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Burbank Coordinating Council Shares List Of Pandemic Resources

As the Burbank Coordinating Council gears up for another season of providing support for Burbank children and families, the organization has released a list of resources for Burbank families and individuals who may be affected by the ongoing pandemic shutdown and restrictions.

BCC recommends those in need of resources to visit covid19.Ca.gov for a large, updated list of information about statewide services, restrictions and guidelines. City of Burbank updates are available by visiting their website at burbankca.gov.

During business hours, Monday through Friday, people can call the Burbank Public Library at 818-238-5580 to speak with a local Burbank person about available resources.

In Burbank, the Library system, Boys and Girls Club and the City of Burbank Parks, Recreation and Community Services are all offering assistance, according to BCC.

Free meals are available for all Burbank Unified School District students through the end of December 2020. Call BUSD Food Services for more information at 818-729-4539 or read more here.

Burbank Unified posts updates from Superintendent Matt Hill regularly on their website here.

Mental health support is available from the Family Service Agency by calling 818-845-7671 or visiting their website here.

Centers for Disease Control updates on COVID-19 are available here.

Updates for L.A. County Public Health can be viewed here.

Information on County of Los Angeles COVID-19 testing sites can be found here.

BCC notes that a Burbank COVID-19 Support Group on the Next Door app platform provides information and lists people offering to help their neighbors by running errands and shopping.

The City of Burbank manages several volunteer and outreach programs including Project HOPE, which pairs seniors with volunteers to help run errands and provide companionship via the Joslyn Center. Sign up to be a volunteer or a recipient by calling 818-238-5370 or learn more online here.

Burbank Coordinating Council also shared a list of local organizations providing support and assistance:

 

Organization: Burbank Temporary Aid Center

Goals Supported: Emergency Services and food bank

Location: 1304 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506

Contact: Barbara Howell, CEO BHowell@thebtac.org

 

Organization: Streetplus

Goals Supported: Homeless Services

Location: City-wide

Contact: Robert Newman 818-397-3798 rnewman@streetplus.net

 

Organization: Ascencia

Goals Supported: Homeless Services

Location: City-wide

Contact: Laura Duncan, Executive Director 818-246-7900 LDuncan@ascenciaca.org

 

Organization: All inclusive Community Health Center

Goals Supported: Health Services

Location: 1311 N San Fernando Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91504

Contact: Marine Dzhgalyan, MD admin@allinclusivechc.org

 

Organization: Volunteers of America of Los Angeles

Goals Supported: Employment and Training for the homeless

Location: 401 N Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505

Contact: Bridgette Barker, Program Manager bbarker@voala.org

 

Organization: Southern California Housing Rights Center

Goals Supported: Fair Housing Counseling

Location: City-wide

Contact: Chancela Al-Mansour, Executive Director 213-387-8400 calmansour@housingrightscenter.org

 

Organization: Armenian Relief Society

Goals Supported: Social services

Location: 517 West Glenoaks Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91202

Contact: Talar Aintablian, Executive Director 818-500-1343

 

Organization: Family Promise of the Verdugos

Goals Supported: Homelessness, case management, job development

Location: 2406 Naomi Street, Burbank, CA 91504

Contact: Albert Hernandez, Executive Director 818-847-1547 executivedirector@familypromiseverdugos.org

 

Organization: Kids Community Dental Clinic

Goals Supported: Health Services

Location: 400 W. Elmwood Avenue, Burbank, CA 91506

Contact: Dale Gorman, Executive Director dale.gorman@att.net

 

Organization: Burbank Noon Lions

Goals Supported: Senior Health and Social Services

Location: Citywide

Contact: Marva Murphy marvamurphy@earthlink.net

 

Organization: BCR A Place To Grow

Goals Supported: Services for the Disabled

Location: 230 E. Amherst Drive, Burbank, CA 91504

Contact: Edward Parker edwardp@bcraplacetogrow.org

 

Organization: Burbank Family YMCA

Goals Supported: Child Development and Enrichment Programs

Location: 332 E. San Jose Avenue, Burbank, CA 91502

Contact: Mary Cutone, CEO mary@burbankymca.org

 

Organization: Boys and Girls Club

Goals Supported: Youth Services

Location: 2244 N. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91504

Contact: Shanna Warren, Executive Director shannawarren@bgcburbank.org]

 

Organization: Family Service Agency

Goals Supported: Mental health, peer support groups, family counseling

Location: 2721 West Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

Contact: Laurie Bleick, Executive Director 818-845-7671 lauriebjb@yahoo.com

 

The Burbank Coordinating Council has been serving the community of Burbank since 1933. Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month from October through May at the Little White Chapel located at 1711 North Avon St Burbank, CA 91505. Currently, during the pandemic, meetings will be held online.

For more information on the non-profit BCC and its service to the community of Burbank, to register for an upcoming meeting or join for an annual membership, visit their website at https://www.burbankcc.org/.

Burbank Coordinating Council members include those involved in service clubs, other non-profit organizations, churches and synagogues, studios, scout troops, PTA, PTSAs, Burbank Unified School District, City of Burbank and departments, local businesses and interested individuals and families.

The BCC has organized the annual Holiday Baskets program and Campership Program for decades. The organization also holds an annual Spirit of Giving Luncheon every November to recognize local supporters and volunteers.

For more than 80 years, BCC has collected donations of food and gifts for local families in need and partnered with local organizations to provide Holiday Baskets. In 2018, BCC helped deliver Holiday Baskets to more than 700 families.

The Campership Program has helped Burbank children ages 8 – 18 attend a one week long residential or day camp in the area since 1936. Some of those camps include Burbank Parks and Recreation Camps, Burbank YMCA, Golden State Gymnastics, Forest Home Children’s Camp, YMCA Camp Edwards and LGBTQ Camp. In 2018, BCC was able to send 104 children to summer camp.

Burbank Revises Emergency Orders Allowing More Business to Move Outdoors

In Burbank, customers can now get their nails done, have their hair styled, workout, and attend church services all outdoors within private parking lots.

This is due to the signing of an Emergency Order allowing these types of activities to
be conducted outside. The newly adopted Order is based on the premise that outdoor activities are safer than indoors and less likely to spread COVID 19 and follows California Governor Newsom’s
guidelines for outdoor operations. The new guidance from the Governor and County
specifically applies to:

• Personal care services such as nail salons, tanning salons, esthetician, skincare,
and cosmetology services; electrology, body art professionals, tattoo parlors, and
piercing shops; and massage therapy (in non-healthcare settings)

• Hair salons and barbershops
• Fitness facilities, including private gymnasiums
• Faith-based service is held outdoors

The Order allows the use of private parking lots through July 28, 2020, when Council will
consider the adoption of an Urgency Ordinance approving the program. If approved by
Council the program may run through December 31, 2020.

This does not apply to retailers who are still allowed to conduct indoor sales.

“This is just another way that the City of Burbank can accommodate our businesses,”
stated Mayor Sharon Springer. “It’s important that we come together and support them
during

Coronavirus Updates for Burbank Stores

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR:
This page is made up of information provided by readers and has not been checked independently. Readers should still due their own due diligence  regarding the information below. This information is for stores and markets regarding hours and food delivery. If you have information about a BURBANK store or market, please click HERE and give us as much information as possible regarding hours of operation and food delivery options.

In alphabetical order…

MARKETS

Handy Market
2514 W Magnolia Blvd  (818) 848-2500
Updated 3/31 – Handy Market is open again: 8am – 4pm  Closed Wednesdays for restocking – online delivery through their website https://www.handymarketburbank.com/

Ralph’s
25 E Alameda Ave
1100 N San Fernando Blvd
2600 W Victory Blvd
Reported 3/17 – 8 am to 8 pm Daily

Target
Empire Center
Reported 3/18 – Target is reserving the first hour of shopping each Wednesday for more vulnerable shoppers, elderly and those with underlying health conditions – 7 am to 9 pm

Von’s
301 N. Pass Ave
Reported 3/17 – 5 am to 10 pm – Some items such as toilet paper & paper towels is being limited
Tuesday and Thursday will be open an hour early for vulnerable shoppers, elderly and those with underlying health conditions

Whole Foods
3401 W Olive Ave
Reported 3/17 – Open 7 am to 8 am for seniors to shop

 

STORES

Bertrand’s Band and Orchestra
2618 Burbank Blvd,   Phone: (818) 848-9665
Reported 3/16 – M-F 1 pm-6 pm, Saturday 10-3
Maybe this is a good time to learn an instrument or pick up one that you used to have time to play! We have lots of ukuleles to choose from, too!

Burbank Sounds
1321 West Magnolia Blvd. 818-559-6539
Reported 3/17 – We will be open Mon-Sat from 9 am to 5 pm

Frenchys Beauty Parlor
2403 W Magnolia Blvd,
  (818) 845-7545
Reported 3/16 – We will be open Wednesday-Sunday and taking every sanitation opportunity possible.

Geeky Teas & Games
2220 w Magnolia blvd.  (818) (818) 639-2283
Reported 3/17 – Open 1-8 pm daily – Also doing curbside pickup of board games and toys and online gift certificates

Go Green Bicycles
118 E. Alameda Ave.   (818) 845-6381
Updated 3/17 – Monday through Saturday 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm
Some slow days we are closing early so we are asking everyone to come in towards the beginning of the day and if they plan on coming in anytime after 3 pm to call ahead of time to see if we’re still open! (Day to day basis). We’re a small business run by my husband and I. We focus on selling all types of bikes (kids, road, electric, mountain, beach cruisers, and more) accessories, parts, clothing, and service!!

 Half Baked Co.
1206 W. Burbank Blvd.   (818) 433-7481
Reported 3/17 – We will still be open for pick up and delivery!

Jon’s Window & Awning
2919 W Magnolia Blvd.    (818) 845-5430
Reported 3/17  Open Monday -Friday 8-am -4pm
  Jon@jonswindow.com   Jonswindowandawning.com
Offering discounts and rebates during this crisis. 

Macy’s
Burbank Town Center
Reported 3/17 – Macy’s is closing at the Burbank mall effective tomorrow till April 1. All employees are being compensated.

Milt & Edie’s Drycleaners & Tailoring Center
4021 W Alameda Ave,  Phone: (818) 846-4734
Reported 3/16 – Open 24 hours

Slone Vintage
3208 W Magnolia   (818) 861-7892
Reported 3/17 – Open Daily 12–6 PM
In-store open and E-Gift Cards available https://tinyurl.com/shtd57r

Tactical Pro Shop
3503 W Burbank Blvd   (818) 468-7837
Reported 3/18 – Mon-Fri 10AM – 8PM  Sat-Sun Noon – 8PM
We do not sell firearms but do have accessories, holsters and safety items. We currently have:
Small First Aid Kits,  Surgical Gloves,  Flashlights and Lanterns
2 pallets of Military MRE’s arriving on Friday

The Tire Spot 
1700 N San Fernando Blvd,  (818) 859-7321
Reported 3/31 – Temporary hour are Mon-Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-4pm
Vehicle tires, maintenance, and repair – Sunday closed

UMe Credit Union
3000 W. Magnolia Blvd.  (818) 238-2900
Update 3/31 -For the health and safety of U + Me , we have further modified our lobby visits to be by appointment only — effective Thursday, April 2, 2020 — until further notice:
UMe Lobby Hours are now by appointment only
Mondays – Fridays: 9am – 5pm
You may request a lobby visit appointment by email or phone:
lobbyvisit@umecreditunion.com / (818) 238-2900



 

 

Coronavirus Updates for Burbank Restaurants


NOTE FROM THE EDITOR:

This page is made up of information provided by readers and has not been checked independently. Readers should still due their own due diligence regarding the information below. This information is for restaurants regarding hours, food delivery and takeout options. If you have information about a BURBANK restaurant please click HERE and give us as much information as possible regarding hours of operation and food delivery/take out options.

 

Apollo’s
401 N. Glenoaks Blvd,   (818)842-2444
Reported 3/22 – Monday-Friday 7am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-3pm
We accept cash, card and apple/Samsung pay. We do call in orders, in store to go orders, we also have online delivery from (Postmates, Uber eats, doordash, and grub hub)

B J’s, website
Reported 3/24 – $o delivery fee for orders over $19.95 and free Pizookie when ordering from their AP

Barragan’s, website.
730 N Victory Blvd, (818) 848-2325
Reported 3/16 – Has reopened for take-out

Bea Bea’s, website.
353 North Pass Ave  (818) 846-2327
Reported 3/31 – Open daily 9am to 3pm https://www.beabeas.com/

Black Angus
235 S Ikea Way   (818) 848-8880
Updated 3/24 -now closed

Bobawok Chinese Restaurant, website
928 N San Fernando Blvd.   (818) 859-7596
Reported 3/19 – Open 11-9  Mon-Fri, 12-9  Saturday and Sunday.
Take out or pick up is available, delivery available through postmates, doordash, grubhub, and Uber eats.
Online order has multiple discounts and special offers with different platforms.
Order take out or pickup can receive free Boba drink with order over 10 dollars or free upgrade to large size if order Boba drinks.

Burbank Pub
2013 W Burbank Blvd  (818) 588-3013
Reported 3/18 – Beginning on Thursday, March 19, Take out and Delivery Hours are 12p-9p Tuesday – Saturday until further notice

C2315 W. Victory Blvd   (818)588-3684
Reported 4/2 – open 7am-2:30pm (Sunday-Wednesday) and 7am-8pm (Thursday-Saturday)
call in orders can be made and we also have online ordering on our website at cafedeollarestaurant.com for take-out and delivery information.

California Eatery Bakery & Cafe
2411 W Burbank Blvd,    (818) 861-7475
Reported 3/20 – Possible hours 6 am to 4 pm “When I went in they were super stocked on bagels and donuts which I’m scared means no ones been coming in.”

California Pizza Kitchen
601 N San Fernando Blvd  (818) 972-2589
Updated 3/20 – open for takeout 11 am to 7 pm and delivery from 11-6pm – this applies for all 7 days now
Order pick up, delivery, or curbside by calling or placing orders online ( locations.cpk.com ).
Delivery ends an hour before closing.

Carving Board
216 E Olive Ave.   (818) 563-6799
Reported 4/3 – Open 11am-8pm. Order for take out only over the phone and work with postmates Uber eats and grubhub and taking online orders through their website!

Castaway
1250 E Harvard Rd  (818) 848-6691
Reported 4/18 – Open 12 noon – 6:00 pm, Monday thru Friday
Take out and curbside delivery available. Family meals starting at $35 include salad, entree and dessert. Very limited a la carte menu, all wines menu priced at under $100 are 50%  https://www.castawayburbank.com

Cedar Wines
online ordering – https://cedarwines.com/shop/  (818) 859-0163
(Must be 21 or older to purchase wine)
Reported 3/26 – Choose your favorite wine and checkout with preferred shipment method, we will ship the wines directly to your home with the help of our friends at FedEx in Burbank on Olive Ave.
Promotion: We are currently offering a discount coupon code for 20% off site wide.
Use coupon code 1Armenia at checkout.

Centanni, website.
117 N Victory Blvd   (818) 434-1310
Updated 4/29 – open for to-go orders and deliveries.
Monday-Saturday 4pm to 8:30pm – Closed Sundays

Central Park Pizza, website.
220 N Victory Blvd    818-953-7492
Reported 3/20 – Open 11 am to 8 pm for pickup and delivery (closed Tuesdays). Menus on Door Dash and Postmates too if not in the delivery area.

Chop Shop, website.
1001 N San Fernando Blvd(818) 846-3560
Reported 4/14 – open for take out and curb side pick up.

Corner Cottage
310 S Victory Blvd(818) 843-2567
Reported 4/14 – Monday thru Friday from 6am – 3pm, Saturday from 7am – 11am, closed on Saturday. Called them 15 minutes ago to confirm.

Coral Cafe
3321 W Burbank Blvd
Reported 3/19 – Business hours are 7 am-10 pm for take-out and delivery. Delivery available from 10 am to 10 pm. Online ordering available at coralcafe.com

Daily Grill, website.
2500 N. Hollywood Way  818.840.6464
Reported 3/18 –  7 am-9 pm daily
We are open for take-out and delivery and are featuring specials including kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. We also have some lovely Doordash features including “Happy Hour at Home” and “2 for $30” including 1 starter, 2 entrees, and 1 dessert.

Denny’s
2525 N Hollywood Way   818-847-9600
Reported 9/17 – We are open for take out, and outdoor dine in. Starting Friday September 18th 2020
We are going to open 24hrs. 7 days a week. We also offer online ordering and we deliver thru 3rd party delivery ( Postmates, Grub hub, Doordash and Uber eats)

Dino’s Pizza
3520 W Burbank Blvd    (818) 841-3311   –   Order by Phone
Updated 3/30 – closed per their Facebook page

Dog Haus
3817 W Olive Ave
Reported 3/31 – Closed until further notice

Dunkin’ Donuts, website.
200 S Glenoaks Blvd (corner of Angeleno)   (818) 558-6344
Reported 3/31 – is open from 5am -9 pm. Drive thru, takeout, Grubhub and Postmates services available. Download the Dunkin’ app to order ahead and pay online.  Family owned franchise business.

El Carpintero
4109 1/2 West Olive Ave   (818).566-4093
Reported 5/22 – We are open Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Take out and Delivery ( Door Dash, Posmate & Uber)

El Criollo Cuban Bar & Grill
916 W. Burbank Blvd.  818-260-0211
Reported 4/2 – Open during regular hours. We have takeout available via elcriollorestaurant.com or by calling. Delivery is available via Postmates. We are also offering beer, wine, and cocktails to go with a food purchase

Emon Japanese Restaurant
325 N Pass Ave   818-845-0089
Reported 3/30 – Monday to Friday 11:30am to 8:00pm,  Saturday 11:30am to 4pm
Takeout and delivery available, please call to order. Free order of Edamame or 4pc CA roll for take out orders.

Exotic Thai Cuisine
1212 n San Fernando Blvd, H,  818-841-2555
Reported 4/1 – Open Daily 11am-9.30pm  Pick up/Delivery ($0 fee)
Call/online https://exoticthaiofburbank.com/mobile-home/
Free Egg roll/crab lagoon for $50 order

Fiesta Taco
1110 N Hollywood Way Burbank   (818) 558-6645
Reported 5/5 – Hours from 9am to 7pm for take out only.

Frontier Wok Too
1816 W Olive Ave.   (818) 954-9965
Updated 4/3  – 12 to 8:30 pm – They are offering 10% off all take out and deliveries.

Gordon Biersch Burbank
145 S San Fernando Blvd,  (818) 569-5240
Reported 6/28 – Now Open

Gourmet 88
230 N San Fernando Blvd.   (818) 848-8688
Reported 4/3 – delivers and is open 7 days weekly

Granada Restaurant
1100 W Victory Blvd    (818) 843-0313‬
Updated 3/26 – Take-out only from 1130am- about 7:30pm – offering 15% off all to go orders!

Granville Cafe
121 N San Fernando Blvd   (818) 848-4726
Updated 4/3 – closed until further notice

Half Baked Co.
1206 W Burbank Blvd.   (818) 433-7481
Reported 3/18 – Tues-Sunday 10-3   Www.halfbaked.co  Monday – closed
Burbank business for 10yrs. Specializing in custom cakes, cupcakes, macarons, and other sweet treats. Gluten-free, vegan & sugar-free options are available. Providing curbside pickup, delivery and partnering with Uber eats, grub hub and post mates.
Special “quarantine” do it yourself take home cupcake decorating kits. Family fun, give the kids and you something new to do at home. Help us keep our doors open.

Hank’s a Deli of Sorts Bagel Shop
4315 West Riverside Drive –
Reported 3/26 – Ordering/delivery available – Closed Monday – Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. or sell-out.  Saturday & Sunday – 8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. or sell-out.  www.hanksbagels.com
Owners are Trevor and Kelley Faris, parents of young kids. They’re doing delivery themselves without the big food delivery apps just to keep the business open, the customers fed and employees fed.

Healthy Bites
3511 W Magnolia Blvd(818) 508-0008
Reported 3/17 – Mon – Fri 11 a, to 9 pm, Sat & Sun 9 am to 6 pm
We need all the help we can get to spread the word so that we don’t close our doors.

Hill Street Cafe
3301 N Glenoaks Blvd. (818) 845-0046
Updated 3/23 – Monday through Friday 11am-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-8pm. Serving breakfast on weekends only from 9-2pm.. www.hillstreetcafeonline.com,

Hilltop Restaurant & Bar
Located at DeBell golf club    1500 E Walnut Ave   818-845-0022
Reported 3/18 – We are offering takeout only at our restaurant. Our menu is located online at www.debellgolf.com under the Hilltop page.  Our brunch menu is not available at this time.
Takeout orders are available:  Mon-Thru 10am-630pm   Fri-Sun 730am-730pm
We have Pepsi products, coffee, and tea available for beverages

Islands
101 E Orange Grove Ave, (818) 566-7744
Reported 3/18 – Open for delivery or pick up. Possible hours are 11-8 pm
Every Islands location will donate one free meal directly to a local senior citizen center when an adult entrée is purchased through curbside pickup or takeout.

Ike’s Love and Sandwiches 
1125, 302 N San Fernando Blvd.  (818) 562-7223
Reported 3/16 – Normal hours as of now. Mon-Sat 10-8, Sun 10-7
open with free delivery off our app

Kuru Kuru (Sushi & Japanese food), website.
Hollywood Way & W Verdugo Ave   (818) 848-3355
Updated 4/13 – Monday – Friday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5:00 to 10:00 pm, Saturday 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

La Bamba
2600 N Glenoaks   (818) 846-3358
Updated 3/19 – Take-out & delivery (DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates & UberEats) 11am- about 8pm

Larry’s Chili Dog
3122 W Burbank Blvd   (818) 842-0244
Updated 3/19 – Monday through Saturday 7 am to 3 pm
Take out and curbside pickup available – you can call or order and pay through Larryschilidog.com

Lily’s Cafe
357 E. Magnolia Blvd.  (818) 566-8553
Reported 3/22 – open M-F from 8-4 until further notice.  Check our menu at Lilyscafe.com

Los Amigos Bar and Grill
2825 W Olive Ave  (818) 842-3700
Reported 4/3 – Open for takeout/delivery (Postmates/ChowNow) and are offering all-day happy hour margaritas to go! Hours are 11:00 am – 8:30 pm everyday.

Lotus and Light
345 N Pass Ave.  (818) 562-7777
Reported 3/24 – Monday to Sunday 12 – 8 PM   – Free Local Delivery 

Ma’s Italian Restaurant
267 N. Pass Avenue   (818) 567-2288
Reported 3/30 – Open for pickup or delivery
Lunch M-F 11am-2pm  –  Dinner Sun-W 5-8pm  –  Dinner Th-Sat 5-9pm

Magnolia Grille
10530 W Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood   (818) 766-8698
Updated 3/26 – Breakfast and Lunch, Take-out only  8 am to 5 pm
We’re a small family-owned diner and are struggling quite a bit to stay open. To keep up we’re doing Takeout with 25% off the entire menu!  www.themagnoliagrille.com

Martino’s Bakery
335 N Victory Blvd.   (818) 842-0715
Reported 3/18 –  We are open Monday-Friday 6 am to 6 pm,  Saturday 8-4
We are offering to-go orders, phone orders, online orders, curbside take out and ask about delivery in Burbank! We are also now making loaves of bread!
Help us kee our doors open through such a hard time! Teacakes make everything better!

MexCocina Cafe, website
2714 W Burbank Blvd.,   (818) 845-0561
Reported by 3/18 – MexCocina Cafe will continue to serve take-out, curbside pickup, and delivery orders. We are also offering a 10% cashback on all orders. The Mexcocina Cafe team is dedicated to serving the community of Burbank and every client. We want to continue serving a spice of love in every meal. We are dedicated to satisfy and support the community during these tough times.

Miracle Bakery
1529 N San Fernando   (818) 561-4883
Reported 4/17 – Open Tuesday – Saturday 8 am to 4 pm,  Sunday 8 to 3 pm
Beautiful, delicious pastries, great coffee and tacos/burritos/quesadillas/chilaquiles.  Nicest people around.
Available for pick Up and delivery through Grubhub, Uber eats and Postmates.

Morton’s Steakhouse Burbank
3400 W. Olive Avenue Phone (818) 238-0424
Reported 3/16 – Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm.
Beginning March 17 Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm.
Take Out and To-Go orders only. We will not be doing delivery at this time. For delivery, guests are welcome to use the delivery service Postmates. Limited (but also discounted!) Menu, which will be listed on Mortons.com starting later this week.

Norm’s
1201 W Magnolia Blvd  (818) 953-5050
Reported 3/25 – Open 7 am to 3 pm Monday to Saturday and 7 am to 2 pm on Sunday

Olive and Thyme
3821 West Riverside Drive  Phone (818) 557-1560
Reported 3/26www.Oliveandthyme.com
Curbside pick-up (adjusted menu online) plus grocery essentials from their normal food supply deliveries (helping other small businesses who depend on the continued revenue).
Call to order or use Caviar.com for delivery

Olive’s Bistro
Coast Anabelle Hotel, 2011 Olive  (818) 806-1222
Reported 3/18 – Take-Out Orders & Curb Side Pick Ups. We’ll continue to monitor the situation. Temporary Hours: 8 am – 9 pm – Visit our website for the menu: olivesburbank.com

Panera Bread
132 E Palm Ave.   (818) 391-1060
Updated 3/26 – now reported closed until further notice

Philly’s Best
1419 W. Olive Ave   (818) 840-8700
Reported 4/15 – Burbank is open for delicious cheesesteaks, hoagies, chicken tenders and more! We offer takeout at the door (you don’t need to come inside), or delivery through ChowNow, DoorDash, and PostMates. We’re following all CDC guidelines including gloves and masks for all employees. No cash accepted at this time. We’re a Burbank family-owned business and we’d love to see you!

Santoro’s
1423 W Burbank Blvd   (818) 848-8888‬
Reported 3/19 – Take-out only; regular hours

SanSai Grill
2575 North Hollywood Way #107   (818) 565-0420
Reported 4/6 – Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-6:30pm
mention myburbank.com we will honor 10% discount
Sat-Sun Temporary Closed until further notice due to COVID-19
ONLINE ORDERING CLICK HERE

Saraya Thai
1439 W Olive Ave   (818) 846-1244
Reported 3/17 – Hours are 11-9 pm as of 3/17
Noodles, curries, fried rice, soups, salads! Thai tea, Matcha green tea, Thai iced coffee
Pick up, delivery, & walk-in to-go orders     www.sarayathai.com

Sharky’s Wood Fired Mexican Grill
Burbank Empire Center,  1791 n victory place  (818) 840-9080
Reported 3/19 – Special Hours of operation 11am-9pm Monday-Thursday
11-am -930 pm Friday-Sunday
Website: Sharky’s.com for online orders or delivery Postmates, Uber eats, DoorDash, caviar, grubhub

Shake Shack
200 N San Fernando   (747) 333-3040
Reported 3/19 – Open 11am-9pm.  Take-out (order or via Shake Shack app)   Delivery (GrubHub & PostMates)

Siri Thai, website.
2730 W Burbank Blvd    (818) 842-8222
Reported 3/19 – Take-out & delivery (GrubHub & Postmates) 11am- about 9pm

Smoke House, website.
4420 Lakeside Drive  (818) 845-3731
Reported 3/19 – Open daily from 12 pm-8 pm for take-out or delivery. Take-out specials, Filet Mignon $25, Cheeseburger $14, and a BBQ for four $70. Place an order by 7 pm.

Simmzy’s
3000 W Olive Ave   (818) 962-2500
Reported 3/18 – closed until further notice

Sotta
2009 W Alameda Ave   (818) 309-2333
Reported 3/19 – Take out & delivery (Grubhub) 10am-9pm

Submarine King
261 W Olive Ave  (818) 842-1244
Reported 3/19 – open during their normal hours,  9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday, 10:00-3:00 on Saturday, and closed on Sunday

Summer Buffalo
449 S Glenoaks Blvd    (818) 561-4777
Reported 3/19 – open for takeout, order online here: https://direct.chownow.com/order/6335/locations/8369

Story Tavern
150 S. SanFernando Blvd. (818) 567-4200
Updated 5/22 – Open for Take-Out. 4:00-8:00 PM, closed Mondays. Check website for special take-out menu during this period. Take-Out cocktails and beer also.  Family-owned business.

Tallyrand
1700 W. Olive Ave.  (818) 846-9904
Updated 3/20 – open  8 am-1 pm and also 4 pm-8 pm. We are doing curbside delivery. Customers phone in orders to 818-846-9904, pay via credit card and we will walk to meals right to their car

Tequilas
4310 Magnolia Blvd.   818 845-7217
Updated 5/4 Tequilas has REOPENED  Current hours are Happy Hour 4-6 pm Open Daily 4 to 9 pm Free Delivery within 2 miles Or order via delivery apps ( Fees Apply) This week Cinco De Mayo Specials House Margaritas $2.50, Cadillac Margaritas $5.00, Bottled Beer $1.50, Patron Silver or Don Julio Blanco Shots $5.00 CRISPY TACOS (Beef, Chicken, or Pork $1.00 ) MUST PURCHASE FOOD with Beer & Margaritas. Call (818) 845-7217)  Curb-side pick-up (Mention when you call) 

The Habit
103 E Alameda Ave    (818) 260-0083
Reported 3/18 (by customer) – “ordered & paid online yesterday and when it was ready, went in and grabbed my bag. Very quick & efficient. Orders may be made in-store too”

The Hollywood Way
1333 N Hollywood Way  (818) 845-4400
Reported 6/25 – open for dine-in 12 to 8 Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We are also open for take out and delivery.

The New Deal
3501 West Magnolia Blvd.   (818) 861-7731
Updated 3/19 – Open for takeout/curbside/carhop

TinHorn Flats Bar and Grill
2623 W Magnolia Blvd   (818) 567-2470  
Reported 3/31 – Wed thru Sunday 12:00- 7pm
Open for curbside takeout and delivery from postmates and Tinhornflats.com or call in. 

Tonir Cafe
3236 N San Fernando Blvd.   (818) 563-6666
Reported 4/3 – Open for delivery and pick up. Great family owned kebob restaurant.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/gZC3kDrxA12fYKjL9

Toro Sushi and Poke House
144 N San Fernando Blvd    (818) 238-9568
Reported 4/17 – Monday 11 am – 9 pm
Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 9 pm – Closed Monday

Wood Ranch
110 N. 1st Street   (747) 200-2460
Reported 3/18 – open 11:00am – 8:30pm
Definitely open for take-out. I ordered online, set a pick-up time, the food was ready when I got there!
https://order.woodranch.com/menu/wood-ranch-burbank

World Empanadas
1206 W Magnolia Blvd,  (818) 561-4999
Reported 3/31 – open for pick-up and is regularly offering 10% coupons if you use their rewards app, FiveStars. They have a take-n-bake option!

Yard House
100 E Palm Ave.   818-840-6700
Reported 4/3 – open daily 11am – 9pm. Order online at yardhouse.com or call the restaurant . Now offering “Take Our Bar To Go”. Curbside pick up on First St. for online orders

Zono Sushi
610 N 1st St(818) 557-1268
Reported 4/14 – 4:30 to 8:30 Wednesday to Sunday – Order for Pick-up online.All the ordering and paying online. Pick up at restaurant.

 

Latest Official Coronavirus News Concerning Burbank

This is the latest information that we have that has been verified or released by businesses or officials

July 24 – From City of Burbank

Burbank Reminds Residents, Businesses and Visitors of the Importance of Facemasks

The City of Burbank reminds residents, businesses and visitors that the wearing of face coverings when in public is extremely important to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The City has developed a new Face Coverings Fact Sheet that provides updated information on when and where to wear face coverings.

Businesses are welcome to download or request a poster to hang within their store window or within their office. Printed copies are available and can be picked up at the City by calling 818-238-5160.

Police Officers, along with Downtown Ambassadors, and StreetPlus, will handout cards to the public providing face covering guidance and offer face coverings to someone that they encounter that should be but is not wearing a face covering.

“We need to continually work together as a city to protect each other,” says Mayor Sharon Springer. “The wearing of face coverings helps keep us safe. Please do your part and we will get through this together.”

July 13 – From City of Burbank and County Health

Revised Health Officer Order Requires Closure of Indoor Operations for Some Sectors

Effective July 13, 2020, Los Angeles County will stop certain sector operations as ordered by the State. Closures include: all personal care services – including nail salons; massage & tattoo parlors; hair salons & barbershops; places of worship; gyms and fitness centers; offices of non-critical sectors; indoor malls and all indoor protests until further notice. Read more here: https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/

July 2 – City of Burbank

Burbank Issues Emergency Orders to Facilitate Outdoor Dining

Today, the Burbank City Manager issued two Emergency Orders to facilitate outdoor dining, making it temporarily easier for restaurants to add outdoor seating while still abiding by County restaurant protocols.

The new Orders allow both dining on private property including parking lots and within the public right

Allowing Outdoor Dining within Private Property Parking Lots – The first Emergency Order temporarily suspends the requirement for a permit when using a restaurant’s private parking lot for outdoor dining.  Permanent alterations to a parking lot and/or permanent installations are not allowed and Los Angeles County Health Protocols apply to outdoor seating. For instance, tables and chairs must include social distancing. This waiver does not apply to those restaurants that are permitted for takeout food and not permitted for indoor dining. The City of Burbank Planning Division has some suggested best practices for outdoor dining on private property and is willing to share these along with answering questions.  They can be reached at 818-238-5250.

Issuance of Sidewalk Dining Encroachment Permits– The second Emergency Order goes into effect on Monday, July 6, and establishes a temporary expanded outdoor restaurant dining program that allows the Public Work Director or his designee to expand the number of allowable seats and tables beyond current limitations.  Additionally, it permits the expansion of outdoor seating on the public sidewalk beyond the sidewalks fronting the restaurant.

A restaurant seeking to participate may file a permit application with the Public Works Department, which is subject to the approval of the Director pursuant to the Resolution and guidelines.  For more information and to set an appointment, contact the Public Works Office at 818-238-3950.  Appointments are available Monday – Friday from 8:00AM to noon.  To access the application, click here.

The Emergency Orders expire on July 14 at midnight and may be extended beyond this time period, if approved by the City Council.  The item is scheduled to be reviewed during the City Council meeting on July 14.

July 2 – City of Burbank

Burbank Recycle Center Closes

 Out of abundance of caution the City of Burbank is closing the Recycle Center immediately due to potential exposure to COVID-19.

While closed, the Center will adhere to all CDC and LA County Public Health Officer Guidelines as screening, possible testing and facility cleaning occurs. The future opening date has not yet been decided.

July 1 – City of Burbank

NOTICE: Revised Health Officer Order Requires Closure of Indoor On- Site Dining and Other Indoor Activities

The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified today to align with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s directives and require the closure of:

  • Indoor, in-person dining at restaurants (Note: Outdoor/Patio Dining is permitted)
  • Indoor museums, indoor children’s museums, and indoor operations at zoos and aquariums
  • Cardrooms and satellite wagering facilities

Also, the Health Officer Order requires businesses with three or more known cases of COVID-19 within the workplace over the span of 14 days, to report the outbreak to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health). Employers who have one known case within the workplace must have a protocol that requires that person to self-isolate at home and anyone exposed to self-quarantine.

Bars remain closed and all events and gatherings unless specifically allowed by this Order remain prohibited. Additionally, face coverings and gloves must be worn at fitness facilities at all times.

Everyone should always wear a face covering securely over your nose and mouth and keep six feet apart from others not in your household when out in public. Businesses must continue to follow Public Health directives. Public Health reminds everyone that you remain safer at home.

Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

Please note: During July 4 through July 5, Public Health will make improvements to the data processing systems which will result in no new data being reported on those days. This pause in reporting will not affect the collection of this data or outbreak investigations.

June 23 – Burbank Small Business Assistance Program

Burbank Small Business Assistance Program – Application Period

Post Date:06/23/2020 2:55 PM

 Burbank, CA (June 23, 2020) – If you are a small business impacted by COVID 19, you can apply for a Burbank Small Business Assistance loan between $5,000 to $10,000. Eligible businesses include self-employed contractors, entrepreneurs, gig workers, or businesses with less than 20 employees.  

Microenterprise Assistance up to $5,000**  

  • Must be Burbank resident and business owner with no employees (contractor, gig worker, or entrepreneur)  
  • A business must be financially impacted by COVID 19 
  • A business has unpaid, extended, or soon to be delinquent operating expenses, such as rent, utilities, inventory, taxes, etc. 
  • Current annual household income must be at or below the Low-Income Level (see table below) 

Low Income Household Reference Chart

# of People

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Annual Income Limit

$63,100

$72,100

$81,100

$90,100

$97,350

$104,550

$111,750

$118,950

 

Small Business Assistance up to $10,000** 

  • Must be a Burbank Small Business Owner with at least 2 but fewer than 20 employees 
  • A business laid-off, furloughed, or reduced work hours/shifts for any of their employees  
  • A business has unpaid, extended, or soon to be delinquent operating expenses, such as rent, utilities, inventory, taxes, etc. 
  • Must create or retain 1 full-time equivalent position for a low-income employee 

**If a small business received financial assistance from a CARES Act SBA loan, the amount received will be deducted from the amount eligible under this program. CARES Act SBA funding in the amount exceeding $4,999 for the microenterprise assistance program or in the amount exceeding $9,999 for the small business assistance program denotes ineligibility. 

The application period will begin on Monday, June 29, 2020, starting at 8:00 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time (PST)) and end on Friday, July 10, 2020 5:00 p.m. PST. Due to limited funding, the City will only accept 100 applications by or before the application period end date, whichever comes first. All applications must be submitted on-line at: www.burbank.cceda.com by clicking the Small Business Assistance Banner that will appear on the website at 8:00 a.m. on June 29. Loans will be provided to eligible small businesses on a first-come, first served basis.   

For other general questions or assistance, please call the Application Call Center at (818) 238-5180, Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and someone will be able to assist you.

June 23 – Video from Mayor Sharon Springer

 

June 16 – From City of Burbank

Revised Queueing Order for the City of Burbank

Attached is a new Order regarding queueing in the public right of way.  As more and more businesses are opening, and they have to adhere to the strict protocols regarding social distancing, capacity maximums, and infection control, the City of Burbank would like to help many of our retailers and restaurants be able to queue in the public right of way to meet all of these restrictions.  Please review this revised Queueing Order for additional details.

June 12,  COVID-19 Update from Mayor Sharon Springer

 

June 10 From City of Burbank:

Los Angeles County is moving forward on the Roadmap to Recovery and reopening key economic and community sectors, including day camps, fitness centers, spectator-free professional sports, museums, campgrounds and entertainment production.

In the most comprehensive reopening since strict public health guidelines were put in place in March, today the Los Angeles Department of Public Health announced that the Health Officer Order will be modified tomorrow to include infection control and distancing requirements for re-opening the following sectors on June 12:

  • Gyms and fitness facilities
  • Professional sports without live audiences
  • Day camps
  • Museums, galleries, zoos and aquariums
  • Campgrounds, RV parks and outdoor recreation
  • Music, film and television production
  • Hotels, lodging and short-term rentals for tourism and individual travel

The County continues to monitor the spread of the virus and the capacity of the healthcare system to provide residents with essential services. 

With these reopenings, Los Angeles County will be in Phase 3 of the State’s Resilience Roadmap.

However, this major step forward does not mean the threat of COVID-19 is gone. Residents must continue to practice physical distancing, wear cloth face coverings and follow public health directives.

If at any time, the County’s rate of infection and other key metrics demonstrate a rapid acceleration of new cases that threatens to overwhelm the healthcare system, the Department of Public Health and the Board of Supervisors may need to limit future re-openings or close reopened sectors.

Going to the gym, visiting a museum or going to camp will be very different than it was before the pandemic. Each sector reopening will have strict infection control directives in place.

Just as is required for all out-of-home activities, visitors and staff will have to practice physical distancing and wear cloth face coverings. There will be limited capacity and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures. People feeling sick should stay home

These additional re-openings follow other significant elements of the economy and community that have begun reopening and operating with limits and safeguards, including hair salons, barber shops, religious services, retail, restaurants, beaches and trails.

Still closed are nail salons, tattoo shops, bars and wineries, movie theaters, live performance theaters, entertainment centers, concert halls and venues, stadiums, arenas, gaming facilities, theme parks and festivals. Click here for a detailed list of what is open and closed in L.A. County.

Los Angeles County is still under a Safer At Work And In The Community order and public and private gatherings of people outside of a single household unit are not permitted except for public protests and faith-based services.

Everyone must continue to follow physical distancing and infection control protocols and wear a cloth face covering when in contact with others not from your household.

The plans for reopening are part of a phased progression that provides residents, employees and customers with safety protections to slow the spread of COVID-19.

 

May 29 – From City of Burbank (Through the County)

Hair Salons, Barbershops and In-Person Dining To Reopen Immediately With Safeguards in Place

L.A. County Road to Recovery Moves Forward With State Approval

Hair salons and barbershops can reopen and in-person dining in restaurants can resume immediately with safeguards as Los Angeles County moves forward on the Roadmap to Recovery.

The State of California today approved the County’s request for a variance to state guidelines because the County has met the necessary public health thresholds to safely allow critical sectors of the economy and community to begin serving residents.

The County has demonstrated that it has controlled the spread of the virus, and is protecting residents and essential workers. Hospital testing and contact tracing capacity are appropriate in response to the outbreak. Los Angeles County is now in the advanced stages of Phase 2 of the State’s Resilience Roadmap.

This new phase of Los Angeles County’s reopening better aligns the County with neighboring counties, moving Southern California towards a regional recovery and supporting our service-oriented businesses, many of which are small and locally owned It’s a testament to the efforts of residents who adhered to the Safer At Home order, practiced physical distancing and wore cloth face coverings.

“This is an important milestone for Los Angeles County as we transition to being Safer at Work and Safer in our Communities and move forward in our path of reopening and recovery,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. “I am grateful to our state and local leaders for their partnership and collaboration in supporting the residents and businesses of Los Angeles County.”

However, this step forward doesn’t mean the threat of COVID-19 is gone. Residents must continue to practice physical distancing, wear cloth face coverings and follow public health guidelines in place.

If at any time, the County’s rate of infection and other key metrics return to unsafe numbers, the Department of Public Health can limit or close reopened sectors.

“We are only able to take this important step forward because everyone did their part. As we move along in our progress to reopen, let’s continue to keep our guard up. This highly contagious virus hasn’t disappeared; it is still out there, imposing a real threat to our communities. We cannot go back to business as usual,” said Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. “I urge everyone to continue doing their part by abiding by physical distancing and face covering requirements and by adhering to our new public health directives for reopened businesses. While our measure to reopen will provide economic relief to our workers and small businesses, extreme caution must be taken to prevent another spike in confirmed cases and fatalities. We must remember that our communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, and they will likely continue to bear the brunt if the coronavirus comes back with a vengeance.”

“This is a fine line that we’re walking in the County of Los Angeles, “said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “We are threading the needle between keeping the public safe and allowing our economy to reopen.”

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and we all should do our part to help them stay open safely,” Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said. “But we are absolutely not out of the woods yet, so we must continue to protect our health and those of everyone around us. Following public health directives is critical as we go back to work, dine in at our favorite restaurants, and make that long-awaited trip to the barber or salon.”

“Like my colleagues I am happy that so many will return to work and familiar activities. Still, I cannot overemphasize the importance of the public’s role in making these next steps a success,” said Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. “People must continue to physically distance, wear face covers, and wash their hands often. If not, our cases and hospitalizations are likely to rise dramatically, forcing us to consider reducing access in order to protect public health.”

Dining in restaurants and getting a haircut will be a different experience than we’re used to. Just as is required for all out-of-home activities, clients and staff will have to practice physical distancing and wear cloth face coverings. There will be limited capacity and  enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures.

Key, specific guidelines for customers at hair salons, barbershops and in-person restaurant dining are below:

Barbershops and hair salons

  • Physical distancing measures will be in place.
  • Employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Clients feeling unwell should reschedule their appointment.
  • Everyone, including clients, must wear cloth face coverings while in the salon or barber shop and clients are encouraged to wear face coverings with earloops to ensure the face covering does not interfere with the hair service.
  • Magazines, coffee and other amenities will not be available.
  • Clients are encouraged to use credit cards and contactless payment systems. If electronic or card payment is not possible, customers should come with exact cash payment or check, if available.
  • Stylists may only serve one client at a time.

For the detailed protocols visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/.

Personal grooming that is still closed, or prohibited, at this time:

  • Nail salons
  • Spa services, including massage, facials and waxing

In-person dining in restaurants

  • Physical distancing measures will be in place.
  • Employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Patrons feeling unwell should not eat at a restaurant.
  • Outdoor seating and curbside pickup are prioritized.
  • Reservations will be encouraged.
  • Customers will be asked to wait for their table in their cars or outside the restaurant to prevent crowds from gathering.
  • Diners must wear cloth face coverings when not eating.
  • Bar areas will be closed.
  • Occupancy capacity will be limited to 60% for the next three weeks.

For the detailed protocol visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/.

Los Angeles County is under a Safer At Work And In The Community order and public and private gatherings of people outside of a single household unit are not permitted except for public protests and faith-based services, which are permitted to operate with limits on the number of participants.

Everyone must continue to follow physical distancing and infection control protocols and wear a cloth face covering when in contact with others not in your household.

Still closed are:

  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Beach piers
  • Indoor entertainment venues including arcades, bowling alleys, movie theaters, live performance theaters, concert halls, stadiums, arenas, theme parks, gaming facilities and festivals
  • Indoor museums, galleries and zoos
  • Click here for a detailed list of what’s open and closed in L.A. County

The new openings are part of a phased progression guiding the safe resumption of public life in Los Angeles County, including the resumption and reopenings that include: in-person faith-based services, in-store shopping at retail stores, bike paths, drive-in movies and other recreational pursuits. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will amend its Health Officer Order accordingly.

 

May 28 – Mayor Springer’s Video Update

Here is the latest update from Mayor Sharon Springer regarding Burbank and COVID-19

 

May 28 – Via City of Burbank

 

Small Business Loan Opportunity

The Los Angeles County Development Authority, with funding from LA Metro, has a program to provide emergency relief to help small businesses during this unprecedented time. Application period for this small business loan program is June 4, 2020 – June 11, 2020

More information can be found here including eligibility requirements – https://wwwa.lacda.org/economicdevelopment/toc-loans

May 27 – From City of Burbank

– Burbank Public Library will launch a curbside pickup service for Library materials on June 1, 2020. Through this service, Library users will be able to borrow books, audiobooks, DVDs and music CDs from the Library although the buildings are still closed to public entry.

The service will be offered at all three locations: the Burbank Central Library, the Buena Vista

Branch Library and the Northwest Branch Library. To utilize the service, customers must have a current Burbank Public Library card, which can be obtained online at burbanklibrary.org.

To check out items via curbside pickup, use the following simple steps:

  • Reserve your items by placing a hold either through the online catalog at org or by calling any Library branch. Library staff are happy to help users find and reserve books and movies to enjoy.
  • Wait for your email notification that items are available. Once you receive that notification, call your home branch to set up an appointment for pickup.
  • At the time of your appointment, park in the designated location and call staff to alert them that you have arrived. You will be provided with additional instructions. Bring your Library card or proof of identification.
  • There will be a contactless exchange of items via a table outside the Library building. You must wear a face covering when picking up materials.

Users may begin placing hold requests before June 1. Book drops at all three libraries are currently open for return of all types of material. The Library is unable to accept donations of used books at this time. Items currently checked out are not due until June 30 and do not need to be returned immediately.

To facilitate the safe and low-stress circulation of Library materials, all items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in. This means they will still appear on user accounts for a few days after they are returned. All loan periods have been extended, and the Library is not currently assessing overdue fines.

All libraries are still closed to in-person access, which will resume once LA County has provided clearance. Access will remain limited until all public health orders are lifted, and face coveringswill be required for entry into the libraries and any City of Burbank facilities. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.

For assistance with the curbside pickup system or any questions about Library services, visit burbanklibrary.org or contact any branch:

Central Library (818) 238-5600
Buena Vista Library (818) 238-5620
Northwest Library (818) 238-5640

May 26 – From L. A. County Health

L.A. COUNTY MOVES TOWARD SWEEPING NEW STANDARDS FOR SWIFT AND SAFE REOPENING, IN ALIGNMENT WITH STATE REGULATIONS

Faith services, in-store shopping and drive-in movies among activities now permitted

In a major COVID-19 recovery milestone, Los Angeles County is moving toward new standards for a swift and safe reopening in alignment with the State of California guidelines. Among the activities now permitted under the change are faith-based services, in-store shopping at low-risk retail stores, drive-in movies and other recreational pursuits.

In aligning its Health Officer orders with the state’s California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap, the County emphasized its commitment to keeping residents “safer at work and safer in our communities.”

The updated Health Officer Order, to be issued today by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, is part of a phased progression guiding the safe resumption of public life in Los Angeles County, including the recent reopening of beach bike paths and permission for car parades honoring graduates.

The change also sets the stage for the County to request a variance from the state to permit swifter reopening of some sectors.

Examples of activities now permitted under the changes enacted today:

  • Faith-based organizations may resume services, with the number of congregants limited to less than 25% of the building’s capacity, or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is lower.
  • All retail, including those located in indoor and outdoor retail shopping centers may now open for business at 50% capacity.
  • Flea markets, swap meets and drive-in movie theaters may resume operations.
  • Pools, hot tubs and saunas that are in a multi-unit residence or part of a homeowners association may now open.

The Health Officer Order also provides guidelines for public protests. In-person protests are permitted as long as attendance is limited to 25% of the area’s maximum occupancy, or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower.

The order emphasizes that physical distancing requirements, cloth face coverings and other safety protocols must be observed as the recovery progresses.

“Aligning Los Angeles County’s health orders with that of the State’s is going to provide immediate relief to our communities. This important step will enable our residents and businesses to have greater clarity and consistency as we continue to take positive steps towards reopening Los Angeles County,” said Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. 

“With the greenlight from Governor Newsom, people can go back inside our houses of worship and retail shops, with common sense guidelines in place,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “I am hopeful that we can continue to work with the Governor to restore life in Los Angeles County in safe, measured ways — getting people back to work and doing everything within our own power to prevent the spread of this virus.”

“This is another big milestone for LA County as, step by step, we begin safely reopening our communities and economy,” Supervisor Hilda L. Solis said. “But reopening does not mean going back to business as usual. As long as community members follow safety rules, we can continue to make more progress. Our houses of worship can once again welcome people inside. Shopping malls and communal flea markets can get back to business. I am so proud of all the progress we’ve made to protect our loved ones from COVID-19. Given our resilience and collective sacrifice, we are ready to take the next step to reopen our economy.”

“Los Angeles County’s newest openings are crucial to communities throughout Los Angeles County,” Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said. “As we push forward toward recovery, committing to an alignment with Governor Newsom’s plans, we also need to keep prioritizing the recovery of underserved and disadvantaged communities, including communities of color. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on inequity in our health and housing systems; we now have a golden opportunity and obligation to chip away at these inequities. We must strive to make Los Angeles County stronger than it was before.”

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said, “If you decide to go in person for a religious gathering or you must go to a store, be sure to wear your face covering. That’s an important way you are showing up for your family, friends and community. Without people’s willingness to wear face covers, practice physical distancing, and diligently follow public health guidelines, we will not be able to meet our goal of reopening as fully as possible as quickly as possible. I am happy to see us expand activities that people can engage in, but there is no way to overstate the importance of public cooperation in making this reopening work.”

The updated order allows people to take part in all permitted activities while continuing to practice physical distancing and wearing a cloth face covering when in contact with others. Although these updates are being enacted today, Los Angeles County residents are still encouraged to remain in their residences as much as practical and limit close contact with others outside their household both indoor and outdoor.

Gatherings of people not from the same household are still prohibited, except for faith-based services and in-person protests.

Additionally, people 65 years old or older and all people of any age with underlying health conditions should remain in their residences as much as possible. People in these categories should only leave their residences to seek medical care, exercise or obtain food or other necessities. Telework should continue as much as possible.

The County Public Health Department will continue to monitor COVID-19 data indicators closely and may, after consultation with the Board of Supervisors, adjust orders to reflect specific County needs.

May 19 – From City of Burbank

Fact Sheet on Face Covering When Do I Need to Wear One?

Why does social distancing include wearing a face covering?

According to Los Angeles County Public Health, our best community and individual defense against COVID-19 is to wash our hands frequently, avoid touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, avoid being around sick people and practicing physical distancing, especially by staying at home. Face coverings are not a replacement for these evidence-based strategies for slowing the spread of disease; they are just an additional tool that can protect others from possible exposure to respiratory droplets that may come from our mouth when we talk, sneeze or cough.

What is a face covering?

A face covering can be made of cloth material and be as simple as tying a bandana or scarf across your nose and mouth; or it can be made with cloth to resemble a surgical mask. It must cover over your nose and mouth to be effective. Los Angeles County Public Health is discouraging people from using surgical masks, so as not to negatively affect necessary supplies for health care and other essential workers.

When do I have to wear a face covering?

People living in Burbank are under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Public Health and must comply with their Safer at Home Order (Order). Here is a link to the most recent Order issued on May 13, 2020:

The Order requires you wear a face covering:

  • when entering any business such as the grocery store, a pharmacy, dry cleaner, bank; really any place you are allowed to go to under the Order; or when you are working at any such business and your duties require contact with the public;
  • when you pick up food or merchandise either curbside or at the door; or
  • whenever there is or can be contact with people who are not members of your household in both public or private.

As Burbank City facilities, including libraries and recreation centers, reopen to the public, you must wear a face covering to enter City facilities or to ride any public transit.

Does this mean I need to wear a face covering every time I leave my home?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is more nuanced, though. You should always have a face covering with you readily handy and put it on if you are about to encounter someone else not part of your household.

When don’t I have to wear a face covering?

County Public Health has specific protocols for engaging in certain activities like golf, tennis and use of equestrian centers, which have varying rules for wearing a face covering. Examples follow:

Golf Courses – All employees, visitors and golfers must use cloth face coverings at all times.

Tennis and Pickleball – Participants are required to wear face coverings at all times except during play.

Trails: Trail users over the age of two need a face covering at the trailhead/parking lots and on any trails where there are other groups of people nearby. But, for the most part, if there are only members of your household with you; you are not required to have your face cover on your face. It should be readily available to don if you see someone else on the trail.

In Burbank, if you are on Chandler Bike Path and there are other folks on the path, you should have your face covering on.

Equestrian Centers – Face coverings are required at all times while in the common areas, including parking lots and stables. Face coverings are not required during riding so long as physical distancing of six feet of separation is maintained.

Bike Parks, Model Aircraft Areas, Outdoor Shooting Ranges – Face coverings required at all times.

Does everyone have to comply with the face covering part of the Order?

Infants and children under the age of two should not wear face coverings. Those between the ages of two and eight should use them under adult supervision to ensure that the child can breathe safely and to avoid choking or suffocation. Children with breathing problems should not wear a face covering.

Do I need to wash my face covering?

According to County Public Health, it is a good idea to wash your cloth face covering frequently, ideally after each use, or at least daily.

May 15 – From the City of Burbank:

COVID-19 Updates from Mayor Sharon Springer

Watch this short video for current Burbank-related updates regarding COVID-19, including information about the reopening of some businesses, reopening of Burbank Tennis Courts and Pickleball Courts, Library online resources, volunteer opportunities, unemployment, and more.

 

May 15 – From City of Burbank:

Burbank to Open Tennis and Pickleball Courts, Trails and Parks Update

Today Burbank will open park tennis courts and the outdoor Pickleball courts located at Maxam Park. The Burbank Tennis Center and the McCambridge Tennis Courts will open on Monday, May 18, 2020. Parking lots directly adjacent to the Maxam Park Pickleball Courts and the Burbank Tennis Center will open as facilities open.

With guidance from the County of Los Angeles, additional safety protocols will be in place.  Signage will be posted at the entrance of all tennis and Pickleball courts. While on courts, please adhere to all safety guidelines and signage.

Physical distancing of six (6) feet must be maintained at all times. Please check the City website for more specific health and safety requirements and location information.

Trails Update

Maintenance on the Stough Canyon trail has been completed. The Stough Canyon and Wildwood Canyon trails are open along with corresponding parking lots adjacent to the trailheads.

Trail users older than two years will be required to wear face coverings at trailheads, in parking lots, and destination points along trails. While on trails, please adhere to all signage and check the websites for specific health and safety requirements.

City of Burbank parks and park restrooms remain open. However, all recreation indoor facilities and outdoor amenities are closed.  This includes, but is not limited to: recreations centers, picnic areas, senior centers, nature center, playgrounds, basketball courts, fitness equipment, and ballfields.

 

May 7 – From City of Burbank:

Burbank to Open DeBell Golf Course and Trails

 

Tomorrow Burbank will open DeBell Golf Course along with our hiking trails.

Stough Canyon and the parking lot is open this weekend but will be closed on Monday for a few days for maintenance. Wildwood Canyon and the parking lot is open and will remain open.

Trail users more than two years old will be required to wear face coverings at trailheads, in parking lots and destination points along trails. While on trails, please adhere to all signage and check the websites for more specific health and safety requirements.

Friday, May 8, 

April 23 – From the City of Burbank:

Burbank Extends Social Distancing Order

Queueing in the Public Right-of-Way is still not allowed

The City of Burbank has extended the March 27, 2020 Social Distancing Order disallowing queueing in the public right-of-way.  The extension lasts until May 15, 2020, in accordance with the Los Angeles County Public Health the Safer at Home order extension.

Under the Order, the following rules and regulations have been instituted within the City Burbank:

  1. Any Essential Business under the Safer at Home Order operating in the City of Burbank shall not allow queuing of its customers while waiting to enter their business in the City’s public right-of-way including sidewalks and alleys. 
  2. Any Essential Business under the Safer at Home Order operating in the City of Burbank shall only allow queuing of customers on their own property, if customers are able to maintain separation by a distance of six feet. 
  3. Any Essential Business under the Safer at Home Order operating in the City of Burbank who is unable to meet the requirements under subsections 1 and 2, above, shall only be open to the public through appointments.
  4. Any customers waiting to enter an Essential Business in the City shall not line-up in the City’s public right-of-way including sidewalks or alleys.

A violation of this order is punishable as a misdemeanor.

Read the Extended Social Distancing Order here

April 16 – Mayor Springer’s Video Update –

 

April 14  – From Burbank Public Information Office:

On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 12:00 P.M., the Burbank Police and Fire Departments in conjunction with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center will honor Burbank Health Heroes on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis by driving by Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center with their lights and sirens on.

Staging will be conducted at Johnny Carson Park (on Parkside Ave) and hospital staff will be coming out to receive our gratitude on Alameda and Buena Vista in front of the hospital.

Burbank residents are invited to celebrate Burbank’s health heroes and frontline workers by cheering and clapping from home on Wednesday, April 15 at 12:00 P.M. Residents may open their window, stand at their driveway, or front door to clap and cheer at a safe social distance.

Those participating, are encouraged take a video and share it with the City of Burbank on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Facebook using the hashtags #BurbankHonorsHealthHeroes and #HeroesatSaintJoes.

April 10 – From the City of Burbank:

Burbank Issues Order Requiring Face Coverings (Clarification)

The City of Burbank has issued an Order to require face coverings for workers along with customers patronizing essential businesses as defined in the Order. The Order will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 10 and remain in place until the termination of the Los Angeles County Public Health Safer at Home Order dated March 21, 2020, unless this order is explicitly terminated or extended.

All workers who work at businesses or perform services that are considered Essential Businesses as defined in the Order must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths while performing their work. Examples of some of the businesses covered are grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, dry cleaners and ride sharing. These face coverings must be provided by the employer at the employer’s expense.

Additionally, all customers and visitors of Essential Businesses must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths. The face coverings should not be medical-grade masks or N95 respirators, but should be fabric coverings, such as scarves and bandana coverings or single-use face coverings.

At this time, the face coverings required by this order for workers are not medical-grade masks or N95 respirators, but rather, fabric coverings, such as scarves and bandanas. All workers required to wear these face coverings must wash any reusable face coverings, for the health and safety of themselves and others.  Single-use face coverings must be properly discarded into trash receptacles.

An Essential Business owner may deny service to anyone not wearing a face cover.

Per the County Public Health Order all employers must continue to implement social distancing measures for customers, visitors, and employees that provides a six-foot buffer, to the extent possible, between individuals.

April 9 – Mayor Springer’s Video Update

 

April 9 – Order from the Director of Emergency Services

Burbank Orders Park Closures for Holiday Weekend
April 11-12, 2020

The City of Burbank will be closing the City parks this holiday weekend to continue flattening the COVID-19 curve. As of today, there are 83 known cases of the COVID-19 within the City of Burbank. The order will be in place from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2020 to sunrise on Monday, April 13, 2020. During this time it shall be unlawful to enter or remain in any public park.

The Order is intended to deter the spread of COVID-19 by preventing people from being in unnecessary close contact. A violation could result in a misdemeanor charge. As of Wednesday, April 8, Los Angeles County had more than 7,000 reported COVID-19 cases and 79 within the City of Burbank.

“It is with regret that we must close our parks this weekend,” said Burbank Mayor Sharon Springer. “This is a critical week, and we can’t take any chances with anyone’s health during this COVID-19 crisis. Congregating in parks puts the health and safety of our residents at risk. We encourage people to celebrate at home or virtually with families, friends and their worship groups.”

The Order does not prohibit any individual or family from engaging in outdoor activities as an individual or family such as walking or biking, so long as they practice social distancing. However, all private and public group events and gatherings are prohibited. This includes public gatherings, such as performances, parties, and worship services are prohibited.

To support the community during this unprecedented time, the City’s Park and Recreation Department encourages residents to seek other ways to safety celebrate the holiday such as holding an indoor egg hunt or one in your own yard or dying eggs with the family. For a list of fun and creative holiday-related ideas please visit the Burbank Parks and Recreation’s Virtual Ways to PLAY MORE page at: www.burbankca.gov/virtualrec.

April 9 – Order from the Director of Emergency Services

Burbank Issues Order Requiring Face Coverings

The City of Burbank has issued an Order to require face coverings for workers along with customers patronizing essential businesses. The Order will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 10 and remain in place until the termination of the Los Angeles County Public Health Safer at Home Order dated March 21, 2020, unless this order is explicitly terminated or extended.

All workers who work at businesses or perform services that are considered Essential Businesses must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths while performing their work. This order applies to workers of the following Essential Businesses under paragraph 13 of the Los Angeles County Public Health Safer at  Home Order dated March 21, 2020. These face coverings must be provided by the employer at the employer’s expense.

Additionally, all customers and visitors of Essential Businesses must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths. The face coverings should not be medical-grade masks or N95 respirators, but should be fabric coverings, such as scarves and bandana coverings or single-use face coverings.

At this time, the face coverings required by this order for workers are not medical-grade masks or N95 respirators, but rather, fabric coverings, such as scarves and bandanas. All workers required to wear these face coverings must wash any reusable face coverings, for the health and safety of themselves and others. Single-use face coverings must be properly discarded into trash receptacles.

An Essential Business owner may deny service to anyone not wearing a face cover.

Per the County Public Health Order all employers must continue to implement social distancing measures for customers, visitors, and employees that provides a six-foot buffer, to the extent possible, between individuals.

April 8 – From City of Burbank Public Information Office:

BurbankBus Service Reductions and Fare-Free Rides

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BurbankBus will implement service reductions for all routes beginning Monday, April 13, 2020, until further notice:

  • Green Route will offer service every 30 minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Orange Route will offer service every 30 minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 8:37 p.m.
  • Pink Route will operate on a regular schedule, but hours will be shortened from 6:30 a.m. to 8:38 p.m.

To better assist commuters during this time, BurbankBus will be fare-free. Riders are asked to enter and exit from the rear doors only.

As a reminder, BurbankBus operates Monday-Friday and please remember to travel for essential needs only and practice social distancing while boarding, riding, and exiting the bus.

For more information, visit http://www.burbankbus.org/home.

April 7 – From City of Burbank Public Information Office:

CALLING ALL SEWING HEROES: Sew cloth face coverings for essential workers, family, friends, seniors, and others in need. Get involved here: https://bit.ly/3c0IbKM Learn about face coverings/masks here: https://bit.ly/2yIxwpD

April 4 – Video Update by Burbank’s Mayor

 

April 3 – Video Update by Burbank’s Mayor

 

April 3 – From the City of Burbank

City of Burbank Launches Burbank Together at Home Campaign

The City of Burbank’s Public Information Office and Community Development Department recently launched Burbank Together at Home, a social media hashtag and online web page of curated local delivery and takeout food options, online workouts, tips for families, and ways to support closed neighborhood stores. The virtual directory and social media hashtag is intended to support Burbank’s small businesses that have been impacted during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Burbank Together at Home campaign encourages the community to Be Supportive, Be Local, Be Active, Be Smart, and Be Kind. You can take part in the campaign through social media by using the hashtag #BurbankTogetherAtHome when ordering from your favorite restaurant, taking part in a virtual workout, and shopping from a local online retailer. The many businesses, resources, and acts of kindness are featured on the City of Burbank social media on a daily basis and added to the City of Burbank website.

To join the Burbank Together at Home campaign, tag your favorite Burbank small business using the hashtag #BurbankTogetherAtHome on the City of Burbank Instagram and Facebook, and view the full directory on the campaign web page.

April 3 – From City of Burbank

Summer Daze Day Camps – Postponed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, registration for the Parks and Recreation’s Summer Daze Day Camps has been postponed indefinitely. The Parks and Recreation Department is hopeful that we will be able to offer summer camp but are acknowledging that there are too many unknown factors at this time to proceed with registration. If and when a new registration date is set for Summer Daze, pre-registered participants will be given at least one week’s notice of the new date. The process for registration will remain the same and a lottery schedule will be released with time assignments for online registration.

March 27 – From the City of Burbank

Mayor Springer’s Daily Video Message:

 

March 27 – From the City of Burbank

Mayor Springer’s Daily Video Message:

March 27 – From the City of Burbank:

City Of Burbank Issues Order Restricting Queueing To Support Social Distancing

The City of Burbank is issuing its own order on social distancing for essential businesses.

The following rules and regulations have been instituted within the City Burbank:

  1. Any Essential Business under the Safer at Home Order operating in the City of Burbank shall not allow queuing of its customers while waiting to enter their business in the City’s public right-of-way including sidewalks and alleys.
  2. Any Essential Business under the Safer at Home Order operating in the City of Burbank shall only allow queuing of customers on their own property, if customers are able to maintain separation by a distance of six feet.
  3. Any Essential Business under the Safer at Home Order operating in the City of Burbank who is unable to meet the requirements under subsections 1 and 2, above, shall only be open to the public through appointments.
  4. Any customers waiting to enter an Essential Business in the City shall not line-up in the City’s public right-of-way including sidewalks or alleys.

This order takes effect immediately and a violation of this order is a misdemeanor. Read the Order.

 

March 27 – See our story about Burbank gun stores HERE

 

March 25 – Mayor Springer’s Daily Video Update

 

March 25 – From City of Burbank

FHFA Moves to Provide Eviction Suspension Relief for Renters in Multifamily Properties, and Suspends Foreclosures and Evictions for Enterprise-Backed Mortgages

BURBANK, CA (March 25, 2020) To help keep renters in multifamily properties in their home and to support multifamily property owners during the coronavirus national emergency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is announcing that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will offer multifamily property owners mortgage forbearance with the condition that they suspend all evictions for renters unable to pay rent due to the impact of coronavirus. The eviction suspensions are in place for the entire duration of time that a property owner remains in forbearance. The forbearance is available to all multifamily properties with an Enterprise-backed performing multifamily mortgage negatively affected by the coronavirus national emergency.

“Renters should not have to worry about being evicted from their home, and property owners should not have to worry about losing their building, due to the coronavirus. The multifamily forbearance and eviction suspension offered by the Enterprises should bring peace of mind to millions of families during this uncertain and difficult time,” said Director Mark Calabria. “The Enterprises are working with mortgage servicers to ensure that these programs are implemented immediately so that property owners and renters experiencing hardship because of the coronavirus can get the assistance they need.”

Additionally, to help borrowers who are at risk of losing their home, FHFA has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days due to the coronavirus national emergency. The foreclosure and eviction suspension applies to homeowners with an Enterprise-backed single-family mortgage.

Earlier this month, FHFA announced that the Enterprises would provide payment forbearance to borrowers impacted by the coronavirus. Forbearance allows for a mortgage payment to be suspended for up to 12 months due to hardship caused by the coronavirus.

“This foreclosure and eviction suspension allows homeowners with an Enterprise-backed mortgage to stay in their homes during this national emergency,” said Director Mark Calabria. “As a reminder, borrowers affected by the coronavirus who are having difficulty paying their mortgage should reach out to their mortgage servicers as soon as possible. The Enterprises are working with mortgage servicers to ensure that borrowers facing hardship because of the coronavirus can get assistance.”

FHFA and the Enterprises will continue to monitor the impact of the coronavirus national emergency on the housing finance market and update our policies as necessary.

For more information, please click HERE.

March 25 – From the City of Burbank

City Council Meeting – CANCELLED

Pursuant to Section 2-1-203 of the Burbank Municipal Code, the Burbank City Council shall hold regular meetings on at least two Tuesdays of each month, which meetings shall be determined annually within 30 days of the Council reorganization. Information about the City Council is available here.

City Council  meeting agendas are typically posted on the Thursday afternoon prior to the Tuesday City Council meeting. Meeting agendas and staff reports are available for viewing on the Meeting Agendas page.

March 25 – From Burbank Parks & Recreation

VIRTUAL RECREATION RESOURCES

The City of Burbank continues to be prepared but not panicked in regards to taking a proactive approach towards slowing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  In an abundance of caution, and based on national, state, and county health guidelines, all City of Burbank programs and events will be canceled effective immediately through April 19, 2020.  In addition, Parks & Recreation indoor recreational facilities and hiking trails will be closed to the public through April 19, 2020.  Parks and park restrooms are open for public use, however note that amenities such as playgrounds and sports facilities (e.g. ballfields, pickleball courts, tennis courts) are closed. 

To that end, the Parks and Recreation Department encourages community members to continue to stay active, connected and enriched during this time. Below is a list of virtual recreation resources.

*Please note we do not endorse, collect payment on behalf of, or receive funds to advertise any of the third party sites or services listed or referenced on this page. This page will be continuously updated with new resources. 

STAY ACTIVE

Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind. Try to do some activities you enjoy.

Indoor Activities 

 Outdoor Activities 

  • Visit a local park* (see infographic on how to stay safe)
  • Take a walk, bike or run around your neighborhood – make it fun and engaging!
  • Do some spring planting or work on your yard 
  • Go for a drive

***Remember to avoid crowds and maintain a safe social distance of 6′ away from others.***

*Due to County and State orders, park playgrounds are closed. Parks and park restrooms remain open for public use. Recreational facilities and other ‘high touch’ and ‘high contact’ areas are closed (ballfields, outdoor sports courts, hiking trails, etc.). 

March 24 – From City of Burbank:

Latest video update from Mayor Springer

March 24 – From City of Burbank:

The Hope of the Valley Pacoima Homeless Shelter will remain open until September 2020. Transportation to the shelter takes place every day at 5:00 PM at the Burbank Metrolink Station. See the flyer for more information.

March 24 – From City of Burbank:

Refuse Pick Up and Street Sweeping Adjustments:

We have re-evaluated our street sweeping and solid waste services in the City and have made adjustments.

• Street sweeping will be changing to every other week; however, when sweepers finish their primary routes they will try and sweep the other daily routes. Parking enforcement will continue to be suspended during this period and sweepers will go around parked cars. We do encourage you to move your car if you can so that the streets can be adequately swept.
• Bulky Item collection has been reinstated and we want to reassure residents that we are staffed to keep the City of Burbank clean.
• Free commercial recycling has been stopped; however, we will be working with our customers that have active needs on a case by case basis.
• Trash, Recycling and Greenwaste collection will continue unchanged.
• We want to stress that to assist our operations, residents should only put out their trash, recycle and greenwaste carts when full.

March 24 – From City of Burbank:

Burbank Project Hope is a Parks & Recreation program that pairs seniors and adults with physical disabilities with volunteers to help with running errands, grocery shopping, and companionship. See the flyer for more information.

March 23 – From Hollywood Burbank Airport

Hollywood Burbank Airport Temporarily Closes Parking Lots A, C and Valet Parking

 Starting Monday, March 30, 2020, Hollywood Burbank Airport will temporarily close Parking Lots A and C, as well as Valet parking due to reduced demand. Passengers will be directed to park their vehicles in either Lots E, G or the short-term Parking Structure. This allows our passengers to park close and walk to the Terminal, making it more convenient to park and fly as we continue to best combat the spread of COVID-19, while still ensuring that essential services and operations continue.

Attached is a map of the Airport showing the location of Lots E and G, as well as the Parking Structure.

March 23 – From City of Burbank:

Burbank, CA (March 23, 2020) – Watch this short video update for current Burbank-related updates regarding COVID-19, including details about the revised Safer at Home Order, a reminder to not flush wipes and other materials down the toilet, the City’s new COVID-19 email – Covid19@BurbankCA.gov, and more.

March 23 – From City of Burbank:

Be informed and stay informed. Here’s how:

 Visit the City’s Coronavirus FAQ webpage for answers and resources to your COVID-19-related questions. Use the interactive Table of Contents tool to quickly find the information you need. www.burbankca.gov/covid19

 Sign-up for COVID-19 updates and alerts through E-Notify: www.burbankca.gov/what-s-new/enotify-me-sign-up

March 23 – From City of Burbank:

Due to COVID-19, some shoppers are overbuying or hoarding toilet paper, which causes temporary shortages for others in the community. Please be mindful of others, and only buy what you really need.

Reminder – Do not flush anything down the toilet except toilet paper and human waste. The following items should never be flushed:

• Wet wipes/baby wipes (even those labeled as “flushable” wipes)
• Paper towels, napkins, or facial tissues
• Sanitizing wipes, and cleaning products
• Diapers, or pieces of fabric/clothing
• Feminine hygiene products

Please recognize that when flushed, the above items can cause clogs in sewer pipes, backups into residences and businesses, overflows onto public streets, and failures of critical equipment (such as pumps). In addition, sewer overflows threaten public health and safety, and put wastewater workers providing emergency response at additional risk.

March 23 – Luther Middle School Principal Sends Information to Help Parents With Children at Home 

Dear Yellow Jacket Nation, 

This email is a follow-up to our Superintendent’s email from March 20 with the subject line “Short Update Before Spring Break.” As he stated, “next week is spring break, please use that time to connect with your family and recharge. There are no assignments or school work that need to be completed. We are developing plans to deliver instruction online and with packets (as needed).” 

Beginning March 30th teachers will receive professional development to transition to this new online model. As soon as possible during the week, teachers will reconnect with their students and will review content. Since we are not losing time to state testing and finals, we have additional time to cover the key standards that your child needs to learn this year. Starting on April 6th we will officially transition to our new learning model. There will be no state standardized tests. Students will have assignments and work to do, but the focus will be to inform teaching and learning.” 

Learning at home is a new challenge and reality for us all. 

It is important for us to recognize and acknowledge that half of learning is academics, while the other half of learning is out of the classroom; it is on the athletic fields, in club meetings, at choir or musical practice, on the stage for band practice, studying in the library and hanging out in the cafeteria with their peers. The normal navigation of the school building, routines of going to lockers, and school bells of each school day are missing. All of this and more add to the learning experience here at Luther Burbank Middle School and that cannot be duplicated while at home. We are aware of that. 

Our Luther teachers are expanding their classroom to our learners through technology. Additionally, our school counselors are brainstorming ways to offer support to our learners and our families through technology, as well. This connection for learners to express their current concerns, as they would do when they are on campus, with their counselors and their teachers is essential to their mental health. 

Distance learning, for the whole child, has its limits. We need to remember that this is temporary. We will be back together in the school building; we will resume all that is being missed now. Those experiences are essential to our children’s learning. 

We also recognize not every household is the same and does not have the same set-up for an optimal experience for this distance learning model. 

Here are some tips to help your child (or children) set up a space to get good work completed. Just winging it does not work. As we all know, setting up a space does help when doing a task. 

– Have each child set up a space as his or her own. For some that may be a table, or portion of a table. For others, it may be a humble space on a rug or chair. Having some formal “set up” for this learning space will enable your child to “go there” as a routine each day. 

– Have break time set up: time to eat, have a “free,” relax in between learning time. 

– Require your child to get up each morning at a reasonable early time to begin the “school day” at home. 

– Monitor their social media even more closely. Our children know how to get lost in social media, in playing on game devices, etc. Although these activities in limits do have an important role in their day, with the loss of “school day boundaries,” the urge to stay on those activities for endless time poses a real concern. Perhaps engage them to play a board game, talk about family memories, watch a movie together. 

We know that many of you also have your college kids returning unexpectedly. Sharing the household space and transforming space for on-line learning for all ages is another layer of challenges in the home. 

Please know we, the school administration of Luther Burbank Middle School, are available for you, for any consultation during this time. We understand the added stress of balancing this global health crisis, managing your own jobs, and providing attention to both your children and other relatives. We know this is challenging. Please know you are not alone. We are here to support, listen to, and share with you. 

Respectfully, 

Dr. Macias 
Principal 

March 22 – Burbank Gives Updated L. A, County Revised Order for Stronger “Safer at Home” Order

Los Angeles County Health Department Issues Revised Order
BURBANK, CA (March 22, 2020)

The Los Angeles County health officer has issued a stronger “Safer at Home” order to better align with the statewide order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. This order does not include Pasadena or Long Beach, which have their own Health Department orders.

Here’s what is included within the new Los Angeles County Department order.

  • All businesses ordered shut, with exceptions
  • All public and private gatherings are prohibited
  • Nail and hair salons are ordered shut
  • Golf courses have been ordered shut
  • Indoor malls and shopping centers must shut
  • Essential businesses in outdoor malls and shopping centers can remain open.
  • Drive in theaters are closed
  • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds for children are ordered shut, except for those within child­care centers
  • Indoor and outdoor flea markets and swap meets have been ordered shut
  • Bars, gyms, movie theaters are still closed
  • Gun stores are not an essential business and must close

Essential businesses need to take the following precautions:

  • Customers, visitors and workers to be separated by 6 feet, to the extent feasible
  • Provide hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol or hand-washing facilities with soap and water
  • Posting a sign at the entrance instructing people to leave if they have symptoms of illness, such as having a fever or cough
  • Clean and sanitize the premises

Restaurants

  • Restaurants are still allowed to open for pickup and delivery only, as ordered by the county earlier. California’s Alcoholic Beverage Control has loosen restrictions and alcoholic drinks to go may be purchased or delivered with food. Other laws regarding age, etc. still apply.

Essential activities exempt from this order include:

  • Visiting a health or veterinary care professional
  • Obtaining medical supplies or medication
  • Obtaining grocery items for your household or for delivery to others
  • Legally mandated governmental purposes, such as access to court, social and administrative services
  • Providing care for minors, the elderly, dependents, persons with disabilities or other vulnerable persons
  • Complying with an order of law enforcement or the court

Essential businesses exempt from this order

  • Grocery stores, certified farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, convenience stores, warehouse stores, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, pet supply, water, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products (such as cleaning or personal care products). This includes stores that sell groceries and sell other non-grocery products, and products necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences;
  • Food processors, confectioners, food packagers, food testing labs that are not open to the public, and food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing;
  • Organizations and Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (including gang prevention and intervention, domestic violence, and homeless service agencies);
  • Newspapers, television, radio, magazine, podcast and journalism activities;
  • Gas stations, auto-supply, mobile auto repair operations, auto repair shops (including, without limitation, auto repair shops adjacent to or otherwise in connection with a retail or used auto dealership), and bicycle repair shops and related facilities;
  • Banks, credit unions, financial institutions and insurance companies;
  • Hardware stores, nurseries; building supply stores;
  • Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, custodial/janitorial workers, handyman services, funeral home workers and morticians, moving services, HVAC installers, carpenters, vegetation services, tree maintenance, landscapers, gardeners, property managers, private security personnel and other service providers who provide services to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation to properties and other Essential Businesses;
  • Businesses providing mailing and shipping services, including post office boxes;
  • Educational institutions (including public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities) for purposes of facilitating distance learning, providing meals for pick-up, or performing essential functions, provided that social distancing is practiced;
  • Laundromats, dry cleaners, laundry service providers;
  • Restaurants and other food facilities that prepare and serve food, but only for delivery, drive thru or carry out. Indoor and outdoor table dining is not permitted. Cafeterias, commissaries, and restaurants located within hospitals, nursing homes, or other licensed health care facilities may provide dine-in service, as long as social distancing is practiced pursuant to Section 2(a)-(d).
  • Businesses that supply office or computer products needed by people who work from home;
  • Businesses that supply other Essential Businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate;
  • Businesses that ship, truck, provide logistical support or deliver groceries, food, goods or services directly to residences, Essential Businesses, Healthcare Operations, and Essential Infrastructure;
  • Airlines, taxis, ride sharing services and other private transportation providers providing transportation services necessary for activities of daily living and other purposes expressly authorized in this Order;
  • Businesses that manufacture parts and provide service for Essential Infrastructure;
  • Home-based care for seniors, adults, disabled persons, or children;
  • Residential facilities and shelters for homeless residents, disabled persons, seniors, adults, children and animals;
  • Professionalservices,suchaslegal,payrolloraccountingservices,whennecessarytoassist in compliance with legally mandated activities, and the permitting, inspection, construction, transfer and recording of ownership of housing, including residential and commercial real estate and anything incidental thereto;
  • Military/Defense Contractors/FFRDC (Federally Funded Research and Development Centers). For purposes of this Order, essential personnel may leave their residence to provide any service or perform any work deemed essential for national security including, but not limited to defense, intelligence and aerospace development and manufacturing for the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and NASA and other federal government, and or United States Government departments and agencies. Essential personnel include prime, sub-primes, and supplier contractor employees, at both the prime contract level and any supplier levels at any tier, working on federal United States Government contracts such as contracts rated under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and contracts for national intelligence and national security requirements;
  • Childcare facilities providing services that enable employees exempted in this Order to work as permitted. To the extent possible, childcare facilities must operate under the following mandatory conditions:
  • Childcare must be carried out in stable groups of 12 or fewer (“stable” means the same twelve (12) or fewer children are in the same group each day);
  • Children shall not change from one group to another;
  • If more than one (1) group of children is cared for at once facility, each group shall be in a separate room. Groups shall not mix with each other;
  • Childcare providers shall remain solely with one group of children.
  • Hotels, motels, shared rental units and similar facilities.
  • Construction Workers who support the construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects (including housing construction).

March 21 – New video update from the Mayor

Burbank Mayor Sharon Springer gives an update on March 21, 2020 about the Coronavirus.

March 20 – From the BUSD Website:

Dear Burbank Unified Families, Students, and Employees:

 With the Governor’s “Safer at Home” announcement, we wanted to send a quick note before Spring Break. As a reminder, we will be sending more detailed updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Since next week is Spring Break, please use that time to connect with your family and recharge. There are no assignments or school work that need to be completed. However, we strongly encourage you to establish reading habits with your child. After Spring Break there will be eight weeks of instruction left in the year. We are developing plans to deliver instruction online and with paper packets (as needed) throughout the remainder of the year.

 Beginning March 30th teachers will receive professional development to transition to this new online model. As soon as possible during the week, teachers will reconnect with their students and will review content. Since we are not losing time to state testing and finals, we have additional time to cover the key standards that your child needs to learn this year. Starting on April 6th we will officially transition to our new learning model. There will be no state standardized tests. Students will have assignments and work to do, but the focus will be to inform teaching and learning.

 We understand our students, parents, and employees have gone through some stressful times. Our approach here at BUSD is going to continue to be thoughtful and practical in the quest to maintain the level of excellence in teaching and learning.

 Take care and enjoy your Spring Break.

 

March 19 – From the City of Burbank:

Tonight the LA County Health Official announced the Safer at Home Order to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. The Order is in place from midnight tonight until April 19th.  Please know that within the City of Burbank, we will continue to provide the City’s essential services. Our safety personnel will be available along with crucial and essential city services. This includes Police, Fire, Public Works (street sweeping and trash), and Burbank Water and Power workers.  Additionally, we will continue to update you as things progress. 

You can find the Order here. https://www.burbankca.gov/home/showdocument?id=53072

The City has a new phone number where you can talk to a live person about any question that you may have. It will be staffed between the hours of 9:00AM to 6:00PM, Monday thru Friday.  The number to call is 818-238-5580.

March 19 – From Burbank Water and Power

March 18 – Press Release from City of Burbank

The Burbank City Council approved an Urgency Ordinance on March 17, 2020, prohibiting the evictions of residential and commercial tenants for non-payment of rent caused by the Coronavirus.

The moratorium goes into effect immediately and will end on April 30, 2020.

It only applies to evictions for nonpayment of rent due to a substantial decrease in household or business income that includes, but is not limited to, a substantial decrease in household income caused by layoffs or a reduction in the number of paid hours of work, or if a substantial decrease in business income is caused by a reduction in operating hours or consumer demand, or substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, or by any local, state, or federal government response to COVID-19.

Tenants are still obligated to pay their rent and will have up to six months following the expiration of the local emergency declared by Burbank.

Additionally, the City Council urged financial institutions holding both home or commercial mortgages to implement an immediate moratorium on foreclosures and related evictions when the foreclosure or foreclosure-related eviction arises out of a substantial decrease in household or business income, or substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, or by a local, state, or federal government response to COVID-19.

In taking this action Council also directed staff to research and report back before April 30 on potential subsidies for rent or other assistance to renters and property owners from our County, State and Federal partners.

March 17 – Press Release from the Burbank Police Department

As part of a continued, proactive approach towards slowing the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, the Burbank Police Department continues to make certain operational adjustments.

Based on the advice of public officials to avoid crowds and implement social distancing, the Burbank Police Department understands members of our community will be spending more time at home. This will likely result in an increase of vehicles being parked on City streets for extended periods of time. In response, the Burbank Police Department will be suspending all enforcement related to the following parking restrictions in the City of Burbank:

  • Street sweeping
  • Overtime parking restrictions in residential neighborhoods

Although 72-hour violations will not be enforced during this time, if Burbank Police discover a vehicle that has been obviously abandoned, enforcement action will be at the discretion of a Traffic Bureau Supervisor.

The suspension of the above parking enforcement operations will be in effect until further notice. Please know that our response to emergency and other non-emergency calls for service has not changed, and we will continue to deliver uninterrupted police services in our community.

March 17 – Press Release from Burbank Police Department

BURBANK ANIMAL SHELTER LIMITS SERVICES, CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

The City of Burbank has mandated the closure of all public buildings in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As a result, the Burbank Animal Shelter will be closed to the public until April 6, 2020.

During this closure, we ask the public to please refrain from relinquishing owned pets. In the event you are no longer able to care for your animal, we suggest first reaching out to friends and family for alternative placement. Please also consider other pet placement resources, such as the Rehome (www.rehome.adoptapet.com) program which allows you to place your pet from your home directly into another.

If you find a stray animal, please call the Animal Shelter to arrange for pick up at your location. Use www.petharbor.com to report lost and/or found animals, or to view animals currently in the Animal Shelter.

Pet licensing and animal services requests are available online, at www.burbankanimalshelter.org.

Wildlife information is also available on our website. If you find injured or young wildlife, please call the Animal Shelter to speak with staff.

Animal Shelter staff will still be available by phone during normal working hours, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, for both emergencies and standard calls for service. The Burbank Animal Shelter can be reached at (818) 238-3340. For after-hours animal-related emergencies only, please call the Burbank Police Department, at (818) 238-3000.

During the closure, the Animal Shelter will be unable to process adoptions or accept any in-kind donations.

Please be assured that all of our animals will continue to receive the same level of care, love and attention from our dedicated staff. We thank you for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience.

March 16 – Press Release from Burbank Unified School District

Food Services Emergency Feeding Plan 
COVID-19

  1. Now that the school district is closed, the Food Services Department will provide 5-days’ worth of emergency food containing a nutrition and lunch meal. These items will consist of whatever is available at the current time of inventory to avoid any expiration of product. 
  2. Our two Central Kitchens, Luther Burbank Middle School and Jordan Middle Schooland Burbank High School will be the main production and distribution sites.  
  3. Meals will be provided for students who qualify for the free and reduced meal program. 
  4. Students must be present in order to receive these meals. 
  5. A drive through service will be available at all three locations on Tuesday, March 17th. Meals will be placed in the trunk of the car or handed across a table.  
    1. 9am – 11am at Luther Middle School – Parking lot adjacent to the auditorium. Nearest cross street Jeffries and N. Maple Street. 
    2. 11:30am – 1:30pm at Jordan Middle School – Parking lot located on W. Oak Street between  
      S. Virginia Ave and S. Lomita Street.   
    3. 2:00pm – 4pm at Burbank High School – Parking lot located on Glenoaks Blvd. directly across from First United Methodist Church. 
  6. Should an additional 5-days’ worth of meals be available, the district will send out a mass notification to all families on the date of distribution, locations and times. 
 

Meal 

Day 1 

Day 2 

Day 3 

Day 4 

Day 5 

 

Assorted Cereal 

Muffin 

Assorted Cereal 

Pan Dulce 

Assorted Cereal 

Nutrition 

Fruit or  
100% Fruit Juice 

Fruit or  
100% Fruit Juice 

Fruit or  
100% Fruit Juice 

Fruit or  
100% Fruit Juice 

Fruit or  
100% Fruit Juice 

 

Milk 

Milk 

Milk 

Milk 

Milk 

 

Turkey Cheese Meal Kit 

Bean & Cheese Burrito 

Protein Pack 

Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich 

Pizza Meal Kit 

Lunch 

Fruit and Vegetable 

Fruit and Vegetable 

Fruit and Vegetable 

Fruit and Vegetable 

Fruit and Vegetable 

 

Milk 

Milk 

Milk 

Milk 

Milk 

 
Any Questions call the Food Service department at 818-729-4539  

Menu subject to change without notice 

March 16 – Press Release from City of Burbank

COVID-19 Update from Mayor, Sharon Springer

Post Date:03/16/2020 5:49 PM

March, 16, 2020 (Burbank, CA) – March 16, 2020, COVID-19 Update from Mayor, Sharon Springer. Please watch this short video for the most current Burbank-related updates, including the closure of all bars, clubs, theaters, entertainment centers, and fitness centers in Los Angeles County, which includes Burbank. Restaurants will be permitted to serve take-out or delivery, and grocery stores will remain open. For more information, watch this video: https://youtu.be/kbsMJ_8jlRc

March 16: Press release from the Burbank Police Department

BURBANK POLICE MAKE OPERATIONAL ADJUSTMENTS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

As part of a continued, proactive approach towards slowing the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, the Burbank Police Department is making certain operational adjustments. Please know that our response to emergency and non-emergency calls for service has not changed, and we will continue to deliver uninterrupted police services in our community.

In an effort to provide the highest level of safety and service, while preserving the health of both police personnel and members of the community, we will be limiting access to the front lobby of the Burbank Police Department (200 N. Third St.) until further notice, except in essential or emergent situations. Lobby restrictions will not apply to the following:

  • Situations in which a law enforcement presence is needed to immediately protect life, safety or property
  • Impound releases
  • Individuals who are required by law to check-in with law enforcement
  • Mandated visits for the payment of fees or collection of property

If a member of the public requires police assistance while at the Burbank Police Department, they can utilize the intercom phone located next to the main entrance doors to speak with an operator.

If calling for police services while experiencing flu-like symptoms, fever, or respiratory distress, please notify our communications operators so first responders can take any necessary safety precautions prior to their arrival.

As a reminder, many crime reports can be filed online and we encourage citizens to utilize the online reporting system, which can be found here.

The Burbank Police Department is also limiting jail visits of inmates to lawyers and bail bond agents only, in accordance with recommendations by the Board of State & Community Corrections.

For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

We apologize for any inconvenience these adjustments may cause. Please know that the men and women of the Burbank Police Department are committed to the safety and well-being of the citizens in our community.

March 16: Press Release from City of Burbank:

City of Burbank Closes all City Buildings Effective Immediately

BURBANK, CA (March 16, 2020) 10:30AM

The City of Burbank continues to be prepared but not panicked in regards to taking a proactive approach towards slowing the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). As of this morning, all City buildings and recreation facilities along with libraries will be closed to the public until Monday, April 6. As always our safety personnel will be available along with crucial city services. This includes Police, Fire, Public Works, and Burbank Water and Power workers.

The City Council meeting to be held on March 17 will only consist of consent items along with a Covid-19 update. Public attendance will be limited within the City Council Chamber to 50 people at one time. You can watch the meeting live on the Burbank Channel or on YouTube and provide input via our website. The City Council meeting scheduled for March 31 has been cancelled.

All other Boards and Commission meetings are cancelled until April 6.

Additional information will be posted on our website and social media shortly. If you have current business with the City, please be patient and follow us on social media and our website for updates and contact information and sign up for Covid-19 eNotify updates, or call us at 818­238-5564 for a pre-recorded message. We will continue to assess this dynamic situation and will continue to serve you in this fast changing environment

 

March 13 – Letter sent about the closure of Burbank Schools:

Dear Parents, Students, and Staff:

On behalf of the Board of Education and Superintendent Hill I want to thank the entire BUSD family for rallying together during this difficult time. I have seen profiles of courage from students, parents, and employees as we address the Coronavirus pandemic. For example, our custodians have gone above and beyond in cleaning our schools, our teachers have remained focused on ensuring teaching and learning, students have focused on helping each other, and parents are rallying together. The examples of heroic leadership are incredible. The community of Burbank is coming together to address this situation. As a Board we have been reviewing all of the data and facts to make informed and pragmatic decisions based on the recommendations of local, state, and national experts.

Tonight, the Board unanimously agreed 5-0 to close our schools starting Monday, March 16th until Friday March 27th.  This was a difficult decision, but the safety of our students and staff must come first. We will continue to assess this situation as we receive new information. More details will be provided in separate emails.

Additionally, we want to thank Governor Newsom for hearing our concerns and reducing the instructional year. This will allow our employees to get paid and stay home next week so that they may focus on their well-being and families. While schools will remain closed, all management employees will need to report on Monday for planning. Utilizing a skeleton crew on an as-need basis, the District Office will remain open to maintain essential operational functions. We are in unprecedented times, and five days will not give employees enough time to take care of their families and then return to work to take care of their students. So we will continue to encourage Governor Newsom to reduce the instructional year by another 10 days. 

Please be well and take care.

In Unity,

Dr. Armond Aghakhanian
President, Board of Education

March 13 – City of Burbank Update – REVISED

The City of Burbank continues to be prepared but not panicked in regards to taking a proactive

approach. City Council and the Emergency Policy Group is and has been regularly meeting during the past few weeks and continues to monitor the situation.

Yesterday, the City of Burbank declared a State of Local Emergency that allows the City to take extra precautions.

Below is a list of actions that have been implemented to date:

  • All large City events that occur on or before March 31, 2020, and have more than 250 people in attendance have been cancelled or are being rescheduled including those that require significant planning. This includes:
  • Egg-Sight-Ment in the Wild
  • Youth Art Expo Opening Receptions
  • Spring Egg-Stravaganza
  • Veteran’s Job Fair
  • Burbank on Parade
  • Downtown Farmer’s Market

Please check the City’s website for updates. https://www.burbankca.gov/

  • The Parks and Recreation Department has closed the Tuttle Senior Center beginning Monday, March 16. The Joslyn Adult Center will remain open but all programs, events, and classes will be suspended.
  • All City sports and aquatics programs will be suspended until the end of the month. This includes any drop-in sports.
  • The after school program offered by Parks and Recreation will be suspended the week of March 16; however, spring camps will continue as scheduled during the week of March 23. Please keep in mind that this may change at any time

The Senior Nutrition Program for seniors is available through an outdoor pick-up program. Registered participants in the Program will be able to pick up lunches at Joslyn, Tuttle, and McCambridge Parks on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30AM to 1:00PM beginning Monday. Frozen meals will be provided for the days when there is no meal pick-up service. The home delivered meals program will also continue to provide meals to our local housebound seniors. For any questions regarding meal pickup orhome delivered meals during this time, please contact Nutrition Program staff at 818­238-5353.

  • The City will forego the normal cancellation policies for any Parks and Recreation permit groups/events, and will work with permit groups to reschedule their events. Please contact Parks Permit staff at 818-238-5300 or Library staff at 818.2238.5551 with any questions or changes.
  • The City’s libraries will remain open; however, library programs are cancelled through April 4. Checkburbanklibrary.org/elibrary for e-library resources.

The Fire Department Emergency Management Division (EMD) is an ongoing contact with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and is participating in multiple weekly briefings from the California Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control.

To that end, our Emergency Operations team that includes Police and Fire is working closely with LA County Health and monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) information.

The City will continue to monitor and make appropriate decisions during this dynamic situation. We have linked to the County’s regularly updated informational website through our City homepage. You can access the site directly at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/.

For any necessary immediate updates, please follow:

Facebook: @BurbankCA, Twitter: @BurbankCA, Website: www.burbankca.gov

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Precautionary Measures:

While it is not possible to predict all the risks we may encounter, it is important to take some basic steps to be prepared for potentially changing conditions. Everyone is used to addressing seasonal flu concerns. It is important for everyone to follow some basic measures which remain the best defense against coronavirus, flu, and other communicable diseases:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for approximately 20 seconds-Sing the Happy Birthday song twice to time it out.
  • Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect work surfaces, telephone, headphones and computer equipment frequently.
  • Practice social distancing – recommended 6 feet.
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
  • Have an emergency preparedness kit at home.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you become sick with symptoms such as fever and/or respiratory problems.

The CDC maintains a travel information website for coronavirus (COVID-19). If traveling, be familiar with potential impacts in the areas you plan to visit and practice precautions

We have included some links below as additional resources:

March 13 – Letter sent out to parents and staff of Burbank schools

Dear Parents, Students, and Staff,

After several days of communication with state and county officials, the Los Angeles County Office of Education has just informed us we can close schools without the approval of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Currently, the CDPH has not reported a case of Coronavirus in Burbank. However, we feel the most prudent measure at this time is to close our schools. At today’s 6 PM Emergency Board of Education meeting, action will be taken to close schools for students from March 16th through March 30th. Effective March 30th, BUSD will move to a flexible learning model with more information to come. We will continue this model until health officials give the clearance to return all students to school.

We realize that the closing of schools creates many complications for students, staff, and families. This is not an easy decision for any one of us to make, but we must focus on the safety and wellness of our students, staff, and community at this time. However, we also realize we have an obligation to provide education for our students. The Burbank Teachers Association and BUSD are exploring flexible learning models, which may include an online component and the potential for on-site learning centers. More information is to come.

We want to thank our employees for their tireless commitment to our students during this difficult time. All certificated and classified staff will report to their work sites on March 16th and maintain regular work hours. All employees will still be paid during this time, even if they are not directly involved in providing services to students. We understand that some employees will have extenuating circumstances that will require them to stay home. Under these circumstances, certificated employees can access appropriate sick time. Classified employees may utilize sick time or vacation time. A separate communication will be sent to teachers and staff containing instructions for Monday morning.

To our families and staff, we understand these are very uncertain times. There will be many questions regarding how instruction will be delivered, and how these school closures may impact students and staff. Please know that we will be proactive in communicating information as it becomes available. We know you have many questions. Over the next couple of days, you will receive many updates from BUSD. We will use your questions to develop a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Official communication will be via the District’s website, Facebook page, and e-mail.

Please continue to practice the measures recommended by public health.

In these challenging times, we are grateful to work as partners to provide support to our families and community.

Matt Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Diana Abasta
President, Burbank Teachers Association (BTA)

Louis Ayala
President, California School Employees Association (CSEA)

Burbank Unified School District

March 13 – Press Release from the Burbank Unified School District:

BUSDeNews: Board of Education Will Hold an Emergency Meeting: Friday, March 13, 2020

The Board of Education will hold an Emergency Meeting this evening, March 13, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office Boardroom, 1900 W. Olive Avenue, Third Floor.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider action regarding the District’s response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) including, but not limited to, authorizations and measures to promote social distancing.

Link to agenda

 

March 12 – Facebook Post on Burbank Unified School District’s Facebook page.  A letter that was sent to the Governor by Superintendent Matt Hill to close Burbank schools:

(NOTE: Only the State can shut down public schools, not the District itself because of mandated days of attendance)

…Letter Sent March 12, 2020…

Dear Governor Newsom:

On behalf of the Burbank Unified School District (BUSD), we greatly appreciate your proactive Executive Order. However, we are seriously concerned with your guidelines “California Department of Health’s School Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.”

Los Angeles County is still in Scenario II; therefore, BUSD is faced with a Hobson’s Choice. Our students, teachers, and staff have to wait for at least one person to become infected with Coronavirus before we can close schools. How can you encourage Disneyland to proactively close, but have our children wait?

We understand these are challenging times, but we advocate for these proactive, commonsense solutions:

– The State should immediately close all public schools in California without any penalty for three weeks. The Governor’s office has the authority to shorten the school year to 165 instructional days. If this was done during the Recession, why not now?

– Leverage Emergency Funding to allow school districts to plan for virtual/online learning if needed beyond three weeks

– Provide Emergency Funding to allow schools that have not been impacted by Coronavirus to open learning centers for children and families who do not have places to learn or don’t have the ability to miss work and care for their children.

– Alternatively, provide child care resources for our families who cannot afford it.

We feel these commonsense solutions will allow us to fight this pandemic and minimize the risk to our students.

Sincerely,

Matt Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Burbank Unified School District
(818) 729-4422 (o)
(818) 299-1941 (c)
“Equity and Excellence”

 

March 12 – Press Release Issued by the Pacific League (High School Sports):

Dear Pacific League Athletic Community:

In the best interest of student health and safety, and in light of recent directives from state and local health authorities to practice social distancing, we have made the decision to suspend all Pacific League CIF athletic practices and competitions from March 13 through April 13. This decision has been made in collaboration with our fellow CIF Pacific League superintendents. We will reassess the situation in early April and determine the plan for practice and competition beyond April 13, 2020.

March 12 – Press Release Issued by the City of Burbank:

City of Burbank Taking Steps to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus (City of Burbank Declares a State of Emergency)

BURBANK, CA (March 12, 2020)

As Coronavirus cases continue to increase within the State and nationwide, there are many precautions being taken by agencies and businesses to slow down the spread of the virus. The City of Burbank wants to be prepared but not panicked. And as such, the City is also doing its part by declaring a State of Local Emergency and requesting that the City Council ratify the declaration at next Tuesday’s City Council meeting on March 17, 2020. This will allow the City to take extra precautions.

As of today, the City will follow the State’s directive and will be suspending large, City events that occur on or before March 31, 2020, and have more than 250 people in attendance. This includes the Egg-Sight-Ment in the Wild (March 29). Some specific events that require extensive planning and cannot be rescheduled including the Youth Art Expo Opening Receptions (April 2 and 3) and Spring Egg-Stravaganza (April 11) have also been cancelled. Additionally, staff will be evaluating smaller events that have high-risk populations. For a complete list of events and their status, please visit the City’s website. Burbankca.gov

The Parks and Recreation Department is being cautious and will be closing the Tuttle Senior Center beginning Monday, March 16. The Joslyn Adult Center will remain open but all programs, events and classes will be suspended. Joslyn Center staff is available via phone at 818-238-5353 between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm to answer any questions regarding specific programming and activities.

Starting Friday, March 13, all City sports and aquatics programs will be suspended until the end of the month. This includes any drop-in sports.

As of March 12, 2020, spring camps and other programs will continue as scheduled, however, please keep in mind that this may change at any time.

City staff will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions on either postponement and or cancellations as necessary. These will also be posted on Burbankca.gov.  

March 12 – Email sent out by BUSD:

Dear BUSD Students, Staff, and Families,

I understand with new information being released there is a high level of anxiety and concern throughout Burbank and beyond. Here at BUSD we are committed to providing a safe learning environment and will take appropriate action in an informed and timely manner. We continue to work closely with experts to take the necessary precautionary measures. Information changes daily, so please be on the lookout for updates.

Based on the latest release of information from the Los Angeles County Department of Health we are in Scenario II: Measures to be taken if there are two or more community transmission cases of COVID-19, but no individuals within Burbank Unified School District have tested positive. We started implementing some of the precautions yesterday, but I would like to highlight the actions we are taking.

  • Our schools, preschools, and beforeand after-school care programs remain open. 
  • Teachers, staff, and students with any fever and/or respiratory infection symptoms should not come to school. Teachers and staff should self-screen (i.e., check themselves for fever and/or respiratory symptoms such as cough) for respiratory infection symptoms each morning before interacting with students.
  • We will be limiting visitors to the school.
  • Consider alternatives to congregate or group programs within the school including any large or communal activities such as assemblies. Alternate approaches which limit close contact may include conducting assemblies via webcasts or intercom announcements.
  • Athletic events and other competitions can continue, but without spectators attending. This is being assessed frequently, and we are working with the League (CIF) to update this information.
  • We are suspending all nonessential (not required for the operations of the district and/or compliance) travel.
  • We are suspending or rescheduling all nonessential field trips, outings, events, and meetings (i.e. banquets, guest speakers, tours, etc.) through March 31 (this may be extended based on updated information that we receive from the Los Angeles County Department of Health).
  • All outside use of school facilities for groups greater than 200 individuals have been cancelled through March 31 (this may be extended based on updated information that we receive from the Los Angeles County Department of Health).

We are continuing to plan for other measures to take if Los Angeles County moves to Scenario III or IV. You can learn more about the scenarios and the recommendations by clicking the following link California Department of Health’s School Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 

Scenarios III or IV are the only scenarios where we would consider closing schools. Please note, there is no indication or direction to close schools at this time. This is not a decision Burbank Unified School District can make alone. This decision will involve communication and collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Health, the Los Angeles County Office of Education, and the California Department of Education. We are in constant communication assessing this situation.

Please visit the County of Los Angeles Public Health’s web page for FAQs and other resources: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

In closing, I realize these precautionary measures are disrupting activities that our students, teachers, staff, and parents have prepared for and they are missing out on activities that were planned for some time. However, their safety and wellness must come first. As always, we thank you for your ongoing support. By working together we will be able to navigate these challenging times.

Sincerely,
Matt Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Burbank Unified School District

 

March 11 – From the BUSD Website:

Dear BUSD Students, Staff, and Families,

We are constantly monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and updating our response based on the information we receive from public health, the California Department of Education (CDE), and the Los Angeles County Office of Education. This situation is dynamic and evolving each day and we want to reassure you that our priority is staff and student health and safety. Los Angeles County is still in Scenario 1, but we learned this morning the Los Angeles County Office of Education is now cancelling large group events out of an abundance of caution. We also learned last night that Pasadena Unified has moved to Scenario 2 and is putting in more restrictions, so we want to be proactive and vigilant.

Out of an abundance of caution we are cancelling large group events until March 31. This includes tonight’s Middle School Open Houses and next week’s High School Open Houses. As we receive more information, we will provide an update regarding future events.

We are continuing to plan for other measures to take if Los Angeles County moves to Scenario 2. You can learn more about the scenarios and the recommendations by clicking the following link California Department of Health’s School Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 

Please note, there is no indication or direction to close schools at this time.

Please visit the County of Los Angeles Public Health’s web page for FAQs and other resources: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

In closing, as a reminder, the best prevention against any virus is to wash our hands often. Please make sure to wash your hands as frequently as possible. As always, we thank you for your ongoing support. By working together we will be able to navigate these challenging times.

Sincerely,
Matt Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Burbank Unified School District