City of Brea COVID-19 Community Update June 5, 2020
Dog Park, Skate Parks, and Sport Courts Re-Open in Brea
This past Wednesday, Wildcatters Dog Park, Arovista Skate Park, Olinda Ranch Skate Park and the Sport Courts (basketball, tennis) re-opened to the public for individual recreation. All parks and trails in Brea have been open for households to take a walk, run, or dog walk. We encourage the community to continue enjoying recreational spaces responsibly and maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from those living outside their households. Group organized sports are still not allowed at any park in Brea. Park amenities, such as drinking fountains, fitness equipment, picnic shelters and playgrounds, remain closed. Click here to see a list of City facilities and parks that are open and closed.
Information on COVID-19 Testing Sites in the County
Residents have several COVID-19 testing options in Orange County. Tests are available through private labs and doctors’ offices, and there are several County of Orange and State of California sites. The County currently has 14 sites contracted for testing those who are symptomatic. The State has four testing sites available for essential workers and others who are asymptomatic, but have been exposed to the virus and can’t get a test from their doctor. Click here to view a list of COVID-19 testing sites in Orange County.
Orange County Health Care Agency Statistics
According to Orange County Health Care Agency’s statistics, a cumulative total of 47 Brea residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There has unfortunately been 174 deaths and 7,064 cumulative COVID-19 cases countywide. 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. For a list of local testing sites in Orange County, please click here.
Shift in COVID-19 Messaging
Since the County of Orange declared a local health emergency on February 26, City of Brea officials have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to keep the community safe and informed, we have been providing daily information from State and County health officials, as well as a daily COVID case count for Brea and the County. The information was shared on the City’s COVID-dedicated website, social media accounts, this weekly special edition Brea Online newsletter, and on Nextdoor. Starting next week, we plan on posting the COVID case count once a week to our social media sites and continue this weekly email update. We will continue providing daily updates of the case count on cityofbrea.net/covid19. We will also share news regarding COVID and re-opening information as soon as it becomes available. The decrease in providing daily updates does not mean the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Until there is a cure or vaccine for the virus, it is important to continue following all health orders, use preventative measures and practice good health hygiene.