April 14, 2020 4:12 PM
UPDATE 4/14, 4 PM – Drive-Thru Testing Wed-Fri. Revised County Order in effect at midnight 4/15.
UPDATE 4/14, 4 PM – Drive-thru testing at City Hall 4/15-4/17. City Council passes eviction moratorium. Revised County order in effect midnight, 4/15. Insurance Commissioner town hall meeting 4/17. City survey about impacts of COVID-19. Stay home.
UPDATE 4/14, 4:00 PM – Drive through testing at City Hall 4/15-4/17. City Council passes eviction moratorium. Revised County order goes into effect at midnight, April 15. Insurance Commissioner town hall meeting 4/17. City survey about community impacts of COVID-19. Governor provides indicators for decisions on how and when to modify the Stay at Home Order. Stay safe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your patience – we will respond as quickly as possible.
DRIVE-THRU TESTING AT CITY HALL – WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY, APRIL 15-17, 10AM-4PM
The City of Malibu and its partners, Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), Covid Clinic and Malibu Medical Group, will offer drive-thru testing for residents of the greater Malibu community at Malibu City Hall Wednesday through Friday, April 15-17, from 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.
For the safety of the community, all first responders and essential workers in Malibu are urged to get tested regardless of symptoms. Community members who are concerned that they may have been exposed are also urged to get tested.
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 APPROVES TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON FORECLOSURES & EVICTIONS
On Monday night, the Malibu City Council adopted an emergency ordinance imposing a temporary moratorium on foreclosures and evictions due to nonpayment of rent by residential and commercial tenants impacted by COVID-19. The moratorium goes into effect immediately. Landlords may seek repayment after the local emergency expires, and the tenant must pay within six months of the local emergency expiration. Renters are encouraged to work with their landlords on a plan for payment of back rent. View the staff report for further details, including the ordinance, at https://www.malibucity.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/4265?fileID=12785. View the meeting video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xogjqknBNvU&t=7483s (discussion of this item begins at approximately 2:04 in the video).
COUNTY REVISED 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 includes a requirement that Essential Businesses develop a Safe Distancing Protocol to ensure physical distancing and regular disinfection of high-touch areas. Business owners or managers must provide face coverings for all employees whose duties require contact with the public or other employees. The Protocol must be provided to all employees and posted in an area visible to the public by midnight on Wednesday, April 15. A 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
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO HOST VIRTUAL TOWN HALL ON FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 10:00 AM
With businesses experiencing tremendous economic loss, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara will host a virtual town hall on Friday, April 17, at 10:00 AM regarding insurance coverage issues for small businesses. Joined by representatives from the US Small Business Administration (SBA), the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), and Small Business Majority, he will discuss coverage options for small businesses today and moving forward from this pandemic. Please RSVP by email to email@example.com. Submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 15. You will receive a call-in number by email in advance of the event. View the town hall invitation at https://www.malibucity.org/DocumentCenter/View/26249/CA-Insurance-Commssioner-Virtual-Townhall-Invitation-4-17-20.
COMPLETE THE BRIEF CITY SURVEY ABOUT COVID-19 EFFECTS ON YOUR HOME
In order for the City continue to frame its response to the COVID-19 pandemic so that it addresses the needs of our residents, you are invited to complete a brief online survey about how the pandemic and its related social circumstances are affecting you and your family. Complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVIDCommunitySurvey.
GOVERNOR OUTLINES KEY INDICATORS FOR MODIFYING STATE’S STAY AT HOME ORDER
At his public briefing today, Governor Newsom discussed six key indicators that will guide the State’s determination for when and how to modify the Stay at Home and other orders issued during the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated there is no specific timeline for lifting the orders at this time, and some pieces of the orders may have to be modified over time. For a summary of the Governor’s plan, visit https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/04/14/governor-newsom-outlines-six-critical-indicators-the-state-will-consider-before-modifying-the-stay-at-home-order-and-other-covid-19-interventions/.
View video of the Governor’s full briefing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIxmV5a_2AA.
DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY COVID-19
Government agencies and non-profit organizations are providing assistance for those impacted by the pandemic, including disaster loans, paid family leave, disability and unemployment insurance, delivery of groceries and supplies, and more:
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 email@example.com
• 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.
CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 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 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, everyone is required to wear cloth face coverings when entering an essential business to help prevent the spread of the virus. Residents should connect with neighbors, particularly seniors or those with underlying health conditions, to see if they need help in any way.