Press Releases and Information

Keeping Huntington Beach Safe and Informed

KEEP IT MOVING AT THE BEACHES

As the weekend approaches, the City wanted to remind everyone that our beaches and beach bike pathways are currently open for active recreation only.  Beachgoers must “keep it moving” at all times.  This will help us continue our efforts to provide open areas while limiting gatherings and potential crowding issues that may make it difficult to safely practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  PERMITTED Beach Activities: Walking, running, hiking, bicycle riding, etc. where normally allowed Water sports (i.e. swimming, surfing, bodysurfing, boogie boarding, kite surfing, paddle boarding, skim boarding, kayaking, and other similar ocean activities) Fishing from the beach

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STATE ANNOUNCES MOVE TO AN EARLY PHASE STAGE 2 REOPENING STARTING MAY 8

Earlier today, Governor Newsom announced that California would be moving to an Early Phase Stage 2 reopening starting tomorrow, May 8th.  Under the directive, lower risk workplaces and businesses will be allowed to reopen initially.  Then, within the next several weeks, if COVID-19 testing data continues to show a flattening of the curve, the State will be transitioning to a Later Phase Stage 2 reopening that will further loosen business and workplace restrictions. “We are encouraged by the State’s announcement today that certain businesses will now be opening,” said Mayor Lyn Semeta.  “With this transition, we’re now starting the process

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$5,000 Micro Grants Available to Orange County Small Businesses

The California State University, Fullerton Small Business Development Center Network is teaming up with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation Los Angeles(LISC) and Wells Fargo for their LISC OC Small Business Relief Program to offer grants to micro-businesses in Orange County. Thanks to support from Wells Fargo, LISC LA is providing 15 – $5,000 grants to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 Crisis. The CSUF SBDC will be hosting a webinar on May 7th, 10-10:30a to provide businesses with more information on the grant application and eligibility requirements. Click Here to sign up for the webinar: https://fullerton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_17JvzVwlRpSw1CMoE_FQGA Timeline The application will open from

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SURF CITY BEACHES REOPENED TODAY FOR ACTIVE RECREATION

Effective today, the City of Huntington Beach will be reopening our beaches and beach bike pathway for active recreation only. “We’re delighted to be reopening our beaches for active recreation, which will allow our community to once again enjoy the recreational and mental health benefits from spending time at the Pacific Ocean,” said Mayor Lyn Semeta.  “The new active recreation rules that we’re instituting will allow for continued beach access in a manner that emphasizes the need to practice safe social distancing.” The decision to reopen the beaches in Surf City was made after extensive discussions with other local area

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“ONEHB CONNECTS” HOSTS THREE FOOD DRIVES ON MAY 9 FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19

OneHB Connects – a partnership between the City of Huntington Beach and a collaborative group consisting of the Lutheran Disaster Response, Care Connections Network, Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council, and Waste Not OC – was created to identify and meet the needs of seniors facing hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since its formation, OneHB Connects has provided over 3,000 meals per week to homebound seniors; developed a senior pen pal program; and provided referrals to critical senior care services.  Over the past month, OneHB Connects has recognized a growing food insecurity among the wider community during the pandemic. Responding to

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HUNTINGTON BEACH SET TO CHALLENGE THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER TO CLOSE ALL ORANGE COUNTY BEACHES

In response to Governor Newsom’s announcement earlier today directing the hard closure of all beaches in Orange County, the Huntington Beach City Council voted tonight to pursue a legal challenge against the State’s beach closure order. “Governor Newsom’s mandate to close all beaches in Orange County today was a jarring decision that significantly impacts us here in Huntington Beach,” said Mayor Lyn Semeta.  “Given that Orange County has among the lowest per-capita COVID-19 death rates in California, the action by the State prioritizes politics over data, in direct contradiction of the Governor’s stated goal to allow science and facts to guide

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Keeping Our Community Safe & Informed

Address:
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
USA

Email:
FDPIO@surfcity-hb.org

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.

CANCELLED

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 hb4thofjuly.org 

July 4th – Fireworks Show

POSTPONED

May 9-10 – Sunset Beach Art Festival

May 30 – Aids Walk OC

Weekly Surf City Nights

Weekly Crafty Fair at the Pier

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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