City of Hermosa Beach COVID-19 Update for 6.9.20
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.
Mayor Submits Request for Expanded Beach and Recreational Activities: L.A. County’s Public Health Officer is expected to issue an amended Public Health Order this week that would permit the re-opening of additional business sectors that were restricted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In coordination with mayors of the South Bay Beach Cities, Hermosa Beach Mayor Mary Campbell sent a letter this afternoon requesting the amended L.A. County Public Health Order to permit additional active and passive beach and recreational activities with adherence to physical distancing protocols. Recognizing that day camps are expected to be permitted with the amended health order, and most camps involve the beach and many recreational activities, the letter includes a request to allow informal outdoor recreation activities limited to groups of 10 or less - and would include activities such as volleyball, basketball, baseball, soccer, beach tennis, skate parks, and lawn bowling. Organized sports such as tournaments/ leagues/coaching/special events are not part of the request unless they remain at 10 or less people. Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach mayors sent similar letters to the L.A. County Department of Public Health.
Community Reminder - COVID-19 Testing 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 56 new deaths and 1,225 new cases of COVID-19. Public Health has identified 65,822 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,707 deaths. The County reported one additional COVID-19 diagnosis today, bringing the City’s total numbers to 36 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 Announces Additional Supply of N95 Masks: Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that BYD North America has been certified and will begin shipping 150 million N95 masks to the state for distribution to front-line workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. These masks are expected to begin arriving in the coming days and come in addition to the 110 million surgical masks from BYD that California has already distributed to help sectors reopen safely.
Global Coronavirus Figures: Almost 7.2 million people have confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and more than 408,000 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred across the globe as of June 9, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures*
Jurisdiction - Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 36 | 2
- L.A. County - 65,822 | 2,707
- California - 133,489 | 4,697
- United States - 1,956,421 | 110,925
*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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