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Keeping Huntington Beach Safe and Informed

GOVERNOR’S BEACH CLOSURES IN ORANGE COUNTY

Earlier today, Governor Newsom announced that he was ordering the hard closure of all beaches in Orange County.   “The mandate to close all beaches in Orange County clearly impacts us here in Huntington Beach, and we are both concerned and disappointed with the actions taken today by Governor Newsom and the State of California,” said Mayor Lyn Semeta.  “The City has put careful thought and invested considerable effort and expense in order to discourage overcrowding and facilitate effective social distancing at our beaches.  In fact, we’ve taken Governor Newsom’s words to heart in Huntington Beach, to provide public access –

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Thank You for Continuing to Social Distance Huntington Beach

We want to let everyone know what a great job our community is doing in regard to social distancing and give a perspective of what’s really going on at the beach.   Huntington Beach Police Department and Huntington Beach Fire’s Marine Safety Division are on the beach patrolling and educating visitors and have found the majority of people staying in their own unit, if not they are educated and have complied, there are also hourly social distancing reminders from the loud speaker on the pier, and we also have public works for any crowd related issues with barriers and signage

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Updated Guidance for Golf Course Operations

On April 21, 2020, the County of Orange issued guidance to allow limited recreational access to all private and public golf courses in the County, with proper social distancing practices.  This guidance applies to the two golf courses located in Huntington Beach, including SeaCliff Country Club, which will open on Saturday, April 25; and also Meadowlark Golf Course, which is planning to reopen starting Monday, April 27.  In discussions with both local golf course operators, both SeaCliff Country Club and Meadowlark Golf Course will be working to adhere to the County’s guidelines, which include, but are not limited to, the

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Orange County Launches COVID-19 Testing Network; Issues Guidance on Face Coverings

Orange County Increases COVID-19 Testing This week, the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) launched its OC COVID-19 Testing Network, which coordinates and expands testing across several locations in Orange County. Each location has the capacity to test 100 residents daily.  The OCHCA also announced plans to continue expanding the Network next month, adding several locations and increasing testing capacity. At this time, tests are only available to residents who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and cannot receive testing through their health care provider.  Eligible residents will be tested at no cost; however, their insurance may be billed.  Currently all locations

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COVID-19 Case Counts from Skilled Nursing Facilities in Huntington Beach

This week, the California Department of Public Health published information in regard to COVID-19 case counts at Skilled Nursing facilities in California. More than one of these facilities are located in the City of Huntington Beach. The Huntington Beach Fire Department is working closely with the involved facilities in conjunction with the Orange County Health Care Agency and the California Department of Public Health to stay abreast of the current situation. The Orange County Health Care Agency is the lead agency and they are working hard to ensure that the health care needs of the patients as well as the

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Senior Center Served Over 3000 Meals Last Week

The Senior Center has served 3000 meals this week between Home Delivered Meals, Congregate Grab and Go Meals and urgent meal deliveries.  The Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council has delivered 830 meals to 68 households utilizing 25 volunteers.  The total meals served this week to older adults in our community is 3830. Home Delivered Meals received and responded to 23 calls for food this week.  Last month, March, the senior center received 150 food requests in total, the same amount received in all of 2018.  All were responded to and given appropriate resources to help them. The Senior Center transportation

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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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