Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday December 4 2020

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday December 4 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 December 4 2020

Dana Point City

Santa Jolly Trolley Friday December 4 2020

Come see Santa as he rides on the Jolly Trolley with his elves from the Dana Point Recreation Division around town. Santa and his elves will be distributing pre-packaged treats to children.
Please remember to wear your mask and practice social distancing.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Pines Park – 34941 Camino Capistrano
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Sunset Park – 34345 Calle Naranja
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Dana Woods Park – 24900 Dana Woods
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Sea Canyon Park – 33093 Santiago Drive
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: La Plaza Park – 34111 La Plaza Street

Dana Point Community Center Food Drive Saturday December 5 2020

Tis the Season for Giving: Santa and his elves will be collecting non-perishable food items to distribute during the holidays to those in need.
Come by the Dana Point Community Center between 12:00pm-4:00pm to drop off donations.
Dana Point Community Center is located at 34052 Del Obispo Street

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 Awaits the COVID-19 Vaccine Arrival

Orange County has been planning for COVID-19 vaccine arrival to the area.
Should the Pfizer vaccine be authorized by the FDA at their meeting on 12/10/20, Pfizer would immediately initiate a first shipment to Orange County of 25,000 vaccines which could potentially be available 7 days later.
A second shipment from Pfizer to Orange County of 100,000-150,000 vaccines could happen two weeks later.
The FDA will be meeting on the Moderna vaccine on 12/17/20.
Should they approve the Moderna vaccine, the region will receive additional vaccines, although the shipment date is to be determined.
The County has developed a prioritization for vaccinations found here.

Orange County COVID-19 Home Testing

The County will also be making an at-home COVID-19 saliva-based testing kit available to all county residents next week.
Individuals that live in Orange County can register online by visiting the Health Care Agency’s website here and clicking the Ambry link to request to have a kit shipped to their home.
Home delivery kits will contain detailed instructions on collecting the specimen, as well as how to package and return the kit to the lab for testing.
If you register and select to pick up your testing kit at a community clinic, those locations are also listed on their website 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 Regional Stay At Home Order December 3 2020

The Governor announced a Regional Stay At Home Order that will go into effect promptly in regions with less than 15% ICU availability.
It prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes sector operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing in all others.
Orange County is part of the Southern California region.
A map of the regions and hospital ICU capacity is available here, and the order officially takes effect December 5 2020 with restrictions beginning once the regional ICU availability goes below 15%.
Yesterday, the Southern California region had 20.6% of ICU beds available.

California Regional Stay At Home Order Guidelines

The order will remain in effect for at least 3 weeks and, after that period, will be lifted when a County’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%.
This will be assessed on a weekly basis after the initial 3 week period.
Read the about the order here.

The United States of American Federal Government

COVID-19 Vaccines Emergency Use Authorization

Two vaccines, one manufactured by Pfizer and another by Moderna, have applied to the FDA for emergency use authorizations, which expedite the vaccines going to market.
The Pfizer vaccine has a 95 percent efficacy rate, while the Moderna has a 94 percent efficacy rate.
The U.K. granted Pfizer a temporary emergency use authorization and will begin vaccine distribution next week. The FDA is working to get through their authorization process in the next few weeks.
AstraZeneca’s vaccine is still in trials and is expected to file for an emergency use authorization in January.

The CDC has published “8 Things to Know About Vaccine Planning”

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 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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