Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday July 31 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday July 31 2020.

Check the Dana Point Facebook Page for the latest updates.

Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday July 31 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 Physically Distanced Movie In August 2020

Are you ready to escape 2020? How about a trip back to 1985?
Dana Point Recreation will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of two classic films, Back to the Future and The Goonies with physically distanced movie nights in August.
More information about these events will be available next week.
Check Dana Point Recreation page for updates.

Dana Point Chamber #MaskUpDP
“To slow the spread of the Coronavirus and support an open and thriving economy, we must all continue practicing public safety measures – including wearing a mask when in public,” said Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Vickie McMurchie.
The City and Chamber will be sharing more information on their social media platforms and invite local business leaders to share their message about #MaskUpDP.
If you would like to display #MaskUpDP signage in your place of business, 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 County COVID-19 Updates
In a press conference yesterday, Orange County’s Health Officer discussed the challenges with the California Department of Health’s data reporting and has added “notes” to the County’s data reporting pages. The County’s data maps section has also added several tabs relating to youth COVID-19 cases.

First Responders COVID-19 Testing
First Responders will have a dedicated lane at the County’s COVID-19 testing “super site” at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Appointments are required, more information is available here.

COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Support Fund Program
The County has also launched a layoff aversion support program with grants up to $10,000 to help small businesses mitigate layoffs.
Click here for more information.

Orange County Are Expected to Receiver 176 Release State Prisoners

In the County press conference last week, three important updates were discussed by County officials. The first was the announcement of the early release of thousands of inmates statewide to curb the spread of COVID-19 in prisons.
Orange County is expected to receive 176 newly released inmates, and potentially more of the statewide 8,000 inmates that are slated to be released.
County probation officials are also concerned that resources will be stretched thin under the post-release community supervision program.
The State has not given the County any additional funding or resources to manage the supervision of parolees.
To hear the County’s Chief Probation Officer’s comments, click here.

Orange County Elementary Schools Can Apply For Waivers to Resume In Person Classes

The second update was in regards to a local waiver process elementary schools can apply for to resume in-person classes.
The County Health Care Agency is working through the details of the waiver program with State authorities, but the idea, “based on the current best available scientific evidence,” is that the risks that children under 12 would transmit the coronavirus to adults would be low, compared to transmission by older children and adults.
The County Health Officer will be studying local epidemiological data and plans to breakdown data by zip code further to list cases with specific age ranges of children.
Read more about the waivers here.

Orange County Bolsters Contact Tracing

The third update was the bolstering of contact tracing.
The County has 185 staff dedicated to coronavirus tracing, has contracted to add another 33, and has an option to add additional tracers if needed.

Orange County Safe Restaurants May Be Eligible for $1,000 Grant

Under a plan authored by Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, restaurants in Orange County that have followed health safety rules and complied with State COVID-19 health guidelines will be eligible to apply for a $1,000 grant from the County.
Click here to read more.

Orange County COVID-19Testing Super Site in Anaheim

The County has opened a COVID-19 testing “super site” in Anaheim to ramp up testing.
The drive-through testing center at Anaheim Convention Center is targeting 600-800 tests per day with a goal of reaching 1,200 per day.
Appointments are required, click here to learn more.

Orange County Sheriff COVID-19 Enforcement Strategy
Sheriff Don Barnes sent a letter to Governor Newsom to clarify his enforcement strategy related to COVID-19.
The Sheriff continues to take an educational approach to public health orders, but will move beyond education in instances where egregious violations occur.
Read his letter 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.

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 Unemployment Claims
Due to a backlog of nearly 1 million unemployment claims, Governor Newsom announced the Employment Development Department will go through a major technological update to address the delays in processing claims and better serve out-of-work Californians.

California Funds Central Valley COVID-19 Testing

Governor Newsom also approved to send $52 million to the Central Valley to improve testing, tracing and isolation protocols to address the disproportional spread of COVID-19 in 8 counties.
Read more about it here.

California Has Increased Mask Preparedness for Fall 2020

Governor Newsom announced the State has purchased 420 million new protective masks, and will maintain a stockpile of 100 million N-95 respirators and 200 million surgical masks to increase preparedness heading into the fall.

California Businesses and Employers COVID-19 Page Updated

Assistance programs for small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19.
The page includes a new Employer Playbook for Safe Reopening.

The United States of American Federal Government

HEALS ACT
The Senate Republicans introduced the HEALS Act this week, a plan costing $1 trillion to support the US economy.
The House Democrats had passed the HEROES Act, last May, costing around $3 trillion.
The Senate and House are in discussions on various issues, including the dollar amount of stimulus checks to individuals and families. The extra $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits expires today.

US Second Quarter 2020 Economy Decline
Last quarter was rough. In April through June the economy contracted 32.9%, an unprecedented decline that has no comparison since records began in 1947.

COVID-19 Vaccine Test Performed Well

The first COVID-19 vaccine tested performed the way scientists had hoped, bolstering people’s immune systems against the virus.
The vaccine will move on to final testing.
Read more about it here.

Dana Point Facility Closures Updated July 10 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

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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