Dana Point COVID19 Community Updates Friday January 8 2021

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Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday January 9 2021.

Check the Dana Point Facebook Page for the latest updates.

#DanaPoint #COVID19 Community Updates are published every other week, unless major announcements or important local information relating to COVID-19 needs to be disseminated.

Dana Point COVID19 Community Updates Friday January 9 2021

Dana Point City

Dana Point Rally For Restaurants

Please join the City and the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce in supporting our local restaurant community through the “rally for restaurants”.
Order take out or delivery, purchase gift cards and post positive reviews.
For a list of restaurants in our community with a link to their menu, please click here.

Dana Point City Hall Is Open

City Hall Administration and Public Works Public Counters are open with normal business hours, which are Monday to Thursday from 7:30am – 5:30pm and Friday from 7:30am – 4:30pm.
The Community Development Public Counter is open from 8:00am – 12:00pm for walk-in services and from 1:00pm – 4:00pm by appointment only.

Dana Point 2021 Community Calendars Available

Pickup Calendars at Dana Point City Hall and Dana Point Community Center.
This year’s theme is Pets of Dana Point.

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 Vaccine Tiered Distribution

The County of Orange is proactively leading Orange County’s response to COVID-19.
The next critical phase is providing the vaccine to residents in a phased, tiered approach.
The County is anticipating the need for at least five Super PODs that will be brought online as they are approved, staffed, and have COVID-19 vaccines available.
The location of the County Super POD sites are in development, and will be announced as they are finalized.
Once finalized, the County Super POD sites will be opened in a phased approach and will be located regionally throughout Orange County. Read More.

Vaccines Administered In OC Dashboard

The County has also created the “Vaccines Administered in OC” dashboard, found here.
They anticipate being able to add additional details when more robust data is received from the State next week.

Orange County Offers Free COVID19 Home Testing Kits

An at-home COVID-19 saliva-based testing kit is available to all county residents.
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 contain detailed instructions on collecting the saliva specimen, as well as how to package and return the kit to the lab for testing.
Results of the test should be provided to you within a few days.
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

Golden State Stimulus

On Wednesday January 6 2021, Governor Newsom announced Golden State Stimulus, a budget proposal to help low-income Californians through $600.00 rapid cash payments.
He has also called for an extension of the eviction moratorium and expediting distribution of California’s $2.6 billion share of federal rental assistance to assist low-income tenants.
Read about it here.

Equitable Recovery for California’s Businesses and Jobs 2021

On Tuesday January 5 2021, Governor Newsom previewed his Equitable Recovery for California’s Businesses and Jobs plan, the business and workforce recovery elements of his 2021-22 State Budget that will help California through the COVID-19 pandemic and advance an equitable, broad-based recovery.
The plan calls for immediate action to support small businesses, including $575 million on top of the $500 million previously allocated to California’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant, bringing total support to more than $1 billion. Learn more here.

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
A $500 million Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program for eligible small business owners and nonprofits with grants up to $25,000 is currently taking applications.
The deadline to apply has been extended to January 13th.
Apply Now!

California Vaccine All 58

The State is promoting “Vaccine All 58” to safely and equitably distribute COVID-19 vaccines to all 58 counties in the State. Read more about California’s plan here.

Sign Up For CA Notify (COVID19 Exposure Notification)

The State is urging Californians to add their phone to the fight through CA Notify, a digital tool designed to notify Californians of their possible exposure to COVID-19.
The free, mobile technology is now available to all Californians and can be accessed on mobile devices.

The United States of American Federal Government

Over the holidays a $900 billion pandemic relief bill was signed into law that included enhanced unemployment benefits and direct cash payments.
Included was $600.00 stimulus payments to individuals, and those that are unemployed will see a $300.00 weekly federal enhancement through March 14 2021.
The bill also reopened the Paycheck Protection Program for businesses, grant opportunities for live venues, theaters and museum operators, aid for schools and rental assistance, along with other aid programs.

Orange County COVID-19 Testing Resources

At Home Testing

Dana Point

Laguna Dana Urgent Care

Rapid test with results in 20 minutes $140 – No insurance
PCR test with results in 1-2 days – Most insurances accepted, otherwise $150

Laguna Niguel

South Coast Family Medical Center

Rapid test with results in 20 minutes $125 – No Insurance
PCR Test with results in 1-2 days – Most insurances accepted, otherwise $250

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 2-3 days
No out-of-pocket expenses

Costa Mesa

Orange County Testing Super Site

PCR test and typically receive results within 2-3 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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