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- Anaheim Cases
- Anaheim Cases: What To Know
- Orange County Cases
- California, County Update
- Places of Worship
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Ethnicity: OC Cases
- Access to Testing
- Relief: Retail, Restaurants
- Emergency Rental Assistance Program
- Face Masks, Coverings
- Anaheim City Hall
- Anaheim Water & Electricity
- Entertainment, Sports
- Libraries, Community Centers
- Relaxed Parking Enforcement
- What to Do
Where We’re At: July 12
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Anaheim: 4,289 Cases
Anaheim is at a cumulative 4,289 past, active and recovered cases since reporting by city began in March, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.
There were 121 new cases recorded across all of Anaheim’s seven ZIP codes on July 12.
While we’ve continued to see large additions of cases to Anaheim’s total in recent days, it’s important to note that these cases span several prior days and are not just from the past 24 hours.
This week, OC Health has also reported a large amount of delayed testing data received from the state labs each day.
There were no Anaheim deaths recorded on July 12.
Anaheim has seen 98 people pass from complications of COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus.
Anaheim’s cumulative cases represent 1 percent of our city’s total population of 359,339.
While we continue to see new cases across our city, Anaheim’s percentage of all Orange County cases has been declining since June 23, when it stood at 19.3 percent of countywide cases.
As of July 11, Anaheim makes up 17.3 percent of countywide cases.
Here is a look at the latest data by ZIP codes in our city.
92804: southwest Anaheim
Knott Avenue to the west to Euclid Street to the east, and from Lincoln Avenue to the north to Ball Road to the south. The ZIP code is the most populous in Anaheim. It is also home to the most skilled nursing facilities along and near Beach Boulevard.
- Population: 92,854
- Total Cases: 1,096 with 37 recorded in the past day
- Nursing facility cases: 264 with one recorded in the past day
- Deaths: 37 with 32 from nursing facilities; none recorded in past day
92805: central Anaheim
Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway to the west to State College Boulevard, and from the Riverside (91) Freeway to the north to Orangewood Avenue to the south. The ZIP code has the second highest population.
- Population: 75,069
- Total cases: 1,095 with 27 recorded in past day
- Nursing facility cases: 64
- Deaths: 20 with 11 from nursing facilities; none recorded in past day
92801: northwest Anaheim
Western Avenue to the west to East Street to the east, Lincoln Avenue to the south to the Riverside (91) Freeway to the north.The ZIP code is home to third highest population.
- Population: 63,483
- Total cases: 740 with 16 recorded in past day
- Nursing facility cases: 12
- Deaths: 11, with three in nursing facilities; none reported in the past day
92802: central-south Anaheim
Euclid Street to the west to the Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway to the west, and from Lincoln Avenue to the north to Orangewood Avenue to the south. The ZIP code has the fourth largest number of people.
- Population: 44,456
- Total cases: 518 with 10 recorded in past day
- Nursing facility cases: 76 with seven recorded in the past day
- Deaths: 21 with 17 from nursing facilities; none reported in past day
92806: central-east Anaheim
State College Boulevard to the west to Tustin Avenue to the east, and from Orangethorpe Avenue to the north to the Santa Ana River to the south. The ZIP code has the fifth largest number of people.
- Population: 41,980
- Total cases: 530 with 17 recorded in past day
- Nursing facility cases: none
- Deaths: six; none reported in past day
92807: Anaheim Canyon, part of east Anaheim
Tustin Avenue to the west to Fairmont Boulevard to the east, Orangethorpe Avenue to the north to Serrano Avenue to the south. The area has the sixth most people.
- Population: 37,119
- Total cases: 180 with eight recorded in past day
- Nursing facility cases: none
- Deaths: two; none reported in past day
92808: east Anaheim
Fairmont Boulevard to the west into the eastern open space, from Riverside (91) Freeway to the north to southern city boundary. The ZIP code includes part of Anaheim’s eastern open space with no homes and has the fewest people.
- Population: 21,603
- Total cases: 81 with six new cases reported in past day
- Nursing facility cases: none
- Deaths: listed as "less than five" since July 4 with a prior Anaheim death now likely assigned to this ZIP code
Among cities, Santa Ana has the most cases at 4,693, followed by Anaheim at 4,289, Garden Grove at 1,286 and Huntington Beach at 1,226.
We are in this together and we’re getting through this together.
Anaheim Cases: What To Know
Anaheim is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases.
It is part of a larger trend across Orange County, California and many U.S. states, where cases also are on the rise.
Rising cases are a serious concern for our city. We are bracing for more cases, hospitalizations, and, sadly, deaths.
We are seeing more cases for several reasons:
- Community spread: the virus continues to work through our city in what’s called community spread.
- Testing: we are seeing more testing, which brings more detection of spread in Anaheim.
- Reopening: more people are going back to work and more businesses are reopening, bringing more interaction.
- Younger people: new cases include many more young people with those 18 to 34 now make up the largest number of cases
- Letting our guard down: going out in public and gathering with others without social distancing, face coverings and other best practices.
- Skilled nursing facilities: group facilities with vulnerable residents continue to be a challenge.
Anaheim’s cumulative cases now number some 4,000.
They are a running count since late March. They include but do not break out active or recovered cases or deaths, which sadly are at about 100 for Anaheim.
While we don’t have a recovery rate for Anaheim, we know that thankfully the majority of patients go on to recover.
We don’t want to see any cases, and increasing cases are concerning.
But the rate of infection in Anaheim remains relatively low at 0.8 percent of our city’s nearly 360,000 people.
Cases by Area
We have seen cases in all parts of our city.
Cases do not indicate where a person contracted COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus. They merely indicate where a person lives.
The west and central part of our city have seen the majority of Anaheim’s cases.
These also are the most populous and most densely populated parts of our city.
Other factors could be socioeconomic with working families, multi-generational households and communities where people live in close proximity to one another.
The areas are also home to most of our city’s more than 30 nursing facilities, which make up more than 300 of our city’s cases.
The Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus across Orange County, is providing additional resources and education for areas with higher case counts, including in Anaheim.
We are in regular contact with OC Health about coronavirus in our city.
Stopping Spread, Protecting Yourself
Community spread is a serious concern for our city. And knowing about where cases are provides additional insight.
But the amount of cases in Anaheim, or where they are in our city, does not alone represent any greater risk beyond what we already face from coronavirus.
Your greatest risk is from being in close contact with someone who is infected.
That is typically within six feet. Exposure duration, whether indoors or outdoors and whether people are wearing face coverings are factors.
The best ways to protect yourself:
- Assume anyone could have COVID-19. While that’s not the case, this thinking will reinforce preventive behaviors we all should be taking.
- Stay away from anyone who is sick.
- Stay six feet or more from those outside your household.
- Stay home whenever possible.
- Wear a face covering in public and when encountering others outside your household.
- Wash or sanitize hands often.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Undertake basic cleaning and sanitizing of your home, workspace or things you touch.
- Know signs and symptoms.
- Get tested if you have exposure risk or concerns.
If there is anything positive about confirmed cases in our community, it is that patients have been diagnosed and are isolating or are being treated as needed.
That helps prevent spread by not having those infected go undiagnosed out in our community.
Until we have a vaccine or significant community immunity, we will need to live with coronavirus and fight further spread by diligently following preventive measures.
While there will be adjustments, California has determined that staying home and closing down large parts of our economy for an extended period is not sustainable.
As dangerous as coronavirus is, a shutdown also takes a significant toll on those who have lost work, on businesses that are struggling to survive and with physiological and other health impacts.
So it is critical we continue to follow best practices and all work to stop the spread of coronavirus in Anaheim.
We are in this together and will get through this together.
Orange County Cases
As of July 12, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 24,175 cases, with 814 new cases recorded today.
All of the cases are from several prior days with the most recent on July 10.
The seven-day average of new cases is now reported as of July 3 and stands at 643.
The county now breaks out cases for those living in homelessness, those in skilled nursing facilities and those in county jails.
There are 1,315 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 422 cases among inmates and 119 among the county’s homeless population.
The county’s estimate of those who have recovered from COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus, is at 10,197 people.
There were two deaths recorded on July 12. Important to note is that deaths did not all occur on one single day or even in past day.
Orange County has seen 423 deaths — the first of which was reported March 24 — from complications of COVID-19.
About half of those were patients at skilled nursing facilities.
While any loss of life is tragic, Orange County’s death rate is relatively low at 1.7 percent.
The county reported 4,199 tests on July 12.
Tests are current up to July 10.
The county now is at 307,400 tests completed after recently revising total test counts to include only swab current infection confirmation tests and not antibody tests, which only detect prior exposure.
As of July 12, the county’s seven-day positivity rate is 14.6 percent, up from 14.2 percent a day earlier.
The county’s running total of 24,175 cases compared with total tests represents a 7.8 percent ongoing positivity rate.
The positivity rate is a carefully tracked indicator by the county and state health officials, and is part of the determination of how the county is faring in the face of the outbreak.
Read more about state data monitoring here.
You can see more on testing in the "Access to Testing" section.
Another carefully tracked indicator, hospitalizations, was up according to data as of July 11.
Patients in hospitals: 675 up from 671 a day earlier.
Patients in intensive care: 233, up from 231 a day earlier.
Percentage of ICU beds available: 36.9, down from 37.8 a day earlier.
Percentage of ventilators available: 63.3, down from 65.3 a day earlier.
California, Orange County Update
Updated: July 2, 2020
Orange County and the state of California are out with new restrictions for restaurants, bars and other businesses here in Anaheim and across the county and state.
Most involve shutting down indoor service while allowing service outdoors, where the risk of coronavirus spread is lower. The exception is for businesses that solely serve alcohol, which must completely close for in-person services.
Bars, breweries, pubs and winebars that do not offer dine-in food service are required to close as of July 2 and until further notice.
That includes all such businesses here in Anaheim.
For restaurants with alcohol service, drinks can only be served with meals.
Breweries and others that have been offering to-go service can continue to do so.
Separately, Orange County now again requires the wearing of face coverings in public in accordance with California’s guidelines.
As of June 30, Anaheim also requires wearing a face covering in public in accordance with California guidelines.
See more in the "Face Masks, Coverings" section.
California is out with several new restrictions.
They took effect July 1 and continue at least through July 22, pending an update from the state.
- All bars and other businesses focused solely on selling alcohol must close other than to-go service.
- Restaurants must cease indoor dining.
- Indoor movie theaters must close down again; drive-in theaters and outdoor movie showings would still be allowed.
- Family entertainment centers, such as miniature golf, batting cages, bowling and arcades, must close indoor operations and only offer outdoor activities where possible.
- While all museums were previously allowed to open, now only those with outdoor spaces can open; indoor museums must close.
Also ordered to close, though not relevant to Anaheim, are zoos and card rooms.
California beaches in Orange County will also be closed.
Updated July 2, 2020
For business reopening information and what can be open now, go straight to Anaheim.net/reopening.
Anaheim and all of Orange County are in the early phases of stage 3 of California’s four-stage reopening plan.
But with a rise in cases in June, California has paused providing any new guidance for additional businesses to reopen.
In addition, the county and state imposed new restrictions on some businesses in early July due to rising cases. This includes bars, breweries and indoor restaurants, among others.
Read more in the "California, County Update" section.
As of June 29, Orange County also joins the state’s watch list of counties for rising cases, hospitalizations and other indicators.
Watch list counties that continue to see issues with new cases and hospitalizations could see businesses and industries have to close back up with tighter stay-at-home orders.
Businesses allowed to reopen must meet California guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
See guidance, checklists and other information for several industries see Anaheim.net/reopening.
Here is a summary:
1. Perform a risk assessment of their site and planned operations.
2. Have a plan in place for cleaning and disinfecting, as well as providing protective gear for employees.
3. Implement physical distancing among workers, including in break areas.
4. Have a specific plan for screening employees and dealing with potential cases among staff.
5. Train employees to self-screen for Covid-19 symptoms, to stay home if they are sick and to know how to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
You can read more about the state’s road map to recovery here.
Places of Worship
Updated: July 2, 2020
California has cleared the way for places of worship in Anaheim and across the state to hold limited in-person services.
You can find the state’s full guidance for churches, temples and mosques here.
The guidance is similar to that for businesses.
Your place of worship can download a reopening plan template based on state guidelines here.
Churches, temples and mosques must ensure they can meet the state guidelines before resuming in-person services.
Here is a summary of the guidance:
- Limit attendance to 25 percent of capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower.
- Occupancy limits remain in place for 21 days to monitor any impacts.
- Face coverings are strongly recommended for congregants, visitors and staff.
- Services need to be shortened to limit how long attendees are together at a place of worship.
- Churches, temples and mosques need to stay closed for community meetings and other non-religious gatherings or events.
- No large faith-based gatherings such as concerts, holiday and life event celebrations or remembrances are allowed.
- Children’s play areas should stay closed and activities and services for children where physical distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained remain on hold.
- Prop or hold doors open during peak periods when congregants and visitors are entering and exiting facilities (as allowable per safety).
- Discourage staff, congregants, visitors and others from shaking hands, hugging and similar greetings that break physical distance.
For Anaheim and Orange County, guidance allows places of worship that meet state guidelines to resume in-person services.
We thank all of Anaheim’s places of worship for reopening safely and responsibly and for their sacrifices of the past two months.
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Updated: July 11, 2020
Skilled nursing facilities are a major coronavirus concern as they house some of Anaheim’s most vulnerable residents.
While challenging, the situation at skilled nursing facilities in Anaheim is being addressed.
The emergency medical services division of Anaheim Fire & Rescue monitors more than 30 skilled nursing facilities in our city daily.
We check on infections, staffing and supplies and have patient relocation and medical transport plans in place should they be needed.
We work with the California Department of Public Health and Orange County Health Care Agency, which have oversight responsibility of facilities in our city.
California shares data on skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in Anaheim as part of its reporting for facilities across the state.
The state’s website data is updated daily and is available here.
While data is always welcome, there are limitations to the state’s reporting:
- Reported data can lag the real-time situation at any facility.
- As such, cases can be over counted or under counted at any given facility.
- Some facilities may be listed as simply having “less than 11 cases” among patients, residents or staff. That could be one or 10 cases.
Below, Anaheim supplements state data with weekly updates about facilities in our city. Anaheim’s data is current as of July 7.
Anaheim Healthcare Center
Anaheim Healthcare Center is a 215-bed facility on Beach Boulevard in west Anaheim.
According to state data, the facility has 126 cumulative patient cases, 15 of them active, 13 patient deaths and 69 cumulative staff cases, with none active.
Independent of state data, Anaheim is aware of 124 cumulative patient cases, with 29 new patients in the past week. There have been a total of 73 staff cases, with 24 new cases in the past week.
Sadly, there have been nine patient deaths at the facility. All were of advanced age with advanced medical conditions.
Buena Vista Care Center
Buena Vista Care Center is a 99-bed facility on Euclid Street south of Ball Road in west Anaheim.
According to state data, the facility has 26 cumulative patient cases, less than 11 of them active, less than 11 patient deaths and 21 cumulative staff cases, none of them active.
Independent of state data, we are aware of 25 cumulative cases, with one new patient in the past week. The facility reports 19 cumulative cases among staff, with four new cases in the past week.
Sadly, there have been six deaths at the facility.
Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Anaheim is a 154-bed facility on Ball Road near Knott Avenue in west Anaheim.
According to state data, the facility is listed as having less than 11 cumulative patient cases, none of them active, less than 11 patient deaths and 18 staff cases, none of them active.
Independent of state data, we are aware of 95 total, cumulative cases at Windsor Gardens, with one new patient in the past week.
The facility has seen a cumulative 45 staff cases, with two new cases this past week.
Sadly, we are aware of 18 deaths at the facility. All were older with advanced medical conditions, and our hearts to go to their families and friends.
Harbor Villa Care Center
Harbor Villa Care Center is a 99-bed facility on Harbor Boulevard near Ball Road.
According to state data, the facility is listed as having 69 total patient cases, none of them active, less than 11 patient deaths and 26 staff cases, none of them active.
Independent of state data, we are aware of 64 total cases, with no new cases in the past week. The facility reports 22 cases among staff, with two new cases this week.
Sadly, we are aware of 11 deaths at the facility.
Coventry Court Health Center
Coventry Court is a 97-bed facility on Euclid Street south of Katella Avenue.
According to state data, Coventry has 34 total cases, 20 of them active, less than 11 patient deaths and a total 22 staff cases, none of them active.
Independent of state data, we are aware of 42 total cases, with five new cases in the past week. The facility reports 28 cumulative staff cases, having seen nine new cases in the past week.
Sadly, we are aware of 10 deaths at Coventry.
Other skilled nursing facilities in Anaheim have or have seen past or current cases among patients and staff on a smaller scale.
As of July 11, the state reports 1,086 cumulative cases, 285 active, and 159 deaths among patients at skilled nursing facilities across the county. The state reports 861 cumulative cases among staff, with less than 100 of them active, and less than 100 deaths.
Ethnicity: OC Cases
OC Health provides case information by ethnicity as an additional point of reference in tracking coronavirus.
Here is the most recent ethnicity data for Orange County:
- Hispanic/Latino: 44 percent
- White: 26.3 percent
- Other: 18.8 percent
- Asian: 8.2 percent
- African American: 1.5 percent
- Multiple races: 0.6 percent
- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.5 percent
- American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2 percent
Here is information by ethnicity on deaths countywide:
- Hispanic/Latino: 37.7 percent
- White: 33.6 percent
- Asian: 16.3 percent
- Other: 7.8 percent
- African American: 1.5 percent
- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1.2 percent
- Multiple races: 1.5 percent
- American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.5 percent
This additional information can help us understand the impacts of coronavirus.
But it also shows that the virus does not discriminate and impacts everyone in our diverse county.
No group is responsible for the virus, and no one is immune from it.
Access to Testing
Updated: May 29
Testing is available across Anaheim and Orange County for those with and without symptoms and with and without insurance.
If you would like to get tested, you should start by calling your insurer or healthcare provider.
If they do not offer testing or make it available to everyone, or if you don’t have insurance, there are other options.
California Testing Sites
California is offering testing to essential workers through OptumServe, including in Buena Park, Orange, Santa Ana and San Juan Capistrano.
Testing is by appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
You can make an appointment by clicking here.
Find a map of California’s testing sites here.
The sites offer swab testing, also known as polymerise chain reaction, or PCR, testing.
Swab testing is the standard for determining whether someone is currently infected with COVID-19.
If you have insurance, your insurance will be billed. If you’re uninsured and can’t afford a test, the state of California will cover the cost.
Orange County Testing Sites
The Orange County Healthcare Agency offers testing through a network of providers, including in Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Tustin and other neighboring cities.
Appointments are required.
Find the full list of testing sites here.
To download a flyer of testing sites, in both English and Spanish, click here.
Testing is widely available across Anaheim at hospitals, urgent care clinics, doctors offices and other providers.
Start by calling your insurer or provider.
CVS Pharmacy is now offering drive-up testing by appointment at its Anaheim locations on Beach Boulevard, Katella Avenue and Brookhurst Street.
Find out more and make an appointment here.
Another Anaheim testing site, Golden West Medical Center and its A&C Urgent Care, is focused on testing for employees returning to workplaces.
Golden West provides both swab and antibody testing.
Antibody testing can be helpful in determining whether someone’s been previously exposed to coronavirus and for studying what that means for future immunity.
Note that antibody testing is not a good indicator of current infection. Nor can it guarantee immunity, as health experts are still unsure whether or not someone can be reinfected with COVID-19.
Golden West is not providing testing for those with COVID-19 symptoms.
If you have a fever, shortness of breath, a cough or other COVID-19 symptoms, you should contact your primary provider for guidance.
You can contact Golden West/A&C Urgent Care at (714) 634-4884.
No. 3: restaurant takeout, alcohol sales
- Allows restaurants to sell takeout alcoholic beverages in conjunction with the purchase of food at restaurants, extends alcoholic beverage sales to 2 a.m.
- See the order more here
No. 4: restaurant, retail signage
- Temporarily suspends special event permit requirement for businesses wanting to display signs informing customers of curbside pickup and food pickup services
- Find out more details here
- See the order here
No. 6: restaurant outdoor dining
Updated: July 8, 2020
The open spaces of Anaheim’s parks have stayed open during California’s stay-at-home order.
We encourage residents to use them for fresh air and walks.
But we still can’t have park gatherings beyond small groups from within the same household.
We are planning for the reopening of other parts of our parks, including playgrounds and picnic areas.
For now, here’s an update on where our other park and open spaces stand:
- Dog parks: open
- Tennis courts: open
- Pickleball courts: open
- Golf courses: open
- Hiking trails: open
- Walnut Canyon Reservoir trail: open
- Anaheim Coves: open
- Basketball courts, ball fields: open
- Playgrounds, picnic areas: in the coming weeks
- Splash pads: reopening later with guidance from California and Orange County
We know many are eager to get back to playing group sports again. Here’s where we stand based on state and county approvals:
- Adult sports leagues: softball only allowed to resume
- Youth sports: as of July 8, youth sports practices and games are not allowed under county and state restrictions
Summer concerts and movie nights at our Anaheim parks are one of our favorite parts of the summer.
Due to impacts from coronavirus and cautions about large gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all summer events.
We will still be holding modified day camps. Please check out Anaheim.net/PLAY for more information.
We thank everyone for your patience as we work toward safely and thoughtfully reopening our public spaces and your understanding for things that may not be able to come back just yet.
We’ll provide more updates as we progress further into reopening.
Updated June 19, 2020
With summer heat upon us, we know many are eager to see pools reopen in Anaheim.
The Orange County Health Care Agency June 11 cleared public and private pools to reopen with modifications after a several-month closure due to coronavirus.
Private pools in apartment complexes or neighborhood communities will reopen at the discretion and direction of the homeowner’s association or property manager.
See guidance from OC Health on pools reopening here.
Anaheim is beginning a phased reopening of Pearson Park Pool on June 19, with a thorough plan following state and county guidelines and public health best practices.
In the first phase, only swim teams and lessons will resume. Public swim is still on hold. We’ll provide updates on an opening date when we know more.
Starting Friday, June 19, the pool will be open to Anaheim Aquatics Association to resume safe practices adhering to social distancing and county sanitation recommendations.
On Saturday, July 11, the pool will be open to Anaheim YMCA staff and the public for swim lessons only. To find out more about how our modified swim lessons will work, visit our website. Among other changes, parents or caregivers may be asked by the instructor to attend a class to provide hands-on swim lessons instruction as needed. The YMCA will also offer private swim lessons.
Limited scholarships for swim lessons are available on a first come, first served basis to qualified applicants.
Please note the following programming changes:
- Pre-registration is required for all programs. There will be no on-deck registration at this time.
- Please enter the pool area from the east gate, on the left side of the building. At the entrances, participants will be asked a wellness questionnaire by YMCA staff and have their temperature read using a no-touch thermometer.
- Please exit the pool area via the south gate.
- Only the participants and one spectator will be allowed in the pool area during lessons.
- Locker rooms will be closed at this time.
- Restrooms will be accessible with limitations
Click here for more details and to register.
We are all eager to see full aquatics programs return, but we need to ensure we do our part to stem the spread of coronavirus and reopen safely and responsibly.
Thank you for your patience and we can’t wait to see you back soon.
Updated April 30:
School districts in Anaheim continue to provide distance learning while campuses are closed during California’s stay at home order.
During his April 28 coronavirus update, Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested the 2020-21 school year could start as early as late July to make up for any learning gaps caused by the closures of schools.
We are closely monitoring news from school districts in Anaheim on their plans for the 2020-21 school year.
We continue to make regular updates to this page.
Below are a few updates as of May 12.
Click below for details specific to each district. Please note this information is subject to change.
- Anaheim Union High School District
- Aug. 12 start, students will likely attend in-class session one or two days each week with the balance distance learning
- Anaheim Elementary School District
- Aug. 13 start
- Centralia Elementary School District
- Aug. 12 start
- Magnolia School District
- Orange Unified School District
- Aug. 19 start
- Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
- Sept. 1 start
- Savanna School District
- Aug. 10 start
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The coronavirus crisis has hit many Anaheim families hard, and you may be struggling to make ends meet. Paying your rent may already be difficult under normal circumstances, but lost jobs and work hours due to the virus have made it near impossible.
That’s why we implemented an eviction moratorium through June 30.
And we also offered a coronavirus Emergency Rental Assistance Program to help struggling renters who deferred rent payments since April 2020, up to $2,100.
The application period is closed on June 5. We received nearly 900 applications for rental assistance.
We expect to distribute information to applicants in July.
For those that need immediate help, we’re also partnering with the Orange County United Way Pandemic Relief Fund to offer $500 gift cards for those who qualify.
If you need help, please reach out to the number designated for the City Council district where you live. (Not sure? Find a map here).
- Districts 1, 2, 3: (714) 765-4500
- Districts 5, 6: (714) 765-6490
- Districts 3, 4, 5: (714) 765-5400
Face masks, coverings
Updated July 1, 2020
Anaheim has issued a citywide face covering requirement to support California’s June 18 guidance on face coverings in public.
As of July 1, the county of Orange also is requiring face coverings in accordance with California guidelines. You can read more on OC’s requirement here.
The Anaheim requirement, a binding order by our city manager under the city’s March 16 public health emergency declaration, makes state guidance for wearing face coverings mandatory in Anaheim.
The order is effective today, June 30. It applies to all residents and those working in or visiting Anaheim.
You can see a copy of the order here.
You can see copy of Anaheim’s emergency declaration here.
The face covering order requires the use of face coverings:
- Inside and in line for any indoor public space
- At any healthcare setting
- Using public transit or rideshare
- At workplaces in common areas
- For any food service, packaging or distribution
- In any room or enclosed area where you’re unable to distance from those outside your own household.
- Outside when within six feet of others
Those with special considerations would be exempt, and face coverings are not required in certain situations:
- Children younger than 2
- Those with health, mental or developmental considerations
- Those who face workplace risks from wearing a face covering
- Medical treatments where removal is necessary
- While eating or drinking
- While exercising outdoors or indoors when distanced from others
- While working outdoors when distanced
- Those who are incarcerated
While face coverings do not completely protect against coronavirus, they are seen as a positive mitigating factor as California and Anaheim reopen.
Experts say the wearing of face coverings, in addition to social distancing, helps protect others from someone who may be sick or a carrier of coronavirus and stem the spread in the community.
We know there are strong opinions on face coverings, and it’s important to remember that social distancing, sanitation and staying home are still the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the virus in our community.
But, remember, any covering provides more protection than none at all. And be sure to wash your face coverings often.
We thank you for doing your part to keep Anaheim healthy!
Anaheim City Hall
Updated July 2, 2020
Anaheim began a gradual, phased reopening of City Hall and Anaheim West Tower in June, after a three-month closure while we focused on addressing the coronavirus crisis in our city.
Here’s an update on where we’re at and what’s open to the public for in-person services.
- First floor Planning and Building
- Second floor Public Works counter
- Second floor City Clerk’s office
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Anaheim West Tower
- First floor Anaheim Public Utilities customer service office lobby
- First floor Anaheim cashier office
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What’s NOT open yet
- Floors 3 and higher
- Passport services at City Clerk
Anaheim West Tower
- Second floor office of Anaheim Housing Authority
- Second floor office of Anaheim Workforce Connection
- Second floor office of the state’s Employment Development Department
- Floors two and higher, with the exception of scheduled meetings at Gordon Hoyt Conference Center
Due to an increase in cases in the past several weeks as we begin reopening in our city and all of Orange County, we’re putting a hold on any additional opening at our civic center.
In line with guidance from local and state health experts, we’ll begin reopening more in-person services when the time is right.
In-person City Council meetings will also come later, with modifications.
Visitors to City Hall and Anaheim West Tower will be required to wear face coverings, which are now mandated in the city of Anaheim.
Read the "Face Masks, Coverings" section for more.
We also ask that you maintain physical distance of at least six feet and wash/sanitize your hands often.
In line with state guidelines and public health best practices, you’ll see some changes when you come to City Hall, such as signage and plastic barriers.
The safety of our employees and those visiting city facilities is our top priority as we look to reopen.
At City Hall, as was the case before the closure, visitors are asked to go through a security screening before entering.
For your convenience, we’ve added parking for the public at the lot on the corner of Mito Way and Broadway just south of City Hall, near the Chrysalis building. We’ll ask all members of the public to use the front entrance to access City Hall.
Those offices that are not yet open for in-person services are still here to serve you online or by phone.
To see a list of available services click here.
We thank everyone for their patience, understanding and cooperation during these unique times. We look forward to seeing you back soon.
There are no concerns about water from Anaheim Public Utilities, and no need to stock up on water.
Anaheim’s water meets or exceeds all state and federal guidelines and undergoes extensive disinfection, treatment and testing.
Coronavirus is an airborne virus. There are no concerns about it existing in or being transmitted from properly treated water.
So continue to enjoy Anaheim water.
Click here to read an FAQ about Anaheim’s water.
If you are experiencing financial hardship due to a loss of employment or other circumstances, give us a call at (714) 765-3300 to help you with programs and resources – bill deferrals, income qualified discounts, emergency assistance, medical allowances, fee waivers, and limiting disconnections are ways we can work with you to get through this unprecedented event together.
Click here for more info.
Anaheim: Entertainment, Sports
Updated July 2, 2020
Anaheim’s sports and entertainment venues, theme parks and convention center temporarily closed in March and are in various stages of reopening or preparing for reopening when the time is right.
Sports without fans are cleared to operate, and Angels Baseball has begun training at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in preparation for a 60-game season set by Major League Baseball with opening days on July 23 and 24.
You can read more here.
The National Hockey League plans a playoff and Stanley Cup championship with a start date still to be determined. But the Anaheim Ducks won’t qualify for the tournament.
You can read more here.
The Disneyland Resort previously announced a tentative reopening date of July 17 for its theme parks.
On June 24, Disneyland Resort said the reopening of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will be pushed back as the company awaits theme park reopening guidance from the state of California.
That is not expected until after July 4, and the parks will need more time to bring back staff and restart operations.
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel were set to reopen on July 23 and are also being pushed back.
We await further updates and will share them here.
The shops and restaurants of Downtown Disney District will reopen as previously scheduled on July 9.
Read Disney’s June 24 update here.
The state has not yet released guidelines or cleared concert venues to reopen at this point. Honda Center and City National Grove of Anaheim await further guidance before moving forward with reopening.
City National Grove has begun holding some outdoor events.
Anaheim Packing House reopened for limited dine-in service, in line with state guidelines, in late May.
The Anaheim Convention Center is preparing to resume events once it is safe to do so.
We expect the convention center to reopen in phases this year and in 2021, in accordance with state guidance.
Anaheim: Libraries, Community Services
We have temporarily closed libraries, community centers, main park features and halting some community services.
Anaheim’s senior centers closed March 13.
Here is a list:
- All libraries: Central Library, six branches across the city and the Anaheim Heritage Center
- Neighborhood stops of the Anaheim Public Mobile Library, also known as the Bookmobile
- Anaheim’s 11 community and youth centers across the city, including family resource centers and gymnasiums
- All fitness, gymnastics and other classes offered through Anaheim Community Services
- After-school recreation programs at parks and mobile recreation programs in neighborhoods, including Fun on Wheels
- Swim and aquatics programs
- Golf courses
See our Facebook post on partial park closures here.
Anaheim: Relaxed Parking Enforcement
As all of Anaheim comes together to address coronavirus, we have been relaxing some enforcement of parking violations, including for permit parking and street sweeping.
As we begin a phased reopening, we’re gradually resuming parking enforcement.
Thank you for being a good neighbor and doing your part to help us keep our streets clean.
We need your help to keep your neighborhood clean!
We are asking you to move your car again on your street sweeping day.
We began issuing warnings on June 1 and citations resumed on June 15.
We need your help to be a good neighbor!
We plan to resume enforcement for permit parking soon.
If you’re seeing parking issues in your neighborhood, please provide the location and vehicle descriptions so that Code Enforcement officers can respond and issue courtesy warnings to vehicles parked without a permit to help prepare for when full enforcement will begin.
Please renew your permit or apply for a new permit by to ensure you do not receive a citation when enforcement resumes.
You can get a permit easily online, there’s no need to come to City Hall.
Click here to apply.
Please note: To apply for or renew a permit, you’ll need a form of ID and a copy of your current vehicle registration. If the address on your ID does not match your registration, you’ll need a proof of address as well.
What To Do
The key symptoms of coronavirus infection, known as Covid-19, are high fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing and a cough.
Patients also can see fatigue, chills, aches, loss of taste and smell, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea and runny nose or congestion, per the federal Centers for Disease Control.
The majority of patients have only mild symptoms.
Runny nose, sneezing, a headache or sore throat alone are not symptoms of Covid-19.
If you have a high fever and respiratory symptoms, call your doctor, telemedicine line, walk-in clinic, hospital or other healthcare provider in advance.
Share any recent encounters with someone who was sick and any other relevant information.
The Orange County Health Care Agency has a coronavirus referral line: (800) 564-8448.
The line is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please see below for links to OC Health, California Public Health, the CDC and an infographic on best practices, including in Spanish.