Irvine Announces Task Force to Reopen City

December 17, 2020 Updated: December 17, 2020

Irvine, California, is launching two COVID-19 and business reopening task forces to help safely guide reopening throughout 2021.

Mayor Farrah Khan announced the initiatives in a statement Dec. 15. The city is partnering with business leaders and health officials to coordinate the task forces, which will also provide a forum for the mayor to interact with the community.

“In order to ensure the best service to our community during these extraordinary times, I am creating the COVID-19 and business reopening task forces, which will allow city council to make the best informed decisions for the safety and well-being of all Irvine residents, businesses, and visitors,” Khan said in a press release.

“The task forces will be comprised of local health officials and business leaders who have a clear understanding of the issues we face during the ongoing pandemic and can offer insight on how to best overcome them.”

The COVID-19 Task Force was formed following Mayor Khan’s swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 8 to help “navigate and advise” the city in responding to the pandemic.

The Business Task Force will discuss the best practices to facilitate small business growth, support local entrepreneurship, target industry relocation within Irvine, and assist the city in remaining responsive to the business community.

Khan will hold an initial forum for the community in January.