The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and the City of Manhattan Beach have partnered with Northrop Grumman and Health UNITE to bring a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site to the South Bay.
No appointments necessary, easy check in, and reliable fast results. Visit manhattanbeahchamber.com/testing for more information.
- Offers an FDA-authorized COVID-19 antibody test at all 16 Southern CA locations. Through a blood sample, detects the presence of the virus and identifies patients who have been exposed to or recovered from COVID-19.
- Offers local, concierge, and business testing.
- Offers limited testing to ONLY those patients with a Torrance Memorial physician order and a scheduled appointment.
What is antibody testing?
Antibody testing is a serum or blood test for antibodies to COVID-19. These tests can show if an individual has or has had the infection whether symptomatic or not.
What does antibody testing tell us?
Antibody testing tells us if an individual has or has had the infection but does not prove immunity at this time. More research needs to be done.
What is the purpose of antibody testing?
Antibody testing helps us better understand how widespread COVID-19 is in our community, especially among individuals who have been infected and show no symptoms.
LA County and USC COVID-19 Antibody Testing
LA County and the USC Price School of Public Policy conducted a COVID-19 antibody study, in order to better understand and track the spread of COVID-19 in LA County. A random sample of 1,000 LA County adults living within 10 miles of testing sites were contacted for participation. They were selected to create a representative sample of LA County's adult population. Tests were conducted on April 10-11 across six testing sites in the county.
If you’ve recovered from COVID-19, you may have antibodies in your plasma that attack the virus. Please consider donating plasma to help those in need. Visit UCLA Health or the American Red Cross for more information.
The MB Chamber updates the resources based on LA County updates and information provided by LA public Health Department and Beach Cities Health District.
You can visit myturn.ca.gov to schedule your vaccine or booster appointments.
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- USCC Foundation “Resilience in a Box” program
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- Free COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing in the South Bay.
- CDC is updating its recommendations to allow certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago to be eligible for another mRNA booster to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19.
- PUBLIC HEALTH CONTINUES TO STRONGLY RECOMMEND MASKING INDOORS IN PUBLIC SETTINGS TO PROTECT THOSE AT ELEVATED RISK - With updated masking guidance now in effect in L.A. County, Public Health continues to strongly recommend wearing masks indoors in public settings, particularly if you, or someone you live with, is at elevated risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
- EFFECTIVE MARCH 4, 2022, THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS MODIFIED THE HEALTH OFFICER ORDER (HOO) TO ALIGN WITH THE STATE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER ORDER DATED FEBRUARY 28, 2022. Under this modified order indoor masking is strongly recommended, but not required, for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in most indoor settings with the exception of some high-risk settings.
Effective immediately, masks are optional when visiting City Hall and other City facilities, including the Police and Fire Department lobby, community centers, and the Manhattan Beach Art Center. Per the modified HOO, masks remain a requirement for the Dial-a-Ride program and at the jail.
While many indoor settings will no longer require indoor masking, the modified HOO requires masking in high-risk settings, including public transit and emergency shelters, health care settings, correctional and detention facilities, homeless shelters, and long-term care facilities.
In settings where masks are strongly recommended, businesses, venue operators, and hosts may choose to require masking irrespective of vaccination status. For outdoor mega events, bars, breweries, distilleries, nightclubs, and lounges, pre-entry vaccination or recent negative test verification for attendees is recommended, but not required. As a reminder, no person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business.
- New Mask Mandate (February 23, 2022)
- Outdoor Dining Extended - The Manhattan Beach City Council unanimously voted to extend its temporary outdoor dining program through the duration of the State Emergency Order. The City Council also voted to increase its monthly fee from $1 to $3 per square foot for use of the temporary outdoor dining decks on the public street right-of-way. Additionally, the City Council directed staff to return in January 2022, to begin the discussion on exploring a long-term outdoor dining program.
Since its inception in June 2020, the program has provided a way for businesses to remain open with COVID-19 restrictions in place. Thirty restaurants transformed public parking spaces and other public right-of-way directly in front of their businesses into al fresco dining. Due in large part to the challenges such as the residential quality of life impacts that resulted from the program and the need for street repairs and storm drain upkeep, the program was set to end January 3, 2022. Pursuant to the City Council’s latest action, the program will now continue for the remainder of the State declared COVID-19 emergency in California. In addition, scheduled street maintenance and fees for sidewalk dining will be discussed at future City Council meetings.
In consideration of a potential long-term outdoor dining program, City staff will conduct extensive community outreach and study its impacts including, but not limited to, traffic, congestion, parking, sanitation, and noise, as well as charging a market-rate fee for the outdoor dining areas on public property.
- New Health Officer Order (February 15, 2022)
- Revised Isolation Order (February 1, 2022)
- Bars, Wineries, and Brewery Tasting Rooms
- Bike Parks
- Car Dealerships
- Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Outdoor Recreations including Equipment Rentals)
- Community Gardens
- Day Camps
- Dentist - (Dental clinics have been considered by the County an essential business. Therefore, for Safe in the South Bay you can complete, upload and post at all your public entry ways Appendix A )
- Drive-in Movie Theaters and Drive-in Restaurants
- Golf Courses
- Gyms/Fitness Centers
- Hair Salons and Barbershops
- Horse Riding/Equestrian
- Hotels for Leisure Travel
- In-person dining in restaurants
- K-12 Schools: Appendix T1 (updated 10/23/2020)
- K- 12 Schools: Exposure Management Plan Appendix T2 (updated 10/23/2020)
- Libraries for curbside pick-up only
- Lower Risk Retail Store, such as Bookstores, Jewelry Stores, Furniture Stores, Toy Stores, and Clothing Stores
- Miniature Golf, Batting Cages, and Go Kart Racing: Appendix V (updated 10/23/2020)
- Model Airplane Areas
- Museums, Galleries, Zoos, and Aquariums
- Music, Film, and Television Production
- Office Worksites
- Outdoor Museums and Galleries
- Owners of Commercial Buildings
- Personal Care Establishments (updated 10/23/2020)
- Pickleball and Tennis Courts
- Places of Worship
- Public Trails (Walking and Hiking)
- Public Pools and Pools in Multi-Unit Residential Housing
- Restaurants, Breweries and Wineries: Appendix I (revised November 25, 2020)
- Retail Guidelines
- Retail (in-person shopping)
- Shopping Centers (updated 10/23/2020)
- Shooting and Archery Ranges
- Social Distancing Protocol
- Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Support Groups
- Vehicle-Based Parades
- Warehousing, Manufacturing Logistics Protocol
Safe in the South Bay Pledge
Safe in the South Bay is a pledge that businesses can take to show they are following the proper protocol to safely reopen and slow the spread of COVID-19 for their employees and customers. Those that take the pledge can prominently display the Safe in the South Bay seal in their business to show that they are doing their part to advance business recovery and keep the community safe.
In accordance with the County of Los Angeles Health Officer Order, I PLEDGE that my business is in compliance with the appropriate Los Angeles County Reopening Protocol and that that my business will adhere to the following general practices to mitigate the spread of COVID-19: