Heal the Bay Response to COVID-19
To do our part in reducing the spread of COVID-19, Heal the Bay is following guidelines from the Los Angeles County Department of Health and suspending all public programs, including programming at Heal the Bay Aquarium effective immediately. Heal the Bay Aquarium is temporarily closed and all Heal the Bay public program activities are suspended until further notice to accommodate physical distancing and help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The health and safety of our supporters, partners, staff, and community-at-large are our top priority. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will abide by any recommendations from our local health agencies and the WHO. We urge you to follow LA’s Safer At Home and beach closures orders at this time to help #FlattenTheCurve and save lives.
Suspended public programs include: Speakers Bureau, Beach Cleanups (Nothin’ But Sand, Suits on the Sand & Adopt-A-Beach), Angler Outreach Program, Wednesday Volunteers, Marine Protected Area Watch as well as Heal the Bay Aquarium (Birthday Parties, Field Trips, public hours & special events).
We will provide updates as new information becomes available. Our Aquarium staff will remain working at our facility to provide care for the animals and conduct maintenance. Heal the Bay staff will work remotely and in the main office during this time.
For the health and well-being of all, please take proper precautions to limit the spread of illness. Please follow these guidelines:
- Please stay home if you feel sick and/or have a fever, cough or shortness of breath.
- Wear a fabric face mask or facial covering when you are out in public.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. (If a tissue is unavailable, use your upper sleeve or inside your bent elbow.)
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Make frequent use of hand sanitizer if available.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Follow all directives and guidelines by your health care provider and local health officials.
- Get a flu shot to prevent influenza if you have not done so this season.
For more information, visit Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and view the LA Mayor’s Directive about COVID-19 LA City Guidelines.