July 26, 2021
Join us for the next virtual
Mental Health & Happiness Series
Learn how to boost your well-being through evidence-based practices to build resilience, feel more connected and be happier. The series focuses on the building blocks to help create a healthier and happier you. Presented by Beach Cities Health District in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at California State University, Dominguez Hills. 
Topics include:
Cultivate Bravery: Embrace opportunities and manage change​
Wednesday, August 11 from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Boost Empathy: Support connection and shift perspective
Tuesday, September 28 from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Reaffirm Purpose: Navigate transitions and focus on meaning
Tuesday, October 19 from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Maximize Gratitude: Express appreciation and savor kindness
Tuesday, November 9 from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Beach Cities Summer Free Fitness Series 
Yoga on the Beach
Monday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.
South of the Manhattan Beach Pier in the sand In partnership with the City of Manhattan Beach

Mondays, August 2, 9, and 16, 6:30 p.m.
Julia Field, Alta Vista
In partnership with the City of Redondo Beach
Virtual Happiness Chat
This is a casual discussion group with light-hearted activities to spark conversation. Share ideas, tips, resources, jokes, quotes – anything that supports our happiness!
12:30 1:30 p.m.
Virtual BCHD Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, July 28
6:30 p.m.
Social Hour with BCHD Care Manager, Charlotte Barnett
With many senior centers closed and many older adults unable to socialize, we want to provide a space for people to talk, ask questions and share their experience during COVID-19. Join us if you want to learn more about community resources or BCHD, or if you just want to connect! Open to all.
First & Third Tuesday of the month
11 a.m. 12 p.m.
Joslyn Community Center, Sunset Room
LiveWell Kids Garden Prep Day
Join us to assist our Youth Services Department by prepping our eight Redondo Beach school gardens for the fall. We need assistance with assembling composters, clearing garden beds, cultivating and adding soil, planting seeds, watering the beds, and building new garden boxes.
Wednesday, August 4
9 a.m.  Noon
Virtual Mindfulness Drop-In
Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques. The guided session will be led by a trained Beach Cities Health District instructor. First Wednesday of every month.
Wednesday, August 4
 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Families Connected Parent Chat
A free parent support group led by a licensed professional from the Thelma McMillen Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment at Torrance Memorial Medical Center held in partnership with South Bay Families Connected. Open to all parents.
Monday, August 30
10 – 11 a.m.
Masks Required Indoors in Los Angeles County
After many months of low transmission, Los Angeles County is now seeing a surge in cases that look similar to last summer. This is due to the more infectious Delta variant and the intermingling of unmasked individuals where vaccination status is unknown. According to the CDC indicators and thresholds for community transmission of COVID-19, Los Angeles County is now at the level of high community transmission.

While the vaccines remain our most powerful tool to reduce spread of the virus, the highly infectious Delta variant and increased community transmission requires us to add additional layers of protection to slow transmission as we work to increase vaccination rates.

For this reason, masks are required in indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Some exceptions will apply, similar to the exceptions in masking requirements that were in place prior to the June 15 reopening. This includes exceptions for children under the age of two, for those with certain medical conditions or disabilities that prevent masking, and for those whose job doesn’t permit masking.

Wearing masks make it harder for there to be transmission among both unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals.
Where are masks required?
Masks are required for everyone, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, in the following settings:
  • On public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares)
  • In transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation)
  • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare and other youth settings (Note: This may change as updated State K-12 school guidance is forthcoming, pending updates for K-12 operational guidance from the CDC.)
  • Healthcare settings (including long term care facilities)
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers
  • All indoor public settings, venues, gatherings, and businesses (examples: offices, retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, and state and local government offices serving the public, among others.)

Recommendation: In indoor public and private settings where there is close contact with other people who may not be fully vaccinated, individuals should consider wearing a higher level of protection, such as wearing two masks ("double masking") or a wearing a respirator (e.g., KN95 or N95). This is particularly important if an individual is not fully vaccinated and is in an indoor or crowded outdoor setting.
Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19

Stay home if you are sick

Get tested: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommends testing for:
  • Anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status or recent infection.
  • Unvaccinated people who have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 infection or who has had a potential exposure. 
  • Unvaccinated people who spend time indoors around a lot of people not wearing masks, whether they’ve had symptoms or not.  

Get vaccinated. Everyone 12+ is eligible.
Note: People under age 12 cannot get vaccinated at this time because there are no vaccines authorized for use in this age group.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit bchd.org/covidvaccine.
Nearby Testing Sites on the LA County COVID-19 Testing website that offer no-cost (free) testing:
Angeles Community Health Center – Gardena (1030 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena)
  • No appointment necessary - register in person (Walk-up only)
The Forum Kiosk by the County of Los Angeles (3900 W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood)
  • No appointment necessary - register in person (Walk-up only)
Crenshaw Kiosk by the City of Los Angeles (5732 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles)
  • No appointment necessary - register in person (Walk-up only)
Providence Wellness & Activity Center by OptumServe (470 N. Hawaiian Ave, Wilmington)
  • By appointment (Walk-up only)
Gonzales Park by the County of Los Angeles (1101 W. Cressey St, Compton)
  • No appointment necessary - register in person (Walk-up only)
MLK Medical Campus by the County of Los Angeles (12021 S. Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles)
  • No appointment necessary - register in person (Walk-up only)
Total Testing Solutions - Ladera Heights (5401 S Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles)
  • No appointment necessary - register in person (Drive-up and walk-up)

Participating community clinics, providers and other agencies may ask for your insurance information or ask you to enroll in a government program so that they can get reimbursed for the cost of the test. If you are unable or unwilling to provide this information, some sites may charge a sliding scale fee. The County does not endorse or regulate all COVID-19 testing sites. Please make sure to read and ask about any costs for a COVID-19 test.

Hermosa Beach
CVS Pharmacy—Hermosa Beach (155 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach)
  • 310-372-4345
  • Test type: Molecular Lab test (PCR)
  • Drive-thru testing by appointment, referral not required, testing for all patients ages 3 and up
CVS Pharmacy—Hermosa Beach (4235 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach)
  • 310-373-6847
  • Test type: Rapid-result antigen test
  • Testing by appointment, referral not required, testing for all patients ages 3 and up

Manhattan Beach
Same Day Health—Manhattan Beach (2407 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach CA 90266)
  • Test Type: PCR, Rapid Antigen
  • Walk up, appointments recommended, virtual doctor consultation required, insurance accepted
Exer Urgent Care—Manhattan Beach (3215 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach)
  • 424-295-0540
  • Test Type: PCR, Antigen

Redondo Beach
CVS Pharmacy—Redondo Beach (316 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach)
  • 310-540-9183
  • Test type: Molecular Lab test (PCR)
  • Drive-thru testing by appointment, referral not required, testing for all patients ages 3 and up
Same Day Health—Redondo Beach (401 S Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach CA 90277)
  • Test Type: PCR, Rapid Antigen
  • Outdoor walk up, virtual doctor consultation required, insurance accepted
UCLA Health Redondo Beach Primary & Specialty Care (514 N Prospect Ave, Unit 103, Redondo Beach)
  • 310-937-8555
  • Appointment required, referral required, tests limited to certain patients
Exer Urgent Care—Redondo Beach (725 S Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach)
  • 424-296-3100
  • Test Type: PCR, Antigen
Walgreens—Redondo Beach (2321 Hawthorne Blvd, Redondo Beach)
  • Test Type: Diagnostic Lab Test (PCR)
  • Testing by appointment, referral not required, testing for all patients ages 3 and up
  • Drive-thru testing available

For more information, please visit bchd.org/covidtesting.
Need Help?
If you or someone you know in the Beach Cities needs help with health-related information and referrals, please call our Assistance, Information & Referral line at 310-374-3426, ext. 256, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit us online at bchd.org/resources.