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Labor Day – Stay Safe!

Stay Safe Over Labor Day ​

Orange County is now off the state watch list. This means the number of cases is slowly dropping. But the coronavirus is not gone. We still need to follow the rules to stop the spread of this virus.

This weekend is Labor Day. It usually means parties to celebrate the end of summer. Please be extra careful if you are seeing people who don't live with you. Your risk of getting COVID-19 from someone you do not live with increases with the amount of time you spend with them. ​

Here's what you can do to stay safe. ​

  • Limit the size of your gathering
  • Stay outside as much as possible. The coronavirus can float and live in the air up to 3 hours.
  • ​Set out individual plates of food for each person. Do not let guests serve themselves. You want to avoid others from breathing on the food. 

And remember to: ​
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often. You may want to place hand sanitizer by the food and other places.
  • ​Stay at least 6 feel apart from people you do not live with. People can have COVID-19 and have no symptoms. 
  • Wear a face covering or mask in public places. Wear one at gathering where you can't be 6 feet away from others. Be sure the face covering or mask covers both your mouth and your nose. ​

How can I keep myself and my family safe?

How can I keep myself and my family safe?

Keep doing all of the things you have been doing to stay safe.
  • Do not gather with people you do not live with.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Do not go out if you have been with someone who is sick.
  • Wear a face covering.
  • Keep at least 6 feet away from others outside your family.
  • Wash hands often.
  • Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not possible.
  • Stay outdoors if possible.
  • Do as many things as you can to keep yourself and your family safe. This will help reduce the spread of the disease.

What are my chances of getting COVID-19? 

It is best to avoid seeing people you do not live with. But if you need to see others, your chance of getting the virus is higher if:

  • You see and visit a lot of people like at a party, wedding, or barbeque.
  • The people you are with are not staying 6 feet away and not wearing face coverings.
  • You spend a long time with others.
  • You are indoors. It is best to visit with others outside. You still need to wear a face covering and stay 6 feet away. 

Who is most at risk for COVID-19?

Some people have a higher chance of getting the disease and needing hospital care.

  • People who are 65 years and older.
  • People who have chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, and cancer.
  • Seniors and persons who have chronic conditions are still advised to stay at home. They should go out only if really needed. Ask friends and family to get what you need.
What to do if I need emergency care? 
  • Go to the ER! Do not delay care due to COVID-19 fear. Hospitals are keeping COVID-19 patients away from all other patients.
  • Call your doctor if it is not an emergency and you need medical care. Your doctor and your care team are here for you. 
Did you lose your employer health insurance due to COVID-19?
  • You have 60 days from the day you lost coverage to get coverage.
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Orange County Clerk-Recorder

Orange County ​Clerk-Recorder Office

The Clerk-Recorder Office is now open​

You will need to make an appointment for some things like a marriage license. Here is a list of their services.  ​

  • Birth and death records
  • Fictitious business names
  • Marriage licenses / records
  • Notary registration
  • Orange County archives
  • Passports - ​No passport services are available at this time. 
  • ​Property records​​​

List of Offices ​

​Every office has different services​​​. Make sure you call or visit the website before you go to the office. This is a list of Orange County offices.

  • ​North County Branch Office ​                                                                            Wells Fargo Building / parking                                                                              222 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite 110                                                                          Anaheim, CA 92805   ​
  • ​South County Branch Office                          ​​​​                                                 Laguna Hills Civic Center                                                                                     24031 El Toro Road, Suite 150                                                                       Laguna Hills, CA 92653   
  • ​Old County Courthouse                          ​                                                             211​​​West Santa Ana Blvd.                                                                                   Santa Ana, CA 92701        
  • ​County Administration South                                                                              601 N. Ross Street                                                                                               Santa Ana, CA 72701
  • ​County Community Service Center                                                                 15460 Magnolia Street                                                                               Westminster, CA 92683                                ​                                                     Closed until further notice. 

​For more information or to make an appointment: 

Phone: 714-834-2500

Hours: ​8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

​Website: ​ ​​​​​​

News for Pet Owners

News for Pet Owners

Coronavirus is the virus that causes COVID-19. 
  • Coronavirus has been found in some pets like dogs and cats.  
  • This means that people who have the disease may be able to spread it to their pets.
  • Experts do not think the virus can be spread from the pet to a person. So far, there is no evidence of this.
  • Experts also do not think that the virus can make your pet sick. So far, there is no evidence of this, either. 

However, just to be on the safe side, here's what experts recommend. 

If you or someone in your house has COVID-19:

  • Keep your pets away from anyone in the house who has the virus.
  • Avoid dog parks.
  • Do not allow your dog to be around people who do not live in your home. 

Face Covering for Children

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Face  Covering for Children

A face covering can help you and others around you stay healthy
  • Wear your face covering when you are in public. This includes the store, pharmacy, and other places where there are many people. 
  • Children 2 years old and older should also wear a face covering in public. Make sure children 2 to 5 years old can wear a face covering correctly and safely. They must be able to wear it and breathe easily. 

New COVID-19 Symptoms

New COVID-19 Symptoms

Watch for symptoms – Some have been added

People with COVID-19 can have many symptoms. There are new symptoms that were just added to the list. Here is a full list of how you might feel if you have COVID-19.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Constant shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain 
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

When to see a doctor

Call a doctor if you have any of these danger signs.

  • Trouble breathing
  • Pain or pressure in the chest
  • A sense of confusion that feels new
  • Being unable to wake up
  • Bluish lips or face.

If you have any other symptoms that worry you, please call your doctor.
If you have an emergency, call 911.