City of Hermosa Beach Daily COVID-19 Update for 5.6.20
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.
County Announces Stage 2 Reopening Beginning Friday: The L.A. County Department of Public Health provided its Roadmap to Recovery today, and announced that it anticipates that certain businesses - florists, toy stores, music stores, clothing stores, book stores, sporting good stores, and car dealership showrooms can begin to reopen with added safety protocols on Friday as part of the beginning of Stage 2 of the County’s recovery. Golf courses and County-operated trails will begin re-opening Saturday May 9. Physical distancing and infection control protocols must be adhered to and cloth facing coverings must be worn. Later next week, additional restrictions are expected to be lifted to include additional retailers, manufacturers and other recreational facilities.
ICYMI: County Economic Help Webinar: The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) hosted a webinar on the economic implications of COVID-19 in L.A. County that discusses Small Business Administration loans, the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. To watch the recording, visit the LAEDC Webinar Replay. LAEDC will host another webinar in its ongoing series on the economic implications of COVID-19 in L.A. County May 11. To register for the webinar, visit the Webinar Registration page.
Los Angeles County Update: The L.A. County Department of Public Health today reported 55 new deaths and 851 new cases of COVID-19. To date, the department has identified 28,644 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 1,367 deaths. The County also reported one additional case in Hermosa Beach, bringing the total of COVID-19 diagnoses to 25, and 2 COVID-19 related deaths in Hermosa Beach. Additional details were not made available, and it is unclear when these deaths occurred.
State & Federal Updates
Governor Newsom Waives Penalties for Property Taxes: Governor Newsom signed an executive order that waives penalties for property taxes paid after April 10 for residential properties and small businesses who demonstrate they have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic through May 6, 2021. The executive order will also extend the deadline for certain businesses to file Business Personal Property Statements from tomorrow to May 31, 2020, to avoid penalties.
Governor Newsom Announces Workers’ Compensation for COVID-19 Victims: Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order facilitating access to the state’s workers’ compensation system for medical treatment and disability benefits for workers who contract COVID-19 while on the job.
Global Coronavirus Figures: Over 3.7 million people have confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and the virus has killed over 260,000 across the globe as of May 6, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures*
Jurisdiction | Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 25 | 2
- L.A. County - 28,644 | 1,367
- California - 58,815 | 2,412
- United States - 1,193,813 | 70,802
*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.