To protect the health and safety of the public during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, City Hall and other facilities are closed to the public until April 30. The City continues to provide services during this time and recommends using technological alternatives where possible. For more information related to City services during this emergency, please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page or call the City at 310-802-5000.

Full Closure of Pier, Parks, Etc.
Safe-at-Home Order
Resource Delivery for Older Adults through Community Partnerships
Statewide Order Requires City Council to Lift Prohibition on Construction Activities
City Closes Beach Parking Lots
City Council Adopts Social Distancing and Anti-Hoarding Ordinance
Residents are Advised to Avoid Dockweiler Beach RV Park Area
Bike Path, Strand and Beach Closure
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Number of COVID-19 cases in the
City of Manhattan Beach
Updated on April 3, 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.

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.

For the most up-to-date information on health recommendations, please visit the CDC website, the California Department of Public Health website, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website.

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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