March 26, 2021
Anaheim continues to respond to the coronavirus outbreak with vaccines, testing, community assistance and daily updates at and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The newsletter is a weekly summary. This week's issue includes:

  • Anaheim and OC case update
  • Vaccine update
  • Reopening
  • Rental assistance

We thank everyone in Anaheim for doing your part to stem the spread of coronavirus in our community, and we want you to know that as your city, we're here for you.
Anaheim cases: 41,408
Anaheim continues to see new COVID-19 cases but is in steady decline from the winter surge.

But, with additional reopening measures, it's important we continue to fight COVID in all we do so we don't see cases go up again.

Anaheim saw an increase of 95 cases in the seven days from March 20-26, while Orange County saw 787 new cases in that time. Both figures are lower than a week earlier.

Anaheim is at a cumulative 41,408 cases, with 5,301 among children. 

Orange County is at a cumulative 250,095 cases, with 25,983 among children.

Sadly, Anaheim has seen 821 people pass from complications of COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus. The county has seen a total of 4,684 deaths.

Our hearts go out to the families who have lost someone dear to them.

The county has processed a total of 3,296,249 polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests, the standard for diagnosing COVID-19 cases.

Anaheim and Orange County remain in red Tier 2, the second most restrictive in the state's reopening framework.

If trends continue to hold, we expect to move into the next tier, the orange Tier 3, sometime next week. Read more below.

The state's tiers are primarily based on two measurements, each determined by calculating the seven-day average with a seven-day lag:

  • Average positivity rate of testing
  • Average new daily cases per 100,000 residents

The county's current case rate is 3.5 per 100,000 residents.

The county's current positivity rate is 2.1 percent.

The county's current positivity rate among our harder-hit, low-income communities is 3.2 percent.

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We continue to dispense vaccines in our city and county at Anaheim's large POD sites and mobile clinics in harder-hit areas.

In our data below we now include the percent of eligible seniors who have been vaccinated based on county data.

See more on vaccines below.

Here's a look at the latest data by ZIP codes in our city.

92804: southwest Anaheim

Knott Avenue to the west to Euclid Street to the east, and from Lincoln Avenue to the north to Ball Road to the south. The ZIP code is the most populous in Anaheim. It is also home to the most skilled nursing facilities along and near Beach Boulevard.

  • Population: 92,854
  • Total Cases: 10,128
  • Nursing facility cases: 667
  • Deaths: 286 with 132 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 3.6 percent, up from 2.7 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 4.6, up from 3.4 the week prior
  • Seniors (65+) vaccinated: 61.5 percent, up from 59.6 percent the week prior

92805: central Anaheim

Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway to the west to State College Boulevard, and from the Riverside (91) Freeway to the north to Orangewood Avenue to the south. The ZIP code has the second highest population.

  • Population: 75,069
  • Total Cases: 9,773
  • Nursing facility cases: 104
  • Deaths: 151 with 20 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 3.7 percent, up from 3.1 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 5.9, up from 5.5 the week prior
  • Seniors (65+) vaccinated: 61.3 percent, up from 58.6 percent the week prior

92801: northwest Anaheim

Western Avenue to the west to East Street to the east, Lincoln Avenue to the south to the Riverside (91) Freeway to the north. The ZIP code is home to third highest population.

  • Population: 63,483
  • Total cases: 7,634
  • Nursing facility cases: 146
  • Deaths: 142 with 33 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 4.7 percent, up from 4 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 7.4, up from 6.1 the week prior
  • Seniors (65+) vaccinated: 65.3 percent, up from 62.7 percent the week prior

92802: central-south Anaheim

Euclid Street to the west to the Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway to the west, and from Lincoln Avenue to the north to Orangewood Avenue to the south. The ZIP code has the fourth largest number of people.

  • Population: 44,456
  • Total cases: 5,307
  • Nursing facility cases: 183
  • Deaths: 116 with 47 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 2.9 percent, up from 2.8 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 3.2, unchanged
  • Seniors (65+) vaccinated: 59.1 percent, up from 57.2 percent the week prior

92806: central-east Anaheim

State College Boulevard to the west to Tustin Avenue to the east, and from Orangethorpe Avenue to the north to the Santa Ana River to the south. The ZIP code has the fifth largest number of people.

  • Population: 41,980
  • Total cases: 4,531
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 56
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 1.6 percent, up from 1.3 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 3.7, down from 6.5 the week prior
  • Seniors (65+) vaccinated: 59.6 percent, up from 56.6 percent the week prior

92807: Anaheim Canyon, part of east Anaheim

Tustin Avenue to the west to Fairmont Boulevard to the east, Orangethorpe Avenue to the north to Serrano Avenue to the south. The area has the sixth most people.

  • Population: 37,119
  • Total cases: 2,590
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 46
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 3.8 percent, up from 3 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 5.8, up from 5 the week prior
  • Seniors (65+) vaccinated: 72.8 percent, up from 71.5 percent the week prior

92808: east Anaheim

Fairmont Boulevard to the west into the eastern open space, from Riverside (91) Freeway to the north to southern city boundary. The ZIP code includes part of Anaheim's eastern open space with no homes and has the fewest people.

  • Population: 21,603
  • Total cases: 1,210
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 16
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 1.8 percent, down from 2.5 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 2.6, up from 2 the week prior
  • Seniors (65+) vaccinated: 73.5 percent, up from 72 percent the week prior

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Vaccines: celebrating milestones in Anaheim
The Anaheim Ducks joined the city of Anaheim and the county of Orange this week to celebrate an exciting milestone in our efforts to vaccinate our community, save lives, stop the spread of the virus and get back to normal.

In just one month at the Super POD at Anaheim Convention Center, we got 100,000 shots in arms of those eligible. And since January, Anaheim alone gave 300,000 COVID-19 vaccines at the Super POD, the Anaheim POD at Disneyland Resort and a prior fire facility vaccine site.

On March 23, Anaheim Ducks mascot Wild Wing, DJ JoJo and four inflatable "Enforcers" joined us onsite to provide entertainment, selfie opportunities and free swag to POD staff, volunteers and those getting vaccinated.

As a city, we're doing all we can to support the county and get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. As supply increases to the county from the state and federal government, we stand ready to offer even more appointments at the Anaheim sites.

In April, eligibility for vaccines will be dramatically expanded.

Starting April 1, those 50 and older will be eligible to get vaccinated.

And on April 15, all Californians over the age of 16 will be eligible for a vaccine.

Of course, appointments will be required and will depend on supply. But we expect to be able to offer many more vaccines to residents soon.

If you haven't already, now is the perfect time to register on the county's appointment system at You'll be able to input your information and get in a virtual queue.

You will receive an email from Othena when it's your turn to make an appointment.

You can also explore other vaccine options in the county, including state sites, pharmacies or your doctor's office.

We need everyone to get vaccinated to help save lives and stop the spread of the virus so we can proceed with further reopening and finally put this crisis behind us.

Thank you for doing your part to fight COVID!

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More reopening expected
Anaheim and Orange County are soon expected to advance to orange Tier 3, the second most permissive in California’s color-coded, four-tier reopening system.

Orange Tier 3 will bring additional flexibility for businesses across our city as we see cases fall and vaccines increase.

We will find out Tuesday whether we’ve logged the required two weeks with case rate and testing positivity numbers within orange Tier 3 requirements. 

From there, we would await an exact date that we move into orange Tier 3. As with most things related to coronavirus, it’s complicated. 

We could see changes take effect as early as Thursday, or 48 hours later.

There’s another California requirement that we stay in our current tier, red Tier 2, for 21 days before advancing. That would take us to Sunday.

We just don’t have clarity yet on what direction the state will provide.

Either way, we're likely to move into orange Tier 3 in early April.

Here’s a summary of key changes:

  • Bowling alleys: allowed to reopen at 25 percent capacity
  • Breweries without food: indoor operations at 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Gyms, fitness, dance studios, indoor playgrounds: indoors at 25 percent capacity
  • Hotels: can continue hosting guests; gyms open at 25 percent capacity, indoor pools open
  • Places of worship: indoors at 50 capacity
  • Angels Baseball: with fans at 33 percent capacity, up from 20 percent in red Tier 2
  • Restaurants: indoor, 50 percent capacity
  • Disneyland theme parks: 25 percent capacity, up from 15 percent in red Tier 2

For a full list, please see

We continue to await state guidance on the Anaheim Convention Center, Honda Center and banquets and other private events.

As businesses reopen, we need everyone to keep fighting COVID in all you do.

Support businesses, but do so safely by wearing masks, keeping distance, sanitizing hands and respecting essential workers.
Rent assistance applications due March 31
Have you struggled to pay your rent amid the pandemic? We can help.

The deadline is fast approaching for Anaheim's Emergency Rental Assistance Program. If you owe rent to your landlord due to impacts from the coronavirus crisis, be sure to get your application in online by March 31.

For income qualified Anaheim renters, the city will pay 80 percent of rent owed if landlords agree to forgive the remaining 20 percent, in line with the state’s eviction protection program.

If a landlord chooses not to participate in the program, their tenant can still apply to get 25 percent of their rent owed.

There is no cap on how much assistance each household can receive. The city will give priority to households making less than 50 percent of area median income and those who are unemployed.

Those who received assistance in the first phase of the city's rental assistance program, which concluded in October, can reapply for additional help.

The program is funded through state and federal funds allocated directly to Anaheim for rent help.

Questions? Call us at (714) 765-4300, ext. 4890.
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