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 Council Adopts Social Distancing and Anti-Hoarding Ordinance

Under the Urgency Ordinance, residents, visitors and businesses must exercise the social distancing requirements
Post Date:03/25/2020 2:20 PM

Press Release: City Council Adopts Social Distancing and Anti-Hoarding Ordinance (PDF)


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

City Council Adopts Social Distancing and Anti-Hoarding Ordinance

Manhattan Beach, CA (March 25, 2020) - Today, the City Council passed an Urgency Ordinance to prohibit hoarding and adopt social distancing requirements ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of Health, and the Los Angeles County Health Officer. 

“We have not seen the peak of the spread of this disease, and not practicing social distancing is irresponsible and dangerous. We must adhere to the recommendations from our health officials that people practice social distancing, stay home if sick, cancel or postpone group events, work from home, and take other precautions to protect the health and prevent transmission of COVID-19,” said Mayor Richard Montgomery.

Under the Urgency Ordinance, residents, visitors and businesses must exercise the social distancing requirements directed by the State and County orders related to COVID-19, including maintaining six feet distance from other people, including workers in activities deemed essential by the State, such as construction activities. No one can participate in any gathering or group activity of any size, including games and sports in any City park, the beach, the Pier, the Strand, and other public spaces. A gathering is defined as two or more persons, except those who share the same dwelling unit.

In addition, the Urgency Ordinance prohibits hoarding. These include essential goods such as: hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, canned food, frozen food and other needed supplies.

The penalties for hoarding or violating these prohibitions include 6 months in jail, and a $1,000 fine.

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.

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


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