RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
April 30, 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 30, 2020 Citywide Update
City staff are still here for you during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many of our staff are working from home, we continue to take calls, respond to emails, and administer essential services to support the community. Whether you need permits or plan checks, COVID-19 related resources, or any other City services, we can help.

Contact us by visiting our Staff Directory and calling us during regular City Hall hours:
Monday to Thursday - 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Friday - 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

For after hours immediate contact, please contact the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department - Lomita Station (310) 539-1661 . 911 for Emergency Situations.
Enjoy this message from City staff!
Please enjoy this video from City staff as we continue to work hard to provide you with an outstanding level of service during this global pandemic.

Also, if you haven't already, check out our latest City Manager's Corner from Greg Grammer.
Public Health Resources for Food Businesses
LA County has provided the below resources for food businesses to display
how they are complying with DPH recommendations to keep customers safe.

For a PDF flyer, click here .
New Mental Health Awareness Month Initiatives Help Residents Cope with COVID-19 Quarantine
 Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger welcomes the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (Mental Health) to provide updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and provide highlights for Mental Health Awareness Month virtual activities. Officials stress to the public to continue the practice of physical distancing.

Director Dr. Jonathan Sherin will announce:

  • May is celebrated nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month to spotlight the importance of mental health issues and access to care for everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased fear, anxiety and stress dramatically, so visibility and awareness for this important issue are needed now more than ever.
  • In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Mental Health will launch WE RISE 2020: Virtual May, a community capacity building celebration of healing, mental health and wellbeing powered by creative expression and connectedness. Now in its third year, our WE RISE campaign has been completely adapted for virtual platforms with original performances by diverse artists and celebrities, interactive workshops and unique programming with messages of inspiration and motivation and other special moments. Details are available on WeRise la - watch a collaboration with Get Lit and an event preview.

Free access to Headspace Plus, a gold-standard virtual guide to meditation and mindfulness. By going to  headspace.com/lacounty , all Los Angeles County residents can access a free subscription. Available through 2020, residents can use this tool to get hundreds of science-backed guided meditations in English and Spanish, as well as mindfulness and sleep exercises to help address rising stress and anxiety.

WHEN: Friday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. 

WATCH LIVE:

  • Facebook at facebook.com/LACDMH
  • YouTube at youtube.com/lacdmh
  • Twitter at twitter.com/lacdmh
  • *Members of the public and media can listen in by telephone:
  • English:  (877) 873-8017, Access Code: 111111
  • Spanish:  (877) 873-8017, Access Code: 222222
  • Mandarin: (877) 611-4778, Access Code: 9516097
  • Korean:  (877) 611-4778, Access Code: 9275591
Assemblymember Muratsuchi Virtual Town Hall
Are you a small business owner struggling to make ends meet? Do you need help in where to go for assistance? To answer some of these concerns, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi is hosting an additional virtual Town Hall,  Friday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m.  

He will be joined by Larry Johnson, Program Lead Advisor for the Small Business Development Center at El Camino Community College who will be answering your questions and giving an update available help for small businesses.

The Town Hall will be hosted on Assemblymember Muratsuchi's  Facebook page .

You do not need a Facebook account to view the Town Hall. In order to answer as many questions as possible, please  submit your questions on Assemblymember Muratsuchi's website  by Noon on Thursday, April 30.
#RHEresilient Weekly Activity
For this week’s Community Activity, lets show our RHE support to all of our #HealthCareHeros ! Join us as we send our thanks to all health care workers who are giving it their all: nurses, doctors, support staff, cleaning staff, and more. We want them to know their tireless work is appreciated.

Show your support by creating a thank you note and tagging a picture of your artwork! Be creative! All art work submitted by May 8th with #RHEresilient will be shared with local hospital staff.
LA County Public Health Launches COVID-19 Dashboard
View the interactive public dashboard to see an overview on testing, cases, deaths, and more, visit,
LA County Disaster Help Center
The County of Los Angeles wants to help county residents and business owners better navigate local resources and has launched a new  Disaster Help Center  to support a wider range of business owners and workers adversely affected by the COVID-19 health emergency.

The Disaster Help Center's new, centralized call center and website include resources for nonprofit organizations, tenants, and landlords. The Center has also expanded its hours of operation. You can now access its free, one-on-one counseling from:

  • 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (Monday through Friday)
  • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Saturdays)

Whether you are a business owner who's struggling to keep your doors open, a worker who's uncertain about your next paycheck, or an unbanked LA County resident looking for a safe and affordable way to receive your Economic Impact payment, the LA County Disaster Help Center is available for immediate assistance.

You can reach it by:

LA County to Develop Plans to Ease “Safer at Home” Restrictions, Rebuild Economy
Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors directed the Department of Public Health, the Department of Health Services and other county departments to provide a report with details on measures needed to contain COVID-19 and prerequisites needed to relax the “Safer at Home” Order. The Chief Executive Office and Office of Emergency Management were also directed to develop a plan to engage the business community, nonprofits, city leaders and labor partners in any plans to relax restrictions of the Safer at Home directive. Both reports are due to back to the board within seven days.
 
 
Additionally, the board voted to establish a framework to rebuild and revive the economy, including:

  • Creating an Economic Resiliency Task Force, comprised of business, industry, labor, and county and city leaders, to develop recommendations that leverage public-private partnerships to improve the economy, create jobs, and return to full employment
  • Utilizing County assets to promote neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, and economic opportunity
  • Considering a permanent 501(c)3 County Fund for Los Angeles to raise private capital to support local businesses, employees, and underserved communities.
  • Developing a Los Angeles County Works initiative to support a return to full employment through job training, subsidized employment opportunities, and youth employment programs
  • Facilitating a working group devoted to fostering innovative ideas and initiatives from County employees, businesses, and labor partners that can streamline contracting and identify cost-savings actions
  • Directing the Los Angeles County Office of Education to engage with state and federal Departments of Education and local school districts to create safe environments for youth that enable parents to return to work.

Families Connected Speaker Series - Thursday, April 30
Join Beach Cities Health District and  South Bay Families Connected  for  “The Journey – A Conversation About Mental Health in New, Uncertain Times” with  professional surfer Alex Gray  and local clinician Kevin Sousa, MFT.

The meeting will be held via a live stream on Thursday, April 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. Live stream meeting information will be directly emailed to registered participants.  Register here .
 
To learn more about the speakers, visit  www.southbayfamiliesconnected.org
New State Initiative to Support Older Californians

First-in-the-nation program will partner with local restaurants to prepare meals for older Californians Social Bridging Project will mobilize 1,000 callers to check in on older Californians Friendship Line California is expanding to serve older...

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www.gov.ca.gov
COVID-19: County Food Resources

The County of Los Angeles is committed to feeding our most vulnerable communities during the pandemic. We are mobilizing public agencies, nonprofits and volunteers to provide meals to anyone in need.

Read more
covid19.lacounty.gov
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 55 new deaths and 733 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thirty-five people who died were over the age of 65 years old, eight people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and three people who died were between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Thirty-five people had underlying health conditions including 29 people over the age of 65 years old, four people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and two people between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Three deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach and six deaths by the City of Pasadena. 

To date, Public Health has identified 23,182 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 1,111 deaths. Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 1,020 people (99 percent of the cases); 38% of deaths occurred among Latinx residents, 28% among White residents, 19% among Asian residents, 13% among African American residents, 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. African Americans, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and people living in communities with high levels of poverty continue to have the highest rate of death per 100,000 people for COVID-19 when compared to other groups. Upon further investigation, 36 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 4,813 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (21% 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 146,000 individuals and 14% of people testing positive.

Pleas e note: As of April 30, 2020, the City of Rolling Hills Estates has thirteen (13) 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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