Press ReleasePress ReleaseCity of Laguna Beach
John Pietig, City Manager

505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-0704
Fax: (949) 497-0771

3/20/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 03202020
 
Subject :Changes Made to City Services Following Stay at Home Order
Contact :John Pietig    (949) 497-0704
    

Laguna Beach, CA — Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s direction that all California residents stay at home unless participating in essential functions, the following changes have been made to Laguna Beach City services effective immediately:

  • All City offices remain closed to the public.  Essential services will be provided. 
  • All Planning Commission, Design Review Board and Committee meetings are canceled through April.  The March 31 City Council meeting is still scheduled to be held but public participation shall be limited to electronic and telephonic participation.
  • The Police Department Lobby is closed; use the intercom at lobby door to speak to personnel or call (949) 497-0701 and press 1.  9-1-1 is operating as usual.
  • All Laguna Beach Trolley Service is suspended.
  • The Laguna Beach City pool is closed.
  • All Spring Community Service classes are postponed through April.
  • All City children’s playgrounds are closed.
  • Social Distancing signs are being posted at all City parks and beaches.
  • The Laguna Beach Farmer’s Market will be held this Saturday.

Vulnerable populations and residents age 65 and older must stay home. All residents must stay home unless participating in “essential functions” like purchasing food, getting prescriptions or necessary health care, or going to an essential job.  The state's order is intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) to California citizens.

Essential services will remain open, such as:

  • Hospitals, clinics and pharmacies 
  • Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants 
  • Banks, gas stations and laundromats

Additional Resources

 The City is regularly updating additional information on COVID-19 prevention on our website at www.lagunabeachcity.net/coronavirus

 We are also sending out regular COVID-19 Updates for the community through Laguna Beach’s Nixle Community Alert system. To sign up, simply text 92651 to 888-777.

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