City of Hermosa Beach Daily COVID-19 Update for 4.27.20
To help keep the community informed, the City of Hermosa Beach is providing regular 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: Hermosa Beach’s is now publishing updates Monday-Thursday. If there is urgent Hermosa Beach news over the weekend, the City will issue updates and share the news on its social media and website.
Today's updates include:
Memorial Day Fiesta Hermosa and Other Events Postponed or Canceled: After careful consultation with the City of Hermosa Beach about how to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce said it made the difficult decision to cancel the Memorial Day Fiesta Hermosa, originally scheduled for the weekend of May 23-25. The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce plans to celebrate at the Labor Day Fiesta Hermosa, which is scheduled for September 5-7. Additional community events that have been postponed or canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak include:
- 5/2: Endless Summer Classic Car Show
- 5/2: Hermosa Beach Little League Night at the Ballpark
- 5/2 - 5/3: AAU Southern Pacific Series Volleyball Tournament
- 5/7 - 5/10: USAV Collegiate Beach Championships
- 5/16: Excursion to the California Strawberry Festival
- 5/16: CBVA Volleyball Tournament
- 5/30 - 5/31: Best Day Foundation Beach Day
- 6/13 - 6/14: Arts Festival
- 7/8: Shakespeare by the Sea
For more information, view the City of Hermosa Beach’s full and updated Calendar of Events.
Community Reminder: Tuesday’s City Council Virtual Meeting: A reminder that tomorrow night’s City Council meeting will be conducted via videoconference to comply with the governor’s Stay at Home Order. The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. April 28, and the public can watch it on local access channels or on the City’s Meeting and Agenda Webpage. For more information, please see the City Council Meeting Announcement. To submit public comments, visit the City’s eComment platform.
Community Reminder: Hermosa to Host Virtual Town Hall on April 30: 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. For more information, visit the Virtual Town Hall web page.
Friendship Line Update for Individuals Older Than 60: Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, Assembly Chair on Aging and Long-Term Care, announced in a Facebook update that the Institute on Aging 24-Hour Friendship Line is now statewide, giving older adults and caregivers someone to talk to anytime of day at (888) 670-1360. For more information and resources, visit the Institute on Aging website.
State & Federal Updates
Colorado and Nevada Join Western States Pact: Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak today announced their respective states are joining California, Oregon and Washington in the Western States Pact – a working group of Western state governors with a shared vision guided by collaboration, prioritizing residents’ health and health outcomes and science for modifying existing stay at home orders and fighting COVID-19.
Additional $310 Billion Available for Paycheck Protection Program Today: In a joint statement, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin announced that another $310 billion is being added to the federal government's Paycheck Protection Program as of 10:30 a.m. today so that lenders can offer more forgivable loans to small businesses in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC Updates Social Distancing Guidelines for Pets: After two pet cats were diagnosed with COVID-19 last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have updated their COVID-19 guidelines to reflect the need to apply the same social distancing measures to their pets as they do to family with whom they're living.
Global Coronavirus Figures: Over 3 million people have confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and the virus has killed over 210,000 across the globe as of April 27, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures
Jurisdiction | Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 23 | N/A*
- L.A. County - 20,417 | 942
- California - 43,464 | 1,755
- United States - 957,875 | 53,922
*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.