City of Brea COVID-19 Community Update May 14, 2020
Orange County Health Care Agency Update
The City of Brea continues to follow guidance and orders from the State and the County of Orange. According to Orange County Health Care Agency’s statistics, as of May 14, Brea residents that have tested positive for COVID-19 remain at 27. Keep up the good work! Countywide, there have been 80 deaths and 3,968 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Please note, all numbers are cumulative from when the Health Care Agency began collecting data. 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.
Parking at County of Orange Parks Reopens on Saturday, May 16
This week the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to reopen parking lots and restrooms at all County regional and wilderness parks as of Saturday, May 16. Beach parking lots remain closed. Individual campsites at the County’s two camping parks, Caspers Wilderness Park and O’Neill Regional Park, will also be open with reduced capacity. These campsites will only initially be available on a first-come, first-served basis with no advance reservations accepted. Remember to maintain six feet of distance from others outside your household when visiting parks. More information can be found at www.OCParks.com.
Governor Newsom Presents May Revision to State Budget
Today, the Governor announced California’s 2020-21 May Revision budget proposal to the Legislature. His plan seeks to balance a budget gap encompassing the incurred and projected economic impacts from COVID-19. The May Revise budget proposal contains $133.9 billion in General Fund spending. This represents a reduction in General Fund spending of $12.5 billion, or a 9.4% decrease, from the current budget year. The budget proposal addresses the projected $54.3 billion budget deficit by utilizing many different strategies. A press release with details can be found by clicking here. A full summary of the May Revision can be accessed here.
Governor Outlines Guidance for Counties to Move Further into Stage 2
of Modifying the Stay-at-Home Order
On Tuesday, Governor Newsom announced guidance for counties eligible and wishing to move further into Stage 2 of California’s Resilience Roadmap. The expanded Stage 2 businesses (including offices, dine-in restaurants, and shopping malls with modifications) are only able to open for those counties that have been approved by the state to re-open further based on a number of factors. Orange County is not one of those counties. The statewide guidance, as well as county variance guidance for those jurisdictions able to enter the later parts of Stage 2, is available on the State’s website. A list of counties who have been approved to move later into Stage 2 can be found by clicking here. In addition, the California Department of Public Health has provided information on the readiness criteria counties need to meet before moving further into Stage 2.
Additional business able to re-open in Orange County this week includes pet groomers, car washes, landscape gardening and outdoor museums. A list of businesses permitted and not permitted to re-open in the County is available here.