Information on the Governor's Executive Orders

and Curfew 

City Hall Reopens for In-Person Permit and Planning Services, Outdoor Recreation Resumes on Feb. 8

Post Date:02/03/2021 5:30 pm

With the state stay-at-home order lifted and COVID-19 cases decreasing, Newport Beach City Hall will resume some services to the public on Monday, February 8, with social distancing measures in place, including mandatory face coverings. Many outdoor recreation programs will start to resume next week.

Since January 11, applications for planning, building, public works or fire permits and plan checks have been handled through designated drop boxes outside City Hall. Beginning Monday, those services will be provided indoors.

The Cashier’s Office will also reopen for in-person transactions.

“Ski Week” camps will begin February 15, followed by a full array of outdoor classes, for all ages, resuming the week of February 22. For updates on recreation programs and classes, please visit the Recreation and Senior Services website.

The public is still encouraged to utilize phone, email and web services whenever possible to limit exposure to COVID-19. Most bill payments and other cashier services can be handled online.  

City Council and commission meetings will continue to be streamed live at and NBTV government access cable channels. The public can comment live by phone and/or by email on specific agenda items.

City Hall is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.



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COVID-19 Coronavirus

The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and has now been detected globally. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

The City of Newport Beach is working with federal, state, and local partners including the CDC, the OC Health Care Agency (OCHCA), and health care providers to prepare and appropriately care for people who may be at risk for illness associated with COVID-19 or who have tested positive for COVID-19. This is a rapidly changing situation, and we will share more as we are updated from our colleagues at the local, state and/or federal level.

Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

  • The Governor of California enacted an Executive Order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except for essential needs
  • It is imperative for everyone to practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet away from others when performing essential need activities outside of your homes.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you get sick with influenza, the CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to limit spreading the infection.
  • For more information, please visit the following websites:


  • What is the Coronavirus?

  • How does the Coronavirus Spread?

  • What should the community do?

  • I have more specific COVID-19 questions. What other resources are available with information?