Fountain Valley City Manager, Rob Houston tells Experience FV city services will continue to operate and serve residents during quarantine.
Confusion over county wide health order from Monday, March 17, led residents to believe a shelter-in-place was in effect and businesses started shutting down.
An amended health order was released March 18, from the OC Healthcare Agency “In light of new written, changing state guidance.” The order stated businesses may operate under new guidelines.
Rob Houston’s Official Statement to Experience FV
On Tuesday, March 18 the City of Fountain Valley published a press release stating they have activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). This action will establish communication with the city and the local EOC.
Experience Fountain Valley spoke with City Manager Rob Houston to touch on what this means for city services.
“The City of Fountain Valley is working hard to keep essential city services operating even during this current crisis. City Facilities have had to close to the public but our staff continue to work and serve the community. Police and Fire services continue with no change to service. Our Senior Center and Recreation Center are both closed to the public but staff will continue to coordinate our senior meal program and senior hop on transportation program. City Hall staff continue to support water billing payments, Building and Planning permits and inspections as well.
Please feel free to jump on our City website www.fountainvalley.org to connect to our online services or call our City for assistance at 714-593-4400.
Stay safe as we make it through this challenge together,
Fountain Valley City Manager “
Amended Health Order
Per the Amended order and guidance of the Orange County Health Officer, Fountain Valley is not on lock down currently and businesses are encouraged to stay open while practicing social distancing.
Businesses serving food may operate through take-out and delivery. Public and private gatherings are banned.
The order reads, ” In accordance with written guidance issued on March 16, 2020 by the California Department of Public Health, relating to Retail Food, Beverage, and Other Related Service Venues, (1) all bars and other business establishments that serve alcohol and do not serve food shall close; and (2) all movie theatres, gyms, and health clubs shall close. Food and beverage establishments, food trucks, grocery stores and charitable food distribution sites, and certified farmers’ markets are required to follow guidance released from the California Department of Public Health on March 16, 2020. All food served shall be by delivery, or through pick-up or drive-through. For purposes of food delivery and pick-up, social distancing, defined as maintaining a six- foot separation per person for non-family members, shall be required. “
City hall and city facilities are closed through March. Fountain Valley will continue city services via email, telephone and web.
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