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Public Health Officials Lift Regional Stay at Home Order for All Regions

Jan 25, 2021 6132 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

Today, January 25, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) ended the Regional Stay at Home Order, lifting the order for all regions statewide, including the Southern California region. Four-week ICU capacity projections for Southern California are currently above 15%, the threshold that allows regions to exit the order. This action allows Orange County to return to the guidelines provided by the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which activities are permitted and which businesses may open. Nearly all counties exiting the Stay at Home Order, including Orange Country, remain in the most restrictive, Purple Tier. Services and activities such as outdoor dining and personal services may resume immediately with required modifications. See the State's website to find the status of activities open in Orange County. 

When will I be Eligible to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Jan 18, 2021 2101 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

Vaccine distribution is managed through a phased, tiered approach established by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Currently, vaccinations are available to Orange County residents and those who work in Orange County who meet the criteria for Phase 1A. This initial phase is limited to frontline healthcare workers, law enforcement first responders in high-risk communities, residents in long-term care facilities and members of the public 65 and older. Only those identified under Phase 1A, who have an appointment, will receive a vaccination at the County’s new Super POD locations. Walk-ups without an appointment cannot be accommodated. Next to be vaccinated will be individuals who have higher risk for severe disease or death (due to age or other factors), who are unable to work at home, who live or work in geographic areas that have been highly impacted, or who are most likely to spread disease to other workers or to the public. Please continue to monitor the County’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution webpage for updated information on future phases. Additionally, the County Emergency Operations Center public information hotline is available Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (714) 628-7085. This hotline is currently being used for all vaccine related information and questions.

 

 

County Calls for Vaccine Distribution Site Volunteers

Jan 18, 2021 29414 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

In partnership with the volunteer organization OneOC, the County is seeking volunteers to assist professional staff at Super POD vaccine distribution sites. Medical licensed volunteers able to assist with vaccine preparation and distribution, as well as general support volunteers able to assist in logistical support roles such as computer data entry, registration, traffic control and other duties are encouraged to register at the OneOC website.

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Programs

Jan 11, 2021 8993 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

Small businesses in need of relief due to COVID-19 impacts are encouraged to apply for grants up to $25,000 offered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA). Before applying, please review the application guide for instructions and eligibility criteria. The State is also hosting daily webinars in multiple languages to provide additional information to applicants and respond to questions. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on January 13, 2021. To apply, copy and paste: https://cahcc.mylendistry.com/grant into a Google Chrome web browser. The application portal is only compatible with Google Chrome.

The State has made a number of additional grant opportunities and relief programs available to businesses financially impacted by COVID-19. Programs ranging from temporary sales tax relief, debt relief and loan programs are available to provide broad assistance to small businesses and employers. For detailed information on all available programs, including eligibility criteria and application portals, please visit the State’s dedicated webpage.

 

 

County of Orange Health Officer's Updated Orders and Strong Recommendations

Dec 18, 2020 4221 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

In light of the revised guidance and recommendations issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (December 10, 2020) and the State Public Health Officer (December 14, 2020), the following Orders and Strong Recommendations shall revise and replace the prior Orders and Strong Recommendations of the County Health Officer that were issued on November 20, 2020. The complete order is available here, and please visit the County's dedicated COVID-19 webpage for additional information. 

Are you Prepared for an Emergency?

Oct 15, 2019 3995 Views 0 Comments FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle Plus

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.

 

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