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COVID-19 Information for Visitors to Costa Mesa

Updated: April 19, 2022

Due to the Omicron variant, vaccines (and boosters) are recommended. As of February 15, California has ended a statewide mask requirement. The federal mask mandate has been lifted. Please see the website of your preferred business prior to visiting.

Please visit the Orange County Health Agency website for the latest information on COVID-19 in Orange County.

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

All major Orange County arts organizations, including Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory, require ticket holders to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask while inside the venues.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its variants are 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 from state and local leaders.

We have created a Business Updates page to share with you the information we have on city attractions and restaurants.
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 open and accepting business.
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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. 


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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