Open Businesses and City Services

This page was last updated July 1, 2020

Open Local Businesses 

Per the State Health Officer, Face Coverings are mandatory when physical distancing cannot be maintained.


Restaurants may currently be open for OUTDOOR sit-down dining and patio seating. They must follow the state guidelines for safe operations, including a COVID-19 prevention plan, a risk assessment of all work areas, and training for employees about how to follow the plan. Please consult the State of California’s Guidance and Checklist for Dine-In Restaurants.
  • All dining and outdoor patio seating must be spaced to ensure six-foot physical distancing requirements are met at all times
  • Face coverings must be worn by all patrons at all times when not eating or drinking
  • Bars are not allowed to be open at this time

Retail stores may open for in-person shopping as long as they follow the state guidelines for safe operations, including a COVID-19 prevention plan, a risk assessment of all work areas, and training for employees about how to follow the plan. Please consult the State of California’s Guidance and Checklist for Shopping Centers and Destination Shopping.

  • Retail shopping must maintain six-foot physical distancing requirements
  • Retail shopping includes malls and outlet center, plus curbside pickup

Other Business Sectors may open as they follow the state guidelines for safe operations. Click on each business sector to read the Orange County or California State guidelines.

Under current guidelines, certain businesses must remain closed. If you have questions about your business, please consult the Orange County and California State guidelines. Closed sectors include:

  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Worship services
  • Protests
  • Offices for non-essential sectors
  • Nail salons, hair salons, body waxing, massage therapy, and tattoo parlors
  • Youth sports practices, team drills, and training
  • Bars, wineries, and tasting rooms
  • Movie theaters
  • Family entertainment centers, such as bowling alleys, miniature golf, and batting cages
  • Zoos and aquariums
  • Live theater
  • Saunas and steam rooms
  • Nightclubs
  • Concert venues
  • Festivals
  • Theme parks
  • Higher education


Open City Functions and Facilities

Beaches — Closed on July 4 and July 5. Open other times. Physical distancing required, face masks recommended.

City Council Meetings — Proceeding with the opportunity for the public to participate from homeClick here for instructions about using Zoom

City Hall — Open to the public. All persons entering City Hall will receive a health screening upon entry and will wear a mask when meeting with another person. Although we are open for drop-in in-person consultations, we are trying to work via telephone and video meetings whenever possible. Physical distancing must be practiced whenever possible. This video will show you what to expect when you arrive at City Hall. For questions please call (949) 497-0311 during regular business hours.

Committee, Subcommittee, and Board Meetings — Planning Commission and Design Review Board meetings will be conducted in the manner of City Council meetings with the opportunity for the public to participate from home. The Emergency Disaster Preparedness Committee and Parking, Transit, and Circulation Committees have resumed meeting via Zoom. All other committee meetings are canceled for the time being. 

Dog Parks — Open. Dog Parks close for wet and muddy conditions and close weekly for maintenance. The Dog Park in Laguna Canyon closes on Wednesdays and the Dog Play Area in Moulton Meadows Park closes on Thursdays.

Fire Road — Open for active recreation.

Parks — All City parks are open, but playgrounds remain closed. Please read the signs. Large gatherings are not permitted at City parks.

Pool — Open for lap swim only, one person per lane, by reservation only.

Street Sweeping Parking Enforcement  In effect.

Tennis and Pickleball Courts — Open for one-on-one play only. No spectators.

Trailheads — All trailheads are open.

Closed City Functions and Facilities

Animal Shelter — Closed to the public, except by appointment. Residents who need to visit the shelter to pick up a recovered pet, schedule the adoption of a pet, or to purchase a dog license, may do so by calling the Animal Shelter at (949) 497-3552 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. seven days a week. 

Basketball Courts— Closed.

Concerts – Sunset Serenades and Concerts in the Park are postponed until late summer or early fall, date to be determined. 

Playgrounds – Closed.

Recreation Classes – All in-person summer camps and recreation classes are canceled until after Labor Day.

Trolley Service — Suspended through Labor Day.

Volleyball Courts – Closed.