To better prepare Los Angeles County residents for emergencies and/or disasters, please see the below emergency information that lists critical resources, tips and facts to equip and alert residents on how to best respond and recover.
For questions and further information, please refer to the emergency section of the County of Los Angeles website.
Novel Coronavirus Preparedness and Response
The Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau is working with Los Angeles County and our local and state tourism partners to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-2019) outbreak. We will continue to share key updates as they are received.
As of March 27, Los Angeles County Public Health has announced 1,465 total confirmed cases.
“Continued evidence of community transmission in LA County is growing, it is important we all, including businesses and organizations, do our part to slow the spread,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Public Health Director. “We fully support the Governor’s action to implement strategies that create social distance and reduce close contact of people not regularly together, including limiting gatherings. These strategies have been used effectively in prior pandemics to delay rates of transmission and reduce illness and death.”
GET THE FACTS
Click here to read updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in response to reports of a novel (new) coronavirus. Los Angeles County announced the closure of beaches and bike paths along the beaches, as well as restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues.
During this challenging time, it is important to obtain accurate information about COVID-19 from reliable resources. Please visit the following for reliable data:
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated its FAQ about traveling within the continental U.S., which can be viewed here.
- For facts about COVID-19, visit the U.S. Travel Association’s page here
- Read about healthy travel practices here
- Read traveler updates from LAX here (Los Angeles World Airport)
- President Trump banned travel from 26 European countries to the United States for the next 30 days, beginning Friday, March 12 at midnight. The restrictions do not apply to U.S. citizens.
As of March 19, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide shelter in place. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti also announced a “Safer at Home” order requiring people to stay home. On March 13, President Trump declared COVID-19 a national Emergency. On March 4, Los Angeles City & County officials declared a local state of emergency as it relates to COVID-19. This declaration – which has been issued across other communities in the U.S. – allows the City & County of Los Angeles to qualify for additional state and federal funding needed to prepare for COVID-19 in the future, if such funds are needed at all. Such proclamations allow officials at the federal, state, and in this case, local levels to mobilize quickly and activate a menu of powers to focus on preparedness and prevention.
How You Can Stay Healthy
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and CDC recommend personal hygiene and frequent hand washing as the best way to prevent illness. This includes:
- Wash your hands frequently and at least for 20 seconds.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- While not protective against novel coronavirus, public health officials also recommend the influenza vaccine. It’s not too late to get an influenza vaccine, since flu season can last into spring.
Important Numbers and Websites (local)
- Los Angeles County Department of Beaches & Harbors
– Main administration office: 424-526-7777 (M–Th, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.; closed Fridays)
– Boat slip vacancies and boat storage: 424-526-7890
– Guest boat docks at Burton Chace Park: 424-526-7910
– Twitter: @LACDBH
- Los Angeles County Fire Department
– Twitter: @LACoFDPIO
- Los Angeles County Lifeguards
– Twitter: @LACoLifeguards
- Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management
– Survival Guide – County of Los Angeles
– Twitter: @ReadyLACounty
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Beach Closure and Advisory)
– Beach Closure Hotline: 800-525-5662 or 626-430-5360 (M–F, 8–5)
– 24-Hour Hotline: 888-700-9995
– Twitter: @LAPublicHealth
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (Flood control, road maintenance, etc.)
– Main Line: 626-458-5100 (M–Th, 7 a.m–5 p.m.; closed Fridays)
– After Hours: 800-675-4357
- Los Angeles International Airport
– Twitter: @flyLAXairport
- Marina del Rey Sheriff
– Main Line: 310-482-6000
– Twitter: @MDRLASD
- Marina del Rey Fire Station #110
– Main Line: 310-823-3773
- Ready LA
- Southern California Edison
– Main Line: 800-655-4555
- U.S. Coastguard
– Main Line: 310-823-2300
- Animal Control (Marina del Rey/L.A. County injured animal emergencies): 310-523-9566
Stay up-to-date about occurrences, important notices, emergency details and more by subscribing to the following newsletters or alerts.
- Alert LA County
- California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
- National Weather Service
- ShakeAlertLA App
In the event of a major earthquake, it’s important to be properly prepared. Emergency responders recommend residents have a survival kit to last least three days or more. Please use the links below as resources for earthquake preparedness.
– American Red Cross (earthquake)
– Earthquake Country Alliance
To best prepare for weather conditions, Los Angeles County has compiled a list of resources and preparedness tips. For high winds, check here. For storm preparation, check here. For Cooling Centers during extreme heat, check here.
Residents are encouraged to be aware of tsunami alerts and designated evacuation routes in the event of a tsunami. Please use the links below as resources for tsunami preparedness.
– About Tsunamis
– Prepare for a Tsunami (article by KPCC). To see the official tsunami evacuation route for Marina del Rey, click here.
– National Tsunami Warning Center