City of Brea COVID-19 Community Update June 11, 2020
Orange County Eligible to Re-Open Additional Businesses and Facilities
On Thursday, June 11, the Orange County Board of Supervisors and Health Care Agency approved the County to re-open additional sectors of economies starting on Friday, June 12. This occurred as a result of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) releasing new guidance for the re-opening of additional sectors of economies on June 5. The newly issued guidance provides corresponding sectors with information on public health modifications they should implement prior to opening. A complete list of what businesses/facilities may and may not open can be found on the City of Brea’s website here.
Brea Mayor Simonoff’s Provides a Community Update
Mayor Simonoff provides the community a new COVID-19 video message. In the video, he explains the additional businesses and facilities eligible to re-open on June 12 and recaps other recent re-openings in within the community. Click here to view the Mayor’s newest community update.
Orange County Now Strongly Recommends Using Face Coverings
Orange County Health Officer Dr. Chau today revised the County’s previous face covering requirement. Instead of the County’s previous mandate, the new face covering guidance now “strongly recommends” Orange County residents to wear a face covering in areas where one cannot maintain six feet of social distance from those outside their household.
Orange County Health Care Agency Statistics
As of today, there has been a cumulative total of 48 Brea residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. According to County statistics, there has unfortunately been 202 deaths, with 4 newly reported deaths today. There has been 7,987 confirmed COVID-19 cumulative cases county-wide, 260 of which were newly reported today. There have been 172,072 individuals tested, with 1,831 tests reported today. 294 cases are currently hospitalized, 142 of which are in the ICU. Reportedly, 22 of these hospitalized individuals are not Orange County residents. The County estimates 3,726 individuals have recovered, but this number is speculative.
Senior Meal Program “Great Plates Delivered” Extended
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) program has authorized an extension of the Great Plates Delivered program to July 10, 2020. On April 24, 2020, Governor Newsom announced this meal delivery service for California’s qualified older adults. The Great Plates Delivered program helps seniors and other adults at high risk from COVID-19 to stay home and stay healthy by delivering three nutritious meals a day and provides essential economic stimulus to local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. Orange County residents may contact the County of Orange to determine their eligibility by calling (714) 480-6450.