Orange County has opened up free Covid-19 testing to essential workers and persons who are asymptomatic but have had exposure and cannot receive a test from their doctor.
California has pushed efforts in the last week to procure medical supplies, address at risk populations and set-up alternative care sites to take pressure off healthcare facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have touched on California's current reported numbers, ethnicity breakdowns, testing in the state, medical facilities, at risk populations, jobs, businesses and a list of current suspensions and moratoriums.
Fountain Valley is waiving banner permit fees for businesses during quarantine. On March 23 the city of Fountain Valley posted a press release to their website saying the city will waive a $55 banner permit fee for businesses that want to apply for banners.
Covid-19 tests are in short supply around the country and those suspected of being infected have been asked to call health agencies before showing up at facilities. If you feel you have symptoms related to covid-19 or have been exposed, here's what happens when you call your health provider to get a covid-19 test.
Fountain Valley City Manager, Rob Houston tells Experience FV city services will continue to operate and serve residents during quarantine. On Tuesday, March 18 the City of Fountain Valley published a press release stating they have activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). This action will establish communication with the city and the local EOC.
Fountain Valley School District (FVSD) will continue essential learning under a fluid basis. The FVSD received guidance from the California Department of Public Health to determine what activities are essential and non-essential during the covid19 pandemic.
UPDATE: March 13th 7:40pm The Board of Trustees has voted to close down all schools in the FVUSD CLICK HERE to learn more. Mark Johnson, Fountain Valley School District Superintendent, sent an e-mail today to parents informing them of an emergency board meeting about possible school closures today at 5:30 pm. The e-mail stated, "This morning, we were informed that LAUSD, LBUSD, SDUSD, as well as several other school districts throughout the state have made the decision to close schools, effective Monday, March 16 2020. We have scheduled an emergency board meeting for this evening at 5:30 pm to
Orange Coast Medical Center MemorialCare and Fountain Valley Regional Hospital have established protocol for Fountain Valley residents with possible exposure to coronavirus. Experience FV spoke with local hospital representatives and the main takeaway hospitals want you to know is to call them before coming into the facility and to practice good hygiene and sanitation.
Orange County residents protested in front of Santa Ana's federal courthouse in attempts to block the February 20th injunction to transfer 50 coronavirus patients to Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa.