City of Hermosa Beach Daily COVID-19 Update for 4.6.20
To help keep the community informed, the City of Hermosa Beach is providing daily updates featuring the latest news about COVID-19; related local updates; and how the City is working to meet the needs of the community and protect public health. Today's updates include:
Hermosa Names New Police Chief: Long Beach Police Department Commander Paul LeBaron will be Hermosa Beach’s new police chief starting April 16. He is a 27-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department. Due to the stay at home orders, the City will be hosting a virtual swearing in ceremony. Please see the City’s press release.
County Public Health Expert Says Stay Home Except for Urgent Needs: With case numbers expected to increase this week, L.A. County Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer today urged residents to stay home except for urgent needs. More information is available in today’s public health announcement.
Temporary Hospital to Open in Los Angeles: St. Vincent Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles will be reopened to provide up to 266 additional hospital beds. The temporary reopening of the shuttered hospital was among Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcements today of the state’s and hospitals’ efforts to add up 50,000 additional hospital beds to the state’s existing hospital capacity of 75,000 beds.
LA County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs Assistance: DCBA has partnered with the Department of Workforce, Development, Aging, and Community Services, and other County and State agencies to bring you the Business & Worker Disaster Help Center. The center has resources for businesses as well as employees to help during the COVID-19 emergency. Counselors are available Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to help business owners navigate emergency loan applications and help individuals that were recently laid off due to this emergency. Contact the Business & Worker Disaster Help Center:
- Call (833) 238-4450
- Visit LACountyHelpCenter.org
- Email DisasterHelpCenter@lacounty.gov
- Follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the latest updates, @LACHelpCenter
Community Resources Launches Weekly Community Photo Contest: We'll be sharing a different opportunity each week to show off your family spirit and cheer. Dress up or decorate your home with your family based on each week's theme and share your spirit with the community. This week's challenge is Pajama Party to celebrate International Pillow Fight Day! Learn more on the @hbparksandrec Instagram page.
State & Federal Updates
National Coronavirus Figures: More than 330,000 people have confirmed cases of COVID-19, and the virus has killed more than 10,000 in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center.
Deal for 166.5 Million Respirator Masks: President Donald Trump announced a deal today with manufacturer 3M to deliver 166.5 million respirator masks to the U.S. over the next few months.
Latest Facts & Figures
Jurisdiction | Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 18 | N/A*
- L.A. County - 6,360 | 147
- California - 14,336 | 343
- United States - 330,891 | 8,910
*Los Angeles County doesn’t provide the hometowns of people who have died from COVID-19.
Please continue to follow public health experts’ recommendations to avoid spreading the coronavirus including frequent handwashing, avoiding others who are ill, keeping a safe distance from one another, and staying home if you are ill. Public Health has issued the following guidance during this time of increased spread: If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days or until 72 hours after being fever free, whichever is longer. Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick. More information is available here.
We are monitoring updates and sharing information about the coronavirus from trusted sources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health, and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Information regarding coronavirus is changing frequently, and the City will provide the latest information about COVID-19 and links to resources on its website. To stay informed, please sign up for Hermosa Beach eNotifications, public safety alerts or follow the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.