City of Huntington Beach Updates

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Guidelines for Houses of Worship

All of the health and safety guidelines and mandates from

the CDC

our state government

Orange County Board of Health.

Key Health Guidelines

• Wash your hands
• Stay home when you are feeling ill
• Wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds
• Cover your face when sneezing and coughing
• Wash your hands with soap or 60% alcohol hand sanitizer
• Clean and disinfect all food prep and serving areas, bathrooms, doorknobs, handrails and other common area surfaces
• Wash your hands after contact with public places
• Drink water or hot liquids every 15 minutes
• Wash your hands

Loving Our Neighbor (Ways To Help)

If you want to help out, here is a list of local, national, and international organizations that are working to ensure food, aid, and medical supplies are delivered to those who need it.

Offer Assistance to Your Neighbors. Do you know someone in your neighborhood who needs assistance?

  • Consider leaving a note for someone who is home-bound especially those who are living alone or parents who are now home with kids.
  • Just say “Hello” and see if they are okay and/or need assistance.
  • If you are comfortable, leave your phone number and an offer to provide help (groceries, health supplies, etc.).
  • If you’re not able to meet a specific need, direct your neighbors to the following local resources:
    • Orange County Community Resources: 800-510-2020 – specifically for seniors.
    • Dial 2-1-1 – This is the Orange County resource number to connect with organizations for housing, food, and other needs.

Can you sew? Make surgical masks for Orange Coast Memorial Hospital. Joann’s Fabrics is offering both the supplies and the guide to do this for FREE.

  • For more info, use this link: joann.com/make-to-give-response/
  • When to donate: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • Where to donate: The donation station in front of the Health and Wellness Pavilion, 18035 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
  • Following these same guidelines, Orange Coast Memorial Hospital also is seeking donations of new or unused
    • N95 masks (sometimes called respirators),
    • Eye protection including face shields and safety goggles,
    • Disposable gowns, Disposable gloves, especially non-latex
    • Disposable surgical caps, Disposable foot covers
    • Wipes: bleach or antimicrobial
    • Hand sanitizer

Give Blood, Save a Life. Red Cross Blood Drive at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

  • Tuesday, March 31st from 1PM to 7PM (Sign-ups needed after 2PM)
  • Go to 12301 Magnolia Street, Garden Grove, CA
  • Contact: [email protected]

Help the Hungry. Support our local Food Bank. The Orange County Food Bank needs financial donations to support the purchase of food to help anyone who is going hungry at this time.

  • They are also seeking volunteers to help with sorting and distribution of food to those in need.
  • Find out more about how you can support the OC Food Bank: ocfoodbank.org/contribute/

Second Harvest Food Bank: Orange County’s largest food bank, Second Harvest, is now delivering volunteer-packed boxes of shelf-stable food items, such as pasta, peanut butter, and canned goods, as people quarantine or restrict movement outside their homes. There are also more specific ways to volunteer:

  • Be a part of their Harvest Truck Brigade – a team of volunteer-driven pickup trucks that we will be text dispatched daily from their distribution center to pantry, senior, and school sites. Second Harvest is beginning to collect their list of volunteers and will build to approximately 100+ vehicles in order to prepare for potential demand.
  • Join their Field Distribution Team. Be a volunteer in the field that will be text dispatched to assemble and support their “Box Drop” sites in the community. They need several hundred volunteers at the ready.
  • To volunteer for these crucial tasks, go here: feedoc.org/volunteer

Finding An AA/Al-Anon Meeting in the midst of COVID-19: For those looking for an AA or Al-Anon meeting, use this link: https://oc-aa.org/VIRUS.htm

Feeding America: This organization helps feed communities and individuals facing hunger across the United States through a nationwide network of food banks.

No Kid Hungry: With coronavirus forcing mass school closures across the country, millions of children are losing the daily meals they depend on. No Kid Hungry uses donations to send emergency grants to food banks and local community groups. It diverts resources to feed kids in the hardest-hit communities. The organization also has plans in place to ensure families know how to find food while schools are closed and making sure kids get three meals a day.

Meals on Wheels: This organization delivers meals to the country’s elderly population. Many of its local programs are struggling with the additional costs of delivering meals during the outbreak. For Orange County, please go here: mealsonwheelsoc.org

Save the Children: This international organization is helping to protect vulnerable children and families by training health teams across the world on protection and prevention. The organization is supplying personal protective equipment and other supplies to help health staffers on the front lines of fighting the outbreaks.

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