May 14, 2021
Anaheim continues to recover from the coronavirus outbreak with vaccines, testing, community assistance and updates at Anaheim.net/coronavirus and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The newsletter is a weekly summary. This week's issue includes:

  • Anaheim and OC case update
  • Vaccine update
  • What's ahead
  • Mask update

We thank everyone in Anaheim for doing your part to fight coronavirus in our community, and we want you to know that as your city, we're here for you.
Anaheim cases: 41,928
We continue to see low COVID-19 case numbers for Anaheim and Orange County, as we increase vaccinations and stop the spread of the virus.

It's important we continue to fight COVID in all we do and get vaccinated, if you haven't done so already.

Anaheim saw an increase of 39 cases in the past seven days, up from 30 the week prior, while Orange County saw 406 new cases, up from 383.

Case levels remain at low levels with slightly higher cases this week over last, but not unusual or concerning.

Anaheim is at a cumulative 41,928 cases, with 5,391 among children. 

Orange County is at a cumulative 254,637 cases, with 26,687 among children.

Sadly, Anaheim has seen 881 people pass from complications of COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus. The county has seen a total of 5,028 deaths.

Our hearts go out to the families who have lost someone dear to them.

The county has processed a total of 3,784,909 polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests, the standard for diagnosing COVID-19 cases.

Anaheim and Orange County remain in orange Tier 3, the second most permissive in the state's reopening framework.

As of May 11, the county's case and positivity rates have been within the yellow Tier 4 criteria for one week. We'll need to maintain these numbers for at least two weeks before formally advancing to the yellow Tier 4, which is expected as early as May 20.

The county's current case rate is 1.8 per 100,000 residents.

The county's current positivity rate is 1 percent.

The county's current positivity rate among our harder-hit, low-income communities is 1.2 percent.

The colored, restrictive tier system is set to be retired as early as June 15, with Anaheim, Orange County and all of California moving to a largely normal operations with masks, vaccines and testing. The next phase of reopening is known as Beyond the Blueprint.

Read more at Anaheim.net/reopening. 

We continue to dispense vaccines in our city at the Anaheim Convention Center and at mobile clinics in neighborhoods.

In our data below we include the percent of Anaheim residents who have been vaccinated, based on state data.

See more on vaccines below.

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: 10,248
  • Nursing facility cases: 693
  • Deaths: 310 with 149 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 0.9 percent, down from 1.2 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 1.1, down from 1.7 the week prior
  • 65 and older vaccinated: 77.8 percent, up from 76.4 percent the week prior
  • 65 and younger vaccinated: 38 percent, up from 35.9 percent 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: 9,860
  • Nursing facility cases: 104
  • Deaths: 161 with 21 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 1.3 percent, down from 1.9 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 1.7, down from 3 the week prior
  • 65 and older vaccinated: 81.4 percent, up from 80.2 percent the week prior
  • 65 and younger vaccinated: 37.5 percent, up from 35.4 percent 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: 7,711
  • Nursing facility cases: 145
  • Deaths: 152 with 34 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 1.1 percent, down from 1.7 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 1.8, down from 2.2 the week prior
  • 65 and older vaccinated: 85.3 percent, up from 83.8 percent the week prior
  • 65 and younger vaccinated: 37.2 percent, up from 34.8 percent 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: 5,357
  • Nursing facility cases: 184
  • Deaths: 125 with 49 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 1.4 percent, up from 0.9 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 2.9, up from 1.3 the week prior
  • 65 and older vaccinated: 75.3 percent, up from 74 percent the week prior
  • 65 and younger vaccinated: 37 percent, up from 34.8 percent 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: 4,599
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 61
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 0.4 percent, down from 1 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 0.7, down from 3.8 the week prior
  • 65 and older vaccinated: 75.5 percent, up from 74.4 percent the week prior
  • 65 and younger vaccinated: 38.7 percent, up from 36.7 percent 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: 2,654
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 48
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 1.3 percent, down from 2.4 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 2.3, down from 4.2 the week prior
  • 65 and older vaccinated: 86.2 percent, up from 85.5 percent the week prior
  • 65 and younger vaccinated: 44.2 percent, up from 42.3 percent 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: 1,239
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 17
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 1.1 percent, up from 0.9 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 2.7, up from 0.7 the week prior
  • 65 and older vaccinated: 87.4 percent, up from 86.4 percent the week prior
  • 65 and younger vaccinated: 46.1 percent, up from 44.7 percent the week prior


Find regular updates at Anaheim.net/coronavirus and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.
Vaccines: where we're at
More than 60 percent of eligible Anaheim residents have received at least one vaccine dose with an estimated 50 percent fully vaccinated.
 
With big gains over the past few weeks, the Super POD at Anaheim Convention Center is set to close after the last vaccines are administered on June 5.
 
This is a great milestone. The convention center and the Anaheim POD at Disneyland Resort, which closed April 30, played critical roles getting our city to a high level of vaccination.
 
Now we are upping our focus on neighborhood clinics.
 
With our partners, Anaheim Community Services is holding two to three weekly vaccination clinics in neighborhoods.
 
While smaller in scope, the neighborhood clinics are strategically important and will help us get to 70 percent vaccination or higher.
 
To see and sign up for upcoming clinics go to Anaheim.net/vaccines. You can also just walk up.
 
Many neighborhood clinics are offering the Pfizer vaccine, which allows children 12 and older to get vaccinated when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
 
And through June 5, getting vaccinated at the Anaheim Convention Center has never been easier. You can make an appointment or walk right in. Both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are offered.
 
You can see more at Anaheim.net/vaccines.
What's ahead: yellow Tier 4
On Tuesday, Orange County is expected to log its second week with numbers that qualify for the state’s yellow Tier 4 reopening phase.
 
Changes would then go into effect 48 hours later, or Thursday morning.
 
It’s another great sign of progress and proof that vaccines are working right before our very eyes.
 
At this point, changes are smaller and incremental. Here are some key changes:
 
·      Angel Stadium of Anaheim: 67 percent capacity, up from 33 percent
·      Honda Center: 10 percent capacity; higher with vaccination or testing verification
·      Disneyland theme parks: 35 percent, in-state only, up from 25 percent
·      Bars: reopen indoors at 25 percent
 
You can see more at Anaheim.net/reopening.
What's up with masks?
There’s been a lot of talk about masks this week!
 
So what does the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control mean for Anaheim?
 
First off, it’s a great sign of progress and another reason to get vaccinated.
 
Per the guidance, those fully vaccinated should be able to go without masks and social distancing indoors and out.
 
But there is no immediate change just yet for California, though that is coming.
 
The California Department of Public Health and CalOSHA still need to adopt the new CDC guidance.
 
This week, Gov. Gavin Newsom indicated he’s looking to ease California’s mask requirements by June 15.
 
CalOSHA, which oversees workplaces, has said it is looking to ease mask rules by August.
 
Given the CDC’s latest guidance, it’s likely we see change sooner in California.

We will pass along any updates as they come from the state.
 
For now, continue following state mask guidelines and be mindful of others who might still benefit from mask wearing. But know change is around the corner.
 
And if you haven’t gotten vaccinated, now’s the time.

See Anaheim.net/vaccines for more.
More at Anaheim.net/coronavirus