City Manager Weekly Update – August 13, 2020
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SafeDineOC COVID-Safe Restaurant Campaign
The County of Orange, in partnership with the Orange County Business Council, has launched the SafeDineOC campaign to incentivize restaurants to follow California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As part of this initiative, restaurant owners may apply for $1,000 grants for taking steps to create a COVID-safe environment for their customers. Grant funds can be used to reimburse restaurants for purchases of personal protective equipment, cleaning products, employee training and costs for physical distancing of tables and chairs. Restaurants that apply and are approved will be added to a list of COVID-safe eateries organized by city that will be available to consumers on the SafeDineOC website. This online resource will enable the public to see which restaurants offer a safe dining experience in Orange County. For additional information and application instructions, please visit the SafeDineOC website.
Department of Public Health COVID-19 Employer Playbook
On July 24, the California Department of Public Health released the COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening. The Employer Playbook provides guidance for employers to help them plan and prepare for reopening their businesses (if allowed) and to support a safe, clean environment for workers and customers. The guidance and links in each section are provided to give employers the tools they need to open safely and mitigate risks associated with COVID-19.
Drive-in Movie Summer Series
Thank you to everyone that joined us at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano drive-in on Tuesday night for The Lego Movie. It was wonderful to see the community back together enjoying the summer evening…while socially distancing appropriately, of course! Many thanks to our sponsors Rancho Mission Viejo, SDG&E and St. Margaret’s Episcopal School for your generous support. The event was such a success that in addition to the two upcoming City sponsored showings, the drive-in operator, Kilburn Live, has arranged for added paid drive-in events beginning tomorrow Friday, July 3. Tomorrow night’s drive-in will feature the film Ready Player One and tickets are available for purchase online. Please visit https://www.cinemapopups.com/ for additional information, including future event dates and film titles.
Free COVID-19 Testing for all Residents Available in San Juan Capistrano
Appointments are available for FREE COVID-19 diagnostic testing at state-sponsored OptumServe sites in Buena Park, Orange, Santa Ana and San Juan Capistrano for symptomatic and asymptomatic residents. These testing locations were previously reserved for essential workers only, but are now available to all residents who don't have access to testing through their health care provider or employer. To make an appointment, please visit lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1 (888) 634-1123. To learn more about COVID-19 and testing, visit ochealthinfo.com/covidtest.
Resources for Small Business Owners and Employees
Local business employees and business owners are encouraged to visit the county’s COVID-19 Resource Directory. Employees will find information regarding unemployment benefits if their employer has reduced their hours or temporarily ceased operations due to COVID-19. And employers will find information on protecting their workers from COVID-19 if they are continuing to operate an essential business. If able, residents are asked to continue supporting our local businesses during this time. Please continue to purchase your groceries and supplies in San Juan Capistrano. You’ll also find a list of restaurants open for pick-up and delivery on the City’s website.
Resources for Seniors - Recursos Para Adultos Mayores
The grab-n-go meal program available for seniors 60 and over at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center (25925 Camino Del Avion) has expanded its operation to provide meals Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. One frozen meal with milk or juice will be provided to each person (one meal per day). Participants must call two days in advance to reserve their meal.
To reserve a meal call Agewell Senior Services at (949) 493-5921 or e-mail.
Please share this information with seniors who may not have regular access to the internet.
Options to Access Building Department Services
Please visit the City's Building Department webpage to access instructions for electronic permitting and project submittal. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 443-6347 with questions.
Nuevo Coronavirus - Qué Debería Saber
Are you Prepared for an Emergency?
Residents are encouraged to visit ReadyOC for information on starting an emergency preparedness kit, making a plan for their family and pets, and staying connected to receive the most up-to-date information from your public safety providers. To stay informed, residents can also register for AlertOC, the mass notification system utilized by the City to notify residents and businesses of emergencies that may require immediate lifesaving actions. To register, visit the AlertOC website or text ALERTOC to 888777.