City of Hermosa Beach COVID-19 Update for 6.3.20
While a second emergency order has been put into place in Los Angeles County that includes an active county-wide curfew (9 PM to 5 AM) due to the threat of civil unrest and criminal activity occurring in communities throughout the region, the City of Hermosa Beach remains committed to providing the community with important information and updates on our response and recovery efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to provide relevant updates related to both events through our website, social media, and where appropriate, through our emergency notification system Nixle.
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.
First Outdoor Dining Permit Issued: The Hermosa Beach City Council was among the first in the South Bay to take actions permitting retail and restaurant businesses to expand to outdoor private and public space to accommodate COVID-19 physical distancing requirements. The City issued its first permit under the program, which was adopted last week, to Ocean Diner on Aviation Boulevard. Other businesses interested in temporary outdoor dining and retail permits may contact the Community Development Department (email@example.com) to discuss their proposal prior to submitting a Temporary Outdoor Dining and Retail Permit Application.
Hermosa Businesses Still Open: While many of Hermosa Beach businesses are boarded up to prevent potential looting during the current state of emergency, several are remaining open, some fully under County guidelines and some in a limited capacity for carry-out and delivery of food and retail items during their normal operating hours – subject to any curfews imposed by Los Angeles County. Today’s curfew begins at 9 p.m. and ends at 5 a.m. tomorrow.
County Reminder: COVID-19 Testing Available But Impacted By State of Emergency: COVID-19 tests are free and available to all residents of L.A. County. If you would like to get tested, L.A. County is encouraging residents to first contact their Primary Care Provider or Healthcare Center. L.A. County has closed the testing site at the South Bay Galleria and notified anyone who had an appointment for testing there. To find out other sites that are closed, please click here. To sign up for a test at an open location, click here.
Los Angeles County Update: The L.A. County Department of Public Health today reported 46 new deaths and 1,155 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 58,234 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,489 deaths. The County reported two additional cases of COVID-19 in Hermosa Beach today, bringing the City’s total numbers to 32 COVID-19 diagnoses and 2 COVID-19 related deaths. Additional details were not made available, and it is unclear when these deaths occurred.
State & Federal Updates
Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Voting in California: To ensure safe and accessible voting during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring a statewide General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and signed an executive order requiring counties to provide three days of early voting starting the Saturday before election day and that ballot drop-box locations be available between October 6 and November 3. The order follows Newsom’s recent order to mail registered voters across California vote-by-mail ballots, and it also allows counties to consolidate voting locations, with at least one voting location per 10,000 registered voters.
Global Coronavirus Figures: Almost 6.4 million people have confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and over 383,000 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred across the globe as of June 3, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures*
Jurisdiction - Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 32 | 2
- L.A. County - 58,234 | 2,489
- California - 117,687 | 4,361
- United States - 1,827,425 | 106,202
*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.