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April 8, 2020 4:29 PM

UPDATE 4/8, 4 PM - Drive-thru testing for RESIDENTS 4/9 - 4/11. Unemployment ins. for self-employed

UPDATE 4/8, 4 PM – Drive-thru testing for RESIDENTS at City Hall continues 4/9 - 4/11, 10AM-4PM. Pandemic unemployment program for self-employed & contractors. Residents should stay safe at home over holiday weekend.

UPDATE 4/8, 4 PM – Drive-thru coronavirus testing at Malibu City Hall is offered for RESIDENTS Thursday, April 9 through Saturday, April 11, 10AM - 4PM. The City Council will hold a virtual Council meeting on Monday, April 13. Unemployment program for people who are self-employed or contractors. Stay safe at home over the upcoming holiday weekend.

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.

DRIVE-THRU TESTING FOR RESIDENTS AT CITY HALL – THUR, 4/9 – SAT, 4/11, 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 Thursday through Saturday, April 9-11, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You must be in line by 4:00 PM. Pre-registration is required at https://CovidClinic.org, 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 pre-register. They will be asked about symptoms onsite. This is meant to ensure that those with the highest need are prioritized for testing.

If you have health insurance coverage, your insurance will be billed for the cost of the test. If you do not have insurance, then a $60 donation is requested. The donation must be made at https://www.coreresponse.org. No one will be denied a test due to inability to pay. Any community member or business that would like to support this testing service for those who do not have health insurance may make a donation to https://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 in advance of the meeting at https://www.malibucity.org/agendacenter. The meeting will be held as a Zoom group video meeting, and can be watched on livestreaming video at https://malibucity.org/VirtualMeeting. Written comments may be submitted to the Council before the meeting by email to CityCouncil@malibucity.org. 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.

PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (PUA) BENEFITS FOR SELF-EMPLOYED, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, AND GIG WORKERS
The US Dept of Labor has provided guidance for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program that provides unemployment benefits for individuals, such as self-employed workers, independent contractors, and gig workers, who do not qualify for regular unemployment compensation and are unable to continue working as a result of COVID-19. PUA is contained in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act enacted on March 27, 2020. For details on the PUA Program, visit https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/eta20200405.

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.

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 Assistance: 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

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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