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Temporary Junior Lifeguard Program Registration Suspension

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The City of Huntington Beach is continuing to monitor the current situation in regard to the spread of COVID-19 in our community and has taken several steps to prevent community spread and assist with social distancing measures outlined in Governor Newsom’s Stay at Home Order.

As of today, the City of Huntington Beach has closed the pier, all beach parking lots as well as active recreational amenities throughout the city.

The Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard Program has a long history of placing a top priority on the safety of the children who are enrolled and in order to continue with this tradition, the Huntington Beach Fire Department Marine Safety Division has made the decision to temporarily suspend any further registrations in the program.

The COVID-19 situation remains fluid and the future impacts to city services are still unknown at this time. As more information becomes available and the scope of the impacts from COVID-19 become clearer, additional updates on the status of the program will be given. At this time, the program is not being cancelled. 

  • Those parents who have already registered their children will remain on the list
  • Returning students will still get priority registration as soon as the registration suspension is lifted and closing dates will be adjusted accordingly
  • All new Junior Lifeguards and Sand Crabs will have to try out and meet prescribed requirements
  • At this time all tryouts have been suspended

In the event that the program is cancelled, more information will be released in regard to tuition refunds from those families that have already registered their children in the program.

On Tuesday evenings, program status updates will be posted on the Junior Lifeguard website.

Huntington Beach City Junior Lifeguard Website

Link to Press Release PDF here

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Keeping Our Community Safe & Informed

2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648


City Services Call Center – open 7 days/week 9am-5pm:

(714) 536-5511

Hotline Number:

(714) 536-5978

Messages will be returned on a daily basis

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 Events

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

April 2-3 – Ragnar Relay

April 3-5 – IJSBA Jet Ski Competition

April 4 – Bunny Run

April 4 – Corgi Beach Day

April 4 – CA Strong Man Competition

April 11 – Easter Hunt

April 12 – Easter in the Park

April 12 – Sunrise Service at the Pier

April 18 – HSS Demo Days

April 25 – Cruise in Car Show

April 26 – Taste of HB

May 6 – Cars and Copters

May 9-10 – Sunset Beach Art Festival

May 30 – Aids Walk OC

Weekly Surf City Nights

Weekly Crafty Fair at the Pier

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.