RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
May 21, 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 21, 2020 Citywide Update
A Reminder to Residents and Visitors
As you spend time outdoors, it is important to use City 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
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:


And more!

If you prefer a one-on-one session, book one through Cyber-Seniors’ Calendly calendar and  Click Here.
Calling All Retailers!
Los Angeles County has resources 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.
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 Hall Gradual Reopening
Rolling Hills Estates City Hall began its phased reopening this week: 

Visitors to City Hall will be seen by appointment only. Appointments can be made by viewing our  staff directory   and coordinating with the relevant staff member accordingly or contacting (310) 377-1577 .
 
Only one individual/household is permitted to enter City Hall for their pre-scheduled appointment and must wear a face covering when in the building. Those waiting for a scheduled appointment are invited to wait outside of the building and remain at least six feet from other individuals waiting.
 
There are still many other ways City staff can support you electronically/via phone. Just reach out by visiting our Staff Directory.

Learn more about what we are doing, along with updates on the City's recreational facilities and a community development update, visit our Gradual City Hall Reopening article.
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.
PVLD Senior Resources

The Palos Verdes Library District has developed many resources for seniors, including getting started with tech, frequently asked reference questions, eBooklists and more! Check it out at pvld.org/seniors
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 46 new deaths and 1,204 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Twenty-eight people who died were over the age of 65 years old and 12 people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. Thirty people had underlying health conditions including 20 people over the age of 65 years old and 10 people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. Three deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach and three deaths were reported by the City of Pasadena.

To date, Public Health has identified 42,037 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,016 deaths. Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 1,863 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 39% of deaths occurred among 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, 24 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,026 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (14% 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 403,000 individuals and 9% of people testing positive.

Please note: As of May 21, 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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