RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
May 29, 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 29, 2020 Citywide Update
Hair Salons, Barbershops and Restaurants Allowed to Reopen with Safeguards in Place
Los Angeles County was recently approved for a variance by Governor Newsom. This means that restaurants, salons, and barbershops will be able to reopen.
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.

Thank you to UCLA Health and SLL of Palos Verdes High school for hosting and organizing today's blood drive at Ernie Howlett Park. The City is honored to have been able to provide space for this drive to operate and collect this much needed resource!
Missed Today's Blood Drive? You can Still Donate
If you are healthy & have not been exposed to Coronavirus or someone who may have it, PLEASE consider giving blood with the Red Cross. Enhanced safety protocols are in place to ensure the safety of donors & staff in response to the concern.

To schedule an appointment to donate, visit:  http://rcblood.org/2TzQeaY

"We understand people may be hesitant to come give blood, but we want to reassure everyone on the precautions our teams are taking to keep you safe."- Red Cross

  • Is it safe to give right now?

Donating is a safe process and health individuals should schedule a blood or platelet donation to help maintain the nation's blood supply.

  • Safety at Blood Drives

Red Cross employees implemented added precautions to ensure blood drives and donation centers are safe for donors and staff, including: Using sterile collection sets, spacing beds and feet apart where possible, having hand sanitizer available, using aseptic scrubs on arms, donor and staff temperature checks before entering drives, wiping down donor-touched areas.

  • What if a donor becomes sick after donating?

Red Cross provides a call back number donors should call if they become sick with any illness days after their donation.
Going to the Beach this Weekend? Rip Currents Expected
Along with Los Angeles County's current safety protocols and limitations on beach use, the City would like to remind everyone to be safe if going out into the water. According to the National Weather Service, Los Angeles , elevated surf 3-6 feet will bring strong rip currents across the beaches of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties through Sunday. There will be an increased chance of drowning, and people should never turn their back to the surf, stay off rock jetties and stay near active lifeguard stations. Click here to view the Beach Hazard Statement .
West Basin's Change & Save Program
West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) offers its Change & Save program, a water savings device and rebate program designed to assist communities in West Basin’s service area that have historically lower water conservation program participation rates.

The program is aimed at helping participants reduce water consumption and save money. For a limited time, the District’s Change & Save program is offering eligible residents free water savings device kits and a $500 rebate for a qualifying high-efficiency clothes washer. Visit www.change-save.com to apply.
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.
A Message from 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 finishing work on Rolling Hills Road (private road).

As an update to the timing we previously shared, crews now expect to conduct a tie-in at the entrance to the private road in early June. Work will take place between Monday and Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and residents will be asked to park at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church for the duration of work hours. We will notify you once work begins and distribute daily text updates to confirm work is taking place the following day. If you’re not already signed up for text alerts, please do so here .

Once the tie-in is complete, crews will remove the steel plate and repave the private road. Crews will install two speed humps, also known as RubberForm speed cushions , on the private road. Two weeks ago (Thursday, May 14) we shared the proposed design and locations for the speed humps (included below) and asked for your feedback by Friday, May 22. We received approval from two residences. As such, we will consider the plan final and move forward with installation in June.

As a reminder, all construction timing is estimated and may change based on several factors, including unforeseeable field circumstances. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at  PVPWaterProject@calwater.com .

We greatly appreciate your patience and hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy.

Thank you,

Palos Verdes Peninsula Water Reliability Project Team
Avoid COVID-19 Scams
  1. Don’t respond to texts, emails or calls about checks from the government. Here’s what you need to know.
  2. Ignore online offers for vaccinations. There are no products proven to treat or prevent COVID-19 at this time.
  3. Be wary of ads for test kits. Most test kits being advertised have not been approved by the FDA, and aren’t necessarily accurate.
  4. Hang up on robocalls. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from low-priced health insurance to work-at-home schemes.
  5. Watch for emails claiming to be from the CDC or WHO. Use sites like coronavirus.gov and usa.gov/coronavirus to get the latest information. And don’t click on links from sources you don’t know.
  6. Do your homework when it comes to donations. Never donate in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money.
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
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 50 new deaths and 1,824 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Some of the new cases reported are from a backlog of test results. Thirty-three people who died were over the age of 65 years old; 13 people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old, and four people who died were between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Forty people had underlying health conditions including 30 people over the age of 65 years old, seven people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and three people between the ages of 18 and 40 years old.

To date, Public Health has identified 51,562 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,290 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,112 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 40% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 29% 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, 36 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,430 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (13% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,462 people who are currently hospitalized, 27% of these people are in the ICU and 20% are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for over 564,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

Please note: As of May 29, 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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