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Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

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Last updated March 31, 2020 at 8:00 AM

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As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the City of Manhattan Beach will continue to provide updates. Information regarding the coronavirus is changing frequently.

Below are the frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19's impact on the City of Manhattan Beach and what the City is doing to help its residents.

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General Questions

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:

Is the City administering Coronavirus tests?
Does the City have information on specific coronavirus cases in city limits?
When will programs and events restart?
Does the City determine whether schools remain open?
Does the City have a health department?
What can I do to help?
I have been confirmed with COVID-19. I am stuck at home and need help. What can you do to help me?
I am unwell but have not been confirmed with COVID-19, what should I do? Will I have access to testing?
Are religious services allowed?
What if I want to host a relief event or gather donation goods to help people out? Can I assemble for that?
What is the status construction activity in the City?
Can I visit the pier, parks and other City facilities?
What does “safer at home” mean and how should that impact my behavior?
I heard that Dockweiler Beach RV Park is going to be a quarantine area. Is that true and what does it mean? Who will be quarantined there?

Strand, Bike Path, and Beach Closures

When will the beach, strand, or bike path reopen?
Can you open it for residents?
Are the beach parking lots, such as El Porto, Bruce’s Beach and the Pier open?
Why did the City close the Strand?
How will you reduce crowding on other popular streets like Ocean Drive now that the beach is closed?

Older Adults 

These questions are for individuals ages 55+ or who are caring for older/at-risk individuals. 
I need to obtain groceries, medicine, or (other items of necessity), but given the guidance to self-isolate because of the COVID-19/coronavirus, what do I do?
What services are available to help older adults?

Home Owner/Renter

I am being evicted, how will the City help me?
I won’t make my rent payment this month, how do I prevent my landlord from kicking me out?
My landlord says the rule does not apply to my eviction, is that true? It depends on whether your eviction is related to a demonstrated loss of income due to coronavirus. In order for the ordinance

Business Owners

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.
I am running low on available stock in a product we typically sell, and normally increase prices to adjust to demand. Can I do this without violating the new ordinance?
My business is going to be financially impacted by closure due to the emergency of COVID-19, what steps is the City taking to assist me? What can I do?
Do the eviction restrictions apply to commercial leases, too?
I saw a store increase the price of a product, how do we stop them?
My contractor has now increased my quote by XX% after the initial proposal. This seems crazy, how can I force them to stick to their near original price?
My motel/hotel rates just jumped XX%, and I can’t afford to stay in my motel/hotel anymore. How can you help me?
I see that there is increased flexibility in regard to signage for my business. What can I do now?
I am a _____ business. I believe I am essential to the community and must continue operating. Are you going to shut me down?

If you don't find the answer you're looking for below, please visit:

County of Los Angeles Public Health FAQ 

Center for Disease Control FAQ 

For questions on the implementation of the County’s Order and new City measures related to addressing COVID-19, please email the City's COVID-19 Task Force.