RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
June 12, 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 12, 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 on June 12:
  • 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 .
PVLD Block Printing Party
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.

Lost Your 2020 Census ID? You Can Still Complete Online
Everyone Needs to be counted 2020 census
The 2020 Census will be the first time that the public can respond online or by phone, in addition to the traditional paper response. Technology improvements over the last decade that allow for these secure response options also enable the public to respond without a Census Bureau-issued identification number—making it easier to respond anytime, anywhere.

Beginning in mid-March 2020, every Rolling Hills Estates Household should have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. That invitation will include a unique Census ID that links you to a physical address. But you can also respond online or by phone without a Census ID.

How do I respond without an ID?

On the 2020 Census response website , select the link under the login button that says, “If you do not have a Census ID, click here.”
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 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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
Beach Cities Health District to Host Mental Health & Happiness Series
Join BCHD for this week’s Mental Health & Happiness Series! Be sure to register for our workshop tomorrow, June 13, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., where we will focus on support connection and shift perspective. To register, visit http://bchd.org/talk
Congratulations Rolling Hills Estates Graduates!
The City would like to congratulate all of our Rolling Hills Estates graduates on achieving this milestone. Whether you promoted from Elementary to Middle, Middle to High school, you are a graduating senior, or just finished your college degree, Congratulations!

We can't wait to see what you do next!

If you are planning a celebration with a car parade, be sure to view the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s guidelines on car parades.  
#RHEresilient Weekly Challenge: Grads, Share you Photo!

For this week’s activity and as a way to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020, we are asking RHE graduates of all ages to post your photo on any of our social media platforms and tag us at @CityofRHE and use #RHEresilient  
Congratulations Class of 2020!
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.

Heat Safety Tips, High Temperatures Projected
With high temperatures forecast in Los Angeles County this week, residents should take precautions to avoid heat-related illness, especially older adults, young children, outdoor workers, athletes, and people with a chronic medical condition who are especially sensitive to negative health impacts from extreme heat. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health offers the following recommendations during high temperature days:

  • Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated throughout the day.
  • If you must go out, plan your day to avoid going out during the hottest hours, and wear sunscreen. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothes, and bring a hat or umbrella with you.
  • Cars get very hot. Never leave children or pets in cars and call 911 if you see a child or pet in a car alone.
  • Beware of heat-related illness, like heat stroke and call 911 if you see these symptoms: high body temperature, vomiting, and pale and clammy skin.
  • Check on those at risk, like those who are sick, older adults, pregnant women, and children.
  • Avoid strenuous work outs wearing face coverings or masks not intended for athletic purposes; this means avoiding contact with others while you work out.
Going to the Beach? Take this Precaution
The National Weather Service wants to remind beach goers that while air temperatures may be elevated, the water remains cold. According to NWS, mountain snow melts into creeks, rivers, and lakes, which will keep waters running fast and cold. "Even experienced swimmers can lose muscle control very quickly!"
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
Peter Weber Equestrian Center (limited)

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 20 new deaths and 1,633 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Fourteen people who died were over the age of 65 years old and one person who died was between the ages of 41 and 65 years old. Fourteen people had underlying health conditions including 13 people over the age of 65 years old and one person between the ages of 41 and 65 years old. Five deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach.

To date, Public Health has identified 70,476 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,832 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,629 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, 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 32 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 7,250 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (11% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,389 people who are currently hospitalized, 29% 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 761,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

Please note: As of June 12, 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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