COVID-19 Community Information
The City of Brea values the safety and wellness of the entire community. Since the County of Orange declared a local health emergency on February 26, 2020, City officials have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. This is a rapidly evolving situation; the City will continue to provide updates as we have new information to share. The City will also continue to work closely with its community partners, including the Orange County Health Care Agency and Brea Olinda Unified School District, to be prepared and best able to respond.
As a precaution to reduce community spread of COVID-19, all City facilities are closed for public access until further notice. The City of Brea remains focused on providing services to the community during this COVID-19 pandemic. Although facilities are currently closed for public access, staff remains onsite to assist with business matters by phone or email. To contact a City department, a reference guide is available to download.
At this time, we advise residents and businesses to follow all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as local advisories from the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Care Agency.
The Orange County Health Care Agency has established a health referral line to answer any questions from the public:
800-564-8448, seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
UPDATED: March 27, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Brea: Today, the Orange County Health Care Agency began reporting COVID19 cases by city. As of Friday, March 27, Brea has 1 confirmed case of the County’s reported 321. While this is positive news, we must stay vigilant as a community. Continue to follow public health best practices, stay at home as much as possible, if you need to go outdoors for physical activity, stay in your neighborhood and practice social distancing. Visit the Orange County Health Care Agency’s website for daily details on city-related data.
UPDATED: March 27, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
OC Health Care Agency to Report City-Related COVID-19 Data: Starting today, the Orange County Health Care Agency will begin reporting city-related data for COVID-19 cases. The information will be available on their website, ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus later this afternoon. You may already be seeing some numbers reported on social media. Those numbers are unconfirmed and speculative, at this point. Confirmed numbers will not be available until Friday, when the County releases them.
Please keep the following in mind when you start to see official, city-related data.
- City case data is reflective of where the cases live. That does not necessarily reflect where the transmission occurred.
- City numbers should not be interpreted to reflect where transmission is geographically focused or not, but rather, a reminder that COVID-19 is present in all communities in the county.
- Case counts are not reflective of all disease transmission in any given community because testing is prioritized for those at greatest risk or most sick; asymptomatic and persons with mild disease may not be reflected due to not being tested.
Because transmission is occurring throughout Orange County, it is important for all residents to continue practicing social-distancing, as directed by the Governor and the Orange County Health Officer, regardless of case count in a particular city. Doing so will help to reduce the spread of infection, ease the burden on our hospital and healthcare system, and protect those most vulnerable in our county.