Laguna Beach community Update City of Laguna Beach, California

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020

City of Laguna Beach Issues Order Requiring All Essential Workers in City to Wear Face Coverings

Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig issued an Emergency Order requiring all Essential Workers providing non-medical essential services to wear face coverings while at work, adding a new layer of protection for the City of Laguna Beach in the fight against COVID-19.

The City Manager’s emergency order states all employers of non-medical essential businesses require their workers wear cloth face coverings that shield their noses and mouths while at work.

This includes Essential Workers at all grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, gas station convenience stores, restaurants providing take-out or delivery services, banks, savings and loans, and credit unions. Face coverings, such as scarves (dense fabric, without holes), bandanas, neck gaiter, or other fabric face coverings are allowed.

Essential businesses must also implement physical distancing measures for employees, customers, and maintain proper sanitation at all times or the facility shall be closed.

“We are requiring all Essential Workers in Laguna Beach wear a face covering to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig. “This is an additional level of protection for both our residents and our Essential Workers still on the frontlines providing food and critical services to our community.”

Listen to Today's Podcast Update From Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen

The Mayor discusses the urgency order to help protect commercial & residential tenants from eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic, and he also addresses the City Manager’s order that all Essential Workers wear masks.

Recent guidance by the California Department of Public Health states ALL Californians who must leave their homes to conduct essential activities should wear face coverings if they feel comfortable doing so.

CDC Issues Guidance on Face Coverings

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has an informative page on cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19, including guidance on how to wear to them, make them and wash them.

All About Face Coverings

Corporal Fillers & K9 Ranger are Masked Up and Ready to Go!!

All Laguna Beach City Offices Remain Closed to the Public.

Essential Services Are Provided.

For Questions Call (949) 497-3311 During Regular Business Hours.

Beaches, Adjacent Parks and Trailheads Remain Closed

The City of Laguna Beach wants to thank everyone for their continued cooperation with the closure of the beaches, adjacent parks and trailheads to help slow the spread of COVID-19!

We appreciate your patience as we navigate the impact of this global pandemic in our day-to-day lives.


Have Concerns About Someone Violating the Closures?

Laguna Beach Marine Safety Non-Emergency:

(949) 497-0310

Laguna Beach Police Department Non-Emergency:

(949) 497-0701

Age Well Providing Meals For Laguna Beach Seniors

Seniors who would like to be enrolled in Home Delivered Meals should call Age Well’s Laguna Beach office at (949) 715-5462.

Home Delivered Meals will occur Monday (2 days’ worth of meals delivered), Wednesday (2 days’ worth of meals delivered), and Friday (1 meal delivered).

Seniors wanting a single lunch may go to the Susi Q parking structure Monday, Wednesday, Friday between the hours of 11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

Each senior will be given one lunch for the day.

Support Laguna Beach Restaurants Offering Takeout and Delivery

This is a very crucial time during this unprecedented event- which is why our local businesses, especially our restaurants, need us now more than ever.

Due to the closing of our restaurants, the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce has compiled a useful list of restaurants throughout the city who offer take out and delivery options.

See how many local restaurants you can support from now until restaurants reopen! Tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and show us your delicious meals made with the spirit and hard work of one of the restaurants below!

Listen to Today's Laguna Beach Police Dept. COVID-19 Podcast Update

Laguna Beach Police Capt. Rachel Johnson updates the community on the possibility of flash flooding, and the Police Department responsibilities and expectations regarding the directive issued by the Director of Emergency Services.

Governor Newsom Announces Additional Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Governor Gavin Newsom announced that starting this Sunday, California workers who are receiving unemployment benefits will begin receiving an extra $600 on top of their weekly amount, as part of the new Pandemic Additional Compensation (PAC) initiated by the CARES Act.

This newsletter is texted out directly to residents registered for Laguna Beach’s Nixle Community Alert system.

Know someone or a senior who needs to sign up? Simply have them text 92651 to 888-777.

The City of Laguna Beach is Committed to Bringing You COVID-19 Information

If You Have an Emergency,

Always Dial 9-1-1.

We’re @lagunabeachgov on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

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