Updated: March 29, 2020 at 10:00 PM
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Culver City staff continue to receive updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and participate in planning regarding the novel (new) coronavirus. The virus has been named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes has been named coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19. On March 11, the COVID-19 outbreak was characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).
To learn the latest community information about COVID-19, including facility closures and event cancellations, please tap/click on the links below:
- 03/29/2020 - Citywide Coronavirus Update 1:16 PM (Disponible en Español)
- 03/28/2020 - Citywide Coronavirus Update 12:24 PM (Disponible en Español)
- 03/27/2020 - Citywide Coronavirus Update 5:34 PM (Disponible en Español)
- 03/26/2020 - Citywide Coronavirus Update 5:38 PM (Disponible en Español)
- 03/25/2020 - Citywide Coronavirus Update 6:18 PM (Disponible en Español)
- 03/24/2020 - Citywide Coronavirus Update 6:37 PM (Disponible en Español)
- 03/23/2020 - Citywide Coronavirus Update 7:05 PM (Disponible en Español)
- 03/22/2020 - Citywide Coronavirus Update 11:09 AM (Disponible en Español)
- 03/21/2020 - Citywide Coronavirus Update 11:51 AM (Disponible en Español)
- 03/20/2020 - Public Order - "Safer at Home" - New City Measures to Address COVID-19 2:59 PM (Disponible en Español)
Cancellations and Closures
- Cancellations and Closures
- Parks, Recreation and Community Services related Cancellations and Closures
Current Status of the Novel Coronavirus
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reports 2,136 confirmed cases in Los Angeles County.
- California Department of Public Health reports 4,643 confirmed cases in California.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 122,653 cases across 54 US jurisdictions.
Los Angeles County offers a map-based dashboards page with information regarding COVID-19. From park closures to confirmed cases of COVID-19, these tools and dashboards map Los Angeles County's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Key Points to Keep in Mind
- There is no shortage of food or home supplies.
- The City Manager issued a supplemental Public Order calling on residents of the City to stay in their residences and limit all activities outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary for essential tasks. Visit the "Safer at Home" Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
- When outside of your home, practice social distancing (i.e. keep at least six feet between yourself and people from other households).
- If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days or until 72 hours after being fever free, whichever is longer. Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick.
- Please consider checking on your older neighbors or those with underlying health conditions. There are ways to let people know you care while keeping a safe distance (e.g., a phone call, a text, a note under their door to make sure they have everything they need). Self-isolation doesn't need to mean loneliness. We are all in this together.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- More things you can do to prevent illness.
Waivers and Rule Changes to Assist Businesses
The City Order issued on March 20, 2020 includes the following provisions to assist businesses:
- Extension of the deadline for submission of Culver City business taxes approximately 60 days to June 1, 2020.
- Wavier of outdoor dining license fees
- Waiver of valet parking license fees
- In order to allow businesses to communicate they are open for pick-up and/or delivery of food, applicable CCMC restrictions related to outdoor business signage (including “sandwich board” signs and temporary banners) are suspended. All signs must be placed preferably on private property or in such a manner to allow for pedestrian access along the public right-of-way.
- Moratorium on commercial tenant evictions
- Deferment for the submission of Culver City business taxes until June 1, 2020
Are you prepared? Visit our Emergency Preparedness web page for information on how to prepare.
Have you signed up for Culver City Emergency Alerts?
The City of Culver City has a mass communication system to notify you of an emergency or disaster. If you live, work, go to school, or pass through Culver City, please sign up today. Sign up for Culver City Emergency Alerts to add your cell phone, email address and other information. If you live or have business in the City, your landline phone is already included.
For more information about emergency alerts, check out the Community Guide to Public Alerts and Warnings.
Public Health Updates
- Los Angeles Department of Public Health
- California Department of Public Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization
County and State Orders
- Temporary Closure of Beaches and Trails 03/27/2020
- Home Quarantine Health Officer Order 03/25/2020
- Home Isolation Health Officer Order 03/25/2020
- Safer at Home Revised Order for Control of COVID-19 03/21/2020
- Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19 03/19/2020
- Los Angeles County Health Officer Order for the Control of COVID-19 03/16/2020
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Temporary Prohibition of Group Events
and Gatherings, Required Social Distancing Measures, and Closure of Certain Businesses 03/16/2020
- Governor Newsom Takes Executive Action to Establish a Statewide Moratorium on Evictions 03/27/2020
- Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order on State Prisons and Juvenile Facilities in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak 03/24/2020
- Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Fight the COVID-19 Surge 03/21/2020
- Governor Newsom Signs Order to Protect Public Health by Expanding Vote-by-Mail Options and Extending Deadlines for Presidential Primary Canvass 03/20/2020
- Stay at home except for essential needs 03/19/2020
- Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Ongoing Safety Net Services for Most Vulnerable Californians During COVID-19 Outbreak 03/18/2020
- Governor Newsom Takes Emergency Actions & Authorizes $150 Million in Funding to Protect Homeless Californians from COVID-19 03/18/2020
- Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Suspend Standardized Testing for Students in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak 03/18/2020
- Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Allow Timely Delivery of Vital Goods During COVID-19 Outbreak 03/17/2020
- Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic 03/16/2020
- California Issues Directive to Fight COVID-19 03/16/2020
- Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Ensuring State Funding for Schools Even in Event of Physical Closure
- Governor Newsom Issues New Executive Order Further Enhancing State and Local Government’s Ability to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic 03/12/2020
Culver City Press Releases
- Culver City Responds to First Known Resident Death of COVID-19 03/23/2020
- Culver City Announces First Case of COVID-19 03/13/2020
- Culver City Responds to Coronavirus 03/11/2020
- Joint Statement from the Westside Cities of Beverly Hills, Culver City, Malibu, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood Regarding Current Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 03/04/2020
Resources: Where Do I find Help?
- LA County residents can call 2-1-1
- Culver City Coronavirus Hotline (310) 253-6890 (7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
- Culver City Parks, Recreation, and Community Services
- LA County Mental Health Resources - LACDMH’s 24/7 Access Line at (800) 854-7771 is available to provide mental health support, resources and referrals
- Financial Resources for County Residents
- LA County Department of Public Social Services
- Customers can apply for the following benefits online through the Your Benefits Now website or by calling the DPSS Customer Service Center at (866) 613-3777.
- CalFresh - Food benefit program for individuals and families
- General Relief - Cash assistance program for single adults
- CalWORKs - Cash assistance program for families
- CAPI - Cash assistance program for immigrants
- Medi-Cal - Health benefits for individuals and families
- In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) - in home provided care for persons with a disability
- LA County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs