Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday September 25 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday September 25 2020.

Check the Dana Point Facebook Page for the latest updates.

Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates are published every other week, unless major announcements or important local information relating to COVID-19 needs to be disseminated.

Dana Point Community Updates Friday September 25 2020

Dana Point City

Dana Point Farmers Market Saturdays at 9:00am-1:00pm in La Plaza Park

Local organic produce and unique products abound

Dana Point COVID-19 Business Relief

Do you have questions about the Federal Response and Relief offered to employees and employers in California? The Coronavirus pandemic created new legislation impacting employers and employees.
In addition to relief offered nationwide through the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, many states also enacted policies and programs to help employees and employers located in their states.
Sign Up for this free webinar to review both the federal response and policies and programs specific to California that are managed and enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office.
The webinar is offered through a partnership with ADP and the California Labor Commissioner’s Office.

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 Health Care Agency COVID-19 Vaccine Survey

The County of Orange Health Care Agency has asked for our help in conducting a survey of attitudes toward vaccination for Covid-19, which will be of great assistance to them in planning for distribution of the vaccine when it becomes available.
Please Click On This Link to reach the survey, and it will automatically be submitted when you complete it.
You do not need to give your name or any other identifying information.
All responses are anonymous and confidential.
Please only complete the survey once.

Orange County May Move To Orange Tier September 29 2020

The County may no longer be seeing red as we move closer to the orange tier.
September 29 2020 could be the day the County officially moves forward again in the State’s color-coded monitoring system.
The less restrictive tier will allow for a greater reopening of the local economy.
For a list of industries and eligible activities under the each tier, click here.

Orange County Safe Dine OC

The County of Orange is supporting local restaurants that are reopening safely.
Restaurants can apply for a $5,000 grant to receive reimbursement for masks, employee training, site reconfiguration, cleaning supplies, and more.
The application is linked here.

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.

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 Department of Public Health has issued updated Guidance for Personal Care Services

Nail Services, Esthetic and Skin Care Services, etc.

California Governor New Executive Orders

The Governor signed an executive order that added Pubic Health Officers to the address confidentiality program, and provided an extension of medical cannabis cards and ABC license renewal deadlines through the end of 2020. The order also addresses commercial evictions and CEQA.
Read the order here.

California Legislation Paid Family Leave

Governor Newsom signed legislation ensuring Californians can utilize Paid Family Leave benefits they pay for without the fear of job loss.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has only further revealed the need for a family leave policy that truly serves families and workers, especially those who keep our economy running.
This bill will ensure almost all Californians can access the time off they need to keep themselves and their communities healthy,” said Governor Newsom. Read more about it here.

California Small Business Support

Governor Newsom signed a series of bills to support small businesses grappling with the impacts of COVID-19.
AB 1577 allows small businesses to exclude PPP loans from gross income for State taxes.
SB 1447 authorizes $100 million Main Street hiring tax credit program for small businesses and SB 115 accelerates $230.5 million in State bond funding to help jumpstart construction projects.
Read more about these bills here.

The United States of American Federal Government

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Enters Late Stage Clinical Phase

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) announced on Wednesday September 23 2020, that its coronavirus vaccine candidate had entered the late stage clinical phase, becoming the fourth company to do so in the global search for an effective COVID-19 inoculation.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing upcoming action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide $200 million to jurisdictions for COVID-19 vaccine preparedness.
Read more here.

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.

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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