COVID-19 Coronavirus MAIN PAGE
CITY OF YORBA LINDA’S RESPONSE
The City of Yorba Linda is actively monitoring 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 our City and 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 recent reports of the Coronavirus. At this time, we advise residents and businesses to follow all recommendations from the CDC as well as local advisories from the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Care Agency.
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
- View General Coronavirus Information Page, including background on the virus, and preventative measures.
- Resources for Businesses
- Resources for the Community
- Resources for Seniors
- COVID-19 Vaccine Information
To better serve our community, the City of Yorba Linda has launched a Coronavirus Information Hotline. Residents can speak with a City staff member by calling 714-984-5900 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to receive referrals to local services and non-medical information.
Residents can also 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
COMMUNICATING CITY UPDATES
The City of Yorba Linda will continue to update the community on current and potential facility closures, cancellations of City programming, and 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. Out of an abundance of caution and in alignment with orders from national federal, state, and Orange County officials, the City has modified access to facilities as well as canceled or postponed events and programming.
As part of our ongoing response to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and to ensure the health and safety of our community and staff, the following Yorba Linda public City facilities are operating on a modified basis:
- City Hall is open during normal business hours on an appointment-only basis. City Hall is not available for walk-in services.
- The Yorba Linda Public Library is currently operating under the State Guidance established for Retail Services, and is open for limited Grab and Go appointments. Indoor capacity is limited by State order.
- The Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House and Travis Ranch Activity Center, and the Bryant Ranch Museum are closed to the public until further notice.
- Limited programming is being offered at the Yorba Linda Community Center and Cultural Arts Center. These facilities are only open during prescheduled classes and activities.
- City Parks: City of Yorba Linda parks have remained open throughout the pandemic. As of September 29, public parks playgrounds are now reopened. Please review the State of California's requirements for visitors.
- Tennis and pickleball courts are open for use. Social distancing must be practiced. Please observe the posted rules.
- Basketball courts are now open for shooting and individual drills; games are not allowed. Social distancing must be practiced. Please observe the posted rules.
Black Gold Golf Club Update: Following a decision by the Orange County Board of Supervisors allowing golf courses to reopen for limited and safe use, Black Gold Golf Club is now open. Black Gold Golf Club’s top priority is the health and safety of guests, staff, and the community. Strict operating procedures have been developed to comply with the golf course guidelines established by the Orange County Board of Supervisors, and social distancing measures will be enforced. While golf is a great form of exercise and a popular outdoor activity, players will need to be mindful of key operation modifications. For more information, please visit blackgoldgolf.com.
CITY EVENT AND PROGRAM CHANGES
The following events and programs have been canceled, postponed, or modified until further notice.
- All senior programs and Senior Club programs are canceled until further notice.
- The Senior Mobility Transportation program resumed operations starting August 3 with a new contractor and an updated and expanded program schedule. The program will utilize taxi services and individual rides, compared to a shuttle bus, which will allow for the program to be offered seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Rides will remain $1 for a one-way trip. If you have questions or comments on this program, please contact the Community Center at 714-961-7181.
- The City has arranged alternate methods for providing lunches for the Senior Lunch Program participants. View details on the Senior Lunch Program and other resources for seniors on the Senior Resources page.
- City of Yorba Linda adult sports leagues (soccer, basketball, softball) are postponed.
- Youth sports practices and conditioning are allowed by State and County guidelines but must follow CA Youth Sports guidance. Games and tournaments are not allowed.
- 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
- The Library is open and operates under the State guidance for retail services, and currently offers Grab and Go services. Visit ylpl.org for more information.
- All events and programs have been canceled until further notice.
- Library patrons are encouraged to make use 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 current 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
- Building inspections will continue to be conducted as normal for all exterior residential and commercial projects. In the interest of reducing potential COVID-19 transmission, building inspections will NOT be conducted on the interior of residences unless there is an immediate emergency/life safety situation.
- The Building Division has modified its methods for delivery of services due to Coronavirus. This includes a modified schedule and the addition of virtual inspections for some types of 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, with the exception that no interior inspections will be conducted at this time.
- Response times and production of records for Public Records Requests may be delayed as a result of limited staffing and City Hall closures during the ongoing COVID-19 national, state, and local emergency.
- The Planning Division has modified its methods for delivery of services due to Coronavirus. This includes a modified schedule and process for new land use entitlement project submittals and re-submittals as well as new and existing planning application submittals. For detailed information, please visit the Modified Planning Operations during COVID-19 web page.
- Planning Commission Meetings are continuing 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 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.
- Effective March 12, 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.
City of Yorba Linda Contact Phone Numbers
City of Yorba Linda staff are available to virtually serve you. Please reference the phone numbers below for contact information for each Department/Division.
|Department/Division||Contact Phone Number|
|Coronavirus Information Hotline||714-984-5900 (Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)|
|Building Inspection Hotline||714-854-7411|
|Community Preservation/Code Enforcement||714-961-7138|
|Parks & Recreation||714-961-7160|
|Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House||714-961-7192|
|Travis Ranch Activity Center||714-961-7167|
|Yorba Linda Community Center||714-961-7181|
Status of Public Meetings
Please be advised that in accordance with Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20, all public City Council meetings and Commission meetings will be conducted electronically to promote social distancing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In order to ensure the safety of the public, City Council and staff, in-person public participation at public meetings will not be allowed during the time period covered by the above-referenced Executive Orders. Instead, members of the public can watch televised City Council meetings, view City Council meetings online via the City’s website, or access audio recordings of Commission meetings.
Public Comment for City Council Meetings
For special information about submitting a written public comment, or verbally submitting a public comment telephonically for City Council Meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our City Council Meetings page.
PUBLIC COMMENT FOR COMMISSION MEETINGS
Information about how to submit a public comment to a commission meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on each Commission's home page.