Coronavirus Updates

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The response to the Coronavirus outbreak is fluid. The City of Lake Forest is taking precautions in accordance with recommendations from the federal, state and county officials.

State, County recommend face masks when in public. The face masks reduce the chance of spreading coronavirus but do not replace the need for social distancing and other healthy practices.

The County has set up three hotlines:

  • For COVID-19 medical questions, call the Health Referral Line 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. daily at (800) 564-8448.  
  • For non-medical questions, such as access to County services or for services for those in need, call the County hotline at (833) 426-6411.
  • For business help, call the County Economic and Business Recovery Hotline at (714) 480-6500.

The County has also set up a webpage with coronavirus information and resources: 

The state has a hotline for those over 65 years old impacted by coronavirus. Call 1-833-544-2374:

The City will post updates, advisories and other materials on this page as they become available. Residents are also advised to call the Lake Forest Hotline at 461-3536 for City updates. Additionally, the City asks residents to register for Nixle text alerts by texting LakeForest to 888777 or go to to register for texts, emails or voice messages.

If you have additional questions, please call the City at 461-3400.

Lake Forest Updates

Updated April 2, 2020

  • The City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on April 7. The meeting will be closed to the public, but the public can submit comments that will be read to the Council via email, Comments must be received before 6 p.m. to be read during the meeting. The meeting agenda is at
  • The Lake Forest Golf & Practice Center is closed.
  • The parking lot at Heroes Park is closed.
  • Playgrounds in the City are closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Parks remain open, and staff is monitoring to ensure visitors follow proper health guidelines, such as social distancing.
  • Commission meetings in April are canceled. 
  • The City Council on Tuesday, March 17 declared a local emergency, allowing the City to recoup funds spent on the coronavirus outbreak.
  • City Hall, The Clubhouse (Senior Center), Community Center, Recreation Center at the Lake Forest Sports Park and Etnies Skatepark are closed to the public through April. 
  • All special events, activities and camps through May are cancelled or postponed.

Message from the MayorNeeki Moatazedi Opens in new window

The City continues to serve residents and provide essential services during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Click here to read the letter from Mayor Neeki Moatazedi.

Governor issues stay at home order

Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday, March 19, issued a statewide stay at home order. The order includes exceptions for essential services, such as gas stations, pharmacies, food stores, farmers’ markets, take-out restaurants, banks and laundromats.  

Click here to see the Governor’s order

Click here to see the exceptions referenced in the Governor’s order.

Community Development and Public Works

The City has adopted new protocols for permits and inspections during the coronavirus outbreak. Please click here the new protocols.

Planning Division

Jennifer Weiss
(949) 461-3462

Code Enforcement Division

Afrouz Rashidian
(949) 461-3474


Ron Santos
(949) 461-3449

Building Division

(949) 461-3470
Yasmin Houshyar
Building Inspection Line
(888) 890-6298