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Impact of coronavirus on Malibu

Stats and Information since January 2020

Confirmed cases in Malibu: 268 | LA County: 975,299 | California: 2,816,969 | Nation: 22,965,957 | World: 90,335,008

Deaths from disease in Malibu: 5 | LA County: 13,234 | California: 31,654 | Nation: 383,351 | World: 1,954,336

(Information last updated 5:29 p.m. Jan. 14 and provided by local, national and global health agencies.)

Local News

Jan. 14: Another local death attributed to COVID-19

Dec. 30: Sunset showdown in Malibu? City vows to stop Kirk Cameron prayer gathering

Dec. 29: Kirk Cameron chooses Malibu for New Year's Eve event

Dec. 17: Two more Malibu deaths attributed to COVID-19

Nov. 5: Malibu wedding destination cited over alleged pandemic restriction violation

Oct. 5: United Methodist homeless food line participant tests positive for COVID-19

Sept. 6: Malibu COVID cases hit 100

Aug. 26: Two teen treatment center staff test positive for COVID-19

Aug. 12: Third COVID death reported in Malibu

Aug. 2: Longtime restaurant worker in Malibu dies of COVID-19

Aug. 1: Two COVID-19 cases reported at Malibu teen drug treatment center

July 12: Too soon? After just one week, Malibu skate park closes amid COVID-19 concerns

June 28: Amid COIVD-19 spike, wineries, bars, brew pubs ordered closed unless offering sit-down meals

June 20: COVID cases jump again in Malibu

June 19: Malibu sees two more COVID-19 cases

May 27: City of Malibu drops daily COVID-19 updates

May 22: Malibu students share in $6.1M COVID-19 relief

May 20: Pepperdine’s McGoldrick remembered as legal ‘giant’

May 17: Doctor, supervisor offer primer on COVID-19 restrictions

May 16: Pepperdine professor's death attributed to COVID-19

May 14: Kuehl hosting COVID-19 virtual town hall

May 13: Coronavirus puts Malibu homeless parking program on hold

May 13: Malibu doctor shares her experience, knowledge with coronavirus

May 12: City Council weighs added coronavirus tests

May 11: 'Brighter days ahead:' Malibu businesses ease into reopening

May 7: Los Angeles County releases first re-opening plans for May 8

May 1: City Council: City officials, council discuss budget, economic impact of coronavirus

April 30: Two Malibu Country Mart stores pivot to offer personal shopping, more during pandemic

April 29: City of Malibu, CORE and Malibu Medical Group to offer more drive-thru coronavirus testing April 30-May 1

April 28: City Council: City planning to reduce number of alerts to residents, residents debate quarantine

April 27: Malibu Foundation finds multiple ways to help community during pandemic

April 24: City urges neighboring communities, residents to stay safe at home

April 24: Strange Family Vineyards starts virtual wine tastings, curbside pickup

April 23: Buzz Wax adds new errand service, looks for ways to survive pandemic 

April 22: City of Malibu, CORE and Malibu Medical Group to offer more drive-thru coronavirus testing April 23-24

April 21: USC, L.A. County release preliminary results from coronavirus scientific study 

April 20: City of Malibu offers virtual recreation program for all ages

April 20: Malibu businesses working to give back during pandemic

April 17: Pepperdine's HSAC at School of Public Policy uses tech platform to help share coronavirus information

April 16: GriefHaven provides comfort during coronavirus pandemic

April 15: The Surfrider Malibu donates Easter meals, 'golden tickets' to healthcare workers

April 15: City Council: Malibu residents air concerns over homeless population, coronavirus

April 14: City Council: City reviews impact of coronavirus on community

April 14: City Council: City of Malibu staff still working through pandemic

April 13: Anawalt's Malibu Hardware & Supply temporarily closed 

April 11: Data projections show Safer at Home orders are working to slow spread of coronavirus in L.A. County

April 11: Pepperdine University reports first employee coronavirus case

April 10: L.A. County officials extend Safer at Home order through May 15

April 10: Malibu Urgent Care tests nearly 300 with first drive-thru coronavirus testing clinic

April 10: City of Malibu, CORE, Covid Clinic, Malibu Medical Group conduct more than 400 free coronavirus tests for first responders, essential workers

April 9: Malibu Farm donates meals to healthcare workers 

April 8: Longtime Pepperdine professor dies from complications with coronavirus

April 7: City of Malibu, CORE offer coronavirus drive-thru testing for residents April 8-11

April 7: Malibu life coach helps shift fear into action

April 7: Malibu resident creates 500+ masks for community 

April 6: City, Malibu CART prepare to help homeless population during coronavirus pandemic

April 5: City of Malibu partners with Community Organized Response Effort (CORE) to offer drive-thru novel coronavirus testing

April 4: Malibu Foundation, Malibu Urgent Care to provide first free drive-thru coronavirus testing to at-risk residents 

April 4: Fire department turns to telemedicine to help ensure hospital availability

April 3: Officials confirm two more coronavirus cases in Malibu

April 3: Surf shop helps cover face mask shortage for essential workers

April 2: County reports 5 cases of coronavirus in Malibu

April 2: During outbreak, community supports jobless Malibu day laborers to the tune of $25K

April 1: Officials share new guidance on coronavirus transmission patterns, mask use

April 1: Malibu schools, along with schools across the state, to remain remote for rest of school year

April 1: City highlights operational changes driven by coronavirus

April 1: Area gastroenterologist provides advice, intel on coronavirus

March 31: Malibu artists part of bG Gallery’s ‘Love in the Time of Corona’

March 31: Malibu Contemporary Art Gallery finds alternate route to bring art to patrons

March 31: SMMUSD’s meal service to carry on during spring break, sans two holiday dates

March 29: Weekend update: 11 more, 37 total dead in LA County from coronavirus

March 28: Officials urge prudence as coronavirus scams appear

March 27: Zero confirmed cases in Malibu, as county reports five more deaths

March 27: How Malibu High is adjusting to new normal: A Q&A with Principal Patrick Miller

March 27: Farmers market trudges on with slight modifications

March 26: As testing ramps up, LA County officials announce largest case hike

March 26: City donates surplus of N95 masks to local medical facilities

March 25: Restaurant roundup amid dine-in shutdown

March 25: 'It really hurts': Sharks coaches talk about suspended seasons

March 25: Malibu Search and Rescue remains operational

March 24: County announces its first youth death from COVID-19

March 24: Malibu Under Dogs gather, deliver goods to homebound residents

March 24: School district modifies meal-pickup hours

March 24: Malibu Little League counting on 'a long rain delay'

March 24: With forced cancellation of St. Patrick's Day show, MAHMA makes virtual debut

March 23: Boys and Girls Club stays put to care for Malibu community members of all ages

March 22: As public crowds Malibu, City issues mobile alert and authorities close parks, trails

March 22: Now 4 dead in LA County from coronavirus

March 20: Health inspectors reportedly keeping tabs on nonessential businesses ordered to shut down

March 19: Two more Pepperdine students — including one on Malibu campus — test positive

March 19: LA County's Safe At Home order adds more closures, limitations

March 19: 34-yr-old is second coronavirus death in county; 40 more county cases announced

March 19: County DA warns of opportunistic scams related to coronavirus

March 19: School Board meeting to stream via Zoom

March 17: Facing 'severe blood shortage,' Red Cross urges donations

March 17: Continuation of social distancing recommended as 50 new cases confirmed in county

March 16: SMMUSD closure to last at least five weeks, including spring break

March 16: Still no confirmed cases in Malibu, but 94 for LA County

March 16: City convenes to issue emergency proclamation

March 16: City, SMMUSD to meet amid local emergency

March 16: Animal care centers close; animal control still taking welfare, safety calls

March 16: Nearby MUSE School uses lessons learned from Woolsey Fire

March 15: Pepperdine athletic seasons come to abrupt end

March 14: SMMUSD closures extended; meals available for pickup starting Tuesday, March 17

March 13: SMMUSD closes Friday, Monday; More Malibu-related developments

March 12: Library programs canceled through March

March 12: Caffe Luxxe open, but loosens sick leave policy

March 12: Refunds to be issued for select Pepperdine events

March 11: Pepperdine students to leave campus, take online classes for rest of school year

March 11: County announces first virus-related death; City events in March canceled or postponed

March 11: General fans not allowed at Pepperdine home games

March 9: 'Community transmission' believed to be responsible for new case in LA County

March 5: Coronavirus count in LA County climbs to 13; Malibu council to hear from public health official

March 3: From the Editor: A wealth of information for those who want it

March 2: Public Health officials: Coronavirus risk remains low in LA County

Feb. 24: Point Magu naval base eyed as quarantine site

Feb. 3: With coronavirus threat looming, Pepperdine suspends Shanghai program

Jan. 26: 'No immediate threat' to public as first case of coronavirus hits LA County



Malibu Surfside News Carry Out & Delivery Directory

• Malibu Supermarket Special Hours for seniors-only shopping: Pavilions (6-7 a.m.) | Ralph's (7-7:30 a.m.) | Vintage Grocers (6:30-8 a.m.) | Whole Foods Market (7-8 a.m.)


• Food Assistance: Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank (Thousand Oaks) | PepperdineWest Valley Food Pantry (Woodland Hills) | Boys & Girls Club Malibu, Waveside Church |

• SMMUSD Meal Service Program - breakfast and lunch grab-and-go meals for students on weekdays from 8-10 a.m at Webster Elementary School

• Utilities Assistance: SoCalGas CAREs

Local COVID-19 information: City of Malibu | County of Los Angeles

• COVID-19 Testing: City of Malibu | Los Angeles County

• Find a way to volunteer: California Volunteers | The Malibu Foundation


SMMUSD Distance Learning/Family Resources Online Hub

• Educational relief packs by grade

• Imagineering In A Box: Disney 32-video learning program

• Big Heart Ranch Malibu Online Classes

• Los Angeles County Virtual Library

• San Diego Zoo Kids Live Animal Cameras and Videos

National Geographic Kids

iD Tech Camp


• Make Your Own: Playdough Bunny Slime | Tin Can Windsocks | Marble Run | Clothespin Catapult Lunch sack kites

• Disney-movie activities

• Listen to Olaf read a children's book every day

• Movement and Mindfulness videos

Free coloring pages

City of Malibu Virtual Recreation Center


• Comics to explain COVID-19 to children

• Talking to your kids abour the coronavirus

• Speaking out against racism related to the coronavirus

• Coronavirus lesson plan (Grades 3-5, 6-8)


• Medical Authorities: World Health Organization | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | California Department of Public Health | LA County Department of Public Health | LA County Department of Mental Health