COVID-19 Information

Updated:  April 8th, 2020

The County of Orange will post reported COVID-19 on a city-by-city basis each day on the Orange County Health Care Agency website at www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus.  

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-33-20 (March 19, 2020) and the amended announcement (March 18, 2020) issued by the Orange County Health Agency, until further notice, all City of La Habra municipal buildings are closed to the public, including La Habra City Hall, the La Habra Community Center, and the lobby of the La Habra Police Station.  This closure period may change based on future guidance or directives provided by Federal, State and County agencies.  To read answers to FAQs regarding the County order, please click HERE

While City buildings will be closed to the public, parks remain open; however, visitors are required to abide by OC Health directives limiting exposure to the virus.  This includes social distancing.  

Although City buildings will be closed to the public, all essential services necessary to ensure the continuing operation of local government will continue.  City staff will still report to work; however, the public is asked to conduct business with the City by phone, email or online at the City’s website.  The following is a list of phone numbers to contact City staff regarding:

  • 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.


HOW IS THE CITY OF LA HABRA RESPONDING?

Public Events

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 through the end of April.  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.  

Upcoming public events, programs, and classes that have been cancelled or suspended include the following:

All adult and youth recreation classes have been cancelled until further notice.  Class fees will be either fully/partially refunded to participants based on the number of classes that have already been conducted.

All senior Health & Wellness/Exercise, Creative Arts, Senior Movie Days, Bingo, and Mature Driver classes have been cancelled until further notice.

La Habra "Egg Night" (April 10th)

La Habra "Eggstravaganza" (April 11th)

The San Diego Safari Park Trip scheduled for April 11th, 2020, has been cancelled.  Full refunds will be provided.

La Habra Earth Day/Arbor Day (April 25th).

La Habra Citrus Fair (May 1st - 3rd).  For more information on cancellation of the Citrus Fair, please contact the La Habra Chamber of Commerce at 562-697-1704.

The La Habra Children’s Museum is closed until further notice.

Public events that have been postponed include:

La Habra Volunteer Reception (April 23rd) - Postponed to a date uncertain.

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.

City Facilities

Due to temporary closure to the public of City Hall and other key City facilities, residents and business-owners should instead call or email staff for assistance using 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 (cc@lahabraca.gov) or call 562-383-4030

- All other requests:  call 562-383-4010

The City’s Public Works Yard and the La Habra Police Station are closed to the public; however, visitors are encouraged to limit visits and 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 the 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 - Because many La Habra residents will be working from home for the next few weeks, the City of La Habra has temporarily suspended enforcement and issuance of tickets for violations of unpermitted overnight parking, as well as street sweeping parking violations.  This suspension will remain in effect until further notice.  For more information, please contact the La Habra Police Department at 562-383-4344.

NEW - WATER UTILITY PAYMENTS AND SHUTOFFS - During the term of the emergency declaration, 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.

NEW - 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.

NEW - 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.

NEW - GOVERNOR NEWSOM ISSUES TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RENTAL EVICTIONS

On March 27, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-37-20, which bans the enforcement of residential evictions throughout the state for renters affected by COVID-19.  This temporary action is in place through May 31, 2020. 

The Governor’s order prohibits landlords from:

  • Evicting tenants for nonpayment; and
  • Prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. 

The order also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more than seven days after their rent comes due, that the tenant cannot pay all or part of their rent due to the impacts from the COVID-19 virus for one of the following reasons:

  • He/she was unavailable to work due to illness with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or caring for a household or family member who was sick with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19;
  • He/she was laid-off, had a loss of work hours, or other income reduction resulting from COVID-19; or
  • He/she had to miss work to care for a child whose school was closed in response to COVID-19.

The Governor’s order does not relieve a tenant of his/her obligation to repay full rent in a timely manner and tenants could still face eviction after the enforcement moratorium is lifted, but it does provide a sense of security for tenants who fear they may lose their home due to the State’s direction to remain at home during the COVID-19 crisis.

Please contact the City’s Housing and Economic Development Division at (562) 383-4108 if you have questions about how the Governor’s order may affect you.

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.  

La Habra restaurants OPEN for delivery and take-out (list updated March 30th, 2020).  This list of restaurants is evolving, so in the event it contains incorrect information or a particular restaurant is missing from the list, please provide corrections to the Community Development Department at 562-383-4100.

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:

www.cdc.gov 

www.cdph.ca.gov

www.ochealthinfo.com