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COVID-19 Small Business Support Program Grant Application 06/03/2020

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Irvine’s small businesses (with 25 or fewer employees), the City of Irvine has committed its allocation of approximately $5,000,000 in one-time federal CARES Act funding to create a small business support program. The application is now open through June 30.

City of Irvine to Launch Small Business Support Program on June 3 06/02/2020

The City of Irvine will launch the Small Business Support Program to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19 on local small businesses on Wednesday, June 3 at 8 a.m. Businesses located in Irvine with 25 or fewer employees are eligible to apply.  COVID-19 Resources

Mayor Christina L. Shea Community Update - May 31, 2020 05/31/2020

Read the community update from Mayor Christina L. Shea regarding the peaceful protest at the Irvine Civic Center in response to the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Irvine City Council Establishes Program to Support Small Businesses 05/29/2020

At a meeting on May 29, the Irvine City Council voted to establish a program to provide financial support to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Funding for the Local Business Support Program comes from a $5 million grant from the County of Orange, through the federally approved CARES Act. COVID-19 Resources

Irvine City Council Does Not Reach Agreement for COVID-19 Testing 05/27/2020

At its meeting on May 26, the Irvine City Council unanimously voted to not approve a contract with US Health Fairs for drive-up COVID-19 testing after it could not reach an agreement with the nonprofit organization.

County of Orange Moves into Stage Two of California’s Resiliency Roadmap 05/23/2020

The County of Orange’s plan to move into Stage Two has been approved by the State of California. Certain businesses with adaptions, such as in-person dining reservations and retail shopping with social distancing and curbside pickup, will be allowed to re-open.  COVID-19 Resources

Watch: May 21 Virtual Town Hall Meeting featuring Business Recovery 05/21/2020

The City of Irvine hosted its fourth Virtual Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Christina Shea and Councilmember Melissa Fox on Thursday, May 21 featuring a discussion about business recovery with community business leaders Bryan Starr, Lucy Dunn, Mike Daniel, and Ken Gillett. Watch on-demand now. COVID-19 Resources

City of Irvine Ranked 7th in the Nation for Public Park Access 05/20/2020

The City of Irvine has been ranked seventh in the nation by the Trust for Public Land annual ParkScore Index, which ranks the nation’s 100 largest cities based on factors including park access, acreage, investment, and amenities. Irvine...

Virtual Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Business Recovery 05/18/2020

The public is invited to attend a Virtual Town Hall meeting on Thursday, May 21, from 10 to 11 a.m. as City leaders hold a joint discussion on business recovery with members of the Irvine business community.

Orange County’s Board of Supervisors, Mayors of 33 Cities Urge Congress, White House to Provide Immediate, Direct Funding 05/13/2020

All of Orange County’s mayors and county supervisors are now calling on Congress and President Trump to provide immediate, direct funding to all local governments in the next stimulus bill. Read the letter from the County of Orange Board of Supervisors and all current Orange County Mayors.  COVID-19 Resources

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