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You can sign up for text message alerts about COVID-19 in OC

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Residents can now sign up to receive text message updates related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Orange County. To opt-in for this service, text OCCOVID19 to 888777.

The County of Orange Emergency Operations Center (EOC) joined forces with Everbridge Nixle to launch this one-way alert system as an additional option for community members to receive the latest news and resources related to COVID-19. Text message updates will be provided daily from the County EOC during its activation.

Residents who have questions about an update can call the County’s public information line at 714-628-7085 between 9 am and 6 pm daily. 

You can also find important, timely information via the City’s dedicated webpage at https://cityofmissionviejo.org/covid-19.

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Submitted by Anne Rocha on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 8:44 pm

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Thank you for all of the support from our EMT, health officials, nurses, doctors, and all front line medical personnel supporting our community. Do we know the number of positive tested corona virus members of our community at this time? Thank you.

Submitted by City Staff on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 9:25 pm

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Currently the cities are not provided in the total count but beginning Friday, March 27, the County of Orange will post that information. The County has provided some explanation around the reporting.

1. City case data is reflective of where cases live; this does not necessarily reflect where transmission occurred.

2. If a city is not listed as having a COVID-19 resident or shows low numbers of total cases, this does not indicate that the risk of transmission is low.

3. 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.

4. Because transmission occurs throughout the county, it is important for all residents to practice social distancing as directed by the Governor and the Orange County Health Officer regardless of case count in their 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.

We anticipate the information will be posted on the County's website here: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/coronavirus-in-oc.

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