RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
May 1, 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 1, 2020 Citywide Update
A Message to Residents and Visitors
While playground equipment, sports courts (including tennis courts), and hiking trails are temporarily closed, horse arenas, bridle trails, pedestrian pathways and parks remain open. Please remember that group gatherings, organized activities, lessons and training at City facilities are not allowed during the duration of the “Safer at Home” Order.

As you spend time outdoors, it is important to utilize parks and open space while adhering to the 6-feet physical distancing requirement at all times. When outside for recreation purposes, face coverings are optional but not a substitute for maintaining the physical distancing requirements.
While the City understands the desire to spend time outdoors in order to maintain physical and mental health, there are safe and responsible ways to do so. We have several ideas and resources available to you on our website  www.RHE.city/COVID19  or   www.RHE.city/virtualrec.

If you have concerns that social/physical distancing requirements are not being followed at City parks, trails, arenas or other facilities, please call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department - Lomita Station's non-emergency line at  (310) 539-1661. 

Standing Apart is Standing Together - and Together we can bend the curve! #RHEresilient
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.
Who can get tested for COVID-19?
The following groups may get tested regardless of symptoms:

  • All essential workers
  • Individuals who are either 65+ or have chronic underlying health conditions
  • Individuals in institutional congregate living settings 
All LA County residents with the following symptoms can also get tested through LA County Public Health sites:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of the following:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss or taste or smell

No insurance is required. Make an appointment here:  lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs
Testing is also available for the following front-line workers even if you are not exhibiting symptoms:

  • First responders
  • Critical government personnel
  • Health care professionals
  • Grocery workers
  • Commercial, rideshare, and public transit drivers
  • Credentialed members of the media

If you are a front-line worker in one of these categories, please  click here to schedule an appointment. If you are not sure whether you qualify, ask your employer for further information.
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.
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.
#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,
Childcare for Essential Workers
Discovery World is offering childcare and early education for essential workers. Hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. For more, visit  www.discoveryworldschools.com  or call (310) 265-6650 for enrollment.
A Message from Cal Water
We’re reaching out on behalf of California Water Service's (Cal Water) Palos Verdes Peninsula Water Reliability Project to let you know about some upcoming bridle trail closures and detours.

Starting as early as Monday, May 4, crews will conduct electrical work for the installed drinking water pipeline in the Botanic Garden Trail. This finishing work will take place from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for approximately two weeks. For the safety of equestrians and residents, the following measures will be in place for the duration of work:

  • A temporary closure of the Botanic Garden Trail, from Blossom’s Trail to Moccasin Trail, including the tunnel under Crenshaw Boulevard
  • A temporary closure of the School Trail, from Palos Verdes Drive North to the Botanic Garden Trail
  • Temporary detours around the work area starting at Blossom’s Trail and Moccasin Trail

All trails will be reopened once work is complete. A map illustrating the trail closures can be found below.

As a reminder, all construction timing is estimated and could change based on several factors, including unforeseeable field circumstances. We sincerely appreciate your patience as this work takes place and apologize for the inconvenience.

Thank you,

Palos Verdes Peninsula Water Reliability Project Team
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COVID-19: County Food Resources

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Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 62 new deaths and 1,065 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Forty-six people who died were over the age of 65 years old, seven people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Forty-six people had underlying health conditions including 39 people over the age of 65 years old and seven people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. Eight deaths were reported by the City of Pasadena. 

To date, Public Health has identified 24,215 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 1,172 deaths. Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 1,069 people (98 percent of the cases); 38% of deaths occurred among Latinx residents, 29% 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, 32 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 4,880 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 over 152,000 individuals and 14% of people testing positive.

Pleas e note: As of May 1, 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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