RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
April 8, 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 8, 2020 Citywide Update
Rain Continues: Sandbags Available
Rain is projected to continue through Friday. Sandbags are available for RHE residents at Ernie Howlett Park Maintenance Facility Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

A sandbag filling station is also available at Fire Station 106:
27413 Indian Peak Rd. Rolling Hills Estates

No Shovel will be provided, please be sure to bring your own and maintain at least a 6ft distance from others.
Los Angeles County Advisory
With guidance from Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, all are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible.

If you must leave the house for an urgent matter, please make sure to cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering if you will be around others. It is still imperative to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from everyone else, and frequently wash your hands.

Face coverings are an additional tool to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others, but are not a replacement for social distancing and washing your hands often. Bandanas, scarves and homemade masks will work, but please keep medical grade and N95 masks
for frontline healthcare workers.

For guidance on cloth face masks, visit:
If you’ve seen empty grocery shelves during your last visit, know this isn’t due to lack of supply. It’s a temporary result of folks overbuying given the understandable worry now. Buy Smart & Don’t Overfill our Cart, there’s #Enough4All

Stay up to date on local grocery stores by visiting our City COVID-19 webpage and reviewing "Grocery Store Status" or clicking here .
Supporting our Frontline Workers
Remember tonight at 7:00 p.m. to step out to your front yard, grab some fresh air, wave to your neighbors, and give a round of applause to all of the frontline workers helping us through this crisis.

Join the many people around the world celebrating frontline workers.
Telemedicine: What it is, how it works
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Telehealth, telemedicine, and related terms generally refer to the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communication to improve a patient’s health. Innovative uses of this kind of technology in the provision of healthcare is increasing.

With the emergence of the virus causing the disease COVID-19, there is an urgency to expand the use of technology to help people who need routine care, and keep vulnerable beneficiaries and beneficiaries with mild symptoms in their homes while maintaining access to the care they need. Limiting community spread of the virus, as well as limiting the exposure to other patients and staff members will slow viral spread.

Call your healthcare provider to find out if these services are offered.

Local offices offering telemedicine services to new and existing patients:


Palos Verdes Medical Group (310) 544-6858.


Know of any other local health care practices that offer Telemedicine services? Email levis@rollinghillsestatesca.gov.
Mental Health Playbook for Adults
Widespread stress and anxiety regarding COVID-19, compounded by the economic distress due to lost wages, employment and financial assets; mass school closures; and necessary physical distancing measures can result in an increase of stress-related health conditions. 

The California Surgeon General has  a simple guide  with things you can do every day, at home, to help support your mental and physical health, utilizing six key strategies:

  • Supportive relationships: Maintain supportive relationships wherever you can, including virtually.
  • Exercise: Engage in 60 minutes of physical activity every day, if you can. It doesn’t have to be all at one time.  
  • Sleep: Get sufficient, high-quality sleep. This may be particularly hard right now, but going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day can help. 
  • Nutrition: Ensure you are getting proper nutrition to help combat stress. 
  • Mental health support: Resources available here.
  • Mindfulness: Practice mindfulness in whatever way works best for you. This could be things like meditation, yoga, or prayer for 20 minutes, two times a day. 

Navigating Stress Management with Kids
Even for adults, it can be tough to recognize that what we feel as irritability, difficulty focusing, insomnia or changes in appetite can actually be signs that our bodies are feeling the effects of stress.

For kids, no matter the age, their brains and bodies are even more vulnerable to the harmful effects of stress than adults, and most often, they aren’t able recognize or verbalize it. Stress in kids may show up differently than stress in adults does. The stress relief playbook can help you understand what to look out for and what you can do to protect your family’s health. Included in this guide: 

  • Keeping an eye out for stress in kids.
  • Planning tools to reduce stress for kids.
  • Strategies for stress reduction.

WDACS Critical Delivery Service Now Available

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.


Update: WDACS $500K Employer Assistance Grant Fund Opens April 9

The application opening date and time has been revised and moved to  Thursday, April 9, at 8 am.

Please see this FAQ sheet with information regarding grants for small businesses. Or, view the webinar here:  https://vimeo.com/wdacs/review/405235274/720fed51fd
Governor Signs Order Expanding Support for the Vulnerable

SACRAMENTO - Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that provides additional support for older adults and vulnerable young children. The order will allow for a 60-day waiver for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program...

Read more
www.gov.ca.gov
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 29 new deaths and 620 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Twenty-two of the people who died had underlying health conditions and 17 people were over the age of 65. One of the individuals over the age of 65 did not have underlying health conditions. Seven people who died were between the ages of 41 and 65 years old and two of these individuals did not have underlying health conditions. One person was between the ages of 18 to 40 years old and had underlying health conditions. Three deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach and one death by the City of Pasadena. Over the last 48 hours, there have been 1170 new cases. 

To date, Public Health has identified 7,530 cases across all areas of LA County, including 198 deaths. As of today, 1,714 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (23% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA county, with over 36,000 individuals tested and 15% of people testing positive.

Please note: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health report now includes cases by cities. As of April 7, 2020 the City of Rolling Hills Estates has eight (8) 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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