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April 15, 2020 4:12 PM

UPDATE 4/15, 4PM – Paycheck Protection Program Portal. Drive-Thru Testing for All Community Members

UPDATE 4/15, 4PM – Paycheck Protection Program Portal. Drive-Thru Testing for All Community Members 4/16+17. City COVID-19 survey. Safe distancing protocol order effective midnight tonight. Insurance Commissioner Virtual Town Hall. Stay Safe at Home

UPDATE 4/15, 4:00 PM – County Paycheck Protection Program accepting applications. Drive-thru testing Wed-Fri, Apr 15-17, 10AM-4PM. City survey on coronavirus impacts. County order for safe distancing protocol at essential businesses effective midnight tonight. CA Insurance Commissioner Lara to host virtual town hall Friday, April 17, 10AM. 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 info@malibucity.org. Thank you for your patience – we will respond as quickly as possible.


LA COUNTY PROVIDES PORTAL FOR SMALL BUSINESS APPLICATIONS FOR FEDERAL PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM
The County of Los Angeles, in partnership with Goldman Sachs and Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF), has created a new application portal for small businesses seeking to apply for the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a forgivable loan product created by the CARES Act. The online portal can be accessed at https://crfusa.com/ppp/la-ppp-inquiry/. For information about PPP, visit https://crfusa.com/app/uploads/2020/04/PPP-FAQs.pdf or call the LA County Disaster Help Center at 833-238-4450.


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 all community members of the greater Malibu area 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 community members are urged to get tested, regardless of symptoms.

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.


GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS
At the Governor’s direction, the Employment Development Department (EDD) will expand its call center hours to operate 7 days a week from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM beginning Monday, April 20, to assist individuals applying for unemployment insurance benefits. The EDD will also have a one-stop shop for individuals applying for both State unemployment insurance and the new federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program beginning April 28. The PUA will provide federally funded benefits distinct from UI program for certain individuals out of work or partially unemployed due to COVID-19, including the self-employed, certain employees who lack sufficient work history, independent contractors, and gig workers. PUA benefits to be issued within 24-48 hours.


COUNTY REVISED ORDER REQUIRES POSTING OF SAFE DISTANCING PROTOCOL TO PROTECT EMPLOYEES & VISITORS AT ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
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 tonight, 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
Members of the Malibu CERT team are visiting local businesses to make sure they are aware of the revised order and are preparing to implement the required safety protocols.
COMPLETE 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 best 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.

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. RSVP and submit questions to crb@insurance.ca.gov. Questions must be received by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 15. View the town hall invitation at https://www.malibucity.org/DocumentCenter/View/26249/CA-Insurance-Commssioner-Virtual-Townhall-Invitation-4-17-20.

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).

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 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.

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.

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