RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
June 16, 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.

June 16, 2020 Citywide Update
LA County Great Plates Delivered Extended
The County of Los Angeles Great Plates Delivered program has been extended through Friday, July 10th. Great Plates Delivered offers three (3) free home-delivered meals a day from local restaurants to qualifying older adults and adults over 60 who are at high-risk of COVID-19 as determined by the CDC. 

Watch the video below for a quick description about Great Plates Delivered. To watch in Spanish, click here.
This effort aims to assist those in need of home-delivered meals and to help get our local restaurant, hospitality, and transportation industries back to work.
Interested in Receiving Meals? 

To be eligible for this program, individuals:
  • must meet age requirements
  • are 65 or older; OR are 60-64 and have been diagnosed with, exposed to or at high risk of COVID-19 as defined by the CDC
  • unable to prepare or obtain meals 
  • not currently receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs such as CalFresh/SNAP 
  • must live alone or with one other program-eligible adult 
  • must earn between $25,520 to $74,940 (single household) or between $34,380 to $101,460 (two-person household) per year 
  • must live in unincorporated LA County or a city that does not offer its own Great Plates Delivered program 

To apply online in English,  click here . To apply online in Spanish,  click here .
Have questions? Meal applicants can e-mail  greatplates@wdacs.lacounty.gov  or call 211 for multi-lingual services.
Using Equestrian Rings this Week? Here are Some Protocols
If you are going to an equestrian ring or center, please be sure to make sure the following protocols are being adhered to:

  • Physical distancing of six (6) feet is required at all times.
  • Face coverings are required at all times while in the common areas, including, without limitation, parking lots and stables. (Face masks are not required during riding so long as physical distancing is maintained.)
  • Facility operators and staff wear a face covering and gloves at all times.
  • Rides (Horse string) are single file and a maximum of four (4) riders at a time while practicing physical distancing.
  • Private horse lessons require proper physical distancing and both instructor and student must wear face coverings at all times. (No Group lessons are allowed.)
  • Doors, entrances, and/or gates remain open during normal operational hours.
  • Payment of any fees is done on-line and/or utilizing an outdoor facing window or door.

Cyber Seniors Training Opportunity
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department recommends that seniors and other high risk individuals continue to remain Safer at Home even during the phase reopening.

Don't let this get you down though,  Cyber-Seniors  is a nonprofit organization that works to bridge the digital divide and connect generations through technology. Cyber-Seniors is offering training opportunities to help keep senior citizens socially connected while remaining safe in their homes during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Seniors can join the following online seminars (using ZOOM) or a one-on-one session (by phone or FaceTime). Instructional links are below to help you learn how to use Zoom. 

If you need more help, call Cyber-Seniors at 1-844-217-3057

Upcoming Group Zoom sessions:

Previously held online seminars are also available for viewing and include:

Imagine your Story: Science Tellers
PVLD Block Printing Party
Kids! Join PVLD for a virtual Science Tellers story, beginning today - August 7!

“Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress” Click on the link to watch this awesome fantasy story anytime this summer. You'll be amazed by the special effects with a scientific touch. You can even watch it over and over!

Teens! Join PVLD for a Block Party and learn how to design and print your own block print artwork! In this workshop, Ketzie will review the supplies you need for block printing and show you the best way to plan your design and transfer your art onto your block. We will carve the block together, and then print your design!

Supplies will be provided. Registration opens June 12th and closes June 23rd.

SCE Energy Management Class!
Interested in learning how you can keep your home or business cool during the hot summer months? Sign up to take an energy management class on June 17 or 18 with SCE.

Examples of What's Open in LA County
Through our Safer at Home efforts, we’ve collectively slowed the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Los Angeles County, allowing for a phased reopening of some businesses and public spaces. However, COVID-19 remains a serious risk. Please continue to practice social (physical) distancing and wear a facemask whenever you are around others, and to wash your hands frequently. Also, remember to stay home if you are sick or if you have been in close contact with someone who is sick.

The following are examples of public sites and activities that are open and temporarily closed under the Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Order. This is a partial list only and when at these sites, you must follow requirements to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Recreation, Entertainment, Travel, and Learning
• Parks (Playgrounds are closed.)
• Public Trails (Walking and Hiking)
• Beaches and Piers
• Public Pools and Pools in Multi-Unit Residential Housing (e.g., Apartments, Condominiums, and HOAs)
• Gyms/Fitness Centers, including in Multi-unit Residential Housing
• Golf Courses
• Pickleball and Tennis Courts
• Horse Riding/Equestrian
• BMX Areas and Bike Parks
• Community Gardens
• Model Airplane Areas
• Shooting and Archery Ranges
• Vehicle-Based Parades
• Drive-in Movie Theaters
• Pro-league Arenas without Live Audiences
• Music, Film, and Television Production
• Hotels for Leisure Travel
• Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Outdoor Recreation (including Equipment Rentals)
• Day Camps
• Libraries (For Curbside Pick-up Only)
• Museums, Galleries, Zoos, and Aquariums
• Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, and Spa Pools not on Residential Property
• Basketball and Volleyball Courts
• Baseball and Soccer Fields
• Youth Sports Leagues
• Bars and Nightclubs
• Arcades, Bowling Alleys, and Movie Theaters
• Live Performance Theaters and Concert Venues
• Stadiums and Arenas (Closed to the Public)
• Cardrooms (Casinos) and Satellite Wagering Facilities
• Festivals and Theme/Amusement Parks (including Water Parks and Splash Pads in these Parks)
Shopping, Restaurants, and Personal Care
• Grocery Stores, Certified Farmers’ Markets, Farm and Produce Stands, Supermarkets, Food Banks, Convenience Stores, Wholesale Clubs, and Pharmacies
• Stores that Sell Products Needed for Your Home, such as Hardware, Building, Home Appliance, and Pool Supply Stores
• Lower-Risk Retail Stores, such as Bookstores, Jewelry Stores, Furniture Stores, Toy Stores, and Clothing Stores
• Pet Food Stores, Animal Daycare and Boarding Facilities, and Veterinary Clinics
• Hair Salons and Barber Shops, for Certain Services Only (i.e., The employee and the customer can both wear cloth face coverings and the service doesn’t involve touching the customer’s face.)
• Restaurants and Cafés, including for On-Site Dining
•Nail Salons
Healthcare Services
•Dental Clinics
•Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Offices
•Mental or Behavioral Health Providers
•Other Healthcare Settings
For specific protocols related to each of these industries, visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/
City Recreation Facility Status
Parks and green spaces
Tennis courts
Horse arenas
Bridle trails
Pedestrian pathways
Hiking trails at George F Canyon and Chandler Preserve
Peter Weber Equestrian Center (limited)

Playground equipment
Basketball and volleyball courts
Sports fields are closed for group activities, including team practices, but open for individual/household use.
George F Canyon Nature Center
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 33 new deaths and 1,337 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Twenty-four people who died were over the age of 65 years old, eight people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Twenty-eight people had underlying health conditions including 20 people over the age of 65 years old and eight people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old.

To date, Public Health has identified 75,084 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,959 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,748 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 42% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 28% among White residents, 17% among Asian residents, 11% among African American residents, less than 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 44 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. There are 1,288 people who are currently hospitalized, 31% of these people are in the ICU and 25% are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for nearly 841,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

Please note: As of June 16, 2020, the City of Rolling Hills Estates had 18 confirmed cases . This number does not represent recovered cases as that data is not provided by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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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City of Rolling Hills Estates