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.
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.
Mobile COVID-19 testing in the South Bay available by appointment for individuals who:
-Have symptoms and are over 65
-Have symptoms and underlying health conditions
-Have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
Book an appointment below.
Please help protect our wastewater system, public health and environment during this time!
With consumers buying up products as alternatives to toilet paper, the City of Manhattan Beach and other wastewater providers around the country are bracing for potential major sewage blockages and possible overflows that could follow. Please help avoid problems here by heeding this warning now and share this message with friends and family. If it's not toilet paper, put it in the trash, not the toilet.
Practicing good hygiene and keeping surfaces clean is essential now more than ever. But if using baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, paper towels or anything that isn’t actual toilet paper, they must go directly into the trash when you’re done. Even if a product says ‘flushable’ on the label, don't do it.
Only toilet paper is designed to break down in the wastewater system. Wipes and other products clog pipes/pump, increase maintenance and can lead to sewer backups and other environmental and health concerns.
In addition residents are reminded of the following:
· Never pouring grease or oil directly into a sink
· Scraping food scraps from pots, pans and dishes into a garbage container before washing
· Wiping plates, cookware, and utensils down with a cloth or paper towel before washing
· Allowing liquid grease to cool and dispose of into the trash or an approved waste grease container
· Using a strainer in sinks to catch any food scraps that may end up down the drain
· Try to avoid using the garbage disposal. Ground up food particles can contribute to sewer blockages.
For additional information, please visit our website at https://www.citymb.info/departments/public-works/utilities-division/sewer-system