4 NEW COVID-19 TESTING SITES IN ORANGE COUNTY. The following press release was sent by the Orange County Health Agency, an outside organization. Lake Forest Shop & Dine does not edit press releases and we publish them to bring you direct information. Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement to add more than 80 community-testing sites focused on underserved communities across the state, the OC Health Care Agency (HCA) has partnered with the California Department of Public Health to launch four new testing sites in the cities of Buena Park, Orange, Santa Ana and San Juan Capistrano.
Orange County is reopening over 60,000 acres of regional and wilderness parks along with camping on May 16 after a two-month long shut down. The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to reopen parking lots across the county this weekend with the exception of beach parking lots which will remain closed. Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do stated in a Press Release "Many Orange County residents do not live within walking distance of a park, especially our seniors and disabled residents," said Vice Chairman Andrew Do, First District Supervisor. "Now all residents have the opportunity to access County parks while
Today Lake Forest opened some businesses under stage two of local and state guidelines named the "Resilience Roadmap." Businesses may open as long as they comply with the guidelines voted on by the Orange County Board of Supervisors as well as state and federal orders.
Bioluminescence has made its way to Orange County shores for the first time in three years and today residents can see it just in time as OC beaches reopen under state approval. The phenomenon made its way onto Orange County shores in the last week of April and has been attracting residents to beaches after sunset. Supervisor Lisa Bartlett made a Facebook post earlier today saying Orange County received approval from the state to open county beaches for recreational activities.
Orange County has seen protesting over the past few weeks in support of opening businesses and resuming life. As impatient as county residents may be, there are some challenges Orange County has to face outside the county before opening up. In a press conference Monday, Governor Newsom said any decisions on reopening would be done in collaboration with other western states. Currently there is a Western Pact with California and four other Western states.
Orange County officials held a press conference today addressing the use of a $16 million contract to help Orange County's homeless population during Covid-19. The press conference followed in regards to last weeks initiative launched by Governor Newsom called 'Project Roomkey.'
The Ayres Hotel in Laguna Woods has been approved as an isolation facility for the South Orange County homeless population. We have included the press release from the county as well as District Supervisor Lisa Bartlett's response addressing the situation.