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March 28, 2020 4:05 PM

UPDATE 3/28, 4PM – County launches new COVID Dashboards. National Parks closes trails & restrooms

UPDATE 3/28, 4 PM – County launches new COVID-19 information dashboards. National Parks Service announced that all trails & restrooms in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area & the Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch, are closed.

Malibu City Hall is closed. However, essential City staff, including the Emergency Operations Team, are working. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated on March 13 and is operating 7 days a week. Staff is answering the City’s main phone line (310-456-2489) but, due to the high number of calls, it is recommended that residents email info@malibucity.org for the quickest response. Thank you for your patience – we will respond as quickly as possible.

LA COUNTY LAUNCHES NEW, INTERACTIVE DIGITAL DASHBOARDS, CONNECTING RESIDENTS TO LATEST UPDATES ON COVID-19 IMPACTS
Los Angeles County has launched several new digital tools to help residents access up-to-date information about the COVID-19 pandemic. A suite of new, interactive maps and dashboards are now live on the County website, providing - in one place - a digital hub for updates about virus case counts, emergency proclamations, and information regarding openings and closures for parks, recreation sites, and schools throughout the County. The new dashboards track, analyze, and display multiple data sources and, although the focus is local, the new sites also incorporate global data from Johns Hopkins University's COVID-19 tracking map. Visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/dashboards/.

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE CLOSES ALL TRAILS, RESTROOMS & VISITORS CENTER IN SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATION AREA
In response to guidance from the State of California AND County of Los Angeles, the National Park Service (NPS) Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) ordered additional modifications to operations to slow the spread of COVID-19 by closing all SMMNRA trails and restrooms effective March 28. It had previously closed the Visitors Center at King Gillette Ranch effective March 21. View NPS SMMNRA active alerts at https://www.nps.gov/samo

STATE PARKS JOINS LA COUNTY & MRCA/SMMC IN CLOSING ALL BEACHES & TRAILS
Effective immediately and until further notice, California State Parks-Angeles District will close public access to all trails, parks, and beaches within Los Angeles County in alignment with partner agencies, including the County of Los Angeles, which closed all its beaches and trails on March 27. State Parks staff is posting signage at all trails and beach access points prohibiting access.

‘No Parking’ areas have been designated along sections of PCH and certain City streets to hinder anyone from attempting to access closed beaches, trails, and parks.

Read the Closure Orders/Announcements:
State Parks: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355.
County of Los Angeles: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/HOO_BeachesandTrails_3.27.20_FINAL.pdf
MRCA/SMMC: https://mrca.ca.gov/press/
NPA SMMNRA: https://www.nps.gov/samo
NPS: https://www.nps.gov/samo/learn/news/santa-monica-mountains-national-recreation-area-is-further-modifying-operations-to-implement-latest-health-guidance.htm

‘NO PARKING’ RESTRICTIONS ON SECTIONS OF PCH AND CERTAIN CITY STREETS TO HINDER ACCESS TO BEACHES & TRAILS
The City, in cooperation with Caltrans, is posting ‘No Parking’ signs closed Friday by the Los Angeles County Health Officer’s order and effective Saturday with the announcement from California State Parks that it was closing all State-owned beaches and trails throughout LA County. For a full list of No Parking areas, visit www.MalibuCity.org/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=No-Parking-on-sections-of-PCH-certain-Ci-2259.

ORDERS DIRECT SELF-QUARANTINE IF EXPOSED AND SELF-ISOLATION IF DIAGNOSED OR SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, protect vulnerable individuals, and prevent the LA County healthcare system from being overwhelmed, the County Health Officer issued two separate orders:
• Self-quarantine of anyone exposed to an individual diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19.
• Self-isolation of anyone diagnosed with or showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within 14 days of being in close contact with a person who had or was believed to have COVID-19.

These Orders ensure that individuals who test positive for COVID-19, and those who are told by a clinician they are presumed to be positive for COVID-19, are required to self-isolate for a period of at least three days without symptoms, including being fever-free without taking medicine, and seven days since symptoms started, whichever is longer. Additionally, those who have been in close contact with someone who is positive or presumed positive must quarantine themselves for 14 days from the last time they had contact with the ill person.

LATEST COVID-19 STATISTICS
County of Los Angeles Dept of Public Health: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
County of Los Angeles COVID-19 Dashboards: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/dashboards/
State of California: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/New-Release-2020.aspx

CITY OF MALIBU
City Hall, the Senior Center, and all City parks, including restroom facilities, are closed. Dial-a-Ride is operating for seniors - Call 424-346-8444. Essential City staff are working remotely. Residents wishing to contact City staff may do so by calling departmental extensions or emails:
-- Planning – 310-456-2489, ext. 485 or email MPlanning@malibucity.org
-- Building Safety – 310-456-2489, ext. 390 or email MBuilding@malibucity.org
-- Public Works – 310-456-2489, ext. 391 or MPublicWorks@malibucity.org
-- All other City business – 310-456-2489, ext. 392 or info@malibucity.org
Visit www.MalibuCity.org/VirtualRec for programs and activities for residents and families at home.

SPANISH LANGUAGE EMERGENCY INFORMATION
The City of Malibu will publish emergency information about the Coronavirus on the City website: www.MalibuCity.org/Coronavirus. Residents and businesses are asked to share emergency information with their Spanish-speaking staff and contractors.

La ciudad de Malibú publicará todas las alertas de emergencia sobre el coronavirus en el sitio web de la ciudad: www.MalibuCity.org/Coronavirus.

CORONAVIRUS PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
The City of Malibu continues to monitor the status of the Coronavirus and implement measures to protect public health and safety and is doing everything possible to support vulnerable community members.  The City continues to follow the recommendations of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH), California Office of Emergency Services (CALOES) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is taking steps to reduce the likelihood of community spread. 

All Residents should be complying with the State’s “Stay at Home” order, and leaving their homes only to conduct essential business, such as grocery shopping, medical appointments. Residents should also connect with neighbors, particularly seniors or those with underlying health conditions, to see if they need help in any way.

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