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HUNTINGTON BEACH SET TO INSTITUTE MODIFIED CITY OPERATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 20 DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION

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While all City operations will remain in effect, public access to the Civic Center will be curtailed.

On Monday, July 20, the City will institute modified operations as a proactive health and safety measure in response to the current spike in COVID-19 cases throughout Orange County.  Under this modified operating plan, the City will continue providing all current services (including Police, Fire, development, and utility operations), but will close public access to City Hall, the Police Department, and most other facilities to limit the interactions that can spread COVID-19.  Of note, all departmental operations will remain fully staffed, and the City will improve and expand the use of digital and telephone services to meet the community’s needs remotely.

Additionally, the City will still offer quality of life services in limited, socially-distanced fashion.  Curbside book pickup and drop-off at Central Library, recreational programs, and the Junior Lifeguard program will continue to be maintained.  The public will also be able to purchase beach parking passes in-person at 103 Pacific Coast Highway.  Furthermore, the City Council and the Planning Commission will continue to meet with enhanced safety protocols, and select committee and commission meetings will start discussions again, largely via digital mediums.

As the City moves into a modified operational structure, work has been engaged to improve our digital plan check and inspection processes, which can be accessed by the public via the Community Development Department’s webpage

Many other City services can be accessed online at www.HuntingtonBeachCA.gov, or by calling the appropriate department below:

Community Services(714) 536-5486
Finance(714) 536-5267
Fire(714) 536-5411
Public Works(714) 536-5431
Police(714) 960-8811
Passport Information(714) 374-1600
General Information(714) 536-5511

These modified operations will continue until further notice, and enhanced signage with this information will be posted at all major facilities.  We ask for your patience during these temporary modifications, as our response to the COVID-19 pandemic adapts to the various restrictions instituted by the State and County.  The County has reported 27,904 cumulative COVID-19 cases to date, which include 466 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.

The City remains 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.

Link to the Press Release PDF here.

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Cooling Center – This Weekend

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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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