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COVID-19 Updates in Huntington Beach 

Keeping Huntington Beach safe and informed. 

During this unprecedented time, our hearts go out to all individuals around the world being impacted both directly and indirectly by COVID-19. The health and safety of both visitors and Huntington Beach residents is our number one priority. 

Please meet Sophia & Amelia as they talk about their personal responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Sophia is missing her senior year at Huntington Beach High School and Amelia is a Marina High School graduate and is a Freshman at the University of Oregon where her spring semester in classes were cancelled, she’s now home taking classes online.

PRESS RELEASES FROM THE CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH

We are One HB. A message from Mayor Semeta along with Fire Chief Scott Haberle, Police Chief Rob Handy, City Attorney Michael Gates, and Battalion Chief Eric McCoy.

What can you do to protect yourself?

  • Washing hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.

  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoiding Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.

  • Call Ahead: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19 or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread, call your healthcare provider or local public health department first before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.

Who is at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19?

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults (ages 65 and higher)

  • Family members who are currently in skilled nursing facilities

  • People who have serious, chronic medical conditions

    • Heart Disease

    • Diabetes

    • Lung Disease 

    • Compromised immune systems 

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What do we know about COVID-19?

  • Causes mild to moderate respiratory illness and has flu-like symptoms such as fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath.

  • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause cold-like illnesses in people. Others cause illness in certain types of animals, such as cattle, camels, and bats. Rarely this family of viruses can spread to people.

  • Most likely originated in an animal and spread to people. Investigations are ongoing to better understand this virus.

  • First identified when it caused an outbreak of respiratory illness in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in 2019.

Postponed Events in Huntington Beach

The following events in the City of Huntington Beach have been postponed. The City is actively working with event promoters to hold these events in the future.