Who is Considered Higher Risk for Severe Illness?

Older Adults 

Adults living in a nursing home or long-term care facility

People who are immunocompromised

People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
Heart Disease
Diabetes
Renal Failure
Liver Disease
Lung Disease
Moderate to Severe Asthma
Severe obesity

Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Cough
Shortness of breath or difficult breathing
Fever
Chills
Muscle pain
Sore Throat
New loss of taste or smell

CDC Source

What should you do?

If you feel like you are developing symptoms:

  • Stay home and call your doctor for advice
  • 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.
  • If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately.  Emergency warning signs include: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion or inability to arouse, and bluish lips or face.  This list is not all inclusive.

What can you do for a family member or friend who is at higher risk?

  • Wear a face covering around your family member.
  • Ensure they have enough supplies on hand.  Offer to get them 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 provide mental and emotional support.

Know who is visiting your at-risk family member and inform them what to do to stay safe

Educate your at-risk family and friends on the importance of hand washing, social distancing, and staying at home.

LATEST NEWS

Fire Department Virtual Open House – October 4 through October 10, 2020

For many years, our Fire Department has hosted an Open House during Fire Prevention Week, the week of October 9, with fun and educational displays and demonstrations in the station and on the training grounds. This event has traditionally brought an outpouring of support from our community and we always look forward to it every year. This year, due to the unprecedented times and to protect the safety of our community and firefighters, we are unable to host this year’s event in-person.

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Cooling Center – This Weekend

Due to abnormally high temperatures, The City of Huntington Beach will be opening a Cooling Center at Murdy Community Center (7000 Norma Drive) on Saturday (9/6) and Sunday (9/7) from 11AM to 6PM. Staff will be implementing COVID-19 protocols, visitors will be screened and face coverings will be provided if necessary. If you need to use the center, we encourage you to bring snacks, water and entertainment.

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CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH AND COUNTY OF ORANGE BREAK GROUND ON 174-BED NAVIGATION CENTER

On August 27, 2020, the City of Huntington Beach hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the establishment of a Navigation Center on two adjacent parcels at 17631 Cameron Lane and 17642 Beach Boulevard. The Navigation Center is being developed in partnership with the County of Orange and will provide temporary shelter and comprehensive support services for 174 homeless adults living in Huntington Beach. Following its completion in November 2020, the City will take ownership of the Center and contract with experienced shelter operator, Mercy House, to provide day to day on-site management.

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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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