City of Hermosa Beach Daily COVID-19 Update for 4.21.20
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:
Save the Date for Hermosa Beach Town Hall: The City of Hermosa Beach has scheduled a Virtual Town Hall at 6 p.m. April 30 to provide information about the City's COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. The town hall will include updates from Hermosa Beach Mayor Mary Campbell, City Manager Suja Lowenthal, Chief of Police Paul LeBaron and Dr. William Kim, Beach Cities Health District’s Chief Medical Advisor. It will include an opportunity for the public to submit questions online in advance of the meeting and the community can tune in online or watch through the City's local cable channels. Find more information about the Virtual Town Hall or RSVP to the Facebook Event.
Hermosa Beach Capital Improvement Program Study Session Tomorrow: The City Council will host a Capital Improvement Program Study Session starting at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Due to the Safer at Home orders, the meeting will be held virtually and can be viewed on the City’s website or local access channels. Please see the Meeting Agenda for more information, including how to make public comments and watch the virtual meeting.
Free Food Resources for L.A. County Residents: With an estimated 2 million people in L.A. County suffering from food insecurity, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, L.A. County officials today provided a list of available free food resources and ways to help those programs. The County is also launching new digital resources to help members of the public access food at no cost — including program sign-up information, maps, and frequently asked questions.
State & Federal Updates
Senate Approves $480 Billion Small Business Aid Package: The U.S. Senate today approved a $480 billion relief package that includes new funding for small businesses suffering losses because of the coronavirus outbreak, for hospitals and for expanded COVID-19 testing. The House is expected to consider the measure on Thursday.
Executive Order Suspends Green Cards: In a briefing today, President Donald Trump announced that he will sign an executive order temporarily suspending the issuance of green cards, or permanent residency visas, to most immigrants attempting to enter the United States for 60 days as the nation battles the health and economic effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Announces State Volunteer Program: In today’s daily update to address the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Gov. Gavin Newsom called on all Californians who are able to volunteer to visit the newly launched volunteer corps website to sign up to help other Californians during the pandemic.
Human Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Begin Thursday in U.K.: In a recent briefing discussing the international effort against COVID-19, United Kingdom Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that the U.K. will begin human trials of an Oxford University-produced coronavirus vaccine Thursday.
Federal Ventilator Exchange Program: To address the need for ventilators across the country due to COVID-19, the White House announced the voluntary Dynamic Ventilator Reserve to deploy ventilators from areas throughout the country with excess supply to hospitals and health centers in places that may need a bigger buffer to avoid shortages. For more information, see the White House announcement.
Latest Facts & Figures
Jurisdiction | Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 22 | N/A*
- L.A. County - 15,140 | 663
- California - 33,261 | 1,268
- United States - 776,093 | 41,758
*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.