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. Visit Huntington Beach strongly advises if you are in a public space, wear a face mask, stay a surfboard distance (6’ or more) apart, and do not walk in groups except with family.

Huntington Beaches remain open, beach parking lots are open, Huntington Beach oceanfront hotels remain open, and restaurants and retail stores are open. Click here for the City of Huntington Beach Reopening information.

Please click here for all the current updated information from the City of Huntington Beach about COVID-19. 

Beaches Resources

Beaches are open for active recreational use during normal beach hours (5a.m. to 10 p.m.), 7 days a week. Active recreational use includes walking, running, hiking, bicycle riding, swimming, surfing, bodysurfing, boogie boarding, kite surfing, paddle boarding, skim boarding, kayaking, and other similar ocean activities such as fishing. Beaches and the ocean will be closed to passive games, loitering, sunbathing, and gatherings of people. Beach parking lots are open at 50% occupancy. The Huntington Harbour remains open for all normally allowed water activities. 

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Huntington Beach Will Close City Beaches, Huntington Harbour Beaches, Sunset Beach, And The Pier on July 4-5


Beach and Pier Closures - 4th of July Weekend 


Huntington Beach To Increase Public Outreach and Patrols To Protect Public Health and Safety Over the July 4th Weekend


Updated 4th of July Information 


Recent Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings


Passive Beach Use Starts Today


Reinstatement of Modified Junior Lifeguard Program for Summer 2020


Street Sweeping Starting June 22


Huntington Beach Modifies 4th of July Celebration to Safely Continue Long-Standing Traditions 


Cancellation of the 2020 Huntington Beach City Junior Lifeguard Program 


Reminder: May 29th HB Hosts First Virtual Town Hall Meeting To Support Small Businesses Towards Recovery 


Beach Parking Pass Renewal/Purchase


Flush Plumbing When Returning to Closed Buildings


Huntington Beach. Hosts First Virtual Town Hall Meeting To Support Small Businesses Towards Recovery


Orange County Moves Into Stage 2 Reopening Of The Local Economy 


Orange County Seeks State Approval to Reopen Our Local Economy


Temporary Tennis/Pickleball Court Guidelines


Annual 4th of July Run and Pier Festival Cancelled as City Explores Non-Traditional 4th of July Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic


In a Coordinated Regional Effort, Beach Access and Parking Being Restored


$5,000 Micro Grants Available to Orange County Small Businesses


State Announces Move To An Early Phase Stage 2 Reopening Starting May 8 


Surf City Beaches Reopened Today For Active Recreation


Huntington Beach Set to Challenge the Governor's Order to Close All Orange County Beaches


Governor's Beach Closures in Orange County 


Updated Guidance for Golf Course Operations 


Thank You For Continuing to Social Distance Huntington Beach 


Orange County Launches COVID-19 Testing Network; Issues Guidance on Face Coverings


COVID-19 Case Counts from Skilled Nursing Facilities in Huntington Beach 


Senior Center Served Over 3,000 Meals Last Week


City Closes All Metered Parking Along Pacific Coast Highway and All Beaches in Huntington Harbour 


City Closes Beachside Metered Parking Along PCH & Orange County Recommends the Use of Face Coverings to Slow the Spread of COVID-19


Updated Guidance on Face Coverings from Orange County Operational Area Emergency Operations Center


All Grass Areas Along City Beaches Are Closed to the Public Due to COVID-19


"OneHB Connects" Assisting Huntington Beach Adults and At-Risk Individuals 


Important Notice Regarding Republic Services


Webinar for Senior Fraud Prevention to Help at Risk Senior Residents and Patients 


Huntington Beach City Council Approves Temporary Financial Relief Programs to Respond to COVID-19


Temporary Junior Lifeguard Program Registration Suspension 


Huntington Beach Will Close All City Beach Parking Lots as Added Precaution to Prevent Spread of COVID-19


Huntington Beach Pier and Other Active Recreational Amenities Set to Close


Critical Importance of Social Distancing at Beaches, Parks, and Outdoor Spaces in the City of Huntington Beach 


Governor Issues Stay-at-Home Order for All Californians to Slow the Spread of COVID-19


Huntington Beach Closes All City Facilities through March 31, 2020


Protect yourself by...

  • 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 

Open Businesses

Huntington Beach Oceanfront Resorts remain open expect for The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. Downtown Huntington Beach parking structures remain open. 

Businesses Open
Huntington Beach Businesses Open During Stay-At-Home Order.
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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 or cancelled. The City is actively working with event promoters to hold these events in the future.


  • May 16 - Kowabunga Van Show

  • May 16 - Great Strides Walk 

  • May 16 - Wiener Dog Festival 

  • May 17 - Golden Bear Experience

  • May 31 - 31 - Surfin' Sundays

  • June 13 - Pier Swim