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City:  In partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, look for decals and signs in our businesses next week asking residents and visitors to wear masks, physically distance and wash hands as we work to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Let’s stay healthy, Dana Point! #MaskUpDP  

Did you know 359 tons of debris was removed from our streets by the street sweeper in 2019.  Litter and debris on our streets can end up in the ocean.  The City has resumed enforcement of No Parking Zones for street sweeping. Please move your vehicles for street sweeping and help us keep debris and pollutants from affecting ocean water quality.

County:  Under a plan authored by Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, restaurants in Orange County that have followed health safety rules and complied with State COVID-19 health guidelines will be eligible to apply for a $1,000 grant from the County.  Click here to read more.

The County has opened a COVID-19 testing “super site” in Anaheim to ramp up testing.  The drive-through testing center at Anaheim Convention Center is targeting 600-800 tests per day with a goal of reaching 1,200 per day.  Appointments are required, click here to learn more.

If you are interested in additional COVID-19 testing, whether asymptomatic or symptomatic please visit or call 1 (888) 634-1123 to schedule an appointment.  

Sheriff Don Barnes sent a letter to Governor Newsom to clarify his enforcement strategy related to COVID-19.  The Sheriff continues to take an educational approach to public health orders, but will move beyond education in instances where egregious violations occur.  Read his letter here.

Following guidance from the State, the County issued a statement that youth sports activities including practices will be postponed until further direction is provided from the State.

For the latest information on number of cases, positivity rate and more for COVID-19 in Orange County visit:

Call OC Health Care Agency Health Referral Line 1(833) 426-6411 for inquiries related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Orange County.

State:   In Governor Newsom’s press conference today he made several announcements about schools.  Counties on the State’s COVID-19 monitoring list, which includes Orange County, will open their school year with distance learning.  A county on the monitoring list must meet State benchmarks for 14 consecutive days to be removed from the monitoring list and have the option to begin safe in-person school under State school and school-based programs guidance.

Governor Gavin Newsom announced additional closures this week for counties that are on the State’s monitoring list.  Closures include fitness centers, places of worship and cultural ceremonies, indoor protests, offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors, personal care services, hair salons and barbershops, and malls.  No end date was specified for the closures. 

Additional information on the guidance for the use of face coverings from the California Department of Public Health can be found here.

The California Department of Public Health is also publishing the County Monitoring List to give Californians insight into how their county is performing and provide early indication of developing areas of concern.

Federal:   The first COVID-19 vaccine tested performed the way scientists had hoped, bolstering people's immune systems against the virus.  The vaccine will move on to final testing.  Read more about it here.

There are several updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) including the extension of the No Sail Order for cruise ships through September 30, 2020, and the tracking of data of COVID-19 during pregnancy. 

On Saturday July 4th, President Trump signed a new law to extend the Paycheck Protection Program through August 8th.  The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced it was releasing detailed loan-level data regarding the loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program.  This disclosure covers each of the 4.9 million PPP loans that have been made.

Services and Resources Directory is now housed on the COVID-19 page on the City’s website.  New services and resources will be shared in this update, then moved over to the City’s COVID-19 webpage.  You can access that information here
Facility Closures
Dana Point Community Center

Grocery Stores/ Market Hours  

Most stores have returned to regular shopping hours. Face Coverings are required per the Orange County Health Officer's recent order.  

ALBERTSONS (Del Obispo, (949) 496-7900):
Bag your own personal shopping bags.
Seniors & those with disabilities/pregnant/compromised immune system: Mon-Fri, 6am-7am
Regular Store Hours: Daily, 7am-11pm
COSTCO (Doheny Park Rd, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 240-3558):
Optical, Hearing and Photo Departments are now open
LINE BYPASS: First Responders and Health Care Workers can bypass the line all day. Bring Work ID and Costco Membership Card; no guests.
Members are welcome to bring their children and up to two guests into the warehouse
Seniors 60yrs+ & those with physical disabilities: Mon-Fri, 9am-10am
Regular Store Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-8:30pm; Sat, 9:30am-6pm; Sun, 10am-6pm
GELSON'S (Monarch Bay Plaza, (949) 488-8147):
No personal shopping bags.
Seniors 65yrs+: 7am-8am
Regular Store Hours: 8am-9pm
RALPH'S (Lantern District, (949) 661-4145, and Ocean Ranch, (949) 661-6334)
Personal bags ok.
Seniors 60yrs+ and those considered high risk: 6am-7:30am
Regular Store Hours: 7:30am - Midnight
SMART & FINAL (Doheny Park Rd, (949) 240-4641):
Bag your own personal bags in the cart, not on the counter.
Seniors 65yrs+, those with disabilities and expectant mothers:  Tue/Thu, 6am-8am
Regular Store Hours: 6am-10pm
STATER BROS (Camino de los Mares, San Clemente, (949) 496-8283):
No personal shopping bags.
Seniors 65yrs+ priority access: Tue/Fri: 7am-8am
Regular Store Hours: 7am-11pm
SPROUTS (550 Camino de Estrella, San Clemente, (949) 542-1036):
Bag your own personal bags in the cart, not on the counter.
Regular Store Hours: 7am-10pm
TRADER JOES (Ocean Ranch (949) 493-8599 and Camino de los Mares (949) 240-9996)
No personal shopping bags.
Seniors expedited line:  8am-9am
Regular Store Hours: 9am-8pm


Safe water:  Mouton Niguel and South Coast Water District want to assure residents that our water is safe and reliable. Water quality and supply have not been affected by the coronavirus (COVID -19).

SDG&E has suspended disconnections for nonpayment until further notice.  They have also implemented a number of tools to help customers.  Click here.

SoCalGas is working with residential customers on bill payment and small businesses by waiving late payment fees. They also have tips to save energy. Learn more here.

Cox Communications: Cox has temporarily adjusted its Cox Solutions Store hours in California as residents are directed to stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. As an essential business that provides critical communications services, Cox Solutions Store locations will stay open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday to serve customers. Stores will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays. To learn more click here
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