City of Brea COVID-19 Community Update for September 3
Celebrate Responsibly This Labor Day Weekend
Celebrations are once again going to be different this weekend, just like others have been since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Make sure you are celebrating responsibly by following health and safety guidelines. If you must go out, maintain physical distance, avoid crowds, wear a face covering and avoid the heat. Stay local, parks and trails in Brea remain open for the community to responsibly enjoy. Playgrounds, picnic shelters, organized team sports and tournaments are not open nor allowed at this time in accordance with State guidelines. Together we can slow the spread of COVID-19 and continue re-opening the community.
Hair Salons, Barbershops, and Shopping Malls Re-Open Indoors
Per the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework unveiled last Friday, Orange County remains in the Purple Tier 1 category. This tier allowed for hair salons and barbershops to re-open indoor operations on Monday, August 31, with modifications. Additionally, shopping malls were also permitted to re-open indoor operations, with modifications and at a maximum 25% capacity. Shopping mall common areas and food courts must remain closed. Industry guidance for hair salons and barbershops may be found by clicking here, and guidance for shopping malls is available here.
Orange County Expecting to Move into Red Tier on Tues, September 8
The California Department of Public Health will provide its first assessment update regarding the new tiered system in which counties have been assigned on Tuesday, September 8. So long as Orange County’s COVID-19 metrics remain consistent, Orange County is expecting to be re-categorized into the Red Tier 2 next Tuesday. The Red Tier 2 would loosen some restrictions, with many others remaining in place. The State’s website shows what is able to open in each county and each tier by using their drop-down menu format found here.
Orange County Health Care Agency Statistics
As of today, the County is reporting 1 new COVID-19 case in Brea. This brings the City’s cumulative total to 448 residents who have tested positive, and 5 residents have passed away from the virus. According to County statistics, there have been 48,945 confirmed COVID-19 cumulative cases county-wide, 299 of which were newly-reported today. Additionally, there has unfortunately been 1,018 cumulative deaths to date, with 11 newly-reported today. Currently, 272 cases are hospitalized, 79 of which are in the ICU. The County estimates 42,897 individuals have recovered, but that number is speculative.
Keep Yourself and Our Community Safe
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, we encourage the community to continue complying with all State and County health orders, as well as using best health practices. Stay vigilant and follow the best practices listed below.
- Wash hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds.
- Wear a face covering when in public.
- Disinfect commonly touched surfaces, such as cell phones, door knobs, light switches, keys, etc.
- Physically distance from those you do not live with.