Community Link Newsletter





Community Link

May 21, 2021 | Edition 21

Welcome to the Community Link Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter aims to keep residents and businesses connected to us and all that is going on in and throughout the City. You can connect with us and learn more by visiting our website at, and following us on our social media channels, listed at the bottom of this email. We look forward to connecting with you. 


COVID-19 Mask Guidance & Yellow Tier Movement


California to Keep Existing Mask Guidance in Place Until June 15
The California Department of Public Health announced recently that it will wait until June 15 to implement the CDC's new mask guidelines, which allow people who are fully vaccinated to go without a mask in most indoor settings. Until that time, California will keep the existing guidance around masks in place. 

The City of Irvine’s Executive Order, updated May 5, remains in place and falls in line with the current guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health and implemented in Orange County. These guidelines are to be followed by all residents and businesses in Irvine until June 15.

Orange County to Move to Yellow Tier in Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Effective May 19, Irvine and Orange County moved into the Yellow Tier in the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The transition to the Yellow Tier is a result of tracked case rate data falling below the two cases per 100,000 residents' threshold.

You can view a complete list of sector operations allowed in each tier from the California Department of Public Health. Visit our COVID-19 resource page for City facility updates, and other City-related information.

For more information, visit CDPH's Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy


Citywide Vaccine Clinics


Have you gotten your COVID-19 vaccination yet? In addition to the vaccine clinic at the Orange County Great Park, the City is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations at convenient neighborhood locations on weekends and evenings to provide more opportunities for the public to get vaccinated.

Appointments are available beginning May 22 for the Moderna and Pfizer (for those ages 12 and older) vaccines; available vaccines vary by site. Appointments are required for the neighborhood vaccination clinics. Appointments are recommended, but not required at the Orange County Great Park drive-thru site. For a complete list of locations, dates, and times, and to book your appointment, visit


Help Collect 1 Million Diapers

If the last year has proven one thing, it's that Irvine cares about its community! The City of Irvine is proud to support HomeAid Orange County in their goal of supporting families with young children experiencing homelessness by donating to the Essentials Diaper Drive. Help HomeAid reach its goal of 1 million diapers by dropping off unopened, new diapers and wipes to the Irvine Civic Center or Orange County Great Park Visitors Center. Donations will be collected through June 11. Learn more at

Bicycle Award

Bicycle Friendly Award

Put your helmets on Irvine riders! The City of Irvine has just been designated as a Silver level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists – and just in time for national bike month!

This award honors communities with a strong commitment to bicycling and recognizes the groundwork laid by local leaders to improve and innovate, ensuring that the joy of biking is safe and accessible to all. Where will your bike take you this weekend? Find a route through our 364 miles of bikeways at

Love Irvine

Love Irvine Citywide Serve Day: May 22

The nationwide "Love Our Cities" effort aims to connect people who want to help those who need help by working with various nonprofit service providers, schools, government entities, and schools.

The City of Irvine is participating by joining, businesses, faith-based organizations, and agencies in Love Irvine's 1st Annual Citywide Serve Day, May 22. This is an opportunity for the whole community to work together to practically serve and make a difference in our City. Help enhance our community by joining us to pick up litter May 22 on the Jeffrey Open Space Trail from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. To learn more about Love Irvine and their service efforts, and to register as a volunteer, visit

Summer Art Market

Visit the Summer Art Market at the Great Park

The City of Irvine invites the community to the Irvine Summer Art Market, a monthly outdoor artisans' marketplace at the Orange County Great Park. Once a month through August, enjoy the park while browsing unique locally made wares and viewing live art demonstrations. The first Irvine Summer Art Market is Sunday, May 23, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Palm Court Arts Complex at the Great Park. Additional events will be held on Sundays, June 20, July 18, and August 15. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit

50th anniversary

At 50, New City of Irvine is Evergreen

Green Cities

Did you know the City of Irvine was distinctly designed to be built as a place where not only our residents would succeed, but the land itself? Long before our City's incorporation, the groundwork was laid to create one of America's most livable cities. Check out the full story by the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce and the Irvine Standard. 


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

May 22 | 9:30 -11:30 a.m. 
Love Irvine Citywide Serve Day


May 23 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Art Market at OCGP


May 25 | 2 & 4 p.m.

OCGP & City Council Meeting 

June 6 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Super Pet Adoption

View the City Calendar 

Irvine Cares