COVID 1-12-21

News and Updates

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.


If you are interested in getting the Covid 19 vaccine at a POD, please sign up here first.
When appointments/vaccine becomes available, you will get an email asking additional questions. Answer those and you will receive an appointment time if you meet the current vaccination criteria – 65 and over, front line medical and first responders. Do not show up to a POD without an appointment.
The County is moving quickly to open additional pods, including at least one in south oc.

County Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau announced that all Orange County (OC) residents ages 65 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Click here for Press Release - 65+ Vaccine Available 

County of Orange Announces First Regional COVID-19 Super POD at Disneyland Resort, January 11, 2021 – In a vital step to help battle the spread of COVID-19, the County of Orange has established the first large Point-of-Dispensing (POD) site to provide COVID-19 vaccines to residents at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. Read the press release here Click for Link

Orange County on the Purple Tier, the state’s most restrictive tier. 

Additionally, certain sector modifications have changed. Visit the Blueprint for a Safer Economy Activity and Business Tier Framework here.

To stay up to date with the current COVID-19 case counts for the county, visit

The County has set up three hotlines:

  • For COVID-19 medical questions, call the Health Referral Line 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. daily at (800) 564-8448.  
  • For non-medical questions, such as access to County services or for services for those in need, call the County hotline at (833) 426-6411.
  • For business help, call the County Economic and Business Recovery Hotline at (714) 480-6500.

The County has also set up a webpage with coronavirus information and resources: 

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 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.