This page was last updated: 4/7/2020
The City of Avalon is aware of issues with the AT&T wireless cellular and data service beginning Wednesday March 25, 2020. For updates on this issue please visit the following link. Includes information from Catalina Broadband Solutions offering access to Catalina WiFi.
Informational Links and Resources
There is currently an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The virus was first detected in China and has now been detected across the globe, including in the United States. COVID-19 usually causes mild disease such as fever and cough, but can cause severe symptoms such as pneumonia and difficulty breathing. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6ft) or through respiratory droplets produced when someone coughs or sneezes.
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Statewide Safer at Home
- The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to follow the federal critical infrastructure sectors.
Essential services will remain open, such as: gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, convenience stores, food banks, farmers markets, take-out and delivery restaurants, banks and laundromats.
Essential State and Local government functions will remain open.
This order will require numerous business sectors to close, including: dine-in restaurants, bars, nightclubs, entertainment venues, gyms, convention centers, and public events and gatherings
View the revised Safer at Home order from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health affecting the County of Los Angeles, the unincorporated areas and cities. 03/21/2020
View information on the Shelter in Place from Supervisor Hahn: What You Need to Know About the "Safer At Home" Order. Linked from our Information & Messages from Community Partners page.
View the statement from Avalon Sheriff Station Captain John Hocking regarding working together to keep Catalina Island "Safer At Home" Linked from out Information & Messages from Community Partners page
Please click the links below for the following documents related to the Executive Order
-CA Governor's Executive Order
-Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19
-CA Governor's Letter Request for funding 3/19/2020
- To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including the coronavirus and flu, follow these important tips:
-Use Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 from the CDC
-Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers from the CDC
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitize.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
-Avoid close contact with people, practice Social Distancing.
-Observe the Safer At Home Executive Order
-Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
-Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
-Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional. See resources from CIMC
-Get vaccinated every year
-Wearing of masks in public is not recommended for Americans by the CDC nor by our local public heath department. Hand washing is considered the best protection from infectious disease.
-See the new What If I am Exposed FAQ from LA County Department of Public Heath
How You Can Be Prepared
- Residents should follow these important tips to help prepare to respond to this public health threat.
-Store a supply of food, beverages and water, including food for family pets. Ensure an adequate supply of prescribed and routine medications are on hand. Stockpiling supplies, or hoarding, is not recommended.
-Plan wasy to care for those who are at greater risk for serious complications and who will take care of sick family members. If you or someone you know is in need please visit Avalon Mutual Aid for resources.
-If you have family members with increased risk of getting seriously sick, check with your medical providers about symptoms and treatment.
-Create an emergency contact list of family and friends, teachers and employers.
-Have a plan for your child care, LBUSD has updates for during the school closure.
-Talk with your children, family, and friends about what to do if an outbreak occurs and what each person would need.
Planning now helps you act more effectively to protect you and your family if COVID-19 does spread locally. If you have individual questions, please talk to your health care provider.
Visit the Resources for Residents & Individuals page for more information.
Trail and Beach Closures on Catalina
- In accordance with the LA County Department of Public Health Order - 03-27-20 Beaches, Piers and Trails are closed for public access until further notice.
This includes all trails - including the Hour Trail, Trans-Catalina Trail, Wrigley Botanical Gardens, Horse Trail Path Loop, etc. - on Catalina Island Company and Catalina Island Conservancy' land, as they fall within Los Angles County, and are enforced by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Residents may still walk on sidewalks or on the side of the roadway - where there are no sidewalks available - provided they adhere to social distancing guidelines.
The Avalon Beaches and Green Pier are closed.
Visit the County FAQ page for more information about Shelter in Place as well as beach closures.
The County launched new dashboards to keep you informed about COVID-19. The 5 dashboards display:
Case counts and deaths
Parks and Recreation closures and service updates
LA County/City Elder Nutrition Program
Prohibits on All Non-Essential Travel
Property Tax - April 10
SCE Bill Relief
LA County Daily Update
Starting March 18, 2020 officials from the LA County Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Management, Office of Education, and Department of Health Services will hold a live virtual briefing to provide residents the latest update on COVID-19's spread in the County and what the County is doing to support those most impacted by this pandemic.
The livestream will start at 12:30 p.m. and can be watched on LA County's Facebook channel. (www.facebook.com/countyofla)
As we continue to combat the spread of COVID-19, County officials will hold these daily live updates at 12:30 p.m. every weekday for the foreseeable future. All are encouraged to tune in.
LA County information on Services to Immigrant Community
Immigrants in Los Angeles County, like all Angelenos, are worried about the coronavirus pandemic. Many are afraid that receiving public assistance will affect their immigration status. Immigrants, like everyone else, should seek the help they need, regardless of their immigration status.
Join usto learn about the wraparound services the County of Los Angeles has for immigrants and their families to help them get through these extreme times, including:
Assistance for impacted workers and small business owners
Public Charge: Who and what services are impacted
Testing and treatment doesn’t affect their immigration status
Wraparound services for unaccompanied minors and adult immigrants being released from detention center
Wednesday, April 1
Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, Chair Pro Tem
First District – County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors
Ricardo Garcia, Public Defender, County of Los Angeles
Rigo Reyes (MC), Executive Director, Office of Immigrant Affairs
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
Sebastian Sanchez, Attorney
Justice for Workers Program – Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Daniel Sharp, Chief, Office of Immigrant Affairs
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
Maggie Becerra, Deputy Director, Wage Enforcement Program
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
The County Channel, Channel 94 on most cable systems. Find your County Channel station here: http://bit.ly/CountyChannel
Facebook at facebook.com/LAC4Immigrants
Twitter at twitter.com/HildaSolis
Listen in Spanish by telephone, dial 877-873-8017 and OPTION: 222222#
Los Angeles County Joint Information Center - COVID-19
If you require special accommodations, please call (213) 952-9036.
COVID-19 County websites:
Media Accessibility for People with Disabilities & others with Access & Functional Needs
Federal Communication Commission rules under Section 255 of the Communications Act require telecommunications service providers to make their products and services accessible to people with disabilities, if such access is readily achievable. Where access is not readily achievable, service providers must make their devices and services compatible with peripheral devices and specialized customer premises equipment that are commonly used by people with disabilities, if such compatibility is readily available.
211 L.A. County
Los Angeles County residents, renters, and business owners, including persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, may call 211 L.A. County at any time for emergency preparedness information and other referral services. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
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April 2, 2020 CIMC video update
View the update at the CIMC site here.
You can also go on a hike, however many beaches and trails are closed, as well as overnight ca
mping is closed.
Visit the County of Los Angles FAQ for more information.
CITY OF AVALON UPDATES:
-View the April 1, 2020 Mayor update on the City of Avalon, Catalina Island and coronavirus