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Keeping Huntington Beach Safe and Informed


Initial meeting to be held on May 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., and will feature experts who will discuss business resources related to the Paycheck Protection Program run by the SBA. As part of the City’s ongoing efforts to help the Huntington Beach business community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City and Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network will be hosting a series of Virtual Town Hall Meetings covering topics to help businesses transition out of the pandemic and towards recovery in a changed economic landscape.  To maintain social distancing, these virtual meetings will be held on Zoom and

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State authorizes Orange County businesses to move to full Stage 2 reopening,  allowing dine-in restaurants, shopping malls, and in-store retail to reopen safely. City launches new business reopening website (  which consolidates all official reopening guidance documentation  currently available and needed for businesses to reopen. On Saturday, May 23, the State authorized Orange County’s plan to facilitate an accelerated reopening of Later Stage 2 businesses, including dine-in restaurants, shopping malls, and in-store retail, with proper safety protocols in place.  This authorization follows the County’s attestation that it has met the State’s “readiness criteria” to transition from Early to Later Stage 2,

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Huntington Beach launches HB Reopens website to provide clear guidance on proposed reopening plan County Seeks State Approval To Reopen Additional Workplaces This past week, the State provided that certain counties may meet “readiness criteria” to transition more quickly into a Later Stage 2 opening of their local economies.  Given the updated criteria, the County of Orange has submitted an application to the State to facilitate an accelerated Later Stage 2 reopening of local businesses. “We support the County’s efforts to move forward with a safe re-opening of our Huntington Beach economy, as expeditiously as possible,” says Mayor Lyn Semeta.  “Our local

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Huntington Beach will reopen its tennis and pickleball courts for singles play only, starting on: May 19: Murdy Park, LeBard Park and Marina Park tennis courts May 21: Worthy Park pickleball and Edison Park tennis To reinforce social distancing on the courts, the City has issued temporary rules of play until further notice.  But rest assured!  We’ll ease these rules, as the State gradually lifts its Stay At Home Order.  Until then, play by the rules and stay healthy! ·         Singles play, only ·         No congregating on or near the courts, before or after play. ·         Do not enter the

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Annual 4th of July Run and Pier Festival Cancelled as City Explores Non-Traditional 4th of July Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Huntington Beach Annual 4th of July celebration – which includes the 4th of July Run, the Festival at the Pier, the Parade, and Fireworks Show – has been an iconic and beloved tradition for both Huntington Beach residents and visitors.  However, given the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are changes that will have to be made for our 2020 celebration.  To that end, given current concerns with large gatherings, and in recognition of logistical coordination issues, the 4th of July Run and Pier Festival have been cancelled.  However, with respect to the Parade, Fireworks Show, and safe and sane fireworks

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As LA County beaches reopened this week, beach parking lots for Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, and City beaches being reopened at 50% capacity This week, through a coordinated regional effort, additional beach access was restored across Orange and LA Counties.  To that end, as LA County reopened their beaches to the public for active recreation, select beach parking lots for Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, and the City beach are being reopened starting on Friday, May 15, at 5 a.m.   Given the critical importance of social distancing, this limited reopening of beach parking lots was coordinated

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Keeping Our Community Safe & Informed

2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648


City Services Call Center – available Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm:

(714) 536-5511

Hotline Number:

(714) 536-5978

Messages will be returned on a daily basis

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.


April 26 – Taste of HB

May 16 – Kowabunga Van Show

May 16 – Great Strides Walk

May 16 – Wiener Dog Festival

May 17 – Golden Bear Experience

May 31-31 – Surfin’ Sundays

June 13 – Pier Swim

August 24-September 13 – US Open

October 1-4 – AVP

July 4th – Traditional 4th of July Parade – Visit 

July 4th – Fireworks Show


May 9-10 – Sunset Beach Art Festival

May 30 – Aids Walk OC

Weekly Surf City Nights

Weekly Crafty Fair at the Pier


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.