COVID-19 Community Information

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The City of Brea values the safety and wellness of the entire community. Since the County of Orange declared a local health emergency on February 26, 2020, City officials have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. This is a rapidly evolving situation; the City will continue to provide updates as we have new information to share. The City will also continue to work closely with its community partners, including the Orange County Health Care Agency and Brea Olinda Unified School District, to be prepared and best able to respond.

As of Monday, May 18, City Hall has re-opened to the public by appointment only. City staff remains available to assist with business matters by phone or email. To contact a City department, a reference guide is available to download with contact information. If you need to make an in-person visit, please call 714-990-7600 before coming to City Hall. Please note, face coverings are required and appointment check-in is located at the 3rd floor reception desk. City staff is taking health measures to ensure the safety of both employees and visitors. If you feel sick, please stay home. Plexi glass barriers have been installed at all counters, hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the building and there is a limit of no more than three persons in an elevator at one time. As a precaution to reduce community spread of COVID-19, all other City facilities remain closed for public access until further notice. The City of Brea continues to remain focused on providing services to the community during this pandemic. 

At this time, we advise residents and businesses to follow all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as local advisories from the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Care Agency

The County of Orange has established a COVID-19 Hotline for inquiries related to the pandemic: 1-833-426-6411

COVID-19 Case Counts

October 15 Case CountThe Orange County Health Care Agency reports city-related data for COVID-19 cases daily. The information, along with other test figures, are available on their website.

Because transmission is occurring throughout Orange County, it is important for all residents to continue practicing social-distancing, as directed by the Governor and the Orange County Health Officer, regardless of case count in a particular city. Doing so will help to reduce the spread of infection, ease the burden on our hospital and healthcare system, and protect those most vulnerable in our county.


Businesses Re-Opening

The State has released a new "Blueprint for a Safer Economy" to re-open businesses. Visit the website to see which businesses sectors are able to re-open in certain Counties.

Latest News

Updated: September 29, 2020

State of California Releases Guidance to Re-Open Outdoor Playgrounds: Today, 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 City of Brea 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.

When visiting a public outdoor playground, guests must comply with the following requirements from the State of California:

  • 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.

Updated: September 8, 2020

State of California Announces Orange County Moving to Red Tier: Today, the County of Orange moved from the Purple Tier to the Red Tier as a part of Governor Newsom’s "Blueprint for a Safer Economy."  This movement allows certain business sectors to re-open immediately and businesses to expand their operations with certain restrictions. Below is a detailed listing of some of the activities and businesses now re-opened and/or expanded, along with their specific guidance.

  • Restaurants 
    1. May re-open for indoor dining with modifications
    2. Capacity must be limited to 25 percent or 100 people, whichever is less
  • Places of Worship
    1. May re-open indoors with modifications
    2. Indoor activities must be limited to 25 percent of capacity or 100 people, whichever is less
  • Shopping Centers
    1. May re-open with modifications
    2. Indoor capacity must be limited to 50 percent for shopping malls, destination shopping centers, and swap meets
    3. Common areas are closed 
    4. Reduced capacity shopping center food courts (see Restaurants guidelines for more details)
  • Retail
    1. May re-open with modifications
    2. Retail capacity must be limited to 50 percent
  • Hair Salons and Barbershops
    1. May re-open indoors with modifications
  • Personal Care Services(nail salons, body waxing, tattoo parlors, piercing studios, skin care & cosmetology, and massage services)
    1. May re-open indoors with modifications
  • Gyms and Fitness Facilities 
    1. May re-open indoors with modifications
    2. Capacity must be limited to 10 percent
  • Movie Theaters
    1. May re-open with modifications
    2. Capacity must be limited to 25 percent or 100 people, whichever is less
  • Family Entertainment Centers
    1. May re-open outdoor only with modifications for activities such as go-kart racing, mini golf, and batting cages
  • Wineries
    1. May be open outdoors only with modifications
  • Museums, Zoos and Aquariums
    1. May re-open indoors with modifications
    2. Indoor activities must be limited to 25 percent of capacity

Orange County residents may search for a business or activity type by visiting https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/ and typing in “Orange” in the County field, entering the business or activity type, and clicking, “GET LATEST STATUS.” For more questions related to COVID-19, call the County hotline, 714-834-2000.

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June 11, 2020: Brea Mayor Marty Simonoff updates the community on businesses re-opening, the County's updated health order and the Brea community re-opening.