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April 17, 2020 9:44 AM

UPDATE 4/17, 10AM – Drive-Thru Testing Today. CDC Face Covering Guidance. Planning Comm mtg Monday.

Drive-thru testing for all community today, 10AM-4PM. CDC guidance on face coverings. Planning Commission virtual meeting Mon, 4/20. County Paycheck Protection Program accepting applications. Complete City survey on COVID impacts & 2020 Census.

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.

DRIVE-THRU TESTING AT CITY HALL FOR ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS - FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 10AM-4PM
The City of Malibu and its partners, Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) and Malibu Medical Group, will offer drive-thru testing for all community members of the greater Malibu area at Malibu City Hall Friday, April 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 community members are urged to get tested, regardless of symptoms. 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 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.

COMPLETE A BRIEF CITY SURVEY ABOUT COVID-19 EFFECTS ON YOUR HOME
In order for the City to continue to frame its response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a way that best addresses the needs of our residents, you are invited to complete a brief online survey about how the pandemic and its related social circumstances are affecting you and your family. Complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVIDCommunitySurvey.

CDC GUIDANCE ON FACE COVERINGS
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides tips on how to wear and make face coverings at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/DIY-cloth-face-covering-instructions.pdf?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term

MALIBU PLANNING COMMISSION VIRTUAL MEETING – MON, APRIL 20
The Malibu Planning Commission will hold a virtual regular meeting on Monday, April 20 at 6:30 PM. The agenda and staff reports are posted in the Agenda Center at https://www.malibucity.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/4271?fileID=12910. The meeting will be held as a video meeting using Zoom, and can be watched live streaming at https://malibucity.org/VirtualMeeting or on the City’s Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofMalibu/videos. Written comments may be submitted to the Commission before the meeting by email to planningcommission@malibucity.org. The public may also sign up to speak during the meeting. For additional information and public comment instructions, visit https://malibucity.org/VirtualMeeting.

LA COUNTY PROVIDES PORTAL FOR SMALL BUSINESS FEDERAL PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM APPLICATIONS
The County of Los Angeles, in partnership with Goldman Sachs and Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF), has created a new application portal for small businesses seeking to apply for the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a forgivable loan product created by the CARES Act. The online portal can be accessed at https://crfusa.com/ppp/la-ppp-inquiry/. For information about PPP, visit https://crfusa.com/app/uploads/2020/04/PPP-FAQs.pdf or call the LA County Disaster Help Center at 833-238-4450.

SUPPORT FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI) AND PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (PUA) APPLICATIONS
The State’s Employment Development Department (EDD) will expand its call center hours to operate 7 days a week from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM beginning Monday, April 20, to assist individuals applying for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. The EDD will also have a one-stop shop for individuals applying for both State UI and the new federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program beginning April 28. The PUA will provide federally funded benefits distinct from UI program for certain individuals out of work or partially unemployed due to COVID-19, including the self-employed, certain employees who lack sufficient work history, independent contractors, and gig workers. PUA benefits to be issued within 24-48 hours.

COMPLETE YOUR 2020 CENSUS ONLINE OR BY PHONE
The 2020 Census will help determine the distribution of Federal funds for public safety, roads, and other vital resources, and also determines the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and is used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. Residents can self-respond to the Census by phone in English (Call 844-330-2020) or in Spanish (call 844-468-2020), or online at https://My2020Census.gov/.

DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY COVID-19
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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