Press Releases and Information

Keeping Huntington Beach Safe and Informed

City Closes All Metered Parking Along Pacific Coast Highway and All Beaches in Huntington Harbor

Closure of All Metered Parking on PCH Effective this evening, April 16th until further notice, the City of Huntington Beach will close all metered parking along both sides of Pacific Coast Highway, in the interest of limiting beach visitations and promoting social distancing during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Previously, only beachside metered parking between 6th Street and Goldenwest Street had been closed to the public.  However, those closures have now been extended throughout Pacific Coast Highway within City boundaries. Given the critical importance of flattening the curve of COVID-19 cases, the metered parking closures will help reinforce Governor Gavin Newsom’s Stay-At-Home Executive Order.  These

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City Launches New Telehealth Service to Provide Residents with Medical Advice for Flu-Like Symptoms During COVID-19 Pandemic Beginning Friday April 17, 2020

Surf City is now launching a Telehealth service for residents and those who work in essential businesses in the City of Huntington Beach, as one of many City initiatives to provide our community with critical resources to weather the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The Telehealth phone line will connect residents with licensed health care providers to review any symptoms that may be indicative of COVID-19 or similar respiratory illnesses and provide medical advice for the next steps for treatment. The Telehealth line will only provide advice and will not provide any type of diagnosis. The new Telehealth service can be accessed

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Stop Litter to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

An increase in improperly discarded gloves and mask is causing concern in the community. As the use of personal protective equipment grows to slow the spread of COVID-19, so have reports of local parking lots littered with used gloves and masks. Littering is never acceptable, but more than ever, it is critical to dispose of trash properly. No one should leave their used gloves or mask on the ground in the bushes or parking lot, and no one should throw their used food and beverage items on the ground. Use a trash can where available, or better yet, carry a

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Portions of East Central Park Closed for Easter Weekend

Beginning Friday, April 10th, portions of East Central Park will be closed to the public to prevent large gatherings over the Easter Weekend and to reinforce social distancing measures.  These preventative measures will help slow the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community. All closed areas of East Central Park will reopen on Monday, April 13th in the afternoon. The following areas will be closed: Grass area behind the library Huntington Beach Sports Complex parking lot Huntington Beach Central Library parking lot Senior Center parking lot Parking lot located on Slater Avenue between Gothard Street and Goldenwest Street

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City Closes Beachside Metered Parking Along PCH & Orange County Recommends the Use of Face Coverings to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Beachside Metered Parking Closed Starting April 10 The City of Huntington Beach will close off all metered parking along the beach side of Pacific Coast Highway beginning Friday, April 10th until further notice.  Given the critical importance of social distancing during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the closures will further limit the number of visitors to our beaches and minimize the transmission of COVID-19.  This closure follows the City’s recent decisions to close the Huntington Beach Pier, parking lots, and grass areas to reinforce Governor Gavin Newsom’s Stay-At-Home Executive Order.  The Executive Order urges Californians to only leave their homes

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Updated Guidance on Face Coverings from Orange County Operational Area Emergency Operations Center

Recent guidance posted by the Orange County Operational Area Emergency Operations Center (OCOAEOC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends the use of face coverings to protect against COVID-19 when leaving home to conduct essential activities.  Face coverings are not a requirement.  However, the use of one may help limit the transmission of the virus, if a person with COVID-19 is asymptomatic and is unknowingly spreading the virus.  A face covering can also prevent people from touching their faces with unwashed hands. It is important to note that a face covering is not a commercially produced “mask” such

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Keeping Our Community Safe & Informed

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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.