Oct. 2, 2020
Anaheim continues to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

We provide daily updates at Anaheim.net/coronavirus and on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

The newsletter is a weekly summary.

We thank everyone in Anaheim for doing your part to stem the spread of coronavirus in our community and we want you to know that as your city, we're here for you.

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Anaheim cases: 9,254

Anaheim continues to see a stable trend of new daily cases with consistent numbers post-Labor Day and a major decline since July.

Anaheim is at a cumulative 9,254 past, active and recovered cases since reporting by city began in March, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

There were 204 new cases recorded across all of Anaheim's seven ZIP codes in the past seven days, down from 232 a week earlier.

Anaheim has a cumulative total of 874 cases among children ages 18 down to infants.

As of Oct. 2, Anaheim has seen 277 people pass from complications of COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends who have lost someone dear to them.

Anaheim's cumulative cases represent 2.5 percent of our city's total population of 359,339.

The county reports a seven-day average testing positivity rate and seven-day average daily case rate per 100,000 residents for each ZIP code. Both indicators are calculated with a seven day lag and updated every Tuesday.

The rates are calculated by dividing the seven-day daily case average by the ZIP code population then multiplying that by 100,000. For these rates, the county does not include cases among inmates or at skilled nursing facilities. 

On a county level, these are the two indicators used by the state to determine which colored tier Orange County falls into for reopening. State calculations do include skilled nursing facility cases, though.

Here's a look at the latest data by ZIP codes in our city.

92804: southwest Anaheim

Knott Avenue to the west to Euclid Street to the east, and from Lincoln Avenue to the north to Ball Road to the south. The ZIP code is the most populous in Anaheim. It is also home to the most skilled nursing facilities along and near Beach Boulevard.
  • Population: 92,854
  • Total Cases: 2,377
  • Nursing facility cases: 394
  • Deaths: 103 with 66 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 5.7 percent, up from 4.0 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 6.3, up from 4.3 the week prior
92805: central Anaheim

Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway to the west to State College Boulevard, and from the Riverside (91) Freeway to the north to Orangewood Avenue to the south. The ZIP code has the second highest population.
  • Population: 75,069
  • Total Cases: 2,264
  • Nursing facility cases: 65
  • Deaths: 51 with 14 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 7.5 percent, down from 7.9 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 6.5, down from 7.0 the week prior
92801: northwest Anaheim

Western Avenue to the west to East Street to the east, Lincoln Avenue to the south to the Riverside (91) Freeway to the north. The ZIP code is home to third highest population.
  • Population: 63,483
  • Total cases: 1,663
  • Nursing facility cases: 68
  • Deaths: 39 with 15 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 4.1 percent, down from 4.7 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 5.4, up from 4.3 the week prior
92802: central-south Anaheim

Euclid Street to the west to the Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway to the west, and from Lincoln Avenue to the north to Orangewood Avenue to the south. The ZIP code has the fourth largest number of people.
  • Population: 44,456
  • Total cases: 1,174
  • Nursing facility cases: 86
  • Deaths: 47 with 27 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 4.0 percent, down from 6.7 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 4.2, down from 5.5 the week prior
92806: central-east Anaheim

State College Boulevard to the west to Tustin Avenue to the east, and from Orangethorpe Avenue to the north to the Santa Ana River to the south. The ZIP code has the fifth largest number of people.
  • Population: 41,980
  • Total cases: 1,044
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 18
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 6.4 percent, down from 7.9 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 5.4, down from 7.0 the week prior
92807: Anaheim Canyon, part of east Anaheim

Tustin Avenue to the west to Fairmont Boulevard to the east, Orangethorpe Avenue to the north to Serrano Avenue to the south. The area has the sixth most people.
  • Population: 37,119
  • Total cases: 465
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 12
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 4.4 percent, up from 1.4 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 3.8, up from 0.4 the week prior
92808: east Anaheim

Fairmont Boulevard to the west into the eastern open space, from Riverside (91) Freeway to the north to southern city boundary. The ZIP code includes part of Anaheim's eastern open space with no homes and has the fewest people.
  • Population: 21,603
  • Total cases: 206
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: listed as "less than five" since July 4 with three Anaheim deaths now likely assigned to this ZIP code
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 3.9 percent, up from 1.8 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 3.3, up from 1.3 the week prior
Among cities, Santa Ana has the most cases at 10,438, followed by Anaheim at 9,254, Garden Grove at 2,974, Fullerton at 2,532 and Orange at 2,460.

Find daily updates at Anaheim.net/coronavirus and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Orange County cases

As of Oct. 2, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 54,118 cumulative cases of COVID-19.

There were 1,214 new cases recorded across the county in the past seven days.

The seven-day average of new cases reported as of Sept. 18 is 156.

The trend has declined with fluctuations since July 11, when the seven-day average was 862.

Among cases, there are 2,305 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 564 cases among jail inmates and 162 among the county's homeless population.

The county's estimate of those who have recovered from COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus, is at 48,734 people, or 90 percent. 

Orange County has seen 1,281 deaths -- the first of which was reported March 24 -- from complications of COVID-19.

About 37 percent of those were patients at skilled nursing facilities.

While any loss of life is tragic, Orange County's death rate is relatively low at 2 percent.

The county now is at 881,030 total PCR tests completed.

A PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, test is a swab sample that confirms if a person has a current infection.

Orange County moved into the color coded red Tier 2 on Sept. 8. Tier 2 is for counties with "substantial" cases, according to the new state classification system.

Counties in red Tier 2 can allow some indoor activities to resume at 10 to 50 percent capacity.

The new state tiers are based on two measurements, each determined by calculating the seven-day average with a seven-day lag:
  • Average positivity rate
  • Average new daily cases per 100,000 residents
The county's new case rate is at 4.4 per 100,000, up from 3.6 per 100,000 the week prior.

The county's current positivity rate is 3.1 percent, unchanged from the week prior.

The county now meets criteria to move into Orange Tier 3, which comes with added flexibility for businesses to operate.

The county must meet Tier 3 criteria for two weeks before it can formally move into that next tier.

The earliest Orange County could be assessed for Tier 3 is Oct. 13, according to OC Health.

Any movement between tiers also requires county direction and concurrence on businesses changes based on state guidelines.

You can find more about reopening and what can be open in each tier at Anaheim.net/reopening.
Internet Access Rebate

Anaheim residents can get help with their internet costs thanks to a new rebate program now available.

Click here to apply.

The Internet Access Rebate program offers a rebate up to $120 for three months of internet service to qualified residents who have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis, with the goal of providing needed connectivity to those who are working from home or have children in distance learning.

Residents with an annual income up to $102,450 for a family of four can qualify for the program, which is administered by Anaheim Public Utilities. Applicants must be enrolled in one of Anaheim Public Utilities' other income qualified discount programs, but can register now and then apply.

The amount of each applicant's rebate will be based on the number of users in their household. For one to two users, it will be up to $60; for three to four users, up to $90; and for five or more users, up to $120 -- typically paid in equal installments over three months.

Checks will be sent out within four weeks of submitting proof of internet service, such as a bill from your provider, and the program will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted.

The City Council has allocated $1 million for the Internet Access Rebate program.

Applications are now available. Click here to learn more and to apply.

The rebate program is part of Anaheim's ongoing efforts to provide relief and assistance to residents and businesses amid these challenging times.

Through the Anaheim Community and Economic Recovery Plan, the city has allocated $36 million to helping the community.

The funds have gone to help struggling renters stay in their homes and pay back rent, assist businesses in creating outdoor dining space and attracting customers, help small businesses with lost income, and direct aid to local nonprofits to help seniors, families and others in need.

The funding comes thanks to $33 million in federal assistance allocated to Anaheim to address coronavirus in the city, as well as other state and federal grants.

For more on the Community and Economic Recovery Plan, visit Anaheim.net/recovery.
Rental Assistance Program

Anaheim is again offering assistance to struggling renters, reopening a second round of applications for the city's Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

Applications are open now through Oct. 14. Renters who have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis can apply online at Anaheim.net/RentAssistance

In the first round of the program in June, Anaheim received nearly 900 applications.

In August, the City Council allocated additional funds to the program, now totaling $5 million in aid, as part of Anaheim's Community and Economic Recovery Plan.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program aims to provide up to six months of rent help to help those who have lost jobs or seen reduced income due to the health and economic impacts of coronavirus.

The assistance, up to $2,100 per household, aims to help renters pay back rent deferred since April under Anaheim's eviction moratorium, as well as current and future rent for those still facing hardships. 

The program draws on funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act as well as city funding allocated under Anaheim Community and Economic Recovery Plan.

For more information and to apply, click here.
New coronavirus website

You may have noticed something a little different this week at Anaheim.net/coronavirus. We launched a new and improved website on Oct. 1.

The update reflects where we are in addressing this crisis in Anaheim and Orange County, while the site continues to provide a central hub for data, resources and city services for Anaheim residents and businesses.

The new website is easier to navigate, implements a new logo and updated color scheme, and is more mobile-friendly. 

You can still easily find daily COVID-19 case counts for the city, ZIP codes and the county. At the same time, the redesign focuses on more convenient access to aid such as the city's Rental Assistance Program, the Internet Access Rebate and restaurant and retail relief. 

When the coronavirus crisis began earlier this year, nobody could foresee the profound impacts it would have on our community and our economy. We launched the original coronavirus page in real time and expanded it with new links and pages as the city, county and state launched new programs and provided more information on the worsening pandemic.

Now, it's clear that coronavirus will be with us for some time to come. As such, we need a webpage that is comprehensive, well organized and has room for growth.

The new page does just that, with a seamless integration into our current site.

Check out the updated site at Anaheim.net/coronavirus and thanks to everyone in our community for continuing to do your part to stem the spread of coronavirus. 
Evening testing appointments at convention center

No-cost COVID-19 testing is available on weekday evenings and on Saturdays at Anaheim Convention Center.

Appointments are widely available Tuesdays through Fridays from noon to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Testing is contact-free and self-administered inside vehicles. Appointments can be made online at 360clinic.md, with medical assessments done by doctors and nurses.

For those with insurance, insurers will be billed with no out-of-pocket cost for those being tested. For those without insurance, federal funding will cover the cost of testing.

Testing is available for:
  • People with even mild symptoms
  • Healthcare workers and first responders
  • Residents and employees of skilled nursing and other group living facilities
  • Essential workers: grocery, food supply, utility and public employees
  • Those who have had close contact (15 minutes or more within 6 feet) to someone known or suspected to have COVID-19.
Results are returned within one to four days by email or text message.

Click here to make an appointment.

Questions? Call (800) 446-8888.

In addition, drive-thru testing is available weekly in some of Anaheim's most impacted neighborhoods. 

Testing occurs on Mondays at Magnolia High School, most Tuesdays at Katella High School and Fridays at Anaheim High School.

Click here to make an appointment.

On some Tuesdays, testing is offered at other local schools and churches from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For these sites, please call (714) 332-6367.

Appointments are available to those with symptoms, including basics such as headache or fatigue; essential workers; and anyone with recent contact with a person positive with COVID-19.

Questions? Call Latino Health Access at (714) 805-7838.

More at Anaheim.net/coronavirus
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