Laguna Beach community Update City of Laguna Beach, California

MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2020

Laguna Beach Firefighters Deliver 600 Masks to City's Essential Workers

Monday morning, as part of our ongoing commitment to protect our local community and slow the spread of COVID-19, our Laguna Beach Firefighters teamed up with www.facemsk.co to provide 600 custom Laguna Beach Firefighter Association masks to our communities essential workers and most vulnerable.

Firefighters distributed masks to the following: Alternative Sleeping Location, Sally's Fund, Glennwood, Ralph's, Pavillions, Youth Shelter, the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, and local pharmacies.

Last week, the City Manager issued an emergency order that all employers of non-medical essential businesses require their workers wear cloth face coverings that shield their noses and mouths while at work to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Requiring all Essential Workers wear facemarks is an additional level of protection for both our residents and those still on the frontlines providing food and critical services to our community.

Sunday night, the Laguna Beach Fire Department cheered and encouraged doctors, nurses, and hospital staff during the shift change at Mission Hospital! Watch the video below.

Thank you to ALL of our First Responders on the frontlines fighting COVID-19!

Laguna Beach Firefighters Stand in the Parking Lot of Mission Hospital to Cheer on Hospital Staff Sunday.

All Laguna Beach City Offices Remain Closed to the Public.

Essential Services Are Provided.

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

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.
The 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. Find out more by clicking HERE.

California, Oregon & Washington Announce Western States Pact

California Governor Gavin Newsom

Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future.

There are three guiding principles: Our residents’ health comes first, health outcomes and science – not politics – will guide these decisions, and our states will only be effective by working together.

Laguna Beach Yard Signs Show Support for First Responders

Laguna Beach resident Kate Gilles recently began coordinating a fundraiser to donate money to the COVID-19 Response Funds at Mission and Hoag Hospitals, through the sale of these yard signs.

All profits from the sale of the signs are donated to the COVID-19 response funds at Mission and Hoag Hospitals. You can contact Kate at (949)800-9085 for more information.

Rain Surge Helps Mosquitoes Emerge

With recent rain showers falling around Orange County, vector control experts stress the need for residents to take an active role in mosquito control by checking their property and eliminating any standing water. Even a bottle cap full of water can breed mosquitoes.

The new coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites.

According to the World Health Organization, to date there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that COVID-19 can be transmitted by mosquitoes.

COVID-19 is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.

Beaches, Adjacent Parks and Trailheads Remain Closed

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

5G Mobile Networks DO NOT spread COVID-19

Here's a myth buster for you: according to the World Health Organization, viruses cannot travel on radio waves/mobile networks. COVID-19 is spreading in many countries that do not have 5G mobile networks.

COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. People can also be infected by touching a contaminated surface and then their eyes, mouth or nose.

Laguna Beach Community Holds Pop-Up Easter Parade Sunday

Laguna Beach residents are a festive bunch! Laguna Beach mom Cara Holtschneider decided to take what normally would be a morning of Easter egg hunts and brunch with friends and family and decided to have an Easter car parade.

A dozen or so cars and dozens of families turned out for the parade that started in the Top of the World neighborhood and traveled through the Laguna Village, Bluebird Park and Arch Beach Heights neighborhoods.

Sally’s Fund Brings Joy to Seniors on Easter Sunday

Sallys Fund brought Easter cheer to local seniors by delivering 140 fresh hot meals prepared by Chef Lindsay at Nirvana Grille.

Sally’s Fund wants to thank all the generous donors in the community that supported our efforts showing kindness and care for the most vulnerable in Laguna Beach.

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

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.

Laguna Beach Restaurants Are Offering Takeout and Delivery

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.

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.

Thanks to Laguna Beach Resident Robert Boxberger and His Sidekick Sam for Snapping This Inspirational Photo!

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.

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