March 12, 2020
Dear Beach Cities community,
As a local health resource in the community, Beach Cities Health District is taking a preventive approach in line with recommendations from public health officials to slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
To protect the health and well-being of our community, we are temporarily closing our Center for Health & Fitness and postponing or cancelling all BCHD public meetings and select events, volunteer trainings, classes and workshops until the end of April.
BCHD is following the guidance of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), which is recommending that members of vulnerable populations who are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19,
including older adults, pregnant women and people with underlying medical conditions or compromised immune systems,
practice social distancing immediately and avoid being in close contact with others who are ill.
In addition, the state’s public health officials updated policy on gatherings includes postponing non-essential gatherings of more than 250 people, while smaller events can proceed only if organizers can implement social distancing of six feet per person. Gatherings of individuals who are members of vulnerable populations (pregnant women, older adults and people with underlying medical conditions or compromised immune systems) should be limited to no more than 10 people, while also following social distancing guidelines.
We all have a role in the health of our community—everybody can be a leader and practice social distancing and good public health hygiene. Now is the time to support our community and support one another.
To continue to safely serve our community, we've decided to make changes to the below events and services. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as needed, and make updates to our website and social media channels. Staff will also be reaching out to affected groups and participants next week. We appreciate your patience.