RHE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:
Important update for all City email subscribers
June 4, 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.

June 4, 2020 Citywide Update
No Countywide Curfew
If you do plan on traveling to a location outside of the City of Rolling Hills Estates, be sure to confirm ahead of time that no curfew is set in the City you are visiting.
Getting Tested for COVID-19? Plan Ahead
If you are planning to get tested for COVID-19 at one of the County run testing sites, be sure to call ahead, or visit: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/.

Due to ongoing protests in the County, alterations have been made to various locations- with some closing temporarily and others adjusting operating hours.

Local testing sites include Exer Urgent Care (Walk-in) and Palos Verdes Medical Group (Appointment only) are still providing testing.
Join the Challenge: 2020 Census
Have you completed your 2020 Census? Responses to the census shape decisions about how billions of dollars in federal funds flow into communities each year, helping to support critical services including health care, emergency response, schools and education programs, and roads & bridges. Your response today will help shape this funding for the next 10 years! The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the importance of census data and census participation.
As of June 3, Rolling Hills Estates has a 72.7% self-response rate, 10.9% higher than the State self-response rate and 15.7% higher than the County's self-response rate.

Rolling Hills Estates' response rate currently has the third highest response rate of the Peninsula cities, led slightly by Palos Verdes Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
Help us become the first city on the Peninsula to reach a 100% self-response rate! See the response rate for yourself here
Restaurants and Individuals Can Now Apply Online for Great Plates Delivered
Individuals
If you’re someone who may need the critical meal program and you have not yet applied, you can now submit an application online. Those found eligible for the program receive three free meals delivered to their home from participating restaurants.
To learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements, visit  wdacs.lacounty.gov/greatplates . For questions, email greatplates@wdacs.lacounty.gov or call 211.
Restaurants
If you're a restaurant owner, you may be thinking of ways to re-engage with the community as you look to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. If so, Great Plates Delivered might be a good opportunity for you.
The program, which aims to assist those in need of home delivered meals and to help get local restaurant, hospitality and transportation communities back to work, provides three meals a day to qualifying older adults.
To learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements, visit  wdacs.lacounty.gov/greatplates For questions, email greatplatesrestaurant@wdacs.lacounty.gov . For contract-related questions, email GPDPcontracts@wdacs.lacounty.gov .
County Mental Health Support and Services Available
LA County and the dedicated team of experts at the LA County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) understand it's a difficult time. We are here for you, and are as committed as ever to provide you with resources that heal and support.
If you or a loved one need mental health support or services, please:

  • Call 800-854-7771 or
  • Text "LA" to 741741

LA County is here to help. You're not alone.
Resources for Businesses
As businesses slowly reopen in accordance with Los Angeles County's Roadmap to Recovery, the City wants to ensure that our local business owners are aware of some resources specifically for them:

California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) provides IBank loans for businesses from one to 750 employees (small businesses).

  • LA Small Business Development Center Resource Guide
The  LA Small Business Development Center’s COVID-19 Response Guide  is designed to be a practical and effective resource for small business owners to stay informed, plan, and respond to the impact of COVID-19.

Cal/OSHA has posted guidance to assist employers in complying with workplace safety regulations in California which require them to protect workers exposed to airborne diseases such as the Coronavirus. Protection is required for employees working at health care facilities and other services including hospitals, medical facilities, labs, correctional facilities, homeless shelters and more.
Cyber Senior 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:

A Reminder of Face Coverings, Beaches & Gatherings
Face coverings are an effective tool and should be kept on hand for easy access and use when out in public if you are unable to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing between persons outside of your regular household. Our best community and individual defense against COVID-19 is to wash our hands frequently, avoid touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, avoid being around sick people and practicing physical distancing, especially by staying at home. Face coverings are not a replacement for these evidence-based strategies for slowing the spread of disease; they are just an additional tool that can protect others from possible exposure to respiratory droplets that may come from our mouth when we talk, sneeze or cough.
Even though our sunny beaches are open for active use, they are not open for gatherings or group activities. Please enjoy the sand and water, but only for solo activities such as walking, running, swimming or surfing.More information can be found here: beaches.lacounty.gov/
Please remember that gatherings with people not from your household are not permitted and put everyone at risk of COVID-19.
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 44 new deaths and 1,469 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The large increase in positive cases reflects a lag in reporting from one lab of over 500 positive cases. Twenty-seven people who died were over the age of 65 years old; 15 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. Thirty-four people had underlying health conditions including 21 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.

To date, Public Health has identified 59,650 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,531 deaths. Ninety-three percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,341 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 41% of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 28% among White residents, 18% among Asian residents, 12% among African American residents, 1% among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and residents identifying with other races. Upon further investigation, 53 cases and two deaths reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 6,766 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (11% of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,457 people who are currently hospitalized, 30% of these people are in the ICU and 21% are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for nearly 659,000 individuals and 8% of people testing positive.

Please note: As of June 4, 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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