City of Brea COVID-19 Community Update June 25, 2020
When You’re Ready, Shop Brea to Revitalize our Community’s Economy
We know during these uncertain times, shopping habits have changed. Shopping online has become more than just a convenience. But, as our business community re-opens, and when you’re ready, Brea is ready for you. Whether you’re out running errands, shopping or dining, help your City and Shop Brea. Spending your tax dollars locally supports your community in many ways. For every $1 spent, one cent of sales tax stays local to sustain the many great City services you rely upon. It also helps our business community thrive as they make modification to be able to serve you. And in Brea, our local retail, restaurant, entertainment and service options can’t be beat!
Supervisor Chaffee’s Small Business Grant Relief Program
On Monday, June 23, Supervisor Chaffee announced the Small Business Grant Relief Program for businesses and non-profit organizations in the 4th District who have experienced financial losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants up to $10,000 are available to eligible small businesses and non-profit organizations. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 26 at 11:59 p.m. More information can be found by clicking here.
Re-Opening of Businesses/Facilities
Over the last two weeks, many additional businesses have been allowed to re-open with modifications in Orange County. For a complete list of businesses/facilities that may and may not operate at this time, please click here.
Orange County Health Care Agency Statistics
As of today, there has been a cumulative total of 80 Brea residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. According to County statistics, there has unfortunately been 306 deaths, with 7 newly reported deaths today. There has been 11,511 confirmed COVID-19 cumulative cases county-wide, 506 of which were newly reported today. There have been 231,902 individuals tested, with 817 tests reported today. 394 cases are currently hospitalized, 147 of which are in the ICU. The County estimates 5,326 individuals have recovered, but this number is speculative. For more detailed date, visit the health agency’s website.
Record-High COVID-19 Statistics in California
On Wednesday, June 24, Governor Newsom provided a COVID-19 update. In his press conference, he mentioned that California saw its highest jump in new COVID-19 cases in a day since the State started tracking this data in mid-March. On Tuesday, June 23, there was a record total of 7,149 new confirmed daily cases and a record number of 96,000 tests administered. The previous highest daily case record was on Monday, with 5,019 new cases statewide. With that in mind, the Governor urged Californians to do their part in slowing the spread by wearing face coverings, washing hands effectively and physically distancing. A review of those health hygiene tips and others are available.
Governor Newsom Unveils California COVID Assessment Tool
Today, Governor Newsom released tools, technology, and data that will allow scientists, researchers, technologists, and all Californians to better understand the impact of COVID-19. This includes the California COVID Assessment Tool, or CalCAT, that contains assessments of the spread of COVID-19, short-term forecasts of disease trends, and scenarios of the course of the disease from modeling groups across the country. The goal of this is to refine California’s and our counties’ insights and knowledge, and to urge collaboration. The Governor’s Office is going as far as instructing all state agencies and departments to make COVID-19 data and information publicly accessible, provided it does not include information that will violate privacy. Click here for more information and to view the news release.