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

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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 as an N-95 or surgical mask, which should be reserved for healthcare providers to treat patients during the COVID-19 emergency.  Commercially produced masks are not recommended by the OCOAEOC and CDPH for use as a face covering at this time. 

A face covering is defined as:

  • A piece of fabric such as cotton, silk or linen that covers the entire nose and mouth.
  • May be handmade using everyday items such as bandanas, scarfs, T-shirts or towels.

A face covering must not be used as a substitute for social distancing or frequent handwashing, which are the most effective ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  In addition, a face covering should not be used to allow those who are sick to travel in public.

The best defense against COVID-19 remains the same:

  • Stay at home and socially distance
  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid being around sick people
  • Stay home if you are sick

Templates and instructions for making home-made face coverings can be found on the City’s COVID-19 informational website, www.HBready.com.  To speak with a City employee about this new guidance or other questions about City services and COVID-19, please call our HB Ready Call Center at (714) 536-5511. 

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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.


August 24-September 13 – US Open

September 5 – 6 – Civil War Days

September 18 – 20 – Great Pacific Airshow

October 1-4 – AVP


May 9-10 – Sunset Beach Art Festival

Weekly Surf City Nights


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.