City of Hermosa Beach Daily COVID-19 Update for 4.17.20
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.
Please Note: The City has shifted to a Monday-Friday schedule for its daily COVID-19 updates. If there is urgent local news over the weekend, the City will issue updates and share the news on its social media and website.
Today's updates include:
Hermosa Beach Park Hours Update: Effective Sunday, City park restrooms will be closed at sunset every day and reopen at 7 a.m. Hermosa Beach Community Center staff’s hours are also changing. They will be available by phone and email from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Community Center remains closed. For more information, please see the Community Resources Department’s Instagram Post.
Hermosa Beach Parking Reminders: Hermosa Beach Police Department is continuing to enforce parking-related safety violations, including blocking emergency access and parking meter infractions. While street sweeping is important to the cleanliness of our streets, beach, and ocean, street sweeping enforcement has been temporarily suspended with so many people working from home since the governor issued the Stay at Home order. For more information, please see the Department’s parking enforcement Instagram post.
Same-Day COVID-19 Tests Available For County Residents Showing Symptoms: L.A. County officials announced today that free, same-day tests are now available for all L.A. County residents who have symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Eligibility for these tests is not affected by an individual’s immigration status, insurance status, age or underlying health issues. To learn more and sign up for an appointment, visit the County Testing web page.
County Testing Capacity Continues to Increase: Testing capacity continues to increase across L.A. County, with testing results available for over 74,000 individuals and 14% of people testing positive according to the County’s daily update.
Additional Housing for County Healthcare Workers: In a Tweet today, L.A. County officials announced a partnership with the City of Los Angeles and Airbnb to provide free housing for up to 1,000 frontline workers fighting the spread of COVID-19. Healthcare workers and first responders can book their stay on Airbnb's website.
State & Federal Updates
President Unveils Guidance for Phased Economic Reopening: Following President Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force’s announcement yesterday, the White House unveiled the Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach to reopening the U.S. economy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic based on the advice of public health experts.
Governor’s Task Force on Business and Job Recovery: Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today the formation of the Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery to help safely restart California’s economy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Former Presidential candidate and businessman Tom Steyer is co-chair, and notable members include Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen, former Disney CEO Bob Iger and Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19: Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that adjusts admissions requirements for the California State University system, provides flexibility for 60 days on background checks for critical infrastructure sectors and makes other considerations for essential workers, including commercial truckers, health care, transit and real estate workers.
Global Coronavirus Figures: Over 2.2 million people have confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and the virus has killed over 150,000 across the globe, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures
Jurisdiction | Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 18* | N/A**
- L.A. County - 11,391 | 495
- California - 27,528 | 985
- United States - 661,712 | 33,049
*Individual city’s information is subject to change based on further investigation.
**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.