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DANA POINT COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE MARCH 19
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Vaccine Updates

On Monday, March 15, people ages 16–64 with underlying medical conditions became eligible for vaccination per State guidelines.  Those individuals will need to attest that they have one of the identified conditions when scheduling an appointment through Othena. For more information, please click here.

Every Californian can sign up at myturn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255 to see if it’s their turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Rite Aid: Rite Aid Pharmacy has partnered with the federal government to provide COVID-19 vaccines.  People are prioritized to get shots under public health guidelines and appointments cannot be made by calling the stores, but can be scheduled by clicking the link here.  

CVS:  Pharmacy giant CVS has begun COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible groups at 100 of its stores across California.  The list of specific stores will be available on CVS.com as stores receive shipments of vaccine and appointments become available.  People are prioritized to get shots under public health guidelines and must register in advance on CVS’s website or through the CVS Pharmacy app. Anyone without internet access can call customer service at 800-746-7287.  

County Super Pods:  All County Pod sites, including Anaheim Convention Center Super POD, Soka University POD, Santa Ana College and Disneyland Drive-Thru Pod are open and operational by appointment.   
 
  Vaccine Type* Hours
Anaheim Convention Center Super POD Moderna
Johnson & Johnson**
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Disneyland Drive-Thru POD (ADA lanes only) Moderna 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Soka University Super POD Pfizer 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Santa Ana College Community POD*** Pfizer 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 
* Vaccine type depending on vaccine availability
**Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available when supplies are available
*** Santa Ana College site by invitation only for specific populations; not open to general public

The County of Orange is following the State of California’s guidance and framework for fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. See phased approach HERE.  

Register at www.othena.com and you will be e-mailed when an appointment is available.  Individuals who lack access to technology can call the HCA hotline at (714) 834-2000 for assistance with Othena registration and support.  

The County Super PODs and mobile clinics are not the only options for individuals seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. Other approved providers of the vaccine play an essential role, including large retail pharmacies, large Multi-County Entity hospitals, health systems, local pharmacies, smaller hospital systems, medical groups and community clinics. Learn more.

To sign up for Orange County’s Vaccine Newsletter click here (scroll down linked page).

COVID-19 Updates

City: As pandemic conditions improve, we are encouraging everyone to shop and dine locally.  Dana Point restaurants are eager to see your faces and welcome you back safely indoors.  

You can still support Hugs for Heroes - to make a donation, please use the following link:
https://www.capobeachchurch.com/hugsforheroes/ 

County:  The County's COVID-19 case rate has fallen for the 9th week in a row and is now tracking in the Orange Tier.  The County is currently in the Red Tier, and must log two weeks in the Orange Tier before officially moving into that tier, although the State wants counties to spend at least three weeks in a tier before moving forward to the next tier.  It's expected that sometime in mid-April the County will be in the Orange Tier.  To see what's allowed in the Orange Tier, click here.  But there's more....

Orange County and others were allowed to move into the Red Tier earlier than expected because  health officials across the State met a goal to administer 2 million vaccine doses to residents of 400 hard-hit zip codes.  A new metric of 4 million vaccines delivered per the State's Vaccine Equity Quartile would help accelerate counties into the Orange Tier even with a slightly higher case rate.  Bottom line, the situation is evolving and as vaccination rates climb the State may change their framework. Local health officials are doing their best to meet the demands of the State, vaccinate as many people as possible, and open up our economy.


Disneyland has set April 30th as it's reopening date.  

The County will be presenting the South Orange County Virtual Job Fair on April 7th from 10am-2pm.  For more information, click here.

Testing:  An at-home COVID-19 saliva-based or nostril swab testing kit is available to all county residents.  Individuals that live in Orange County can register online by visiting the Health Care Agency’s website here and clicking the Ambry link to request to have a kit shipped to their home.  

For the latest information on the number of cases, positivity rate and more for COVID-19 in Orange County visit: occovid19.ochealthinfo.com.

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

State:  Rental housing providers and residents can now begin applying for Covid-19-related rental assistance through the State of California.  The program, administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development, will pay landlords 80% of the past due rent owed between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, by eligible households. The application process opened at 5 p.m. Monday, March 15, and is accessible through this online portal.

Federal:  The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package was signed into law last week.  The plan sends direct payments to individuals of up to $1,400, extends the $300 per week unemployment insurance supplement, funds vaccine distribution and expands the child tax credit for a year.  $25 billion goes toward rental and utility assistance, and $350 billion into state, local and tribal relief.  

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
COVID-19 TESTING RESOURCES
  1. Laguna Dana Urgent Care (Dana Point)
    • Rapid test with results in 20 minutes $140  – No insurance
    • PCR test with results in 1-2 days – Most insurances accepted, otherwise $150
  2. South Coast Family Medical Center (Laguna Niguel)
    • Rapid test with results in 20 minutes $125 – No Insurance
    • PCR Test with results in 1-2 days - Most insurances accepted, otherwise $250 
  3. At-Home Testing - Powered by Ambry Genetics
    • At-home saliva-based test at no cost for Orange County Residents
  4. CVS
    • PCR test and typically receive results within 6-10 days
    • No cost testing at select locations
  5. County Testing Super Site (Anaheim)
    • PCR test and typically receive results within 2-3 days
    • No out-of-pocket expenses
  6. County Testing Super Site (Costa Mesa)
    • PCR test and typically receive results within 2-3 days
    • No out-of-pocket expenses
  7. Your Personal Physician
    • Contact your doctor’s office directly to request testing
 
 
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