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HUNTINGTON BEACH WILL CLOSE CITY BEACHES, HUNTINGTON HARBOUR BEACHES, SUNSET BEACH, AND THE PIER ON JULY 4-5

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In anticipation of large crowds this weekend, the City will temporarily close all city beaches, Huntington Harbour beaches, Sunset Beach, and the Pier on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5 to limit the spread of COVID-19.  This decision was made in coordination with Orange County and the Cities of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, which will implement the same measures along their coasts.  Orange County has seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases this week, and these closures are intended to be proactive measures to help flatten the curve.

The Huntington Beach Police Department and the Huntington Beach Fire Department’s Marine Safety Division will be fully staffed to enforce the closures over the weekend.  The City will also post 500 signs along its beaches and position 11 reader boards on Pacific Coast Highway to notify the public about the closures.  

Additional measures will be taken to protect health and safety at the Harbor Beaches and Sunset Beach.  Security guards and a lifeguard boat will patrol the Harbor beaches, while also facilitating access for water sports, such as kayaking and paddle boarding.  Lastly, the Police Department will assign a special unit to monitor these beaches throughout the weekend.

To support the beach closures, all adjacent beach parking lots will be closed from July 4 through July 5.  In addition, the City will close metered stalls along PCH and Beach Boulevard one day earlier, from July 3 through July 5.  Please adhere to all posted signage regarding the hours of operations.  Cars parked beyond those hours are subject to ticketing or towing by the Police Department.

The County has reported 14,413 cumulative COVID-19 cases to date, which include 345 deaths.  As cases rapidly increase, the City encourages all residents and visitors to diligently practice social distancing and use face coverings to prevent infections.  Your actions will save lives.

As our response to the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the City is committed to providing the community with timely updates on www.HBready.com.  For questions about City services and policies during this time, please contact our Call Center at (714) 536-5511.

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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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