Dana Point COVID19 Community Updates Friday August 28 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday August 28 2020.

Check the Dana Point Facebook Page for the latest updates.

Dana Point COVID-19 Community Update Friday August 21 2020 is Online1

Dana Point City

Dana Point Lookout Fall 2020 Magazine is Online

Registration is open for both outdoor and virtual classes.
Programs start September 8 2020.
Call (949) 248-3536 for more information.

Ocean Institute Free Virtual Maritime Fest 2020

Pre-Festival events are happening now, with the Festival happening Friday, September 11 2020 thru Sunday September 13 2020 Sunday. Learn More at MaritimeFest 2020.

Dana Point Chamber #MaskUpDP

The City and Chamber 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

OC COVID19 Testing Supersite at OC Fairgrounds

The County is offering free, contactless testing with quick turnaround times on results.

County of Orange New County Health Officer
The Orange County Board of Supervisors selected, Clayton Chau, M.D., Ph.D. as County Health Officer. Dr. Chau will serve as the Director of the OC Health Care Agency (HCA), as well as County Health Officer.
He was hired on as the HCA ’s Director on May 4 2020 and subsequently assumed the role as Acting County Health Officer on June 9 2020.

Orange County Day (6) off the State Monitoring List

The goal is to remain off of the County Monitoring List for 14 consecutive days to then begin reopening certain sectors of the economy.
In addition, based on the K-12 Reopening Framework, once Orange County has been off of the State’s Monitoring List for 14 days, all in-person instruction can resume.
On their data dashboard, they’ve added a countdown clock to track how many days we have been off the monitoring list, which can be viewed here.
See update on County monitoring in State section below.

Some Orange County School Waivers Have Been Approved

The list of schools that have applied for the waiver to open in-person instruction and those who have been granted the waiver is posted here.

OC Health Care Public Service Campaign to Spread Positive Vibes

OC Health Care Agency announced a new public service campaign designed to save lives by spreading positive vibes – not COVID-19 throughout the community.
Surfing legends, professional skateboarders, comedians and more are on board.
Read more at OC Health Spread Positive Vibes. #spreadpositivevibes #OCCOVID19

SafeDineOC Restaurant Program
The County of Orange is supporting local restaurants that are reopening safely.
Restaurants can apply for a $1,000 grant to receive reimbursement for masks, employee training, site reconfiguration, cleaning supplies, and more.
The application is linked here.

County of Orange COVID-19 Latest Data Numbers Are Online
For the latest information on number of cases, positivity rate and more for COVID-19 in Orange County

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 Blueprint for a Safer Economy Online Site

Governor Newsom announced a refresh to their covid-19 website and modified the State’s monitoring system.
A new tiered, color coded system for counties was introduced today based on cases and positive tests per 100,000 residents.
The tiers range from:
Purple, representing widespread disease transmission
Red representing substantial transmission
Orange representing moderate
Yellow representing minimal.
Currently, Orange County is listed as purple.
A new tool on the website, “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” allows visitors to see reopening status of industries in each county.
Newsom emphasized a slower, more stringent reopening approach.
The new reopening rules also require counties to stay in a tier for 21 days.
Before moving to the next reopening tier, a county must demonstrate they meet the next tier’s metrics for 14 days.
Elevated numbers for 14 days move a county back to a more restrictive tier.
County numbers are to be assessed weekly, with the first numbers coming out on September 8 2020.
That date may be Orange County’s first chance to move from purple to red.

California Moratorium On Evictions Announcement Coming Soon

California Youth Sports Guidance
The State released guidance this week on Youth Sports.
Must comply with cohorting and physical distancing requirements, with an emphasis on physical conditioning and skill-building.
Read more about it here.

California Allows For School Waivers For In person Instruction

School Officials may apply for Waivers to open grades TK-6 for in-person instruction only if they can guarantee small cohorted instruction, receive sign-off from the Local Health Officer, and consult with members of the school community.
Read more about it here.

The United States of American Federal Government

CoronaVirus Relief Negotiations May Resume in September 2020

Whites House Essential Workers Guidance

The White House issued guidance that designates teachers, classroom aides and superintendents as essential workers.

Dana Point Facility Closures Updated July 10 2020

Dana Point Community Center

Orange County COVID-19 Testing Resources

San Juan Capistrano

LHI COVID-19 Testing Information is Online

PCR test and typically receive results within 3-5 days
No out-of-pocket expenses

Dana Point

Laguna Dana Urgent Care

Rapid test with results in less than an hour
Personal testing is $120.00 ($75.00 COVID test and $45.00 visit) – No insurance

Laguna Niguel

South Coast Family Medical Center

Rapid test with results in less than an hour
Personal testing is $100.00 – No Insurance


PCR test and typically receive results within 6-10 days
No cost testing at select locations


Orange County Testing Super Site

PCR test and typically receive results within 3-5 days
No out-of-pocket expenses

Your Personal Physician

Contact your doctor’s office directly to request testing

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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