March 28, 2020 10:05 AM
UPDATE 3/28, 10AM – State Parks aligns with LA County by closing its beaches & trails
CA State Parks announced the closure of all its beaches and trails in LA County in alignment with yesterday’s County closures. No Parking zones established in areas near closed beaches.
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) but, due to the high number of calls, it is recommended that residents email email@example.com for the quickest response. Thank you for your patience – we will respond as quickly as possible.
STATE PARKS CLOSES ALL ITS BEACHES & TRAILS
Effective immediately and until further notice, California State Parks-Angeles District will close public access to all trails, parks, and beaches within Los Angeles County in alignment with partner agencies, including the County of Los Angeles, which closed all its beaches and trails on March 27. State Parks staff is posting signage at all trails and beach access points prohibiting access. This order will not be in effect for Ventura County, which has not yet issued a Public Health closure, so the Point Mugu State Park area is not included at this time. In order to mitigate the impacts to Point Mugu State Park, and for the safety of the public, Caltrans will place ‘No Parking’ signs along both sides of PCH in that area. To reinforce the closure in LA County, ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted to support the closures at Leo Carrillo State Park and RH Meyers State Beaches (La Piedra, El Pescador, and El Matador). Read the State Parks announcement at https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355.
View the 3/27/2020 LA County Health Officer order at www.MalibuCity.org/DocumentCenter/View/26186/County-Order_Beaches-and-Trails-Closed_32720.
‘NO PARKING’ RESTRICTIONS ON SECTIONS OF PCH AND CERTAIN CITY STREETS TO HINDER ACCESS TO BEACHES & TRAILS
The City, in cooperation with Caltrans, is posting ‘No Parking’ signs along sections of PCH and certain City streets to hinder anyone from attempting to access beaches or trails closed Friday by the Los Angeles County Health Officer’s order and effective Saturday with the announcement from California State Parks that it was closing all State-owned beaches and trails throughout LA County. For a full list of No Parking areas, visit www.MalibuCity.org/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=No-Parking-on-sections-of-PCH-certain-Ci-2259.
USNS MERCY ARRIVES IN PORT OF LOS ANGELES
Governor Newsom and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti were on hand at the Port of Los Angeles to welcome the US Navy Ship Mercy and its 800 medical professionals. USNS Mercy will be used to treat non-COVID-19 patients in order to relieve the burden on the region’s hospitals preparing for a surge in coronavirus patients. With its 1000 beds, the USNS Mercy, at full capacity, increases LA area hospital capacity by 2/3 and becomes the largest hospital in Los Angeles.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit www.MalibuCity.org/VirtualRec for programs and activities for residents and 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.