Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday November 6 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday November 6 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 November 6 2020 Is Online

Dana Point City

Dana Point City Hall Closed on Veteran’s Day November 11 2020

Don’t forget to catch the Veteran’s Day Ceremony live on the Dana Point City You Tube Channel or register to attend in person here.
The ceremony is an outdoors, social distanced event with limited seating.
Online Pre-Registration Is Required

Dana Point City and Harbor Holiday Lights Turn On November 11 2020

Dana Point Headlands Nature Trail Is Open

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 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

Orange County COVID-19 Reopening Remains in Red Tier

Still firmly in red, Orange County continues to remain in the “substantial tier” while many of the surrounding counties remain in purple, or more restrictive “widespread tier”.
Read more about how the numbers are tracking in the Dana Point Times.

Orange County COVID-19 Antibodies Rate at 11.5%

In a partnership with the County of Orange, UCI’s antibody study found 11.5% of Orange County residents have COVID-19 antibodies.
More than 3,000 participants were tested at drive-thru sites from July 10 2020 through August 16 2020.
The rate of 11.5%, was much higher than previous estimates of less than 2%.
Among Latinos, the rates were as high as 17%, and 15% for lower-income residents.
Read More About It at UCI News.

OC Health Care Mask Message Contest

Want to help keep friends and family safe by encouraging everybody to wear a mask?
Enter the OC Health Care Agency’s “Mask Message Contest” to show off your creativity, spread the word about mask safety, and have a chance to win prizes for your school!
To learn more and enter, click here.

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.

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 Mayors Are Asking The State To Reopen Theme Parks Sooner

“We are concerned that the state’s guidelines would push re-opening of large theme parks up to a year out, which would have significant negative impacts on hundreds of thousands of jobs, thousands of small businesses, and billions in operating revenue for our cities,” said eight members of California’s Big City Mayors Coalition in A Letter To The Governor

California Professional Sports and Outdoor Stadium Guidance

While professional sports and outdoor stadium guidance was released this week, youth or adult recreational, amateur or semi-pro sporting competitions guidance was not.

California Tourism is Down 55% Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has taken a great toll on the State’s tourism economy.
California is experiencing huge loses as visitor spending is down 55%.
According to Visit California, the State’s tourism authority, the impact is 9 times worse than after the 9/11 attacks.
Business meetings and groups is an important segment of business for Dana Point’s local resorts and hotels. Every State but California has developed guidance to safely allow these activities with modifications and reduced capacities.

California Will Evaluate COVID-19 Vaccines Prior to Distribution

Governor Newsom has developed his own panel of experts to evaluate COVID-19 vaccines prior to distribution.
The panel includes members from top California universities and medical providers, along with state and local public health officials.

The United States of American Federal Government

No New Information on COVID-19 Pandemic From U.S. Government

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

CVS

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

Anaheim

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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