City of Brea COVID-19 Community Update for Sept. 25
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. The County is required to stay in this Tier for at least three weeks. According to the latest local metrics that determine movement through the tiered system, Orange County’s testing positivity percent is 3.1%, and its daily positive case rate is 3.6 per 100,000 people. These metrics align with the next less restrictive tier, the Orange Tier 3. County metrics must be met for 2 weeks prior to officially moving into this tier. The earliest possible date this could occur would be Tuesday, September 29.
$5,000 Grants Available to Orange County Restaurants
The County of Orange is continuing its SafeDineOC Restaurant Program to support local restaurants that are re-opening safely. They are now offering $5,000 grants that may reimburse restaurants for masks, employee training, site reconfiguration, cleaning supplies, and more. Click here to view more information on this program, including how to apply. Additionally, a list of restaurants who have met the health and safety criteria to receive a grant through this program previously is available here.
Schools in Orange County Now Eligible to Re-Open
All Orange County K-12 schools were eligible to re-open in-person education on September 22. So far, Orange County officials have not heard of any outbreaks in the schools. While the County is permitting schools to re-open for in-person instruction, local school districts may be operating under differing re-opening plans, including the Brea Olinda Unified School District.
Orange County Health Care Agency Statistics
As of today, the County is reporting 2 new COVID-19 cases in Brea. This brings the City’s cumulative total to 476 residents who have tested positive, and 7 residents who have passed away from the virus. According to County statistics, there have been 52,904 confirmed COVID-19 cumulative cases county-wide, 282 of which were newly-reported today. Additionally, there has unfortunately been 1,204 cumulative deaths to date, with 22 newly-reported today. Currently, 157 cases are hospitalized, 50 of which are in the ICU. The County estimates 47,660 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.