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REOPENING

HUNTINGTON BEACH

SAFELY

REOPENING

HUNTINGTON BEACH

SAFELY

Last Updated: July 1, 2020 – 1:00 P.M.

WHEN CAN MY BUSINESS REOPEN?

The Governor’s Office has developed a Reopening Plan to bring the State’s economy back online. As the risk of COVID-19 declines, the State will gradually transition through the stages below to allow more workplaces to reopen their doors.

WHEN CAN MY BUSINESS REOPEN?

The Governor’s Office has developed a Reopening Plan to bring the State’s economy back online. As the risk of COVID-19 declines, the State will gradually transition through the stages below to allow more workplaces to reopen their doors.

Based on the State’s Stay At Home Order

THE CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH IS AT:

EARLY STAGE 3

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ALLOWED BY THE STATE TO REOPEN

- Barbers and Hair Salons

- Wineries and tasting rooms (Outdoor Only)

- Campgrounds and outdoor recreation

- Restaurants (Outdoor Dining Only)

- Family entertainment centers (Outdoor Only), including:

  • Arcades
  • Batting Cages
  • Bowling alleys
  • Miniature golf
  • Drive-In Movie theaters

- Farmer's Markets

- Film and TV production

- Gyms and fitness centers

- Hotels (for tourism and individual travel)

- Professional Live sports without audiences

- Museums, zoos, aquariums, galleries (Outdoor Only)

- Offices

- Retail stores and their supply chains in manufacturing, logistics and warehousing

- Places of worship, funerals, cultural services, and protests

- Select services, including

  • Car washes
  • Landscape gardening
  • Pet grooming

- Schools, day camps, and childcare

- Select personal services: nail salons, body waxing, tattoo parlors

- Shopping malls and swap meets

- Swimming pools (public and private)

- Tribal Casinos

- Wagering facilities and racetracks (Outdoor Only)

- Youth sports practices

- All Stage 1 essential workplaces

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NOT ALLOWED BY THE STATE TO REOPEN

- STAGE 3 & 4

- Bars, pubs, breweries, and brewpubs

- Community centers, including libraries, playgrounds, and picnic areas

- Concert venues

- Entertainment venues that cannot maintain social distance including live shows and theater, roller/skating rinks, laser tag arenas

- Festivals

- Higher education

- Indoor playgrounds, such as bounce centers, ball pits and laser tag

- Large meeting venues including convention centers and banquet halls

- Nightclubs

- Sauna and steam rooms

- Theme parks

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ALLOWED BY THE STATE TO REOPEN

- Barbers and Hair Salons

- Wineries and tasting rooms (Outdoor Only)

- Campgrounds and outdoor recreation

- Restaurants (Outdoor Dining Only)

- Family entertainment centers (Outdoor Only), including:

  • Arcades
  • Batting Cages
  • Bowling alleys
  • Miniature golf
  • Drive-In Movie Theaters

- Farmer's Markets

- Film and TV production

- Gyms and fitness centers

- Hotels (for tourism and individual travel)

- Professional Live sports without audiences

- Museums, zoos, aquariums, galleries (Outdoor Only)

- Offices

- Retail stores and their supply chains in manufacturing, logistics and warehousing

- Places of worship, funerals, cultural services, and protests

- Select services, including

  • Car washes
  • Landscape gardening
  • Pet grooming

- Schools, day camps, and childcare

- Select personal services: nail salons, body waxing, tattoo parlors

- Shopping malls and swap meets

- Swimming pools (public and private)

- Tribal Casinos

- Wagering facilities and racetracks (Outdoor Only)

- Youth sports practices

- All Stage 1 essential workplaces

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NOT ALLOWED BY THE STATE TO REOPEN

- STAGE 3 & 4

- Bars, pubs, breweries, and brewpubs

- Community centers, including libraries, playgrounds, and picnic areas

- Concert venues

- Entertainment venues that cannot maintain social distance including live shows and theater, roller/skating rinks, laser tag arenas

- Festivals

- Higher education

- Indoor playgrounds, such as bounce centers, ball pits and laser tag

- Large meeting venues including convention centers and banquet halls

- Nightclubs

- Sauna and steam rooms

- Theme parks

Before Reopening, All Businesses Must Help 
Create a Safer Environment for Employees and Customers

STEP 1: Reopening Guidance

Read the Reopening Guidance and Checklist for your specific industry below.

STEP 2: Prepare and Implement

Prepare and implement a site protection plan based on the guidance.

STEP 3: Post

Complete the checklist (if available) and post it at your workplace.

STEP 1: Reopening Guidance

Read the Reopening Guidance and Checklist for your specific industry below.

STEP 2: Prepare and Implement

Prepare and implement a site protection plan based on the guidance.

STEP 3: Post

Complete the checklist (if available) and post it at your workplace.

Industry Specific Guidances and Checklists Issued by the State

Please note – an industry may only reopen when the State transitions to the Stage it falls under

Industry Specific Guidances and Checklists Issued by the State​

Please note – an industry may only reopen when the State transitions to the Stage it falls under

Agriculture and Livestock

Child Care

Delivery Services

Food Packing

Life Sciences

Museums and Zoos

Places of Worship

Tribal Casinos

Auto Dealers and Rental Operators

Communications and Infrastructure

Dine In Restaurants

Gyms and Fitness Centers

Limited Services and Repairs

Office Workspaces

Public Transit

Schools and School-Based Programs

Youth Sports Practices

Bars and Wineries

Construction

Energy and Utilities

Hair Salons and Barbershops

Logistics and Warehousing

Outdoor Museums

Racetracks and Wagering Facilities

Shopping Malls

Campgrounds and Outdoor Recreation

Day Camps

Family Entertainment Centers

Manufacturing

Personal Services(ie. Nail Salons)

Real Estate

Swimming pools (Public and Private)

Agriculture and Livestock

Auto Dealers and Rental Operators

Bars and Wineries

Campgrounds and Outdoor Recreation

Child Care

Communications and Infrastructure

Construction

Day Camps

Delivery Services

Dine In Restaurants

Energy and Utilities

Family Entertainment Centers

Food Packing

Gyms and Fitness Centers

Hair Salons and Barbershops

Life Sciences

Limited Services and Repairs

Logistics and Warehousing

Manufacturing

Museums and Zoos

Office Workspaces

Outdoor Museums

Personal Services(ie. Nail Salons)

Places of Worship

Public Transit

Racetracks and Wagering Facilities

Real Estate

Schools and School-Based Programs

Shopping Malls

Swimming pools (Public and Private)

Tribal Casinos

Youth Sports Practices

The State has not Issued Guidances for these Industries Below

However, other organizations have provided resources to help prepare for their reopening.

The State has not Issued Guidances for these Industries Below

However, other organizations have provided resources to help prepare for their reopening.

Arts and Entertainment

Convention Centers

Health Services

Theme Parks

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

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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