October 6, 2020
As announced on August 28, 2020, the Blueprint for a Safer Economy includes a health equity metric which will be used (along with other metrics) to determine a county's tier. The purpose of this metric is to ensure California reopens its economy safely by reducing disease transmission in all communities. This document outlines the equity metric and requirements which is effective October 6, 2020.
September 22, 2020
Death toll in U.S. tops 200,000. The U.S. has less than 5% of the world's population, but 20% of the recorded deaths.
September 8, 2020
Orange County moves from the highest risk level of Purple Tier, Widespread, to Red Tier, Substantial. Blueprint updated.
August 28, 2020
Governor Newsom unveils new blueprint for re-opening and signs executive order to help increase testing capacity.
July 16 & 17, 2020
Governor Newsom announces funds for local governments to purchase housing for homeless and orders that counties on the Watch-List may not open school for in-person instruction (OC included).
July 13, 2020
All dine-in restaurant to close statewide. More roll-backs ordered for counties on the Watch-List for 3+ consecutive days (OC included) - All indoor Fitness Centers, Worship Services, Protests, Hair Salons and Barber Shops to close immediately.
July 1, 2020
Orange County one of 19 counties on California Watch-List. Partial roll-back required.
June 18 & 19, 2020
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued Guidance for Face Coverings, June 18, 2020. It mandates that face coverings be worn state-wide under stated circumstances and exceptions outlined. On June 19, 2020, Orange County Health Office follows suit.
June 11, 2020
Orange County Health Office Nicole Quick resigns under pressure, June 9, 2020. On June 11, 2020, mask order is rescinded by acting OC Health Officer, Dr. Clayton Chau.
May 23, 2020
County of Orange moves to Stage 2 and County Health Officer issues New Order. Item 4 of Health Officer's Order requires that all OC residents and visitors wear a face mask in public.
May 18, 2020
Resilience Roadmap - "Higher risk individuals (over 65 or with serious medical conditions) should continue to stay home until Stage 4."
County of Orange Begins Easing Restrictions - Partially Opens Beach Parking and Wilderness Parks Reopen May 16
April 28, 2020
Colorado and Nevada join California, Oregon and Washington in Western State's Pact and California's Pandemic Roadmap.
April 23, 2020 and April 17, 2020
These are special edition eNewsletter from the SoCal Council on Aging connecting you to information and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.