s Dana Point Library Parking Lot

Dana Point Facility Closures Updated May 29 2020

Nature Interpretive Center
Dana Point Community Center

Grocery Stores/ Market Hours Updated On May 27 2020

Most stores have returned to regular shopping hours.
Face Coverings are required per the Orange County Health Officer’s recent order.

ALBERTSONS (Del Obispo, (949) 496-7900):
Bag your own personal shopping bags.
Seniors & those with disabilities/pregnant/compromised immune system: Mon-Fri, 6am-7am
Regular Store Hours: Daily, 7am-11pm

COSTCO (Doheny Park Rd, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 240-3558):
Optical, Hearing and Photo Departments are now open
LINE BYPASS: First Responders and Health Care Workers can bypass the line all day. Bring Work ID and Costco Membership Card; no guests.
Members are welcome to bring their children and up to two guests into the warehouse
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):
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)
Personal bags ok.
Seniors* 60yrs+ and those considered high risk: 6am-7:30am
Regular Store Hours: 7:30am – Midnight

SMART & FINAL (Doheny Park Rd, (949) 240-4641):
Bag your own personal bags in the cart, not on the counter.
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):
No personal shopping bags.
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)
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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