RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
June 26, 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 26, 2020 Citywide Update
SoCalGas Extends Gas Assistance Fund
If you have been financially affected by COVID-19 and need help paying your natural gas bill, SoCalGas is extending its Gas Assistance Fund (GAF) program, which usually closes in April, into the fall months.

The GAF, a joint effort of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and SoCalGas, has also doubled its one-time grant awards from $100 to $200.

To qualify for GAF, you must meet the following requirements:

  • The natural gas bill must be in the name of the applicant requesting assistance.
  • The bill address must be the applicant’s primary residence.
  • The applicant must not apply for more than the maximum GAF allowance for the current program year.
  • The applicant must meet the income guidelines.

To see the income guidelines and apply, visit www.socalgas.com/GAF .
As a reminder, SoCalGas has suspended service disconnections until further notice.

This means no residential or small business customer will have their natural gas service turned off due to non-payment.
Governor Newsom Announces New Online Resource to the Public
Today Governor Newsom announced a significant step intended to ease the process of putting California back to work. A partnership between the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) and the State of California has created the "Safely Making California" Marketplace ( SafelyMakingCA.org ) to help fill a critical gap during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program went online this week to connect CMTA member manufacturers and other manufacturers to employers who have the need to purchase non-medical grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 

All businesses are now able to connect with California based manufactures to obtain PPE.

Visit SafelyMakingCA.org for more information.
Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Program to Resume
The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Program (HHW) gives Los Angeles County residents a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash.  

HHW events will resume on Saturday, July 18, with new COVID-19 safety precautions. The Sanitation District asks that all attendees wear a face covering and remain in their vehicles with windows closed, if possible. Please stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, have been asked to quarantine, or have recently traveled internationally.

Event staff will only remove household hazardous and electronic waste from your trunk/pick-up bed. To dispose of sharps, you will be required to exit your vehicle and dispose of them in the designated area.

For more information, please contact (800) 238-0173 or  info@lacsd.org .
CDC Expands List of People at Risk of Severe COVID-19 Illness
Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the following press release expanding the list of who is at increased risk for getting severely ill from COVID-19. These include some of the following: removal of the specific age threshold from the older adult classification and updating the  list of underlying medical conditions that increase risk of severe illness.

Wastewater Fee Rebate for COVID-19 Impacted Businesses
If your business closed or had reduced wastewater discharges due to COVID-19, it may qualify for a rebate from the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. This program provides a partial rebate of the fiscal year 2019-20 Sanitation District service charge payment made on your property tax bill. To see if you qualify, email  rebate@lacsd.org .
For more information, visit  lacsd.org/covidrebate
DMV to Resume Behind-the-Wheel Drivers Tests with New Protocols
Today, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will resume administering behind-the-wheel drive tests with new safety protocols. In-vehicle testing – a requirement for first-time driver license holders and commercial license applicants – has been suspended since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The DMV will automatically reschedule all canceled drive test appointments.

The DMV anticipates it will take several weeks to complete testing for previously canceled tests. Appointments for new behind-the-wheel tests will not be available until previously canceled tests are completed.

For the health and safety of customers and examiners, the DMV is instituting numerous new testing protocols. All behind-the-wheel drive test applicants will be required to wear a face covering and answer screening questions before starting the exam.

Canceled appointments will be rescheduled automatically
New appointments will be available later this summer

Meeting the Needs of People with Disabilities
Listos California collaborated with the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) and the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to ensure Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), their families and caregivers have help navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keeping the community informed is key to the COVID-19 public health response. This partnership has enabled us to provide accessible, accurate information directly to people who critically need it.
Click the links below to view and download the following new resources:

View the document below for information on COVID-19 safety tips, self care tips, how to make a safety plan, and how to make a health profile.
These resources are also available at ListosCalifornia.org , and they will soon be available in Spanish, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese and Korean in addition to English.  
Countywide Eviction Moratorium Extended through July 31
Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors extended the countywide moratorium on evictions to July 31.

As a reminder, the moratorium prevents both residential and commercial tenants in Los Angeles County (including those in Rancho Palos Verdes) from being evicted for not paying their rent, for no-fault reasons, and other violations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Questions about the moratorium, call (833) 223-RENT (7368), email  rent@dcba.lacounty.gov , or visit  dcba.lacounty.gov/noevictions
The Great Peninsula Movie Night
Enjoy the old-fashioned experience of watching a movie from your car, while waving to your friends across the parking lot!

The iconic movie, La La Land starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling will be the feature flick! La La Land, rated PG-13 has been called “a movie about loving movies,” filled with music, dancing, and iconic sets.

Tell your friends and neighbors this is an event for the whole community to come together!

Saturday, June 27
Movie Starts at 8pm
Gate opens at 7pm
Top Level of the Promenade’s Parking Lot
Enter off Indian Peak Road
Take-Out Food Options Available

This event is a fundraiser for the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy a program to help local middle and high school students launch new businesses.

Advance registration is $25 (suggested donation)

Registration can be made HERE or at the gate

Questions - Call the PVP Chamber at 310-377-8111
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!

Adults can participate in the Summer Reading Program! You can do a local history puzzle! Sign up today! https://pvld.org/pvsummer
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. Click on the links to learn about these requirements.
Recreation, Entertainment, Travel, and Learning
• Bars, Wineries, and Brewery Tasting Rooms
• Beaches and Piers
• BMX Areas and Bike Parks
• Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Outdoor Recreation (including Equipment Rentals)
• Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering, and Racetracks with Onsite Wagering
• Community Gardens
• Day Camps
• Drive-in Movie Theaters
• Golf Courses
• Gyms/Fitness Centers, including in Multi-unit Residential Housing
• Horse Riding/Equestrian
• Hotels for Leisure Travel
• Libraries (For Curbside Pick-up Only) • Model Airplane Areas
• Museums, Galleries, Zoos, and Aquariums
• Music, Film, and Television Production • Parks (Playgrounds are closed.)
• Pickleball and Tennis Courts
• Pro-league Arenas without Live Audiences
• Public Pools and Pools in Multi-Unit Residential Housing (e.g., Apartments, Condominiums, and HOAs)
• Public Trails (Walking and Hiking)
• Shooting and Archery Ranges
• Vehicle-Based Parades
• Arcades, Bowling Alleys, and Movie Theaters
• Baseball and Soccer Fields
• Basketball and Volleyball Courts
• Festivals and Theme/Amusement Parks (including Water Parks and Splash Pads in these Parks)
• Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, and Spa Pools not on Residential Property
• Live Performance Theaters and Concert Venues
• Lounges and Nightclubs
• Stadiums and Arenas (Closed to the Public)
• Youth Sports Leagues
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
Healthcare Services
•Dental Clinics
•Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Offices
•Mental or Behavioral Health Providers
•Other Healthcare Settings
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 has not yet release numbers for June 26, however, June 25 numbers are as follows:

2,012 positive cases and 42 deaths.

Please note: As of June 25, 2020, the City of Rolling Hills Estates had 21 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.
Get in Touch with City Staff:
City of Rolling Hills Estates