City of Brea COVID-19 Community Update
March 19, 2020
The City of Brea continues to monitor the rapidly evolving events related to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety and wellness of the community. On Monday, March 16, the City declared an existence of a local emergency in order to enhance its capabilities to respond to the pandemic. The emergency proclamation allows the City to promptly take the actions necessary to protect public health, safety, and welfare within the City, coordinate with other government agencies, obtain reimbursement and seek federal, state, and county assistance, as needed. The City Council ratified the proclamation on Thursday, March 19, 2020 during a Special City Council Meeting.
CITY FACILITY CLOSURES
As a precaution to reduce community spread of COVID-19, all City facilities are currently closed for public access until further notice. The City of Brea remains focused on providing services to the community as staff remains onsite to assist with business matters. For the time being, City business is being conducted by phone, email, and in-person by appointment only. To contact a City department or schedule an in-person appointment, a reference guide is available to download.
In order to serve the most vulnerable senior population, the Senior Center will continue to provide take-home lunches for seniors Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Transportation for Brea seniors to be shuttled to and from the Center to pick up lunches and groceries will continue on a reservation basis by calling 714-990-7750. All other Senior Center classes and activities are suspended until further notice.
In response to the latest CDC guidelines for cancelling or postponing large events and mass gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks, all City events have been postponed or cancelled and are expected through May 11, 2020. Click here to see a full list of cancelled City events and programs.
As a reminder, the community is encouraged to practice good health hygiene and social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. View detailed health hygiene tips online.
COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER
The Orange County Health Care Agency has issued an amended order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order is effective through March 31, 2020. Because Brea is under the County’s jurisdiction, we are encouraging our residents and businesses to comply. To provide further clarification on the Order, the County has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Visit www.cityofbrea.net/covid19 and follow the City on social media.