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The following information is being shared on behalf of the Orange County Health Care Agency
ORDERS AND STRONG RECOMMENDATIONSOF THE COUNTY OF ORANGE HEALTH OFFICER[ISSUED May 22, 2020]
Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code sections 101040, 120175, and 120130, the County of Orange Health Officer ORDERS AND RECOMMENDS AS FOLLOWS:
Effective 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020, and continuing until further notice, the following shall be in effect in unincorporated and incorporated territories of Orange County, California:
a) Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms shall isolate themselves until: (i) at least 3 days (72 hours) after they have recovered, meaning their fever has resolved without use of fever-reducing medications and their respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved; AND (ii) at least 10 days has elapsed from when their symptoms first appeared.b) Individuals who have a positive COVID-19 PCR laboratory test result and are without COVID-19 symptoms shall isolate themselves for 10 days from the date when the specimen for the positive COVID-19 PRC laboratory test result was obtained.
a) Received a positive COVID-19 PCR laboratory test result; and/orb) Been informed by a physician that he or she is likely to have COVID-19 and/or;c) Signs and symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 (i.e., new onset of fever, cough, shortness of breath or trouble breathing).
a) Quarantine themselves in their home or another residence until 14 days from the last date that they were in close contact with a person that has been diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19.
a) Performed a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan;b) Trained employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them;c) Implemented individual control measures and screenings;d) Implemented disinfecting protocols; ande) Implemented physical distancing guidelines.
Effective 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020, and continuing until further notice, the following shall be in effect in unincorporated and incorporated territories in Orange County, California:
REASONS FOR THE ORDER AND STRONG RECOMMENDATIONS