City of Brea COVID-19 Community Update for Sept. 17
Orange County Remains in Red Tier 2 of State Re-Opening Framework
Orange County remains in the Red Tier 2 of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy re-opening framework, which began on September 8, and is required to stay in this Tier for at least three weeks. According to the State’s re-opening framework, should Orange County meet all criteria in the Orange Tier 3 for two weeks, the earliest the County may move into this tier would be Tuesday, September 29. Currently, Orange County’s testing positivity rate (3.9%) falls within the Orange Tier 3 threshold, but the daily positive case rate (4.7 cases per 100,000 people) remains in line with the Red Tier 2 threshold. Orange County must have both metrics meet the Orange Tier 3 thresholds for two weeks before it would be eligible to move tiers.
The Brea Library Re-Opens on September 22
The Orange County Library, Brea branch, located at the Civic & Cultural Center, is planning to re-open on Tuesday, September 22. For more details, visit their website. They plan to operate at a lower capacity due to COVID requirements.
Their operating hours will be:
- Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
OC Health Care Agency Wants Everyone to Get a Flu Shot
With flu season now upon us, the OC Health Care Agency is already anticipating the potentially devastating effects of a double whammy of influenza and COVID-19 cases hitting in the fall and winter months and urges everyone to get a flu shot. The flu vaccine will be available through the County as a shot or mist form at the Family Health Clinics by appointment only from 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Clinics are closed 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. People who live in the County should call 1-800-914-4887 for an appointment. There will also be flu pop-up clinics throughout the community that will be listed on the ochealthinfo.com/getyourflushot website.
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 464 residents who have tested positive, and 7 residents who have passed away from the virus. According to County statistics, there have been 51,399 confirmed COVID-19 cumulative cases county-wide, 140 of which were newly-reported today. Additionally, there has unfortunately been 1,115 cumulative deaths to date, with 4 newly-reported today. Currently, 198 cases are hospitalized, 64 of which are in the ICU. The County estimates 46,153 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.
- Disinfect commonly-touched surfaces, such as cell phones, door knobs, light switches, keys, etc.
- Physically distance from those you do not live with.