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Monday Memo: April 12, 2021

As of April 12, almost 40 percent of people living in Orange County have received at least one dose of a Coronavirus vaccine. We have one of the highest rates in the state. All adults aged 16 and over are now eligible, so please sign up for your shot and encourage loved ones and friends to do likewise. Do your part and get your shot.

To register to be vaccinated with the Orange County Health Department you may either:

  • Call (919) 913-8088. The phone line is operated daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Spanish and other languages available.
  • Complete the Vaccine Interest Form (VIF) at https://redcap.link/OCHDvax

FEMA opens applications for funeral reimbursements

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 included funds for the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] to provide financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. FEMA began accepting applications on Monday, April 12.

To apply, call the hotline at 844-684-633 (TTY 800-462-7585). Due to heavy call volume, please be patient. The hotline is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time.

A FEMA representative will help you complete a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application. Multilingual services will be available.

Memorial Day ceremony planned at OC Veterans Memorial

Please mark your calendars now for our annual tribute to the women and men in our armed services who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The Veterans Memorial Planning Committee will hold a special ceremony at the site of the future Orange County Veterans Memorial near the Orange County Southern Human Services Center (2501 Homestead Road).

The ceremony will be on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, beginning at 7:45 a.m. To learn more about the planned memorial, visit our website (https://ocveteransmemorial.com/). Please consider making a donation to help make this site a reality.