Updated: April 27, 2021
CDC UPDATES MASK GUIDANCE FOR FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE
On April 27th, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its mask guidance for fully vaccinated individuals. Because the risk for transmission of COVID-19 is lower outside than inside, if you are fully vaccinated there are several outdoor activities you can resume without wearing a mask, such as walking/running/biking with other members of your household or attending small outdoor gatherings with other fully vaccinated individuals. For indoor events, the risk of COVID-19 transmission is higher and the continued use of face masks is considered to be safer. For more information and guidance, please visit the CDC's website at https://bit.ly/3sQOE2M.
PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS PLACE ORANGE COUNTY IN THE "ORANGE TIER"
Pursuant to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, the California Department of Public Health has placed Orange County into the "Orange Tier," which means the COVID-19 rate of transmission is "moderate" and some indoor business operations can open, subject to modification. Conditions may change rapidly and businesses and patrons are advised to visit the Blueprint for a Safer Economy link above on a regular basis to stay informed on current state requirements. To learn more about the latest efforts by the State of California to address COVID-19, please visit their website HERE.
COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION
Vaccination is an important tool in the effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective April 15, 2021, all California residents, ages 16 and over, are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. The Orange County Health Agency is scheduling vaccine appointments and requests the public's patience as vaccinations occur. For more information on the County's vaccination efforts, please call 714-834-2000 or click HERE.
LA HABRA CITY HALL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
La Habra City Hall is open and the public is welcome to visit to conduct business matters, such as paying a water bill, apply for a business permit, or secure a building permit.
All staff and visitors to City Hall are required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing whenever inside City Hall. In the event patrons wish prefer to conduct business remotely, staff is also available by phone, email, or appointment.
City parks remain open for passive use, subject to applicable state guidance, on the use of face masks and adherence to social distancing protocols. For more information, please call 562-383-4010. We apologize for the inconvenience.
CITY OF LA HABRA EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The City of La Habra's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) (Spanish version click HERE) will provide emergency rental assistance grants to income-eligible individuals and families residing in La Habra who have been economically impacted through job loss, furlough, or reduction in work hours as a direct result of COVID-19. Emergency grants are rental payments made to a landlord/property management company on behalf of an income-eligible applicant for a maximum of three (3) consecutive months in order for the applicant to maintain housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications (English version click HERE, Spanish version click HERE) may be submitted by mail or in person by visiting the City of La Habra Community Development Department at La Habra City Hall (110 East La Habra Boulevard, La Habra, CA 90631).
As noted in the ERAP Guidelines (English version click HERE, Spanish version click HERE), the City of La Habra recommends all applications be delivered in person to ensure delivery. Hand delivered applications may be submitted Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in a sealed envelope. The submission of an application DOES NOT guarantee award of a grant to the applicant. At the conclusion of the application period, the City will hold a lottery to randomly order and preliminarily select the individuals and families that are eligible for the award of an ERAP grant. Once selected, the City will conduct a review of the application to confirm eligibility and request any additional documentation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to thoroughly review the ERAP guidelines to ensure their application includes all necessary documents and failure to provide all requested documents may result in an applicant's ineligibility. Applicants are encouraged to contact the City of La Habra Housing Division at 562-383-4108 before they submit their application.
Successful applicants will be contacted by the City once the application submission period has concluded. In the event the number of eligible applicants does not exceed the total funding available for the program, the City will continue to operate the program on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please direct all ERAP questions to the City of La Habra Housing Division at 562-383-4108.
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF FACE COVERINGS
In light of guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health regarding the use of face coverings (dated November 16, 2020), people in California must wear face coverings when they are outside the home, except for limited exceptions.
As a result, the City of La Habra will require staff and visitors to wear a face mask in public areas within City buildings and adhere to all social distancing protocols. This requirement will remain in effect until further notice and we request your cooperation in this matter.
To see an update (dated June 24, 2020) on the State of California’s COVID-19 "Pandemic Resilience Roadmap," please click HERE.
LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS NEWS AND NOTES
Stay informed about what’s happening in your local school districts and how they’re responding to COVID-19 by visiting school district websites at:
Fullerton Joint Union High School District: https://www.fjuhsd.org/
La Habra City School District: https://www.lahabraschools.org/
Lowell Joint School District: https://www.ljsd.org/
COVID-19 CASE REPORTS
In accordance with guidance from the Orange County Health Care Agency, all employees at essential businesses are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering while at work, as are all residents engaged in essential activities outside the home. For more information on the County’s guidance, please click HERE.
- Business License Information: 562-383-4065
- Water Billing and Payments: 562-383-4070
- Community Development: 562-383-4100
- Building Inspections: 562-383-4122
- Code Enforcement: 562-383-4143
- Community Services: 562-383-4200
- Senior Lunch Program: 562-383-4200
- Public Works Department: 562-383-4170
- Police Department: 562-383-4300
As always, in the event of an emergency please call 9-1-1.
FOR TIPS ON WHERE TO FIND HELP OR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO COPE WITH COVID-19 CAN BE FOUND HERE
HOW IS THE CITY OF LA HABRA RESPONDING?
Subject to further guidance from State of California or the Orange County Health Care Agency, the City of La Habra has cancelled or postponed all public and private events at City-owned facilities. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but appreciate your understanding and support. We will continue to provide new information as it becomes available.
City of La Habra Senior Programs
Senior Cafe meals that are typically served Mon-Fri at the Community Center are now provided as a take-home/delivery service. Seniors that are registered in the Meals on Wheels congregate meal program are eligible to receive frozen meals. The City prefers to deliver meals to registered participants, but pick-up is allowed.
Frozen meals will be delivered once a week on Tuesday. Deliveries typically will occur between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. For more information, please call 562-383-4200.
The Senior Shuttle will remain in operation.
Some City facilities, such as City Hall, are open to the public. Residents and business-owners who prefer not to meet face-to-face to conduct business are encouraged to contact us via one of the following methods:
- Water bill payments: online or call 562-383-4070
- Business license payments: online or call 562-383-4065
- Public records requests: via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 562-383-4030
- All other requests: call 562-383-4010
The City’s Public Works Yard is closed to the public; however, visitors may instead call or email staff for assistance. As always, in the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
The City will reassess the closure of facilities and cancellation/postponement of events and programs as the situation progresses. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but appreciate the public’s understanding and support. Please call us at 562-383-4010 or visit this page for updated information.
SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN CITY FEES AND REGULATIONS
PARKING ENFORCEMENT - Overnight Parking enforcement has resumed as of January 3, 2021. Street Sweeping will resume effective April 12, 2021.
If you would like more information about the City’s street sweeping schedule, including specific information for your street, please visit the City’s website at www.lahabraca.gov/197/Sweeping-Schedule, or contact the La Habra Police Department at 562-383-4344.
WATER UTILITY PAYMENTS AND SHUTOFFS - While the City's emergency COVID-19 operational policies remain in effect, the City of La Habra will temporarily suspend water utility customer shut-offs for nonpayment and waive all late payment fees. However, unpaid bills must be brought current once the emergency declaration has been terminated. For more information, please call the Finance Department at 562-383-4050.
The City of La Habra has temporarily suspended late payment fees for business license renewals. The suspension will remain in effect for the term of the City’s COVID-19 emergency declaration; however, unpaid fees must be brought current once the emergency declaration has been terminated. For more information, please call the Finance Department at 562-383-4050.
The City of La Habra has temporarily suspended banner permit requirements, fees, and enforcement of regulations related to temporary signage for local businesses and non-profits. For more information, please call the Community Development Department at 562-383-4100.
BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
The U.S. Small Business Administration has a variety of economic development tools intended to aid businesses that have been affected by COVID-19, including loan programs. For more information, please click here or visit www.sba.gov.
To learn more about programs administered by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and the latest news on how EDD is helping Californians affected by COVID-19, including information on unemployment insurance, please visit their page HERE.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Orange County Health Agency (OC Health) both provide regular situation reports on COVID-19 and efforts to address the situation at both the federal and local level, as well as helpful information on the disease, tips on how to prevent its spread, a description of symptoms, and answers to frequently asked questions. To learn more, please visit: