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COVID-19 Hotline Number Established

Orange County Judge John Gothia followed Governor Abbott’s executive order on Thursday with an Emergency Declaration for the county. Gothia said his declaration will closely follow the details of the executive order from the governor. Like the governor’s executive order, Gothia’s Emergency Declaration goes into effect at 11:59 PM on Friday, March 20.

Orange County is also establishing a phone number that citizens can call if they suspect they may have contracted COVID-19. Gothia indicated the phone line, (409) 550-2536, will go into effect at 8:00 AM on Friday.

The screening process begins with the phone call. Individuals will be screened for qualifications to determine if they will be tested at one of the facilities doing COVID-19 testing in the area. “If you make it through the screening that says you have it, you’ll be assigned a number and an appointment time and location of where you will take your test,” Gothia concluded.

https://kogt.com/hotline-number-established/

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Library – Curbside Circulation Services

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020:

To facilitate social distancing, the Orange Public Library will be doing curbside circulation services only.

The library offers four  options for patrons to request books for checkout:

  1. Online reserves or requests (go to orangetexaslibrary.com and select catalog)
  2. By email (orangelibrary@orangetx.org)
  3. By phone (409-883-1086)
  4. In person

**Patrons will be limited to 5 items per person, and 10 per family.

** Patrons must be specific in their requests, as staff will not be selecting titles.

This will be first come/call/email, first serve, and could require a short wait.

In addition, patrons are encouraged to use digital library services:

  1. eBooks & digital audiobooks using the SimplyE, Libby & Overdrive apps.
  2. Online databases available through the Library’s webpage.

In addition, due to the cancellation of the Library’s Annual Book Sale, books will be available (at no cost) with a limit of 3 per person.

For more information, call 409-883-1086. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet for Business

Businesses and/or private non-profits that may have been impacted by COVID-19 are able to submit an Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet for Business. For example, any large event, conference or gathering that was cancelled due to concerns over CoVID19 which causes a loss of business; or any business that may be impacted negatively economically due to concerns of CoVID19.

A worksheet may be found at the following link:

http://www.orangetexas.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Economic-Injury-Worksheet-051410.pdf

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Event & Meeting Cancellations

Based on an abundance of caution, the City of Orange has made the decision to cancel/postpone the following meetings and events:

  • Family Fun & Food Fest – March 21 – CANCELLED
  • Art in the Park – April 4 – POSTPONED
  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt – April 10 – CANCELLED
  • Family Game Night – CANCELLED THROUGH APRIL 30
  • Cookies and Coloring – CANCELLED THROUGH APRIL 30
  • Public Hearing – March 24 –  CANCELLED

In an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC along with Orange County have advised against gatherings of 50 people or more.  Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County, the City of Orange is taking precautionary measures to reduce unnecessary risks.

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Press Release (2) – COVID-19 – SPANISH

A las 8 a.m. el 17 de marzo de 2020,
El juez del condado de Orange, John Gothia, emitio una declaracion de desastre y una orden de emergencia limitar la exposicion de nuestros ciudadanos al coronavirus COVID-19 y frenar la propagacion de la enfermedad. Los alcaldes del condado de Orange apoyan la decision del juez. (Ambos documentos se pueden encontrar en el sitio web del condado http://www.co.orange.tx.us/.) 

Primero, cualquier persona que sospeche que puede haber estado expuesto a COVID-19 debe llamar a su medico o proveedor medico. No vaya al consultorio del medico o al centro medico sin antes llamar. Durante la llamada telefonica, se le haran algunas preguntas para determinar si necesita un examen adicional. Si no tiene un medico o centro medico regular, puede llamar 409-246-5188 para mas informacion sobre los acciones que debe tomar. Segundo, lo que el juez y los alcaldes estan ordenando a todos que hagan es “Administrar los 50”. Esto sigue las recomendaciones del Centro de Control y Prevencion de Enfermedades de ninguna reunion de mas de 50 personas en un intento por limitar la posible propagacion de COVID-19. Gestionar los 50 es la idea de utilizar una variedad de metodos para limitar el tamano de los grupos por debajo de 50. 

No se cierran negocios, pero se les pide que “administren los 50”. Se solicita a los gerentes de propietarios de negocios y al publico que consideren las formas de mantener a las multitudes por debajo de los 50, tal uso del ventanilla de auto-servicio o hacer negocios en linea. Cada edificio es unico. Las areas mas pequenas tienen menos espacio que las areas mas grandes, por lo que las personas estaran mas juntas en el area mas pequena, o las personas pueden estar separadas con paredes o pasillos de oficina.Por lo tanto, no hay una solucion que cubra cada situacion. Si evertyone considera como “administrar los 50”, deberia haber algunas soluciones viables para alcanzar este objetivo. Se puede encontrar orientacion adicional para “Administrar los 50” en la declaracion de desastre y la orden de emergencia del Condado de Orange. 

Recuerde que si no se siente bien, quedese en casa, no se congregue en multitudes de mas de cincuenta personas y continue monitoreando las noticias locales para actualizaciones

 

No se han confirmado casos de COVID-19 en el Condado de Orange. Vamos a trabajar todos juntos para matenerlo asi. 

Mas informacion y precauciones adicionales con respecto al virus estan disponibles en linea en los sitios web del Centro de Control y Prevencion de Enfermedades y del Servicios de Salud Humanos  o la Cuidad de Orange

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/

https://www.co.orange.tx.us/.

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