RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
June 8, 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 8, 2020 Citywide Update
A Message to Rolling Hills Estates Businesses
Over the last couple of weeks, Los Angeles County Public Health announced that retail locations may reopen and restaurants may open with in-dining service with certain safety protocols in place. The City is pleased that the County has taken these steps to allow our restaurants and retail establishments to reopen with all the necessary precautions in place. We are here for you and want to support our businesses through this period in any way we can. The businesses that operate in our City are indeed the “Heart of the Hill,” and we are excited about their return to operation.

Please keep in mind that while the most recent Health Order does allow for the reopening with the proper protocols in place, it is ultimately up to each business to make the decision to reopen and operate under the current safety measures.

For more information on specific protocols, visit: 

Are you a restaurant in Rolling Hills Estates wanting to expand to outside dining? We have a no-fee permit ready to go to support you. Let us know! Email CarolC@rollinghillsestatesca.gov
Virtual City Council Meeting
Be sure to tune into the City Council meeting tomorrow to listen and participate as Council discusses next year's budget. Prior to the regular meeting, beginning at 5 pm, Council will have a budget study session. This meeting is a great opportunity for the public to get involved and understand how the City is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on revenue and expenditures.

The regularly scheduled meeting will begin at 7 pm.

Visit: RHE.city/agendas for more.
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 you may know, crews have been conducting final tie-ins along the pipeline route, which involves connecting the new drinking water pipeline into the existing water system. This Wednesday, June 10, crews will conduct a tie-in that may result in a temporary drop in water pressure for residents and businesses on the Peninsula for approximately 24 hours. To prevent further lowering of water pressure or any potential interruptions in water service, we kindly ask that residents be mindful of water usage during this time and conserve water where possible, including turning off irrigation systems.
 
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at PVPWaterProject@calwater.com . As a reminder, all construction timing is estimated and may change based on several factors, including unforeseeable field circumstances.
 
As we head into the final stretch of the project and see the light at the end of the pipeline, we want to reiterate our gratitude for your patience as we complete this much-needed upgrade to the Peninsula’s water infrastructure.
 
Thank you,

Palos Verdes Peninsula Water Reliability Project Team
Newsom Signs Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19

Governor Newsom signs executive order that will help increase the availability of over-the-counter drugs, such as hand sanitizer, and medical devices, such as respirators, ventilators and masks, which are in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more
www.gov.ca.gov
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:

Apply Online for Great Plates Delivered
If you’re someone who may need the critical meal program and you have not yet applied, you can now submit an application online. Those found eligible for the program receive three free meals delivered to their home from participating restaurants.
To learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements, visit  wdacs.lacounty.gov/greatplates . For questions, email greatplates@wdacs.lacounty.gov or call 211.
A Reminder About Group Gatherings
Please remember that group gatherings, especially indoors with people not from your household, leave you and everyone you come in contact with vulnerable to infection .
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 10 new deaths and 823 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The decrease in cases and deaths may reflect a reporting lag from over the weekend. Six people who died were over the age of 65 years old and three people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old. Five people had underlying health conditions including three people over the age of 65 years old and two people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. One death was reported by the City of Pasadena.

To date, Public Health has identified 64,644 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,655 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,463 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 41% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 28% among White residents, 18% among Asian residents, 12% among African American residents, 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 23 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,923 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (11% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,399 people who are currently hospitalized, 30% of these people are in the ICU and 21% are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for over 708,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

Please note: As of June 8, 2020, the City of Rolling Hills Estates remains at 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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