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.
City Administrative Offices are currently open to the public. 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. Please note, face coverings are only required for those who are unvaccinated. If you feel sick, please stay home. 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 Local Metrics
The Orange County Health Care Agency reports city-related data for COVID-19 cases daily. The information, along with vaccine information and 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.
The case count graphic, along with the COVID Community Update newsletter, has been a source of COVID-19 information since the pandemic began last year. We've used it to keep you informed and help share information. As the State has reopened, and focus goes toward getting back to normal, this will be our final case count graphic. Please visit the County’s website for more COVID-related information.
Updated: July 30, 2021
California Updates Mask Guidance in Response to Rising COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations: This week, both the CDC and California Department of Public Health updated its Guidance for Face Coverings guidance recommending mask use for public indoor settings to slow the spread of COVID-19 and the delta variant.
- Masks are required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, in certain indoor settings, such as on public transit, K-12 schools, childcare, shelters and cooling centers, healthcare settings, state and local correctional facilities and detention centers, and long term care settings.
- Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals and recommended for fully vaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses.
- It is important to wear a mask if you are around someone that is high risk, with unvaccinated children or with people whose vaccination status is unknown especially indoors.
For more information and details, view the Orange County Health Care Agency's press release.
Updated: June 15, 2021
California Moves Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy: The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced that the state will move “Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy” on June 15. Beginning today, all sectors listed in the current Blueprint Activities and Business Tier chart may return to “usual operations” with limited exceptions while following these general public health recommendations:
- No capacity limitations
- No physical distancing for those who are fully vaccinated
- Face mask requirements to follow CDPH’s Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings
- Travel restrictions to follow the CDC’s recommendations and the CDPH's Travel Advisory, both of which recommend being fully vaccinated before resuming domestic travel
- Verification of fully vaccinated status or pre-entry negative test result will be required to attend “Indoor Mega Events” (those with crowds of greater than 5,000 attendees in indoor venues). For “Outdoor Mega Events” (those with crowds of greater than 10,000 attendees in outdoor venues), verification of fully vaccinated status or pre-entry negative test result will be strongly recommended, and attendees who do not verify vaccination status should be asked to wear face coverings
Businesses may choose to:
- Provide information to all patrons, guests and attendees regarding vaccination requirements and allow vaccinated individuals to self-attest that they are in compliance prior to entry
- Implement vaccine verification to determine whether individuals are required to wear a mask
- Require all patrons to wear masks
Everyone must still wear masks in the workplace, on public transit, medical facilities, K-12 schools, correctional facilities and shelters. It is important to note that this workplace guidance is being considered on June 17, 2021 by Cal/OSHA, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, which may lead to a modification of these requirements.
View the County's press release for more details.