The City of Placentia places the health and well-being of its residents, visitors and businesses as its top priority. That is why, considering directives by Governor Gavin Newsom, the California Department of Public Health and Orange County Health Care Agency, the City is proceeding with several cancelations, postponements and closures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). These actions are especially targeted to protecting people who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. The City of Placentia will be undertaking the following immediate measures through March 31, 2020:
• Closure of the following community facilities: Powell Building, Aguirre Building, Koch Park Gymnasium, Gomez Community Center, and Backs Community Building.• Cancellation of all recreational and sports programs• Cancellation of all facility rentals• The Placentia Police Department front public lobby and counter will be closed• All Commission and Committee meetings will be canceled
The City of Placentia is implementing these actions due to the advice of federal, state and county health agencies. Timely implementation of aggressive strategies that create social distance has proven effective in prior pandemics at delaying rates of transmission and reducing illness and death. Smaller gatherings held in venues that do not allow social distancing of six feet per person should be postponed or canceled. Gatherings of individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should be limited to no more than 10 people.
At this time, all questions regarding Coronavirus should be directed to the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA). HCA has established a Health Referral Line and is taking questions from the public at (800) 564-8558, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Additional information can be found at www.ocgov.com/gov/health.
The situation with COVID-19 is evolving, and the City will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments accordingly. Please continue to visit our website for continual updates.