RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
April 16, 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 16, 2020 Citywide Update
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.

Peninsula Senior Resource Guide
The City of Rolling Hills Estates, in partnership with the cities of Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Palos Verdes Estates and other community partners have compiled a helpful list of important local resources supporting the Senior and Disabled community during the current public health crises. Available to anyone who may be interested -whether for yourself or to pass along to a loved one or neighbor.


If you need help in coordinating these resource, 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.
Expecting an Economic Impact Payment? Check your Mail Often to Avoid Mail Theft
The IRS is committed to helping you get your Economic Impact Payment as soon as possible. The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees.
Face Covering Health Order Is In Effect

Effective tonight at midnight, essential businesses in LA County will be required to provide cloth face coverings to employees, as well as post physical distancing plans for the public to see.

Patrons of essential businesses will also be required to wear cloth face coverings in order to enter an essential business, as indicated in last week's revised Health Officer Order .

These changes were implemented to protect county residents by slowing the rapid spread of COVID-19. The County of Los Angeles thanks you for adhering to these orders, and reminds you to maintain a 6 ft. distance from others - even with facial coverings.

For tips on DIY face coverings click here or see a video by Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General, for DIY instructions.
A Message from Cal Water
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.  All 36,300 feet of new drinking water pipeline have been installed  and crews are now conducting finishing work to prepare for the new pipeline to be tied into the existing water system. This is a significant project milestone and means the end of the project (or pipeline, in this case) is in sight!

Below is an overview of completed and ongoing project work –

Crenshaw Boulevard

  • As of Monday, April 13, the 24/7 traffic control on Crenshaw Boulevard between Silver Spur Road and Chadwick Lane has been removed and ALL lanes are now open! There will continue to be smaller, periodic closures along Crenshaw Boulevard, between Crest Road and the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, until mid-2020 as crews continue finishing work for the new drinking water pipeline and pump station. These closures are needed to give crews access to the manways to conduct activities like welding and grouting.
  • Starting as early as Friday, April 17, crews will conduct work in the intersection of Silver Spur Road and Crenshaw Boulevard for approximately two days. Work will take place between Monday and Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. While the left turn lane will be closed, vehicles can still make left turns from Crenshaw Boulevard onto Silver Spur Road using the adjacent northbound lane. All lanes will re-open at the end of each workday. 
  • Nightwork continues on Crenshaw Boulevard, from the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church to south of Chadwick Lane, including the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Palos Verdes Drive North. Crews are working from Monday to Saturday, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., and are expected to continue until approximately late April. As a reminder, at least one lane of traffic will be open in each direction during work hours.
  • Construction is ongoing at the new pump station site on Crenshaw Boulevard, north of Silver Spur Road. Crews are working from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

Palos Verdes Drive North

  • Over the next four to six weeks, you may see crews conducting periodic finishing work along Palos Verdes Drive North, between Dapplegray Elementary School and Montecillo Drive. Intermittent work will take place between Monday and Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are no anticipated lane closures, but there may be temporary traffic control to route vehicles around work areas. 

Montecillo Drive

  • Work continues on Montecillo Drive from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and is expected to continue until approximately May. During work hours, there will be a temporary closure of the northbound lane and traffic will be diverted to the southbound lane. There will always be at least one lane of traffic open in each direction. At the end of each workday, traffic control will be taken down and the area will be plated. Residents will have access to Montecillo Drive at all times. 

South Coast Botanic Garden & Bridle Trails
 
  • Finishing work, including grouting and welding, continues in the South Coast Botanic Garden property and Botanic Garden Trail, between Crenshaw Boulevard and Rolling Hills Road from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. For the safety of residents and crews, the Botanic Garden Trail, from the end of Lariat Lane to Rolling Hills Road, will remain closed until work is complete.
  • Crews are conducting periodic finishing work on Rolling Hills Road (private road) from Monday to Saturday, between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Residents will continue to have access to the private road as work continues unless otherwise notified. 
  • Crews will also conduct intermittent finishing work on Rolling Hills Road from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. There are no anticipated lane closures, but there may be temporary traffic control to route vehicles around work areas.

We encourage you to visit the   Map & Timeline   page on our website and follow us on   Facebook   for ongoing updates. To sign up for real-time text alerts, visit our website   here . Please note that  all construction timing is estimated  and could change based on several factors, including unforeseeable field circumstances and inclement weather.
We sincerely appreciate your patience as work continues and we hope you are all staying safe and healthy.
 
Best,

Palos Verdes Peninsula Water Reliability Project Team
How You Can Help
Want to help #StopTheSpread of #COVID19? Donate, give blood, and build hygiene kits for those experiencing homelessness. Learn more about all the ways LA County needs your help at covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19/how-you-can-help/
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Six Critical Indicators to Modify Stay at Home Order

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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.
Supporting Frontline Workers
Join the many worldwide each night at 7:00 p.m. as they give a round of applause to all of the frontline workers helping us through this crisis.
#RHEresilient Weekly Activity
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 55 new deaths and 399 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is the largest increase in new deaths for the third consecutive day. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 871 new cases. Forty-three people who died were over the age of 65; 9 people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. Forty-eight people had underlying health conditions, while four people over the age of 65 had no reported underlying health conditions. One death was reported by the City of Long Beach and two deaths by the City of Pasadena. 

To date, Public Health has identified 10,854 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 455 deaths. Eighty-eight percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 390 people (92 percent of the cases); 33% of deaths occurred among Latinx residents, 31% among White residents, 17% among Asian residents, 16% among African American residents, and 3% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 41 cases and two deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 2,847 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 70,000 individuals and 11% of people testing positive.

Please note: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health report now includes cases by cities. As of April 16, 2020, the City of Rolling Hills Estates has eleven (11) 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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