Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Travel Costa Mesa Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Updated: September 24, 2020

Orange County has been moved to the Red Tier in California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Effective immediately by order of the State, the following sectors may re-open in Orange County:


  • May re-open for indoor dining with modifications
  • Capacity must be limited to 25% or 100 people, whichever is less
  • Must close every night by 10:00pm

Shopping Centers

  • May re-open with modifications
  • Indoor capacity must be limited to 50% for shopping malls, destination shopping centers and swap meets
  • Common areas are closed
  • Reduced capacity shopping center food courts


  • May re-open with modifications
  • Retail capacity must be limited to 50%

Hair Salons and Barbershops

  • May re-open indoors with modifications

Personal Care Services
(nail salons, body waxing, tattoo parlors, piercing studios, skin care & cosmetology and massage services)

  • May re-open indoors with modifications

Gym and Fitness Facilities

  • May re-open indoors with modifications
  • Capacity must be limited to 10%

Movie Theaters

  • May re-open with modifications
  • Capacity must be limited to 25% or 100 people, whichever is less

Family Entertainment Centers

  • May re-open outdoor only with modifications for activities such as go-kart racing, mini-golf and batting cages


  • May be open outoors only with modifications

Museums, Zoos and Aquariums

  • May re-open indoors wiht modifications
  • Indoor activities must be limited to 25% capacity

Places of Worship

  • May re-open indoors with modifications
  • Indoor actitivies must be limited to 25% of capacity or 100 people, whichever is less

These sectors may modify operations to provide services outside or by pick-up with the exception of all brewpubs, breweries, bars, and pubs in Orange County which must close immediately, both indoor and outdoor. These sector closures apply for a minimum of three weeks and are subject to an extension by the State based on epidemiologic indicators.
Please review the official statement.

The City of Costa Mesa mandates facial covering in public. City Mandate here.
Please maintain face covering in public spaces.
Please maintain a social distance of 6 feet from others.

You can find restaurants and essential retail stores currently open here: Costa Mesa Business Updates  

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is of concern to all of us as a global community. The health and safety of visitors to Costa Mesa is of paramount importance to Travel Costa Mesa. With that in mind, please see the following information. Travel Costa Mesa is following the situation closely, and this page will be updated as we continue to receive guidance. We encourage everyone to strictly follow the guidance from state and national leaders.

We have created a Business Updates page to share with you the information we have on city attractions and restaurants.
The City of Costa Mesa government has called for the closure of movie theaters and fitness clubs, and limiting restaurants to take out and delivery services only. All City offices are CLOSED at this time. We are updating our calendar of events as we continue to receive information on local events.

Our Costa Mesa hotels have a commitment to doing whatever they can to keep guests safe through additional cleaning measures and installation of hand sanitizing stations throughout their buildings. Costa Mesa hotels are currently still open and accepting business; however, social distance practicing is a county directive at this time.
The County of Orange recommends all visitors to public businesses wear a mask or face covering.


The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). Coronavirus is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. Currently, there is no vaccine.

There are currently no interstate travel advisories or restrictions in California, but we are monitoring the situation closely.

The government has advised limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people to slow the spread of the virus.


Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough. shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. WHETHER OR NOT you are suffering from symptoms, at this time please practice social distancing, and contact medical professionals if you become symptomatic.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include:

  • Regular/frequent hand washing. General guidance is to scrub hands to the length of the "Happy Birthday" song twice.
  • Covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.
  • Thoroughly cooking meat and eggs.
  • Avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness, such as coughing and sneezing.
  • While this novel coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, it does not target people of Asian descent or any other race, religion, gender or ethnicity.

For more information, please visit:

Orange County COVID-19 Information page

City of Costa Mesa's coronavirus information page

The CDC's page on the coronavirus outbreak

The World Health Organization's page on the coronavirus outbreak

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This webpage is intended to inform only our website visitors and should not be considered the only site for official information about the situation affecting Costa Mesa.

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