Community Link Newsletter





Community Link

June 18, 2021 | Edition 25

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. 

City of Irvine

Our Doors are Open!

City of Irvine facilities are open to the public for in-person visits. While we have resumed many City operations to their pre-COVID-19 format, we are still operating a digital City Hall for those not ready to visit us in person. Please visit to learn how you can conduct business with us and how we can serve you throughout the transition to a fully open economy. 

Beginning Monday, June 21, all patrons entering City facilities without a mask must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under CDC requirements. By entering City facilities without a mask, you attest that you are fully vaccinated.


Masks are required by all in any facility with childcare and on public transportation, including TRIPS.


We thank you for your patience as we closely follow the evolving situation. 

Vaccine clinics

Get Vaccinated to Help Accomplish Irvine's Goal!

Mayor Farrah N. Khan has joined together in the US Conference of Mayors Vaccine Challenge to get 70% of American adults vaccinated with at least one shot before July 4 – but she is taking it a step further, challenging Irvine to be 75% fully vaccinated by July 4, 2021!

To this end, we are offering COVID-19 vaccinations in the Irvine community. Visit to learn moreTogether we can accomplish Mayor Khan's quest to vaccinate our community against COVID-19! 

Movies on the Lawn

Catch a Movie on the Lawn! 

Movies on the Lawn returns to the Orange County Great Park this summer, kicking off June 26 with an outdoor screening of The War with Grandpa. Movies begin after sunset, and individual safely spaced picnic circles will be available for groups to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed. Come enjoy a favorite summer tradition various Saturday evenings through August 21. Admission is free but advance registration is required at Registration for the first Movies on the Lawn is now open. Space is limited, so reserve your tickets!


Mosquito Awareness Week: Bite Back!  

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is next week! The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District is here to help educate you on the dangers of mosquitoes and the importance of mosquito control in the prevention of disease. They offer the following tips:

  • Apply mosquito repellents to exposed skin before going outdoors; reapply as recommended.
  • Wear repellent containing DEET®, Picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
  • Close all unscreened doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home or space; repair broken or damaged screens.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and opt for lighter colored clothing.

For more information, including how to stop mosquito breeding near your home, please visit

50th anniversary

Fun Fact for 50 Years of Incorporation 

Lyndon B. Johnson

Fifty-seven years ago, on June 20, 1964, 15,000 people gathered in an open field on The Irvine Ranch to witness history as President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Irvine for the dedication ceremony of the University of California, Irvine. Not only was this historical for the university, but it was the first time an active U.S. president had visited Orange County. Arriving via helicopter due to security concerns after John F. Kennedy’s assassination just six months earlier, Johnson addressed the crowd and visited the dedication plaque seen here, which has been installed outside the campus library.  
Photo credit: UCI Special Collection Archive


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

June 21 | 5:30 p.m.

Finance Commission 


June 21 | 3 p.m.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


June 22 | 2 & 4 p.m.
OCGP & City Council

June 23 | 9:30 a.m.
Waste Management Virtual Town Hall

View the City Calendar 

Irvine Cares