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ORANGE COUNTY OPERATIONAL AREA
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #37
Date: 4-3-20 Time: 1430 hours
COVID-19 HOTLINE HOURS TO CHANGE APRIL 4
Effective Saturday, April 4, the Orange County COVID-19 Public Information Hotline and Health Referral Line will take calls from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Residents with COVID-19 questions can contact the County of Orange COVID-19 Hotline at 1(833)426-6411 at any time, but individual hotline hours will vary. Through the hotline, callers can be connected to the following resources:
Orange County Health Care Agency – Health Referral Line, Behavioral Health Resources
Orange County Social Services Agency – Risk Benefits
Orange County Office on Aging – Resources for Seniors
Orange County District Attorney’s Office – Scams, Price Gouging
County of Orange Emergency Operations Center Hotline – Non-Medical Questions
Small Business Recovery
2-1-1 Orange County
The Orange County Health Care Agency website at www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus has information that is regularly updated regarding the status of COVID-19 in Orange County.
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