• Emergency Preparedness

  • If your company experiences a disaster, do you have an adequate recovery plan in place? According to the Contingency Planning Research Strategic Corporation, 43% of U.S companies that experience a natural or man-made disaster never re-open and another 29% of businesses will close within 2 years.  According to a Touche Ross study, the survival rate for a company with no disaster recovery plan in place is less than 10%.

    In recent years the City of Malibu has experienced earthquakes, landslides and major wildfires impacting residents and businesses alike. The Malibu Chamber of Commerce and the City of Malibu's Emergency Services Department have joined forces to form the "Emergency Preparedness Network" (EPN). The goal of EPN is to promote threat awareness, disaster preparedness and improve disaster survival rates throughout the City's business community.

    The EPN will offer a basic framework to help businesses anticipate their particular emergency needs and construct a preparedness plan for owners and employees to follow in case of area-wide emergencies.

    The network will also serve as a communications hub in emergencies for receiving and sharing information between the Chamber, City, first responders and key business personnel.

    EPN will offer a special CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training class created specifically for businesses.  This class covers basic survival information and skills required until professional responders are available to assist during emergencies. Finally, the Malibu Chamber has commissioned a backpack containing critical supplies businesses may need during an emergency, available to Chamber members at a special price.

    To order your Chamber-Endorsed Emergency Pack, click: Emergency Pack or call the Wilderness Institute at 818-483-6570.

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    N95 Masks are highly encouraged in place of all other types of masks per the CDC.  They are currently available for free at various retail sites including CVS and Walgreens.  

    BUSINESSES: FREE PPE packages, including N95 masks, are available through PPE Unite at www.ppeunite.org or by  calling (747)224-7742. The City of Los Angeles also has low-cost N95 masks available for purchase at www.lovla.org. 

    The LA County Department of Public Health (LADPH) has updated its Health Officer Order as follows: 

    • No later than January 17, 2022, all employers are required to provide employees who work indoors and in close contact with others or the public with a well-fitting medical grade mask, surgical mask or higher-level respirator, such as an N95 filtering facepiece respirator or KN95, and require them to wear the masks at all times while indoors at the worksite or facility. 
    • In alignment with the State Public Health Officer's Order of December 31, 2021, beginning January 15, 2022, attendance thresholds are lowered to 500 attendees for Indoor Mega Events and 5,000 attendees for Outdoor Mega Events. 
    • Masks must be worn at all times while indoors at Cardrooms, except when actively eating or drinking in required designated dining areas. 
    • Recommend that at Mega Events, Performance Venues, Movie Theatres, and Entertainment Venues, food and drink only be consumed, where possible, in designated dining areas. 
    • Mega Events, Performance Venues, Movie Theatres and Entertainment Venues are responsible for messaging, signage, and compliance with masking requirement unless spectators/customers are actively eating or drinking.