RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
May 27, 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 27, 2020 Citywide Update
New Health Officer Order Allows Faith-based, Retail Services & More to Reopen
LA County announced, today, its commitment to keeping residents "Safer At Work And In The Community", and is further aligning its COVID-19 recovery efforts with the State’s California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. The new Health Officer Order, to be issued later today, allows for the resumption of faith-based services, in-store shopping at low-risk retail stores, drive-in movies and other recreational activities.

The following are highlights from yesterday's Order, to be issued by LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH), which emphasizes physical distancing requirements, cloth face coverings and other safety protocols must be observed:


Indoor & Outdoor Retail Shopping Centers

All indoor and outdoor retail shopping centers may now open for business at 50% capacity.

Faith-Based Organizations

Faith-based organizations may resume services, with the number of congregants limited to less than 25% of the building's capacity, or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is lower.

Pools, Hot Tubs and Saunas

Pools, hot tubs and saunas that are in a multi-unit residence or part of a homeowners association may also now open.

County residents may take part in all-permitted activities while continuing to practice physical distancing and wearing a cloth face covering when in contact with others. You are still encouraged to remain in your residences, as much as practical, and limit close contact with others outside your household (both indoor and outdoor).

Gatherings of people not from the same household are still prohibited, except for faith-based services and in-person protests.

For more information, please read yesterday press release on LA County's revised Health Officer Order.

NOTE: should COVID-19 data indicators warrant, LA County may adjust orders to reflect specific County needs.
Helpful Signage for Reopening
Be sure to print and display the following signage that Los Angeles County has available to guide you and your business as you embark on the Road to Recovery. In addition to their full compliance checklist   here , they have also created signs to use at your business.

These are ready to be posted on-site, to remind everyone how they can protect themselves (and others) from COVID-19. Here's an example:

You can download their:


If you still have questions on compliance, call LA County's Department of Public Health at  (888) 700-9995  or visit the DPH   website   for more information.
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
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
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
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 53 new deaths and 933 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thirty-five people who died were over the age of 65 years old; 14 people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old, and two people who died were between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Forty-three people had underlying health conditions including 30 people over the age of 65 years old, 12 people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and one person between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Two deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach.

To date, Public Health has identified 48,700 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,195 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,024 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 40% 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, 55 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,283 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (13% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,477 people who are currently hospitalized, 27% 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 517,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

Please note: As of May 27, 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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