City of Hermosa Beach Daily COVID-19 Update for 4.7.20
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:
Trash Collection Service Temporary Changes Available: With more people at home and fewer at work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents and property owners may need to make temporary changes in their trash collection services. Please contact Athens Services at 888-336-6100 to discuss service level options, including getting larger or smaller trash containers. Commercial customers can temporarily schedule more frequent or less frequent trash collection services. Residents may also schedule special pick-ups for large or bulky items. To report illegal dumping or large accumulations of trash, please contact the City’s Code Enforcement office at 310-318-0234 or submit a request through the GoHermosa App.
A New Nightly Tradition: Maybe you’ve heard it the last few nights and wondered what the noise was all about. Join your neighbors in a nightly #saferathome moment of connection and gratitude by sharing some cheers or music from your window or balcony thanking those on the front lines. The cheer starts at 8 PM nightly in Hermosa and lasts for one minute!
Feeling Anxious or Depressed? To cope with the stress of the COVID-19 outbreak, L.A. County Department of Public Health today urged people to reach out to friends and loved ones by phone, email or video conference. Those in need of more assistance can call the L.A. County Department of Mental Health at 800-854-7771. The department also provides these tips on coping with stress during a public health emergency.
Domestic Violence Resources Available: L.A. County Department of Public Health said today that the County’s Domestic Violence services and shelters remain open. For more information, please call 1-800-978-3600. Law enforcement is responding to domestic violence 911 calls, Emergency Protective Orders are being issued and nonprofit legal services are also available.
Planning for an End of COVID-19 Restrictions: L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said today that public health officials are planning ahead for a time when COVID-19 restrictions could be lifted. She said there likely would be a gradual lifting of restrictions and that ending those restrictions may depend on new therapies and/or a vaccine for COVID-19 being developed. Please see the County’s daily briefing.
Social Distancing Must Continue: Dr. Christina Ghaly, L.A. County Department of Health Services director, today warned against getting overly optimistic about the fact that the state’s hospitals are not yet overwhelmed. She said people must continue to stay at home and practice social distancing in public “not just to lower the peak but to spread out the peak” in the number of ill people. Please see the County’s daily briefing.
Restaurant and Grocery Store Operating Guidance: L.A. County has issued its guidance for food facilities to operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak including those providing groceries and supplies.
County Financial Resources: To assist residents financially affected by COVID-19, the County of Los Angeles has released a list of financial resources for employees and employers.
Small Business Assistance: Small businesses affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic can get additional information about applying for nearly $350 billion in small business loans by viewing U.S. Small Business Administration’s coronavirus relief options.
State & Federal Updates
$186 Million for State and Local Governments: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide $186 million in funding for additional resources to state and local jurisdictions in support of the nation’s response to COVID-19. Please see the federal government’s press release.
Global Coronavirus Figures: Nearly 1.5 million people have confirmed cases of COVID-19, and the virus has killed more than 80,000 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center.
State Publishes COVID-19 Mental Health Playbook: Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the release today of a mental health playbook to help Californians cope with the stresses of the COVID-19 outbreak. Additional tips on managing stress and improving mental health are available in the California Surgeon General’s guide.
Emergency Food Stamps Issued: To help residents during the COVID-19 outbreak, the State of California has authorized an emergency issuance of additional CalFresh (food stamps) benefits for all eligible households issued on Sunday, April 12 and Sunday, May 10. Please visit the CalFresh website.
Latest Facts & Figures
Jurisdiction | Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 18 | N/A*
- L.A. County - 6,910 | 169
- California - 15,865 | 374
- United States - 374,329 |12,064
*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.