Coronavirus Updates in HB

Keeping Huntington Beach Safe and Informed

Last Updated: January 26, 2021 10:47 A.M.

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LATEST UPDATE:

New guidelines regarding COVID-19 vaccination protocols at Central Net Training Center on Gothard Street in HB, and the Super POD site in Anaheim! As of January 13, here’s what we know:

– Vaccinations will only be administered to those who have SECURED AN APPOINTMENT.

– Please DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WALK-UP to the Central Net Training Center on Gothard Street – or any vaccination POD or Super POD – without an appointment.

– There are NO WALK-UP APPOINTMENTS at any of the vaccination PODs or Super PODs.

– TO MAKE A VACCINE APPOINTMENT, visit the Othena website at www.othena.com.

– QUESTIONS? Call the Orange County Vaccine hotline at (714) 628-7085.

Click here for official Orange County Vaccine Information.

Click here for an official Orange County Vaccine FAQ listing.

 
City Hall is closed to the public.  However, essential City services remain intact.  For more info, please call (714) 536-5511.

There is now epidemiological evidence of community transmission in Orange County, indicating that COVID-19 is spreading in the community.

To view the current case counts in the City of Huntington Beach and other information regarding COVID-19 throughout the county please explore the links below.

Join us for our next Virtual Town Hall

series on the COVID-19 Vaccine:

Watch our latest Virtual COVID-19

Town Hall Meeting (January 20, 2021)

Police Department

The Police Department is here to serve you. If you need to go to the police station please follow the signage directions in the lobby. For non-emergency assistance, please contact Dispatch at (714) 960-8811.

Fire Department

Huntington Beach Fire and Marine Safety Services are fully staffed and will continue responding to service calls. However, the Fire Stations are closed to the public, and all station visits and events have been postponed. Please only call 911 if you have an immediate emergency and fully explain the symptoms you are experiencing.

Water Shutoffs

The City is temporarily suspending water shut offs for customers who are unable to pay their water bills, due to the financial challenges caused by COVID-19. For questions, call (714) 536-5919 and select Option 9.

Senior Services

All essential senior care services will remain operational, including wellness checks and transit services. Our current home delivered meals clients will continue to receive meals. We are providing meals to our current congregate lunch clients through delivery or pick-up at the Senior Center in Central Park. For questions, please call 714-536-5600.

What do we know about COVID-19?
  • Causes mild to moderate respiratory illness and has flu-like symptoms such as fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath. A common symptom is the loss of taste/smell.
  • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause cold-like illnesses in people. Others cause illness in certain types of animals, such as cattle, camels, and bats. Rarely this family of viruses can spread to people.
  • Most likely originated in an animal and spread to people. Investigations are ongoing to better understand this virus.
  •  There are currently two effective COVID-19 vaccines: the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. About 134,471 doses have been administered in Southern California as of 12/31.

Who’s at higher risk?

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults (ages 65 and higher)
  • Family members who are currently in skilled nursing facilities
  • People who have serious, chronic medical conditions
    • Heart Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung Disease 
    • Compromised immune systems
 

How can you protect yourself?

  • Wear a face covering.
  • Washing hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • Call ahead: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19 or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread, call your healthcare provider or local public health department first before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.

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Keeping Our Community Safe & Informed

City Services Call Center 

Available Monday through Friday 9am-5pm: 

(714) 536-5511

 Address:

2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
USA

The City of Huntington Beach is committed to keeping our community and visitors informed of current events in our community. The purpose of this page is to foster transparency and increase the sharing of information. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Huntington Beach will make every effort to to update this page when updates are received from our local, state and federal partners.

Postponed/Canceled Events

The following events in the City of Huntington Beach have been postponed or cancelled. The City is actively working with event promoters to hold these events in the future.

CANCELLED

August 24-September 13 – US Open

September 5 – 6 – Civil War Days

September 18 – 20 – Great Pacific Airshow

October 1-4 – AVP

POSTPONED

May 9-10 – Sunset Beach Art Festival

Weekly Surf City Nights

RESCHEDULED

September 12 – Cruise in Car Show

October 11 – Cars and Copters

If you are a senior and in need of assistance, please call (714) 536-5600

Who Is Considered Higher Risk?

Older Adults (People aged 65 and older)
People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lung Disease

Watch for symptons & What Should You Do?

  • Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath
  • If you develop emergency warning signs of COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to arouse
    • Bluish lips or face
  • If you feel like you are developing symptoms.
  • Stay home and call your doctor
  • Call your healthcare provider and let them know about your symptoms.
  • If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home.  Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.
  • Get medical attention immediately if you have any of the emergency warning signs listed.

What can you do if you have a family member or friend who is at higher risk?

  • Ensure that they have enough supplies on hand and offer to help them get more if needed.
  • Know what medications they are taking and see if you can help them have extra on hand.
  • Communicate regularly with neighbors, friends, and family to support them.
  • Be cognizant of people visiting their home and inform them what to do to stay safe.
    • Stay home
    • Avoid touching high traffic surfaces in public places.
    • Social distancing
  • If you are feeling ill please avoid visiting.

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