RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
June 3, 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 3, 2020 Citywide Update
Los Angeles County Extends Curfew for Fourth Night
Due to civil unrest, the County of Los Angeles has issued a curfew that will be in effect from 9 p.m. tonight, June 3, to 5 a.m. June 4. No persons shall travel or be upon public streets, avenues, alleys, parks, ways or any other public place in the County of Los Angeles for the duration of this curfew.

The following are exempt:

  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Firefighting personnel
  • Emergency health care providers
  • Emergency medical personnel
  • Civilians engaged in police or emergency work
  • Individuals seeking emergency care
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness who are sheltering in place
  • Individuals traveling to and from their place of employment, and
  • Representatives of the media

Please note that City parks and facilities will be closed to the public during curfew hours.

The City continues to monitor activity in the greater Los Angeles area, as well as demonstrations in the South Bay.

For more information about the curfew, visit  lacounty.gov/emergency.

Note: LA County sent out an additional notification informing that the curfew will be enforced beginning at 10 p.m.
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 While Demonstrating
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health asks anyone participating in demonstrations to practice physical distancing and wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

There is a risk that these gatherings can become super-spreader events where a great deal of transmission of the COVID-19 virus can occur. Everyone engaging in peaceful protest should always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth and keep six feet apart from others not in your household.
A Message from Cal Water
Cal Water
We hope this finds you well. 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 work on Rolling Hills Road (private road). 
 
Tomorrow, June 4,  crews will conduct a tie-in at the entrance to the private road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., for approximately one day, during which  the private road will be closed.
●      Residents can park in the St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church parking lot (the lower parking lot just south of Lariat Lane).  We kindly ask that you temporarily move any cars off of the private road prior to 7 a.m. tomorrow, June 4.  Please note that while in the past some vehicles have been able to access the private road during work, the private road will be closed to all traffic during construction hours.
●      If you need any assistance with services – including mail and package deliveries, garbage and recycling pick-up, or feed deliveries – please text (310) 466-9461.
●      During work hours, residents may notice a  slight, temporary drop in water pressure  as work takes place. Residents will continue to have water service at all times.
We are happy to share that the  Botanic Garden Trail, from Rolling Hills Road to Blossom’s Trail, has been reopened!  Residents and equestrians will now have access to the entire length of the trail from Crenshaw Boulevard to Rolling Hills Road.
 
To facilitate work at the entrance of Rolling Hills Road (private road), the  Palomino Ranchos Bridle Trail, from Rolling Hills Road to the Rolling Hills Little League ballfield , will be temporarily closed for approximately two days  starting   today, June 3 . There will be detours available around the trail closure for equestrians and trail users until work is complete. Included below is a map outlining the temporary trail closure. Please note, residents with horses along the Palomino Ranchos Bridle Trail will continue to have access in and out of the trail during work hours. 
 
Please feel free to reach out to us at  PVPWaterProject@calwater.com  if you have any questions. We sincerely appreciate your patience and hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy.

Thank you for your continued patience as work continues.
Resources for Businesses
As businesses slowly reopen in accordance with Los Angeles County's Roadmap to Recovery, the City wants to ensure that our local business owners are aware of some resources specifically for them:

California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) provides IBank loans for businesses from one to 750 employees (small businesses).

  • LA Small Business Development Center Resource Guide
The  LA Small Business Development Center’s COVID-19 Response Guide  is designed to be a practical and effective resource for small business owners to stay informed, plan, and respond to the impact of COVID-19.

Cal/OSHA has posted guidance to assist employers in complying with workplace safety regulations in California which require them to protect workers exposed to airborne diseases such as the Coronavirus. Protection is required for employees working at health care facilities and other services including hospitals, medical facilities, labs, correctional facilities, homeless shelters and more.
Effective immediately, hair salons and barbershops can reopen and in-person dining in restaurants can resume immediately with safeguards as Los Angeles County moves forward on the Roadmap to Recovery. Restaurants interested in expanding dining to outdoor areas, please contact City staff for a no-fee permit by call the Community Development Department at (310) 377-1577 ext 105 or emailing carolc@rollinghillsestatesca.gov .

Cyber Senior 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:

A Reminder of Face Coverings, Beaches & Gatherings
Face coverings are an effective tool and should be kept on hand for easy access and use when out in public if you are unable to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing between persons outside of your regular household. Our best community and individual defense against COVID-19 is to wash our hands frequently, avoid touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, avoid being around sick people and practicing physical distancing, especially by staying at home. Face coverings are not a replacement for these evidence-based strategies for slowing the spread of disease; they are just an additional tool that can protect others from possible exposure to respiratory droplets that may come from our mouth when we talk, sneeze or cough.
Even though our sunny beaches are open for active use, they are not open for gatherings or group activities. Please enjoy the sand and water, but only for solo activities such as walking, running, swimming or surfing.More information can be found here: beaches.lacounty.gov/
Please remember that gatherings with people not from your household are not permitted and put everyone at risk of COVID-19.
City Recreation Facility Status
Open
Parks and green spaces
Tennis courts
Horse arenas
Bridle trails
Pedestrian pathways
Hiking trails at George F Canyon and Chandler Preserve

Closed
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

Note: Open and Close times may be adjusted depending on County imposed curfews.
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 46 new deaths and 1,155 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thirty-four people who died were over the age of 65 years old; six 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. Twelve people were reported to have underlying health conditions including 11 people over the age of 65 years old and one person between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. Five deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach. 

To date, Public Health has identified 58,234 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,489 deaths. Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,301 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 41% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 28% among White residents, 17% among Asian residents, 12% among African American residents, 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 39 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,680 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (11% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,422 people who are currently hospitalized, 26% 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 646,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

Please note: As of June 3, 2020, the City of Rolling Hills Estates has fourteen (14) 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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