State and County public health officials have issued orders requiring residents to stay at home except as necessary to maintain or access critical systems and services. Limiting contact with people is a proven strategy to protect the most vulnerable members of our community and slow the spread of COVID-19.
On March 18, the City of Cypress declared a local state of emergency and has suspended all but the most essential services. Follow the City's social media channels or download the Cypress Central app for news and updates.
County Health Officer Issues New Order and Strong Recommendations
On May 23, 2020, the State of California has approved Orange County's plan to accelerate local businesses into stage two. The County was able to demonstrate that Oranage County meets the State's required metrics as outlined in the California Resiliency Roadmap.
In Stage Two, the County of Orange will be allowed to have the following businesses re-open with adaptations:
- In-person dining reservations
- Retail shopping with social distancing and curbside pickup
- Offices (when telework not possible)
- Outdoor Museums
- Limited Services
Please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/ for more information related to your specific industry.
The County Health Officer issued a new Health Officer's Order and additional strong recommendations to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Orange County as more businesses move toward re-opening.
The new Health Officer's Order includes the following requirements:
- Self-isolation of persons with COVID-19
- Self-quarantine of persons exposed to COVID-19
- All businesses permitted to reopen as part of Stage Two shall compy with the State's industry-specific requirements.
- All Orange County residents and visitors shall wear a cloth face-covering when (i) in a public place; (ii) visiting a retail, commercial or other place of business; or (iii) at work, and when the resident or visitor is not able to maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from another person who is not a family/household member.
Residents are encouraged to read the Health Officer's Order and strong recommendations in their entirety at https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/article/oc-health-officers-orders-recommendations, as there is greater detail that will help provide necessary clarification.
For more information and resources about COVID-19, please visit www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus.
State Public Health Officer Order
To reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, Governor Newsom and the State Pulic Health Officer issued an order telling all California residents to stay home, except as needed to maintain continutiy of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.
For more information about the order and to access a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/#top.
Stay Informed about County, State and Federal COVID-19 Information
For up to date information on COVID-19, ways to stay safe, and resources available, please visit and follow:
Cypress Senior Center
The Cypress Senior Center and all City facilities, are closed until further notice.
The Senior Center is providing weekday lunch service for seniors through a curbsie frozen meal pick-up.
- Curbside pick-up of frozen meals will take place Monday - Friday from 11am to 12pm at the north end of the Senior Center parking lot on a first come, first served basis.
The Senior Home Meal Delivery program continues to operate on the normal schedule.
If you or someone you know needs a meal service (pick-up or delivery), call the Senior Center at (714) 229-2005 weekdays from 8am to 1pm.
Orange County's Office on Aging
Orange County's Office on Aging is available to assist seniors who may not have access to food or other necessities as they self-isolate to avoid exposure to COVID-19.
Older adults and/or their families are encouraged to call the Office on Aging's Call Center at (800) 510-2020 for assistance.
During this time, utility companies are providing customers with safeguards against service disconnections. For detailed information, please contact your utility company directly:
- Golden State Water Company: (800) 999-4033
- Southern California Edison: (800) 655-4555
- Southern California Gas Company: (800) 427-2200
Trash pick-up continues, but residential pick-up is being performed by a single truck because recycling centers are temporarily closed and all waste is going to landfills. Recycling centers will re-open and residents should continue to separate waste.
Bulky item pick-ups are on hold.
In accordance with the State's stay at home order, the following park amenities are closed until further notice:
- Fitness Equipment
- Picnic Shelters
Consistent with revised State health orders, the skate park, pickleball, tennis, and basketball courts will reopen effective May 2. The following safety protocols will be in place to ensure compliance with health guidelines and social distancing:
- One hour time limit on usage.
- Pickleball and tennis courts will be limited to singles play only. No doubles allowed.
- Basketball courts and the skate park will be limited to usage by four people at a time.
- Social distancing guidelines must be followed.
- City staff will be present to monitor and communicate safety guidelines.
Failure to follow social distancing guidelines and/or safety protocols, may result in the closure of these amenities.
Parks are still open for residents to take a walk, run, exercise, or play games that allow for social distancing.
Recreation Classes and Programs
The Cypress Community Center and all City facilities are closed until further notice.
All Recreation and Community Services classes, programs, and events, including youth and adult sports leagues, have been cancelled or postponed.
Youth sports groups have postponed games and practices.
Cypress School District and Anaheim Union High School District fields and facilities are closed.
City Business Resources Page
We've put together a COVID-19 Small Business Resources page with information and resources available to assist businesses that have been affected by the coronavirus.
Orange County Business Council
The Orange County Business Council has put together a list of requirements and best practices for reopening your business safely and within current guidelines. To view these best practices, visit www.ocbc.org/reopenocsafely.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
Cypress restaurants need your support more than ever. Many restaurants are now offering takeout, curbside takeout, and or delivery. To help you know who is offering these services we've created this list:
The City's Emergency Operations Center is open and operating. 911 emergency services and Orange County Fire Authority are fully operational.
Additional Police Officers are patrolling the City. Police Officers continue to respond to calls to save lives, prevent injury, arrest violent felons, or stop violence. Other calls and reports are being taken over the phone.
City Hall, the Community Center, and Senior Center are closed until further notice.
In order to comply with the State's stay at home order, City Council meetings will be held via teleconference and residents will have alternative options to provide public comment. Details will be provided on posted City Council agendas.
Commission meetings will be postponed until further notice. The annual Commission Recruitment, usually conducted in spring, will be postponed until further notice.
The Building Division will still be processing building permits via email. Building and Safety inspections can also be scheduled. To obtain a building permit, please submit your plans and application to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (714) 229-6730. Please call for time sensitive projects.
Street sweeping parking restrictions will not be enforced until further notice. However, street sweeping operations remain in effect and we encourage residents to move cars to permit the sweeper to operate effectively to clean the community and protect ocean water quality.
To stay informed about changes to City operations and City news:
Cypress' Virtual Recreation and Resource Center is now open! This is your place for fun, education and resources through these unprecedented times. We are committed to ensuring that our resilient community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningful relationships and continue to have extraordinary experiences.