June 8, 2020 | Regular Edition
City News
L.A. County Reviews
New State Guidelines
Stage 3 of Roadmap to Recovery
Los Angeles County is reviewing new guidelines from the State of California that could move LA County into Stage 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery and permit the reopening of key sectors including schools, day camps, museums, entertainment industry production, camping and spectator-free sporting events — as early as June 12.

The Department of Public Health will review the newly issued state guidance, evaluate the County’s COVID-19 metrics and data and consult with the Board of Supervisors to determine how sectors can re-open with safeguards and directives in place to ensure essential physical distancing and infection control.

At this time, Los Angeles County is still under a Safer At Work and In The Community Order. Public and private gatherings of people outside of a single household unit are not permitted except for public protests and faith-based services with limited numbers of participants.

Everyone needs to continue to follow physical distancing and infection control protocols and wear a cloth face covering when in contact with others not in your household.

At this time, still closed are:

  • Nail salons
  • Tattoo shops
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Campgrounds
  • Entertainment venues including arcades, bowling alleys, movie theaters, live performance theaters, concert halls, stadiums, arenas, theme parks, gaming facilities and festivals
  • Brewpubs, breweries, bars, pubs, craft distilleries, and wineries that do not offer sit-down, dine-in meals
  • Indoor museums, galleries and zoos

The plans for reopening are part of a phased progression that provides employees, customers and residents with safety protections to slow the spread of COVID-19.
City Hall Open
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
City Hall is open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY . To schedule an appointment, please call City Hall during regular business hours at (562) 694 – 6302, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, or email at info@Lhhcity.org .

As a reminder, the County's updated Safer at Work and in the Community Order encourages individuals minimize time spent out in public. City staff is still available to conduct business online or over the phone. To safeguard the health of residents and City staff, protocols have been implemented requiring face coverings, enforcement of social distancing, and sanitation procedures when attending appointments at City Hall.

The City of La Habra Heights continues to adapt with the ever-evolving situation and thanks all residents for staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact City Hall.
Upcoming Meetings

Regular City Council Meeting
Monday, June 8, 2020
City Hall at 6:30 P.M.

As a result of COVID-19, and resulting orders and direction from the President of the United States, the Governor of the State of California, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, as well as the City of La Habra Heights Emergency Declaration, the public will not be permitted to physically attend the La Habra Heights City Council meeting to which this agenda applies .
 
You may submit comments on any agenda or item or on any item not on the agenda in writing via mail to City of La Habra Heights, ATTN: City Council, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, La Habra Heights, CA 90631, email to Info@Lhhcity.org, or phone to (562) 694-6302 Ext. 0. Members of the public may go to www.Lhhcity.org to view the live broadcast of the City Council meeting. Please note that the City Council is making every effort to follow the spirit and intent of the Brown Act and other applicable laws regulating the conduct of public meetings, in order to maximize transparency and public access. It would be appreciated if communications of public comments related to items on the agenda, or items not on the agenda, are provided to Info@Lhhcity.org prior to the commencement of the meeting. If that is not possible, every effort will be made to attempt to review emails during the course of the meeting. The Mayor will endeavor to take a pause to allow the Clerk to review emails, and share any public comments received during the meeting.
Congratulations
LHH Class of 2020
Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority
- Summer Trail Hours -
Need a break and a bit of extra time in nature? Sycamore, Turnbull and Hacienda Hills will be open until 6:00 p.m. June 1 thru Sept 30, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Arroyo Pescadero and Powder Canyon remain open sunrise to sunset. Preserve hours are designed to help the wildlife in the hills survive and thrive.

The LA County Health Order requires that everyone over 2 years old needs a face covering at the trailhead/parking lots and on any trails where there are other groups of people nearby. (Children with breathing problems should not wear a face covering.)
Wear a face covering to help protect you and the others around you. Make sure you do not place your face covering around your neck, on your forehead, or place down on frequently touched surfaces - since those areas could possibly be contaminated.
Rural Living
Safe Living
Prevent COVID-19
Safer at Home
As part of the City's continued efforts to promote public health and safety, we urge all residents to follow social distancing guidelines at all times. Make sure to check-in on family, friends and neighbors. Always Keep at least a 6 foot distance between you and other people or use your phone to call, text or send an email. When visiting businesses and other public places please wear a cloth face mask/covering.

Elderly residents who are unable to leave their homes due to underlying health conditions or mobility issues for necessary food, supplies, and medications are encouraged to call City Hall. City staff is here to assist residents. If you have questions, know someone who may need assistance or would like additional information regarding City operations, call City Hall at (562) 694 - 6302 or email at info@Lhhcity.org. 

The phones are staffed during normal business hours, Monday–Thursdays from 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Thank You
Call for Photos
The City would like to send a very big thank you to all the residents that participated in La Habra Heights Call for Photos . We received a variety of pictures highlighting all the viewpoints, wildlife, and our amazing rural community. The photos submitted will be utilized within the City's new website coming Fall 2020.
Other News
New Statewide Standards for Use of Force in Protests
Last week, Governor Newsom met with community leaders, elected officials, and more to discuss racism & injustice. He acknowledged that elected officials and policy makers have a unique responsibility to make systemic change, and on Friday, June 5 he announced new policy items to start that change.
Eaton Canyon Natural Area and Trail with Free Timed Entry Reservations
Timed entry reservations are required for entrance to Eaton Canyon Natural Area and access to the trail system. Timed entry reservations are free and available online through the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks).

Reservations will help keep the Eaton Canyon trails from becoming overcrowded and allow enough space for trail users to maintain physical distancing of six feet, in accordance with current COVID-19 restrictions. In May, an overwhelming influx of visitors not adhering to the requirements for face coverings and physical distancing forced the closure of the Eaton Canyon Natural Area.

Timed entry reservations are available for 3-hour increments. Each time slot is limited to 85 reservations to prevent overcrowding.

  • 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

To make a free reservation, visit the LA County Parks online registration website at  https://reservations.lacounty.gov

Visitors will need to log in or create a free account on the website in order to complete the timed entry reservation.  Reservations must be made the day before your visit. No same-day reservations allowed.

Each reservation will allow entry for one vehicle or up to four people walking in and should be limited to members of the same household to prevent the spread of COVID-19 . The main entrance to Eaton Canyon Natural Area, located at 1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA, 91107, will be the only point of entry open at this time.

Trail visitors will need to show proof of their reservation (either on mobile device or printout) and photo identification at the entrance. No entry or waiting at the entrance will be permitted without a reservation.

Trail visitors must adhere to the follow the requirements when visiting Eaton Canyon Natural Area and all natural areas and trails within Los Angeles County:

  • Leave it at Home – The use of coolers, umbrellas, shade tents, BBQs, or chairs is not allowed. Plan ahead.
  • Keep it Moving – Passive recreation (lounging, picnics, sunbathing, etc.) is being restricted. Only active recreation (hiking, walking, running, etc.) will be allowed. Limit your time to under 10 minutes at destination spots.
  • Stay Safer at 6ft -- No matter the recreational activity, maintain a physical distance of six feet or more. Masks that cover nose, mouth, and chin are required in buildings, parking lots, trailheads, when passing people on the trails, and at destination spots. Visitors may be asked to leave if there are too many people to allow for the required physical distance.
  • Keep it Clean – Be prepared. Not all restrooms are open to the public. Bring drinking water, soap/sanitizer, and pack out all trash.

For the complete list of COVID-19 guidelines and more information on reopening efforts and other changes, visit the LA County Parks.
Safer at Work
and in the Community
On Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Los Angeles County reworked the Safer at Home Order to what is now the Safer at Work and in the Community Order . The Order is issued to align the County with State Executive Orders and State Health Orders that support the phased reopening of the California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. The Order will be revised in the future to reflect the State Executive Orders and State Public Health Officer Orders that progressively designate sectors, businesses, establishments, or activities that may reopen with certain modifications, based on health and safety needs.

This Order allows persons to engage in all permitted activities, as defined by the Order, but requires that persons practice Social Distancing, at all times while out in public and wear face covering when in contact with others, to lower the risks of person-to-person contact for themselves and others.

Click the link below to view the new County Health Order.
LA Public Health Podcast
Los Angeles Public Health has created a Podcast staring, Dr. Barbara Ferrer who covers a wide range of topics related to and surrounding the COVID-19 situation within Los Angles County. Look for it wherever you get Podcast.
211 Website Operational
Los Angeles County's Public Health Department has made all 211 resources available online. The new website is regularly updated with information, resources, and new programs. This is one way the County is addressing the high call hold times for residents who need services immediately.
Census 2020
Great news! The Census has been extended again and will continue until fall 2020. Self response has been extended till October 31st, so citizens will have more time to submit responses online, by phone and paper questionnaire. As a reminder door to door enumeration have been rescheduled for the period of August 11th - October 31st. For more question please click the link below.
American Red Cross
Like a lot of life’s most precious resources, blood is perishable. We can’t stockpile it. You may make the difference between life and death for a patient in your community – and it only takes about an hour of your time!

We’re counting on generous donors like you to  make a blood donation appointment  for the days and weeks ahead to ensure a stable supply of blood for the most vulnerable among us. The pandemic is ongoing, and we can’t let patients down. We’ve implemented special new safety procedures, including social distancing, in order to make our blood drives and donation centers operate at an even higher standard.

Your donation may help save more than one life. Are you ready to return to help out? Patients will be so grateful.
Free Virtual Emergency Preparedness Classes
The American Red Cross is offering free online emergency preparedness classes every Tuesday and Thursday that will help you and your family better prepare for emergencies. The classes teach you how to create preparedness kits, family emergency plans, what to do before, during and after a disaster, and there will be content on COVID-19. 
Public Safety
Be Mindful
Trusted Sources
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