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City Closes Beachside Metered Parking Along PCH & Orange County Recommends the Use of Face Coverings to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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Beachside Metered Parking Closed Starting April 10

The City of Huntington Beach will close off all metered parking along the beach side of Pacific Coast Highway beginning Friday, April 10th until further notice.  Given the critical importance of social distancing during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the closures will further limit the number of visitors to our beaches and minimize the transmission of COVID-19.  This closure follows the City’s recent decisions to close the Huntington Beach Pier, parking lots, and grass areas to reinforce Governor Gavin Newsom’s Stay-At-Home Executive Order.  The Executive Order urges Californians to only leave their homes for essential needs and to practice social distancing as the best way to flatten the curve. 

In addition, both large grass areas between 9th and 11th Streets and the Seapoint Picnic Area will be closed.  Please do not enter these fenced areas as they are intended to prevent any gatherings that may spread COVID-19.

Enforcement of Beachside Metered Parking Closures

The Huntington Beach Police Department will patrol the beachside metered stalls along Pacific Coast Highway.  Any vehicles parked illegally in these metered stalls starting April 10 will be ticketed and/or towed.  Please do not park in any nearby residential neighborhoods, as parking throughout the City has been limited due to residents staying at home during the Order. The Huntington Beach Police Department will also be adding additional patrols in the neighborhoods near the beach to assist with parking and overcrowding issues. 

The intent of closing these stalls is to limit visitation to the beach and flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases in Huntington Beach.  This is a temporary closure only, but it will have real impacts by saving lives and bringing an end to this pandemic. 

Orange County Recommends the Use of Face Coverings

The County of Orange is now recommending everyone, especially employees of essential businesses, to wear face coverings while leaving home for essential services.  The Orange County Health Officer STRONGLY RECOMMENDS the following:

  • All Essential Workers should wear a face covering while at work when interacting with the public or co-workers. In addition, all Orange County residents should wear a face covering when outside the home engaged in Allowed Activities.
  • All entities necessary to maintain the continuity of operations of federal critical infrastructure sectors as identified here:

https://covid19.ca.gov/img/Essentialcriticalinfrastructureworkers.pdf, should maintain a healthy work environment as recommended by CDC’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html.

Face coverings can help limit the transmission of COVID-19, especially among infected patients who are asymptomatic and unknowingly spreading the virus.  A face covering is not an N-95 or surgical mask, which should be reserved for medical professionals only.  Face coverings can be made at home using a variety of materials, should cover the entire nose and mouth, and be secured with ties or straps.  Instructions on making your own can be found at www.HBready.com.

Please note, however, that the best defense against COVID-19 remains unchanged:

  • Stay at home and socially distance
  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid being around sick people
  • Stay home if you are sick

For more information about City updates and services during the pandemic, please call our HB Ready Call Center at (714) 536-5511 or visit our COVID-19 website at www.HBready.com.  In addition, a  comprehensive list of resources for residents, businesses, volunteers, and other groups adversely impacted by COVID-19 is now available at hbready.com/resource-sheet.

Link to Press Release PDF Here

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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.

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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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
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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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