Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday June 5 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday June 5 2020.

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

Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday June 5 2020

Check the Dana Point Facebook Page for the latest updates.

Dana Point City

California Starts Opening Back Up

As we are experiencing wider reopening of businesses across the State, the City will be scaling back its COVID community updates to one or two times per week depending on announcements from State and local health authorities.
While the State is providing industry guidance, county health officers will be making decisions regarding reopening different sectors of local economies.
We look forward to hearing from the County on additional sectors of the economy getting the green light.

Dana Point Is Watching COVID-19 Local Case Counts and Hospitalizations

While the situation is fluid, the City will be watching local case counts and hospitalizations as we move through the summer, with the hope that numbers stay low and City events planned for later in summer can be confirmed.
This includes opening the Community Center and resuming recreation classes with modifications.

Dana Point Summer Recreation Classes start July 13 2020
Registration for Summer Recreation classes has been pushed back due to the ongoing closure of the Dana Point Community Center caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Registration will open at 7:30am Monday June 22 2020.
Classes are scheduled to begin the week of July 13 2020.

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.

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

Dana Point is Working with then County of Orange and the Federal Stimulus Aid

The City has been in contact with Supervisor Bartlett’s office regarding the $75 million in federal stimulus aid to be distributed to small businesses and nonprofits in Orange County. More information about this program, which will be facilitated by the Small Business Development Center, will be available in the coming days.
Check Dana Point Facebook page for updates.

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

The State released new guidance to help Counties plan for reopening based on decisions by local Public Health Officials.
Read more about it here.
The California Department of Public Health is also publishing the County Monitoring List to give Californians insight into how their county is performing and provide early indication of developing areas of concern.

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


The House of Representatives passed the $3 trillion bill, dubbed the HEROS Act to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
The bill is being considered by 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 June 1 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-7pm

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):
Bag your own personal bags in the cart, not on the counter.
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-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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