Nov. 6, 2020
Anaheim continues to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

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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.

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Anaheim cases: 10,492

Anaheim is at a cumulative 10,492 past, active and recovered cases since reporting by city began in March, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

There were 290 new cases recorded across all of Anaheim's seven ZIP codes in the past seven days, up from 272 the week prior.

Anaheim has a cumulative total of 1,031 cases among children ages 18 down to infants.

As of Nov. 6, Anaheim has seen 326 people pass from complications of COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends who have lost someone dear to them.

Anaheim's cumulative cases represent 2.9 percent of our city's total population of 359,339.

The county reports a seven-day average testing positivity rate and seven-day average daily case rate per 100,000 residents for each Anaheim ZIP code.

Both indicators are calculated with a seven-day lag and updated every Tuesday.

The rates are calculated by dividing the seven-day daily case average by the ZIP code population then multiplying that by 100,000. The measurements do not include cases among inmates.

On a county level, these are two of the three indicators used by the state to determine which colored tier Orange County falls into for reopening.

The third indicator is a health equity measurement. Learn more about that on our reopening page.

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: 2,651
  • Nursing facility cases: 408
  • Deaths: 128 with 83 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 5.0 percent, up from 3.3 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 8.3, up from 4.3 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: 2,571
  • Nursing facility cases: 73
  • Deaths: 58 with 15 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 7.1 percent, down from 7.7 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 9.1, down from 8.8 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: 1,866
  • Nursing facility cases: 68
  • Deaths: 47 with 19 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 5.8 percent, up from 5.2 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 7.7, up from 6.8 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: 1,323
  • Nursing facility cases: 86
  • Deaths: 50 with 27 from nursing facilities
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 4.3 percent, down from 4.8 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 4.5, down from 6.1 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: 1,209
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 21
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 6.3 percent, down from 6.5 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 6.8, down from 8.2 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: 566
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: 15
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 5.1 percent, up from 4.6 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 8.4, up from 6.5 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: 237
  • Nursing facility cases: none
  • Deaths: listed as "less than five" since July 4 with three Anaheim deaths now likely assigned to this ZIP code
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 1.7 percent, down from 1.9 percent the week prior
  • Seven-day case rate: 2.0, up from 1.3 the week prior
Among cities, Santa Ana has the most cases at 11,803, followed by Anaheim at 10,492, Garden Grove at 3,378, Fullerton at 2,965 and Orange at 2,832.

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Orange County cases

As of Nov. 6, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the lead agency for coronavirus in our region, is tracking 61,421 cumulative cases of COVID-19.

There were 1,703 new cases recorded across the county in the past seven days, down slightly from 1,708 a week earlier.

The seven-day average of new cases reported as of Oct. 24 is 219.

Overall, the seven-day average has been in decline with fluctuations since July 11, when it peaked at 863.

Among cases, there are 2,366 cases reported in skilled nursing facilities, 575 cases among jail inmates and 196 among the county's homeless population.

The county's estimate of those who have recovered from COVID-19, the condition caused by coronavirus, is at 54,645 people, or 89 percent. 

Orange County has seen 1,503 deaths -- the first of which was reported March 24 -- from complications of COVID-19.

About 37 percent of those were patients at skilled nursing facilities.

While any loss of life is tragic, Orange County's death rate is relatively low at 2.5 percent.

The county is now at 1,160,473 total PCR tests completed.

A PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, test is a swab sample that confirms if a person has a current infection.

Orange County remains in the color coded red Tier 2, since first moving there on Sept. 8. Tier 2 is for counties with "substantial" cases, according to the new state classification system.

Counties in red Tier 2 can allow some indoor activities to resume at 10 percent to 50 percent capacity.

The new state tiers are based on three measurements, each determined by calculating the seven-day average with a seven-day lag:
  • Average positivity rate
  • Average new daily cases per 100,000 residents
  • Positivity rate for lower socioeconomic neighborhoods
The county's new case rate is at 6 per 100,000, up from 5.1 the week prior.

The county's current positivity rate is 3.6 percent, up from 3.2 percent the week prior.

Our current case rate remains in the red Tier 2 category, which is for case rates of 4 to 7 per 100,000.

Our positivity rate continues to be in the orange Tier 3 category, which is 2 percent to 4.9 percent.

A county must meet both requirements to transition to the next tier.

A third measurement, known as health equity metric, looks at lower socioeconomic neighborhoods across the county. Read more here.
The lowest quarter of Orange County's neighborhoods have to see a testing positivity rate close to that of the next tier we're looking to move into.
Currently, the positivity rate for Orange County's lowest quarter of neighborhoods is 5.7  percent, improved from 6 percent the week prior.  
It must be a no more than 5.2 percent for us to move into Tier 3.
The county must meet Tier 3 criteria for two weeks before it can formally move into that next tier.

The earliest Orange County could be assessed for Tier 3 is now Nov. 17.

The county also risks falling back to purple Tier 1, the most restrictive, if case rates and testing positivity increases.

Any forward movement between tiers also requires county direction and concurrence on businesses changes based on state guidelines.

You can find more about reopening and what can be open in each tier at
Testing schedule for Veterans Day week

With the Veterans Day holiday on Wednesday, Nov. 11, free COVID-19 testing at Anaheim City Hall and the Anaheim Convention Center will be slightly altered.

The walk-up COVID-19 testing kiosk at Anaheim City Hall will offer appointments on Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the Anaheim Convention Center will be offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Make an appointment here.

In addition, free testing will be offered by Latino Health Access at Magnolia High School on Monday and Friday at Anaheim High School from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Make an appointment here.

On Tuesday, testing will be offered at Western High School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with no appointment needed.

Testing at all sites is available at no cost for those with or without symptoms, and with or without insurance.

It's fast, easy and painless, and it helps us stem the spread of the virus in our community.

Masks are required at all testing sites.

Your results will be texted or emailed to you within two to four days.

Find more information on testing here.
Internet access rebates 

Anaheim residents can get help with their internet costs thanks to a our Internet Access Rebate Program.

We opened applications at the beginning of the month, and funds are still readily available. 

The program offers a rebate up to $120 for three months of internet service to qualified residents who have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis, with the goal of providing needed connectivity to those who are working from home or have children participating in distance learning.

Residents with an annual income up to $102,450 for a family of four can qualify for the program, which is administered by Anaheim Public Utilities. Applicants must be enrolled in one of Anaheim Public Utilities' other income qualified discount programs and can register now and then apply.

The amount of each applicant's rebate will be based on the number of users in their household. For one to two users, it will be up to $60, for three to four users, up to $90, and for five or more users, up to $120 -- typically paid in equal installments over three months.

Checks will be sent out within four weeks of submitting proof of internet service, such as a bill from your provider, and the program will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted.

The rebate program is part of Anaheim's Community and Economic Recovery Plan, our $36 million effort to provide relief and assistance to residents and businesses amid these challenging times.

Click here to learn more and to apply.
Canyon Hills, Haskett Branch libraries reopen  

Two additional Anaheim Public Library branches will reopen for in-person services on Monday.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Canyon Hills Branch in east Anaheim and Haskett Branch in west Anaheim on Nov. 9 at 11 a.m.

These libraries will now be open for in-person services Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Last week, we welcomed the community back to Anaheim Central Library, the first step in our phased reopening.

We have not experienced any significant issues since reopening, and we thank everyone for their cooperation and patience.

Since the temporary closure in March, we've transformed our library services to meet the community's needs as we continue to work to stop the spread of coronavirus in Anaheim.

As we reopen to in-person visitors, we've adapted Central Library's operations to enhance public health best practices for visitors and staff.  

When you visit us again, we ask that you follow health guidelines to keep you and others safe.

Know before you visit
  • Visitors are required to wear face coverings that cover mouths and noses in accordance with the city of Anaheim's face covering order
  • Acceptable face coverings are N95, KN95, surgical or cloth masks that fit snugly and are secured with ties or ear loops 
  • Visitors are limited to one hour in the library per person or family
  • No food or drink will be permitted inside the library
  • Reservations are required for computer use upon entering the library at the Sign-in Desk. Computer assistance will only be offered through remote chat and screen sharing. In-person computer assistance is not available.
  • One bag per person will be permitted upon entry and must be no larger than 12 inches by 20 inches
Health and safety

Throughout the library, you'll see: 
  • Informative signs outside and inside the library to help you safely navigate and maintain social distancing 
  • Library staff wearing face coverings and gloves
  • Plastic shields are in place at each public service desk
  • Six-feet floor markers are in place at each service desk
  • Public computers spaced to ensure six-feet social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer stations
  • Disinfecting wipes upon request for public computers
  • Computer assistance using screen sharing and remote chat
  • Bathrooms for frequent hand washing
  • Enhanced procedures for frequent cleaning and disinfecting common areas
  • Quarantining of returned library materials for six business days before returning to circulation; visitors will not see returned materials removed from their account until after the quarantine period.
For those not yet ready to come see us in person, we are still offering curbside and online services as we have been throughout our closure.

We can't wait to see you again! We thank you for your patience and for your continued partnership in stopping the spread of coronavirus in our city.

Support Anaheim businesses, get rewards

Starting on Monday, Nov. 9, you'll be able to get exclusive deals at many Anaheim restaurants and stores, thanks to our new Dine, Drink, Shop program.

Deals offered include free appetizers, discounts on your order, free add-ons, free delivery and more.

Some of the participating businesses so far are:
  • Anaheim Brewery
  • Bluetree Cafe
  • Brewery X
  • Brewheim
  • Bruery Terreux
  • Chaplus Modern Tea Room
  • Craftsman Pizza
  • Jagerhaus German Restaurant
  • Keno's Restaurant
  • Mama Cozza's
  • Rosine's
  • The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon
  • Tummy Stuffer
And many more!

The program is part of the City Council's Community and Economic Recovery Plan, which aims to help our residents and business community survive and recover from the coronavirus crisis. 

Sign up starting Monday at
Take it outdoors

Anaheim is offering grants to local restaurants to help build or expand outdoor dining space amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

All small businesses have been struggling under the restrictions and lifestyle changes this year, and restaurants have had to comply with many new regulations, including increasing outdoor dining options.

Being outside helps prevent the spread of the virus in combination with wearing masks and maintaining at least six feet of physical distance. That's why state guidelines allow for restaurants to reopen outdoors, in addition to some indoor capacity.

But we know not all restaurants have patios or courtyards already built out. So we're here to help.

Anaheim Restaurants can get up to $2,000 through our Restaurant Relief Grant Program to expand their outdoor dining space. This could include purchase of shade structures or umbrellas, décor, barricades or even renting tables and chairs. 

Grants are available for both current and future expenses as well as previous expenses back to March.

Applications are now open and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds are limited.

The grant program is part of the Anaheim Community and Economic Recovery Plan, through which we've provided $36 million in assistance to struggling renters, seniors, families, businesses and others amid these challenging times.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Questions? Call (714) 765-4925 or email
Get your flu shot!
Free flu shots are available this Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center, without even leaving your car. Sign up for an appointment here.
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