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140 Cases

Number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the
City of Manhattan Beach
Updated on July 2, 2020
Source (LACDPH)


The City of Manhattan Beach has proclaimed a Local State of Emergency (PDF) regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The staff continue to monitor and speak with the health experts at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Their health expertise and guidance are critical to the City’s planning and response to the coronavirus. On March 11, the coronavirus outbreak was characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The City's Emergency Operations Center is currently at a Level 1 and staffed during normal business hours. City Hall is operational but remains closed to the public as part of strict social distancing protocols that the City has implemented.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is available to ALL Los Angeles County residents and can be found via appointment at a state-operated or community testing site such as CVS by visiting

Testing is prioritized for:
  • Symptomatic persons with fever, cough, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell
  • Persons who are over age 65
  • Persons with a chronic medical condition
  • Essential workers which includes janitorial, security, airport, government, health care, food, grocery and more
  • Persons who have been close contacts of people who are positive for COVID-19. 

COVID-19 testing is available to ALL Los Angeles County residents and can be found via appointment at a state-operated or community testing site such as CVS by visiting

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  • The County of Los Angeles has revised their public health order requiring the closure of the following sectors for 21 days: Indoor, in-person dining at restaurants (including at malls and shopping centers); Indoor museums, indoor children’s museums, and indoor operations at zoos and aquariums; and Cardrooms and satellite wagering facilities. However, outdoor dining, drive-thru, delivery and carry out can continue.

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  • Recognizing the continued economic devastation that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on our local businesses and economy, the City Council has once again extended the deadline for Annual Business License Tax Submittals. The new deadline is July 31, 2020.

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  • Today, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health issued revised Public Health Orders regarding beaches, bars, and fireworks. This decision from the County of Los Angeles comes as a result of key metrics that continue to show steep increases in positive coronavirus cases. The 7-day average of daily reported new cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County is nearly 2,000, an increase from the 1,379 average two weeks ago. In addition, the cumulative positivity rate has increased from the lowest daily rate of 4.6% positivity in late May to 8.4% today. In Manhattan Beach, positive coronavirus cases have increased from 80 cases on June 1 to 131 cases on June 29.

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  • The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health has issued a revised Public Health Order allowing additional business sectors to re-open. Among the businesses now permitted with restrictions are: personal care establishments (i.e. nail, tanning, lash salons, estheticians, cosmetology services, massage, and skin care), and bars, among others. The Public Health Order, as revised, can be found on the Department of Public Health’s website.

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  • City has established a dedicated phone number for older adults and disabled individuals who may need assistance during the coronavirus pandemic: (310) 802-5010. Click image for more information and additional resources.

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Emergency Orders and Urgency Ordinances
The City has adopted several ordinances and resolutions in response to the Local State of Emergency to protect consumers, protect tenants from evictions, closing non-essential businesses, places of worship, and limiting social gatherings. To see all the reports, ordinances, news and more, visit the COVID-19 Reports and News webpage. 

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Recent Press Releases from the City:

City Closes Beach Parking Lots

City has closed all beach parking lots located at El Porto, Bruce’s Beach, and the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Post Date:03/24/2020 11:30 AM

Press Release: City Closes Beach Parking Lots (PDF)


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

City Closes Beach Parking Lots

Manhattan Beach, CA (March 24, 2020) – To protect the health and safety of the Manhattan Beach community, the City has closed all beach parking lots located at El Porto, Bruce’s Beach, and the Manhattan Beach Pier. Residents of Manhattan Beach who hold valid and current residential parking permits for the relevant lots will be permitted to park. 

Closure of these parking lots comes after several days of large numbers of beachgoers coming to the coastline amidst the statewide and countywide measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These measures prohibit gatherings and call for social distancing of non-household members.

“I was astounded to see large groups of people gathering this past weekend around beaches across Los Angeles County. In particular, Manhattan Beach experienced similar activity to a hot summer day where throngs of people came out to enjoy the beach, the Strand, basketball and volleyball courts. I’ve repeated that public safety is our number one priority and the City Council will explore all available actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Closing down the beach parking lots is a necessary action to further discourage individuals from gathering at the beaches in an unsafe manner,” said Mayor Richard Montgomery.

The City of Manhattan Beach is joining a growing number of agencies that have also closed their beach parking lots, including Santa Monica, the County of Los Angeles and Laguna Beach among others. During the closure, parking meters at impacted lots will display a message advising residents that the parking lot is closed due to the COVID-19 virus, and that only permit holders are allowed to park there. Those without valid parking permits will be subject to parking citations.

During this pandemic and the resulting state and county health orders, individuals should stay at home, unless they are going to those businesses that are considered essential, such as grocery stores, medical offices, or banks. It is important that even when going outside of the home, individuals maintain a social distance of six feet and wash hands frequently.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, 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.


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