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City officials are commending the actions of a Newport Beach lifeguard who performed two extremely difficult, back-to-back rescues in high surf conditions on Friday, July 3.
07/04/2020 3:14 pm
City crews are rebuilding a massive sand berm on the Balboa Peninsula after an unexpectedly strong swell overtopped and eroded the previous sand berm Friday night, flooding streets and parking lots on the Peninsula.
07/04/2020 12:30 pm
All beaches are closed July 4 and July 5, along with bars and indoor dining. Please see these FAQs for more information.
07/02/2020 2:24 pm
All beaches in the City of Newport Beach will be closed Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5, in alignment with neighboring city and county beaches.
07/02/2020 12:30 pm
The City’s Police Department, with support from neighboring public safety agencies, will be maintaining a strong presence on the beaches, managing traffic flow in West Newport and Corona del Mar, and proactively enforcing a ban on illegal fireworks this July 4 weekend.
06/30/2020 4:40 pm
Local small businesses will receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 through the City of Newport Beach Small Business Relief Grant program to help them reopen and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency
The road is closed between East Bluff and San Joaquin Hills Road until further notice due to a rock slide from a private slope.
Nail salons, tattoo and piercing shops, massage, body waxing, skin care and cosmetology services are among the additional businesses authorized to reopen on June 19, Orange County health officials announced Thursday, June 18.
06/18/2020 3:30 pm
The City Council on Tuesday, June 9 approved a balanced, $339 million budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that maintains service levels despite a projected drop in revenue due to ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 shutdowns.
06/12/2020 1:44 pm
A wide range of additional industries have been cleared to reopen Friday, June 12, with modifications, as Orange County moves into early Stage 3 of the Governor’s COVID-19 reopening plan.
06/11/2020 4:53 pm
Street sweeping with parking enforcement will resume June 15 after a temporary suspension that began in March as part of the COVID-19 response.
05/28/2020 1:23 pm
The City Council on Tuesday, May 26 approved an emergency ordinance that will allow commercial businesses and religious institutions to expand into parking lots, sidewalks, or other private and public property to meet State of California physical distancing requirements.
05/26/2020 9:23 pm
Orange County’s plan to accelerate Phase 2 business reopening was approved today, clearing a path for Newport Beach’s restaurants to offer modified dine-in service and destination retail to allow customers in stores, if the appropriate health and safety measures are in place.
05/23/2020 11:36 am
Newport Beach City Hall will begin reopening to the public on Monday, May 18, with strict practices in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
05/15/2020 1:04 pm
Please read these FAQs for important information on "active recreational use" now in effect for city beaches.
05/14/2020 11:43 am
Short-term rentals will resume in Newport Beach beginning May 20, provided that renters stay for at least 3 nights.
05/12/2020 6:41 pm
The number of COVID-19 cases in Newport Beach is temporarily spiking due to, in large part, outbreaks inside a small number of local care facilities where patients and staff have tested positive.
05/09/2020 4:41 pm
The City will partially reopen its beaches beginning Wednesday, May 6, under an “active recreational use” plan approved by State officials.
05/06/2020 10:54 am
The City is now accepting applications from qualified event organizers seeking financial support for Newport Beach-based events occurring between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 27, at 5 p.m.
05/06/2020 8:14 am
The City is accepting grant applications from organizations that provide community programs available to Newport Beach residents. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 27 at 5 p.m.
05/06/2020 8:10 am
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.
- 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: