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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.

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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.

Click here for Los Angeles County Public Health Number Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

Click here for information from the State of California regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 responses 

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Statewide Safer at Home

Preventing Illness

  • 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
    Emergency proclamations 
    Parks and Recreation closures and service updates
    School closures
    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

    WHEN:

    Wednesday, April 1
    2:30 p.m.

    SPEAKERS:

    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

    WATCH LIVE:

    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#

    Media Contact:

    Los Angeles County Joint Information Center - COVID-19
    pio@ceooem.lacounty.gov
    (424) 241-3775

     

    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. 

 

Safer At Home

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

 

-View the March 19, 2020 Special City Council meeting reviewing the budget projections and shortfalls due to COVID-19

 

-View the March 17th presentation by the Catalina Island Medical Center about the Coronavirus:


To view this video you can also click here

High Touch

 

Informational Links and Resources

UPDATED CITY OPERATIONS          FACEBOOK
INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19
RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES
RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS & INDIVIDUALS
INFORMATION & MESSAGES FROM COMMUNITY PARTNERS
CITY OF AVALON STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
ARCHIVED COVID-19 CITY COMMUNICATION

City of Avalon letter regarding coronavirus 03/09/2020