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Staff Report
2:37 pm PDT March 12, 2020

The City of Malibu has canceled or postponed all non-essential City-hosted and sponsored programs and events until April 30 “out of an abundance of caution,” it announced today, March 12.

“There is no cause for panic and I understand the inconvenience that this presents, but the City’s number one priority is protecting public safety,” Mayor Karen Farrer states in a press release. “We must do everything possible to be prepared, follow public health officials’ recommended precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and protect our vulnerable populations.” 

All Brown Act public meetings, including City Council and commission meetings are expected to continue as scheduled. Two exceptions are the Malibu Planning Commission meetings scheduled for Monday, March 16, and Monday, March 30, both of which have been continued to a date uncertain.

The City’s Public Counter hours are to continue as scheduled until further notice.

The full list of programs, meetings and events that are canceled or postponed, can be found here.

The City reiterated that there are not any confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Malibu as of March 12.

In Los Angeles County, there are 28 confirmed cases, including one death, and two cases believed to indicate community transmission.

During a press conference today, Los Angeles County officials urged caution for those with underlying health conditions, as well as pregnant women and elderly individuals. 

The Malibu Library has canceled all of its programs throughout the month of March, but it will maintain its operating hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m Monday-Wednesday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Pepperdine University has canceled many of its performing arts programs as the university prepares to transition to remote learning next week. 

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