RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
April 3, 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 3, 2020 Citywide Update
Local Volunteer Match
PVPUSD School Board Member Linda Reid is coordinating a volunteer effort to match up senior citizens needing errand/grocery/meal help on the Peninsula with volunteers.

PVPUSD students, parents, and alums unexpectedly home from college will assist! Any older residents needing support may email Member Reid at  reidl@pvpusd.net   to be matched up with a local volunteer during this difficult isolating time. 
A Friendly Reminder on Park Usage
As the weekend approaches we would like to send a friendly reminder regarding park usage.

Although RHE parks remain open and we encourage passive use of publicly available park space. No gatherings, organized sports, activities, meet-ups or play dates are permitted. Hiking trails at George F Canyon and Chandler Preserve are closed.

All playground areas, tennis, volleyball and basketball areas are also closed. 

Please remember to keep 6ft physical distance at all times.

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There's Still Time: We Want to Hear from You
How is COVID-19 impacting your daily life? Please answer this brief survey to help us understand your concerns and how we can support you being “Safer at Home.”

Take the survey, visit:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FMLPVKX  
New Guidelines from County Department of Public Health
Emerging evidence suggests that there may be a significant number of people infected with COVID-19 who lack symptoms and, yet, are capable of spreading the virus to others.

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) suggests that we need to think about using universal precautions all the time – assuming that each of us can infect others even when we aren’t sick.

As a result, the Department of Public Health has updated its  FAQ  with answers to a number of questions, including:

  • What should I do if I think I may have been exposed to COVID-19?
  • What should I do if I have symptoms and think I may have been exposed to COVID-19?
  • Can I get tested for COVID-19?
  • How is COVID-19 treated?
  • How can I protect myself and others from COVID-19?

For more information on how to stay safe visit LA County's  covid19.lacounty.gov
COVID-19: What you need to know about drive-up mobile testing sites
Drive-thru testing is expanding county-wide. Testing is limited to the most vulnerable of LA County residents:
  • Those with symptoms who are 65 and older
  • Those with symptoms who have underlying chronic health conditions
  • Those who are subject to a mandatory 14 day quarantine period due to a confirmed COVID-19 exposure (with more than 7 days of quarantine remaining)

The following locations have started testing for COVID-19:
  • High Desert Medical Group (Lancaster) - As of 4/1
  • Glendale Memorial Hospital (Glendale) - As of 4/1
  • Pomona Fairplex (Pomona) - As of 4/3
  • Antelope Valley Mall (Palmdale) - As of 4/3
  • South Bay Galleria (Redondo Beach) - As of 4/3

Testing is by appointment only. Walk-up appointments are not available. Visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ for more information

For a list of frequently asked questions about testing, locations, eligibility and more, visit: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/

To schedule an appointment at a drive-up mobile testing site in Los Angeles County, please visit: https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs
Palos Verdes Peninsula Testing Site Now Available:
Palos Verdes Medical Group Offering Drive-up COVID-19 Testing
Palos Verdes Medical Group is now offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing for Peninsula residents.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or may have been exposed, please call PVMG at 310-544-6858. You will be scheduled for a Telehealth visit with one of the providers. If testing is recommended, patients will be offered COVID-19 testing at new drive-thru site on the fourth (top) floor of the Promenade on the Peninsula mall.

Testing is by app ointment only and open to both PVMG patients and community members. Call PVMG at 310-544-6858 for any questions or to schedule a Telehealth visit.
Order Issued for Expedited Resources for COVID-19 Response

SACRAMENTO - Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that allows for the immediate use of funds to support the state's continuing efforts to protect public health and respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Join the California Health Corps

Health professionals, California needs you! California is preparing for an increase in the number of people who urgently need health care in our communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. To meet this moment, we're opening additional health care...

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covid19.ca.gov
Public Health Guidance on Use of Cloth Face Coverings

Public health officials released guidance on the use of cloth face coverings to protect against COVID-19 for Californians who must leave their homes to conduct essential activities. The guidance does not require people to wear face coverings...

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Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 11 new deaths and 521 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Seven of the 11 deaths reported today occurred in people over the age of 65; three people were between 41– 65 years old, and one person was between 18 to 40 years old. All reported underlying health conditions except for one individual between 41– 65 years old. Additional information regarding some of the new cases is pending further investigation. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 1055 new cases.
 
To date, Public Health has identified 4566 cases across all areas of LA County, including 89 deaths. As of today, 1018 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (22% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.

Emerging evidence suggests that there may be a significant number of people infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic and capable of spreading the virus to others. New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds us we need to use universal precautions all the time – assuming that each of us can infect others even when we aren’t sick, and that others can infect us.

Please note: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health report now includes cases by cities. The City of Rolling Hills Estates now has five (5) 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.
COUNTY AND STATE RESOURCES:


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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