RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
June 10, 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 10, 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

The County continues to monitor the spread of the virus and the capacity of the healthcare system to provide residents with essential services. 
With these reopenings, Los Angeles County will be in Phase 3 of the State’s Resilience Roadmap .

However, this major step forward does not mean the threat of COVID-19 is gone. Residents must continue to practice physical distancing, wear cloth face coverings and follow public health directives.
If at any time, the County’s rate of infection and other key metrics demonstrate a rapid acceleration of new cases that threatens to overwhelm the healthcare system, the Department of Public Health and the Board of Supervisors may need to limit future re-openings or close reopened sectors.
Going to the gym, visiting a museum or going to camp will be very different than it was before the pandemic. Each sector reopening will have strict infection control directives in place.

Just as is required for all out-of-home activities, visitors and staff will have to practice physical distancing and wear cloth face coverings. There will be limited capacity and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures. People feeling sick should stay home
These additional re-openings follow other significant elements of the economy and community that have begun reopening and operating with limits and safeguards, including hair salons, barber shops, religious services, retail, restaurants, beaches and trails.

Still closed are 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. Click here for a detailed list of what is open and closed in L.A. County.

Los Angeles County is still under a Safer At Work And In The Community order and public and private gatherings of people outside of a single household unit are not permitted except for public protests and faith-based services.
Everyone must continue to follow physical distancing and infection control protocols and wear a cloth face covering when in contact with others not from your household.

The plans for reopening are part of a phased progression that provides residents, employees and customers with safety protections to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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.  
West Basin Summer Splash Virtual Water Education Series
West Basin is hosting a series of interactive virtual education programs throughout the summer.  A full listing of programs and schedules is provided at the West Basin Summer Splash website . All webinars will be live-hosted by West Basin staff or in partnership with other subject matter experts, and participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions during and after each presentation.

Some of the webinars include: Virtual Public Tours of Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility, Fire-Resistant Landscaping, Virtual Field Trips (for youth organizations) and Online Student Resources, and more!

NOTE: Space is limited and wait lists are currently unavailable, so please sign up as soon as possible.
#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!
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
LA County Animal Control to Waive Adoption Fees
LA County Animal Control has waived the pet adoption fees for June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The department is hoping to get more animals out of our care centers and into homes. This waiver includes adoption, microchip, and spay/neuter fees for all animals being adopted. Those choosing to adopt must still pay the animal license fee.
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!"
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:

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 61 new deaths and 1,275 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Forty-two 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 three people who died were between the ages of 18 to 40. Forty-nine people had underlying health conditions including 37 people over the age of 65 years old, nine people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old and three people between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Three deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach.

To date, Public Health has identified 67,064 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,768 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,569 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 41% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 28% among White residents, 17% among Asian residents, 12% among African American residents, 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 33 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 7,097 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (11% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,458 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 732,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

Please note: As of June 10, 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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