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 further notice. 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.

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80 Cases

Number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the
City of Manhattan Beach
Updated on June 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.

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. 

Urgency Ordinances
Emergency Orders
Reopening Protocols
Recent Press Releases from the City:

County Continues Safer at Home Public Health Order Until Further Notice

In accordance with the County Department of Public Health, residents and businesses of Manhattan Beach must continue to abide by the DPH Health Orders.
Post Date:05/14/2020 6:30 PM

Press Release: County Continues Safer at Home Public Health Order Until Further Notice (PDF)


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


George Gabriel, Senior Management Analyst
(310) 802-5054 

County Continues Safer at Home Public Health Order Until Further Notice

City Hall and City Facilities Remains Closed to Public

Remote Services Continue

Manhattan Beach, CA (May 14, 2020) – Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) issued a revised  Order that continues the Safer at Home protocols and moves the County of Angeles into Stage 2 of the “Roadmap to Recovery. In accordance with the County Department of Public Health, residents and businesses of Manhattan Beach must continue to abide by the DPH Health Orders.  

In summary, the Order states:

  • Lower-risk retailers (as defined by the Public Health Order) may re-open for curbside, door-side, outside pickup, or delivery only; 
  • Manufacturing and logistic businesses that supply retail businesses can also re-open; 
  • Select recreational facilities including golf courses, tennis courts, pickleball courts, shooting and archery ranges, equestrian centers, bike parks, and community gardens may re-open. 
  • Public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit continue to be prohibited;
  • Face coverings are required when in close contact with others who are non-household members in both public and private places; and
  • An extension of the Order from the previous May 15 date until it is extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing by the Health Officer.

The City will announce details on the opening of the City’s tennis, paddleball, and pickleball courts on Friday, May 15.

The Order does not allow customers to enter stores, and requires businesses to comply with social (physical) distancing protocols. Before retail businesses, manufacturing and logistic businesses reopen, they are required to prepare, implement and post their plan for adhering to directives including distancing and infection control practices that protect both employees and customers. These protocols can be found on the County’s website. 

This Order continues to require that specific higher-risk businesses remain closed until further notice. These businesses include, but are not limited to, bars that do not serve food, gyms, fitness centers, movie theatres, barbers, hair salons, nail salons, and museums.

The City has drafted a re-opening plan for City Hall and City Facilities that is intended to guide the COVID-19 re-opening process for applicable employees and customer serving spaces. City Hall and City Facilities remain closed to the public until further notice, but preparations for the re-opening transition are underway. The public is encouraged to utilize available online and remote services. These services can be found on the City’s website.

The State of California and County of Los Angeles are in the early stages of establishing a framework to adjust the Public Health Orders that allows businesses, organizations, facilities, and public spaces to reopen in a safe manner. While the City is looking forward to when the State and County reopen our local economy, the City cannot adopt any public health measures that conflict with the baseline of regulations required by the County or State. Therefore, the City must continue to follow the County Department of Public Health’s regulations and guidelines on how to reopen. As the City receives guidance from County and State officials, the City will continue to communicate that information to the public.

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