City of Hermosa Beach Daily COVID-19 Update for 5.7.20
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.
Temporary Evening Parking Lot Closures Going into Effect: Due to the bioluminescence appearing at beaches across Southern California, the City is experiencing an influx of visitors to the beach and Strand each night in violation of the L.A. County public health order. To deter evening visitors to the beach and Strand, the City is implementing temporary nightly closures of Parking Lots A and B. The lots will be closed starting at 6 p.m. nightly through the weekend, and the City will re-evaluate the lot closures on Monday. The exits to the lot will remain open for any vehicles with permits parked in the lot prior to 6 PM.
Temporary 15 minute parking zones continue to be provided in commercial areas throughout Hermosa Beach so that local businesses can continue to serve take-out customers or curbside deliveries. To enforce the County’s public health order closing the beach, the Hermosa Beach Police Department is also making operational changes and increasing its presence at the beach in the evening, while ensuring normal staffing levels for patrol-related functions.
Additional Details and Guidance for Stage 2 Reopening: With the announcement yesterday about the transition to Stage 2 of the recovery and re-opening process that will begin on Friday May 8, additional guidance was provided today. Those businesses that can begin to re-open include retailers such as: 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. Please see the state’s Retail Guide and Retail Checklist for safety protocols to be implemented with re-opening. Please visit the California Resilience Roadmap for detailed guidance and checklists for all sectors that are or will be allowed to operate under Stage 1 or Stage 2. 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.
Los Angeles County Update: The L.A. County Department of Public Health today reported 51 new deaths and 815 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 29,427 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 1,418 deaths. The County continues to report 25 COVID-19 diagnoses 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
California Faces $54.3 Billion Deficit Due to COVID-19: California will have a budget shortfall of $54.3 billion due to the economic impact of COVID-19, the California Department of Finance announced in a fiscal update today. The state had a $21 billion surplus a year ago.
Global Coronavirus Figures: Over 3.8 million people have confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and over 269,000 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred across the globe as of May 7, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures*
Jurisdiction | Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 25 | 2
- L.A. County - 29,427 | 1,418
- California - 60,614 | 2,504
- United States - 1,219,066 | 73,297
*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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