RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
March 22, 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.


March 22, 2020 Citywide Update
**ENHANCED** Safer at Home Order
“The State of California is fighting hard to get the resources that Californians need to meet the COVID-19 surge. These emergency legal tools will increase California’s health care capacity and help facilities treat more patients,” said Governor Newsom.
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In an effort to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to keep Californians safe, both the Los Angeles County Health Officer and the Governor Newsom issued enhanced Orders on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

OPEN… 
  • Groceries, convenience & warehouse store, food banks, farmers markets
  • Pharmacies to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities
  • Restaurants for take-out, delivery or drive-thru
  • Gas stations
  • Laundromat/laundry services

CLOSED … 
  • Golf courses
  • Grooming services (ex: nail and hair salons)
  • Gyms and fitness studios
  • Indoor malls and shopping centers (essential businesses may remain open)
  • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
  • Movie Theaters and entertainment venues
  • Bars, breweries, nightclubs
  • Convention Centers

Exemptions
Businesses that provide "critical infrastructure" do not have to close (ex: health care, public health, media, food and agriculture, emergency services, etc). Learn how "critical infrastructure" is defined by clicking/tapping here: https://www.cisa.gov/critical-infrastructure-sectors

Family/Friend Care
Residents can leave home to care for those in need, with precautions:
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distancing
  • Wash hands before and after all interactions
  • Use hand sanitizer if available
  • Cough or sneeze into elbow or tissue; wash hands after
  • Those with early signs of illness should stay away from older people

Gatherings *Updated*
All public and private gatherings are prohibited. This means, no playdates, group gatherings, sleepovers, dinner parties, etc.

Hospital/Healthcare
Non-essential care (ex: teeth cleaning, elective procedures) must be postponed. Visits to hospitals and nursing homes are banned; limited exceptions include:
  • When patient is at the end-of-life
  • Accompanying a minor or developmentally disabled person
  • Accompanying someone who needs assistance

Insurance
Copays/coinsurance and deductibles are waived for COVID-related testing/screening. Applies to all those with full-service Medi-Cal or commercial insurance in California.

Pets
Dogs can be taken for walks; sick pets can be taken to veterinarian offices.

Recreation/Exercise
Outside walks, runs, bike rides and hikes are allowed with social distancing measures. To support this, the City parks, trails, and arenas are currently open. The City will continue to open restrooms during park hours and will keep hygiene products fully stocked for visitors. City staff will disinfect the park restroom facilities each morning, Monday-Friday.

Horse arenas are open for personal use, but no training is permitted. Playground equipment is closed, effective immediately, and have been marked with caution tape.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed one new death and 71 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual who died was older than 65 with underlying health conditions and resided in Culver City. Because there are positive cases across the entire County, the public should not think one location is safer than the other. Additional information regarding some of the new cases are pending completion of investigations. Over the last 48 hours there have been 132 new cases.

To date, Public Health has identified 409 cases across all areas in LA County including five deaths. Upon completion of investigations, 12 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 84 positive cases have been hospitalized.

To view the full press release, visit: public health.lacounty.gov
Mayor Velveth Schmitz
March 20, 2020 Message
Palos Verdes Unified School District Updates & Information
Palos Verdes Unified School District is posting updates and new information regarding school closures for students and families. Check it out here: www.pvpusd.net/FAQ/

More Information and Resources Available
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.
COVID-19 Updates
What should I do if I have symptoms and think I may have been exposed to novel coronavirus?  

Most people with respiratory infections like colds, the flu, and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will have mild illness and can get better with appropriate home care and without the need to see a provider. People who are elderly, pregnant, or have a weak immune system, or other medical problems, are at higher risk of more serious illness or complications. The County recommends that you monitor your symptoms closely and seek medical care early if your symptoms worsen. 

If you are having difficulty breathing or keeping fluids down, go to an emergency room or call 911. Otherwise, it is better to call your doctor before going in to seek care. Have non-emergency questions, dial 2-1-1 to speak with the Los Angeles County information center.

You should also call a doctor if you have had close contact with a person who has COVID-19. 

Where can I get more information?

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