Orders & Actions

Details and links related to orders issued or actions taken by Federal, State, County, and City governments and their respective agencies in response to COVID-19 that impact residents and businesses of Malibu.

View the latest LA County Order and related information.

  • 12/3/2020 (State) Regional Stay Home Order applies to regions with less than 15% ICU availability, and prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes sector operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing in all others.
  • 12/2/2020 (City) City of Malibu partners with Malibu Medical Group to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Malibu City Hall on Wednesday and Thursday, December 2-3, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and again on Friday, December 4 if demand is high. 
  • 11/30/2020 (County) Temporary County Health Officer Order prohibits public and private gatherings with individuals outside your own household, requires all playgrounds, except those located within childcare centers or schools, to be closed, and closes cardrooms, indoor wagering centers, and indoor portions and exhibits at museums, zoos and aquariums
  • 11/25/2020 (County) Revised County Health Officer Order requiring all gatherings with members of other households to cease between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM, and requiring restaurants, breweries, and wineries to offer food and beverages via take-out, drive-through or delivery effective Wednesday, November 25  
  • 11/20/2020 (County) Revised County Health Officer Order tightens restrictions in Blueprint for a Safer Economy in response to surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations 
  • 11/19/2020 (State) CA Public Health Officer issued a new Limited Stay at Home Order effective from November 21 through December 21, 2020 for counties under Tier One (Purple) requiring that all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted with members of other households cease between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM. 
  • 10/23/2020 (County) Issued revisions to the Reopening of Outdoor Operations at Wineries and Breweries with modifications to applicable protocols.
  • 10/23/2020 (County) Revised LA County Health Officer Order allows some outdoor entertainment centers and indoor personal care establishments to reopen with protocols, increased the percentage of high needs students allows on K-12 campuses from 10% to 25%, allowed schools with approved waiver applications to conduct classroom instruction, and clarified permitted food services at indoor malls and shopping centers.
  • 10/14/2020 (County) Revised LA County Health Officer Order to allow small, private gatherings of members from no more than three households with protocols 
  • 10/5/2020 (City) Playgrounds at City parks reopen with COVID-19 safety protocols
  • 10/2/2020 (County) Revised LA County Health Officer Order allows reopening of nail salons (25% capacity indoors) and public playgrounds
  • 9/2/2020 (County) -  Revised LA County Health Officer Order allows barbershops and hair salons to reopen indoor operations at 25% capacity (Appendix H), includes a provision for specialized support to a certain subset of K-12 students for in-person instruction (Appendix T1), and provides an update to the Exposure Management Plan for K-12 schools (Appendix T2).
  • 8/31/2020 (State) - Governor Newsom signs AB 3088 extending renter eviction protection to February 1, 2021 and extends anti-foreclosure protections in the Homeowner Bill of Rights to small landlords.
  • 8/12/2020 (County) Revised Health Order issued with updates for schools, childcare facilities, institutions of higher learning, and revisions dates for Appendices at a Glance on the last page of the order
  • 7/18/2020 (County) Revised Health Order to comply with the State order regarding schools opening in the fall for distance learning only (Appendices T1 and T2), as well as updated appendices for Music, Film & television production (Appendix J), Professional Sports (Appendix N), and Hotels, Lodging, and Short-Term Rentals (Appendix P).
  • 7/14/2020 (County) Revised Health Order issued to update to be in compliance with State Health Officer order issued July 13, 2020, and updating Appendices E (Shopping Centers), H (Hair Salons & Barber Shops), L (Gyms & Fitness Establishments), and R (Personal Care Establishments).
  • 7/12/2020 (State) Updated State Health Officer Order effective immediately expanded statewide closures of indoor operations at certain businesses, including restaurants, bars and breweries, wineries & tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums, and cardrooms. Counties on the Monitoring List for three consecutive days, including Los Angeles County, must also close indoor operations at fitness centers, places of worship, indoor protests, offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors, personal care services, hair salons and barbershops, and malls, unless modified to operate outside or by pick-up.
  • 7/11/2020 (City) City announced Malibu Bluffs Park and the Temporary Skate Park would be closed effective immediately to protect the health and safety of visitors and City staff.
  • 7/4/2020 (County) The latest Revised Health Officer Order reflected changes to reflect updates to Appendix L, Reopening Protocol for Gyms and Fitness Establishments (July 1, 2020) and Appendix F, Protocol for Places of Worship (July 2, 2020)
  • 7/1/2020 (County) A Revised Health Officer Order was issued requiring the closure of: indoor, in-person dining at restaurants, indoor museums, and indoor operations at zoos, aquariums, cardrooms, and satellite wagering facilities.
  • 6/30/2020 (State) The Governor’s Executive Order N-71-20 extends authorization for local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through September 30, and extends provisions allowing for mail-in renewals of driver’s licenses and ID cards, to limit in-person transactions at the DMV.
  • 6/29/2020 (County) A new Health Officer Order issued closing all beaches, beach parking lots, bike paths, piers, and accessways countywide effective July 3 through Monday, July 6 at 5:00 AM to prevent crowding over the holiday.
  • 6/18/2020 (County) Department of Public Health modified Health Officer Orderallows re-opening:
  • 6/11/2020 (County) Issued Revised Health Officer Ordermoving the County of Los Angeles into Stage Three of California’s Pandemic Resilience Roadmap, authorizing the reopening of the following sectors effective June 12, 2020 with safety protocols for each sector attached as Appendices to the Order:
    • Music, film, and television production (Appendix J)
    • Day camps (Appendix K)
    • Fitness facilities and gyms (Appendix L)
    • Museums, galleries, botanical gardens, zoos, aquariums, and other similar exhibition spaces (Appendix M)
    • Professional sports without audiences (Appendix N)
    • Campgrounds, RV parks, and associated outdoor activities (Appendix O)
    • Hotels, motels, shared rental units, and similar facilities (Appendix P) 
  • 6/5/2020 (State) Governor signed Executive Order No. N-68-20 extending deadlines related to petitions of decisions by for the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and appeals to Workers’ Compensation judges, as well as issues related to placement of foster care youth, and the manufacture of certain over-the-counter drugs and medical devices..
  • 5/29/2020 (County) Updated County Health Order allows certain Lower-Risk Businesses to reopen with certain conditions, including in-room dining restaurants, hair salons, and barbershops,.
  • 5/26/2020 (County) New County Health Order supercedes all previously-issued Health Orders to transition the County from “Safer at Home” to “Safer at Work and Safer in our Communities," and align the County with the latest State of California guidelines by allowing the following businesses or activities to reopen in addition to those essential businesses and activities opened under previous Health Officer Orders. (Click the link to view County protocols for specific services.)
    • In-person faith-based services with the number of congregants limited to 25% of the building’s capacity or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is lower
    • All retail, including those located in indoor and outdoor retail shopping centers, limited to 50% capacity
    • Flea markets, swap meets and drive-in movie theaters
    • Pools, hot tubs and saunas in multi-unit residences or part of a homeowners association
    • In-person public protests, provided that attendance is limited to 25% of the area’s maximum occupancy, or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower
  • 5/16/2020 (Federal) FDA authorizes first standalone at-home sample collection kit that  can be used with certain authorized tests. FDA press release.
  • 5/15/2020 (City) Effective May 15, 2020, at 12;00 PM, the City reopened Malibu Bluffs Park, Legacy Park, Las Flores Creek Park, Trancas Canyon Park and Dog Park, and the Malibu Equestrian Park to the public with physical distancing requirements and safety guidelines in place. City park reopening press release.
  • 5/13/2020 (County) Revised Safer at Home Order- Additional Lower-Risk Retail Businesses and Manufacturing Support Businesses to Reopen with Restrictions; County beaches reopen.
  • 5/8/2020 (County) Safer at Home Order, Addendum No. 2 - Conditional and Limited Reopening of Certain Lower-Risk Retail Businesses, Golf Courses, and Public Spaces
  • 5/8/2020 (State) Governor signs Executive Order No. N-64-20 to protect public health by mailing vote-by-mail ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election to all voters
  • 5/7/2020 (County) LA County Public Health issued protocols for the reopening of Retail Establishments with Curbside Pickup, Public Trails, and Golf Courses,
  • 5/6/2020 (County) Los Angeles County officials announced it would relax select directives of the Safer at Home Order and a reopening process for certain businesses to reopen on Friday, May 8 with certain safeguards in place. View revised Roadmap for Recovery.
  • 5/6/2020 (State) Governor signed Executive Order No. N-62-20 regarding workers compensation insurance coverage and benefits for workers who contracted COVID-19 while on the job.
  • 5/6/2020 (State) Governor signed Executive Order No. N-61-20 suspending until May 6, 2021 penalties, costs, or interest for the failure to pay property taxes.
  • 5/4/2020 (County) LA County Department of Public Health issued Special Guidance for Multifamily Residences, including specific uses such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and common areas located in apartments, condominium complexes and homeowners associations: 
  • 4/30/2020 (State) Governor signed Executive Order No. N-58-20 allowing couples to appear before a county clerk to obtain a marriage license via videoconference, rather than in person. Both applicants must be in California, and each applicant must present a photo ID. The marriage license may be transmitted to the applicants via e-mail.
  • 4/17/2020 (State) Governor signed Executive Order No. N-52-20 making changes to background checks for critical workers, admissions criteria for CA State Universities, and food trucks at truck stops. The Order extended deadlines for real estate licenses for 60 days, including payment of real estate license application and renewal fees, and the timeframes relating to continuing education requirements for real estate licensees. The order also paused the time limits on certain Coastal Commission and Water Resources Control Board permitting.
  • 4/13/2020 (City) City Council adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 463U Enacting a temporary moratorium on foreclosures and evictions due to nonpayment of rent by residential and commercial tenants impacted by the COVID-19 virus.
  • 4/10/2020 (County) LA County Health Officer issues Revised Safer at Home Order, extending the order to May 15, 2020, and adding provisions for Essential Businesses to post Social Distancing Protocols for all facilities frequented by the public or employees, and requiring all members of the public to wear cloth face coverings when entering an Essential Business.
  • 4/6/2020 (City) City of Malibu partners with Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), Covid Clinic and Malibu Medical Group to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Malibu City Hall April 6-11, with free testing for first responders and essential workers Monday and Tuesday, and the general community Wednesday through Saturday.
  • 4/3/2020 (Federal) Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issues guidance regarding the use of face coverings in public.
  • 4/2/2020 (State) Governor Newsom issues Executive Order No. N-42-20 restricting water shutoffs to homes and small businesses while the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • 4/1/2020 (City of LA) City of Los Angeles issued Guidance regarding the wearing of face coverings in public
  • 4/1/2020 (State) The California Dept of Public Health issued Guidance regarding the wearing of face coverings in public
  • 4/1/2020 (County) - LA County Health Officer issues Public Emergency Isolation Order explaining isolation requirements for individuals diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19
  • 4/1/2020 (County) - LA County Health Officer issues Public Emergency Quarantine Order explaining quarantine requirements for household contacts, intimate partners, caregivers, and close contacts with persons diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19
  • 3/30/2020 (State) - Governor issues Executive Order No. N-39-20 to relax rules on staffing ratios and "scope-of-practice" limits that would allow recently retired medical professionals or those who have expired/inactive licenses, and students reaching the end of their medical or nursing studies, to help meet the expected demand. 
  • 3/30/2020 (City) - In an effort to protect construction workers, inspection staff, and the community, the City mandates Social Distancing Standards for Construction Sites effective March 30, 2020.
  • 3/29/2020 (State) - California State Parks - Angeles Region announces closure of Point Mugu State Park effective March 30, 2020. 
  • 3/29/2020 (State) - California State Parks announces vehicle access to all 280 state parks is prohibited. https://www.parks.ca.gov/NewsRelease/947 
  • 3/28/2020 (National) The National Parks Service (NPS) Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) ordered all SMMNRA trails and restrooms closed effective March 28.The Visitors Center at King Gillette Ranch was closed effective March 21. View NPS SMMNRA active alerts.
  • 3/27/2020 (State) California State Parks announces the closure of all its beaches, trails, and their access points throughout Los Angeles County, effective immediately and until further notice. State Parks announcement
  • 3/27/2020 (City/Caltrans) - The City, in cooperation with Caltrans posted No Parking restrictions on sections of PCH and certain City streets to hinder violations of County order closing beaches and trails.
  • 3/27/2020 (County) LA County Health Officer issues Addendum to Safe at Home order for Temporary Closure of Public Trails and Trailheads, Beaches, Piers, Beach Bike Paths and Beach Access Points  
  • 3/22/2020 (State) Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) and Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC) announce closure of all parks, trails, and building facilities owned by MRCA and SMMC closed until further notice.
  • 3/20/2020 (State) Governor issues Executive Order No. N-34-20 suspending timeframes for district election public hearing timelines and certain responsibilities related to the Presidential Primary Election.
  • 3/20/2020 (State) State Health Officer publishes list of "Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to provide further definition of those affected by the Stay at Home Order (N-33-20.
  • 3/20/2020 (City) City of Malibu Emergency Services Director removed all restrictions on when stores in Malibu can receive deliveries.
  • 3/19/2020 (State) State Health Officer issues "Stay at Home" Executive Order No. N-33-20 requiring all living in California to stay at home with few exceptions for 16 critical infrastructure sectors are necessary for continuity of security, economic security, public health or safety.
  • 3/19/2020 (County) Los Angeles County Public Health Officer issues "Safer at Home" Order for Control of COVID-19" ordering temporary prohibition of events and gatherings of 10 persons or more and closure of non-essential businesses and areas.
  • 3/19/2020 (City) Extended deadline for submitting General Fund Grants Applications to April 10, 2020. www.MalibuCity.org/GeneralFund
  • 3/19/2020 (State) - Governor Newsom issued Executive Order No. N-31-20 to ease restrictions on commercial drivers delivering critical supplies and equipment to retailers throughout the state.
  • 3/17/2020 (State) The Governor placed the California National Guard on alert with direction to be prepared to perform humanitarian missions across the state, including food distribution and ensuring resiliency of supply lines, as well as supporting public safety, as required. 
  • 3/16/2020 (City) As part of the City’s emergency protective measures, all non-essential city services, programs and events are suspended or cancelled, and City Hall is closed to the public. The City Council and staff continue to work and are available to assist the community.
  • 3/16/2020 (City) At a Special meeting, the Malibu City Council: 1) Adopted Resolution No. 20-14 ratifying the proclamation of existence of a local emergency by the Director of Emergency Services; 2) expressed support for the City Manager imposing restrictions that mirror the restrictions imposed by the City of Los Angeles; and 3) directed staff to continue coordination with other agencies.
  • 3/16/2020 (County) The Los Angeles County Public Health Officer issued an Order for the Control of COVID-19, which:
    • imposed a temporary prohibition of group events and gatherings where at least 50 people are expected to be in attendance, 
    • required social distancing measures, 
    • ordered all restaurants to limit their services to only preparing and offering food provided to customers via delivery service, pick-up for takeout dining, and via drive-thru; and
    • Required all bars (that do not serve food), gyms, and live or movie theaters to be closed.
  • 3/15/2020 (City of LA) Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti announced an emergency action to close bars, nightclubs, entertainment venues, and gyms. Restaurants restaurants were to close all dining areas, but could continue to prepare and offer food for takeout or delivery. The order also placed a moratorium on evictions if a renter’s inability to pay rent was due to COVID-19.
  • 3/15/2020 (State) Governor Newsom provided an update on the State’s testing and hospital capabilities, and called for seniors and those with chronic conditions to home-isolate. He urged bars in California to close. For more information go to: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/covid19.
  • 3/14/2020 (City) - In an Executive Order in her role as Director of Emergency Services, City Manager Reva Feldman issued a Declaration of Local Emergency regarding the Coronavirus / COVID-19. The declaration was based on the rapidly evolving challenges to protect public health and safety related to the spread of COVID-19.
  • 3/13/2020 (City) City announced Malibu City Hall will be opened to the public by appointment only effective Monday, March 16.
  • 3/13/2020 (City) City activated its Emergency Operations Cener (EOC)
  • 3/12/2020 (City) The City cancelled or postponed all non-essential City-hosted and sponsored programs and events until April 30, 2020. City Announcement 3-12-2020
  • 3/11/2020 (City) The City cancelled or postponed all Senior Center Programs and Community Services Dept Special Events until the end of March 2020.
  • 3/4/2020 (Westside Cities) The Cities of Beverly Hills, Culver City, Malibu, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood issued a joint statement regarding current response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
  • 3/4/2020 (County) The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors and the Dept of Public Health declared a local and public health emergency in response to increased spread of coronavirus across the country and six additional cases in LA County. LA County Press Release - Emergency Declaration