March 17, 2020 9:56 AM
UPDATE 3/17, 10AM – Governor prohibits public gatherings. LA County prohibitions. SBA loans.
UPDATE 3/17, 10 AM – CA Gov legislative action. SMMUSD offers breakfast & lunch to students. LA County orders closure of bars, restaurants, venues, prohibit public gatherings. Seniors & at-risk groups stay home. SBA Disaster Loans. City Hall closed.
UPDATE 3/17, 10:00 AM – Governor takes legislative action, SMMUSD providing breakfast and lunch to eligible students, Small Business Administration Disaster Loans available, LA County orders closure of bars, restaurants, venues, prohibiting public gatherings. Seniors & vulnerable groups stay home. City Hall closed.
The City of Malibu’s main phone line (310-456-2489) is partially down due to the high number of calls. For the quickest response, please email firstname.lastname@example.org while we immediately address call capacity. Thank you for your patience – we will respond as quickly as possible.
Governor Newsom issued executive orders to protect health and safety in health care facilities licensed by the state and to authorize local governments to halt evictions, slow foreclosures and protect against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19. The state legislature is working on two emergency measures to provide relief for schools and to provide funding for emergency response.
SMMUSD PROVIDING STUDENTS MEALS
SMMUSD is providing breakfast and lunch for its students through April 3 while school is closed. Meals are available for drive-thru pickup at Webster Elementary School in the pickup and drop-off area between 7:00 – 9:00 AM. No ID is required. Meals will be provided to students under 18, with an adult or guardian, or to high school students that drive themselves.
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINSTRATION (SBA) DISASTER LOANS
SBA Disaster Loans are available to help small businesses address the economic impact of COVID-19. For loan applications and more information, go to: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
CITY OF MALIBU EMERGENCY ACTIONS
At a Special meeting on March 16, the Malibu City Council took emergency action to close all bars, nightclubs, restaurants, entertainment venues, and gyms, placed a moratorium on evictions to protect renters, and
In order to ensure that residents can still get essential food, medical supplies and other essential supplies, exceptions were put in place for restaurant takeout and delivery service, gas stations, pharmacies, and health care providers.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER ORDER
On March 16, the Los Angeles County Public Health Officer ordered:
• A prohibition on all indoor private and public gatherings, and outdoor public gatherings within a confined space, where at least 50 people are expected to be in attendance at the same time, effective through March 31
• All restaurants to limit their services to only preparing and offering food that is provided to customers via delivery service, via pick-up for takeout dining, and via drive-thru and all bar
• All bars (that don’t serve food), gyms, fitness centers, live performance theaters, and movie theaters to be closed.
More information on the Los Angeles County Public Officer’s recent orders go to: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/
CITY OF MALIBU EMERGENCY ACTIONS
At a Special meeting on March 16, the Malibu City Council ratified the Proclamation of Emergency issued on March 14, and authorized the City Manager to identify essential and non-essential personnel needed for Emergency Operations Center operations, storm response and rebuilding efforts.
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. For email and phone extensions to contact City departments, go to www.malibucity.org/coronavirus.
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.
CITY OF LOS ANGELES
On March 15, 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.
CDC CALLS FOR CANCELLATION OF ALL GATHERINGS OVER 50 PEOPLE NATIONWIDE
The CDC recommends that for the next eight 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. PARKS OPEN.
Currently, all State Parks’ tours and programming are suspended and all museums and visitor centers are closed as of March 16. All outdoor State Park spaces remain open and accessible to the public. State Parks is not accepting special event permit applications, 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 effective March until further notice, including 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- 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. Breakfast and lunch available to SMMUSD students for pickup at Webster Elementary School, Monday-Friday, 7:00-9:00 AM – 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.