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LA County Public Health Issues COVID-19 “Safer At Home” Order

Post Date:03/19/2020 6:45 PM

Press Release: LA County Public Health Issues COVID-19 “Safer At Home” Order


Bruce Moe, City Manager
City of Manhattan Beach
(310) 802-5053

LA County Public Health Issues COVID-19 “Safer At Home” Order
Residents Strongly Encouraged to Comply 

Manhattan Beach, CA (March 19, 2020) – As a result of the exponential growth in the Coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued an order, strongly encouraging the public to comply with its "Safer At Home" protocol. The Safer at Home order, which applies to all areas in Los Angeles County, including Manhattan Beach, directs the public to remain in their homes and leave only for essential trips such as for groceries and medical visits. Under the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County, the City of Manhattan Beach has been directed to comply with the order.

“These measures are important steps to ‘flatten the curve’ and preserve the health of our community. The City strongly encourages residents and visitors to comply with these public safety measures. The best way to be a good neighbor right now is to stay in your house and limit your exposure in the public,” stated Mayor Richard Montgomery.

 This newest order reflects an escalating response to COVID-19 that is based on data available to health professionals. It is expected that additional orders and limitations will be announced.

The County’s order takes effect at 11:59 PM tonight and will be in effect until at least April 19, 2020. The order prohibits gatherings of ten or more people, and closes all indoor malls and non-essential retail stores. Other restrictions are listed in the County order (LINK). The City will be evaluating further measures specific to Manhattan Beach in our on-going effort to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Manhattan Beach will continue to provide updates. Information regarding the coronavirus is changing frequently. For accurate and up to date information about COVID-19, please visit DPH’s website, the City’s website, sign up for eNotifications and Nixle public safety alerts, and follow the City on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, and Instagram.

For questions on the implementation of the County’s order and new City measures related to addressing COVID-19, please send an email to

Older adults needing special assistance can contact the City’s dedicated hotline at 310-802-5010


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