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March 31, 2020 4:02 PM

UPDATE 3/31, 4 PM –Hotline for seniors. Stimulus package. Business insurance. Keep social distancing

UPDATE 3/31, 4 PM – State adds special phone hotline for seniors. CA Dept of Insurance offers help with business interruption insurance. Senator Feinstein explains stimulus package benefits. County reminder – stay home and keep on social distancing.

Malibu City Hall is closed. However, essential City staff, including the Emergency Operations Team, are working. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated on March 13 and is operating 7 days a week. Staff is answering the City’s main phone line (310-456-2489) but, due to the high number of calls, it is recommended that residents email info@malibucity.org for the quickest response. Thank you for your patience – we will respond as quickly as possible.

STATE HOTLINE FOR SENIORS NEEDING ASSISTANCE
The Governor announced today a hotline for seniors needing assistance. Seniors with any questions or concerns, needs for assistance with tracking down prescriptions or other non-urgent medical needs, meal delivery, and more can call the hotline at 833-544-2374. Remember, all seniors should stay home for their health and well-being, but if there is an emergency, call 911.

CA INSURANCE DEPT OFFERS ASSISTANCE WITH BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE
The California Dept of Insurance strongly recommends that businesses review their business interruption insurance policies and contact their insurance companies to determine what their policies cover with regard to loss of business income due to recent orders suspending business operations. For more information on business interruption insurance and other issues affecting California small businesses visit: http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/140-catastrophes/FAQ-on-Business-Interruption-Insurance.cfm.
If your commercial insurance claim was denied, request a Dept of Insurance investigation at http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/101-help/index.cfm.
SENATOR FEINSTEIN EXPLAINS BENEFITS AVAILABLE FROM STIMULUS PACKAGE
Senator Dianne Feinstein released information on the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package signed last week, which includes new unemployment benefits for self-employed, part-time and gig workers who were not previously eligible for such benefits. These workers were made eligible because the economic damage caused by the coronavirus is “the economic damage caused by the coronavirus isn’t discriminating between different types of workers and so neither should federal benefits.” Senator Feinstein encourages all Californians who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic to apply for unemployment benefits, if needed. For filing instructions and FAQs, visit https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=coronavirus-casework
COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH REMINDS ALL RESIDENTS OF NECESSITY OF SOCIAL DISTANCING
With warm weather forecasted for Los Angeles, the County reminds residents that the Safer At Home directives are still in effect, and cautions against “behavioral fatigue” that may set in, especially when it is tempting to go outside. All residents should continue to remain inside their homes unless it is absolutely necessary to leave in order to perform essential functions. Each time you leave your home, even without symptoms, you put yourself and anyone near you at risk for contracting and spreading COVID-19.

CITY CONTINUES TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR WOOLSEY FIRE REBUILDS & OTHER ESSENTIAL SERVICES
Although City Hall is closed and all non-essential services are suspended, the City of Malibu continues to offer essential City services to the community, including working with residents who lost their homes during the 2018 Woolsey Fire and are in the process of rebuilding and recovering. Visit www.MalibuRebuilds.org or find other Planning Dept service information at www.malibucity.org/355/Planning.
CITY OF MALIBU
City Hall, the Senior Center, and all City parks, including restroom facilities, are closed. Dial-a-Ride is operating for seniors - Call 424-346-8444. Essential City staff are working remotely. Residents wishing to contact City staff may do so by calling departmental extensions or emails:
-- Planning – 310-456-2489, ext. 485 or email MPlanning@malibucity.org
-- Building Safety – 310-456-2489, ext. 390 or email MBuilding@malibucity.org
-- Public Works – 310-456-2489, ext. 391 or MPublicWorks@malibucity.org
-- All other City business – 310-456-2489, ext. 392 or info@malibucity.org
Visit www.MalibuCity.org/VirtualRec for programs and activities for residents and families at home.
LATEST COVID-19 STATISTICS
County of Los Angeles Dept of Public Health: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
County of Los Angeles COVID-19 Dashboards: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/dashboards/
State of California: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/New-Release-2020.aspx

SPANISH LANGUAGE EMERGENCY INFORMATION
The City of Malibu will publish emergency information about the Coronavirus on the City website: www.MalibuCity.org/Coronavirus. Residents and businesses are asked to share emergency information with their Spanish-speaking staff and contractors.

La ciudad de Malibú publicará todas las alertas de emergencia sobre el coronavirus en el sitio web de la ciudad: www.MalibuCity.org/Coronavirus.
CORONAVIRUS PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
The City of Malibu continues to monitor the status of the Coronavirus and implement measures to protect public health and safety and is doing everything possible to support vulnerable community members.  The City continues to follow the recommendations of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH), California Office of Emergency Services (CALOES) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is taking steps to reduce the likelihood of community spread. 

All Residents should be complying with the State’s “Stay at Home” order, and leaving their homes only to conduct essential business, such as grocery shopping, medical appointments. Residents should also connect with neighbors, particularly seniors or those with underlying health conditions, to see if they need help in any way.

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