In keeping with evolving state and county guidance, the City of Irvine will modify or re-open many recreation services and programs. The City has scheduled modified summer camps, opening aquatic centers for limited programs, and will open museum and gallery spaces at the Orange County Great Park.
The Orange County Health Care Agency Director, following state guidance, has given approval for additional businesses to open Friday, June 12, including community and HOA pools, day camps, gyms, movie theaters, and more.
Irvine businesses that are part of Orange County's 5th Supervisorial District will have the opportunity to apply for the th District Small Business Grant Relief Program. This County Program provides support to businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Flip through a special online summer edition of Inside Irvine for the latest information on City news and activities. Read about the many ways our community has come together as we fight the spread of COVID-19 — from helpful volunteers to City staff providing essential services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.