RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
April 28, 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 28, 2020 Citywide Update
#RHEresilient Weekly Activity
For this week’s Community Activity, lets show our RHE support to all of our #HealthCareHeros ! Join us as we send our thanks to all health care workers who are giving it their all: nurses, doctors, support staff, cleaning staff, and more. We want them to know their tireless work is appreciated.

Show your support by creating a thank you note and tagging a picture of your artwork! Be creative! All art work submitted by May 8th with #RHEresilient will be shared with local hospital staff.
Virtual City Council Meeting
Participate in tonight’s City Council Meeting by watching live at RHE.city/agendas or by calling: 1-669-900-6833 from any phone, Meeting ID: 941 4931 5377 , Meeting Password: 650005 . Comment on agenda items by using eComment on the Agendas page of the City’s website at rhe.city/agendas.

City Council meeting videos are live-streamed on the City’s website at  www.rhe.city  and available for viewing thereafter, and televised on Cox 33 and Frontier FiOS 38 on Wednesday and Friday following the meeting.
A Message from Cal Water
Paving will soon occur on the Dapplegray Elementary School/Rolling Hills Little League ballfield access road.

Earlier this month, crews repaved the Rolling Hills Little League ballfield parking lot during Dapplegray Elementary School’s spring break. Due to the discovery of a nest near the access road while this work was taking place, paving of the access road was paused until the birds safely left.

We’re happy to share that  as early as Wednesday, April 29,  crews will pave the access road from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for approximately two days. The access road will remain closed for the duration of work. Please note, paving is contingent upon favorable weather conditions and timing could change. 

Since there will be heavy equipment operating  from the entrance of Dapplegray Elementary School to the ballfield parking lot, we encourage equestrians to avoid the area due to construction-related noise that could startle a horse.  For the safety of residents, horses, and crews, the  Bridle Trail along Palos Verdes Drive North, from Phillip’s Canyon Trail to Strawberry Trail,  will be temporarily closed for the duration of work (see below for a map) There will be a detour available around the closure that includes the Phillip’s Canyon Trail, John Howard Trail, Chandler Trail and Strawberry Trail. 

For more information, we encourage you to visit our website  here . We apologize for the inconvenience but look forward to improving the road. 

Thank you for your patience,

Palos Verdes Peninsula Water Reliability Project Team
LA County Public Health Launches COVID-19 Dashboard
View the interactive public dashboard to see an overview on testing, cases, deaths, and more, visit, COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard
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 .
How to Cover Up Properly
Under the Safer at Home order, you must wear a cloth face covering anytime you're in close proximity to people outside of your household: like at the market, pharmacy, your essential job and on public transportation. Here are some tips for properly wearing and caring for your face covering.

  • Before putting on face covers, wash or sanitize your hands.
  • When putting on face covers, make sure it fully covers your nose and mouth.
  • While wearing face covers, avoid touching any part of your face.
  • While wearing face covers, do not pull down at any time.
  • Before taking off face covers, wash or sanitize your hands.
  • When done using face covers, fold OR store in a paper bag.
  • Machine wash face covers daily.
  • Discard face covers that do not cover nose/mouth OR have holes/tears.
  • Help children properly remove face covers.
  • And remember, cloth face coverings are NOT substitutes for staying home, washing your hands frequently, and maintaining physical distance.
In Case You Missed It:
Local Volunteer Match
On April 23, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce featured Dr. Lawrence Sher of Palos Verdes Medical Group and Peninsula Research Associates as part of its Weekly Business Series.
 
A recording of the session is available at   youtu.be/XK_S7YBgVlU
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.
Families Connected Speaker Series - Thursday, April 30
Join Beach Cities Health District and  South Bay Families Connected  for  “The Journey – A Conversation About Mental Health in New, Uncertain Times” with  professional surfer Alex Gray  and local clinician Kevin Sousa, MFT.

The meeting will be held via a live stream on Thursday, April 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. Live stream meeting information will be directly emailed to registered participants.  Register here .
 
To learn more about the speakers, visit  www.southbayfamiliesconnected.org
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!
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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An Update from Cal Water
Cal Water
We’re reaching out to provide you with an update on California Water Service’s (Cal Water) Palos Verdes Peninsula Water Reliability Project as it relates to ongoing construction on Crenshaw Boulevard. Thanks to our essential crew members continuing construction, we have reached another project milestone – the completion of nightwork on Crenshaw Boulevard!

Earlier this morning, crews completed paving on Crenshaw Boulevard, from the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church to Chadwick Lane, including the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Palos Verdes Drive North. Crews are currently striping the newly paved portions of the road. We know nighttime construction on Crenshaw Boulevard hasn’t been ideal and we are so thankful for your patience and understanding throughout this work.

As a reminder, there will continue to be smaller, periodic daytime closures along Crenshaw Boulevard, between Crest Road and the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, until mid-2020 as crews continue finishing work, such as welding, grouting, and restoration. While some sporadic finishing work may continue into the night, all official nightwork hours are now complete.
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 59 new deaths and 597 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thirty-six people who died were over the age of 65 years old, 16 people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Forty-two people had underlying health conditions including 28 people over the age of 65 years old, 13 people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and one person between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Two deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach and four deaths by the City of Pasadena.
 
To date, Public Health has identified 20,976 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 1,000 deaths. Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 918 people (98 percent of the cases); 37% of deaths occurred among Latinx residents, 29% 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, 38 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 4,507 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (21% 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 over 133,000 individuals and 14% of people testing positive.

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 28, 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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