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 novel (new) coronavirus in Los Angeles County. Globally, there continues to be a growing number of people infected with this virus which causes “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated COVID-19) in mainland China and now elsewhere, including here in Los Angeles County. 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, including cancellation of public gatherings across the state through the remainder of March and into April. Additionally, the County of Los Angeles revised its Safer at Home Order on Saturday, March 21, 2020, which requires the closure of non-essential businesses including pubs, breweries and bars, gyms, fitness centers, movie theaters, live entertainment venues, bowling alleys, golf courses and other similar types of establishments to limit congregate settings where the virus may be transmitted. Essential services still permitted to operate include grocery stores, pharmacies, financial institutions, gas stations and auto repair shops, healthcare services and others. Under provisions of the California Health and Safety Code, restaurants are now required to suspend dine-in service and limit their operations to takeout, drive-through or delivery service only, and all public, social and family gatherings, both indoor and outdoor, are prohibited for the time being.

Public health officials have also issued 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 in the coming days and weeks to respond to COVID-19 and preserve the health and safety of our community members. City services will continue to be provided through

On March 25, 2020, the County of Los Angeles Parks & Recreation Department officially closed all hiking trails and state beach parking lots to further enforce social distancing. Similarly, the Puente Hills Habitat Authority has also closed all local trails. Visit their website for more information and updates.

All City facilities are now closed to the public, and all City-sponsored events, including City Council, commission, and committee meetings have been canceled until further notice. 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).

Essential Businesses Open - COVID-19
Safer At Home
Stay At Home - CDPH