March 19, 2020 | Regular Edition
City News
Safer at Home
Los Angeles County
Emergency Order
In addition to the Safer at Home Order issued by Los Angeles County, the Governor has also issued a stay at home order for all Californian’s.

As stated in the LA County "Safer at Home" Order, the purpose of the Order is to further restrict and limit the gathering of people and require the closure of malls, shopping centers, children’s playgrounds, and non-essential retail businesses in an effort to stem or slow the spread of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. The Order prohibits all indoor public and private gatherings and all outdoor public and private events within a confined space, where at least 10 people are expected to be in attendance at the same time.

For all gatherings that are not prohibited and for Essential Businesses, should follow the following precautions:
  • Practice social distancing of six feet.
  • Provide access to hand washing facilities with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
  • Post a sign instructing the public not to attend if they are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, including fever or cough.
  • Adhere to recommendations provided by LA County Department of Public Health.

The Order does not prohibit any individual or family from outdoor activities such as hiking, walking, shopping at Essential Businesses, so long as all persons practice social distancing.

The Health Officer has ordered the immediate closure of the following types of properties and businesses:

Non-Essential Retail Businesses
  • Indoor Malls and Indoor Shopping Centers, including all stores, regardless whether they are Essential or Non-Essential Retail Businesses.
  • Indoor or Outdoor playgrounds.

For a complete list of Essential Businesses, please see pages 3-5 of the Order by clicking the "Los Angeles County Safer at Home Order" link below. A short list is as follows:
  • Grocery Stores
  • Food cultivation
  • Businesses that provide food, shelter, social services
  • Media services
  • Gas stations, auto supply, auto repair, car dealerships
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Hardware stores, nurseries, and building supplies
  • Service providers who provide services to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation to properties, such as plumbers, electricians, etc.
  • Businesses providing mailing and shipping services.
  • Laundromats
  • Restaurants that prepare food for delivery, drive thru or carry out.
City's Response
to COVID-19
As part of the City of La Habra Heights' continued efforts to promote public safety and continue service, the City would like to ensure that residents will continue to be informed while staff discovers ways of assisting the most vulnerable populations in our community. 

La Habra Heights encourages all citizens to check-in on neighbors. We especially encourage elderly residents who are unable to leave their homes for necessary food, supplies, and medications to call City Hall. City staff is here to assist our residents. If you have questions, know someone who may need assistance or would like additional information regarding City operations, call City Hall at (562) 694 - 6302. 

The phones are staffed during normal business hours, Monday – Thursdays from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM. After business hours, residents can leave a message and a staff member will return your call as soon as possible.
Traffic Calming Surve y
Due to recent COVID-19 State and Local Orders which have led to low traffic on Hacienda Road, the Traffic Calming Study has been postponed until further notice.

Despite this postponement, La Habra Heights staff would still like to hear residents' input by filling out Traffic Calming Input Surveys regarding future improvements and plans along Hacienda Road.

If you have not yet filled out a Traffic Calming Input Survey to provide feedback, please click the link below to access the survey and email to City Hall is currently closed to the public, however City staff is still available to answer questions. For additional questions, please contact City Hall at (562) 694 - 6302.
Census 2020
It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a Census taker. Below are detailed instructions for responding to Census 2020: 

  1. Online: The online response form can be accessed at
  2. Phone: The census questionnaire can be completed by phone in English at (844) 330-2020 or in 12 other languages
  3. Mail: Approximately 20% of households will receive a paper questionnaire along with an invitation to respond online.

Every household in Los Angeles should receive an invitation by April 1, 2020.

For sample USCB planned mailings visit 2020 Census Mailings
Other News
Grocery Store Hours
North Orange County School Districts Closed
Cancelled Events and Closed Facilities
Due to COVID-19 concerns, all HHW events have been cancelled for the next 30 days. The City of Los Angeles S.A.F.E Centers are remaining open, until further notice, please click the link below to find locations, times, and accurate information about operations during the COVID -19 emergency.
The Habitat Preservation Authority has carefully evaluated all upcoming events and gatherings and will postpone public programs until a time when the concern for community spread has subsided. This includes postponement of Earth Day events, hikes and educational programs.
Utility Services
Response to COVID-19
The City has not received a response from Southern California Edison in regards to the rate increase Public Hearings for scheduled for April 2020. The City will update residents as information is received.
Red Cross: Blood Donations
Public Safety
Trusted Sources
Always check with trusted sources for the latest and most accurate information about COVID - 19 ( Coronavirus ).

There are unscrupulous persons out there who are taking advantage of the Coronavirus nationwide circumstances. Please prepare and protect yourself and your family, but do not panic. The Department is aware there are a few scams out there, please read the information below to avoid becoming a victim. At this time, our Department is not aware of any local cases. We are, however, monitoring COVID-19 and making sure the public is aware of these scams. 

  • DO NOT click on phishing emails, links, or attachments you do not recognize; hackers maybe be able to access your personal information if you click, open, or log in to a fake page. You may receive emails from fraudulent accounts impersonating official websites or Doctors. For example, an email will come from @CDC-GOV.ORG vs. the official email sender of @CDC.GOV. Make sure you hover over the link to verify the URL & domain name (Uniform Resource Locator).  

  • IGNORE fraudulent online offers claiming they are selling COVID-19 knockoff products, cures or treatments. At this time, per CDC, there is no vaccine for Coronavirus. There are scammers claiming they are selling the N95 respirator face masks vs. regular surgical masks, or hand sanitizer that is 60% alcohol. Please purchase from businesses you trust.

  • BE AWARE of fraudulent fundraising campaigns or donation requests for cash, gift cards, and credit cards. There are scammers seeking contributions via emails or going door to door. At this time, CDC is not sending persons door to door for cash or soliciting donations through bitcoin or PayPal.

To get information, resources, and updates from official Departments, please visit or For local Los Angeles County information please visit the local webpage at . If you believe you have been scammed, contact your bank and/or credit card company immediately and report it to your local law enforcement. If you think there is a situation where a business may be charging excessively, please file a complaint through or call (800) 952-5225.

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City of La Habra Heights
1245 North Hacienda Road
La Habra Heights, CA 90631
(562) 694-6302