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Communicable Disease Control

The Communicable Disease Control unit’s medical directors, public health nurses, and epidemiologists investigate individual cases and outbreaks of reported communicable disease (see List of Reportable Diseases) per the State of California Code of Regulations. We monitor disease trends, and often provide current statistics and other information to doctors, hospitals, the public and news media. For more information or CD reporting 24/7 call 714-834-8180, you can also email us at epi@ochca.com.


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County Health Officer Issues Amended Orders and Strong Recommendations to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19In light of recently-issued industry guidance by the California Department of Public Health and Cal-OSHA regarding places of worship and hair salons, the County Health Officer today issued amended Health Officer's Orders and strong recommendations to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Orange County as more businesses move toward re-opening. They revise and supersede the May 23, 2020 Orders and recommendations.
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John Wayne Airport Posts April 2020 StatisticsAirline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in April 2020 as compared with April 2019. In April 2020, the Airport served 25,313 passengers, a decrease of 97.2% when compared with the April 2019 passenger traffic count of 899,186.
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County of Orange Moves into Stage Two of California’s Resiliency RoadmapToday the State of California has approved the County of Orange's plan to accelerate local businesses into Stage Two. The County was able to successfully demonstrate that Orange County meets the State’s required metrics as outlined in the California Resiliency Roadmap.
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County Health Officer Issues New Order and Strong Recommendations to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19The County Health Officer today issued a new Health Officer's Order and additional strong recommendations to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Orange County as more businesses move toward re-opening.
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County of Orange Launches Back2business Initiative to Help Small Businesses Meet Social Distancing GuidelinesIn partnership with 3D Event Designer, the County of Orange is launching the Back2Business Initiative program to help local small businesses impacted by COVID-19 safely reopen by meeting local, state and federal social distancing guidelines.
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