Dana Point Covid-19 Community Update June 26 2020



DANA POINT COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE JUNE 26
Check our Facebook Page for the latest updates.

City:  COVID-19 Community Updates will be provided moving forward on an as needed basis.  We will continue to post the latest updates via our Facebook Page.

Dana Point Youth Baseball began their new youth camps this week at the Dana Point Community Center ball fields. Get more information on how to participate at www.dpyb.org.

The City of Dana Point’s Nature Interpretive Center (NIC) reopened today, and will remain open to the public based on staff and volunteer availability. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities please contact City staff at the NIC – (949) 248-3527.

Registration for Summer Recreation classes is currently open, classes are scheduled to begin the week of July 13th. Click here for the Summer Catalog.

City Hall has re-opened to the public, Monday through Friday, with modifications. Walk-ins are from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon, and by appointment from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (call 248-3500).  The City has initiated a number of protocols, procedures, and guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for employees and the public, and to reduce the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace. These protocols include mandatory face coverings and temperature screenings for both City staff and members of the public before receiving in-person services at City Hall.

County:Based on input from elected officials, the media and community organizations, the County of Orange has redesigned its public coronavirus data dashboard, making it easy to see how the County’s case and hospitalization numbers compare to State benchmarks, where cases are by zip code for larger cities, and how nursing facilities are affecting the numbers in each community. 

The new site shows the county’s performance on several metrics next to the State benchmarks for each: the case rate per 100,000 residents, the percentage of tests that are positive, the percentage of intensive care beds and ventilators that are available and the change over time in the hospitalization rate. The County is also now adjusting statistics so positive tests and deaths are added to statistics for the day they occurred, because any lag time before they get reported to the County has in the past skewed the results.

Find the site and more coronavirus information at occovid19.ochealthinfo.com.

The re-opening of personal care services, including: skin care, electrology, nail salons, tattoo parlors and massage services was permitted on June 19th, 2020. More information can be found here and through the guidelines for expanded services for those sectors and the County Health Officer Orders and Recommendations and here

On June 16, 2020 the County announced the re-opening of practices for youth sports following the COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Day Camps. At this time, youth sports activities will allow for practices only. There is no set time in which the state will re-open sporting events and games with spectators.  All youth sports practices will be required to follow state guidance of physical distancing and safety protocols for small and stable groups without spectators. For more information about the COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Day Camps, please check here

More details have been made available about County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett’s Small Business Grant Relief Program. The program will support small businesses and community organizations impacted by COVID-19 in Orange County Supervisorial District Five. Grants of up to $10,000 will be available to eligible small businesses  and non-profits within the district. The grant application period will begin on Monday, June 22 at 8:00 a.m. More information is linked here.

If you are interested in COVID-19 testing, whether asymptomatic or symptomatic please visit lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1 (888) 634-1123 to schedule an appointment.  

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and you cannot get a test though your healthcare provider, you can get a FREE medical assessment and a test through the OC COVID-19 Testing Network. These are all community health centers that offer testing and care, even if you do not have health insurance. If you test positive, your close contacts (those who have been within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) will be tested or referred to another location for testing.  Locations are listed here, or see Map of COVID-19 Testing Locations to find a location near you.

Call OC Health Care Agency Health Referral Line 1(833) 426-6411 for inquiries related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Orange County.

State:  Governor Newsom unveiled a first-in-the-nation public modeling tool this week called the California COVID Assessment Tool, or CalCAT, this tool can be viewed at: https://calcat.covid19.ca.gov/cacovidmodels. The new online tool allows all Californians, as well as scientists, researchers and technologists to access the latest COVID-19 data, short-term forecasts of disease trends and scenarios from modeling groups across the country. The data can be accessed statewide, or county by county.

On June 18, 2020 Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced guidance that face coverings will be required in the State of California, effective immediately. The new order supersedes the County’s Health Order issued on June 11 relating to face coverings.

Additional information on the guidance for the use of face coverings from the California Department of Public Health can be found here.

Industry guidance for sectors authorized to open can be found here

The California Department of Public Health is also publishing the County Monitoring List to give Californians insight into how their county is performing and provide early indication of developing areas of concern.

The State launched California Connected – California’s Contact Tracing Program and Public Awareness Campaign.  More about this campaign can be found here.

Federal:   The Household Pulse Survey is a 20-minute online survey studying how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting households across the country from a social and economic perspective. The survey asks about how jobs, finances, access to food, health, housing, and schooling for you and those you live with have been affected by the ongoing crisis.  The Census Bureau randomly chose addresses to participate in this survey.  Participation is important, please complete the survey if you have been selected to participate.  More about the survey here.

DANA POINT COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE JUNE 26
Check our Facebook Page for the latest updates.

City:  COVID-19 Community Updates will be provided moving forward on an as needed basis.  We will continue to post the latest updates via our Facebook Page.

Dana Point Youth Baseball began their new youth camps this week at the Dana Point Community Center ball fields. Get more information on how to participate at www.dpyb.org.

The City of Dana Point’s Nature Interpretive Center (NIC) reopened today, and will remain open to the public based on staff and volunteer availability. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities please contact City staff at the NIC – (949) 248-3527.

Registration for Summer Recreation classes is currently open, classes are scheduled to begin the week of July 13th. Click here for the Summer Catalog.

City Hall has re-opened to the public, Monday through Friday, with modifications. Walk-ins are from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon, and by appointment from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (call 248-3500).  The City has initiated a number of protocols, procedures, and guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for employees and the public, and to reduce the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace. These protocols include mandatory face coverings and temperature screenings for both City staff and members of the public before receiving in-person services at City Hall.

County:Based on input from elected officials, the media and community organizations, the County of Orange has redesigned its public coronavirus data dashboard, making it easy to see how the County’s case and hospitalization numbers compare to State benchmarks, where cases are by zip code for larger cities, and how nursing facilities are affecting the numbers in each community. 

The new site shows the county’s performance on several metrics next to the State benchmarks for each: the case rate per 100,000 residents, the percentage of tests that are positive, the percentage of intensive care beds and ventilators that are available and the change over time in the hospitalization rate. The County is also now adjusting statistics so positive tests and deaths are added to statistics for the day they occurred, because any lag time before they get reported to the County has in the past skewed the results.

Find the site and more coronavirus information at occovid19.ochealthinfo.com.

The re-opening of personal care services, including: skin care, electrology, nail salons, tattoo parlors and massage services was permitted on June 19th, 2020. More information can be found here and through the guidelines for expanded services for those sectors and the County Health Officer Orders and Recommendations and here

On June 16, 2020 the County announced the re-opening of practices for youth sports following the COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Day Camps. At this time, youth sports activities will allow for practices only. There is no set time in which the state will re-open sporting events and games with spectators.  All youth sports practices will be required to follow state guidance of physical distancing and safety protocols for small and stable groups without spectators. For more information about the COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Day Camps, please check here

More details have been made available about County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett’s Small Business Grant Relief Program. The program will support small businesses and community organizations impacted by COVID-19 in Orange County Supervisorial District Five. Grants of up to $10,000 will be available to eligible small businesses  and non-profits within the district. The grant application period will begin on Monday, June 22 at 8:00 a.m. More information is linked here.

If you are interested in COVID-19 testing, whether asymptomatic or symptomatic please visit lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1 (888) 634-1123 to schedule an appointment.  

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and you cannot get a test though your healthcare provider, you can get a FREE medical assessment and a test through the OC COVID-19 Testing Network. These are all community health centers that offer testing and care, even if you do not have health insurance. If you test positive, your close contacts (those who have been within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) will be tested or referred to another location for testing.  Locations are listed here, or see Map of COVID-19 Testing Locations to find a location near you.

Call OC Health Care Agency Health Referral Line 1(833) 426-6411 for inquiries related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Orange County.

State:  Governor Newsom unveiled a first-in-the-nation public modeling tool this week called the California COVID Assessment Tool, or CalCAT, this tool can be viewed at: https://calcat.covid19.ca.gov/cacovidmodels. The new online tool allows all Californians, as well as scientists, researchers and technologists to access the latest COVID-19 data, short-term forecasts of disease trends and scenarios from modeling groups across the country. The data can be accessed statewide, or county by county.

On June 18, 2020 Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced guidance that face coverings will be required in the State of California, effective immediately. The new order supersedes the County’s Health Order issued on June 11 relating to face coverings.

Additional information on the guidance for the use of face coverings from the California Department of Public Health can be found here.

Industry guidance for sectors authorized to open can be found here

The California Department of Public Health is also publishing the County Monitoring List to give Californians insight into how their county is performing and provide early indication of developing areas of concern.

The State launched California Connected – California’s Contact Tracing Program and Public Awareness Campaign.  More about this campaign can be found here.

Federal:   The Household Pulse Survey is a 20-minute online survey studying how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting households across the country from a social and economic perspective. The survey asks about how jobs, finances, access to food, health, housing, and schooling for you and those you live with have been affected by the ongoing crisis.  The Census Bureau randomly chose addresses to participate in this survey.  Participation is important, please complete the survey if you have been selected to participate.  More about the survey here.

Services and Resources Directory is now housed on the COVID-19 page on the City’s website.  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

Services and Resources Directory is now housed on the COVID-19 page on the City’s website.  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

City of Dana Point, June 26, 2020, Press Release

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