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March 16, 2020 10:53 AM

UPDATE 3/16, 10:45 AM - Seniors & at-risk groups should stay home. Special Council Meeting 3/16, 1PM

UPDATE 3/16/2020, 10:45 AM – Seniors and at-risk groups asked to stay home. CA parks facilities and all LA County facilities closed. No Coronavirus cases in Malibu. City Council Special Meeting Monday, March 16, 1PM.

UPDATE 3/16/2020, 10:45 AM – Seniors and at-risk groups asked to stay home. CA parks facilities and all LA County facilities closed. No Coronavirus cases in Malibu. City Council Special Meeting Monday, March 16, 1PM.

The City Managers of the Westside Cities that Malibu partners with, Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Culver City and West Hollywood will all be recomending to their City Councils that their cities follow the actions take on March 15 by the City of Los Angeles: Mayor Garcetti announced an emergency action to close bars, nightclubs, restaurants — with the exception of takeout and delivery — entertainment venues and gyms; and a moratorium on evictions. The Malibu City Council will consider that action at the Special City Council meeting today, Monday, March 16, 1:00 PM. (View live-stream at www.malibucity.org/tv)

The City Council will ratify the Declaration of Local Emergency regarding the Coronavirus / COVID-19 issued on March 14, 2020. The emergency proclamation enables the City to take additional legal, operational, and recovery measures that may be needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The agenda for the meeting is available on the City website at: https://www.malibucity.org/agendacenter.

As obligated by law, the public will be able to participate in the meeting in person. In order to reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus, the public is strongly encouraged to watch the live-stream at www.malibucity.org/tv and https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofMalibu/videos and to submit written correspondence to cityclerk@malibucity.org in lieu of attending the meeting.

The March 23 Council meeting has been cancelled. Certain items from the March 23, 2020 Regular Meeting agenda have been moved to the March 16 agenda.


GOVERNOR CALLS FOR SENIORS AND AT-RISK GROUPS TO STAY HOME
On March 15, CA 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, and urged bars in the state to close. For more information go to: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/covid19.


CDC CALLS FOR CANCELLATION OF ALL GATHERINGS OVER 50 PEOPLE NATIONWIDE
The CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out following guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing. When feasible, events should be made virtual. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html.


CA STATE PARKS FACILITIES CLOSED AS OF TODAY. PARKS OPEN.
Currently, all of State Park tours and programming are suspended and all museums and visitor centers are closed as of 3/16/2020. All outdoor State Park spaces remain open and accessible to the public. State Parks is not accepting special event permits, and has canceled any event with more than 250 participants, and canceled events with less than 249 participants if the promoter cannot assure social distancing plans. For more information, visit https://www.parks.ca.gov/.


ALL LA COUNTY FACILITIES CLOSED
All Los Angeles County facilities are closed to the public starting today until further notice. This includes Department of Animal Control’s (DACC) seven animal care centers. DACC officers will continue to respond to emergency calls for service including dangerous dogs, sick or injured animals, police assistance, removal of dead animals, and animal cruelty investigations. People who find or lose a pet should download https://shadowapp.com to reunite lost pets with their families. For more information, visit https://lacounty.gov/.


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-only 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.


OTHER IMPORTANT INFO
-- Senior Center Closed – City staff is available to assist seniors. Call 310-456-2489.
-- Malibu Dial-a-Ride program continues to operate. Dial-A-Ride vehicles are regularly disinfected.
-- All LA County Libraries, including Malibu Community Library, are closed. Online services available - www.LACountylibrary.org
-- All SMMUSD schools and programs are closed – www.SMMUSD.org


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. There are currently no known cases of Coronavirus in Malibu. 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. 


Residents are encouraged to be prepared with three weeks of food, medication, and toiletries on hand for your family and pets in case you need to stay home. Residents should also connect with neighbors, particularly seniors or those with underlying health conditions, to see if they need help in any way. These individuals are at higher risk and Governor Newsom is calling for all seniors and individuals with chronic conditions to home-isolate.

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