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: August 6, 2020
County Announces SafeDineOC Restaurant Campaign: Today, the County of Orange announced their SafeDineOC COVID-Safe Restaurant Campaign to incentivize Orange County restaurants to follow California Department of Public Health guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Restaurant owners may apply for a $1,000 grant per restaurant location for taking steps to create a COVID-safe environment for their customers and employees. Restaurants that apply and are approved will be added to a list of COVID-safe eateries organized by city that will be available to consumers on the SafeDineOC website. More information about this program can also be found on the website.
Updated: August 4, 2020
State of California Releases Updated Youth Sports Guidance: The California Department of Public Health released guidance for youth sports activities to re-open including school-based, club and recreational programs. View the guidance document at COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Youth Sports. All youth sports and physical education in Orange County must follow state guidance of physical distancing and safety protocols. Other guidance highlights include:
- Youth sports and physical education will be permitted only when the physical distancing of at least six feet can be maintained and a stable cohort such as a class is maintained.
- Activities should take place outside to the maximum extent practicable.
- Tournaments, events and competitions or any outdoor or indoor youth sports activities requiring close contact are not yet permitted under the state’s guidance.
June 11, 2020: Brea Mayor Marty Simonoff updates the community on businesses re-opening, the County's updated health order and the Brea community re-opening.