COVID-19 UPDATES IN HB

Keeping Huntington Beach Safe and Informed

Updated: May 9, 2021

Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccines has expanded:

The CDC has issued new mask guidance based on vaccination status:

RECEIVE UPDATES:

LATEST UPDATE:

CDC Mask Guidance:

On April 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued new mask guidance for indoor and outdoor activities, based on an individual’s vaccination status.  For details, visit the CDC’s website.

Transition to Tier 3 (Orange):

As of April 15, individuals ages 16 and older qualify to receive the vaccine.  To find a location: HBready.com/vaccine.

On March 30, 2021, Orange County transitioned to Orange Tier 3 (moderate).  Please visit HBReady.com/reopen for details.

 

Guidelines regarding COVID-19 vaccinations at the County’s Super POD sites:

– Vaccinations are now available for walk-ups and those who secured an appointment through Othena or MyTurn.

– To make an appointment, register at www.othena.com or myturn.ca.gov.  You will receive an email when it is your turn to schedule an appointment.  

– QUESTIONS? Call the Orange County Vaccine hotline at (714) 834-2000.

 

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


To view the current COVID-19 case counts and other data in the City of Huntington Beach, please explore the links below.

Our Latest Virtual Town Hall Meeting:

Play Video
april 21, 2021 
for recordings of past town hall meetings, visit HBREADY.COM/TOWNHALL.

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 3 effective COVID-19 vaccines: the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

Who’s at higher risk of COVID-19 complications?

  • Older adults (ages 65 and higher)
  • Family members who are living in skilled nursing facilities
  • People with 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.
  • Note:  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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