Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information FOUNTAIN VALLEY

The City of Fountain Valley is closely monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak. Below are some resources and actions the City has taken. We will continue to evaluate and update as more information developed at the state and federal level.

RESOURCES

Meal Program for Children - Fountain Valley School District

EOC Press Release #35 - Orange County Community Services Implements Economic & Business Recovery Call Center 03-30-2020

EOC Press Release #34 - State of California Health Order Remains in Effect Throughout Orange County 03-30-2020

EOC Press Release #32 - County Releases City Data of Reported COVID-19 Cases, https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/coronavirus-in-oc 03-27-2020

EOC Press Release #30 - Toll Free Hotline for COVID-19 is 1-833-426-6411. 03-27-2020

EOC Press Release #24 - Closure of OC Parks Areas 03-24-2020

EOC Press Release #021 - Text Message Alerts 03-23-2020

EOC Press Release #014 - What OC Residents Should Know about State Public Health Order 03.19.2020

Governor’s Stay at Home Order - 03.19.2020

Amended County Health Order - Revised 03.18.2020

EOC Press Release #007 - Public Health Order 03.17.2020

EOC Press Release #008 - County Health Order 03.17.2020

California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Resource Page – This page has the most up to date and official State of California information, cases, data, tips and more from the state of California.

Superior Courts of California, Orange County - Court closure due to COVID-19 03.20.2020

http://www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus - The Health Referral Line is taking questions from the community about COVID-19 daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (800) 564-8448

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/New-Release-2020.aspx

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/

CDPH Guidance Doc - https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/Gathering_Guidance_03.11.20.pdf

Governor’s Statement - https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/03/11/california-public-health-experts-mass-gatherings-should-be-postponed-or-canceled-statewide-to-slow-the-spread-of-covid-19/

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2020 0318 - City Closure Announcement

CALIFORNIA UPDATED GUIDELINES

Notice of Regulatory Relief

Pursuant to the Constitution of the State of California, Article XX, Section 22, and in furtherance of Governor Newsom’s emergency declarations and orders regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is temporarily suspending enforcement of specific legal prohibitions. The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has granted temporary waivers for off-site consumption imposed through Type 41 and 47 alcohol licenses: https://www.abc.ca.gov/notice-of-regulatory-relief/. This allows those restaurants WITH licenses to provide alcohol service along with to-go meals and via drive-thru windows.

Governor Gavin Newsom’s Stay at Home Order, https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/ - 03.19.2020

Fountain Valley is tracking California’s updated coronavirus recommendations announced March 15 by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Here is a summary:

Bars, craft breweries, nightclubs, wineries and wine bars: recommended to close, presumably through March 31 in accordance with the governor’s public gatherings direction from March 11. The March 31 date could be extended. This will impact craft breweries, bars, wine bars and related businesses in Fountain Valley.

Restaurants: recommended to stay open but limit occupancy by half and allow more space among patrons. Restaurants should also lean on delivery services as much as possible.

Seniors 65 and older and those with chronic medical conditions: recommended to stay at home and minimize contact with others as much as possible through at least March 31.

Homeless: the state of California is looking at potentially using hotels and motels as temporary shelters for those on the streets statewide. There is no clear direction, and the state is aware of local concerns, including potentially having these spaces as needed for patients.

Grocery stores, drugstores, health services providers and other essential services: remain open and continue operations as usual.

To help understand what this means, these guidelines are state recommendations, not mandates, but come with strong urging and expectation of being followed by the governor’s office and the California Department of Public Health.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

March 31, 2020

City Hall and City facilities anticipate to reopen on May 1, 2020. We will update if that changes. City services will continue to be available online, via email and/or telephone during the COVID-19 crisis. 

March 30, 2020

Planning and Building Department will be available by appointment only. City services will continue to be available online, via email and/or telephone during the COVID-19 crisis.

City Manager Emergency Waiver

On March 30, 2020, the City Manager of the City of Fountain Valley issued the following emergency order:

  • During this COVID-19 emergency, it shall not be deemed a violation of any City approval regulating the sale of alcohol for an approved Type 41 and/or Type 47 license holder to sell alcohol from an eating and drinking establishment in conjunction with to-go food orders in conformance with ABC’s temporary emergency waiver. This order does not waive any condition of approval that is not specifically addressed by the ABC emergency waiver, including, but not limited to, hours of operation. This action shall not apply to Type 41 and/or Type 47 license holders that are deemed to be non-compliant with ABC’s temporary emergency waiver, other COVID-19 related emergency orders, and other conditions of approval not related to the off-site sale of alcohol by the Chief of Police or Planning and Building Director.
  • The Chief of Police and Planning and Building Director shall have the authority to ensure that this order is being implemented in accordance with state and local laws. The Chief of Police and Planning and Building Director shall have authority to require any license holder to comply with any and all City approvals, including conditional use permit terms and conditions, when it is deemed necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.
  • The regulatory relief granted herein shall terminate when: (a) the local emergency proclaimed on March 17, 2020, is no longer in effect; or (b) the Governor’s order restricting on-site dining is no longer in effect.

March 27, 2020

Press Release on County City Data of Reported COVID-19 Cases and Toll Free Hot Line. Fountain Valley has five (5) COVID-19 cases today.

March 26, 2020

Click here to locate Fountain Valley eateries during COVID-19 crisis - only pick-up or delivery. 

March 25, 2020

In order to keep your household sewer pipes and the City’s sewer system flowing smoothly, it’s important to remember to only flush the 3 P’s: Pee, Poop and toilet Paper

March 23, 2020

Rest assured, Your Tap Water is Safe and Reliable. Questions, contact PW Department at (714) 593-4600. Click here to see flyer.

March 20, 2020

The City of Fountain Valley waives banner permit fees during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for Press Release. The City also encourage the community to continue to support take-out and delivery restaurants. To access a list of Fountain Valley restaurants, please click here.

March 19, 2020

The City of Fountain Valley activated the Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday, March 18 at 1 p.m. Click here for Press Release.

March 18, 2020

To protect Public Health & Safety, City Hall and all City facilities are closed to the public effective immediately following Tuesday’s executive order from the Orange County Healthcare Agency. We anticipate reopening on April 1, 2020. 

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this closure causes; however, during this closure period the City will continue to provide limited services to our valued citizens and customers. We are available by phone, email, and through the web. Click here for Press Release.

March 17, 2020

Fountain Valley City Council formally declared a Local Emergency at the City Council Meeting on March 17, 2020. This declaration is a proactive administrative action that allows the City to access state and federal funding to help contain the spread of the virus.

The Police Chief has announced that the City of Fountain Valley has suspended street sweeping enforcement through the end of March. Sweeping operations will continue.

March 16, 2020

City Hall will remain open to serve the public. There is a City Council Meeting on March 17th at 6 p.m. If you wish to attend the City Council meeting in person, the City Council Chambers located at 10200 Slater Avenue, Fountain Valley, California 92708, will be open for this meeting and the public shall have the right to observe and offer public comment at this location. While you may attend this meeting in person, given the health risks associated with COVID-19, if you choose to stay at home, the City wants you to know that you can submit your comments and questions in writing for City Council consideration by sending them to the City Clerk at rick.miller@fountainvalley.org. To give the City Council adequate time to review your questions and comments, please submit your written comments prior to 4:00 p.m., March 17, 2020.

If you have traveled internationally and/or you have had direct contact with someone who has traveled internationally or tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), or you are experiencing symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, fever, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms, please DO NOT ATTEND this meeting in person. You may view the meeting live on FOUNTAIN VALLEY TV (SPECTRUM CHANNEL 3, AT&T U-VERSE CHANNEL 99 and FRONTIER/FIOS CHANNEL 21) AND ONLINE AT https://www.fountainvalley.org/213/Watch-FV-Television.

If you are in the group of individuals who may be most vulnerable to COVID-19, including those over the age of 60 and those with underlying health conditions, including but not limited to lung, heart, immune-compromised, diabetes, or other conditions that could interfere with your ability to fight COVID-19, please consider carefully before attending this meeting in person and keep a six-foot distance from others as much as possible.

Public Works: There are no concerns about water. The City of Fountain Valley wants to assure our customers that the water at your tap continues to be of the highest quality and 100% safe to drink. The COVID-19 has no impact on the quality of your drinking water and there is no need to use bottled water as a substitute.

The Recreation Center and the Center at Founders Village:  At this time, the Recreation and Community Services Department will be taking the necessary steps to ensure public access to essential services while adhering to the recommendations below to limit potential exposure and community spread of the Covid-19 Virus.  The state recommendations include postponing or cancelling large gatherings of 50 people or more, postponing or cancelling smaller gatherings in venues that do not allow social distancing at least through March 31. High risk individuals 65+ are recommended to self-isolate at this time.

CDPH Guidance Doc - https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Guidance.aspx#

The Recreation Center will remain open at this time. The Senior Center will be closed for non-essential programs and activities.

Congregate Meal service provided by Senior Serv will remain active with an amended service delivery model. Home cook/microwave meals will be provided onsite for participants to take home. Home delivered meals will continue as well.  Hop On Senior Transportation will remain active.

Contract classes scheduled to end by March 20 will be permitted to operate through their scheduled end date. However, we will work with any contractors or participants on a prorated refund should they wish to cancel their classes effective immediately. Upcoming Spring Contract Class schedules will be addressed following the recommended postponement date of March 31 or as the situation progresses.

The following programs will be cancelled/postponed effective March 14 until further guidance is provided by the CDPH or OCHCA*;

  • Senior Special Events, Groups and Classes hosted at The Center at Founders Village with 10 or more participants ages 60+
  • St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon
  • Senior Club
  • Bridge Clubs
  • Exercise and Social Clubs
  • Contract Classes (after March 20)
  • Senior Softball League
  • City Wide Special Events and Facility Rentals with more than 50 participants without the necessary space for the recommended social distancing;
  • Coaches Vs. Kids End of Season Basketball Game
  • Youth Basketball Skills Clinic
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Ragnar Relay

*Other events and programs may be cancelled as the situation unfolds or amended recommendations are made.

Private events scheduled at indoor and outdoor City facilities (such as facility rentals, church services and sports leagues) may continue at the discretion of the organizers pending they adhere to the states recommendations.

For additional information, check the Memo from the Community Services Director, Rob Frizzelle, here:  https://www.fountainvalley.org/DocumentCenter/View/10958/

February 11, 2020

The World Health Organization announced COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as the official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.

SCHOOLS

Fountain Valley School District schools will be closed from Monday, March 16 to Friday, April 17, 2020. For more information, you can go to this link, https://www.fvsd.us/apps/pages/coronavirus.

Fountain Valley High School will be closed from March 16 to Friday, April 17, 2020. For more information, you can go to this link, https://www.fvhs.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=921297&type=d&pREC_ID=1848836.

Los Amigos High School will be closed from Monday, March 16 to Friday, April 3. For more information, you can go to this link, https://www.losamigoshs.com/.

The Fountain Valley School District Food Services program will provide an opportunity for families to drive through and pick up free lunch meals for any child 18 and under at three different locations. Meals will be provided for free regardless of what school they attend or if they receive free, reduced or paid status lunch. https://www.fountainvalley.org/DocumentCenter/View/11003/