City of Brea COVID-19 Community Update for October 2
Brea’s Park Playgrounds to Re-Open on Monday, October 5
Earlier this week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released guidance to allow for the safe re-opening of outdoor playgrounds. Many safety measures are outlined in the guidance. To ensure that City of Brea park playgrounds safely re-open, adhere to the guidance, and have time to put safety measures in place, public outdoor playgrounds in Brea will re-open on Monday, October 5.
CDPH put together the following requirements that guests must comply with when visiting public outdoor playgrounds.
- Face masks over the mouth and nose are required for everyone 2 years of age or older with caregiver supervision at all times to ensure face mask use;
- Do not use the playground when different households are unable to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet;
- Caregivers must monitor to keep adults and children from different households at least 6 feet apart;
- Consider coming on different times or days to avoid wait times and potential crowded times;
- No eating or drinking in playground, to ensure face masks are worn at all times;
- Wash or sanitize hands before and after using the playground;
- Elderly and persons with underlying medical conditions should avoid playground when others are present; and
- Limit visit to 30 min per day when others are present.
Orange County Mayors Partner for “Mask Up” CampaignAll of Orange County’s 34 mayors, including Mayor Marty Simonoff, teamed-up in a video encouraging residents, businesses, and visitors in Orange County to “mask up to open up OC!” Click here to view this encouraging video put together by the Orange County School of the Arts.
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. The two metrics that determine movement through the State’s framework are daily COVID-19 positive cases per 100,000 people and the average testing positivity percentage. Orange County currently has an average of 4.4 daily COVID-19 positive cases per 100,000 people and an average testing positivity percentage of 3.1%. While OC Health Care Agency officials were hopeful for Orange County to move into Orange Tier 3 this week, the daily COVID-19 case count per 100,000 people no longer met the criteria needed to advance. The County needs to maintain both metrics of the Orange Tier for 2 consecutive weeks prior to officially moving into this next, less-restrictive tier.
Orange County Health Care Agency Statistics
As of October 1, the County is reporting no new COVID-19 cases in Brea. This brings the City’s cumulative total to 486 residents who have tested positive, and 8 residents who have passed away from the virus. According to County statistics, there have been 53,909 confirmed COVID-19 cumulative cases county-wide, 158 of which were newly-reported today. Additionally, there has unfortunately been 1,275 cumulative deaths to date, with 7 newly-reported today. Currently, 173 cases are hospitalized, 45 of which are in the ICU. The County estimates 48,548 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.