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March 17, 2020 4:03 PM

UPDATE 3/17, 4PM – CA approves $1 billion for assistance. SBA loans. CA assistance. Meals on Wheel

UPDATE 3/17, 4PM – State Legislature approves $1.1 billion for health & support services. Apply for SBA Loans. CA assistance for people & businesses. Meals on Wheels. SMMUSD providing student meals. Seniors & risk groups stay home. City Hall closed.

UPDATE 3/17, 4PM – State Legislature approves $1.1 billion for health & support services. Apply for SBA Loans. CA assistance for people & businesses. Meals on Wheels. Supermarkets open special hours for seniors. SMMUSD providing student meals. Seniors & risk groups stay home. City Hall closed.

UPDATE 3/17, 4:00 PM – State Legislature approves $1.1 billion for health & support services.
Governor takes legislative action prohibiting public gatherings.SBA Disaster Loans available. State assistance available for unemployment, workers compensation, businesses. SMMUSD providing breakfast and lunch to eligible students. LA County Health Officer closes bars, restaurants, gyms. Seniors & vulnerable groups stay home. City Hall closed.

The City of Malibu’s main phone lines (310-456-2489) are operating, but there are very high number of calls. You may also email info@malibucity.org for a fast response. Thank you for your patience – we will respond as quickly as possible.

STATE LEGISLATURE ACTION
On March 17, prior to calling a recess due to Coronavirus, the State Legislature appropriated a $1.1 billion surge fund for new hospital beds, lifesaving equipment and help for healthcare, childcare and senior in-home support workers, and built a safety net for shuttered schools, their families and workers.

SMALL BUSINESS LOANS
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. Applicants may download or submit an online application at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information.

ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
The State offers several assistance options for residents experiencing financial burden of lost wages or diminished work hours due to COVID-19:
-- Caring for an ill or quarantined family member? You may qualify for Paid Family Leave (PFL) - Visit https://edd.ca.gov/Disability
-- Lost your job? Hours reduced? File an unemployment insurance claim with the State Employment Development Dept (EDD) – Visit https://edd.ca.gov/Unemployment
-- If you're unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness, or got sick on the job, you may qualify for paid sick leave, Disability Insurance, or Workers Compensation – visit https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm
-- Has your business been impacted? Get the help you need to take care of you and your employees. Visit
https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/.

Meals on Wheels West
Meals on Wheels West is available to deliver food and hygiene kits to seniors or people living with disabilities who cannot shop, cook or otherwise provide for themselves. To enroll in the program, please contact:
Email: clientservices@MealsonWheelsWest.org
Call Angel to enroll 310 394-5133 x1

SOME SUPERMARKETS IN MALIBU OPEN SPECIAL HOURS FOR SENIORS
Some supermarkets in Malibu will be open special hours for seniors only. Whole Foods and Ralphs: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM. Pavillions: 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM.

US CONGRESSMAN TED LIEU’S NEW COVID-19 WEBPAGE
US Congressman Ted Lieu has added a new webpage as a one-stop reference for the latest updates from federal, state, regional, international trusted resources, as well as frequently asked questions and recommendations. Visit https://lieu.house.gov/coronavirus

CITY OF MALIBU
City Hall, the Senior Center, and all City parks, including restroom facilities, are closed. 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

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.

LA COUNTY CLOSES RESTAURANTS, BARS, FITNESS CENTERS, THEATERS, EXCEPT FOOD SERVICE PICK-UP & DELIVERY PERMITTED
On March 16, the Los Angeles County Health Officer, Department of Public Health, issued an order that immediately required all bars, nightclubs, gyms, fitness centers, movie and live theaters to be closed. Restaurants, including bars that serve food, may continue to provide food only by delivery, takeout, or drive-thru pickup. Hotels and motels that serve food may only do so through room service.

GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER PROHIBITS EVICTIONS OR FORECLOSURES BASED ON INABILITY TO PAY DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
On March 16, Governor Newsom issued an executive order that protected residents in the state from eviction due to nonpayment of rent, or foreclosure, if the inability to pay arises out of a substantial decrease in household or business income resulting from layoffs or a reduction in work hours, a substantial decrease in business income caused by a reduction in opening hours or consumer demand, or substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses.

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.

SENIORS
All seniors and those with chronic conditions are strongly urged to home-isolate. The Malibu Senior Center is closed, but Dial-a-Ride is operating for seniors needing transportation to medical appointments or other necessary locations. Call 310-345-2489.

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 PROGRAMS SUSPENDED. PARKS OPEN.
Effective March 16, all State Parks’ tours and programming are suspended and all museums and visitor centers are closed. 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/.


ONGOING
-- City Hall, Senior Center, and all City parks, including restroom facilities, are closed
-- All State Parks
-- All bars, gyms, fitness centers, and theaters closed. All restaurants, including bars that serve food, may prepare and serve food by delivery, pick-up, or drive-thru only. Hotels and motels may serve food via room service only. (LA County Public Health Officer)
-- All California residents are protected from eviction due to nonpayment of rent, or foreclosure, if the inability to pay due to loss of income or substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses as a result of coronavirus (Governor)
-- All City Parks closed, including restroom facilities (City)
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. The City continues to follow the recommendations of the county, state and federal public health departments 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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