Beverly Hills Mayor and City Council Creating
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Advisory Committee
Beverly Hills, CA – As a City that continues to promote public health, Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch and the City Council today announced the formation of a COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Advisory Committee to inform City policy and help reduce the spread of the virus through proactive measures.
“Beverly Hills is already taking steps to mitigate the impact of this virus,” said Mayor Mirisch. “By inviting some of the leading medical experts to the table, we can work to find solutions to reduce potential spread and inform our residential and business communities of best practices.”
While the City is prohibited from disclosing personal health information, it is aware of individuals in the City that have exhibited symptoms consistent with the virus.
Out of an abundance of caution, the City has already begun the process of encouraging social distancing, including postponing certain events and activities including the City’s annual Employee Awards Luncheon, Mayor’s Sing-a-Long planned for April 1st, the Chamber’s Innovate Beverly Hills event and others. The City has eliminated all non-essential work related travel for employees and is actively looking at various forms of telecommuting. The City also announced today that, effective immediately, the City’s Farmers Market would suspend operations on Sunday mornings for at least the next several weeks.
The City Council will encourage public participation in upcoming Council meetings through technology rather than in person. All Council and Commission meetings are streamed online at www.beverlyhills.org. The City will also create a hotline to provide information and assistance in answering COVID-19 related questions.
As the situation continues to evolve, please visit www.beverlyhills.org/novelcoronavirus for the latest information.