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May 11, 2020 2:27 PM

UPDATE 5/11, 2PM – Vote by mail to be available statewide. Weekly EOC report. Multifamily guidance

UPDATE 5/11, 2PM – CA makes vote by mail available statewide. City EOC Weekly Report. County guidance - common area swimming pools and fitness centers of multifamily housing must be closed.

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. 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.


VOTING BY MAIL WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL VOTERS IN TO ADDRESS CONCERNS OVER VOTER SAFETY DURING COVID-19
Recognizing the threat COVID-19 continues to pose to public health, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on May 8 to ensure that Californians can exercise their right to vote in a safe and accessible manner during the November general election. The order requires that each county’s elections officials statewide send vote-by-mail ballots for the November election to all registered voters. Californians who may need access to in-person voting opportunities – including individuals with disabilities, individuals who speak languages other than English, individuals experiencing homelessness, and others – will still be able to access in-person voting opportunities. For more information, see the press release: https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/05/08/governor-newsom-issues-executive-order-to-protect-public-health-by-mailing-every-registered-voter-a-ballot-ahead-of-the-november-general-election.


CITY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER WEEKLY REPORT
The City activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the novel coronavirus crisis on March 13, and has been fully activated ever since. Every week, the City makes the report on the EOC’s activities available at https://www.malibucity.org/998/EOC-Weekly-Updates.


PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT GUIDANCE FOR MULTIFAMILY RESIDENCES, INCLUDING COMMON AREAS, POOLS AND FITNESS CENTERS
The LA County Department of Public Health issued special guidance for multifamily residences, including specific guidance for the use of swimming pools and fitness centers located in apartments, condominium complexes and homeowners associations:
http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/business/GuidanceMultifamilyResidences.pdf. At this time, swimming pools or fitness centers in apartments, apartments, condominium complexes and homeowners associations must remain closed because they can attract a gathering of people and spread the coronavirus. The guidance states that fitness areas, basketball and tennis courts, community or recreational rooms, swimming pools and hot tubs must be closed to all occupants, staff and the public per the Health Officer Order.

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