Letter to the Community from Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen
Dear Laguna Beach Residents:
I want to assure you that the City of Laguna Beach, the City Manager and our first responders are actively engaged in enforcing the Governor’s stay-at-home order. As the Governor urged again this weekend, everyone needs to comply and everyone needs to use common sense.
To a large degree our local businesses and residents are complying with the Governor’s order. We have received reports of a few businesses that have failed to comply with the Governor’s order and our Police Department is shutting down those not in compliance and will enforce social distancing at those businesses who are permitted to remain open such as take-out food locations.
I also strongly urge everyone in the City to stay at home except when you must go out to conduct essential business such as grocery shopping, going to the pharmacy or medical appointments or getting takeout food at a local restaurant. As the Governor has said, you may go outside for a walk or to exercise. Please do that only with family members or by yourself to avoid contacting others.
Be safe and be smart and we will all get through this by working together and thinking of the welfare of not only our families but of our community as a whole.
I am proud of the efforts that our City staff and first responders, local businesses and residents have made to date.
Bob Whalen, Mayor, City of Laguna Beach
Senior Resources Available
The County has announced the availability of resources and support for seniors over 60 who may be self-isolating during the COVID-19 outbreak in Orange County. For more information, call the Office on Aging Information Center at 1 (800) 510-2020.
Age Well will be providing “Grab & Go” meals for seniors in need beginning Wednesday, March 25 and every Monday, Wednesday & Friday thereafter, as needed. For more information call Patty Quilter at (949) 464-9535.
Sally's Fund Providing Senior Services
Sally's Fund team members are shopping, running errands and providing transportation for seniors to doctor's appointments.
A Trolley driver from the City of Laguna Beach is assisting Sally’s Fund with food pantry deliveries tomorrow and Thursday.
We also plan to have one driver providing Trolley service for Sally’s Fund clients to Ralph’s on Wednesday and Friday.
For more information on Sally's Fund services, call (949) 499-4100.
Local Restaurants Offering Takeout and Delivery
Though bars that serve food and all restaurants are closed to on-site public dining, they may still offer takeout and food delivery.
The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce has created a resource of local food takeout and delivery options from local restaurants, at the link below.
Social distancing of 6 feet of separation between persons must be maintained at all restaurants offering takeout.