Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information FOUNTAIN VALLEY

The City of Fountain Valley is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to adhere to the Governor Newsom’s orders and Orange County Health Officer’s orders and recommendations. Below are some resources and actions the City has taken. We will continue to evaluate and update as more information developed at the state and federal level.

Click Here for the latest OC Health Officer’s Orders & Recommendations - Revised July 1st, 2020

RESOURCES


The state has launched a new, user-friendly data portal at update.covid19.ca.gov that tracks COVID-19 cases statewide and by county, gender, age and ethnicity. The portal also outlines statewide hospitalizations and testing efforts. The data presented on the portal will be updated daily and will include additional information as it is available.

Meal Program for Children - Fountain Valley School District

Update on Unemployment Benefits

Workers that were traditionally excluded from unemployment benefits such as gig workers, self-employed, and independent contractors may be eligible. The federal stimulus bill provides for up to $600 on top of the state benefit of $450 per week. Apply at www.edd.ca.gov and review the COVID-19: Unemployment Insurance Claims page.

Property Tax Update

Although the property tax payment deadline is still April 10, taxpayers due to adverse impact of COVID-19 can submit a form to the County for a waiver on penalties, fees, and interest. For more information, please visit ttc.ocgov.com.

Income Tax Update

Both the Franchise Tax Board and Internal Revenue Service have pushed back the filing deadline to July 15 for income taxes. More information is available with the Franchise Tax Board and the Internal Revenue Service.

Contact Us

City Closure Update May 2020
  1. State Of California
  2. Additional resources

Guidance on Closure of Sectors in Response to COVID-19 7-1-2020

Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings 6-18-2020

California Public Health Officials Provide COVID-19 Update 6-5-2020


CDPH Announces Most Counties Can Reopen Barbershops and Hair Salons with Modifications 05-24-2020

The public can reach out to Governor's Office of Constituent Affairs for questions related to the Stay at Home Order, click here. 05-21-2020

The state has launched a new, user-friendly data portal at update.covid19.ca.gov that tracks COVID-19 cases statewide and by county, gender, age and ethnicity. The portal also outlines statewide hospitalizations and testing efforts. The data presented on the portal will be updated daily and will include additional information as it is available.

Four New Sites Increase COVID-19 Testing - The State of California and the COVID-19 Testing Task Force have joined together with OptumServe in a partnership to expand COVID-19 testing services in California. 05-13-2020

California moved into Stage 2 of modifying the state’s Stay-at-Home order on May 8, 2020. 05-08-2020


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 - 04.24.2020

Governor Newsom Announces Plan to Resume Delayed Health Care that was Deferred as Hospitals Prepared for COVID-19 Surge - 04.22.2020

California’s Insurance Commissioner Ordered Insurance Companies to Return Insurance Premiums and Frequently Asked Questions - 04.13.2020

Governor Newsom Announces Release of $100 Million to Support Child Care Services for Essential Workers and Vulnerable Populations - 04.10.2020

California Public Health Officials Release Guidance on Use of Cloth Face Coverings - 04.01.2020



Notice of Regulatory Relief

Pursuant to the Constitution of the State of California, Article XX, Section 22, and in furtherance of Governor Newsom’s emergency declarations and orders regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is temporarily suspending enforcement of specific legal prohibitions. The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has granted temporary waivers for off-site consumption imposed through Type 41 and 47 alcohol licenses: https://www.abc.ca.gov/notice-of-regulatory-relief/. This allows those restaurants WITH licenses to provide alcohol service along with to-go meals and via drive-thru windows.

Governor Gavin Newsom’s Stay at Home Order, https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/ - 03.19.2020

Fountain Valley is tracking California’s updated coronavirus recommendations announced March 15 by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Here is a summary:

Bars, craft breweries, nightclubs, wineries and wine bars: recommended to close, presumably through March 31 in accordance with the governor’s public gatherings direction from March 11. The March 31 date could be extended. This will impact craft breweries, bars, wine bars and related businesses in Fountain Valley.

Restaurants: recommended to stay open but limit occupancy by half and allow more space among patrons. Restaurants should also lean on delivery services as much as possible.

Seniors 65 and older and those with chronic medical conditions: recommended to stay at home and minimize contact with others as much as possible through at least March 31.

Homeless: the state of California is looking at potentially using hotels and motels as temporary shelters for those on the streets statewide. There is no clear direction, and the state is aware of local concerns, including potentially having these spaces as needed for patients.

Grocery stores, drugstores, health services providers and other essential services: remain open and continue operations as usual.

To help understand what this means, these guidelines are state recommendations, not mandates, but come with strong urging and expectation of being followed by the governor’s office and the California Department of Public Health.


To help understand what this means, these guidelines are state recommendations, not mandates, but come with strong urging and expectation of being followed by the governor’s office and the California Department of Public Health.

  1. Press Releases
  2. additional links

County of Orange-Operated Beaches to Close July 4-5 07-02-2020

Several Business Sectors Close in Orange County, CA Due to COVID-19 07-1-2020

Youth Sports Practices Re-Open in Orange County 6-15-2020

New Amended Orders and Strong Recommendations of the County of Orange Health Officer 6-11-2020

County of Orange Provides Clarification for Local Businesses After State Issues New Guidance for Reopening Additional Industries 6-5-2020

Amended Orders and Strong Recommendations of the County of Orange Health Officer 05-28-2020


Cloth Face Covering Required 5-24-2020

County of Orange quick and easy Q & A to help businesses navigate reopening. 
County of Orange Moves Into Stage Two of California’ s Resiliency Roadmap 05-23-2020

County of Orange Launches BACK2BUSINESS Initiative to Help Small Businesses Meet Social Distancing Guidelines 05-23-2020
Case Investigation and Contact Tracing - COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing is underway with public health professionals from the OC Health Care Agency. 05-19-2020

Four New Sites Increase COVID-19 Testing - The State of California and the COVID-19 Testing Task Force have joined together with OptumServe in a partnership to expand COVID-19 testing services in California. 05-13-2020

County of Orange Press Release - The OC Board of Supervisors voted to reopen parking lots at all County regional and wilderness parks on May 16. 05-13-2020

HCA Press Release - Certain Employees at Some Essential Businesses Must Wear Face Coverings Effective Friday, April 24 04-21-2020

HCA Press Release - OC Health Care Agency Announces Launch of the OC COVID-19 Testing Network 04-21-2020

Orange County Golf Course Guidance 04-21-2020

EOC Press Release #50 - COVID-19 Public Information Hotline to Close April 18 04-17-2020

EOC Press Release #47 - County Health Officer Reminds Residents to Call 9-1-1 in an Emergency 04-13-2020

EOC Press Release #45 - Property Taxes Due Friday - Three Payment Options 04-9-2020

EOC Press Release #43 - Orange County Health Officer Issues Face Covering Recommendation for Essential Businesses 04-9-2020

EOC Press Release #42 - Orange County Surpasses 1,000 Reported COVID-19 Cases 04-08-2020

EOC Press Release #40 - Second Installment Property Tax Payment Deadline and Penalty Filings 04-07-2020

EOC Press Release #37 - COVID-19 Hotline Hours to Change April 4 04-03-2020

EOC Press Release #36 - County to Follow California State Guidelines for Wearing Face Coverings in Public 04-02-2020

EOC Press Release #35 - Orange County Community Services Implements Economic & Business Recovery Call Center, click here for resourcess. 03-30-2020

EOC Press Release #34 - State of California Health Order Remains in Effect Throughout Orange County 03-30-2020

EOC Press Release #32 - County Releases City Data of Reported COVID-19 Cases, https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/coronavirus-in-oc 03-27-2020

EOC Press Release #30 - Toll Free Hotline for COVID-19 is 1-833-426-6411. 03-27-2020

EOC Press Release #24 - Closure of OC Parks Areas 03-24-2020

EOC Press Release #21 - Text Message Alerts 03-23-2020

EOC Press Release #14 - What OC Residents Should Know about State Public Health Order 03.19.2020

Amended County Health Order - Revised 03.18.2020

EOC Press Release #08 - County Health Order 03.17.2020

EOC Press Release #07 - Public Health Order 03.17.2020

  1. Fountain Valley
  2. March 2020
  3. February 2020

June 3, 2020
City of Fountain Valley Implements Various Programs to Support Local Businesses

May 29, 2020 
Grocery Giveaway at Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park

May 28, 2020
City of Fountain Valley Resilience Roadmap for Business Reopening - Helpful hints for successful reopening.

May 25, 2020
Fountain Valley Restaurant Association "Cares" Initiative and Fountain Valley Restaurant Association Press Release - A Go Fund Me was created on May 19, 2020, to show the graduating Class of 2020 in Fountain Valley that EVERYONE is thinking of them. 

May 14, 2020
Resilience Roadmap and the Reopening of City Facilities - The City is adjusting to the State’s Stage 2 of the Resilience Roadmap and anticipates the soft reopening of City Hall, Police Department and Recreation Center on May 18, 2020.

May 7, 2020
Guidelines for the Re-Opening of Fountain Valley Businesses - Starting May 8, 2020, the City and County of Orange will enter Stage 2 and begin the process of slow and gradual adjustments to the Safer at Home order. Physical distancing, face coverings and other safety measures will remain in place and will be even more important.

May 4, 2020
Fountain Valley Tennis Center reopened with guidelines.

April 30, 2020

City Services and Extension - The City is adjusting its anticipated reopening date from May 1, 2020 to May 15, 2020.

April 16, 2020

Orange County Mayors Call for Board of Supervisors to Quickly Distribute Federal Conornavirus Relief Funding Based on Population 

April 15, 2020

Fountain Valley COVID-19 Temporary Emergency RV Parking - To support first-responders and health care professionals so they can protect their families and continue to do their jobs, the City of Fountain Valley will temporarily allow RVs to be used as alternative housing for first-responders and health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic with a Temporary Emergency RV Permit.

SoCal Gas video to thank front-line workers, https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1DWj1SzWLrydYOfmqdDZkX4JEFd1xk4_a?usp=sharing.

April 10, 2020

The Fountain Valley Rotary Club is helping assemble more than 33,000 Face Shields that will be distributed to first responders and medical personnel throughout Orange County and are in need of volunteers to assist with assembly and packaging.

Friday, April 10th

Fountain Valley Recreation Center on Brookhurst @ Mile Square Park

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, April 17th thru Sunday, April 19th

Freedom Hall at Mile Square Park off of Euclid

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

To volunteer or donate, go to https://www.givsum.com/opportunities/rotary-project-shield.

If you wish to donate food, water, baked goods or coffee, please contact Chef Marla at (714) 394-5856.

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Employee Retention Grant - Assist small business owners in Fountain Valley that have been adversely effected by COVID-19 to retain jobs that are held by their low- and moderate-income workers. 

April 3, 2020

City Manager’s Update 04.03.2020

April 2, 2020

Fountain Valley Community Foundation is accepting donations on behalf of the Fountain Valley Fire Department. Click here for donation list.

To report restaurants that are not in compliance with the Governor order for take-out or delivery, call County Health Care Agency Hotline at (714) 433-6000.

April 1, 2020

The City of Fountain Valley is committed to finding new ways for you to stay active and engaged during these challenging times. This online guide allows you to prioritize your health, education and well-being by participating in online recreational programs. Please enjoy our online recreation guide for some free online resources that you and your family can enjoy.

SCHOOLS

Fountain Valley School District schools will be closed from Monday, March 16 to Friday, April 17, 2020. For more information, you can go to this link, https://www.fvsd.us/apps/pages/coronavirus.

Fountain Valley High School will be closed from March 16 to Friday, April 17, 2020. For more information, you can go to this link, https://www.fvhs.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=921297&type=d&pREC_ID=1848836.

Los Amigos High School will be closed from Monday, March 16 to Friday, April 3. For more information, you can go to this link, https://www.losamigoshs.com/.

The Fountain Valley School District Food Services program will provide an opportunity for families to drive through and pick up free lunch meals for any child 18 and under at three different locations. Meals will be provided for free regardless of what school they attend or if they receive free, reduced or paid status lunch. https://www.fountainvalley.org/DocumentCenter/View/11003/