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March 27, 2020 10:22 AM

UPDATE 3/27, 10AM – Self-Quarantine/Isolation Order. School closures extended. Immigrant assistance.

UPDATE 3/27, 10:00 AM – New orders instruct self-quarantine for exposure & self-isolation if diagnosed or showing symptoms of COVID-19. SMMUSD extends school closures & distance learning indefinitely. LA County offers immigrant assistance & support.

Malibu City Hall is closed. However, essential City staff, including the Emergency Operations Team, are working remotely. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated on March 13 and is operating seven days a week. Staff is answering the City’s main phone line (310-456-2489) but, due to the high number of calls, it is recommended that residents email info@malibucity.org for the quickest response. Thank you for your patience – we will respond as quickly as possible.

NEW ORDERS DIRECT SELF-QUARANTINE IF EXPOSED AND SELF-ISOLATION IF DIAGNOSED OR SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, protect vulnerable individuals, and prevent the LA County healthcare system from being overwhelmed, the County Health Officer has issued two new separate orders:
• Self-quarantine of anyone exposed to an individual diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19.
• Self-isolation of anyone diagnosed with or showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within 14 days of being in close contact with a person who had or was believed to have COVID-19.

These new Orders ensure that individuals who test positive for COVID-19, and those who are told by a clinician they are presumed to be positive for COVID-19, are required to self-isolate for a period of at least three days without symptoms, including being fever-free without taking medicine, and seven days since symptoms started, whichever is longer. Additionally, those who have been in close contact with someone who is positive or presumed positive must quarantine themselves for 14 days from the last time they had contact with the ill person.

SMMUSD EXTENDS SCHOOL CLOSURE & DISTANCE LEARNING INDEFINTELY; NEW RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR STAY AT HOME FAMILIES
Following directives of the State and County Depts of Health and the LA County Office of Education, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) announced all district schools will remain closed until further notice, with distance learning continuing. (Distance learning will pause during Spring Break, April 4-19, and resume on April 20.) SMMUSD also launched a new Family Resources website with instructional materials and resources for parents supporting students at home. https://www.smmusd.org/familyresources
SMMUSD FAQs in English (https://bit.ly/3ajw2jD) or Spanish (https://bit.ly/2QHQWB2)

ASSISTANCE FOR IMMIGRANTS / ASISTENCIA PARA INMIGRANTES
The Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) and Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) offer assistance to immigrants concerned about or affected by COVID-19. (La Oficina de Asuntos de Inmigrantes del Condado de Los Angeles (OIA) y el Departamento de Servicios Sociales Públicos (DPSS, por sus millones) ofrecen asistencia a inmigrantes preocupados o afectados por COVID-19.) https://www.malibucity.org/994/Resources---Individuals

LATEST COVID-19 STATISTICS
County of Los Angeles: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
State of California: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/New-Release-2020.aspx

CITY OF MALIBU
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 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
www.MalibuCity.org/VirtualRec offers programs and activities for residents & families at home.

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.

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 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 State’s “Stay at Home” order, and leaving their homes only to conduct essential business, such as grocery shopping, medical appointments. Residents should also connect with neighbors, particularly seniors or those with underlying health conditions, to see if they need help in any way.

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