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April 1, 2020 10:01 AM

UPDATE 4/1, 10 AM – Federal guidelines to 4/30. Senior meals, renter mediation, virtual job services

UPDATE 4/1, 10:00 AM – President’s “30 Days to Slow the Spread” guidelines extended to April 30. County WCACS offers senior meal delivery, mediation services for renters, and virtual job services. Stay safe at home & practice social distancing .

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 info@malibucity.org for the quickest response. Thank you for your patience – we will respond as quickly as possible.

PRESIDENT EXTENDS “30 DAYS TO SLOW THE SPREAD” GUIDELINES TO APRIL 30
On March 31, President Trump officially extended the federal guidelines meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 to April 30. The federal “30 Days to Slow the Spread” mandate provides basic Stay at Home recommendations for those who do not feel well or have underlying conditions that put them at higher risk. https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf

RESOURCES FROM LA COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AGING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES (WDACS) INCLUDE DELIVERY OF MEALS TO SENIORS, MEDIATION SERVICES FOR RENTERS, VIRTUAL JOB SERVICES
In keeping with Stay at Home orders, WDACS is transitioning from community service centers to providing free meal delivery to adults age 60 and older who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Call 800-510-2020 for assistance with meal services. WDACS is also providing community and landlord-tenant mediation services (call 213-738-2621) and expanded virtual job services while America’s Job Centers of California (AJCCs) are closed. https://WDACS.LACounty.gov/ https://workforce.lacounty.gov/

CA INSURANCE DEPT OFFERS ASSISTANCE WITH BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE
The California Dept. of Insurance urge businesses to review their business interruption insurance policies and contact their insurance companies to find out what they cover regarding loss of business income due to orders that suspend their business operations. For more information on this and other issues affecting small businesses, visit: http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/140-catastrophes/FAQ-on-Business-Interruption-Insurance.cfm.
If your commercial insurance claim was denied, request a Dept of Insurance investigation at http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/101-help/index.cfm.

COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH REMINDS ALL RESIDENTS OF NECESSITY OF SOCIAL DISTANCING
With warm weather forecasted for Los Angeles, the County reminds residents that the Safer At Home directives are still in effect, and cautions against “behavioral fatigue” that may set in, especially when it is tempting to go outside. All residents should continue to remain inside their homes unless it is absolutely necessary to leave in order to perform essential functions. Each time you leave your home, even without symptoms, you put yourself and anyone near you at risk for contracting and spreading COVID-19.

CITY CONTINUES TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR WOOLSEY FIRE REBUILDS & OTHER ESSENTIAL SERVICES
Although City Hall is closed and all non-essential services are suspended, the City of Malibu continues to offer essential City services to the community, including working with residents who lost their homes during the 2018 Woolsey Fire and are in the process of rebuilding and recovering. Visit www.MalibuRebuilds.org or find other Planning Dept service information at www.malibucity.org/355/Planning.

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
Visit www.MalibuCity.org/VirtualRec for programs and activities for residents and families at home.

LATEST COVID-19 STATISTICS
County of Los Angeles Dept of Public Health: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
County of Los Angeles COVID-19 Dashboards: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/dashboards/
State of California: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/New-Release-2020.aspx

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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