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April 11, 2020 9:54 AM

UPDATE 4/11, 10 AM – Safe Distancing Protocol. Face Covering Guidance. Drive-thru Testing.

UPDATE 4/11, 10:00 AM – Revised Safer at Home Order requires Safe Distancing Protocol for Essential Business. Face covering guidance. Drive-thru testing today to 4PM. Celebrate holidays safely at home.

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

COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER REVISES SAFER AT HOME ORDER - REQUIRES POSTING OF SAFE DISTANCING PROTOCOL TO PROTECT EMPLOYEES & VISITORS AT ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES
The Los Angeles County Public Health Dept announced Friday that the Safer at Home Order was extended to May 15, 2020. The Revised Order requires Essential Businesses to develop a Safe Distancing Protocol to ensure social distancing and regular disinfection of high-touch areas. The Protocol must be provided to all employees and posted in an area visible to the public by midnight on Wednesday, April 15. A Social Distancing Protocol template is included in the Revised Order as Appendix A (pages 9-11).
View the County’s Revised Order: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/HOO_Safer%20at%20Home%20Order%20for%20Control%20of%20COVID_04102020.pdf

REVISED SAFER AT HOME ORDER REQUIRES ALL EMPLOYEES AND VISITORS TO WEAR CLOTH FACE COVERING WHEN ENTERING ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES
The County’s Revised Safer at Home order includes a new requirement that all individuals must wear a cloth face covering when entering an Essential Business. This requirement includes employees of the business whose duties require close contact with other employees and/or the public. Guidance for the use of face coverings includes:
• Cotton works well as you are able to breathe through it.
• Wash your hands before putting on a face covering, then make sure it fully covers your nose and mouth.
• Wash hands or hand sanitize before removing the covering, then fold it carefully with the side that touched your face placed inward and put in a paper bag. Wash and sanitize your hands again.
• Wash face coverings at least once daily.
• Discard coverings that do not cover your nose and mouth, have stretched out or damaged ties/straps, or holes in the fabric.
• Children under the age of 2 should not wear a face covering, and young children should be monitored to ensure they do not touch the covering.

View updated Guidance for Cloth Face Coverings, including FAQ, at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/GuidanceClothFaceCoverings.pdf

DRIVE-THRU TESTING FOR RESIDENTS AT CITY HALL – SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 10AM-4PM
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 today from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You must be in line by 4:00 PM. Pre-registration is required – register 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.

RESIDENTS STRONGLY URGED TO CELEBRATE PASSOVER & EASTER HOLIDAYS SAFELY FROM HOME
Stay at home orders and social distancing are proving to be successful in preventing the acceleration of cases of COVID-19. Residents are strongly urged to celebrate the Passover and Easter holidays at home. Family members who live separately should not join families in other homes. Remember – individuals who may be infected and not exhibiting symptoms are still able to spread the virus to others.

AGENDA POSTED FOR VIRTUAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULED ON MONDAY, APRIL 13
The agenda and staff reports for the Virtual City Council meeting scheduled on Monday, April 13, at 6:30 PM are now available in the Agenda Center on the City website at https://www.malibucity.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_04132020-1496?html=true. 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 sign up to speak during the meeting by visiting https://malibucity.org/ CityCouncil VirtualMeeting and clicking “Sign up to Speak.” For additional information, visit https://www.malibucity.org/virtualmeeting.

CITY TO SEND ONCE-DAILY COVID-19 EMERGENCY ALERT AT 10 AM ON WEEKENDS
Starting this weekend, the City will send a once-daily emergency alert with updates and information related to COVID-19 at 10:00 AM. The City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staff continue to work seven days a week and monitor the situation in Malibu. All emergent information will continue to be pushed out to the Malibu community as necessary throughout the weekend.

PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
On April 9, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that, starting April 12, California workers who are receiving unemployment benefits will begin receiving an extra $600 on top of their weekly amount, as part of the new Pandemic Additional Compensation (PAC) initiated by the CARES Act. For more information on how to apply for unemployment insurance benefits and what claimants need to know about the new $600 additional payments, visit the California Employment Development Dept (EDD) website at https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

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 info@malibucity.org
• Programs and activities for residents and families at home – visit www.MalibuCity.org/VirtualRec
• Emergency COVID-19 information in Spanish – www.MalibuCity.org/Coronavirus (Share with 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.

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

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. 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.

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