The City of Lake Forest released a statement this morning stating public events in the city will be suspended due to the coronavirus.
The letter states, ” The Lake Forest Clubhouse (Senior Center), and Community Center are closed until at least the end of March, based on an advisory from the California Department of Public Health. The Recreation Center at the Lake Forest Sports Park will close Saturday, March 14. “
Other public events in the city that have been suspended are the South OC Pet Expo and Meet the Mayor/State of the City. Etnies skate park is also cancelling upcoming events. They are still allowing open skate until further notice.
The reasoning behind the cancellations and postponements is due to the statement the California Department of Public Health released Thursday.
“The California Department on Public Health on Thursday said cancelling or postponing public gatherings is necessary to protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19,” The Lake Forest official press release said. “The advisory specified that gatherings of individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should be limited to no more than 10 people. The Centers for Disease Control has identified older adults as those at higher risk of contracting the virus.”
Lake Forest urges residents to register for the Nixle notification system for updates by texting LakeForest to 888777 or visiting the Nixle website.