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Community Relations

The Orange County Health Care Agency’s (HCA) regional COVID-19 Vaccine Super Point of Dispensing (POD) site will open at 8 am on Saturday, January 23 at Soka University in Aliso Viejo.

Orange County is working to make the COVID-19 vaccination available; however, the County faces ongoing supply limitations. The Health Care Agency continues to request more doses from the State, officials said in a press release. 

Since the pandemic has taken a toll on everyone differently, the City has compiled some resources that help people focus on how to cope with stress for a healthier mental state. 

The following numbers and links can provide direct support to folks in need:

OC Links – County Information & Referral Services

The City of Mission Viejo is now accepting applications for its annual Community Services Funding Program.  Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving Mission Viejo residents with a focus on agencies providing human services. Information, guidelines and electronic fillable forms are available online.

The Oso Creek Golf Course will launch a new “Resident Program” beginning Monday, January 18.

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously appointed 16 residents to serve on the City's Planning and Transportation Commission, Community Services Commission and Investment Advisory Commission.  

The commissions, except the seven-member Community Services Commission, are comprised of five members appointed by the City Council for 2-year terms.   

The appointments include: 

Residents 65 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with an appointment through the County of Orange’s vaccine and management app. 

To register to be notified when the County’s app “Othena” has appointments available, visit https://othena.com/individuals.php

The City of Mission Viejo is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 19. 

With a theme of “Be the Lifeline Patients Need,” the blood drive is from noon to 6 pm in the Saddleback Room at the Mission Viejo Civic Center at 200 Civic Center. 

To schedule an appointment, visit http://www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: COMV. 

The Community of Character Committee is offering a free online tutoring program entitled “Tutoring with Character” for students in kindergarten to fifth grade. The tutoring will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 pm every Wednesday from January 13 to March 24.

The deadline for the first round of applications for the State of California’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program was extended from January 8 to January 13, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

Along with the $500 million already approved for this program, Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking lawmakers for more money to help small businesses and cultural institutions affected by the pandemic. If approved, more than a billion dollars would be given to those hit hard by COVID-19.

Mission Viejo High School is inviting families to attend its “Greatest Showcase” from 6-8 pm on Monday, January 11. 

The live virtual event will feature more than 80 faculty members, 40 coaches, students, guidance counselors and administrators to answer questions and demonstrate what Mission Viejo High School has to offer your student as an incoming freshman.