Irvine Community News & Views is closely monitoring the coronavirus locally and how this global health crisis is impacting Irvine residents so that we can provide our community with accurate and timely information.
Irvine Unified School District (IUSD)
All IUSD schools and facilities are closed, with classes being moved online. IUSD will provide free breakfasts and lunches to any IUSD student who wants one. For more information from IUSD, click here.
Irvine Schools in Tustin Unified School District (TUSD)
All TUSD schools are closed, with classes being moved online. TUSD will provide Grab-and-Go lunches and breakfasts to TUSD students. For the latest information from TUSD, click here.
Orange County Public Library System
All Orange County libraries — including the three Irvine branches — are closed. To access digital products through the Orange County Public Library system, click here.
City Hall & City-sponsored Community Events
Irvine City Hall is closed but the police department located inside City Hall is open. All City-sponsored community events, youth recreational activities, and adult classes have been canceled until further notice.
All three Irvine Senior Centers (Rancho, Lakeview and Trabuco) are closed until further notice. TRIPS ride services have been suspended until further notice. The Congregate Meal Program has transitioned to a delivery-only service to active, registered participants only.
Irvine Animal Care Center
The Irvine Animal Care Center is open for appointment-only pet adoptions. To learn more, click here.
University of California, Irvine
UCI has canceled all in-person classes, athletic events, performing arts activities, and their spring graduation ceremonies. The Barclay Theatre is closed until at least August 31st. For the very latest, click here.
UCI Medical Center has been working with statewide and national health experts in tracking the outbreak and containing the spread of the coronavirus. Click here to access the UCI Medical Center’s coronavirus page.
Irvine Valley College
The Irvine Valley College (IVC) campus is closed. All classes have been moved online. The school has arranged for students in need to receive free access to the Internet as well as laptops and hotspot loans. For the latest information, click here.
Curbside To-Go at the Spectrum
With in-dining at local restaurants no longer an option, most of your favorite restaurants at the Irvine Spectrum are now offering curbside to-go pickup, with 8 convenient pick-up locations. To learn which restaurants are participating and where the pick-up locations are, click here.
Irvine’s U.S. Congressional Representative and former UCI Law Professor, Katie Porter made national news when she successfully pressured the Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to agree to authorize free coronavirus testing for all Americans, regardless of insurance. To watch the powerful exchange between Congresswoman Katie Porter and CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, click here.
The Orange County Public Health Agency has set up a phone line to answer questions from the public about the coronavirus. Staff is available to answer questions daily (even weekends) from 8am until 5pm via their Health Referral Line at (833) 426-6411.
Irvine Community News & Views will continue to keep our readers updated on the very latest information regarding the impact of the coronavirus on our local community.