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ORANGE COUNTY SEEKS STATE APPROVAL TO REOPEN OUR LOCAL ECONOMY

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Huntington Beach launches HB Reopens website to provide

clear guidance on proposed reopening plan

County Seeks State Approval To Reopen Additional Workplaces

This past week, the State provided that certain counties may meet “readiness criteria” to transition more quickly into a Later Stage 2 opening of their local economies.  Given the updated criteria, the County of Orange has submitted an application to the State to facilitate an accelerated Later Stage 2 reopening of local businesses.

“We support the County’s efforts to move forward with a safe re-opening of our Huntington Beach economy, as expeditiously as possible,” says Mayor Lyn Semeta.  “Our local business community has communicated their intent to put measures in place to safeguard the public.   We look forward to more businesses opening their doors, reemploying individuals, and providing the great services and products they have always provided.”

City Launches HB Reopens to Provide Clearer Guidelines

Given the numerous conflicting reports that currently exist regarding business reopening regulations, Huntington Beach has launched the HB Reopens webpage (www.HBReady.com/reopen).  This site provides an explanation for all of the State’s reopening Stages, when our local businesses can reopen, and how to do so safely. 

Currently, the State has provided that all Orange County cities are required to abide by the State’s Early Stage 2 rules, which permit the following lower risk businesses to reopen now, with modifications for their specific industry:

  • Curbside retail, including but not limited to:
    • Bookstores
    • Jewelry stores
    • Toy stores
    • Clothing stores
    • Shoe stores
    • Home and furnishing stores
    • Sporting goods stores
    • Antique stores
    • Music stores
    • Florists

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  • Supply chains for the businesses above, in manufacturing, logistics and warehousing
    • Select services, including car washes, pet grooming, landscape gardening,
    • Office-based businesses (telework is still strongly encouraged)
    • Outdoor museums, open gallery spaces, and other public spaces
    • Childcare
    • All Stage 1 essential workplaces

Given that Orange County has applied for an accelerated Later Stage 2 reopening, it is anticipated that within the next 1-2 weeks, additional businesses will be allowed to reopen in-store operations. 

In advance of the Later Stage 2 reopening decision, please visit www.HBready.com/reopen to access industry-specific guidance to prepare your businesses for reopening ahead of time.

When we do get to Later Stage 2, current regulations (which may be subject to change) allow for the following business operations:

  • Dine-in restaurants (bars and gaming areas are not permitted)
  • Destination retail, including shopping malls and swap meets
  • Schools with modifications
  • Some personal services (salons and barber shops)
  • Live sports without audiences

For more detailed information about the Governor’s Plan to Reopen, visit www.HBReady.com/reopen or the State’s site at https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/.

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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