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May 13, 2020 2:13 PM

UPDATE 5/13, 2PM – Malibu beaches open for active recreation only. Changes in City's daily messaging

UPDATE 5/13, 2PM – Beaches open today for active recreation, with safety protocols. CA state beaches & trails in Malibu area open. Additional businesses may reopen. Daily City COVID-19 messages to continue via E-notifications, not Emergency Alerts.

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.

Los Angeles County announced the first phased re-opening of its beaches starting today, for active recreation use only, with mandatory public health protocols in place to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. State Parks announced yesterday that State-owned beaches in Malibu are also open. The Malibu Pier and all beach parking lots in Malibu remain closed, and no-parking zones are enforced on some areas of PCH in Malibu.

Although the City does not control access to the State and County beaches in Malibu, the City wants to reassure the Malibu community that it is working with its partner agencies on messaging to the public about the importance of following all LA County Department of Public Health (LADPH) guidelines of physical distancing and other safety rules that the agencies have in place. The City Manager has requested additional patrols of the Malibu area by the Sheriff’s Department. The City urges all out-of-area visitors to be mindful and respectful of the local community, and follow all LADPH protocols if they are out enjoying the beaches in the Malibu area.

Allowed: Individual or family ocean activities (such as surfing, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, body surfing), running or walking on the sand.

Not allowed: gathering, sitting and sunbathing, picnicking, chairs, canopies and coolers, bicycling and any group sports such as volleyball.

Required: physical distancing of 6 ft. between all people at all times; wearing cloth face coverings when out of the water and nearby other people.

For more information on beach rules, openings and closures, visithttps://beaches.lacounty.gov.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced a new order today that includes two additional categories of lower risk businesses now permitted to re-open:
• All retail businesses may open for door-side or curbside pickup and delivery only, except for those retailers located in indoor shopping centers or malls
• Manufacturers and logistic businesses that supply these businesses or other businesses permitted to open in last week’s revised order.
It is important to emphasize that all businesses permitted to re-open may provide only curbside, door-side, or other outside pickup and delivery. No customers are permitted to enter the businesses.
Before any business can open, it is required to prepare, implement and post their compliance with County directives to demonstrate adherence to distancing and infection control practices that protect both employees and customers. These practices include physical distancing, face coverings for employees and customers, regular cleaning of high touch surfaces, and that hand washing and sanitizing is easily accessible at all times.

The City will transition to sending the daily 2:00 PM update on the coronavirus response and resources for the community using the E-notification system rather than Emergency Alerts staring Thursday, May 14. That will keep the Emergency Alerts system clear and ready for any new emergency incident, whether that is COVID-19, a fire, or other emergency incident. All current subscribers to Emergency Alerts have been added to the new E-notification list, “COVID-19 Updates” so that residents who receive City Emergency Alerts will not need to sign up again. The COVID-19 Updates E-notification will go out by text message and/or email, and anyone may opt out of receiving those messages at any time without affecting their subscription for Emergency Alerts. The City will continue to use Emergency Alerts for any new emergency incidents, and current subscribers to Emergency Alerts will continue to receive them. The City will continue to post all coronavirus updates and resources on the dedicated web page at MalibuCity.org/Coronavirus. To manage your subscriptions to City e-notifications and alerts, visit www.MalibuCity.org/news.

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