COVID-19 Community Information
The City of Brea values the safety and wellness of the entire community. Since the County of Orange declared a local health emergency on February 26, 2020, City officials have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. This is a rapidly evolving situation; the City will continue to provide updates as we have new information to share. The City will also continue to work closely with its community partners, including the Orange County Health Care Agency and Brea Olinda Unified School District, to be prepared and best able to respond.
As of Monday, May 18, City Hall has re-opened to the public by appointment only. City staff remains available to assist with business matters by phone or email. To contact a City department, a reference guide is available to download with contact information. If you need to make an in-person visit, please call 714-990-7600 before coming to City Hall. Please note, face coverings are required and appointment check-in is located at the 3rd floor reception desk. City staff is taking health measures to ensure the safety of both employees and visitors. If you feel sick, please stay home. Plexi glass barriers have been installed at all counters, hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the building and there is a limit of no more than three persons in an elevator at one time. As a precaution to reduce community spread of COVID-19, all other City facilities remain closed for public access until further notice. The City of Brea continues to remain focused on providing services to the community during this pandemic.
At this time, we advise residents and businesses to follow all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as local advisories from the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Care Agency.
The County of Orange has established a COVID-19 Hotline for inquiries related to the pandemic: 1-833-426-6411
COVID-19 Case Counts
The Orange County Health Care Agency reports city-related data for COVID-19 cases daily. The information, along with other test figures, are available on their website.
Because transmission is occurring throughout Orange County, it is important for all residents to continue practicing social-distancing, as directed by the Governor and the Orange County Health Officer, regardless of case count in a particular city. Doing so will help to reduce the spread of infection, ease the burden on our hospital and healthcare system, and protect those most vulnerable in our county.
View the list of businesses allowed to re-open as of May 26, per the State’s modification of the Stay-at-Home order.
Updated: May 26, 2020
State Announces Additional Businesses Re-Opening: The State announced today that places of worship, hair salons and barber shops can now re-open with modifications in Orange County and other counties approved for accelerated re-opening. That was based on California’s hospitalization rates continuing to be stable and testing capacity continuing to increase. The County requires every business owner to take steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and create a safer environment for workers and customers. Before re-opening, businesses must perform the following modifications:
- Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan.
- Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them.
- Implement individual control measures and screenings.
- Implement disinfecting protocols.
- Implement physical distancing guidelines.
- Post industry-specific checklist at workplaces.
For more information, view the State’s industry guidance, covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/.
Updated: May 23, 2020
County Releases New Health Order & Recommendations: A new Health Order and additional recommendations were issued by the County Health Officer today to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the County as more businesses begin to re-open. Detailed information is available, https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/…/oc-health-officers-ord….
- Face coverings now required when in a public place, visiting business, at work, and when unable to maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from those outside your family/household.
- Self-isolation order for those diagnosed or likely infected
- Self-quarantine order for those exposed
Expanded Stage 2 Business Can Now Open in Orange County: Today, the State approved the County’s plan to accelerate local businesses into Stage 2. More details from the County are available here, bit.ly/OCStageTwo, and business owners should follow State guidance for re-opening.
The following businesses are now able to re-open, with adaptations:
- In-person dining reservations
- Retail shopping with social distancing and curbside pickup
- Offices (when telework not possible)
- Outdoor Museums
- Limited Services
May 8, 2020: Brea Mayor Marty Simonoff updates the community on businesses beginning to re-open, reminds residents to continue following health orders in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and announces a virtual Love Brea event.