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:

Memorial Day Reminders

The City reminds anyone heading to the beach to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday to practice personal responsibility by complying with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health orders and social distancing requirements.
Post Date:05/22/2020 6:00 PM

Press Release: Memorial Day Reminders (PDF)


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


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

Memorial Day Reminders 

Manhattan Beach, CA (May 22, 2020) - The City of Manhattan Beach reminds anyone heading to the beach to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday to practice personal responsibility by complying with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health orders and social distancing requirements. 

The beach parking lots remain closed. However, the Metlox parking lot located at 12th Street and Morningside Drive and the City Hall parking lot located at 13th Street and Morningside Drive are open to the public.

The bike path and beach bathrooms are open. However, the Pier remains closed.

In preparation for the Memorial Day holiday, the City has hired additional security for the safety of residents and visitors.

Visitors are reminded to “beach responsibly” by following the County guidelines below:

 Bring a face covering to be worn while out of the water and around others. Infants and children under the age of two should not wear cloth face coverings.

  • Practice social distancing. Stay at least six feet away from other people who are not in your household. Avoid crowded areas or crowding around others at the beach.
  • Gatherings of any size or other events are not allowed on the beaches including athletic competitions, youth camps, or recreational programming.
  • Chairs, umbrellas, canopies, coolers, and grills are not allowed.
  • The Pier and volleyball courts remain closed.
  • Concessions and food vending are not allowed.

Please remember to practice good hygiene by washing hands frequently and using hand sanitizer when water is not available.

The County of Los Angeles Health Order indicates that face coverings are required while on the beach (and not in the water) and when around others. Visit the Center for Disease Control for guidance on how to properly wear and care for your face covering or the LA County Department of Public Health’s guidance.

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