RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
June 2, 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 2, 2020 Citywide Update
Los Angeles County Extends Curfew for Third Night
Due to civil unrest, the County of Los Angeles has issued a curfew that will be in effect from 6 p.m. tonight, June 2, to 6 a.m. June 3. No persons shall travel or be upon public streets, avenues, alleys, parks, ways or any other public place in the County of Los Angeles for the duration of this curfew.

The following are exempt:

  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Firefighting personnel
  • Emergency health care providers
  • Emergency medical personnel
  • Civilians engaged in police or emergency work
  • Individuals seeking emergency care
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness who are sheltering in place
  • Individuals traveling to and from their place of employment, and
  • Representatives of the media

Please note that City parks and facilities will be closed to the public during curfew hours.

The City continues to monitor activity in the greater Los Angeles area, as well as demonstrations in the South Bay.

For more information about the curfew, visit  lacounty.gov/emergency.
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 While Demonstrating
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health asks anyone participating in demonstrations to practice physical distancing and wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Public Health supports the need for L.A. County residents to exercise their first amendment rights. There is, however, risk that these gatherings can become super-spreader events where a great deal of transmission of the COVID-19 virus can occur. Everyone engaging in peaceful protest should always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth and keep six feet apart from others not in your household.
Hair Salons, Barbershops and Restaurants Allowed to Reopen with Safeguards in Place
Los Angeles County was recently approved for a variance by Governor Newsom. This means that restaurants, salons, and barbershops will be able to reopen.
Effective immediately, hair salons and barbershops can reopen and in-person dining in restaurants can resume immediately with safeguards as Los Angeles County moves forward on the Roadmap to Recovery.

West Basin's Change & Save Program
West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) offers its Change & Save program, a water savings device and rebate program designed to assist communities in West Basin’s service area that have historically lower water conservation program participation rates.

The program is aimed at helping participants reduce water consumption and save money. For a limited time, the District’s Change & Save program is offering eligible residents free water savings device kits and a $500 rebate for a qualifying high-efficiency clothes washer. Visit www.change-save.com to apply.
A Reminder of Face Coverings, Beaches & Gatherings
Face coverings are an effective tool and should be kept on hand for easy access and use when out in public if you are unable to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing between persons outside of your regular household. Our best community and individual defense against COVID-19 is to wash our hands frequently, avoid touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, avoid being around sick people and practicing physical distancing, especially by staying at home. Face coverings are not a replacement for these evidence-based strategies for slowing the spread of disease; they are just an additional tool that can protect others from possible exposure to respiratory droplets that may come from our mouth when we talk, sneeze or cough.
Even though our sunny beaches are open for active use, they are not open for gatherings or group activities. Please enjoy the sand and water, but only for solo activities such as walking, running, swimming or surfing.More information can be found here: beaches.lacounty.gov/
Please remember that gatherings with people not from your household are not permitted and put everyone at risk of COVID-19.
City Recreation Facility Status
Open
Parks and green spaces
Tennis courts
Horse arenas
Bridle trails
Pedestrian pathways
Hiking trails at George F Canyon and Chandler Preserve

Closed
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

Note: Open and Close times may be adjusted depending on County imposed curfews.
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 60 new deaths and 1,202 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Forty people who died were over the age of 65 years old; 17 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. Forty-five people had underlying health conditions including 31 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. 

To date, Public Health has identified 57,118 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,443 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,258 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 41% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 28% among White residents, 17% among Asian residents, 12% among African American residents, 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 52 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,638 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (12% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,389 people who are currently hospitalized, 27% of these people are in the ICU and 18% are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for over 633,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

Please note: As of June 2, 2020, the City of Rolling Hills Estates has fourteen (14) 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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