Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday September 4 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday September 4 2020.

Check the Dana Point Facebook Page for the latest updates.

Dana Point September 4 2020 COVID-19 Community Update is Online

Dana Point City

Be Safe During The Busy Beach Weekend

It’s going to be a busy beach weekend, be safe and social distance, stick with your family group and swim near a lifeguard.

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 Schools May Be Eligible to Reopen September 22 2020
If Orange County moves into the State’s Red Tier metrics on September 8 2020, the Orange County Health Officer clarified that OC schools will be eligible to reopen September 22 2020.
For a list of industries and eligible activities under each tier, click here.

OC Health Care Encouraging Everyone to Get Tested For COVID-19
The Orange County Health Officer is also encouraging the community to get tested.
The more tests administered in the community, the likelihood our case rate per 100,000 declines, thus moving us forward in the Governor’s new tiered system.
Testing resources are listed at the bottom of this newsletter.

OC COVID19 Testing Supersite at OC Fairgrounds

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

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

Tenant/Homeowner/Small Landlord Relief & Stabilization Act of 2020

Governor Newsom signed an emergency measure on Monday, AB3088, the Tenant, Homeowner and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020, which bans evictions based on unpaid rent March through August, and requires tenants to pay 25% of their rents between September 1 2020 and January 31 2021. The law does not eliminate unpaid rent, and that debt can be pursued in court.
More about the action can be found here.

California Housing Is Key Campaign

Following the Tenant, Homeowner and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020, Governor Newsom announced his Housing is Key campaign and launched a new website to connect tenants and landlords with important information about relief and protections under the new State law.
That website can be found here.

California COVID-19 Website And Monitoring System

The State has refreshed their Covid 19 Website and modified the State’s monitoring system.
A new tiered, color coded system for counties was introduced 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; and yellow representing minimal.
Currently, Orange County is listed as purple.
A new tool on the website, “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” linked here allows visitors to see reopening status of industries in each county.
County numbers are to be assessed weekly on Mondays, with the first numbers coming out on Tuesday September 8 2020.
That date may be Orange County’s first chance to move from purple to red.

The United States of American Federal Government

CDC COVID19 Data Tracker

Late last week the CDC updated their data tracker.
The Tracker includes correctional facility information, NIH Vulnerability Index data, and upgraded testing information.

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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