Laguna Beach City Council Ratifies Proclamation of Local Emergency
On Tuesday, March 17, the Laguna Beach City Council ratified a Proclamation declaring the existence of a local emergency due to COVID-19, enhancing the City’s emergency preparedness.
This provides for enhanced procurement of materials if needed, and access to Federal and State funds.
Senior Services Available
If you are a senior age 65 and over and you are self-isolating at home, Sally's Fund team members are shopping, running errands and providing transportation for seniors to doctor's appointments. Call (949) 499-4100.
Senior Shopping Hours: Gelson's Laguna Beach offers a senior shopping hour 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. and Pavilions Laguna Beach has senior shopping hours 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
All local Laguna Beach grocery stores offer online delivery.
Community Development Department Continues to Provide Limited Services
While Laguna Beach City Hall is closed for the safety of the public and staff due to COVID-19, the Laguna Beach Community Development Department continues to provide limited services to the community. Regular public services including issuing permits, building inspections, preparing items for public hearings and fielding code enforcement calls will continue to the best of our ability.
In compliance with state guidelines on telework and social distancing, our staff is working from home if possible. Minimal staff remains working at City Hall while abiding by state guidelines allowing for 6-feet of social distancing separation.
We have placed several secure drop-off cabinets at City Hall in front of the Community Development Department where plans and permit applications can be dropped off. Or, send plans via US mail or email. Click the link below for instructions.
County Issues Amended Health Order and Guidance to Slow Spread of COVID-19
On Wednesday, March 18, the Orange County Public Health Care Agency issued an amended County Health Officer Order regarding restrictions on public and private gatherings in Orange County through March 31. The Amended Emergency Health Order is issued to help slow the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus.
The amended County Health Officer Order states that most Orange County businesses can remain open as long as they adhere to the state’s guidelines on social distancing. The California Department of Health's guidelines include actions like canceling non-essential events, working from home where possible and practicing social distancing.
Local Restaurant Takeout and Delivery Encouraged
According to the County Health Officer Order, all bars that do not serve food are closed to the public effective immediately. Bars that serve food and all restaurants are closed to on-site public dining but may still offer takeout and food delivery.
The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce has created a resource of local food takeout and deliver options from local restaurants given the order from Orange County Health officials.