Updated: March 27th, 2020
NEW - Beginning Friday, March 27th, the County of Orange will post reported COVID-19 cases by city on a daily basis to 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, effective immediately and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on March 31st, 2020, all City of La Habra municipal buildings will be closed to the public including La Habra City Hall. 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 will remain open; however, it is strongly recommended that the public abide by OC Health directives limiting exposure to the virus.
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?
Subject to further guidance from CDPH, effective March 12th, 2020, 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 April 13, 2020.
La Habra "Egg Night" (April 10th)
La Habra "Eggstravaganza" (April 11th)
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services have been suspended until further notice.
The Reagan Library trip scheduled for March 21st, 2020, and the San Diego Safari Park Trip scheduled for April 11th, 2020, have been cancelled. Full refunds will be provided.
La Habra Earth Day/Arbor Day (April 25th).
The La Habra Children’s Museum will be closed beginning March 16th, 2020, 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
The Senior Congregate Lunch Cafe program will remain open until March 18th, 2020. Beginning March 19th, 2020, the program will distribute frozen meals to participants. More details will be made available.
The Senior Shuttle will remain in operation.
Due to temporary closure to the public of City Hall and other key City facilities, residents and business-owners are encouraged to limit visits to City facilities if possible, and 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 (email@example.com) 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 PARKING ENFORCEMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS
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 through April 30, 2020, at which time the City will evaluate whether or not it should be continued. For more information, please contact the La Habra Police Department at 562-383-4344,
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.
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: