La Habra Heights, CA — The City of La Habra Heights continues to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic while following and implementing guidelines from the State of California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and staff is responding with the safety and well-being of the community as a priority.
Due to the continued rapid spread of COVID-19 and the need to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health issued the Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19. This Order prohibits all public and private group events and gatherings from March 21, 2020 to April 19, 2020. All persons are to remain in their homes or place of residence except for travel to and from essential businesses, to work at or provide service to a healthcare operation, to engage in essential activities, or to participate in an individual or family outdoor activity, while practicing social distancing (keeping at least 6 feet away from others).
The City of La Habra Heights is extending the closure of City facilities from March 31, 2020 to April 19, 2020 to follow the directive from the Los Angeles County Safer at Home Order. The closure of City facilities will be reevaluated as new directives are given at the federal, state and regional level, and this date may be extended or modified to protect the community’s health.
“To continue keeping our community safe, the City is extending its closure to mirror the LA County Order. The City thanks all residents who have reduced the spread of the virus by staying at home. We also extend our appreciation to the healthcare professionals and first responders who are on the front lines during this national pandemic. For the health and safety of our community, we ask all residents to continue following the directives set forth by our local, regional, State and federal partners,” said Mayor Brian Bergman.
City Hall will remain closed to the public with City staff continuing to provide services over the phone or via internet during this time. Fire and Sheriff services will continue normal operations. All scheduled public meetings, including City Council, Planning Commission, Roads Advisory Committee, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee, and Investment Advisory Committee, have been cancelled for the month of April. If a special meeting is necessary, it will be scheduled and posted as required by the Brown Act. All facility rentals have been cancelled, and park restrooms and playgrounds are closed. Although, the County Order directs the closure of playgrounds, The Park remains open for personal use. To avoid the need for a complete park closure, park visitors are encouraged to refrain from congregating and to comply with social distancing guidelines.