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Based on new Orange County Guidance, all residents and visitors in Orange County, with some exceptions, must wear face coverings when in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

The Orange County Health Care Agency issued a new Order effective May 23 requiring that residents and visitors in Orange County wear cloth face coverings under the following conditions:

  • In a public place;
  • Visiting a retail, commercial or other place of business; or
  • At work, and when the resident or visitor is not able to maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from another person who is not a family/household member or live in the same living unit.

Of note, the County’s face covering order does not apply to children under the age of 2; anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face-covering without assistance; or persons with a medical or mental health condition, or development disability, that prevents wearing a cloth face-covering.  However, these groups should take care to practice other ways to limit the spread of COVID-19, such as hand washing and social distancing whenever possible.

Additional details related to this new face covering requirement can be found on the Orange County Health Care Agency’s COVID-19 website at:

Orange County Health Officers Orders and Recommendations Website

As individuals consider this new Orange County Order, the City wanted to remind everyone that a face covering is not a surgical mask or N-95 respirator, which should be reserved for healthcare workers and first responders.  Face coverings can be fashioned from various types of common, everyday fabrics, including t-shirts, scarves, bed sheets, or towels.  Additionally, face coverings can be purchased at certain retail stores or can be made at home using instructions posted at www.HBready.com

Additional guidance on how to safely secure and remove your face covering is also available on the CDC’s website at:

Click Here to visit the CDC’s Additional Guidance

For further questions about the County’s new face covering requirement, please contact the Orange County Health Care Agency at (714) 834-3155.

Link to Press Release PDF Here

OC Health Face Covering Infographic

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Keeping Our Community Safe & Informed

City Services Call Center 

Available Monday through Friday 9am-5pm: 

(714) 536-5511


2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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.


August 24-September 13 – US Open

September 5 – 6 – Civil War Days

September 18 – 20 – Great Pacific Airshow

October 1-4 – AVP


May 9-10 – Sunset Beach Art Festival

Weekly Surf City Nights


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.