City of Hermosa Beach COVID-19 Update for 5.28.20
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.
Community Reminder - Beach & Strand Open for Active Recreation Only: As a reminder, the beach and Strand in Hermosa Beach are open for active recreation. Please use the beach responsibly by complying with the COVID-19 public health orders and local ordinances. These include avoiding gatherings, maintaining at least six feet of physical distance from non-household members, staying home when ill, washing hands often and wearing a cloth face covering when out of the water and near others. Active recreation includes swimming, surfing, walking and running. Group sports and activities, like volleyball, are slated to return in a future phase of beach activities. To reduce crowding and discourage all day beachgoers, beach chairs, coolers and beach umbrellas also are not allowed during this phase of beach activities.
City Extends Moratorium on Evictions: To help residents and businesses recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City extended its moratorium on evictions through July 31 during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. The extension applies to the previously approved temporary moratorium on foreclosing and/or evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community Reminder - Residential Parking Permit Renewals: The City has noticed that several residential permit holders have yet to renew their permits. As a friendly reminder to residents within the parking permit district, the City will stop honoring expired 2019-2020 parking permits on June 1. The 2020-21 residential permit should be displayed on your vehicle. The City’s website has additional information on how to obtain or renew your residential parking permit.
Community Reminder - Street Sweeping Enforcement Resuming: Sweeping Hermosa Beach’s streets is essential to the health and safety of the community and to ocean water quality. The City suspended street sweeping enforcement at the start of the public health emergency. As a result, vehicles have remained parked on many of the City’s streets, and the street sweepers have not been able to get to the curb, where most of the dirt, trash and debris accumulates. To ensure the streets are properly cleaned, the City will resume street sweeping enforcement this upcoming Monday, June 1. Initially, the City will issue warnings to vehicles parked in street sweeping zones, but will transition to citations on June 15 for vehicles parked in street sweeping zones.
Hermosa’s New Economic Development Committee Holds First Meeting Monday: Hermosa Beach’s new Economic Development Committee, formed to assist the community’s COVID-19 economic recovery and composed of City Councilmembers and Planning Commissioners, will hold its first meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 1. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the Committee will meet virtually. To watch the meeting and to participate with public comment, please see the instructions on the meeting agenda.
Los Angeles County Update: The L.A. County Department of Public Health today reported 48 new deaths and 1,094 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 49,774 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,241 deaths. The County continues to report 29 COVID-19 diagnoses and 2 COVID-19 related deaths in Hermosa Beach.
State & Federal Updates
U.S. Hits Grim Milestone: 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 100,000 people have died in the U.S. since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Global Coronavirus Figures: Over 5.7 million people have confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and almost 360,000 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred across the globe as of May 28, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures*
Jurisdiction - Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 29 | 2
- L.A. County - 49,774 | 2,241
- California - 101,697 | 3,973
- United States - 1,698,523 | 100,446
*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.