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The City of Huntington Beach and The Human Relations Task Force Stand Up Against Discrimination and Hatred

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To our Huntington Beach Community:

The City of Huntington Beach and The Human Relations Task Force (HRTF) stand united to remind our residents and business owners to stand up against acts of discrimination and hatred directly related to the COVID-19 Crisis.

A recent incident that targeted a resident of Chinese descent reminds us that it is the responsibility of our leaders, neighbors and family members to denounce intolerance and hatred directed to anyone in our community.   The Huntington Beach Human Relation Task Force mission is to promote and celebrate diversity in our community through education and understanding.  As the City of Huntington Beach’s Declaration of Policy about Human Dignity states, “When acts of hate are committed against any citizen, it is considered an act against the entire community.”

There have been concerns about Asian Americans being racially profiled since the outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus, including discrimination and/or targeted violence. Unfortunately, these fears have been realized in our community with a recent incident.  These types of targeted discrimination are serious crimes and will be investigated by the Huntington Beach Police Department.

Now is the time for us to show who we are as our OneHB community. During this crisis, we have witnessed great acts of kindness by those in our community and a tremendous amount of care for those in need. We have also seen businesses transform in an effort to serve this community during these challenging times.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE THE VICTIM OF A HATE CRIME

If you have been the target of a hate crime or incident tied to the outbreak of COVID-19, we urge you to report it to the Orange County Human Relation Task Force by calling 714-480-6570 or follow the link here: http://www.ochumanrelations.org/hatecrime/report/ 

If you feel this incident could possibly be a hate crime, please also call the Huntington Beach Police Department at (714) 960-8811 to make a report.

Let us start making our community safer and healthier today by becoming OneHB.

Sincerely,
Robert Handy
Chief of Police

Link to Press Release PDF here

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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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