The original item was published from December 23, 2020 11:52 AM to December 24, 2020 7:59 AM
To support outreach and communication at the county and city level, the State of California has put together resources including county specific logos and social media assets under the Vaccinate All 58 campaign.
- Please find information from the State regarding vaccines at:
- Resources included in the toolkit created for partners can be found at:
The County of Orange has taken numerous steps in preparing for to engage the public with information and updates to the vaccine phased rollout.
- Information regarding the County of Orange COVID-19 Vaccine efforts and work is found at:
As of December 18, 2020, County Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau issued two Health Officer’s Orders:
1) New Health Order to Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19 in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly: As of December 16, 2020, all residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) must cancel all communal dining and indoor communal activities within 24 hours of when a resident and/or employee is diagnosed with COVID-19.
2) Mandatory Quarantine Order for Most Close Contacts Shortened from 14 to 10 days: In accordance with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health, Orange County residents and visitors who know that they have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19 shall quarantine themselves in their home or another residence for 10 days from the last date of exposure. They may not leave their place of quarantine except to receive necessary medical care or to obtain such other goods or services necessary for their basic subsistence.
To view the full press release, click here.
As of December 16, 2020, COVID-19 is increasing at alarming rates in California and Dr. Clayton Chau, County Health Officer and Director of the OC Health Care Agency (HCA), urges community members to do their part to slow the spread of this virus in Orange County (OC). To view the full press release, click here.
As of December 15, 2020, the OC Health Care Agency will deploy mobile field hospitals (MFHs) to local hospitals this week to support the Orange County (OC) health care system as it responds to a surge in COVID-19 patients. OC hospitals may receive emergency waivers from the California Department of Public Health to request the use of the MFH facilities. To view the full press release, click here.
As of December 8, 2020, the OC Health Care Agency (HCA) has launched phase 2 of its at-home, saliva-based COVID-19 testing program with Ambry Genetics for all Orange County residents. To view the press release, click here.
As of December 8, 2020, County of Orange health officials were notified by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on December 1, 2020 that the OC Health Care Agency (HCA) should make preparations to receive 25,350 doses of Pfizer-manufactured COVID-19 vaccine on December 15, 2020. The HCA will distribute this initial supply to Orange County (OC) hospitals for prioritization of their high-risk health care workers as part of Phase 1a of a multi-phased plan developed through the CDPH Community Vaccine Advisory Committee. To view the full press release, click here.