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April 1, 2020 4:04 PM

UPDATE 4/1, 4 PM – Construction workers follow safety guidance. SMMUSD schools closed for the year.

UPDATE 4/1, 4:00 PM – SMMUSD continues distance learning & closes campuses for remainder of school year. Malibu construction workers urged to follow safety guidance. SBA Paycheck Protection for small businesses & non-profits. April 1 is Census Day.

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.

CITY URGES MALIBU WORKERS TO FOLLOW CITY OF L.A. COVID-19 SAFETY SMMUSD FOLLOWS DIRECTION OF STATE SUPERINTENDENT AND CLOSES ALL CAMPUSES FOR REMAINDER OF SCHOOL YEAR – DISTANCE LEARNING WILL CONTINUE
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond stated today that, due to the need for social distancing, he urged all school districts in California to continue to strengthen distance learning programs and opportunities for students. Following that announcement, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) announced it would follow this directive and continue to be open for distance learning, with all campuses closed for the balance of the 2019-20 school year.

GUIDANCE FOR CONSTRUCTION SITES
The City of Los Angeles announced guidance on COVID-19 safety for construction sites based on the Interim CDC’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, and other publications. All construction sites in Malibu are urged to follow this guidance. https://ladbs.org/docs/default-source/publications/misc-publications/construction-site-guidance.pdf

SMALL BUSINESSES, NONPROFITS ELIGIBLE FOR SBA’s NEW CORONAVIRUS ‘PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM
Senator Dianne Feinstein today released information explaining the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, part of the coronavirus response legislation signed into law last week. The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through June 30, 2020. More details at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

SMMUSD TO CONTINUE PROVIDING MEALS VIA DRIVE-THRU PICKUP THROUGH SPRING BREAK
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) announced Tuesday it will continue to provide breakfast and lunch to all students under the age of 18, including during spring break (April 6-17) while campuses are closed. In Malibu, meals are available for drive-thru pickup at Webster Elementary School weekdays between 8:00-10:00 AM. Meals will not be served in observance of two holiday dates on April 10 and April 13. View the announcement at https://www.smmusd.org/cms/lib/CA50000164/Centricity/domain/2939/2019-20/PR-MealServiceContinues.pdf

APRIL 1 IS CENSUS DAY – COMPLETE YOUR 2020 CENSUS ONLINE OR BY PHONE
April 1 is Census Day. The 2020 Census will help determine the distribution of Federal funds for public safety, roads, and other vital resources, and also determines the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and is used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. Residents can self-respond to the Census by phone in English (Call 844-330-2020) or in Spanish (call 844-468-2020), or online at https://My2020Census.gov/.

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.

FREE DELIVERIES OF FOOD & SUPPLIES TO SENIORS
Malibu Foundation and Mighty Underdogs (MUD) – Running errands and providing free delivery to seniors and those most vulnerable. More info and registration at www.TheMalibuFoundation.org/cv19

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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