RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
May 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.

May 13, 2020 Citywide Update
County of Los Angeles Public Health Revised Safer At Home Order

A new Health Officer Order has been issued today replacing the previous Orders. This now allows for lower-risk businesses and select recreational facilities and beaches to reopen.

All retailers that are not located in an indoor mall or indoor shopping center are able to reopen for curbside, door-side, outside pickup, or delivery only. The public is not allowed to go inside. Manufacturing and logistic businesses that supply retail businesses may also reopen. Before retail businesses, manufacturing and logistic businesses reopen, they are required to prepare, implement and post their plan for adhering to directives including distancing and infection control practices that protect both employees and customers. Please click here to view retail protocols.

Beaches can reopen for active recreation including running, walking, swimming and surfing. However, group sports and activities like picnicking and sunbathing are not permitted, and parking lots, bike paths, piers, and boardwalks, remain closed. Select recreational facilities including golf courses, tennis courts, shooting and archery ranges, equestrian centers and community gardens can also reopen.

In all aspects, everyone must continue to practice physical distancing of at least six feet apart and wear a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth when around people outside of your household. This Order continues to require that specific higher-risk businesses remain closed and prohibits public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit.
Great Plates Delivered Program
WDACS is offering a meal delivery service to assist those in need of home delivered meals and help to get the food, hospitality and transportation community back to work. The program is scheduled to run until June 10, 2020. Individuals may qualify to receive meals if you:

Meet age requirements:

• Are 65 or older; OR
• Are 60-64 and have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 or are at high risk as defined by the CDC

  • Living alone or with one other program-eligible adult
  • Are not currently receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs, like CalFresh/SNAP or Meals on Wheels
  • Are not currently receiving assistance from other Earn less than $74,940 (single) or $101,460 (two-person household)
  • Have difficulty accessing food resources or preparing your own meals
  • Live in unincorporated LA County or a city that does not have its own ‘Great Plates Delivered’ program

For more information on the program, visit: wdacs.lacounty.gov/greatplates/
To apply, call 2-1-1 .
LA County Disaster Help Center
WDACS and DCBA, along with other County partners, have launched a new Disaster Help Center to support business owners and workers adversely affected by the COVID-19 health emergency.

Whether you are a business owner, a worker, a non-profit, a tenant or landlord, the LA County Disaster Help Center is available for immediate assistance. You can also access its free, one-on-one counseling from 8:30am to 5:30pm (Monday through Friday) and 10:00am to 3:00pm.

You can reach the Disaster Help Center by:

Business Relief Grant

The following criteria would make a business ineligible for a Business Relief Grant. 1. Financial businesses primarily engaged in the business of lending, such as banks, finance companies, and factors (pawn shops, although engaged in lending, may ...

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#RHEresilient Weekly Activity
This week we are sharing fun pet photos! Staying Safer at home means more time with your pets! Post your photo to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag @CityofRHE and  #RHEresilient . Help us fill our page with fun friendly pet photos! 
#TakeoutThursday
This #TakeoutTuesday , be sure to order takeout or delivery from one of the many open restaurants on the peninsula. For a list of restaurants and their status, visit RHE.city/covid19 !
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.
PVLD Senior Resources

The Palos Verdes Library District has developed many resources for seniors, including getting started with tech, frequently asked reference questions, eBooklists and more! Check it out at pvld.org/seniors
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 47 new deaths and 1,264 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thirty-three people who died were over the age of 65 years old; nine people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 to 40 years old. Thirty-nine people had underlying health conditions including 30 people over the age of 65 years old, eight people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old and one person between the ages of 18 to 40 years old. Three deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach and one death by the City of Pasadena. 

To date, Public Health has identified 34,428 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 1,659 deaths. Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 1,529 people (99 percent of the cases); 38% of deaths occurred among Latinx residents, 29% among White residents, 18% among Asian residents, 12% 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, 16 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 5,596 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (16% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,763 people who are currently hospitalized, 25% of these people are in the ICU and 17% are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for nearly 264,000 individuals and 11% of people testing positive.

Pleas e note: As of May 13, 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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