City of Hermosa Beach Daily COVID-19 Update for 4.30.20
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:
ICYMI - Virtual Town Hall Replay: The City of Hermosa Beach held a Virtual Town Hall this evening to provide information about the City's COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. The town hall included 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. Beginning Friday, to watch a replay of the Town Hall, please visit the City Meeting Agendas and Video webpage where past meeting videos can be viewed.
Los Angeles County Update: In a press release today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 55 new deaths and 733 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 23,182 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 1,111 deaths. Testing capacity continues to increase in L.A. County, with testing results available for almost 146,000 individuals and 14% of people testing positive. The County also reported a total of 23 COVID-19 diagnoses and two COVID-19 related deaths in Hermosa Beach. Additional details were not made available, and it is unclear when these deaths occurred.
Clarifying COVID-19 Testing for Los Angeles County: L.A. County Department of Health Services Director Christina Ghaly clarified in an announcement today that L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s update yesterday regarding availability of free tests for all residents applies only to the City of Los Angeles and not the larger county.
Reminder - County Food Assistance During COVID-19: To ensure food security among vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic, L.A. County has created Let’s Feed L.A. to mobilize public agencies, nonprofits and volunteers and provide meals to anyone in need. To get more information about obtaining vouchers and meal programs or volunteering to help, please visit the Let’s Feed L.A. portal.
State & Federal Updates
Governor Closes Orange County Beaches: Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today that he is closing Orange County beaches while he works with local leaders on additional protocols to operate the beaches safely to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This order comes days after the Governor publicly chastised beachgoers for packing public areas despite social distancing restrictions meant to fight COVID-19’s spread. He also thanked the City and County of Los Angeles for handling the beach-going situation well during COVID-19.
Governor Announces Expansion of Farm to Family Program: Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced $3.64 million in new funding to expand the state’s Farm to Family program and highlighted expansions of CalFresh and EBT programs to combat food insecurity for low-income Californians during COVID-19. For more information, see the Governor’s announcement.
Governor Announces Online Portal to Help Parents With Child Care: Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled an online portal designed to provide convenient access to safe and reliable child care options for working parents during the COVID-19 outbreak, including essential workers and vulnerable populations.
Latest Facts & Figures*
Jurisdiction | Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 23 | 2
- L.A. County - 23,182 | 1,111
- California - 48,917 | 1,982
- United States - 1,031,659 | 60,057
*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.
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.