Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Thursday November 19 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Thursday November 19 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 Thursday November 19 2020 Are Online

Dana Point City

Dana Point Turkey Trot 2020

The Dana Point Turkey Trot has been a beloved Orange County tradition for 43 years, and we all know you just don’t give up on tradition!
To accommodate the modifications put in place and ensure everyone remains healthy and safe, they’ve decided to change course and are asking you to burn those pre-Thanksgiving meal calories, virtually.
Run the race before you stuff your face – but in your own place! It’s not too late to register here.

Dana Point City Hall Thanksgiving Closure Thursday November 26 and Friday November 27 2020

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Needs Outdoor Heater and Tents

The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce has put a call out to local residents/ business owners who have outdoor heaters/tents, that they’re willing to part with temporarily or donate them to local restaurants that must now operate exclusively outside.
If you are a business in need of these items please contact the Chamber of Commerce and they will do their best to connect you with someone who’s willing to help.

Dana Point Harbor and Dana Point City Holiday Lights are On

#Mask Up Dana Point

Now more than ever it’s important we all stay safe through the holidays and #MaskUpDP.

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 Purple Tier (Stage 1)

Earlier this week under order of Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the County of Orange was moved into the Purple Tier, the State’s most restrictive tier.
Impacted industries and activities in Orange County had 24 hours in which to comply with this action and make necessary modifications.
The State made this directive to address the significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and protect the State’s health care system.
The State’s press release may be found at California Governor Newsom Announces New Immediate Actions to Curb COVID-19 Transmission November 16 2020

Orange County is Asking Residents and Businesses To Adhere To Best COVID-19 Health Practices

Get Tested for COVID-19: The OC Health Care Agency officials are urging residents, especially those with any symptoms, to get tested for the virus.

Stay Home if You Don’t Feel Well

Stay Home When Possible

Do Not Gather with More Than 3 (Healthy) Households

Wear a Face Covering

Wash Your Hands Often

Orange County Restaurant Outdoor Dining Grant

The County also announced a grant funding opportunity earlier this week for restaurants to build up their outdoor dining areas and will provide $1,000 in reimbursement for items such as tenting, heaters, etc.
Purchases must have been made November 16 2020 – December 23 2020.
Applications open Friday November 20 2020 at 9:00am.
More information can be found at Orange County Grant Relief Program.

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 Enters Third COVID-19 Pandemic Shutdown

Most of California’s residents are now in the restrictive purple tier, which prohibits indoor activities for gyms, restaurants, theaters and churches.
The move also halts reopening plans for schools that haven’t already opened campuses.

California Mask Mandate Updated November 19 2020
The Governor also strengthened his mask mandate to require Californians wear a face covering at almost all times outside of the home.

California Limited COVID-19 Stay At Home Order November 19 2020

The Governor announced that non-essential work and gatherings must stop from 10:00pm-5:00am in counties in the purple tier.
This will take effect at 10:00pm on Saturday November 21 2020 and remain in effect until Monday December 21 2020.

The United States of American Federal Government

COVID-19 Vaccines

Much progress has been made toward COVID-19 vaccines.
Both Pfizer and Moderna are expected to submit applications for “emergency use authorization” (EUA) within days. This follows the positive results of phase 3 clinical trials, showing extremely high levels of effectiveness. The FDA has said it will convene its independent vaccine advisory committee to review any COVID-19 EUA requests, and the first meeting could occur as early as December 9 2020.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information is Online at The CDC

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 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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