City of Hermosa Beach COVID-19 Update for 6.8.20
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 - Virtual City Council Meeting Tomorrow Night: A reminder that tomorrow night’s City Council meeting will be conducted via videoconference to comply with the governor’s Stay at Home Order. Items on the City Council Meeting Agenda include:
Public Hearing to consider adoption of fiscal year 2020-21 budget;
Consideration of a municipal code amendment related to regulations for the official seal and logo of Hermosa Beach;
municipal and miscellaneous matters including temporary permits for outdoor dining and retail, reviewing the City’s parking asset closures and restrictions in light of new County guidance; and
review of applications and scheduling of interviews to fill vacancies on the Planning Commission and Civil Service Board.
The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. tomorrow, May 12, and can be watched on local access channels or on the City’s Meeting and Agenda Webpage. For more information, please see the City Council Meeting Agenda. To submit public comments, visit the City’s eComment platform.
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 has resumed street sweeping enforcement. The City is currently issuing warnings to vehicles parked in street sweeping zones, but will transition to citations on June 15 for vehicles parked in street sweeping zones.
Several off-street public parking areas can be used to park your vehicle during street sweeping times on your street. Find a public parking area nearest you and any applicable time restrictions with our public parking map.
Residential Parking Permit Reminder: As a reminder to residents within the parking permit district, the City began enforcement of residential parking permits on June 1, 2020. It had previously extended the time to obtain new permits because of COVID-19 restrictions. The 2020-21 residential permit should be displayed on applicable residents’ vehicles at all times. The City’s website has additional information on how to obtain or renew your residential parking permit.
COVID-19 Testing Now Available at Beach Cities Health District Campus: The Los Angeles County COVID-19 Test Site at the South Bay Galleria has relocated to the Beach Cities Health District campus at 514 North Prospect Avenue in Redondo Beach. 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. To find out which sites are open and 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 10 new deaths and 823 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 64,644 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,655 deaths. The County continues to report 35 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 Issues New Industry Guidance: On June 5, Governor Newsom released guidance for sectors that may be permitted to re-open after June 12, subject to a revised LA County Public Health Order. These are intended to serve as a guide for planning, with specific protocols from LA County Department of Public Health forthcoming:
- Industry Guidance for Family Entertainment Centers
- Industry Guidance for Restaurants, Bars, and Wineries
- Industry Guidance for Zoos, Museums, Galleries and Aquariums
- Industry Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Facilities
- Industry Guidance for Hotels and Lodging
- Industry Guidance for Day Camps
Governor Signs Executive Order to Increase Availability of Over-the-Counter Drugs: Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to help increase the availability of over-the-counter drugs in California and medical devices, such as respirators, ventilators and masks, which are in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Hits Recession Due to COVID-19: In a report that came out today, the National Bureau of Economic Research announced that the United States economy officially entered a recession in February 2020 due to “unprecedented magnitude of the decline in employment and production” largely because of COVID-19. This recession officially brings the longest expansion on record to an end as the COVID-19 pandemic caused economic activity to slow sharply, and the committee predicts recovery to begin quickly as states and the economy reopen.
CDC Model Predicts Between 118,000 and 143,000 U.S. COVID-19 Deaths by June 27: A forecast published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now projects between 118,000 and 143,000 COVID-19-related deaths in the United States by June 27.
Global Coronavirus Figures: Over 7 million people have confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and more than 405,000 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred across the globe as of June 8, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures*
Jurisdiction - Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 35 | 2
- L.A. County - 64,644 | 2,655
- California - 131,319 | 4,653
- United States - 1,938,823 | 110,375
*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.