RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
June 29, 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 29, 2020 Citywide Update
LA County Amended Health Officer Order
The County Health Officer Order will be amended today to require that all bars, breweries, brew pubs, pubs, wineries and tasting rooms in LA County close unless they are offering sit-down dine-in meals. This includes closing bar areas in restaurants.

The Health Officer orders the closure of the following types of higher-risk businesses, recreational sites, commercial properties, and activities, where more frequent and prolonged person-to-person contacts are likely to occur.

Changes to the Order include the following:

  • Bars, breweries, tasting rooms, craft distilleries, and wineries that possess a valid low risk restaurant permit issued by the County of Los Angeles.

  • Brewpubs, craft distilleries and breweries and wineries, with premises set aside for beer and/or wine tasting, that are exempt from the definition of a food facility by California Health and Safety Code Section 113789(c)(5), and do not hold a health permit for preparing and serving food on site.

Face Coverings: Fake Face Mask Exempt Cards
Following reports of phony mask exemption cards that depict a government seal with threatening language, Public Health warns businesses and the public that this information is false.

Everyone, except children under the age of 2, should wear a face covering securely over their nose and mouth any time they leave the house and keep six feet apart from others not in your household when out and about. People with medical conditions that prevent safe use of a face covering are asked to wear a face shield.

Accurate information will always be distributed officially by Public Health through official channels in the form of a press release, on the Public Health website and through social media accounts @lapublichealth
Peninsula Seniors Virtual Programming
Hello Peninsula Seniors and Community,

We hope you and yours are well and healthy. 
Although our beautiful Scriba Family Center remains closed, we continue to offer programs and activities  virtually , because staying connected is more important now than ever.  We have ZOOM tutors available to help you, so please let me know if you would like to receive some assistance. 
Here is a list of our activities for this week, with clickable ZOOM links to help you join the fun.  
Peninsula Seniors ZOOM links for the week of Monday, June 29, 2020:
ZUMBA Gold Fitness
Tuesday & Thursday , 10 am
Meeting ID: 849 0763 5699
Password: 017496
Muscle Strengthening
Tuesday & Thursday , 11 am
Meeting ID: 849 0763 5699
Password: 017496
Writers’ Group
Meeting ID: 868 9789 2013
Password: 030634
Peninsula Seniors’ Bohannon Lecture Series
Dr. Peter Barrett presents  The Spies Next Door
Wednesday 10:30 am (Zoom Room opens 10 am )
Meeting ID: 837 5948 5830
Password: 031033
Wednesday, 12 pm – Zoom Room opens 11:30 am
Meeting ID: 821 4126 6008
Password: USA1776
Music Appreciation Class,  session #2 of 6
Rock & Roll Wednesday, 3 pm
Meeting ID: 886 8574 1344
Password: 827607
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
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
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
• 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
• Bars, Wineries, and Brewery Tasting Rooms
• 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 (Public Health) continues to see alarming trends of community spread. Today, the department is announcing 2,903 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the single largest one-day case count since the pandemic began. 

Key metrics continue to show steep increases in community spread. The 7-day average of daily reported new cases of COVID-19 is nearly 2,000, an increase from the 1,379 average two weeks ago. There are 1,710 people currently hospitalized, higher than the 1,350 to 1,450 daily hospitalizations seen in recent weeks. 
More than 1 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in Los Angeles County.

Testing results are available for over 1,089,000 individuals, with 9% of people testing positive. The cumulative positivity rate has increased from 8% to 9%, and the 7-day average of the daily positivity rate has increased from lowest daily rate of 4.6% positivity in late May to 8.4% today.

Please note: As of June 29, 2020, the City of Rolling Hills Estates had 22 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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