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Huntington Beach Closes All City Facilities through March 31, 2020; City Continues to Provide Essential Services during the COVID-19 Situation

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On March 17, the Orange County Health Officer issued an order prohibiting all non-essential, public and private gatherings of any number of people outside a person’s home, in order to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

In response, Huntington Beach is now operating under Phase 3 of its HB Ready Response Plan (attached) and has closed all City facilities beginning today. The City is currently developing a plan to scale down City operations. However, at this time, we remain committed to providing these important City services:

Live Helpline Call Center
The City has set a helpline center with live phone operators to help answer your COVID-19 or general City questions. Starting Thursday, March 19, please call 714-536-5511 from 9am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday to speak with a City Hall representative that can help you.

The Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) will provide critical public safety services (patrol, custody, and investigations) at normal staffing levels. HBPD has closed its front lobby and stations to the public, in order to protect our first responders and visitors from COVID-19. Reports are being taken over the phone at (714) 960-8811.

HBPD will also provide increased patrol checks to closed businesses and residential neighborhoods. The Department is aware of the order by the Orange County Health Officer. At this time, the police department is taking an educational approach with social gathering situations and will only be enforcing violations in aggravated situations.

Finally, given the increased number of people who are quarantining themselves at home, HBPD has also suspended all Street Sweeping enforcement within the City until further notice.

The Huntington Beach Fire Department (HBFD) continues to respond to all service calls at normal staffing levels. HBFD is prepared to handle calls from individuals reporting symptoms resembling COVID-19. They are actively tracking all potential COVID-19 cases within the City; as of today, there are zero cases within the City.

Senior Care Services
Essential senior care services including Meals on Wheels and lunch (takeout only, no dine in) at the Senior Center will continue to be provided.

Beaches and Parks
The City’s expansive beaches and parks will continue to be publicly accessible. The City will continue to ensure that all beach / downtown parking lots and structures remain open daily with no change in operating schedule. However, the City will not be staffing any of the parking kiosks and will instead rely on law enforcement capabilities to enforce curfew / usage of the parking facilities.

For those that do use the beaches and parks, the City reminds everyone to use social distancing
protocols while spending time outdoors.

Other Services
Water and sewer operations will continue as normal. Only required, regulatory permitting and
inspection requests will be granted, on a case-by-case basis.

Contact: City staff is working diligently as One HB to provide the latest updates as they become available. All updates will be posted immediately on http://www.HBready.com. Information can also be obtained by calling City Hall at (714) 536-5511.

HB Ready Response Plan

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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.