RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
May 26, 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.

May 26, 2020 Citywide Update
Tips During the Heat: High Temperatures Forecast
The City would like to remind all residents and visitors to take the following precautions during hot weather: 

  • Avoid the sun – stay indoors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the burning rays are strongest.
  • Drink plenty of fluids – 2 to 4 glasses of water every hour during times of extreme heat.
  • Replace salt and minerals – sweating removes salt and minerals from your body, so replenish these nutrients with low sugar fruit juices or sports drinks during exercise or when working outside.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Pace yourself – reduce physical activity and avoid exercising outdoors during peak heat hours.
  • Wear appropriate clothing – wear a wide-brimmed hat and light-colored lightweight, loose-fitting clothes when you are outdoors.
  • Stay cool indoors during peak hours – set your air conditioner between 75° to 80°. If you don’t have air conditioning, take a cool shower twice a day and/or visit a County Emergency Cooling Center. Find a local emergency cooling center at ready.lacounty.gov/heat.
  • Monitor those at high risk – check on elderly neighbors, family members and friends who do not have air conditioning. Infants and children up to 4 years old, people who overexert during work (e.g. construction workers) and people 65 years and older are at the highest risk of heat-related illnesses.
  • Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun.
  • Keep pets indoors – heat also affects your pets, so please keep them indoors. If they will be outside, make sure they have plenty of water and a shaded area to help them keep cool.

For more information on heat-related illnesses and prevention, please visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s website at  publichealth.lacounty.gov
PVLD to Launch Curbside Pickup at all Locations
The Palos Verdes Library District will launch Curbside Hold Pick Up at all library locations starting Tuesday, June 2, 2020. During this time of safe distancing, the library would like to continue providing excellent service to the community by providing access to materials while the library remains closed.

Starting June 2, 2020, patrons can drive up to either Peninsula Center, Miraleste, or Malaga Cove Library branches to pick up their holds. For the safety of the community and library staff, all LA County Public Health guidelines will be followed to provide touch free services. These guidelines include the use of safety masks, quarantining of materials, and regular cleaning.

  • Hold pick up starts June 2nd at all branches, Tuesdays-Thursdays & Saturdays, 10 am - 2 pm
  • Only items you have been notified that are available for pick up will be distributed.
  • The library is not available for browsing. Please check your library accounts online, your email or call before arriving.
  • Please have your face coverings on and library card ready.
  • Peninsula Center roof parking lot at 650 Deep Valley Drive will be open for hold pick up. Signage will be posted for your convenience to drive up for service.
  • Both Malaga Cove & Miraleste branches will allow you to park and pick up your hold.
  • Malaga Cove parking lot entrance off of Via Pinale will allow for parking and pick up.
  • Miraleste Library parking lot will be open and services will be provided at the front entrance.

The library buildings will be closed to the public and all other services will not be available. Book drops will reopen on Monday, June 8, 2020, and patrons are encouraged to place items on hold online by visiting www.pvld.org or calling the library phone messaging system 310-377-9584 ext. Librarians will return your calls and assist you with your materials. Books, DVDs, video games, and music CDs will be available to be placed on hold. Magazines and newspapers will not be
available.

Items will be quarantined and cleaned upon return, resulting in a delayed check-in. No overdue fines will be charged due to delay. Book donations are currently not being accepted.

Contact the Palos Verdes Library District for more information (310) 377-9584 or visit www.pvld.org
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department recommends that seniors and other high risk individuals continue to remain Safer at Home even during the phased 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:

Local Upcoming Blood Drive Event at Ernie Howlett Park
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is teaming up with UCLA Health to host a local blood drive at Ernie Howlett Park:

Friday, May 29th
9 am - 3 pm
25851 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates
(look for the UCLA Bloodmobile near the tennis courts)

In order to ensure measures are met for appropriate social distancing, please make an appointment in the following ways:
  1. On-line at www.uclahealth.org/gotblood
  2. Over the phone by calling (310) 825-0888, select option 2 and make an appointment for Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
  3. Or through E-mail at gotblood@mednet.ucla.edu
A Reminder to Residents and Visitors
As you spend time outdoors, it is important to use our parks and open space while following important public health guidance:

  1. Do not visit if you feel ill. Come back and enjoy the park when you no longer have symptoms.
  2. Adhere to the 6-feet physical distancing requirement at all times with individuals outside of your household.
  3. Keep a clean face covering with you to wear if you are nearby individuals outside of your household.
  4. Avoid group gatherings; the Order only permits you be with members of your own household at this time.
 
If you have concerns that the Safer at Home Order is not being followed at City parks, trails, arenas or other facilities, please call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department - Lomita Station's non-emergency line at  (310) 539-1661. 
 
#BeSmart #DoYourPart #RHEresilient
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

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
Small Business Assistance
California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program (via IBank) is making available $50 million in state funding, providing potential capital for individuals who do not qualify for federal funds.

Small Businesses located in California with 1-750 employees that have been negatively impacted or experienced disruption by COVID-19 and nonprofits are eligible.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has declared all California counties eligible for the Economic Injury Disasters Loans.

This SBA declaration makes Economic Injury Disaster Loans available to impacted small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private non-profit organizations.

SBA loans can be approved up to $2 million but are limited to the economic injury determined by SBA. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.
This advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.

This advance may be available even if your EIDL application was declined or is still pending and will be forgiven. If you wish to apply for the Advance on your EIDL, please visit https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/   as soon as possible to fill out a new application. In order to qualify you need to submit this new application even if you previously submitted an EIDL application . Applying will not impact the status or slow your existing application.

Information on these and other programs can be found at:
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 27 new deaths and 1,843 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Although this is the highest number of new cases reported in a day, some of these cases are from a backlog of test results. Twenty people who died were over the age of 65 years old; six people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Seventeen people had underlying health conditions including 11 people over the age of 65 years old and six people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. 

To date, Public Health has identified 47,822 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,143 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 1,974 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 39% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 29% among White residents, 17% among Asian residents, 12% among African American residents, 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, thirty-nine cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,195 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (13% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,443 people who are currently hospitalized, 28% of these people are in the ICU and 19% are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for over 514,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

Please note: As of May 26, 2020, the City of Rolling Hills Estates has fourteen (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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