In-Car Vaccinations for Eligible Individuals with Disabilities 2/4/2021 - 10:24 AM
The County’s Soka University Super POD is offering in-car vaccinations for eligible individuals with disabilities displaying vehicle placards or license plates at their appointments
Orange County COVID-19 Hotline 3/30/2020 - 05:27 PM
The ochealth has created a new COVID-19 hotline (833-426-6411).
This number links together services from several different agencies in Orange County, as an easier way for you to get information and resources.
Individuals, age 16 and over, in the four equity zip codes are now eligible to receive the vaccine: 92701, 92703, 92805, and 92844. Appointments are required. Visit: Othena.com
The County of Orange is accepting applications through Friday, April 30, 2021 or until funding is exhausted. Eligible renter households with unpaid rent or utility bills due to the impact of COVID-19 are encouraged to apply at era.211oc.org, text ERA to 898211 or call 2-1-1.
Effective Wednesday, March 31, Orange County is in the Orange tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy after having successfully achieved Orange tier metrics for two weeks.
If you lost someone due to COVID-19, FEMA will start providing financial assistance in April for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. To be eligible:
o The death must have happened in the U.S.
o The death certificate must indicate the reason was due to COVID-19.
o The applicant must be a U.S. citizen but the deceased person does not.
As a result, many local businesses and activities in Orange County will be allowed to expand capacity or resume operations.
Orange County Health Care Agency is opening a Garden Grove Health Equity POD on Wednesday, March 10
The state and county have released new guidance allowing outdoor, high contact and moderate contact youth sports to resume in Orange County with modifications. Outdoor sports include: football, soccer, baseball, cheerleading, and other outdoor sport competitions.
Currently, vaccinations are being provided only to the following prioritized groups: Phase 1A populations (all tiers) and Phase 1B (Tier 1) populations which includes: educators, food service, grocery and agriculture workers, child care providers, and emergency services. Please make an appointment at Othena.com.
Severe Weather Delayed Orange County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Supplies
CVS Health is partnering with several local state and federal programs to help administer the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible populations. To check COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, visit CVS.com.
Legislation extends statewide eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021 and protects tenants’ credit.
The County of Orange will offer rental households up to $10,000 in financial assistance for unpaid rent or utility bills due to the impact of COVID-19.
The County of Orange is proactively leading Orange County’s response to COVID-19. The next critical phase is providing the vaccine to residents in a phased, tiered approach.
On December 29, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that the Southern California Region will remain under the State of California’s “Regional Stay-at-Home Order.”
Broad distribution will happen in months – California prioritizes essential workers and those most vulnerable to the virus
The OC Health Care Agency is preparing to receive 25,350 doses of Pfizer-manufactured COVID-19 vaccine on December 15.
Orange County residents will be required to stay at home as much as possible and not mix with other households to reduce exposure, effective 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 6
The limited stay at home order applies to individuals who live in counties currently in the purple tier.
In light of an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.
Residents, Businesses and Events Must Comply Within 24 Hours
The County is conducting a survey of attitudes toward vaccination for COVID-19, which will assist in the planning for distribution of the future COVID-19 vaccine. Fill out the survey by clicking here.
Day care businesses and non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for the COVID-19 Child Care Relief Program, which aims to assist local child care establishments with funds to aid their survival and recovery during the pandemic.
Garden Grove small businesses and non-profit organizations impacted by COVID-19 can apply for the Micro Business Relief Grant program to receive up to $5,000 towards rent relief. Click here.
The state has released new guidance for private gatherings, permitting up to three households to socialize outdoors only. Safeguards must be taken, including wearing face coverings.
The County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) is seeking the community's input in determining the public's attitude toward the future COVID-19 vaccine.
Orange County residents can schedule a free flu vaccine appointment with OC Health Care Agency's Family Health Clinics by calling 1 (800) 914-4887.
On September 22, OC Public Libraries will offer Grab & Go services, allowing patrons to use self-service checkout of requested and limited popular items.
Today, the County of Orange moved from the Purple Tier to the Red Tier as a part of the Governor Newsom’s Blue Print for a Safer Economy.
This Labor Day weekend, the community is strongly encouraged to continue practicing safeguards to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
California has a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Find out how businesses and activities can open in your county, visit covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy.
Large-scale drive-through coronavirus testing opens at OC Fair & Event Center
The Great Plates Delivered program has been extended to Wednesday, September 9.
In partnership with 3D Event Designer, the County of Orange is launching the Back2Business Initiative: Outdoor Edition, an expansion of the original Back2Business Initiative program, to help local small businesses impacted by COVID-19 safely reopen by meeting local, state and federal social distancing guidelines.
The California Department of Public Health released guidance for youth sports activities to re-open including school-based, club and recreational programs.
Dedicated lane for First Responders is available; Participants may be asymptomatic or symptomatic; Bring identification and proof of insurance.
Through Sunday, August 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., COVID-19 testing is available through an appointment-based drive-thru site at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 W. Katella Avenue. Testing is available to Orange County residents, at no-cost, for people who meet the OC Health Care Agency Public criteria. To make an appointment, click HERE.
Effective immediately, the City of Garden Grove will extend the suspension of water shut-offs for non-payments and late fee charges until further notice.
The City is expanding its assistance to local businesses by waiving all fees to restaurants applying for temporary outdoor dining permits, with plans to also offer no-fee temporary outdoor permits to other business sectors when allowed by state health and safety guidelines.
New Action Includes Expanding Statewide Closure of Bars, Breweries and Pubs and of Indoor Operations in Restaurants, Wineries, Movie Theaters
Effective July 2, 2020, all bars are ordered closed in Orange County,
California due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
As of July 1, the City will begin issuing normal late fees on water payments. Payments for delinquent accounts before June 30 will be accepted without penalty if paid by July 15.
Local businesses impacted by COVID-19 are invited to join an informational, multi-language ZOOM webinar, to apply for Garden Grove's small business resources and grants programs.
The types of businesses that will be able to resume operations include nail salons, facials, waxing, tattoo parlors, piercing shops, and massage therapy.
California Department of Public Health Release Guidance Requiring Californians to Wear Face Coverings in Most Settings Outside the Home
In Stage 2, the County of Orange will be allowed to have the following businesses re-open with adaptations: In-person dining reservations; retail shopping with social distancing and curbside pickup; manufacturing; offices (when telework not possible); outdoor museums; and limited services.
Restaurants can now apply to the City for 60-day outdoor dining permits to expand dining areas onto adjacent sidewalks within a shopping center or in privately-owned parking lots.
Garden Grove City Hall re-opens its lobby counters under modified services.
Following Governor Newsom’s allowance for the state to enter Stage 2, the City moves forward with caution and optimism, urging low-risk businesses to avoid the spread of the coronavirus by obeying state and county health guidelines.
Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approve guidelines for Orange County to transition back to a normal state of activity.
Governor Newsom announced Friday, April 24 the launch of a first-in-the-nation “Restaurants Deliver: Home Meals for Seniors” partnership with counties, cities, and Tribes.
Find information on testing priority and screening locations.
The City of Garden Grove has officially extended its local emergency order to continue until further notice.
Feeling misunderstood or overwhelmed and needing to talk to someone about what’s happening? Contact one of these safe, secure and confidential providers.
City Hall, City Facilities, Programs, Water Shut-Offs, Street Sweeping Citations Remain Closed or Suspended Through April 17
Important Information Regarding Recycling and Waste Service
Unemployment, Small Business Assistance, Leave Benefits
Added list of essential critical infrastructure workers.
Working with county and state health agencies, the City of Garden Grove continues to closely monitor the situation arising from the coronavirus outbreak. The health, safety, and well-being of Garden Grove residents, employees, students, and visitors is a constant top priority for our City. Please continue to check our website and social media channels for regular updates.
The local lead agency responsible for handling and reporting on infectious outbreaks is the Orange County Health Care Agency. The Orange County Health Care Agency is the best resource for the most accurate and up-to-date information on the coronavirus.
Orange County residents should first call their health care provider for a COVID-19 test. Additional testing options are available below:
The County of Orange has established a phased, tiered approach to providing the COVID-19 vaccination to residents. For the latest information on who is eligible to receive the vaccination, visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution website.
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Currently, individuals that fall into Phase 1A (all tiers), Phase 1B (Tier 1), seniors 65 or older, individuals, ages 16 through 64, who have underlying medical conditions, and individuals, age 16 and over, who live in the four equity zip codes (92701, 92703, 92805 and 92844), can register for an appointment at www.othena.com. Appointments are required. Individuals without appointments are urged not to come to the Point of Distribution (POD) vaccination sites without an appointment.
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California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Every county is assigned to a tier based on its test positivity and adjusted case rate. To find the status of activities in Orange County, visit covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy.
Coronavirus spreads when an infected person speaks, sneezes, or coughs within 6 feet of others. You may have the virus and spread it even if you feel well. To prevent infection, you must cover your nose and mouth when outside your home. Wearing a mask is now required statewide. Californians are required to wear face coverings when going into public spaces, including indoors or when physical distancing is not possible. For more information, visit gov.ca.gov.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has established a hotline to report individuals or businesses they suspect of engaging in price gouging or any other COVID-19-related scam. The Orange County District Attorney Coronavirus Scam Hotline is (714) 834-3482. Reports can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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