City of Culver City issues “Safer at Home” Order stopping non-essential activities outside of residences in response to COVID-19
In coordination with the City and County of Los Angeles, the City Manager of the City of Culver City issued a supplemental Public Order today calling on residents of the City of Culver City to stay in their residences and limit all activities outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary for essential tasks. On those occasions when residents are out of their home for necessary tasks, they should stay at least six feet away from others. The purpose of the order is to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The order, which went into effect at 11:59 PM Friday night, March 20, 2020, asks residents to leave their homes only when necessary. It will remain in place until further notice. Residents can leave their homes for critical tasks such as visiting grocery stores, pharmacies or doctors or for outdoor exercise. Food delivery and pick-up will remain available. All residents are permitted to continue to care for children, elder adults, family, friends and people with disabilities. Non-essential businesses, including clothing and some other retail stores, are ordered to “cease operations that require in-person attendance by workers at a workplace.” Once the order takes effect at 11:59 PM tonight, it will be in place until April 19, 2020 and is subject to extension. It mirrors the City of Los Angeles’s “Safer at Home” public order issued on March 19, 2020.
More details and answers to frequently asked questions are available on the City’s webpage.
Under the “Safer at Home” Order:
YOU CAN …
Go to the grocery, convenience or warehouse store
Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
Go to medical appointments (check with your doctor or provider first)
Go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery or drive-thru
Care or support a friend or family member
Take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog and be in nature for exercise — just keep at least six feet between you and others in the community.
Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian if necessary
Help someone to get necessary supplies
YOU SHOULD NOT …
Go to work unless you are providing essential services as defined by the Order
Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need
Maintain less than 6 feet of distance from others when you go out
Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or other residential care facility
Commercial Tenant Evictions Prohibited
The City Order issued today also includes a prohibition on eviction of commercial tenants due to circumstances related to COVID-19.
Waivers and Rule Changes to Assist Businesses
The City Order issued today also 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.
Parking Restriction Changes for Food Delivery and Pickup
The City Order issued today also includes the following provisions to facilitate food delivery and pickup:
Temporary parking is permitted in loading zones and special rideshare pickup zones solely for the purpose of food delivery and pickup.
Parking fees for all meters and pay machines for on-street parking spaces are waived for the first 15 minutes.
How to Still Enjoy Our Parks
Effective immediately, all Culver City playgrounds and the parcourse equipment in all of our parks are closed. However, there are still many ways you can enjoy our parks such as biking, walking, etc. as long as you remember to follow social distancing guidelines.
The City of Culver City and the National Recreation and Park Association recommend these COVID-19 precautions while visiting our parks:
Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.
Follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails.
Be prepared for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains.
Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass.
Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other persons at all times.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The City’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has been activated to assist people age 65 and older and those with underlying medical conditions. You may see CERT members in teams of two or more, wearing green vests and name tags, walking in your neighborhood 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. They are following strict social distancing guidelines and are offering assistance to people who need help getting groceries and medication, or people who have any other need due to self-isolation. If you would like assistance from CERT, please email the City or call the City’s Coronavirus Hotline at (310) 253-6890.
Where can I get more information?
The City of Culver City continues to cooperate with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Los Angeles County.