Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday June 26 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday June 26 2020.

Check the Dana Point Facebook Page for the latest updates.

Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday June 26 2020

Dana Point City

Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Will Be Posted On As Needed Basis
The City of Dana Point will continue to post the latest updates via the City of Dana Point Facebook Page.

Dana Point Youth Baseball

Dana Point Youth Baseball began their new youth camps this week at the Dana Point Community Center ball fields.
Get more information on how to participate at Dana Point Youth Baseball (DPYB)

Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center Reopens

The City of Dana Point’s Nature Interpretive Center (NIC) reopened today, and will remain open to the public based on staff and volunteer availability.
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities please contact City staff at the NIC – (949) 248-3527.

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

County of Orange New COVID-19 Online Site Starts June 26 2020

Based on input from elected officials, the media and community organizations, the County of Orange has redesigned its public coronavirus data dashboard, making it easy to see how the County’s case and hospitalization numbers compare to State benchmarks, where cases are by zip code for larger cities, and how nursing facilities are affecting the numbers in each community.

The new site shows the county’s performance on several metrics next to the State benchmarks for each: the case rate per 100,000 residents, the percentage of tests that are positive, the percentage of intensive care beds and ventilators that are available and the change over time in the hospitalization rate.
The County is also now adjusting statistics so positive tests and deaths are added to statistics for the day they occurred, because any lag time before they get reported to the County has in the past skewed the results.

Find the site and more coronavirus information at OC Health Info.

Business Reopening Guidance
Announcements on the re-opening of additional business sectors, including personal care services, is expected after June 19 2020.
More information can be found at the State Guidance for those sectors and the County Health Officer Orders and Recommendations.

Youth Sports and Day Camps Reopening Guidance
On June 16, 2020 the County announced the re-opening of practices for youth sports following the COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Day Camps.
At this time, youth sports activities will allow for practices only.
There is no set time in which the state will re-open sporting events and games with spectators.
All youth sports practices will be required to follow state guidance of physical distancing and safety protocols for small and stable groups without spectators.
For more information about the COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Day Camps, please check here.

Small Business Grant Relief
More details have been made available about County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett’s Small Business Grant Relief Program.
The program will support small businesses and community organizations impacted by COVID-19 in Orange County Supervisorial District Five.
Grants of up to $10,000 will be available to eligible small businesses and non-profits within the district.
The grant application period will begin on Monday June 22 2020 at 8:00am.
More information is linked here.

COVID-19 Testing
If you are interested in COVID-19 testing, whether asymptomatic or symptomatic please visit chi.care/covidtesting or call 1 (888) 634-1123 to schedule an appointment.

Free COVID-19 Testing
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and you cannot get a test though your healthcare provider, you can get a FREE medical assessment and a test through the OC COVID-19 Testing Network.
These are all community health centers that offer testing and care, even if you do not have health insurance.
If you test positive, your close contacts (those who have been within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) will be tested or referred to another location for testing.
Locations are listed here, or see Map of COVID-19 Testing Locations to find a location near you.

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 COVID-19 Online Data Site: CalCat

Governor Newsom unveiled a first-in-the-nation public modeling tool this week called the California COVID Assessment Tool, or CalCAT, this tool can be viewed at: CalCat
The new online tool allows all Californians, as well as scientists, researchers and technologists to access the latest COVID-19 data, short-term forecasts of disease trends and scenarios from modeling groups across the country.
The data can be accessed statewide, or county by county.

California Mandates Face Coverings June 18 2020

Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced guidance that face coverings will be required in the State of California, effective immediately.
The new order supersedes the County’s Health Order issued on June 11 relating to face coverings.
Additional information on the guidance for the use of face coverings from the California Department of Public Health can be found here.

California Guidance to Counties For Reopening

Industry guidance for sectors authorized to open can be found here.

California Public Health County Monitoring List

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.

The United States of American Federal Government

The Household Pulse Survey is a 20-minute online survey studying how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting households across the country from a social and economic perspective.
The survey asks about how jobs, finances, access to food, health, housing, and schooling of you and those you live with have been affected by the ongoing crisis.
The Census Bureau randomly chose addresses to participate in this survey.
Participation is important, please complete the survey if you have been selected to participate.
More about the survey here.

Dana Point Facility Closures Updated June 26 2020

Dana Point Community Center

Grocery Stores/ Market Hours Updated On June 8 2020

Grocery Stores/ Market Hours – Updated June 8 2020
Updated information in bold.

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: 7am-11pm

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-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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