City of Brea COVID-19 Community Update July 17, 2020
Orange County Health Care Agency Statistics
As of today, there has been a cumulative total of 256 Brea residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, and 5 Brea residents who have passed away from the virus. According to County statistics, there have been 28,309 confirmed COVID-19 cumulative cases county-wide, 405 of which were newly-reported today. Additionally, there has unfortunately been 469 deaths, with 3 newly-reported today. There have been 341,097 tests administered, with 7,086 reported today. Currently, 682 cases are hospitalized, 235 of which are in the ICU. The County estimates 12,884 individuals have recovered, but this number is speculative.
State of California Issues Additional Closures of Indoor Operations
Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases statewide, as well as the continued increase in the 7- and 14-day trends, on Monday, Governor Newsom ordered additional closures of indoor operations for certain counties. Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for three consecutive days, including Orange County, are required to immediately close the indoor operations of the following industries: fitness centers; places of worship and cultural ceremonies, like weddings and funerals; offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors; personal care services (nail salons, tattoo parlors, etc.); hair salons and barbershops; and shopping malls. Click here for more information on these closures.
Orange County Health Officer Amends Orders
and Strong Recommendations
Following the State’s order on Monday, the Orange County Health Officer issued Amended Health Orders and Strong Recommendations, which modify operations of certain Orange County industries and provide protocol for self-isolation, self-quarantine, business attestations, and cloth face coverings. For more information, view Orange County’s latest Health Orders and Strong Recommendations here.
Drive-Thru Testing Supersite Opens at Anaheim Convention Center
The County of Orange opened its first County-sponsored drive-thru testing site on July 15 at the Anaheim Convention Center. In collaboration with 360 Clinic and the City of Anaheim, this large-scale drive-through testing site will initially conduct 600 to 800 daily PCR tests, with a goal of reaching 1,200 daily tests within two weeks. The site will operate Wednesday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Testing is available via appointment to Orange County residents at no-cost for individuals who meet Public Health criteria for priority testing or those who have symptoms and cannot get a test through their medical provider. For more information on this new testing site, click here.
Distance Learning Continues in the Fall at Brea Public Schools
Yesterday, the Brea Olinda Unified School District (BOUSD) presented their plan to begin the upcoming fall school year via a full distance learning format. Using a distance learning model also aligns with the newly-released school guidance issued today by Governor Newsom, which requires schools to continue distance learning until their County has been removed from the County Monitoring List for at least 14 consecutive days. BOUSD notes that when public health improves and students and staff can return on-campus with safety precautions in place, they may switch to a hybrid learning format, which combines both in-person and distance learning. When local health conditions further improve, BOUSD may return to an in-person, on-campus learning format 5 days per week. The plan presented to the BOUSD Board of Education can be accessed by clicking here. The State’s guidance for schools and school-based programs can be found here.
Great Plates Delivered Meal Delivery for Seniors
The Great Plates Delivered program, which provides seniors isolating at home with meal delivery service, has been extended through August 9. More information on this program can be found here or by calling the Orange County information line at (714) 480-6450.