RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
April 27, 2020
The City of Rolling Hills Estates is actively monitoring and listening to the health and policy experts at the federal, state and county levels and taking actions to adhere to requirements or implement policies based upon health expert recommendations.  This important email update is being sent to all City email subscribers to ensure the community is notified.

For important information, please   visit the City’s Coronavirus webpage.

April 27, 2020 Citywide Update
New COVID-19 Symptoms Added to CDC List
On Sunday, the CDC officially added the following six symptoms to its list: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.

These are in addition to previously known symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

When to Seek Medical Attention

If you have any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

For more, please visit the CDC's COVID-19 page.
Additional Funding Notice: SBA PPP Loans
The SBA will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:30am EDT.

With the additional funding provided by the new COVID-19 relief package, SBA will resume processing EIDL Loan and Advance applications that are already in the queue on a first come, first-served basis.

To learn more about the relief options available for your business,  click here .
In Case you Missed It: Joint Town Hall RHE & RPV
Last week the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce hosted at joint Town Hall featuring the Mayors and City Managers of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes. See the recorded video below.
#TakeoutTuesday
Local Volunteer Match
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce in partnership with all four Peninsula cities – Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Palos Verdes Estates and Rolling Hills - continues “The Great Peninsula Takeout”.

The community is encouraged to join in the “Takeout Tuesdays and Takeout Thursdays” initiative by posting on social media and inviting friends and neighbors to order takeout, using Tuesdays and Thursdays as a special reminder.

Visit www.RHE.city/COVID19 to see what restaurants are offering delivery and take-out service.
Join PVPUSD School Board Member Linda Reid’s local volunteer match effort during the COVID-19 pandemic. About 40 volunteers have been linked with 100 isolated seniors needing help with grocery shopping and other errands.

If you're a parent, student or graduate of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District interested in participating in the volunteer match program, or an older resident needing support, contact Member Reid at reidl@pvpusd.net.
Special Enrollment-Period for Health Care Coverage due to COVID-19
Have you lost your health insurance due to COVID-19? If you've recently lost your coverage or will soon lose it, today's update is for you. Covered California has issued a special-enrollment period for those impacted by income changes, reduced hours or lay off due to COVID-19. 

If the following circumstances apply to you, you may be eligible for health care coverage through Covered CA:

  • You've lost Medi-Cal coverage
  • You've lost your employer-sponsored coverage
  • Your COBRA coverage is exhausted 
  • You are no longer eligible for student health coverage

To learn if you're eligible, visit Covered CA . To apply, you may  apply online  or  call a Covered CA Certified Insurance Agent or Navigator  for free and confidential enrollment help.

Those without access to the Internet can call Covered CA's Service Center at 1-800-300-1506 for assistance with determining eligibility and/or applying for health care coverage.

If you're not eligible for Covered CA health coverage, you may be eligible for health insurance through LA County's My Health LA (MHLA). MHLA is a no-cost health care program for individuals or families who do not have and cannot get health insurance. For assistance over the phone with MHLA, call 1-844-744-6452 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (Monday through Friday).
Fire Safety

Over the last couple of weeks, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) has seen a surge in home fires across the County. As residents continue to follow the Safer At Home Order , L.A. County encourages families to be mindful of fire hazards at home, and to practice fire escape safety steps with family members and loved ones.

If there was a fire in your home, would you know the best way to escape? Help make sure you and your loved ones are truly Safer at Home by learning how to safely escape a home fire. To help you get started, LA County's Fire Department offers a free   F.I.R.E Safety Guide   with all the tips & checklists you'll need for creating a fire escape plan that's right for you, including making sure you have working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors on each level of their home. 

You can also download the F.I.R.E. Safety Coloring Book   if you're looking for a great children's activity. Make the youngest members of your family a key part of your plan. 

For Palos Verdes Peninsula residents who live in a high-wildfire risk zone, now is a good time to:

  • Clear leaves and other debris from roofs, gutters, and decks.
  • Remove flammable materials like firewood stacks and low hanging trees around your roof to create a defensible space around your home. 
  • Prepare your family’s “Ready, Set, Go!” wildfire action plan. 
  • Look at ways to “Harden your Home,” by protecting vents near eaves and consider installing double-pane windows.
  • Please make sure your address is visible to firefighters. 

Visit the LA County Fire Department's website for more information on how to stay safe. Planning ahead can save lives!
Alert SouthBay PSA Safer at Home

Alert SouthBay cities are appreciative of everyone’s collective efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We are deeply humbled by the acts of human kindness our communities have shown towards each other. And while we have flattened the curve, we need to remain vigilant as to not create a second wave of infections.

Thank you SouthBay!
New State Initiative to Support Older Californians

First-in-the-nation program will partner with local restaurants to prepare meals for older Californians Social Bridging Project will mobilize 1,000 callers to check in on older Californians Friendship Line California is expanding to serve older...

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COVID-19: County Food Resources

The County of Los Angeles is committed to feeding our most vulnerable communities during the pandemic. We are mobilizing public agencies, nonprofits and volunteers to provide meals to anyone in need.

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covid19.lacounty.gov
Are you a senior or disabled Rolling Hills Estates resident in need of assistance?

Let us know.... please call City Hall at (310) 377-1577 during regular business hours, Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. We are here to help.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 29 new deaths and 900 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Twenty-five people who died were over the age of 65 years old and three people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. Nineteen people had underlying health conditions including 18 people over the age of 65 years old and one person between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. One death was reported by the City of Pasadena.
 
To date, Public Health has identified 20,417 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 942 deaths. Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 865 people (98 percent of the cases); 37% of deaths occurred among Latinx residents, 28% among White residents, 18% among Asian residents, 14% among African American residents, 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. African Americans, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and people living in communities with high levels of poverty continue to have the highest rate of death per 100,000 people for COVID-19 when compared to other groups. Upon further investigation, 11 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 4,403 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (23% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for almost 124,000 individuals and 14% of people testing positive. Public Health will launch an interactive dashboard that will provide an overview on COVID-19 testing, cases and deaths along with maps and graphs showing testing, cases and death data by community poverty level, age, sex and race/ethnicity.

A new Health Officer Order is being issued for all licensed congregate healthcare facilities. The order includes measures intended to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in these facilities and to protect vulnerable residents, as well as staff. The measures include, restricting all visitors, suspending all communal dining and activities to ensure physical distancing, screening frequent temperature checks for staff, patients and residents, and testing for all employees and residents. Staff will be required to wear surgical masks at all times and personal protective equipment when appropriate. Residents will also need to wear surgical masks or cloth face coverings when they are outside of their personal room. 

Pleas e note: As of April 27, 2020, the City of Rolling Hills Estates has thirteen (13) confirmed cases.

More Information and Resources Available
COVID-19 Updates
Residents and businesses can continue to monitor the City's dedicated COVID-19 Updates webpage, which has been newly redesigned for ease-of-use and increased resource information at RHE.city/Covid19 .

Here you will find latest updates, information for seniors and businesses, information on utilities, current status of local restaurants, etc.

The City is working diligently to identify additional resources for the community, especially for our high risk seniors.
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