April 9, 2020: County of Orange Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick issued a recommendation strongly encouraging all employees at essential businesses to wear a face covering while at work and all residents engaged in essential activities outside the home to do the same.

March 30, 2020: Watch the March 30 Press Conference. Call the COVID-19 Hotline (833) 426-6411 to connect with OC Agencies for information and resources related to COVID-19.

March 26, 2020 - Officials Report an Increase in COVID-19 Cases.

The OC Health Care Agency has observed a significant increase in COVID-19 cases throughout orange county with the current cases at 256, an in crease of 69 cases since 3/35/20. The total number of people tested by HCA Puclic Health Lab and by commercial health labs is 3,605.

March 18, 2020 the County Health Officer issued an amended Emergency Order detailing protective measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, including limiting public and private gatherings and encouraging social distancing (maintaining a 6-foot separation from persons other than family members). The order also strongly recommends that persons over the age of 65, those who have a chronic health condition such as heart disease, lung disease or diabetes, and people with a compromised immune system remain at home. The Order requires the closure of restaurant dining rooms (take-out, pick-up, drive through and delivery are okay) and all bars and other business establishments that serve alcohol and do not serve food.

Below are some frequently asked questions posted on the Is this a legal order to shelter in place? No. Residents and their families can leave their residence or place of business for daily activities, such as to:

  • Buy food, groceries or supplies

  • Obtain medical care

  • Work at a business with social distancing

  • Maintain an essential government function

  • Care for a family member or pet in another household

  • Go for a walk