Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday October 9 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday October 9 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 COVID-19 Community Updates Friday October 9 2020 Is Online

Dana Point City

Dana Point Halloween 2020 Festivities

Fall is here and the City is providing a number of fun-filled, sweet and spooky contests and events to help residents celebrate the season.
From porch decorating, to the Halloween Spooktacular Movie Night, the Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest and the Spooky Treat Trolley, there are many ways to enjoy Halloween festivities safely.
Visit the events box on the City of Dana Point’s Recreation webpage for more information.

Dana Point Headlands Nature Trail Will Reopen October 15 2020

The Center for Natural Lands Management, the non-profit that oversees the Headlands Conservation areas, will open its nature trail starting on October 15 2020, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-12:00pm.
Expect a modified one-way path starting at the trail entrance accessed from Selva Road heading to the City’s Nature Interpretive Center.

Dana Point City Parks Playgrounds Are Open

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 Recommends Reopening Disneyland and Knott’s When OC Reaches California’s 3rd Reopening Tier
While still awaiting reopening guidelines from Governor Newsom’s office, the Orange County Health Care Agency has recommended that Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm should reopen once OC moves to Governor Newsom’s Orange or third tier.
The County is currently in the red or second tier; and local health officials have been working with Disney to prepare for reopening.

OC Reopening within California Blueprint For A Safer Economy
The COVID-19 case rate in Orange County has slightly increased after being on the decline for two months. Currently, per the State’s updated metrics, OC rose to 5.2 cases per day per 100,000 residents, up from 4.4 cases per 100,000 last week.
Counties must remain in a tier for at least three weeks and qualify for the next tier for two weeks to advance. Tiers can’t be skipped and counties that slip in any key metrics could return to a stricter tier.
The California Blueprint For A Safer Economy Is Online

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 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.

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

Orange County COVID-19 Positivity Rates
A new State requirement went into effect October 6th requiring counties with 106,000 or more residents, including Orange County, to ensure test positivity rates in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods do not significantly lag behind a county’s overall rate.
Referred to as a new “equity” measure, census tracts are divided into quartiles based on the California Healthy Places Index.
Some of Orange County’s economically disadvantaged census tracks are tracking at a 6.6% positivity rate, which is double that of the county as a whole.
Positivity rates in impacted census tracks must drop below 5.2% for Orange County to move into the Orange, “substantial risk” tier.
To learn more about the Health Equity Metric, click here.

The United States of American Federal Government

No New 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

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