City of Hermosa Beach Daily COVID-19 Update for 4.28.20
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:
L.A. County Now Reporting COVID-19 Deaths By City, Including One Death in Hermosa Beach: In its first public COVID-19 report that includes deaths by city, L.A. County Department of Public Health today reported the first COVID-19 related death in Hermosa Beach. Additional details were not made available, and it is unclear when this death occurred. The County continued to report 23 COVID-19 diagnoses in Hermosa Beach. The City released the following statement: “As both a City and as individual community members, we are deeply saddened by this loss and express our heartfelt condolences to the affected family and larger Hermosa community. We thank everyone for their continued sacrifices during these difficult times, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep Hermosa and its residents safe and healthy.”
Hermosa Beach Virtual Sidewalk Sale Takes Place May 1-3: The Downtown Hermosa Business Association -- in partnership with the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce, Truly Hermosa and the HermosaOne.com platform -- is hosting a city-wide Hermosa Beach Virtual Sidewalk Sale Friday, May 1, through Sunday, May 3, which will feature more than 100 Hermosa retailers and restaurants with online specials, free local deliveries and curbside pick up. The aim is to bring the community together with an online shopping event unlike anything before in Hermosa to support the community’s favorite boutiques, gift stores, surf shops, salons, art studios, restaurants, and more shopping local this weekend. See information about participating businesses, and follow @dthermosabeach on both Instagram and Facebook for the latest news and updates throughout the weekend.
County Introduces Economic Reopening Framework: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced in a briefing today a general framework to ease restrictions that would phase in the reopening of businesses and public spaces in LA County in a manner that continues to protect public health. The framework, co-authored by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis, lays out the following set of priorities:
- Reopening of the economy through an economic resilience task force
- Recovery through a permanent 501c fund
- Reinvention among businesses concerning how they function, including using continued telecommuting services
- Resurgence of the economy through a doubling of L.A. County Works initiative
- Resiliency concerning educational efforts for youth
Officials also cautioned that the current May 15 Safer at Home order deadline is not a definitive date and that any easing of the order will depend on a decrease in COVID-19 deaths and infections.
State & Federal Updates
Governor Newsom on California’s Eventual Reopening: Gov. Gavin Newsom stated in a briefing yesterday that progress has been made toward the eventual reopening of California’s economy in the context of COVID-19, but that modifications to the state’s Stay at Home order depend on Californians continuing to stay home and practice physical distancing. The Governor said, “The reality is, we are just a few weeks away, not months away, from making measurable and meaningful changes to our stay-at-home order.” Today in a separate briefing, Newsom revealed a “California Resilience Roadmap,” which plots out a four-stage reopening for California’s economy. According to the roadmap, the state is currently at stage one. The next stage, “gradually reopening low-risk workplaces” such as retail, manufacturing, offices and more public spaces, could potentially happen within weeks, according to the Governor. He also remarked that California is “weeks, not months” away from meaningful modifications to the statewide Stay at Home order, and that schools could start the next academic year early, possibly in late July or early August.
Global Coronavirus Figures: Over 3.1 million people have confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and the virus has killed over 215,000 across the globe as of April 28, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures*
Jurisdiction | Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 23 | 1
- L.A. County - 20,976 | 1,000
- California - 45,031 | 1,809
- United States - 981,246 | 55,258
*All reported data is from the close of the previous day.
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.
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