Coronavirus Updates in HB

Keeping Huntington Beach Safe and Informed

Last Updated: August 13, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

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LATEST UPDATE:

Per the Governor’s Order, several indoor business operations, including restaurants, gyms, churches, and hair salons, must close unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up.  For more information on which industries must remain closed or may continue operating, visit www.HBready.com/reopen.

In light of these closures, we are offering the Surf City Open Air Dining Program to allow restaurants to temporarily provide outdoor dining areas and continue operating as safely as possible.  This is an expedited, no-fee permit with a turnaround time of one week.  To apply, click here.

Starting July 20, the City will modify its operations due to a spike in COVID-19 cases countywide.  We’re continue providing essential services and expand digital services, but will close our facilities to limit the interactions that can spread COVID-19.

Lastly, to protect yourself, please continue to use a facial covering and social distance in public.  You can find our facial covering guidance here.

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

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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 regarding senior services, please call 714-536-5600.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

State and Federal guidance directs communities to slow the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and staying at home until further notice.  As a result, the City is now practicing Phase 3 of its HB Ready Response Plan.  This will give Huntington Beach the best chance to mitigate COVID-19 among our most vulnerable groups (i.e. the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions), in order not to overwhelm our health care providers and first responders.

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.
  • 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.
  • First identified when it caused an outbreak of respiratory illness in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in 2019.

Who is at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19?

  • 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
 

What can you do to 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.

LATEST NEWS

CITY LAUNCHES OneHB BUSINESS SUPPORT CAMPAIGN TO DELIVER $5,000 MICRO-GRANTS TO QUALIFIED SMALL BUSINESSES

Today, the City of Huntington Beach announced the launch of its OneHB Business Support Campaign, which will deliver $5,000 micro-grants to qualified small businesses that have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These one-time grants are intended to provide financial relief to help Huntington Beach small businesses keep their doors open. All grants will be funded through direct donations and the sale of OneHB apparel and yard signs, available through our new website, http://www.OneHB.org.

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SATURATE OC EVENT NOT PERMITTED BY THE CITY AND IS VIOLATING STATE AND COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS

The City has been made aware of Saturate OC events taking place in Huntington Beach by Lifeguard Tower 20. Contrary to claims made by organizers, Saturate OC has not obtained the required City permits needed to hold their event. Furthermore, the Saturate OC event is currently operating in violation of State and County public health orders. Given those factors, the City has already issued a citation to the Saturate OC event organizer today.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH SET TO INSTITUTE MODIFIED CITY OPERATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 20 DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION

On Monday, July 20, the City will institute modified operations as a proactive health and safety measure in response to the current spike in COVID-19 cases throughout Orange County. Under this modified operating plan, the City will continue providing all current services (including Police, Fire, development, and utility operations), but will close public access to City Hall, the Police Department, and most other facilities to limit the interactions that can spread COVID-19. Of note, all departmental operations will remain fully staffed, and the City will improve and expand the use of digital and telephone services to meet the community’s needs remotely.

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Closures in Huntington Beach Per the Governor’s Order

Effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties must close indoor operations in these sectors:

Dine-in restaurants
Wineries and tasting rooms
Movie theaters
Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
Zoos and museums
Cardrooms

Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide, unless they are offering sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals. Alcohol can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal.

Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days will be required to shut down the following industries or activities unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up.

Fitness centers
Worship services
Protests
Offices for non-essential sectors
Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
Hair salons and barbershops
Malls

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HUNTINGTON BEACH WILL CLOSE CITY BEACHES, HUNTINGTON HARBOUR BEACHES, SUNSET BEACH, AND THE PIER ON JULY 4-5

In anticipation of large crowds this weekend, the City will temporarily close all city beaches, Huntington Harbour beaches, Sunset Beach, and the Pier on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5 to limit the spread of COVID-19. This decision was made in coordination with Orange County and the Cities of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, which will implement the same measures along their coasts. Orange County has seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases this week, and these closures are intended to be proactive measures to help flatten the curve.

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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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