City of Norwalk Declares State of Emergency
Today, March 19, the Norwalk City Council issued a State of Emergency. The declaration allows the City to receive funding from the Federal Government, State of California, and the County of Los Angeles. To view the resolution, click here.
The City continues to adopt guidelines recommended by Governor Gavin Newsom and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The City’s proactive and aggressive measures are being implemented to help slow the transmission of COVID-19.
To date, the City has taken the following actions:
- Launched a hotline to take information or to take general questions, M-F from 8am-8pm, 562-929-5760.
- City Hall modified schedule; open ONLY for essential services by appointment. These departments include Building & Safety, Planning, Housing, Engineering and Transit.
- Held the March 17 Council Meeting via teleconference and encouraged resident participation by submitting public comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. The City Council is discussing how future meetings will take place.
- Cancelled all City-sponsored events and programming.
- Suspended parking citations for street sweeping, unless it poses a public hazard.
- Suspended enforcement of parking restrictions in preferential parking zones.
- Continued providing seniors 60 and older with meals. Interested seniors may call the Senior Center at 562-929-5580.
- Continued Norwalk Transit services and removed fares until further notice.
The City reminds the community to continue practicing social distancing. The City is taking measures to safeguard the well-being of the community. For more information, visit https://www.norwalk.org/city-hall/departments/public-safety/norwalk-emergency-management-office/preparing-for-emergencies/covid-19.