RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
July 2, 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.

July 2, 2020 Citywide Update
New Public Health Orders
Indoor Activities Including In-Person Dining Closed

There are temporary closures of indoor, in-person dining at restaurants, indoor museums, indoor children’s museums, and indoor operations at zoos and aquariums, and cardrooms and satellite wagering facilities.

  • The lowest risk dining options are still drive-through, delivery, take-out and curb-side pick up. Being in enclosed spaces for long periods of time poses an increased risk for patrons. Outdoor dining offers increased ventilation; and can be achieved safely with limited capacity and tables spaced at least 6 feet apart. Strict adherence to public health guidelines must also be followed. Restaurant food servers must wear masks and face shields.

  • As a reminder, the modified HOO requires businesses with 3 (or more) known cases of COVID-19 within the workplace over the span of 14 days to report the outbreak to the Department of Public Health (DPH).

Bars, breweries, brew pubs, pubs, tasting rooms and wineries have also been ordered to remain closed in all 19 counties on the State's watch list, including LA County.

Additional requirements are to be implemented at fitness facilities. While fitness facilities will remain open, all patrons and employees will be required to wear cloth face coverings masks and gloves at all times while inside the fitness facility.

Family gatherings are traditional for the holiday weekend. This year, however, LA County residents should celebrate only with members of their immediate households.

State enforcement strike teams will be deployed throughout California, beginning today, targeting non-compliant workplaces in partnership with local public health departments and businesses.

It is more important than ever to follow prevention practices outlined by LA County's Department of Public Health:

  1. Please continue to wear your cloth facial covering.
  2. Practice physical distancing.
  3. Wash your hands frequently.
  4. And don’t touch your face.

People with underlying health conditions, who are at higher risk for serious illness or death due to COVID-19, should take special precautions and stay at home wherever possible.

Please contact your healthcare provider to request a test if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you don’t have a provider, please call 211 to get connected to one. Registration for test appointments, next week, at LA County operated sites will be available starting on Friday, July 3 here .

For more information on how to stay safe, visit  covid19.lacounty.gov .

View the Updated Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Order Here.
Quarantine Fatigue is Real, But We Can’t Give Up
What is Quarantigue? And how to deal with it.

"Quarantigue" or Quarantine Fatigue, occurs when people show lower motivation to comply with safety guidelines and practices. If you've become less diligent lately about washing hands, staying home, physical distancing or wearing a mask, you're not alone. But know, these measures are still as important today as they were at the beginning of the Safer at Home Order.

Quarantigue Remedies:
  1. Change your mindset. Covering our faces, washing our hands and staying 6' apart from others is a rewarding experience because it helps us get back to our lives and loved ones sooner.
  2. Know the facts. Because we've been staying home and apart, the risks of COVID-19 may have started to feel farther away. Reminder: there is still no vaccination or dedicated treatment for COVID-19. Protecting each other is just as important as it was in March. Need information about Los Angeles County COVID-19 statistics to see how it is impacting our communities? Visit the LA County Dashboard here.
  3. De-Stress. Anxiety and stress can often reach a tipping point. Instead of trying to regain control any way we can, we simply shut down and can be left feeling hopeless. Try meditation, exercise or calling a friend or family member to chat. Remember, the City offers some great virtual experiences on our Virtual Rec webpage!
  4. Reach Out. LA County Department of Mental Health has many resources available if you are feeling overwhelmed. 24- hour helpline: 800-754-7771, Text "LA" to 741741 or visit dmh.lacounty.gov
Preparing for the Holiday Weekend
LA County Beaches to Close for Fourth of July Weekend
LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH), last night, ordered the temporary closure of L.A. County beaches. Closures will begin July 3 at 12:01 a.m. through July 6 at 5 a.m., to prevent dangerous crowding that results in the spread of deadly COVID-19. In addition to the closure of all public beaches in L.A. County, the modified Health Order also includes:

  • The closure of piers, public beach parking lots, beach bike paths (that traverse sanded portions of the beach), and beach access points.
  • All recreational activities on beaches are prohibited.
  • Firework shows and events are also prohibited this July 4th holiday weekend.
Reminder: All fireworks are illegal in Rolling Hills Estates. The sale, display, possession or discharge of any fireworks is prohibited.

With the City designated as a Very High Fire Severity area and with wildfire season upon us, help reduce the risk. Please no fireworks - even the "safe and sane" varieties.

Though the County has canceled all firework shows, we have some ideas on how to celebrate the 4th. Visit   https://conta.cc/3gkFSnF   to see how!
Celebrate Safely!
AVOID: Crowds - Confined Spaces - Close Contact
  • Wear a cloth face covering when outside your home and around others.
  • Do not share: utensils, cups, food, drinks.
  • Disinfect frequently touched items regularly.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often.

Reminder:  City Hall offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. If you need assistance outside of regular City Hall hours, please contact the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department - Lomita Station (310) 539-1661. 911 for Emergency Situations.
Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19
As we all want to celebrate with friends and family during this holiday weekend, gathering with people outside of our households is not permitted and puts everyone at risk of COVID-19. Protect yourself and others by avoiding gatherings this July 4th.

To report any potentially unsafe conditions to the Public Health Department, call (888) 700-9995, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CDC Expands List of People at Risk of Severe COVID-19 Illness
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the following press release expanding the list of who is at increased risk for getting severely ill from COVID-19. These include some of the following: removal of the specific age threshold from the older adult classification and updating the  list of underlying medical conditions that increase risk of severe illness.

Examples of What's Open in LA County
Through our Safer at Home efforts, we’ve collectively slowed the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Los Angeles County, allowing for a phased reopening of some businesses and public spaces. However, COVID-19 remains a serious risk. Please continue to practice social (physical) distancing and wear a facemask whenever you are around others, and to wash your hands frequently. Also, remember to stay home if you are sick or if you have been in close contact with someone who is sick.

The following are examples of public sites and activities that are open and temporarily closed under the Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Order. This is a partial list only and when at these sites, you must follow requirements to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click on the links to learn about these requirements.
Recreation, Entertainment, Travel, and Learning
CAN BE OPEN:
• Beaches and Piers (except July 3-5)
• BMX Areas and Bike Parks
• Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Outdoor Recreation (including Equipment Rentals)
• Community Gardens
• Day Camps
• Drive-in Movie Theaters
• Golf Courses
• Gyms/Fitness Centers, including in Multi-unit Residential Housing
• Horse Riding/Equestrian
• Hotels for Leisure Travel
• Libraries (For Curbside Pick-up Only)
• Model Airplane Areas
• Music, Film, and Television Production • Parks (Playgrounds are closed.)
• Pickleball and Tennis Courts
• Pro-league Arenas without Live Audiences
• Public Pools and Pools in Multi-Unit Residential Housing (e.g., Apartments, Condominiums, and HOAs)
• Public Trails (Walking and Hiking)
• Shooting and Archery Ranges
• Vehicle-Based Parades
CLOSED FOR NOW:
• Arcades, Bowling Alleys, and Movie Theaters
• Bars, Wineries, and Brewery Tasting Rooms
• Baseball and Soccer Fields
• Basketball and Volleyball Courts
• Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering, and Racetracks with Onsite Wagering
• Festivals and Theme/Amusement Parks (including Water Parks and Splash Pads in these Parks)
• Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, and Spa Pools not on Residential Property
• Live Performance Theaters and Concert Venues
• Lounges and Nightclubs
• Museums, Galleries, Zoos, and Aquariums
• Stadiums and Arenas (Closed to the Public)
• Youth Sports Leagues
Shopping, Restaurants, and Personal Care
CAN BE OPEN FOR IN-STORE SHOPPING/SERVICES:
• Grocery Stores, Certified Farmers’ Markets, Farm and Produce Stands, Supermarkets, Food Banks, Convenience Stores, Wholesale Clubs, and Pharmacies
• Stores that Sell Products Needed for Your Home, such as Hardware, Building, Home Appliance, and Pool Supply Stores
• Lower-Risk Retail Stores, such as Bookstores, Jewelry Stores, Furniture Stores, Toy Stores, and Clothing Stores
• Pet Food Stores, Animal Daycare and Boarding Facilities, and Veterinary Clinics
• Hair Salons and Barber Shops, for Certain Services Only (i.e., The employee and the customer can both wear cloth face coverings and the service doesn’t involve touching the customer’s face.)
• Restaurants and Cafés (Pickup, Delivery, Outdoor dining)
CLOSED FOR NOW:
• Restaurants and Cafés (Indoor Dining)
Healthcare Services
CAN BE OPEN:
• Clinics
• Hospitals
• Dental Clinics
• Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Offices
• Optometrists
• Mental or Behavioral Health Providers
• Other Healthcare Settings
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

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As you spend time outdoors this weekend, 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. 
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Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
Today's Los Angeles County Public Health Press Release has not yet been published at this time. Please view all releases here for up to date information: LA County Public Health Press Releases

From July 3 through July 5, Public Health will make improvements to the data processing systems which will result in no new data being reported on those days. This pause in reporting will not affect the collection of this data or outbreak investigations.

Please note: As of July 1, 2020, the City of Rolling Hills Estates had 24 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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