City of Hermosa Beach Daily COVID-19 Update for 5.19.20
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.
Hermosa Community Center Tennis Courts To Reopen Thursday: Tennis Courts at the Community Center in Hermosa Beach will re-open beginning on Thursday, May 21 with new policies in place to support safe use of the newly resurfaced tennis courts. Information about the new membership program and policies adopted by City Council last Tuesday as well as the temporary measures implemented to protect public health can be found on the City website.
City staff implemented new temporary policies in conjunction with the re-opening of the Community Center courts to protect public health, which include limiting play to single players, reservations to one or two hours per day and hours of operation to 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Players will check-in with staff prior to play and lessons are limited to two students at a time. The City plans to reopen the tennis and pickleball courts at Clark Field on June 1. Existing physical distancing guidelines of 6 feet apply, participants must bring their own equipment and wear cloth face coverings at all times except during gameplay and spectators are not allowed on courts.
Community Reminder - No Fiesta Hermosa This Memorial Day Weekend Due to COVID-19: As a reminder, and after careful consideration with the City of Hermosa Beach about how to best protect public health during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has cancelled the Memorial Day Fiesta Hermosa originally scheduled for this weekend. For more information, please see the Chamber of Commerce’s press release.
Community Reminder - Public Works Commission Meeting Tomorrow Night: A reminder that tomorrow night’s Public Works Commission 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. tomorrow, May 20, and can be watched on local access channels or on the City’s Meeting and Agenda Webpage. To submit public comments, email email@example.com with your comments. To speak by phone during the meeting, email the same address to be added to the speaker list, indicate which item you would like to speak on and dial in to 1-877-568- 4106 (Passcode: 244-571-045) 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.
L.A. County Officials Aim to Reopen by July 4: In a briefing today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced the County’s goal to safely reopen the economy by July 4 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Los Angeles County Update: The L.A. County Department of Public Health today reported 76 new deaths and 1,183 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 39,573 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 1,913 deaths. The County reported one additional case of COVID-19 in Hermosa Beach today, bringing the City’s total numbers to 27 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
Governor’s Economic Task Force Urges Congress to Pass Emergency Relief: In an effort to help safely reopen California’s economy during COVID-19, members of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery sent a letter to congressional leaders asking them to pass $1 trillion in direct relief for state and local governments to tackle budget shortfalls and necessary programs including testing contact tracing.
Global Coronavirus Figures: Almost 5 million people have confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and more than 322,000 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred across the globe as of May 19, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures*
Jurisdiction - Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 27 | 2
- L.A. County - 39,573 | 1,913
- California - 81,795 | 3,334
- United States - 1,504,830 | 90,340
*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 our website. To stay informed, please sign up for Hermosa Beach eNotifications, public safety alerts or follow the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.