City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | COVID-19 Edition 2
Please stay informed by visiting www.cityofsignalhill.org/coronavirus for up-to-date news and facts on COVID-19. We are constantly updating this page. Please also follow the City’s Facebook page @CityofSignalHill for real-time updates. We are using #COVID19SignalHill. You can also call 2-1-1 for information directly from the L.A. County Department of Public Health.
Safer at Home Orders Continue
The City of Signal Hill is served by the L.A. County Department of Public Health and must abide by all directives issued by County Public Health and State Public Health officials. Until further notice, you should continue to stay home as much as possible, and only leave home for essential activities. If you do need to go out, you must practice social distancing. Please review Social Distancing Guidance from County Public Health.

For additional clarification on the "Safer at Home" and "Stay Home" orders:


Please Stay Six Feet Apart
All publicly-accessible trails located within the City of Signal Hill are now closed, including those owned and managed by HOAs. This is in response to the County Health Officer order issued on March 27 closing trails, beaches, piers, beach access points, and more.

The Signal Hill Dog Park is closed. All other parks remain open at this time, however, the playground equipment and outdoor exercise equipment are closed. Congregating, crowding, and failure to follow social distancing guidance in our public spaces is prohibited. If you are unable to create a physical distance of six feet between yourself and others in a park, sidewalk, or other public area, we kindly ask you to leave the area.

We realize how important these recreational amenities are to our community, especially during this unprecedented time. However, it is even more important that we support efforts to enforce social/physical distancing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Helpful Resources
We know things might be tough right now, and you may not know where to turn for help. We've posted a comprehensive list of resources for residents, business owners, workers, families, and individuals. Please visit cityofsignalhill.org/covid19resources .

On March 27, California issued a statewide moratorium on residential evictions for renters who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19 related economic hardships. The moratorium is valid through May 31, 2020.​ Additionally, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, US Bank, Wells Fargo, and nearly 200 state-chartered banks, credit unions, and servicers have committed to providing relief for consumers and homeowners in California. Learn more about financial assistance from the state of California.

Call 2-1-1 L.A. County at any time for emergency preparedness information and other referral services. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24/7.
Many local grocery stores are adjusting their hours to allow for restocking and sanitizing. Some are also offering special hours for seniors only. We've compiled a list of all local stores and their hours for your convenience. (PDF)

The Community Services Department is now offering free weekly grocery delivery for low-income seniors in Signal Hill through the Brown Bag Distribution Program. Learn more.

The Long Beach Unified School District is providing meals to students at various schools, including Signal Hill Elementary, Monday - Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Learn more on LBUSD’s COVID-19 page.
How Can I Help?
The most important way to help is to stay home as much as possible and only leave home for essential activities. The more we collectively adhere to social and physical distancing guidelines, the slower the virus will spread. This will save lives, protect vulnerable populations, and prevent a major overload of our health care system.

California is asking qualified health care providers and students to step up and join its California Health Corps. If you’re a retired provider, a nursing or medical student, a dentist, a mental health care provider, etc., you have the opportunity to help relieve the pressure on our health care system by providing care for non-COVID-19 cases. You will be compensated. Learn more and sign up at healthcorps.ca.gov

The Signal Hill Community Foundation is seeking donations to its Signal Hill COVID-19 Relief Fund that will support community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus response in Signal Hill. Donations will support approved 501(C)3 nonprofit, educational, volunteer and governmental organizations working on these efforts. Learn more.

The American Red Cross is calling on all healthy and eligible adults to donate blood to ensure a stable blood supply during this pandemic. It is perfectly safe to donate blood right now. However, you must make an appointment to donate.

Medical-grade masks and other personal protective equipment are desperately needed right now to protect our health care workers. If you own a business that uses medical-grade masks or other personal protective equipment, consider donating them. Donors and any vendors interested in providing supplies should visit doingbusiness.lacounty.gov.

Support our local restaurants. Many restaurants are still open for take-out, drive-thru, and delivery services, which are safe as long as social distancing measures are followed. We've listed all Signal Hill restaurants, their hours, and services at   cityofsignalhill.org/restaurants .

Please take a few minutes to respond to the Census while you're physically distancing. Responding now will minimize the need for the Census Bureau to send census takers out into communities to follow up. We encourage you to respond online. However, you can also respond by phone, or by mail. Visit 2020census.gov to learn more. Please note that census takers will not be out in the field until at least April 15, 2020.
Previously-Mentioned Closures and Cancellations
City Hall, the City Yard, and the Signal Hill Public Library are closed to the public until further notice . However, please be assured that City staff are still available and here to serve you. There are several ways to continue to work with us. Learn more on our website .

The City of Signal Hill is canceling non-essential programs and events scheduled to occur through the month of April. Learn more on our website .

City Council meetings will continue to take place as planned. However, for everyone's safety, we strongly encourage the public to use alternate means to participate. Learn more on our website .

The Signal Hill Police Department is committed to public safety and is fully operational. However, we encourage you to conduct non-essential business with the Police Department via phone or email, in lieu of an in-person visit to the police station. Call 562-989-7200 or email watchcommander@signalhillpd.org .

We are suspending street sweeping parking enforcement/ticketing through at least April 19. 
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Signal Hill City Hall
2175 Cherry Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Hours (Phone/Email Only)
Mon.-Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
562-989-7300
Signal Hill City Council
Mayor:
Robert D. Copeland

Vice Mayor:
Tina L. Hansen

Council Members:
Keir Jones
Edward H.J. Wilson
Lori Y. Woods