COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

This page was updated on August 7, 2020.

This is the City of La Palma’s central location for local updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The City continues to closely monitor the coronavirus situation and is in regular communications with the County of Orange Healthcare Agency and other community partners. 

Latest Updates

  • July 24, 2020: Click here to see Orange County’s case count and testing data, which is updated daily.
  • July 1, 2020: Governor Newsom issued an order that restaurants will have to stop offering inside, sit-down service effective immediately and can only offer outdoor and takeout service. 
  • July 1, 2020: The County of Orange issued an amended County Health Officer Order, closing all Orange County bars, pubs, breweries, and brewpubs that do not provide dine-in meals effective July 2.  
  • June 19, 2020: Nail salons, waxing studios, and tattoo parlors are permitted to reopen.
  • June 18, 2020: California Department of Public Health released guidance requiring Californians to wear a face covering in most settings outside the home.
  • June 5, 2020: Additional businesses will be allowed to open no sooner than June 12, such as fitness facilities, hotels, movie theaters, bars, and wineries.
  • May 26, 2020: Barbershops and hair salons in Orange County are now able to reopen as announced by Governor Newsom.
  • May 23, 2020: The State of California has approved the County of Orange’s plan to accelerate local businesses into Stage Two, which includes reopening of restaurants, retail, and some limited services. 
  • May 20, 2020: Check out Statewide Industry Guidelines and ReOpen OC Safely, which provide requirements and best practices for reopening your business safely.
  • May 13, 2020: Check out the Governor’s Resilience Roadmap for reopening businesses. 
  • May 7, 2020: Governor Newsom released updated industry guidelines for Stage 2 reopening, which begins on Friday, May 8.   
  • May 4, 2020: Governor Newsom provided an update on California’s progress toward Stage 2 reopening. Check out the full press release for more information.  
  • April 30, 2020: Governor Newsom signs executive order on marriages that allows adults to obtain marriage licenses via videoconferencing rather than in person amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the press release for more information.
  • April 24, 2020: Governor Newsom announced new initiatives to support older Californians during the pandemic. Learn about the new senior programs by checking out this press release.
  • April 21, 2020: Effective Friday, April 24, certain employees must wear face coverings in Orange County. Read the press release for further guidance. 
  • April 15, 2020: Governor Newsom announces new initiatives to support California workers impacted by COVID-19.
  • April 9, 2020: The County issued a recommendation strongly encouraging all employees at essential businesses to wear a face covering at work and all residents engaged in essential activities outside the home to do the same.
  • April 2, 2020: Recent guidelines by the California Department of Public Health states that Californians who leave their homes to conduct essential activities should wear face coverings, if they feel comfortable doing so, and practice strict hand washing before & after touching the face covering.
  • April 1, 2020: All City facilities temporarily closed to the public. Learn more.
  • March 27, 2020: The County started releasing COVID-19 cases by city. Here’s where to find the latest information.
  • March 20, 2020: Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The County of Orange released a helpful FAQ sheet to help residents understand the Governor’s order.
  • March 18, 2020: The County issued Amended Health Order and Guidance and FAQ Sheet in light of new and changing State guidelines and to provide clarity for Orange County residents and businesses. It is important for all residents and businesses to read the Amended Order and Guidance in its entirety.
  • March 17, 2020:The La Palma City Council declared a local state of emergency to enhance capabilities to respond to COVID-19. This resolution allows the City to promptly take the actions necessary to protect public health, safety, and welfare within the City, coordinate with other government agencies, and seek federal, state, and county assistance as needed.  
Coronavirus COVID-19

Impacts to City Services & Events

Click here to learn about closure and postponements of City services and events.

Resources

We’ve compiled a list of resources for seniors, children, and businesses impacted by COVID-19. 


Additional Information

County of Orange Healthcare Agency

COVID-19 Hotline: 1-833-426-6411
Healthcare Agency Website
Healthcare Agency Facebook
Healthcare Agency Twitter 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

General Information
Latest News
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Coronavirus Rumor Control webpage