City of Yorba Linda Update
Regarding COVID-19
March 25, 2020
5:00 p.m.

Yorba Linda COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

The health and well-being of the Yorba Linda community is our highest priority. The Yorba Linda City Council, our executive team, and staff are working diligently with our partners at the national, federal, state, county, and local levels to coordinate our response to COVID-19. City staff is committed to continue providing essential City services to the public online, via telephone, through our website, and alternative methods in order to follow the Governor’s guidance and reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.

Follow Health Guidelines  

The Governor issued a Stay at Home Order at the end of the day on March 19, 2020, which means that everyone is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative/friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. When you go out to take care of your essential needs, keep at least six feet of distance from other people and practice good hygiene. To learn more about the Governor’s order, visit . There is nothing more important for each and every one of us to do, than to follow the CDC Guidelines to maintain our health and prevent the spread of the virus. The most important factor is to limit your interaction with people. Limit your circle of interaction, keep your distance, wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, clean your high-touch areas and then disinfect them by following directions on the product label. If you are part of a vulnerable population, or over 65, stay home and ask for help getting what you need. You can find everything you need on the Internet, but make sure you are getting information from a reliable source.


Community Resources
The City of Yorba Linda understands the impact the Coronavirus situation has on members of the community and has added a Community Resources page to the website. The Community Resource page includes a list of community resources like food pantries, meal assistance, employment information, and other resources offered by non-profit organizations, churches, government agencies, and other organizations which may be helpful to our community members during this difficult time. The information will be updated regularly as it becomes available.

If you are a member of an organization offering community resources to those affected by COVID-19, please email City staff to be added to the resource page.

Business Resources
The City of Yorba Linda is very concerned about the impact the Coronavirus has on the operations of local businesses. The City has added a Business Information page to the available resources for those affected by the Coronavirus. This page hosts a list of local businesses offering extended shopping hours to assist senior citizens and other vulnerable customers, and a list of local eateries providing take-out, curbside, and delivery options. Additionally, the page provides information and links to the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration, where affected businesses may apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. The page will be updated frequently with resources for businesses and a list of vital services offered by Yorba Linda businesses.

If you operate a local business that needs support, please email our Economic Development staff .

Senior Resources
The City of Yorba Linda continues to find innovative ways to care for our senior citizens, and has added a Senior Resources page to the website. Due to the current facility closures in place, the regularly scheduled Senior Lunch Program, and other senior meal services will be provided through alternate methods, including options for curbside pick-up. For details and a complete list of meal resources available to seniors, visit the Senior Resources page . Additionally, the page has a list of businesses offering grocery shopping assistance and extended hours.

City Services & Facilities Updates

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 many of its services to limit transmission of COVID-19. 

Here are some recent updates:

  • City Hall is currently not available for walk-in business and is conducting business virtually through phone and the City’s website. To reach City Hall’s general line, please call 714-961-7100. To reach a specific department, please visit the City’s website for the phone directory
  • The Yorba Linda Community Center, Black Gold Golf Club, Field House, Travis Ranch Activity Center, and Bryant Ranch Museum are all temporarily closed to the public.
  • City of Yorba Linda parks remain open on a limited basis as long as social distancing is maintained; however, playgrounds, basketball courts, and park restrooms are now closed until further notice.
  • The Yorba Linda Public Library is closed; however, the eLibrary is still available for you to enjoy. If you have items checked out, please keep them until the book drop reopens. All due dates are extended and fines have been suspended. For more information and virtual Librarian assistance, please visit the Public Library’s website.
  • The Building Division has developed a modified schedule for project and plan check submittals as well as the addition of virtual inspections for some projects. For detailed information, please visit the Modified Building Operations During COVID-19 web page.
  • The Planning Division has developed 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.
  • Public Works maintenance and operations staff remain in the field responding to calls for service.
  • Police response services remain fully staffed and operational; however, the substation building is not open for public access.
  • Orange County Fire Authority services remain operational; however, all OCFA facilities, including fire stations, are closed to the public.

Primary Source for Official Information from the City of Yorba Linda  

Please visit our COVID-19 website page at . You will find our latest actions, helpful information, and important phone numbers. In addition, the City of Yorba Linda has launched a Coronavirus Hotline. Residents can speak with a City staff member by calling 714-984-5900 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to receive referrals to local services and non-medical information.

Republic Services

In an effort to protect the health and safety of their employees, customers, and the communities they serve during the COVID-19 situation, effective Monday, March 30, 2020, Republic Services will be operating under the following guidelines:

  • Only cart contents will be accepted. Drivers will not be authorized to leave their vehicle to pick up waste outside of the cart.
  • Bulk and e-waste programs will be suspended until future notice.
  • Curbside recycling and yard waste collection services will remain in place.
  • All six day per week commercial accounts will be moved to weekday service (Monday-Friday).  
  • In addition, alternative disposal methods may be necessary if there are disruptions to recycling processing capabilities or if recycling contamination increases. As always, it is important for residents to keep waste out of their recycling container.  

For additional information, please visit the Republic Services' website .

Orange County Transportation Authority

Since Monday, March 23, all OC Bus routes have temporarily shifted to a Sunday service schedule, seven days a week. The Sunday schedule, which is about 40 percent of the typical amount of weekday bus service, is listed by route on the OCBus website and in all OCTA bus books. The OC ACCESS paratransit system , for riders with physical or cognitive limitations, will continue to operate at full-service levels.
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Yorba Linda, CA 92886