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Huntington Beach Moves into COVID‐19 Phase 2 Response Plan;  City Council Declares a Local Emergency

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City Encourages Residents to Work as One HB and Visit HBready.com for Updates

Who: Last night, the Huntington Beach City Council declared a Local Emergency to bolster the City’s ongoing efforts in managing the novel coronavirus (COVID‐19) situation. In addition, the City Council officially adopted a phased HB Ready Response Plan to provide a framework to address this rapidly evolving situation, and the City is now operating under Phase 2 (see attached). The City urges the community to work as One HB to mitigate COVID‐19 transmissions to our at‐risk populations, including adults ages 65 and older and individuals with chronic medical conditions.

Why: The Local Emergency declaration will allow the City to seek Federal and State reimbursement of eligible costs incurred during its response efforts. This follows President Trump’s national emergency declaration on March 13, 2020, announcing $50 billion in emergency funding would be made available to assist governments in mitigating COVID‐19. The City continues to encourage social distancing as the most effective way to limit transmission to at‐risk populations and to avoid overtaxing our health care facilities and first responders.

What: Residents can be assured that the decision to proclaim a Local Emergency is based upon guidance from local, state, and Federal partner agencies with the welfare of the community, visitors and employees of Huntington Beach at the forefront. The decision was made to provide continuous, essential City services to our community.

Under Phase 2 of the HB Ready Response Plan, the following will take effect immediately:

  • Cancel all recreation and library services. The Central Library and all library branches will be closed to the public, in addition to all Rental Facilities and Community Services Centers. A complete listing is available at http://www.HBready.com.
  • Postpone City special events with over 10 people.
  • Cancel most community advisory Commissions, Boards, and Committees through March 31.
  • Close the Police Department front desk and both substations (Downtown and Oakview) to the public. To reach the Police Department, call (714) 960‐8811.
  • Suspend City Clerk’s passport services.
  • Close the Lifeguard Headquarters to the public. For parking passes, please visit Community Services at City Hall, 5th Floor.
  • Close all contract classes.

More Info: As of March 16, Orange County health officials have detected some community transmission of COVID‐19 in the County. However, it is important to note that 80% of individuals with COVID‐19 (according to the World Health Organization) will experience only mild to moderate illness.

Contact: City staff is working diligently as One HB to implement the HB Ready Response Plan and provide the community with 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 the City’s hotline at (714) 536‐5978 or emailing FDPIO@surfcity‐hb.org.

Link to actual press release.
Link to HB Ready COVID-19 Reponse 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.