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April 5, 2020 4:12 PM

UPDATE 4/5, 4PM - Drive-thru testing at City Hall. Town hall meeting 4/6. Planning Commission 4/6

UPDATE 4/5, 4:00 PM – City & CORE offer drive-through corona testing at City Hall April 6-11. Senator Stern hosts virtual town hall meeting April 6. Malibu Planning Commission meeting April 6. SBA Loans and other resources for people and businesses.

UPDATE 4/5, 4:00 PM – Drive-through testing at Malibu City Hall April 6-11. Senator Stern hosts virtual town hall meeting April 6 at 4 PM. Malibu Planning Commission meeting April 6. SBA disaster loans and many other resources for individuals and businesses. 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) 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 OF MALIBU & CORE OFFER FREE CORONAVIRUS DRIVE-THROUGH TESTING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS & ESSENTIAL WORKERS
The City of Malibu is partnering with the Los Angeles-based global non-profit organization Community Organized Response Effort (CORE) and local medical providers to offer free Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) drive-through testing for first responders and high-risk people in the Malibu community. Testing is offered Monday, April 6 through Saturday, April 11 at Malibu City Hall in the upper parking lot (23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu CA 90265). No pre-registration. For more information, call (310) 853-1454 or visit https://covidclinic.org/core.

Monday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 7: FREE testing provided only for
first responders (law enforcement, firefighters, medical professionals,
paramedics, lifeguards) and essential workers serving the community in
Malibu.

Wednesday, April 8 through Saturday, April 11: Testing will be provided
to the greater Malibu community for residents.


SENATOR STERN TOWN HALL APRIL 6, 4 PM
Senator Henry Stern is hosting a live town hall on Monday, April 6 at 4pm to discuss COVID-19 and its impact on our community. Topics for Monday's town hall will include resources for small business owners, unemployment insurance options, and workplace safety during the pandemic. Speakers will include small business owners, community leaders, and workers experiencing unemployment. For more information, to RSVP and submit questions below go to https://airtable.com/shrUwlP4xzdVL6b9Z

VIRTUAL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING APRIL 6
The City of Malibu will be having its first virtual Planning Commission Meeting Monday, April 6. For information on how to view the meeting, submit comments and view the agenda go to the https://www.malibucity.org/agendacenter

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER ASSISTANCE
The Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES
There are numerous opportunities for individuals and businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to get help from government and non-profit organizations, including disaster loans, paid family leave, disability and unemployment insurance, delivery of groceries and supplies for seniors in need, and more. The City is compiling these resources on the City website, so check back regularly for new resources:
For Businesses: https://www.malibucity.org/996/Resources---Businesses
For individuals: https://www.malibucity.org/994/Resources---Individuals




LA COUNTY COVID-19 TESTING
Los Angeles County is making Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing available at several locations in the County, strictly limited to County residents who are in the most high-risk categories and most vulnerable. For people who prefer not to visit a drive-through test center, there are a limited number of tests available at a walk-in clinic. FAQs about the testing: https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs?id=rrs_faq. For more information, and to find out if you are eligible for a test, visit the County website at https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs.

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 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.

CDC LAUNCHES COVIDView – WEEKLY SUMMARY REPORT OF US STATISTICS, NEW DATA
On April 3, the CDC launched COVIDView, a weekly report of COVID-19 activity that summarizes and interprets key indicators from a number of existing surveillance systems. The report, which will be updated each Friday, provides CDC expert summaries and interpretations of important and timely surveillance data to track the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. COVIDView includes information related to COVID-19 outpatient visits, emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths, as well as laboratory data. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview.html

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, 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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