Health Advisory/Visitor Safety: COVID-19

LAGUNA BEACH INFORMATION AND RESPONSE TO COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to evolve, Visit Laguna Beach is committed to keeping you informed with the latest developments. The well-being of our community, visitors and guests is of utmost importance and we are committed to doing everything we can to support and respond to the situation.

The County of Orange is now in Phase 2 of Stage Two of California's Resiliency Roadmap

The State of California has approved the County of Orange’s plan to accelerate local businesses into Stage Two. The County was able to successfully demonstrate that Orange County met the State’s required metrics as outlined in the California Resiliency Roadmap. Please consult the State of California Guidelines and this order from Orange County for current regulations. 

Face coverings are still required to be worn anywhere you come within 6 feet of others who do not live in your household.

In Stage Two, the following business sectors can move into the next step of the re-opening process effective immediately, with the proper safety protocols in place:

Restaurants may open for sit-down dining and patio seating. They must follow the state guidelines for safe operations, including a COVID-19 prevention plan, a risk assessment of all work areas, and training for employees about how to follow the plan. Please consult the State of California’s Guidance and Checklist for Dine-In Restaurants. 

  • All in-person dining and outdoor patio seating must be spaced to ensure six-foot physical distancing requirements are met at all times.
  • Face coverings must be worn by all patrons at all times when not eating or drinking.
  • Bars are not allowed to be open at this time.

Retail stores may open for in-person shopping as long as they follow the state guidelines for safe operations, including a COVID-19 prevention plan, a risk assessment of all work areas, and training for employees about how to follow the plan. Please consult the State of California’s Guidance and Checklist for Shopping Centers and Destination Shopping.

  • Retail shopping must maintain six-foot physical distancing requirements.
  • Retail shopping includes malls and outlet center, plus curbside pickup.

Other Business Sectors may open as they follow the state guidelines for safe operations.

Under current guidelines, certain businesses must remain closed. If you have questions about your business, please consult the state guidelines for complete regulations. Businesses not permitted to reopen yet include:

  • Personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness studios
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Entertainment venues such as indoor museums and art galleries
  • Community centers, pools, playgrounds, and picnic areas
  • Laguna Beach Restaurant Updates

    230 Forest Avenue: Open for take-out 3pm-8pm daily. 

    242 Cafe Fusion Sushi: Open for online orders only from 5pm-8pm every evening. 

    Active Culture: Offers take-out.

    Adolfo's Laguna Beach: Open for take-out.

    AHBA: Open for take-out, Thursday-Sunday.

    Anastasia Cafe: Offering take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery through a third party.

    Another Kind Cafe: Open for take-out 11am - 7pm from Thursday to Sunday.

    Asada Tacos & Beer: Open for take-out & delivery everyday 11am-8pm.

    Avila's El Ranchito: Offers take-out, curbside pickup & delivery.

    BJ's: Offering take-out and delivery through a third party.

    BLK Dot Coffee: Offering take-out and delivery.

    Brussels Bistro: Offering ready to eat vacuum sealed meals for pick-up or delivery.

    Carmelita's: Offering take-out and delivery through a third party.

    C'est La Vie: Offering take-out.

    The Cliff: Offering take-out.

    Coyote Grill: Offering take-out and delivery through a third party. All phone/window orders $30 or more get a free bottle of Mago Hot Sauce.

    Dizz's As Is: Offering take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery through a third party.

    The Drake: Offering take-out (15% take-out orders of $100 or more), curbside pick up, and free delivery within 5 miles. (For those 65 and older, they offer free delivery within 5 miles, as well as a 20% discount on your order of $100 or more.)

    GG's Bistro: Offering take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery through a third party. Offering new family meals to-go.

    Gina's Pizza and Pastaria: Offering touch less pick up and delivery options to Laguna Beach.

    Gu Ramen: Open for take-out, curbside, and delivery through a third party.

    Heidelberg Cafe: Offering take-out.

    Husky Boy Burgers: Offering take-out and delivery through a third party.

    Jan's Health Bar: Offering take-out and delivery through a third party.

    Kitchen in the Canyon: Offering take-out and delivery.

    Koffee Klatch: Open for take-out.

    La Sirena Grill (Downtown): Offering take-out.

    La Sirena Grill (South): Offering take-out.

    Laguna Beach Beer Company: Offering delivery through a third party and take-out.

    Laguna Coffee Company: Open for take-out.

    Las Brisas: Offering free meals for kids 12 & under in response to the news of many school district closures. No purchase necessary. Also offering To-Go meals. Free delivery when you order online.

    The Loft: Open & accepting reservations for in room dining due to the dine in restaurant restrictions.

    Lost Pier Cafe: Open for take-out.

    Lumberyard: Open for take-out, curbside & delivery through a third party.

    Main Street Bar & Cabaret: Offering to-go beer & wine. Call in orders 949-494-0056.

    McClain Cellars: The lounge has reopened, serving wine, food and live music. They have expanded their lounge into the parking lot in order to ensure social distancing. Reserve a table.

    Mozambique: Limited Mozambique to-go menu will be available for pickup, or delivery with Doordash or Postmates. CALL FOR PICKUP: 949-715-7777. Mozambique is the site of a food truck drive thru. Featuring @nostimogreek Green Mediterranean Cuisine, @ocburgermonster Burgers & Fries, & Montoya’s Mexican Food! Support local businesses through these unprecedented times and stay safe- service is drive-thru only! Menus are disposable (you keep, never re-used) and on-site eating is NOT permitted. Hours: M-F 4pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 11am-9pm. 

    Nick's Laguna Beach: Offering take-out from 4pm-8pm. 

    Nirvana Grille: Offering take-out, curbside pick-up, as well as a Co-Op on their website to access such things as food items, cleaning supplies and household necessities. To be added to their Co-Op group call Chef Lindsay at 949-637-4708 or the restaurant at 949-497-0027.

    Oak Laguna Beach: Offering take-out and curbside pickup.

    Oliver's Osteria: Offering delivery service for lunch and dinner. Take-out and delivery through a third party.

    Orange Inn: Offering take-out and delivery through a third party.

    The Pantry at Sapphire: Offering take-out.

    Pearl St. General: Offering take-out and delivery through a third party as well as a delivery service that will be delivering weekly meals and supplies to Laguna Beach residents. Only deliveries within the Laguna Beach city limits will be permitted.

    Penguin Cafe: Offering take-out and delivery through a third party.

    Pizza Bar: Offering take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery through a third party. 15% off Laguna locals discount.

    Rasta Taco: Offering take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery. 

    Reunion Kitchen + Drink: Offering take-out only and delivery through a third party.

    Roux Laguna Beach: Offering 15% off take-out and free delivery ($40 minimum) as far South as Wesley, and as far North as Ledroit from 5pm-9pm. Call 949-715-3707 to place your order.

    Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill: Offering take-out and curbside pick-up. Now offering family dinners.

    Ruby's Auto Diner: Offering take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery through a third party. 

    San Shi Go Japanese Cuisine: Open for curbside pick-up and delivery to Laguna locals with a 5-mile radius from the restaurant. 

    Selanne Steak Tavern: Offering a special Social Distancing Discount when you place an order-to-go at Selanne Steak Tavern. Offering Pop-Up Mini Market where you can get butchered-to-order meats, poultry, seafood, milk, eggs and produce. 

    Sergio's Empanadas: Open for take-out.

    Shirley's Bagels: Offers take-out & curbside pick-up.

    Skyloft: Offering a limited take-out menu, 11am-8pm, Wednesday - Sunday. Call 949-715-1550 to order.

    Slapfish: Open for take-out. Kids can eat free every day as long as the parents make a purchase.

    Slice Pizza & Beer: Open for take-out and delivery through a third party. 

    South of Nick's: Offering take-out.

    Starfish Laguna: Offering take-out.

    Thai Brothers: Open for take-out only from 4pm-8:30pm.

    Urth Caffe: Offering take-out only. No dine-in.

    Wahoo's Fish Taco: Offering take-out and delivery.

    Wine Gallery Laguna: Open for take-out and delivery. 

    Zeytoon Cafe: Offering take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery through a third party.

    Zinc Cafe: Open for take-out and delivery.

    ZPizza: Offering take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery as well as $5 off online delivery orders of $25 or more now through the next week. Offer can be redeemed with code: 032020.

  • City Related Closures

    • Recreation Classes – All recreation classes and programs are cancelled; however some are being offered via Zoom. Participants in fee-based classes will receive a prorated credit on their account that can be used for a class in the future. Spring registration will remain open.
    • AgeWell lunches – Canceled, however; Meals-on-Wheels will assist those in need. All winter quarter classes and programming in all locations are cancelled. 
    • Trolley Service - Canceled through Labor Day.
    • Police Department Citizen’s Academy – Postponed.
    • Subcommittee Meetings  – Canceled.
    • Basketball Courts - Closed.
    • Playgrounds - Closed.
    • Community Pool - Closed.
    • July 4th Fireworks Show - Canceled.
  • City Non-Profit Organization Closures

    • Sally's Fund Senior Transportation – Operating as usual. Please call 949-499-4100 if you have a transportation request or if you know of a senior who requires services.
    • Laguna Beach Unified School District — Schools are closed and all student-related activities are canceled until further notice.
    • Laguna Beach Public Library – Closed until further notice.
    • No Square Theatre – All performances canceled, indefinitely. 
    • Boys & Girls' Club – Closed. All programs, transportation services, and sports leagues are suspended until further notice.
    • Laguna College of Art & Design – All classes are being conducted online; Speakeasy event postponed until Friday, June 12, 2020.
    • Pacific Marine Mammal Center – Temporarily closed to the public.
    • Assistance League of Laguna Beach – Thrift Shop & Chapter House are closed until April 1 
    • Laguna Food Pantry – Open, however shoppers will be given pre-packed bags or boxes of food instead of coming inside to select their food.

The City of Laguna Beach

Beaches are currently open during regular hours, seven days a week (6am-10pm), for active use only. (As of June 1, 2020)

The City of Laguna Beach has received Governor Newsom's support to reopen City beaches for active recreation under a four-phased plan. Under phase one, Laguna Beach City Beaches will reopen weekdays & Saturdays starting Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 6am - 10am for active recreation only. Adjacent City beach parks remain closed at all times. Dates of upcoming phases TBD. Phase 2: Limited beach hours on weekdays and weekends, for active use only; Phase 3: Regular beach hours on weekdays and weekends, for active use only; and Phase 4: Beaches are open during regular hours for all activities, active and non-active use. (As of May 4, 2020)

Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s guidance, effective immediately The Orange County Health Officer orders that until April 30, 2020, all public and private gatherings of any number of people, including at places of work, occurring outside a single household or living units is prohibited. (As of April 1, 2020)

The City has also taken the following actions: 

Emergency Services: Police, Fire and Marine Safety services will continue and 9-1-1 will be operating as usual.

City Facilities 
City Hall and the Community and Susi Q Senior Center are closed to the public at this time; however, City operations will continue to operate with available staff.  For questions please call (949) 497-0311 during regular business hours. 

All City events and all recreation classes and programs planned for the remainder of May have been cancelled. AgeWell lunches are cancelled; Meals-on-Wheels will assist those in need.

“The City is closely following recommendations from the federal, state and County level to ensure that we take all prudent steps to minimize, as best we can, possible impacts to Laguna Beach residents and visitors from COVID-19,” said Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen.  "Today the Governor requested that all persons age 65 or over self-isolate at home and I encourage everyone to comply with this request to the maximum extent possible.  All of us need to take actions to contribute to the safety, security, health and well-being of everyone in Laguna Beach and I am confident that our residents will do just that.”

“These actions are necessary to help keep our community and our employees safe,” said Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig. “The decision to make these changes was made after much deliberation and in response to local, county, state and federal agencies guidance to slow the spread of the virus.”  (As of March 16, 2020) 

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Overnight Stays Still Available

Some of our hotels remain open but with recommended social distancing measures in place in accordance with official health recommendations. (As of May 8, 2020)

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