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The City continues to serve residents and provide essential services during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Click here to read the letter from Mayor Neeki Moatazedi.

Click here to see an update on the City’s coronavirus efforts in the Mayor’s Minute.

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.


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:

  • 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: 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.