April 10, 2020 10:20 AM
UPDATE 4/10, 10AM – Drive-thru testing for residents Fri-Sat, 10AM-4PM. City Council Virtual Mtg.
UPDATE 4/10, 10:00 AM – Drive-thru testing for residents continues Friday and Saturday, 10AM-4PM. Virtual City Council meeting on Monday. County briefing. Residents are urged to celebrate Passover & Easter holidays safely from home.
UPDATE - FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020, 10:00 AM
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) Monday through Friday, and residents can also email questions to email@example.com. Thank you for your patience – we will respond as quickly as possible.
DRIVE-THRU TESTING FOR RESIDENTS AT CITY HALL – FRI & SAT, 4/10-11, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The City of Malibu and its partners, Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), Covid Clinic and Malibu Medical Group, continue offering drive-thru testing at Malibu City Hall for residents of the greater Malibu community Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You must be in line by 4:00 PM. Pre-registration is required – online at https://www.MalibuMedicalGroup.com/contents/covid-19 (NEW online registration site), by text or phone at 310-853-1454, or by email to info@CovidClinic.org. The testing organization asks that only those with COVID-19 symptoms register for testing at this time to ensure that those with the highest need are prioritized for testing. You will be asked about symptoms onsite.
There are no out-of-pocket expenses for the test. If you have health insurance and have COVID-19 symptoms, your insurance company will cover 100% of the testing cost. If you have symptoms and no health insurance, you are requested to please make a donation of at least $60 or more to www.COREresponse.org. No one will be denied testing due to an inability to pay. Community members or businesses that would like to support this testing service may also make a donation to www.COREresponse.org. .
CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD VIRTUAL COUNCIL MEETING ON MONDAY, APRIL 13
The Malibu City Council will hold a virtual City Council meeting on Monday, April 13, at 6:30 PM using video conferencing. The agenda and staff report will be posted today at https://www.malibucity.org/agendacenter. The meeting will be held as a group video meeting using Zoom, and can be watched on livestream video at https://malibucity.org/VirtualMeeting. Written comments may be submitted to the Council before the meeting by email to CityCouncil@malibucity.org, and the public may also speak during the meeting by visiting https://malibucity.org/VirtualMeeting and clicking “Sign up to Speak.” For more information, visit malibucity.org.
RESIDENTS STRONGLY URGED TO NOT GO OUT IN PUBLIC THIS WEEK - CELEBRATE PASSOVER & EASTER HOLIDAYS SAFELY FROM HOME
While many more COVID-19 cases are expected this week and over the next few weeks, State and County Depts of Public Health strongly urge residents to avoid leaving their homes this week and next week. Necessary medicine, groceries, and meals should be arranged for delivery whenever possible. Residents are also urged to celebrate the upcoming Passover and Easter holidays with their families while staying safe at home. Individuals, families, and groups should not plan to celebrate their holidays at parks or other public spaces due to the significant increases in confirmed cases and the unknown number of individuals who may be infected and not exhibiting symptoms, but still able to spread the virus.
WATCH LA COUNTY DAILY CORONAVIRUS BRIEFINGS
The Los Angeles County Public Health office and elected officials have a daily TV briefing on the County’s COVID-19 status and response weekdays on Facebook at https://facebook.com/CountyofLA, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CountyofLA, and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCutBHggRFn38J-tfVGC2tBw/videos. The daily briefings have been held at 12:30 PM or 1:00 PM following the Governor’s state briefings. The City will announce the times on social media and Nextdoor as they become available. The briefings are also broadcast live on many local TV news stations and the LA County government access channel. All phone numbers, websites, and resources mentioned during this livestream are listed at https://COVID19.LACounty.gov.
DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES
Help from government agencies and non-profit organizations is available for those impacted by the pandemic, including disaster loans, paid family leave, disability and unemployment insurance, delivery of groceries and supplies, and more. These resources are regularly updated on the City website, so check back often new resources:
For Businesses: https://www.malibucity.org/996/Resources---Businesses
For individuals: https://www.malibucity.org/994/Resources---Individuals
For Health & Wellness Support: https://www.malibucity.org/995/Health-Wellness
CITY OF MALIBU SERVICES
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. 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
• Programs and activities for residents and families at home – visit www.MalibuCity.org/VirtualRec
LATEST COVID-19 STATISTICS
County of Los Angeles Department 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
California COVID-19 Hospital Data & Case Statistics: https://data.chhs.ca.gov/dataset/california-covid-19-hospital-data-and-case-statistics
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 and medical appointments. When it is necessary to go out in public for essential business, residents are recommended to wear cloth face coverings to help prevent the spread of the virus. Residents should also connect with neighbors, particularly seniors or those with underlying health conditions, to see if they need help in any way.