COVID-19 Coronavirus MAIN PAGE
CITY OF YORBA LINDA’S RESPONSE
The City of Yorba Linda continues to monitor the situation involving the infectious disease outbreak of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). The lead national agency is the Federal Government. The Orange County Health Care Agency is the lead authority for all public health emergencies in Yorba Linda and Orange County. We are working closely with all jurisdictions including the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to respond to this pandemic. the City advises residents and businesses to follow all recommendations and guidance issued by the CDC, California Department of Public Health, and the Orange County Health Care Agency.
As of June 15, 2021: the State of California has rescinded the vast majority of Executive Orders related to the pandemic, including the Blueprint for a Safer Economy which established capacity limits and other guidance for most business types and activities. A new, far narrower, public health order has been issued by the California Department of Public health relating to masking and mega-events. For more information on these limited orders, view our latest news article.
Public HEALTH RESOURCES
Please visit the links below for resources and real-time information from these agencies:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
- Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Rumor Control Website
- Orange County's Vaccination Website
Local INFORMATION HOTLINES
Residents can call the Orange County Health Care Agency health referral line to receive answers to any medical questions from the public about COVID-19. Call 800-564-8448, seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Residents can also call the County Hotline to obtain information on County Resources: Call 833-426-6411. Through the hotline, callers can be connected to the following county agencies:
- 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
For information about COVID-19 vaccination options, call 714-834-2000.
COMMUNICATING CITY UPDATES
The City of Yorba Linda will continue to update the community on COVID-19 developments and the status of City services through the City’s website, Yorba Linda Connection E-newsletter, Notify Me, AlertOC, and social media channels. Please subscribe and follow all communication channels to get up-to-date information.
Status of CITY FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS
The City of Yorba Linda has been closely monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our region. In alignment with orders from federal, state, and Orange County officials, access to City facilities and programs have been modified accordingly:
- As of Monday, May 10, City Hall is open for walk-in customers during normal business hours.
- The City will continue to offer electronic services, such as online building plan check submittals, business license payments, recreation program registration, and online service requests. Additionally, the Building Division will continue to make appointments for building plan submittals and plan checks. These popular options are an integral part of the City's operations going forward, and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of these services for the best experience possible.
- The Yorba Linda Public Library is open and has expanded hours to 8 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. Capacity limits and other protocols have been lifted, with the exception of indoor youth settings guidance.
- The Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House, Yorba Linda Community Center, Travis Ranch Activity Center, and Cultural Arts Center are open during the operating hours listed on the City's Facility Hours page. Capacity limits and other protocols have been lifted, with the exception of indoor youth settings guidance.
CITY EVENT AND PROGRAM CHANGES
The following events and programs have been canceled, postponed, or modified until further notice.
- Our Senior programs are slowly resuming in-person activities. Visit the Older Adult Programs page for an updated list of offerings. For more information, call 714-961-7181 or email SeniorServices@yorbalindaca.gov.
- The Parks and Recreation Department's senior transportation program, TRAILS, has transitioned to a new contractor and program. All rides are provided by taxis, providing a service with an expanded schedule for riders that is more flexible, including evenings and weekends, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday - Sunday. To register a new rider, please complete an application.
- Food distributions have resumed indoor dining/grab-and-go service as of July 6.
- Visit the Parks and Recreation Department’s Virtual Recreation Center for resources to provide fun, fitness, arts, education, and enrichment while at home.
- If you have questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department by email at YLPR@yorbalindaca.gov or by phone at 714-961-7160.
YORBA LINDA public LIBRARY Program Changes
- As of June 15, the Yorba Linda Public Library is open and offering services to the community. The Library has expanded hours to 8 p.m. six days a week. Capacity limits and other protocols have been lifted (with the exception of "youth settings" guidance).
- Library patrons can take advantage of YLPL’s eLibrary and collection of digital resources. E-books and e-audiobooks for children and adults, magazines, music, and movies are available for free streaming and download. Students can also access free learning resources. These resources are accessible using your library card number and PIN.
- Please visit the Library’s website for more information.
STATUS OF CITY SERVICES
City of Yorba Linda officials continue to work hard to implement alternate plans to deliver City services that are impacted by the Governor’s recent order.
BUILDING AND COMMUNITY PRESERVATION
- The Building Division has modified its methods for delivery of services due to Coronavirus. This includes online plan checking for some projects and options for virtual inspections for some types of residential projects. For detailed information, please visit the Modified Building Operations during COVID-19 web page.
- Code enforcement officers will remain in the field responding to calls for service.
- Response times and production of records for Public Records Requests may be delayed as a result of remote staff scheduling during the ongoing COVID-19 state of emergency.
- Planning Commission Meetings continue to be held, albeit on a limited basis depending on the number of items that are ready for a particular agenda to ensure timely processing of land use applications. Please discuss the Planning Commission scheduling of your project with your assigned Planner.
- Temporary Outdoor Dining/Operations Expansion for Businesses – to assist with the rapid re-opening of restaurants, the City has relaxed normal zoning regulations and will utilize the Temporary Use Permit (TUP) provisions in the Zoning Code to streamline approval of expanded outdoor operations and dining requests. The TUP application process is a free, one-page application that requires a basic level of information explaining the time, place, and manner characteristics of the proposed outdoor dining use. For detailed information, please visit the Modified Planning Operations during COVID-19 web page.
- Public Works maintenance and operations staff remain in the field responding to calls for service.
- To submit a service request, please submit via the website at www.yorbalindaca.gov/CRT or contact the Public Works Department at 714-961-7170.
- Public Works encroachment permit requests may be submitted to PWpermits@yorbalindaca.gov. More information can also be found on the Public Works page.
- Payments for business licenses can be made online.
- Yorba Linda Police Services will maintain essential public safety services. The substation building is currently not available for public access.
- In the event of an emergency dial 9-1-1. For all other non-emergency matters, contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch at 714-647-7000.
- The Orange County Fire Authority has equipped vehicles with necessary supplies and is providing coordination, training, and distribution of information related to the event. They coordinate with healthcare providers in the area to ensure that if someone is exposed to COVID-19, that proper communication happens between the City and agencies that need to be involved, including healthcare providers, the CDC, and other regional authorities.
- All Orange County Fire Authority facilities will be closed to the public. This includes all fire stations, headquarters, and Community Risk Reduction area offices. All station tours, school visits, and attendance at community events will be rescheduled or canceled.