RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
June 15, 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 15, 2020 Citywide Update
From Gyms and Day Camps to Spectator-Free Professional Sports and Museums, L.A. County Moves to Reopen Key Sectors
Los Angeles County is moving forward on the Roadmap to Recovery  and reopening key economic and community sectors, including day camps, fitness centers, spectator-free professional sports, museums, campgrounds and entertainment production.

In the most comprehensive reopening since strict public health guidelines were put in place in March, today the Los Angeles Department of Public Health announced that the Health Officer Order will be modified tomorrow to include infection control and distancing requirements for re-opening the following sectors are now open:
  • Gyms and fitness facilities
  • Professional sports without live audiences
  • Day camps
  • Museums, galleries, zoos and aquariums
  • Campgrounds, RV parks and outdoor recreation
  • Music, film and television production
  • Hotels, lodging and short-term rentals for tourism and individual travel

To view the specific reopening protocols for each of these industries, visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/coronavirus

Still Closed
Nail salons, tattoo shops, bars and wineries, movie theaters, live performance theaters, entertainment centers, concert halls and venues, stadiums, arenas, gaming facilities, theme parks and festivals are still closed. 

To keep up with L.A. County's recovery process, visit   covid19.lacounty.gov/recovery .
A Message from Cal Water
Cal Water
We’re reaching out to provide you with an update on California Water Service’s (Cal Water) Palos Verdes Peninsula Water Reliability Project as it relates to upcoming finishing work on Palos Verdes Drive North and in the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church parking lot.

As early as  Wednesday, June 17,  crews will conduct minor equipment testing  on the south side of Palos Verdes Drive North , between Strawberry Lane and Dapplegray Elementary School,  and in the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church parking lot.  Testing will require the use of small generator trailers to provide power for approximately two days. The noise from these generators is expected to be minimal and there are no anticipated lane closures on Palos Verdes Drive North as part of this work Included below are maps indicating the location of each temporary generator.

As a reminder,  all construction timing is estimated  and could change based on several factors, including unforeseeable field circumstances. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at  PVPWaterProject@CalWater.com
We sincerely appreciate your patience and hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy.
Cyber Seniors Training Opportunity
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department recommends that seniors and other high risk individuals continue to remain Safer at Home even during the phase reopening.

Don't let this get you down though,  Cyber-Seniors  is a nonprofit organization that works to bridge the digital divide and connect generations through technology. Cyber-Seniors is offering training opportunities to help keep senior citizens socially connected while remaining safe in their homes during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Seniors can join the following online seminars (using ZOOM) or a one-on-one session (by phone or FaceTime). Instructional links are below to help you learn how to use Zoom. 

If you need more help, call Cyber-Seniors at 1-844-217-3057

Upcoming Group Zoom sessions:

Previously held online seminars are also available for viewing and include:

Tomorrow is #TakeoutTuesday! As businesses begin to reopen while adhering to Department of Public Health guidance, be sure to support local restaurants. For a list of restaurants and their status, visit RHE.city/covid19.
Questions about Business Re-openings?
Gyms, outdoor recreation and more can reopen with safeguards as Los Angeles County moves forward on the Roadmap to Recovery.

For a list of helpful FAQs and links to other resources, visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/reopening-faqs/
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!

Teens! Join PVLD for a Block Party and learn how to design and print your own block print artwork! In this workshop, Ketzie will review the supplies you need for block printing and show you the best way to plan your design and transfer your art onto your block. We will carve the block together, and then print your design!

Supplies will be provided. Registration opens June 12th and closes June 23rd.

Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in LA County.

Every year, millions of older and dependent adults become victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, neighbors, and other loved ones may be experiencing unimaginable trauma unknown to those around them. 
Last year alone, our Adult Protective Services team received and responded to nearly 50,000 referrals of older and dependent adult abuse - sadly, a record in LA County.

With the COVID-19 global pandemic disproportionately affecting the older adult population, the need for awareness and engagement with our most vulnerable is even more crucial.

Here are simple ways you can spread awareness: 

1) Wear purple today and encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to the same. 

2) Learn about the warning signs of abuse, types of abuse and when and where to report it by visiting  wdacs.lacounty.gov/programs/aps
It is critical for all of us to educate one another on how to identify, address, and prevent abuse to support our most vulnerable as we age. 
Signs of Elder Abuse
Elder abuse can include neglect, exploitation, physical, emotional, financial, or sexual abuse. Here are some signs that everyone should know: 
5 Things Everyone Can do to Prevent Elder Abuse 

We can lessen the risk of elder abuse by establishing foundations that make elder abuse difficult. Identifying ways to safeguard our vulnerable and empowering older adults will reduce the effects of aging. Here are five things everyone can do to build community support and prevent elder abuse: 
Contact WDACS

Our LA County Adult Protective Service team provides a system of in-person response, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-877-4R-SENIORS (1-877-477-3646)
Long Term Care Related Reports: 1-800-334-9473
Meet the Moment, Donate Blood
Calling all healthy Californians! Blood supplies have drastically decreased in recent weeks. If you are healthy and able, please give to ensure there is lifesaving blood on the shelves for those who need it most.

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on Tuesday, June 16 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Pacific Unitarian Universalist Church, 5621 Montemalaga Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Reserve your time slot online at  redcrossblood.org  and enter the sponsor code: PACIFICUNITARIANCHURCH.

Visit  redcrossblood.org/rapidpass  to complete the pre-donation paperwork.

The Red Cross has implemented additional precautions to ensure the safety of its donors and staff. There is no evidence that the novel coronavirus can be transmissible by blood transfusion, and there have been no reported cases worldwide of transmissions for any respiratory virus, including the novel coronavirus.

For more information, visit  redcrossblood.org  or by calling 1-800-733-2767
Red Cross Blood Needed
SCE Energy Management Class!
Interested in learning how you can keep your home or business cool during the hot summer months? Sign up to take an energy management class on June 17 or 18 with SCE.

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) has confirmed 19 new deaths and 1,071 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Fourteen people who died were over the age of 65 years, four 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. Eleven people had underlying health conditions including 10 people over the age of 65 years old and one person between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. 

To date, Public Health has identified 73,791 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,926 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,720 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health); 41% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 29% among White residents, 17% among Asian residents, 11% among African American residents, less than 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 298 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. There are 1,285 people who are currently hospitalized, 31% of these people are in the ICU and 24% are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for over 825,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

Please note: As of June 15, 2020, the City of Rolling Hills Estates had 17 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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