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, with appointments encouraged. 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 and temperature checks 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 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 State has released a new "Blueprint for a Safer Economy" to re-open businesses. Visit the website to see which business sectors are able to re-open in certain Counties.
Updated: May 18, 2021
Orange County Moves to Yellow Tier on Wednesday, May 19: Today the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that effective Wednesday, May 19, Orange County will move into the Yellow Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy after having successfully achieved Yellow Tier metrics for two weeks. This change is a result of improved data in Orange County's COVID-19 case rates, positive tests, health equity quartile, and increased number of vaccinations.
Moving into the Yellow Tier means businesses and activities in Orange County will either be allowed to expand capacity or resume operations, while following modifications within their respective guidance. Some highlights include:
- Restaurants: indoors at 50% capacity (removes the 200-person max capacity limit)
- Movie Theaters: 50% capacity (removes the 200-person max capacity limit)
- Retail: remains open indoors (no COVID-related capacity limits)
- Bars without food: indoors at 25% capacity, or 100 people, whichever is fewer
- Gyms and Fitness Centers: indoors at 50% capacity, saunas & steam rooms open
- Hotels: continue hosting guests; gyms open at 50% capacity, spas open
- Museums: open indoors (no COVID-related capacity limits)
- Indoor Seated Live Events: 25% capacity or 300 people, whichever is fewer
- Shopping Malls: open indoors, common areas re-open, reduced food court capacity
Please continue to keep yourself and our community safe by using best health practices. And if you are ready, take this opportunity to support our local Brea businesses that have been affected by the coronavirus closures.
Updated: May 17, 2021
Existing Mask Guidance to Remain in Place: The California Department of Public Health announced today that California will keep its existing guidance around masks in place until June 15 when the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy is anticipated to be retired. Until then, everyone should continue wearing masks indoors, and those not vaccinated, should wear masks outdoors when unable to distance.
Click here to read more information from the State.