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April 7, 2020 4:29 PM

UPDATE 4/7, 4 PM – Drive-thru testing at City Hall for residents 4/8 -4/11 NEW TIME: 10AM – 1PM.

UPDATE 4/7, 4 PM – Drive-thru COVID-19 testing at City Hall for residents Wed, 4/8 – Sat, 4/11. NOTE NEW TIME: 10AM – 1PM. You must be in line by 1PM. 250 first responders & essential workers got free tests. Virtual Rec Center - Postcards from Home.

UPDATE 4/7, 4:00 PM – Drive-thru testing at City Hall for residents Wed, April 8 – Sat, April 11. Note new time: 10AM – 1PM. You must be in line by 1PM. Over 250 first responders and essential workers got free COVID-19 tests on Day 1 of drive-thru testing at City Hall. Malibu Virtual Recreation Center offers Postcards from Home. Weekly EOC Update available. New State website for donating medical supplies. Stay safe at home.

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.


COVID-19 DRIVE THROUGH TESTING AT CITY HALL FOR RESIDENTS – APRIL 8-11. NOTE NEW TIME: 10AM – 1PM
The City of Malibu and its partners, Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), Covid Clinic and Malibu Medical Group, conducted more than 250 free novel coronavirus (COVID-19) tests on Monday and continued a second day of testing for first responders and essential workers at the drive-thru testing offered at Malibu City Hall.

Drive-thru testing for residents of the broader Malibu community begins Wednesday, April 8 and continues through Saturday, April 11, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. You must be in line by 1 PM. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit https://covidclinic.org/, text or call 310-853-1454, or email info@CovidClinic.org.

If you have health insurance coverage, your insurance will be billed for the cost of the test. If you do not have insurance, then a $60 donation is requested. The donation must be made at https://www.coreresponse.org/.

Any community member or business that would like to support this testing service for those who do not have health insurance may make a donation to https://www.coreresponse.org.


MALIBU VIRTUAL RECREATION CENTER ‘STAY AT HOME’ PROGRAMS - POSTCARDS FROM HOME
The Community Services Dept’s adds the new Postcards from Home program to its Virtual Recreation Center. Postcards from Home helps people stay connected to the community by mail. Write a poem, send cheer, draw a picture, or send a photo of your favorite Malibu location. The City will mail your message and photo to others in our community, including members of the Malibu Senior Center. Letters and photos must be submitted by Monday, April 13, at 5:00 PM. The postcards will not contain the address of the person submitting the form. Submit online at MalibuCity.org/VirtualRec.


NEW STATE WEBSITE FOR MAKING MEDICAL SUPPLY CONTRIBUTIONS
Governor Newsom announced today a new website has been launched for companies and individuals wanting to contribute medical supplies and other critical resources, either for donation or purchase, in support of the State’s efforts to combat COVID-19. For more information or to make a contribution, go to: https://covid19supplies.ca.gov.


LA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH URGES RESIDENTS TO NOT GO OUT IN PUBLIC THIS WEEK, IF POSSIBLE
The Director of the LA County Dept of Public Health stated today many more COVID-19 cases are expected this week and over the next few weeks. She strongly urged all residents that have enough supplies in their home to skip shopping altogether this week and next week, if possible, or arrange for medicines and groceries to be delivered due to the significant increases in confirmed cases and an unknown number of individuals who may be infected without symptoms, but who can spread the virus.


CITY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC) WEEKLY UPDATE
Every week, the City makes a weekly update on the work of the EOC during the coronavirus crisis available to the community. The Weekly Update for April 6 – 13 and past updates are available on the coronavirus web page at
https://www.malibucity.org/998/EOC-Weekly-Updates


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES – COPING WITH STRESS, DEALING WITH RUMORS, HOW TO HELP
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are providing resources for individuals to absorb and manage the tremendous amount of information available about COVID-19.
• Coping with stress – The CDC has recommendations for what you can do to support yourself by managing your anxiety and stress. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html
• Combating Disinformation and Rumors: FEMA created a Rumor Control page on its website to help the American public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to COVID- 19. The public can help control the spread of rumors by visiting and sharing https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-Rumor-Control.
• How to help: FEMA has information on how both the public and private sector can help during the crisis at https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus/how-to-help.


DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES
There are numerous opportunities for individuals and businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to get help from government and non-profit organizations, including disaster loans, paid family leave, disability and unemployment insurance, delivery of groceries and supplies for seniors in need, and more. The City is compiling these resources on the City website, so check back regularly for new resources:
For Businesses: https://www.malibucity.org/996/Resources---Businesses
For individuals: https://www.malibucity.org/994/Resources---Individuals


LA COUNTY COVID-19 TESTING
Los Angeles County is making Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing available at several locations in the County, strictly limited to County residents who are in the most high-risk categories and most vulnerable. For people who prefer not to visit a drive-through test center, there are a limited number of tests available at a walk-in clinic. FAQs about the testing: https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs?id=rrs_faq. For more information, and to find out if you are eligible for a test, visit the County website at https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs.


CITY OF MALIBU SERVICES
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.


LATEST COVID-19 STATISTICS
County of Los Angeles Department 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
California COVID-19 Hospital Data & Case Statistics: https://data.chhs.ca.gov/dataset/california-covid-19-hospital-data-and-case-statistics.


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. When it is necessary to go out in public for essential business, residents are recommended to wear cloth face coverings to help prevent the spread of the virus. 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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