City of Brea COVID-19 Community Update April 16, 2020
Governor Newsom Outlines Six Critical Indicators the State will Consider Before Modifying the Stay-at-Home Order
On Tuesday, April 14, Governor Newsom provided information on the State’s roadmap for lifting the current stay-at-home order. Although he did not give a specific timeframe, Newsom noted that the transition would be gradual and based on a set of key indicators. Click here for more information and to learn about the six critical indicators the State will consider before modifying the stay-at-home order.
Brea Fire Chief Updates the Community on City’s Efforts
Brea’s Emergency Operation Center remains open to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in our City. Earlier this week, Brea Fire Chief Adam Loeser provided an updated video message to the community. The Chief discussed the measures that Brea’s EOC has been taking to respond to COVID-19. View the video here.
Orange County Health Care Agency Information
According to Orange County Health Care Agency’s statistics, as of today, there are 15 Brea residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. County-wide, there are a total of 1,425 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths. To receive updates and resources from the County directly, you may text “OCCOVID19” to 888777 or call the County hotline at 1-833-426-6411. More information from the Health Care Agency can be found by here.
County Health Officer Reminds Residents to Call 9-1-1 in an Emergency
The Orange County Health Officer reminded residents that individuals experiencing symptoms of a medical emergency need to seek immediate health care or call 9-1-1. Medical staff around the County have seen instances of patients delaying needed care for life threatening issues for fear of COVID-19 contamination. Emergency rooms in the County are reported to be orderly and safe for emergency and other care.
Subsidized Child Care Assistance for Essential Workers
Through an Executive Order by Governor Newsom, essential workers may access state-subsidized child care and preschool programs, regardless of their income, while schools are closed due to COVID-19. Please contact Children’s Home Society (CHS) of California at 714-543-2273 or 949-364-6605 for details.
Mental Health Resources Available
In order to serve those who may be struggling during this unprecedented time, the Brea Resource Center is offering residents free telehealth video counseling services. Contact the Resource Center at 714-990-7150 for further information. In addition, through a partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the County has provided a WarmLine that offers a free and confidential telephone service. Orange County residents interested in seeking emotional support and resources may call or text 714-991-6412.
A good reminder from the County of Orange that now is as good a time as ever to spread kindness. There are opportunities to volunteer, donate and support your neighbors.