RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
April 13, 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 13, 2020 Citywide Update
Interactive South Bay Cities COVID-19 Dashboard Now Available
An interactive COVID-19 status dashboard has been developed for the South Bay cities. The dashboard is hosted by the City of Torrance and reflects information sourced by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Los Angeles County Enhances Safer at Home Order
On Friday, April 10, the L.A. County Department of Public Health extended its existing "Safer at Home" order through May 15, 2020. This is to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19. Everyone should continue to stay home as much as possible, and only leave home for essential activities. Non-essential businesses must remain closed for the duration of the order.

You can read the updated order at  publichealth.lacounty.gov/coronavirus

As part of the revised Safer At Home order, starting Wednesday, April 15 , essential businesses must require the general public to wear a cloth face covering when entering the business.

Face coverings can help prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to others, including when you have the virus and are contagious but do not know it. These face coverings do not protect you from others who may be infected. Therefore, face coverings are not a replacement for staying home as much as possible, social distancing, and washing your hands often.

Please do not purchase N95 and medical-grade masks.
#RHEResilient Weekly Activity:
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy 15 Minute Wildlife Survey
A great outdoor adventure is right in your own backyard! Checkout this fun 15 minute wildlife survey developed by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

Let us know what you find by posting your pictures on any of our social media platforms by tagging #RHEresilient .

For more fun outdoor education activities visit the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy website at  https://pvplc.org/
Virtual City Council Meeting Tomorrow
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rolling Hills Estates City Council meeting of Tuesday, April 14 will be virtual. Know how you can access the live meeting and comment: 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.
Members of the public may listen to the meeting live by calling:  1-669-900-6833  from any phone, Meeting ID: 865 014 450, Meeting Password:  650005 .
(Please note you will not have the ability to speak using the call-in option from a phone line.)  

Public correspondence may be emailed to the City Clerk at  LaurenP@rollinghillsestatesca.gov . Emails received before 5:00 p.m. the night of the City Council meeting will be forwarded to the City Council for their consideration and included as part of the record. Members of the public may comment online using eComment on the “Meeting Agendas, Minutes & Videos” page of the City’s website ( www.RHE.city/MeetingAgendas ). 

Once the agenda is published, there will be an “eComment” button next to the linked agenda under "Upcoming Events". Follow this link to the City’s SpeakUp page. After you register, you may comment on any item on that particular agenda. These comments can be seen by the public, will be considered by the Council and become part of the record. Members of the public who wish to speak during this meeting may join the Zoom meeting by accessing the Zoom app from a computer (download at  Zoom.com ) or tablet or phone (downloaded in the App Store), and enter the following credentials: Meeting ID:  865 014 450 , Meeting Password:  650005
PV Transit Offering Taxi Service to Peninsula Residents
Palos Verdes Transit is now offering a free taxi service for Peninsula residents to assist those in need of transportation.

The service is extended to Peninsula seniors (62+) and/or disabled and are not members of the existing dial-a-ride program. Trips can be taken anywhere on the Peninsula for any trip purpose and to surrounding cities for medical trips only. 

Please contact PV Transit to schedule a taxi service ride at (310) 965-5831 and reference account number 12552
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce has set up a website that may be helpful to essential businesses in procuring items. The program is called OneLA: Matching Needs with Suppliers. While they cannot recommend specific vendors, the web page contains a a fillable form at the bottom of the page. Businesses can use this to submit for information/requests.

WDACS Critical Delivery Service Now Available
Late-payment Penalties for Property Tax Bills may be Canceled
The Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services Department is providing free delivery service to older and dependent adults during COVID-19 crisis. They can deliver:

Groceries, Household Items, Vital Necessities

Call 1-888-863-7411 between 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday to request services.
Rolling Hills Estates property owners unable to pay their property taxes by tomorrow's April 10 deadline due to the direct effect of the public health crisis may submit an online request for penalty cancellation beginning April 11.

With County buildings closed to the public at this time, payments can be processed online online, by telephone or by mail. Review payment methods and several other online self-service options at  https://ttc.lacounty.gov/ .

For more information, call 213-974-2111 or  Read the FAQ here.
$100M to Support Child Care Services for Essential Workers

Funding is part of SB 89, emergency legislation the Governor signed last month to provide up to $1 billion in funding to help California fight the COVID-19 pandemic SACRAMENTO - Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the release of $100 million to ...

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Supporting Frontline Workers
Join the many worldwide each night at 7:00 p.m. as they give a round of applause to all of the frontline workers helping us through this crisis.
Tomorrow is Takeout Tuesday!
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 25 new deaths and 239 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is the smallest increase in new cases since March 26th. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 562 new cases. Eleven people who died were over the age of 65 and 12 people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. Twenty-two people had underlying health conditions; one person between the ages of 41 to 65 had no reported underlying health conditions. Two deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach. 

To date, Public Health has identified 9,420 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 320 deaths. Eighty-five percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 262 people (82 percent of the cases); 33% of deaths occurred among Latinx residents, 33% among White residents, 18% among Asian residents, 14% among African American residents, and 2% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 11 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 2,354 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (25% 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 52,000 individuals and 13% of people testing positive.

Please note: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health report now includes cases by cities. As of April 13, 2020, the City of Rolling Hills Estates has eleven (11) 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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