Masks Required Indoors
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requires masks to be worn in all indoor public settings irrespective of vaccine status through January 15, 2022, at which point California will make further recommendations as needed in response to the pandemic.
As Laguna Woods Village follows state guidance, now through Saturday, January 15, residents and their guests must wear masks in all indoor community settings regardless of vaccination status.
The California Department of Public Health continues to monitor COVID-19 data in order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians. Since Thanksgiving, the statewide seven-day average case rate has increased by almost half (47%) and hospitalizations have increased by 14%. In response to the increase in cases and hospitalizations, and to slow the spread of both Delta and the highly transmissible Omicron variant, CDPH has issued this updated guidance to curb the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.
Click here to read the CDPH’s most recent press release regarding updated guidance.
OC Health Care Agency Urges Ongoing Precautions
“Vaccination remains the most effective way to reduce everyone’s risk of getting sick, being hospitalized or dying from COVID-19,” said Deputy County Health Officer Dr. Regina Chinsio-Kwong. “With vaccines widely available throughout Orange County, we strongly encourage you to complete your recommended shots if you are not fully vaccinated or are eligible to receive a booster dose.” Residents who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or are eligible for their booster dose are encouraged to access the most convenient option available to them to get their shot, including local retail pharmacies, healthcare providers or online at Vaccines.gov, MyTurn.ca.gov or Othena.com. For more information on where to go for a vaccine, visit COVIDVaccineFacts.com and click Find a COVID-19 Vaccine.
Testing continues to be a critical component of the County’s strategy to reduce viral transmission. Self-collection, at-home COVID-19 test kits are available by visiting ochealthinfo.com/covidtest. These tests are available at no cost, may be used conveniently at home and come with a prepaid shipping return label.
COVID-19 Cases in Orange County
For information on COVID-19 information and resources, including case counts, vaccination and testing in Orange County, visit ochealthinfo.com/covid.
COVID-19 In-Home Vaccination Program
Eligible home-bound Orange County residents can request an in-home COVID-19 vaccination by:
- Calling OC COVID-19 Hotline at 714-834-2000
- Submitting a request through www.Othena.com using your computer
- Downloading the Othena app and selecting Homebound Support
A representative will contact you to complete an intake form, screen for in-home vaccination eligibility and schedule an appointment. Intake representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointment time is determined by program staff availability.
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