Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates Friday February 5 2021.
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#DanaPoint #COVID19 Community Updates are published every other week, unless major announcements or important local information relating to COVID-19 needs to be disseminated.
Pharmacy giant CVS announced Tuesday February 2 2021, it would begin COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible groups at 100 of its stores across California starting February 11 2021.
The list of specific stores will be available on CVS.com as stores receive shipments of vaccine and appointments become available.
People are prioritized to get shots under public health guidelines – currently, health care workers, seniors age 65 and older and long-term care residents – must register in advance on CVS’s website or through the CVS Pharmacy app.
Anyone without internet access can call customer service at 800-746-7287.
CVS, like other vaccine administrators, is working with limited supplies and will not administer doses to walk-ups without appointments.
Disneyland and Soka University are COVID19 OC Vaccination Super Pods
The City is supporting the County’s effort to establish regional vaccine Super Points-of-Dispensing, or Super PODs, which will allow them to vaccinate thousands of residents and workers each day throughout the county.
The County opened the first Super POD site at Disneyland.
Disneyland is located at 1313 Disneyland Drive in Anaheim.
The County Of Orange will be opening its second regional COVID-19 Vaccine Super Point of Dispensing (POD) site at Soka University in Aliso Viejo tomorrow, Saturday January 23 2021 starting at 8:00am.
Soka University is located at 1 University Drive in Aliso Viejo.
Vaccines at Super POD sites are by appointment only, individuals must be eligible within Phase 1A, or be part of first responders in high risk communities, or be 65 years or older. Vaccination scheduling for the Super PODs has been simplified.
Eligible individuals under Phase 1A (all tiers) who are registered in the Othena System including persons age 65 and older, will receive an e-mail to schedule a vaccination appointment.
Simply register at www.Othena.com and you will be e-mailed when an appointment is available.
The vaccination experience at County Super PODs typically takes 45-60 minutes per person. It is not necessary to arrive more than 15-20 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Anyone who received their 1st vaccine dose through the Othena System (starting January 6 2021) will automatically receive their 2nd dose appointment confirmation through Othena.
Again, vaccines are by appointment only.
Anyone showing up without an appointment will be turned away.
Select OC Hospital Systems Will Administer Vaccines
Three hospital systems in the County (Kaiser Permanente, Providence St. Joseph and UCI Health) are also receiving vaccines to administer to individuals in their systems.
Everyone who received their 1st dose through their health system, employer, or other group will receive the 2nd dose from the same source.
Kaiser Permanente announced plans to open two mass vaccination sites as part of its agreement with the State at Cal Poly Pomona, and the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
The sites will eventually have the capacity to administer 10,000 doses per day, given adequate supply.
While the State has stood up vaccination sites in East Oakland and East LA, no announcements on State vaccination sites have been made for Orange County.
Dana Point City
Hugs For Heroes is a program sends some much needed “hugs” to our pandemic “heroes”.
Hugs for Heroes is a cooperative effort that includes Mission Hospital’s Patient Experience Team, Capo Cares, Capo Beach Church, the City of Dana Point, community volunteers and participating restaurants.
Want to participate?
Hugs For Heroes Meal Program
Make donations to Hugs for Heroes through Capo Beach Church at Capo Beach Church Hugs For Heroes
(to buy restaurant meals for frontline healthcare workers)
Meals are a nominal $15.00 each
(an average of lunch and dinner prices) including individual packaging and delivery
Hugs For Heroes Snack and Appreciation Note Program
Please drop off notes of appreciation and encouragement, plus bulk, individually wrapped, unrefrigerated snacks at
The Dana Point Community Center on Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Notes and snacks will be collected from the Community Center weekly and delivered to Mission Hospital.
Dana Point Community Center is located at 34052 Del Obispo Street
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
The County of Orange is accepting applications for the new Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program from renters who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.
The ERA Program provides funding to assist households that have been unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To learn more and apply, click here.
Maximum financial assistance is up to $10,000 per household to pay for past due rent and utilities.
The State of California’s Emergency Services Authority , in partnership with the County of Orange’s Emergency Medical Services Team , has established an Oxygen Depot at the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in the City of Irvine.
The Oxygen Depot is comprised of a large, deployable system that draws in normal air and separates out the nitrogen, producing an output of concentrated oxygen used to fill tanks to support the needs of local hospital and medical facilities within OC and across the broader Southern California region.
The 5th District Small Business Grant Relief Program, sponsored by Supervisor Lisa A. Bartlett, will open applications on February 1 2021 at 9:00am.
This $2 million Small Business Grant Relief Program will support small businesses and nonprofit organizations (501c3 and 501c19), within the 5th Supervisorial District, impacted by COVID-19 by providing $10,000 (flat rate, single payment) awards to qualifying applicants.
Awards will be made on a first come, first served basis.
Awardees will be reimbursed for eligible expenses incurred from March 2020-present (as long as other relief program funds were not received for the same expense).
More information can be found here.
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
California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is currently accepting applications for Round 2.
Learn more about the grant here.
California legislators are introducing a bill to allow Disneyland and other large theme parks to reopen earlier than what the current State framework “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” allows.
The bill seeks to place all theme parks in the Orange – Moderate – Tier 3 of the State’s Industry Guidance.
Read about it here.
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.
The United States of American Federal Government
After the Senate pulled an “all-nighter”, they voted to move their $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package forward.
More about that here.
Orange County COVID-19 Testing Resources
Rapid test with results in 20 minutes $140 – No insurance
PCR test with results in 1-2 days – Most insurances accepted, otherwise $150
Rapid test with results in 20 minutes $125 – No Insurance
PCR Test with results in 1-2 days – Most insurances accepted, otherwise $250
PCR test and typically receive results within 6-10 days
No cost testing at select locations
PCR test and typically receive results within 2-3 days
No out-of-pocket expenses
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
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.
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