Looking for the Latest on COVID-19? Start Here


With news updates coming in day-to-day regarding COVID-19, we here at The Malibu Times created this brief as a guide to our ongoing coverage. Below, you’ll find links to answer all sorts of questions, from “What’s the latest from California Governor Gavin Newsom?” to “What can I order for dinner tonight?”

Note: These links will be updated when we post new content on each topic.


• Fourteen positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Malibu. (bit.ly/2xOOUs7)

• For the first time, testing will be available to the public in Malibu (bit.ly/2ULNPui)

• Consider this the ultimate guide on hours of operation throughout the city and county, excluding restaurants. (bit.ly/TMT-COVID19)

• Following a busy weekend in Malibu—similar to beaches and hiking trails around the county, officials closed publicly-owned land. (bit.ly/2WJZSd4)



• Classes have moved online, and campus residents were asked to return home; the university created a fund to help students with costs (bit.ly/2xpFl2N

• Several students have tested positive for COVID-19 (bit.ly/2WsBUTn)


• Classes have moved online. Under orders from the state governor, schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The district’s meal service will continue. (bit.ly/2JBxC4A)

Food and dining:

• We have created a spreadsheet of local restaurants still open during the state’s Safer at Home order. (bit.ly/TMT-FoodDirectory)

Things to do:

• The City of Malibu announced a new virtual recreation center, with links to plenty of workout livestreams, activities and more, for residents. (bit.ly/2QSQUXf)

• From Malibu Film Society Executive Director Scott Tallal: “A totally incomplete, completely biased list of movies and binge-worthy shows that I happen to like.” (bit.ly/2QQGRlw)

• Enjoy LA County Library online resources (bit.ly/33Z642x and clicking on “Digital Library” at the top of the page)

• The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu, 5 Point Yoga and other organizations are providing locals with resources during the Safer at Home order. (bit.ly/2yCiaTA)

How to help:

• The Mighty Underdogs team up with the Malibu Foundation to help those who are most vulnerable in Malibu. They are currently seeking donations. (bit.ly/2Qubpci)

• Relief is also being organized by the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu, with the help of Waveside Church. (bit.ly/39xaJK3)

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