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Posted on: October 6, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Use of Facemasks Inside Malibu City Hall Is Now "Individual Preference"

Use of Facemasks is Now Individual Preference in Malibu City Hall

use of FACEMASKS inside malibu city hall is now "individual preference" in line with updated la county department of public health rules 

Due to the low community transmission rate of COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health updated its rules regarding the use of facemasks to be an individual preference in indoor public settings including businesses and government offices, which includes Malibu City Hall. See more details, including in which settings facemask use is still required, strongly recommended or personal preference 

On August 1, 2022, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) notified the City of Malibu that facemasks are no longer required, but are still strongly recommended while inside Malibu City Hall. 

On Friday, July 1, 2022, LADPH had notified the City that, due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the County and the resulting positive cases among City Hall staff, facemasks were required inside City Hall.

According to LADPH guidelines, which the City follows, a cluster of 3 or more cases of COVID-19 among workers in a workplace within a span of 14 days is considered an “outbreak,” which triggers additional safety protocols, including requiring the use of facemasks indoors. Malibu City Hall, which has approximately 85 employees, had 4 positive cases over a 14-day period, June 14 – 27. All of the cases were contracted outside of City Hall, and were not transmitted among staff inside City Hall.

The City of Malibu is committed to protecting the public health of the community and the safety of the visiting public and the City staff in City Hall, and follows all LADPH COVID-19 guidelines

All City services and programs continue as scheduled. City Hall is open 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday – Thursday, and 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Fridays. Members of the public may also make use of the City’s services and appointments available online, over phone, video conference or email when possible. For information on making virtual appointments, visit the City's Appointments webpage

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