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Community Relations

Every Californian 16 and older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. To help end the pandemic and protect you, your loved ones and those around you, the County and State are encouraging everyone who can to register for the vaccine.   

La Paz Road at the I-5 freeway is expected to be completely closed overnight Friday, April 16 from 9 pm to 8 am Saturday, April 17, according to the Orange County Transportation Authority. 

The nighttime full closure is necessary to allow crews to safely perform work on the new bridge deck. Along with the La Paz Road closure, Alicia Parkway northbound off- and on-ramps will also be closed from 11 pm to 5 am. 

Motorists should expect delays and plan alternate routes.  

The best American swimmers will compete in Mission Viejo this weekend in the TYR Pro Swim Series meet at the Marguerite Aquatics Center. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the public can watch the action via livestream only. (No spectators allowed.) 

The City is partnering with Partners4Wellness.org to promote a series of helpful webinars designed to address the ongoing crisis of teen suicide.  

The first webinar – “Working Together to Prevent Suicide” – is at 4 pm on April 13 via Zoom. During this virtual panel discussion for young adults 16-24, experts in the field will discuss prevention and education strategies; recognizing warning signs; how to help someone in need; and more.  

You can dispose of your unwanted, used or expired prescription medications during the drive-through National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 24 at Mission Viejo City Hall.  

With social distancing and COVID-19 precautions in place, the event is from 10 am to 2 pm at 200 Civic Center.   

Community members are invited to two virtual meetings designed to educate the public about volunteering with Home for Refugees. 

Based in Mission Viejo, Home for Refugees is hosting the informational virtual meetings from noon to 1:30 pm on April 6 and from 7 to 8:30 pm on April 8. 

The County of Orange is once again offering rental households up to $10,000 in financial assistance for unpaid rent or utility bills due to the impact of COVID-19 as part of its Emergency Rental Assistance Program. 

The UCI Medical Center Bloodmobile will be in the City of Mission Viejo Civic Center parking lot on Tuesday, April 6 from 9 am to 4 pm.

The drive is being hosted by a local family who had a member receive a complex liver transplant that required 180 pints of blood. The family is grateful to the 180 people who donated the life-saving blood, and wants to give back to the community by hosting blood drives. The family’s goal is to collect the 180 pints that were needed for the surgery.


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