RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
May 11, 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 11, 2020 Citywide Update
#RHEresilient Weekly Activity
This week we are sharing fun pet photos! Staying Safer at home means more time with your pets! Post your photo to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag @CityofRHE and  #RHEresilient . Help us fill our page with fun friendly pet photos! 
Virtual City Council Meeting
Participate in tomorrow’s City Council Meeting by watching live at RHE.city/agendas or by calling:  1-669-900-6833  from any phone, Meeting ID:  852 4633 0491 , Meeting Password:  066081 .

Comment on agenda items by using eComment on the Agendas page of the City’s website at rhe.city/agendas .

City Council meeting videos are live-streamed on the City’s website at  www.rhe.city  and available for viewing thereafter, and televised on Cox 33 and Frontier FiOS 38 on Wednesday and Friday following the meeting.
Clean Power Alliance (CPA) Update
On May 7, the CPA Board of Directors approved a new $1 million COVID-19 Relief Program that provides bill assistance to customers who are recently unemployed, experiencing economic hardship, and most in need due to COVID-19.

Impacted residential and small business customers will be eligible for $25 to $50 bill credits by signing up for financial assistance programs and payment plans through Southern California Edison (SCE).

For more information, visit:  cleanpoweralliance.org/covid19
Ready For A Break? Check Out The Latest Resources for Coping with COVID-19
May is celebrated nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month to spotlight the importance of mental health issues and access to care for everyone. THIS May with the impacts of COVID-19 everywhere this is even more important. Here is We Rise's next virtual event:

Tuesday, May 12

DE-STRESS WITH URBAN DANCE! | 12-1pm

Join Matthew Diep & Alyssa Bernal of Psypher to learn how to listen to the different ways that your body responds to stress, and we’ll share some fun and easy dance exercises to help you find ways to cope!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:  Comfortable clothes to dance in, water, a sense of playful curiosity, and something to take notes with if you want! 

HOW TO JOIN US:    
Watch the event live on FacebookYouTube or  Twitch. Click on any of these links at the event’s start time to begin streaming.

To access WE RISE 2020, visit  werise.la - LA County's go-to hub for the latest programming updates.
Upcoming Small Business Grant
Are you a business with five or fewer employees located within the 4th District? You may be eligible for the COVID-19 Business Relief Grant.

Online application for the program will be accepted from Wednesday, May 13 at noon until Thursday, May 14 at noon.
Every Registered California Voter to Receive Mail-in Ballot


SACRAMENTO - Recognizing the threat COVID-19 continues to pose to public health, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to ensure that Californians can exercise their right to vote in a safe and accessible manner during the General ...

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Los Angeles County Public Health Reopening Guidance

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is calling on the public, all business owners and community organizations to support the reopening of businesses and public spaces in safe ways while considering all necessary precautions. A staged approach has been adopted, supported by science and public health expertise, to allow certain retail businesses and public spaces to open safely reopen. A gradual approach is necessary to safely navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to slowly taper restrictions so we can avoid a surge of new COVID-19 cases that could overwhelm our healthcare and other systems. This strategy will will be driven by data and public health criteria.  Visit LA County COVID-19 Recovery Site here.

As a result, a limited number of businesses are able to open effective today, May 8 (See Addendum to Order here) with appropriate safeguards in place:

Retail

Florists, Toy Stores, Book Stores, Clothing/Shoe Stores, Music Stores, and Sporting Goods Stores

  • Curbside pick-up only
  • Must adhere to physical distancing and infection control protocols

The requirements below are specific to retail establishments permitted to reopen for curbside pick-up. In addition to the condition imposed on these specific retail businesses by the Governor, these types of businesses must also be in compliance with the conditions laid out in this Checklist for Retail Establishments Opening for Curbside Pickup. Included in this list of businesses are: florists and toy, book, clothing, music and sporting goods stores.

Retail Reopening Protocol [PDF]

Golf Courses

  • Pro shops closed
  • Concession stands and restaurants are take-out only
  • Must adhere to physical distancing and infection control protocols

The following issues are critical and must be addressed to ensure that workers and consumers reduce the risk of spread at golf courses: (1) Protecting and supporting employee and customer health (2) Ensuring appropriate physical distancing (3) Ensuring proper infection control (4) Communicating with the public (5) Ensuring equitable access to services These critical areas have been incorporated into the checklist below and must be implemented as required golf course reopening protocols.


Trails

  • Must adhere to physical distancing
  • Must use cloth face covering

The County of Los Angeles is permitting the reopening public trails and trailheads to allow residents increased outdoor recreation options. Please note that not all hiking trails on the Palos Verdes Peninsula may not be open at this time - please check with the respective cities before visiting. Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. Using recreational and multi-use trails can be an important way to relieve stress, get some fresh air and vitamin D, stay active, and safely connect with nature. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucially important that you follow the DO’s and DON’Ts below in order to use public trails in a way that keeps you and others healthy.

Outdoor Recreation in Rolling Hills Estates
City hiking trails at George F Canyon and Chandler Preserve are now open. All individuals accessing these hiking trails must adhere to 6' physical distancing requirements and must use cloth face coverings. Please note that other hiking trails on the Palos Verdes Peninsula may not be open at this time.

Playground equipment, sports courts (including tennis courts) remain closed until further notice by Los Angeles County Public Health guidance. Horse arenas, bridle trails, pedestrian pathways and parks remain open for passive recreation use only . Please remember that group gatherings, organized activities, lessons and training at City facilities are not currently permitted until further notice. 

As you spend time outdoors, it is important to utilize parks and open space while adhering to the 6-feet physical distancing requirement at all times. When outside for recreation purposes, face coverings are optional (except as required for hiking trails), but not a substitute for maintaining the physical distancing requirements.

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For after hours immediate contact, please contact the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department - Lomita Station  (310) 539-1661 . 911 for Emergency Situations.
How To Stay Safe and Healthy
Help stop the spread of COVID-19 by following tips for staying safe and healthy:

1. Follow the  Safer At Home  health order - and make these your new "House Rules":

  • Wash hands throughout the day.
  • Wear face coverings whenever you have to leave home.
  • Stay six feet away from people who don’t live with you.
  • Connect with friends and family by phone or video-chat apps.

2. Get tested. Testing sites throughout LA County are safe, free, and do not require proof of medical insurance.
If you:

  • Have COVID-19 symptoms (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell)
  • Are essential workers regardless of symptoms (including: health care workers, first responders, social service employees, utility workers, food supply workers, and other public employees)
  • Are asymptomatic and are 65 years old or have chronic underlying health conditions
  • Are in institutional congregate living settings (including: skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, homeless shelters, and correctional institutions)

Make an appointment at the website  covid19.lacounty.gov/testing  or dial 2-1-1 to find a neighborhood testing site near you. You must have an appointment for a test, but there are many time slots available—including same-day, or next-day appointments. 

3. Stay healthy!  Please remember our hospitals are safe. Don't delay necessary medical treatment:

  • If you have symptoms, see a doctor immediately. LA County residents without health insurance, who are low-income (and 26 years or older) or are undocumented immigrants, may qualify for My Health LA, a free health care program with a network of more than 200 community clinics in LA County. Call 844-744-6452 for information on how to enroll. You can also dial 2-1-1 to find a neighborhood clinic near you.
  • Immunizations. Keep up with childhood immunizations for preventable diseases like hepatitis B, chickenpox, measles, mumps, and whooping cough. LA County doctors and healthcare providers are taking steps to make sure their clinics and offices are safe spaces where families can bring their children in for their immunizations. Teens and adults should continue with routine immunizations, too!

For the latest on how to stay safe, visit  covid19.lacounty.gov  or dial 2-1-1 for more assistance.
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 39 new deaths and 591 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Thirty-three people who died were over the age of 65 years old; four people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Twenty-five people had underlying health conditions including 22 people over the age of 65 years old and three people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old. One death was reported by the City of Long Beach. 

To date, Public Health has identified 32,258 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 1,569 deaths. Ninety-two percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 1,445 people (99 percent of the cases); 38% of deaths occurred among Latinx residents, 29% among White residents, 18% among Asian residents, 12% among African American residents, 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1% among residents identifying with other races. African Americans, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and people living in communities with high levels of poverty continue to have the highest rate of death per 100,000 people for COVID-19 when compared to other groups. Upon further investigation, 10 cases reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 5,437 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (17% 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 240,000 individuals and 12% of people testing positive. This is a correction to yesterday's count of over 245,000 individuals tested and is due to the inclusion of serology test results.

Pleas e note: As of May 11, 2020, the City of Rolling Hills Estates has thirteen (13) 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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