The City continues to serve residents and provide essential services during the coronavirus outbreak.
Click here to see an update on the City’s coronavirus efforts in the Mayor’s Minute.
The response to the coronavirus outbreak is fluid. The City of Lake Forest is taking precautions in accordance with recommendations from the federal, state and county officials.
Orange County on Sunday was removed from the state's monitoring list as public health officials reported three consecutive days of data below all the state's monitoring thresholds. The Department of Public Health reported that Dr. Clayton Chau, Orange County's Health Care Agency Director and acting health officer, said he was confident Orange County would keep off the watch list over the 14-day window. For all schools, this means that provided Orange County's daily COVID-19 numbers remain below state-set thresholds for 14 consecutive days, K-12 schools would be able to resume for in-person instruction at the discretion of local school boards. Orange County Department of Education is working closely with Dr. Chau and the OC Health Care Agency to help prepare local school districts for the potential safe reopening of K-12 schools. To track the number of the days Orange County has been off the monitoring list, visit the OC Health Care Agency website.
Governor Gavin Newsom announced new business restriction on July 13.
Effective Immediately, all counties must close indoor operation in certain sectors: Restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums, and cardrooms. Bars must close all operations.
Additionally, counties on the monitor list, which includes Orange County, must close additional sectors: fitness centers, worship services, officers for non-critical sectors, personal care services, hair salons and barbershops, and malls.
The County has set up three hotlines:
The County has also set up a webpage with coronavirus information and resources: https://covid19info.ocgov.com/
The state has a hotline for those over 65 years old impacted by coronavirus. Call 1-833-544-2374:
The City will post updates, advisories and other materials on this page as they become available. Residents are also advised to call the Lake Forest Hotline at 461-3536 for City updates. Additionally, the City asks residents to register for Nixle text alerts by texting LakeForest to 888777 or go to www.nixle.com to register for texts, emails or voice messages.
If you have additional questions, please call the City at 461-3400.To report individuals not following social distancing guidelines in City parks, please call (949) 461-3451.