The temporary closure of Malibu City Hall to the public has been extended through Feb. 11 in response to the continuing surge of COVID-19 cases and continued high rates of community transmission in Los Angeles County, Malibu officials said Wednesday.

City Hall was initially closed to visitors on Jan. 5, with the closure expected to last until at least Jan. 28.

Aside from in-person service, city staff and departments will continue to work and offer all regular services.

“The COVID-19 rates surge and fall, and our public safety responses must move appropriately with it,” Mayor Paul Grisanti said. “The temporary closure of City Hall to visitors is meant to help slow the spread of COVID-19, protect the community, especially seniors and other high-risk people, and to allow city staff to safely continue to provide essential city services.”

Officials said Malibu’s city manager and public safety manager will assess the situation on a daily basis and will re-open City Hall to visitors if conditions improve sufficiently.

In the meantime, residents can contact city staff by phone or email, using the following contacts:

— Building Safety Department (including Environmental Health, Coastal Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering): 310-456-2489, ext. 390, or mbuilding@malibucity.org.

— Planning Department: 310-456-2489, ext. 485, or mplanning@malibucity.org.

— Public Works Department: 310-456-2489, ext. 391, or mpublicworks@malibucity.org.

— Other city business: 310-456-2489, ext. 392, or info@malibucity.org.

City Council and commission meetings will continue virtually.

The Senior Center is closed, but Senior Center staff are available to assist any seniors in the community who need help and the Dial-A-Ride program will continue to operate. For assistance, call 310-456-2489, ext. 357.

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