RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
April 17, 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.

April 17, 2020 Citywide Update
#RHEresilient Weekly Activity: Virtual Earth Day
Earth Day is coming! Stay tuned for a list of activities for you, your families, friends and neighbors to participate in while we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day virtually!
PV Medical Group COVID-19 Antibody Testing Available
COVID-19 antibody testing for all ages is now available at Palos Verdes Medical Group. A telemedicine appointment is required prior to testing. Call (310) 544-6858 for further details and pricing.

We Want to Hear from You
Our communities are all facing challenges during this unprecedented time in our lives. As we strive to help support our communities, your feedback is incredibly valuable in helping address your concerns.

Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments for our first survey. The results of that survey are in and we were able to gather some useful information around resident sentiment during this COVID-19 crisis.

Please answer our second brief survey to help us understand your specific concerns and how we can support you being Safer at Home.

2020 Census: By the Numbers
We're getting there Rolling Hills Estates! The 2020 Census data on self-response rates appears to be on track to meet or exceed 2010’s numbers. Our response rate as of April 15 is 59.4%!

For context, the State and County have self-response rates of 50.3% and 46%, respectively.

Our City remains in line with our neighboring cities Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, and Rolling Hills, which have recorded 61.7%, 61.9%, and 51.4%, respectively.
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.
Local Plasma Donation Needed
A Torrance Fire Engineer is in need of a plasma donation to help him fight his COVID-19 illness. Specifically, he needs plasma donated from a fully recovered COVID-19 patient so their antibodies may help boost his ability to fight back.
Please see the below requirements. If you think you or someone you know fits the criteria, please contact Dr. Marc Cohen at  emsdoc911@hotmail.comor use the below url link to contact the American Red Cross:

Time is of the essence. Even if you aren’t a match, you could be for another patient who needs this therapy.

To qualify as a plasma donor, you must:

  • Have had COVID as confirmed by a positive test.
  • Already be recovered and have one of the following:
  • your symptoms resolved at least 28 days prior to donation OR
  • your symptoms resolved 14 days prior to donation AND a repeat COVID test is negative
  • Be one of the following:
  • Male donor
  • Female donor who has never been pregnant
  • Female donor who has been tested since their most recent pregnancy and results interpreted as negative for HLA antibodies.
Thank you!
Unite With Light
A fabulous local resident, who just happens to be a hard working staff member at Palos Verdes High School, came up with this awesome idea. Let’s COME TOGETHER and LIGHT UP the entire Peninsula to show our gratitude for the front line first responders and all those working in essential businesses. Turn on your porch or outside lights, put a luminary in your window, or flip on your holiday lights (if they’re still up!) as an ILLUMINATING demonstration of our community’s gratitude! Imagine the beauty of our Peninsula shining as a bright beacon in the night!
ONE TIME, ONE COMMUNITY, ONE UNITING LIGHT! Please join together and “ UNITE WITH LIGHT ” on Sunday, April 19 at 7 p.m. in gratitude to those on the front lines.
Shopping This Weekend? Buy Smart, Don't Overfill Your Cart
If you’ve seen empty grocery shelves during your last visit, know this isn’t due to lack of supply. It’s a temporary result of folks overbuying given the understandable worry now. Buy Smart & Don’t Overfill our Cart, there’s #Enough4All
Same-Day COVID-19 Tests Now Available For All LA County Residents Showing COVID-19 Symptoms
Free, same-day tests are now available for all LA County residents who have symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. 

The following factors do not affect eligibility for a COVID-19 test: 

  • Immigration status
  • Insurance status
  • Age
  • Underlying health issues

Health equity is central to Los Angeles County’s mission to build a network of free COVID-19 testing sites. There are currently 29 operational sites throughout the County. There are both drive-up and walk-up sites. To ensure the sites prioritize people who need it most, only people who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are eligible for these testing services at this time.  

Appointments are necessary. Here are the steps for getting a test appointment: 

  • Visit the website lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs
  • Answer a series of questions. The answers determine if you are eligible for an appointment. 
  • If you are eligible, you will receive an appointment confirmation number by email. 
  • Bring the confirmation number and photo ID to your appointment.
  • People with no access to the Internet can dial 2-1-1 for help making an appointment. 
  • People without a car can be tested as long as they have an appointment. The sites can accommodate pedestrians.
  • There are NO walk-up appointments available for people who do not register. 
  • For a full list of locations and answers to questions about testing, go to covid19.lacounty.gov.

There is a helpful  instructional video  to prepare you to take the test. Test results may take up to 3-4 days. Positive test results will be notified with a phone call. Negative test results will be notified by email.

For more information, visit  https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing . To schedule a test, visit  https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs .
New Support for California Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Governor announces new initiative to expand call center hours at the Employment Development Department to better assist Californians with unemployment insurance applications EDD will also implement a one-stop shop for those applying for Pandemic...

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Six Critical Indicators to Modify Stay at Home Order

SACRAMENTO - Governor Gavin Newsom today unveiled six key indicators that will guide California's thinking for when and how to modify the stay-at-home and other orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor noted that the progress in...

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WDACS Critical Delivery Service Now Available
Late-payment Penalties for Property Tax Bills may be Canceled
The Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services Department is providing free delivery service to older and dependent adults during COVID-19 crisis. They can deliver:

Groceries, Household Items, Vital Necessities

Call 1-888-863-7411 between 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday to request services.
Rolling Hills Estates property owners unable to pay their property taxes by tomorrow's April 10 deadline due to the direct effect of the public health crisis may submit an online request for penalty cancellation beginning April 11.

With County buildings closed to the public at this time, payments can be processed online online, by telephone or by mail. Review payment methods and several other online self-service options at  https://ttc.lacounty.gov/ .

For more information, call 213-974-2111 or  Read the FAQ here.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 40 new deaths and 567 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Over the last 48 hours, there have been 966 new cases. Twenty-eight people who died were over the age of 65; eight people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old; one death occurred between the ages of 18 to 40 years old; and one death is under investigation. Twenty-six people had underlying health conditions; nine people over the age of 65 and two people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old had no reported underlying health conditions. Two deaths were reported by the City of Pasadena. 

To date, Public Health has identified 11,391 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 495 deaths. Eighty-seven percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 425 people (92 percent of the cases); 34% of deaths occurred among Latinx residents, 29% among White residents, 18% among Asian residents, 16% among African American residents, and 3% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 30 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 3,014 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (26% 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 74,000 individuals and 14% of people testing positive.

Please note: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health report now includes cases by cities. As of April 17, 2020, the City of Rolling Hills Estates has twelve (12) 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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