What You Need to Know about COVID-19

The City of La Habra Heights is seeking your assistance to help prevent the spread of the “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated COVID-19) in Los Angeles County. Globally, there continues to be a growing number of people infected with this virus; originating in mainland China and now spreading rapidly across the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the spread of COVID-19 worldwide has reached pandemic levels and aggressive measures are necessary to preventing the spread of this infection locally. Therefore, the City of La Habra Heights has declared a local state of emergency, consistent with federal, county, and state declarations, effective March 16, 2020.

Governor Gavin Newsom has issued new Executive Orders advising Californians to follow public health directives, practice social distancing, always wash your hands, and do your best to limit the the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, the County of Los Angeles revised its Safer at Home Order to Safer at Work and in the Community Health Order. This Order allows for both Essential businesses such as financial institutions, auto repair shops, healthcare services, grocery stores, and other emergency services and Non-Essential services such as hair salons, breweries, wineries, public spaces, trails, parks, outdoor museums, retail and dine-in food services to operate under strict guidelines. Dine-in and retail services are now allowed to operate at 100% indoor capacity; Outside dining service, takeout, drive-through and delivery service operations are all still available.

Public health officials have also revised two new Orders regarding self isolation and home quarantine of persons who have been diagnosed with or are likely to have COVID-19.

The City of La Habra Heights will continue to implement various measures to respond to COVID-19 and preserve the health and safety of our community members. Currently City Hall is available by appointment only and will continue to provide assistance Monday-Thurs, to schedule an appointment please call (562) 694 - 6302, or email at

The County of Los Angeles Parks & Recreation Department officially reopened most hiking trails and state beaches, however some parking lots are closed to limit the availability to gather in these areas. Similarly, the Puente Hills Habitat Authority Preservation has recently reopened most local trails. Visit their website for more information and updates.

All other City facilities are closed to the public. City-sponsored events, including City Council, commission, and committee meetings are back on schedule. However, the public will only be permitted to attend on a case by case scenario due to COVID-19. The City will begin offering residents that ability to attend meetings electronically and encourages all residents to submit public comments prior to meeting to the City Clerk. Please continue to check this information page regularly for new updates and continue to monitor guidelines from our local, county, state and federal public health agencies regarding virus detection and prevention or contact the City of La Habra Heights at (562) 694 - 6302 with additional questions.

What is the difference between quarantine and isolation?


Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Someone in self-quarantine stays separated from others, and they limit movement outside of their home or current place. A person may have been exposed to the virus without knowing it (for example, when traveling or out in the community), or they could have the virus without feeling symptoms. Quarantine helps limit further spread of COVID-19.


Isolation is used to separate sick people from healthy people. People who are in isolation should stay home. In the home, anyone sick should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick” bedroom or space and using a different bathroom (if possible).

New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles Department of Public Health reports newly confirmed COVID-19 cases daily. Below are the daily press releases from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health with how many new additional cases and new deaths, as well as, the city, neighborhood, and/or unincorporated area in which they are reported.  

For more information on past daily updates please visit The Los Angeles Department of Public Heath

*Reporting for July 2, 3 and 4 are included within July 5, 2020 reporting data*

COVID-19 Testing Timeline
Stay At Home - CDPH