Current Emergency and Disaster Information
There is no current disaster affecting the City of Beverly Hills.
The City continues to receive updates from and participate in planning regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) with both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH).
The public is reminded to keep in mind these key points regarding the current status of the Novel Coronavirus in the United States:
- The term coronavirus refers to a family of viruses of which the 2019-nCoV is a part.
- At this time, LACDPH reports only one confirmed case in Los Angeles County. The CDC reports only a total of fourteen cases across the country. The recent return of the Diamond Princess passengers (36 infected) are not included in those figures. Those passengers have been quarantined.
- At this time, the CDC and LA County of Public Health report there is no immediate threat to the general public and that they advise to continue attending school, events, and work, but to practice good health hygiene, such as washing hands frequently and staying home when ill.
- The United States has implemented strict quarantine and monitoring of those returning to the United States which is why officials feel there have not been more cases in the US.
- The City continues to plan for all emergencies and specifically a potential pandemic causing a need to social distance.
- This is an evolving situation and people are reminded to be prepared for any emergency and to stock up on food, water, and other basic necessities.
If a member of the public is concerned about traveling to a foreign country, there are advised to visit the US State Department's website.
As a reminder, both the LACDPH and CDC maintain that at this time, the larger nationwide concern should be focused on the annual influenza season.
- Many more citizens have been and will be affected by the flu this year.
- All who are eligible to receive flu shots should do so if they have not already.
For more information regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (nCoV), please visit:
- Los Angeles County Public Health Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Los Angeles County Public Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
CURRENT AIR QUALITY INFORMATION
Current air quality information can be found with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SQAMD).
How to Prepare
For information on to prepare your home, your family, and your workspace before/during/and after a disaster, visit the Helpful Links below for more information.
For more information visit: Helpful Links
Visit the Disaster Planning Resources page for information on how to Make a Kit! Make a Plan! and Stay Informed!
Emergency Notifications for the City of Beverly Hills
The City of Beverly Hills has a mass communication system to notify citizens of an emergency or disaster. If you live or have a business in the City, your landline phone is already included. Go to Emergency Telephone Notification Sign Up to add your cell phone, email address and other information.
For emergency information specific to the City of Beverly Hills, go to the following sources:
City of Beverly Hills Disaster Hotline: (310) 550-4680
Radio: 1500 AM
TV: Channels 10 and 35
Text: BEVHILLS and BEVHILLSPD to 888777 to receive text message alerts
For further information, contact Emergency Management at (310) 285-1025.