Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Orange County

We’re all in this together. We are working rapidly to keep our state healthy.

COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. Your actions save lives. Wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance.

Latest numbers

As of March 25, 2021, there are 3,553,307 positive cases and 57,091 deaths in California. See the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for the latest data. Visit the Orange County Health Care Agency for additional information on the pandemic in Orange County.

Orange County COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Vaccine distribution has begun in California. According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, vaccines will only be distributed to eligible healthcare and public safety workers and Orange County residents 65 years and older.

Right now, there are only two ways to register to get the vaccine—either through Othena, a service provided by Orange County or through a participating local CVS Pharmacy. Both require you to register online. To register, please visit these websites. Please continue to check with us. Changes are happening quickly.

Register with Othena:

Register with CVS Pharmacy: 

Please note, when registering with Othena, each eligible person in your household must use a separate email address to register.

Once registered, you will be notified when the vaccine is available to you. The vaccine is being administered at participating CVS Pharmacies and at two Orange County super sites—Disneyland in Anaheim and Soka University in Aliso Viejo. More locations will open as the vaccine supply increases.

Please know all levels of government are hard at work to bring the vaccine to you and your loved ones. Learn more about California’s vaccine distribution plan and how you can access the vaccine by visiting the State of California’s COVID-19 webpage.

Beware of scams! Vaccines are not publicly available. To report fraud, call the Orange County District Attorney Coronavirus Scam Hotline at (714) 834-3482 or by email at

How To Stay Safe

Reducing social contact and wearing a mask can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our communities healthy. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others.


  • Wear a mask
  • Stay home
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • If soap and water aren’t available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer


  • Shake hands
  • Touch your face
  • Go to the doctor if you aren’t sick
  • Stockpile unnecessary masks or gloves

Know the symptoms and risks

If you have any symptoms or are at risk, it’s especially important to stay home and avoid in-person contact with others.

Coronavirus symptoms include:

  • feeling like you have a fever
  • a new cough
  • shortness of breath

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has more information about COVID-19 symptoms.

You may have been exposed to COVID-19 if:

  • you have traveled to an affected country within the last 14 days
  • you have been in close contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19

Some people are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, including:

  • people over 65 years old
  • people with compromised immune systems
  • people with serious chronic medical conditions

If you or someone you’re close to is at higher risk, avoid going out and have supplies available to minimize the need for errands.

Stay in contact over the phone or online with loved ones and caregivers. Review additional guidance for high risk individuals (pdf).

Avoid gatherings and events

Everyone in California is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance. Learn more.