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REOPENING HUNTINGTON BEACH SAFELY

REOPENING

HUNTINGTON BEACH

SAFELY

The REGIONAL STAY HOME ORDER (PDF), announced by the State, went into effect December 6, 2020.

This order prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes business operations (except critical infrastructure and retail), and requires 100% masking and physical distancing in all others.  The Order will be reassessed on a weekly basis and will be lifted when a region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%.

For more info: OC Emergency Operations Center Advisory

The Order requires the following sectors to close:

– Indoor playgrounds
– Indoor recreational facilities
– Hair salons and barbershops
– Personal care services
– Museums, zoos, and aquariums
– Movie theaters
– Wineries
– Bars, breweries, and distilleries
– Family entertainment centers
– Cardrooms and satellite wagering
– Limited service
– Live audience sports
– Amusement parks

The following sectors may remain open with modifications and 100% masking and social distancing:

– Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation such as beaches, parks, outdoor playgrounds, and trails without any food, drink or alcohol sales. Additionally, overnight stays at campgrounds will not be permitted.

– Retail and shopping centers: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores.  Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.

– Hotels and lodging: Allow to open for critical infrastructure support only.

– Restaurants: Allow only for take-out, pick-up, or delivery.

– Offices: Allow remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.

– Places of worship and political expression: Allow outdoor services only.

– Entertainment production including professional sports: Allow operation without live audiences. Additionally, testing protocol and “bubbles” are highly encouraged.

The following sectors are allowed to remain open when a remote option is not possible, with appropriate infectious disease preventative measures including 100% masking and physical distancing:

– Critical infrastructure

– Schools

– Non-urgent medical and dental care

– Childcare and pre-k

On August 28, 2020, the State revised its criteria for counties to reopen local businesses, schools, and other industries.  Please visit the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy to review this criteria and understand when you can reopen for business.

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With COVID-19 rates continuing to decline and with vaccination rates on the rise, the State is now lifting most COVID-19 restrictions, allowing the City of Huntington Beach to embrace a full opening of its operations starting June 15, 2021.  The City anticipates returning to normal operations with some exceptions and is providing the community with an outline of what to expect moving forward.  For details, please view our video below.

With COVID-19 rates continuing to decline and with vaccination rates on the rise, the State is now lifting most COVID-19 restrictions, allowing the City of Huntington Beach to embrace a full opening of its operations starting June 15, 2021.  The City anticipates returning to normal operations with some exceptions and is providing the community with an outline of what to expect moving forward.  For details, please view our video below.

Under the State’s criteria, additional business sectors may either open or expand their indoor capacity with safety modifications.  Please refer to the chart below for details.  If your business is not listed, please visit covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy to search for your sector and reopening guidelines.

Under the State’s criteria, additional business sectors may either open or expand their indoor capacity with safety modifications.  Refer to the chart below for details.  If your business is not listed, please visit covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy to search for your sector and reopening guidelines.

Vaccines remain a critical tool to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help reopen our economy more quickly.  To find the nearest vaccination site, visit www.HBReady.com/vaccine.

Vaccines remain a critical tool to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help reopen our economy more quickly.  To determine if you or your employees are eligible to receive one and to make an appointment, visit www.HBReady.com/vaccine.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Guidance on reopening Orange County businesses in the safest manner possible.  
https://www.ocbc.org/reopenocsafely/

For business resources and support from the City of Huntington Beach, visit www.hbbiz.com or contact Economic Development Project Manager, Robert Ramirez, at (714) 375-5186.

Connect with other HB businesses represented by the Chamber at (714) 536-8888 or www.hbchamber.org.

For resources to help businesses with challenges such as lay-offs, loans, utility reduction programs, and community resources mapping, call (714) 480-6500 from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For free virtual consultations to prepare for and recover from COVID-19, call (800) 616-SBDC or visit https://ociesmallbusiness.org/calendar/.

Guidance on reopening Orange County businesses in the safest manner possible.  
https://www.ocbc.org/reopenocsafely/

For business resources and support from the City of Huntington Beach, visit www.hbbiz.com or contact Economic Development Project Manager, Robert Ramirez, at (714) 375-5186.

Connect with other HB businesses represented by the Chamber at (714) 536-8888 or www.hbchamber.org.

For resources to help businesses with challenges such as lay-offs, loans, utility reduction programs, and community resources mapping, call (714) 480-6500 from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For free virtual consultations to prepare for and recover from COVID-19, call (800) 616-SBDC or visit https://ociesmallbusiness.org/calendar/.

Guidance on reopening Orange County businesses in the safest manner possible.  
https://www.ocbc.org/reopenocsafely/

For business resources and support from the City of Huntington Beach, visit www.hbbiz.com or contact Economic Development Project Manager, Robert Ramirez, at (714) 375-5186.

Connect with other HB businesses represented by the Chamber at (714) 536-8888 or www.hbchamber.org.

For resources to help businesses with challenges such as lay-offs, loans, utility reduction programs, and community resources mapping, call (714) 480-6500 from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For free virtual consultations to prepare for and recover from COVID-19, call (800) 616-SBDC or visit https://ociesmallbusiness.org/calendar/.

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Keeping Our Community Safe & Informed

City Services Call Center 

Available Monday through Friday 9am-5pm: 

(714) 536-5511

 Address:

2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
USA

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

August 24-September 13 – US Open

September 5 – 6 – Civil War Days

September 18 – 20 – Great Pacific Airshow

October 1-4 – AVP

POSTPONED

May 9-10 – Sunset Beach Art Festival

Weekly Surf City Nights

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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