June 4, 2020
Physical distancing measures include: 
  • Staying home as much as possible
  • Staying at least 6 ft apart from others who are not part of your household
  • Avoiding nonessential travel
  • Avoiding public gatherings, places where large groups congregate and event venues
  • Avoiding crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces
  • Using verbal salutations in place of handshakes or hugs
FAQs on cloth face coverings:
Why wear a cloth face covering?
Covering your nose and mouth with a cloth face covering can slow the spread of COVID-19:
  • Individuals can be contagious before the onset of symptoms
  • Using a face covering protects others from your respiratory droplets

When should I wear a cloth face covering?
Wear a cloth face covering when you are around others who are not part of your household. Your cloth face covering protects them. Their cloth face covering protects you. Wearing a cloth face covering is a sign of kindness and respect for others. It's best to be prepared and don't leave the house without your cloth face covering.

Who is exempt from wearing a cloth face covering?
  • Children under 2 years old (Children who are 2-8 years old should use a cloth face covering with adult supervision)
  • Those instructed not to use one by a medical provider
  • Those with breathing difficulties
  • Anyone who cannot wear or remove a cloth face covering without assistance

How do I make a cloth face covering?
We Can All Be Health Leaders
In addition to physical distancing and wearing cloth face coverings when we are around others, we all still need to take the same precautions that we were taking earlier on in the pandemic - wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands and self-isolate if you are sick. These actions combined are the best defense against COVID-19.
Here's what currently is allowed to reopen in LA County:
For more information on reopening protocols from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, visit bchd.org/covidreopening .
Need Help with Health Information and Referrals?
If you or someone you know in the Beach Cities needs help, please call our Assistance, Information & Referral line at  310-374-3426, ext. 256 , seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. or visit us online at  bchd.org/resources.
Families Connected Parent Chat
Free parent support group

9:50  –  10:50 a.m.

Open to all parents. A support group led by a licensed professional from the Thelma McMillen Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Free course for family caregivers

Tuesdays, starting June 2
1 – 2:30 p.m.

An evidence-based, self-care program for family caregivers who are currently involved with providing care to children or adults with chronic conditions.
Happiness Chat
Support your well-being with casual discussions focused on connection and resilience. Attend one or all chats!

Tuesdays, starting June 2
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Blue Zones Project Social Hour
Connect and downshift with community members for our first virtual Social Hour

Tuesday, June 9
NEW TIME: 4 – 5 p.m.
Talk About It Parent Workshops
BCHD, in partnership with our Student Mental Health Provider Task Force, is hosting the virtual “Talk About It” Small-Group Parent Workshop Series in June. This series will support families at home as they navigate distance learning and help create balance for students and parents.
Virtual BCHD Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, June 17
6:30 p.m.
Mental Health & Happiness Series
Learn how to boost your well-being through evidence-based practices to build resilience, feel more connected and be happier. Attend one or all of the workshops.

All workshops are on Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Get unlimited access to all of CHF's live virtual exercise classes for $22 during June.

Small Group Training is also available virtually for $12 per class.
Get Social!
Add our Facebook frame to your profile picture!  Click here  to update your frame.
Share your #SaferAtHomeSelfie!  Let us know how you are spending time physical distancing and helping slow the spread of COVID-19.
Donate to the Beach Cities COVID-19 Fund
Donations will provide assistance to Beach Cities residents who are income qualified with essentials like groceries and household and cleaning supplies.
COVID-19 Testing
All COVID-19 tests at the South Bay Galleria and other testing sites throughout LA County are free of charge and are by appointment only. 

Priority for the same or next day testing is still given to people with COVID-19 symptoms.

Testing is also prioritized for certain critical frontline workers who interact with the public while working. 
As of 6/2/2020
Beach Cities Cumulative Cases: