Orange County Health Care Agency (Page 2)

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On September 1, the California Department of Public Health issued updated guidance and Q&A to assist K-12 schools in formulating and implementing plans for safe, successful, and full in-person instruction. These updates include recommendations and requirements for school-based extracurricular activities, as well as clarification on modified quarantine recommendations. According to …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for August 15 through August 21 include . Top Ten Stories for August 15 through August 21 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Hit-and-run kills woman on foot on 7th Street in Long Beach CHP issues …continue reading

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To help prevent the transmission of COVID-19, the County of Orange Health Officer issued a revised health order on August 17, 2021, that incorporates the recent orders and guidance by the California State Public Health Officer and California Department of Public Health regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements and status verification, testing, …continue reading

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On August 11, the California State Public Health Officer issued a new health order that all public and private schools serving students in transitional kindergarten through grade 12 must verify COVID-19 vaccine status of all workers. The order does not apply to home schools, childcare or higher education. The State issued the …continue reading

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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated its Guidance for Face Coverings, in response to new CDC guidance recommending mask use for public indoor settings to slow the spread of COVID-19 and the delta variant. Effective July 28, 2021, masks are required for all individuals in the following indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status: …continue reading

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As Orange County continues to experience increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the OC Health Care Agency (HCA) leadership are encouraging residents to stay vigilant with COVID-19 prevention measures, testing and vaccinations in order to keep our residents safe and businesses open. “Our County …continue reading

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In response to a substantial increase in positive cases and hospitalizations in Orange County and throughout California, Supervisor Katrina Foley (District 2) called on the Orange County Health Care Agency to resume daily reporting of COVID-19 information. “Daily positivity rates have surged in neighboring Los Angeles, San Diego, and San …continue reading

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Public health officials at the OC Health Care Agency (HCA) have announced that, as of June 27, 2021, 70% of Orange County residents age 18 and older have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, reaching a huge milestone for the County. “Vaccination has proven to be …continue reading

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The County of Orange anticipates an increased demand for first dose COVID-19 vaccinations after Governor Newsom’s announcement on May 27, 2021 that the State of California has launched “Vax for the Win,” a COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program. The County Super Point-of-Dispensing (POD) sites have been dispensing the second dose of …continue reading

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The OC Health Care Agency’s 2019-2020 Biennial Ocean, Harbor & Bay Water Quality Report is now available online and provides a yearly analysis of bacteriological water quality data over a 20-year period for Orange County’s ocean recreational waters. The report also incorporates historical data during the 33-year period from 1987-2020. …continue reading