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Orange County Launches COVID-19 Testing Network; Issues Guidance on Face Coverings

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Orange County Increases COVID-19 Testing

This week, the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) launched its OC COVID-19 Testing Network, which coordinates and expands testing across several locations in Orange County. Each location has the capacity to test 100 residents daily.  The OCHCA also announced plans to continue expanding the Network next month, adding several locations and increasing testing capacity.

At this time, tests are only available to residents who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and cannot receive testing through their health care provider.  Eligible residents will be tested at no cost; however, their insurance may be billed.  Currently all locations are administering FDA-approved PCR “swab” tests to detect current infections.   Please note that PCR tests are not blood tests that detect antibodies from past or current COVID-19 infections. 

Residents must schedule an appointment in advance to be tested.  To make an appointment and find the nearest location, visit https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-testing-and-screening or call (800) 564-8448. 

Face Coverings Now Required for Certain Employees

The County of Orange announced that face coverings will be mandatory for certain employees, beginning April 24.  This requirement applies to employees of any grocery store, restaurant, food preparation establishment, drug store, convenience store, gas station, or other retail store where there is regular, direct contact with the public.  In addition, the County continues to strongly recommend all residents to wear face coverings when leaving home for essentials services. 

Please note that face coverings are not meant to be a substitute for social distancing or hand washing practices, which are still the best ways to prevent COVID-19 infections.  However, they can limit its transmission to protect our most vulnerable residents.  Face coverings are not N95 or surgical masks, which should be reserved for medical professionals.  Instead, they are typically reusable and washable fabric masks that can be made at home.  Easy instructions to make your own are available on www.HBready.com.

For more information about City updates and services during the pandemic, please call our HB Ready Call Center at (714) 536-5511 or visit our COVID-19 website at www.HBready.com.

Link to Press Release PDF Here

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The City of Huntington Beach is committed to keeping our community and visitors informed of current events in our community. The purpose of this page is to foster transparency and increase the sharing of information. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Huntington Beach will make every effort to to update this page when updates are received from our local, state and federal partners.

Postponed/Canceled Events

The following events in the City of Huntington Beach have been postponed or cancelled. The City is actively working with event promoters to hold these events in the future.


August 24-September 13 – US Open

September 5 – 6 – Civil War Days

September 18 – 20 – Great Pacific Airshow

October 1-4 – AVP


May 9-10 – Sunset Beach Art Festival

Weekly Surf City Nights


September 12 – Cruise in Car Show

October 11 – Cars and Copters

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Who Is Considered Higher Risk?

Older Adults (People aged 65 and older)
People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lung Disease

Watch for symptons & What Should You Do?

  • Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath
  • If you develop emergency warning signs of COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to arouse
    • Bluish lips or face
  • If you feel like you are developing symptoms.
  • Stay home and call your doctor
  • Call your healthcare provider and let them know about your symptoms.
  • If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home.  Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.
  • Get medical attention immediately if you have any of the emergency warning signs listed.

What can you do if you have a family member or friend who is at higher risk?

  • Ensure that they have enough supplies on hand and offer to help them get more if needed.
  • Know what medications they are taking and see if you can help them have extra on hand.
  • Communicate regularly with neighbors, friends, and family to support them.
  • Be cognizant of people visiting their home and inform them what to do to stay safe.
    • Stay home
    • Avoid touching high traffic surfaces in public places.
    • Social distancing
  • If you are feeling ill please avoid visiting.