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April 13, 2020 4:15 PM

UPDATE 4/13, 4 PM – No new updates. City Council Virtual Meeting 6:30 PM. Drive-Thru Testing Wed-Fri

UPDATE 4/13, 4 PM – No new updates. Watch/participate in the Malibu City Council virtual meeting at 6:30 PM. Drive-thru testing for first responders, essential workers and residents at City Hall Wed-Fri., April 15-17. Stay Safe at Home.

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) Monday through Friday, and residents can also email questions to info@malibucity.org. Thank you for your patience – we will respond as quickly as possible.


VIRTUAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT - MONDAY, APRIL 13, 6:30 PM
The Malibu City Council will hold its first Virtual City Council meeting tonight, Monday, April 13, at 6:30 PM. The agenda and staff reports are posted in the Agenda Center on the City website at https://www.malibucity.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_04132020-1496?html=true. The meeting will be held as a group video meeting using Zoom, and can be watched on livestream video at https://malibucity.org/VirtualMeeting or on the City Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofMalibu/videos. Written comments may be submitted to the Council before the meeting by email to CityCouncil@malibucity.org. The public may also sign up to speak during the meeting by visiting https://malibucity.org/ CityCouncil VirtualMeeting and clicking “Sign up to Speak.” For additional information and public comment instructions, visit https://www.malibucity.org/virtualmeeting.


DRIVE-THRU TESTING AT CITY HALL – WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY, APRIL 15-17, 10AM-4PM
The City of Malibu and its partners, Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), Covid Clinic and Malibu Medical Group, will offer drive-thru testing for residents of the greater Malibu community at Malibu City Hall Wednesday through Friday, April 15-17, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You must be in line by 4:00 PM. Pre-registration is required online at https://www.MalibuMedicalGroup.com/contents/covid-19.

For the safety of the community, all first responders and essential workers in Malibu are urged to get tested regardless of symptoms. Community members who are concerned that they may have been exposed are also urged to get tested.

Last week, 1,197 coronavirus tests were administered during the drive-thru testing at City Hall.

There are no out-of-pocket expenses for the test. If you have health insurance and have COVID-19 symptoms, your insurance company will cover 100% of the testing cost. If you have symptoms and no health insurance, you are requested to please make a donation of at least $60 or more to www.COREresponse.org. No one will be denied testing due to an inability to pay. Community members or businesses that would like to support this testing service may also make a donation to www.COREresponse.org.


DAILY WEBINAR TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES HURT BY CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
A daily 3:00 PM webinar with a Q&A is offered by California’s Small Business Development Center about the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Paycheck Protection Program meant to help small businesses struggling during the coronavirus crisis. Registration is free. For more information and to register go to: https://smallbizla.org/covid19.


DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES
Government agencies and non-profit organizations are providing assistance for those impacted by the pandemic, including disaster loans, paid family leave, disability and unemployment insurance, delivery of groceries and supplies, and more:
For Businesses: https://www.malibucity.org/996/Resources---Businesses
For individuals: https://www.malibucity.org/994/Resources---Individuals
For Health & Wellness Support: https://www.malibucity.org/995/Health-Wellness


CITY OF MALIBU SERVICES
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. 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
• Programs and activities for residents and families at home – visit www.MalibuCity.org/VirtualRec
• Emergency COVID-19 information in Spanish – www.MalibuCity.org/Coronavirus (Share with 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/COVID-19 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 Stay at Home order, and leaving their homes only to conduct essential business, such as grocery shopping, medical appointments. When it is necessary to go out, everyone is required to wear cloth face coverings when entering an essential business to help prevent the spread of the virus. Residents should connect with neighbors, particularly seniors or those with underlying health conditions, to see if they need help in any way.

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