An Important Announcement
Regarding COVID-19
Message from the Mayor
Dear Community Member,

City of Yorba Linda officials continue to closely follow the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Our top priority remains keeping our community and employees healthy, safe, and well-informed while doing what we can to help minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus.

On February 26, 2020, the County of Orange issued a  press release notifying Orange County residents of the declaration of a local emergency and local health emergency in order to ensure proper coordination of agencies and funding to prepare for the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 in Orange County. Late on Wednesday, March 11, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released an updated guidance document relative to gatherings and the coronavirus (COVID-19). They have determined that non-essential gatherings should be postponed or cancelled across the state until the end of March. This guidance does not apply to activities or program that are deemed as “essential services.”

Below, you will find information on how the City plans to continue to operate safely and effectively. The City of Yorba Linda is devoting significant resources and efforts to help mitigate against possible adverse impacts from the coronavirus, and will continue working hard to provide the highest level of service. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Dr. Beth Haney
City Information
Steps the City is Taking

City officials are monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , California Department of Public Health , and federal, state, and county agencies to help ensure the actions we're taking are in line with the latest CDC recommendations and guidance. We are also communicating regularly with our employees to keep them informed and to ensure their safety and that of our customers.

As a precautionary step, the City has installed hand sanitizer stations in our facilities for use by both our patrons and employees, and we are conducting enhanced cleaning in facilities and frequently touched public surfaces (i.e. counters, doorknobs, workstations, keyboards, and public restrooms). 

Our City facilities will observe normal business hours and operation protocols; however; as a way of precautionary measures, the City of Yorba Linda is complying with the updated CDPH’s guidance regarding "non-essential" City programs and activities. Specific City Departments, such as the Parks and Recreation Department and the Yorba Linda Public Library , will be posting information at facilities, updating their website, and/or contacting you directly about specific programs and events that will be postponed or cancelled. If you plan to attend a large gathering, please check with the specific organizer to confirm the status of the event.

Length of Limitations
This guidance will remain in place at least through the month of March, as recommend by the CDC. City officials will continue to monitor the CDC's guidance to evaluate the continued public health need for it and to evaluate if any elements need to be changed.

Steps You Can Take
1) Stay up to date with the status of COVID-19:

2) Practice good health hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Or in a pinch, sneeze into the crook of your bent arm/elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick;
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are experiencing worsening flu-like symptoms, seek medical attention.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend that people who are healthy wear a face mask in order to try and protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of disease to others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Download a printable version of these guidelines.

3) Practice Social Distancing:
  • Social distancing is a practice recommended by public health officials to stop or slow down the spread of contagious diseases. It requires the creation of physical space (at least six feet) between individuals who may spread certain infectious diseases.

Communicating City Updates
The City of Yorba Linda will continue to update the community though the City's website and social media channels .
4845 Casa Loma Avenue
Yorba Linda, CA 92886