City of Hermosa Beach COVID-19 Update for 6.12.20
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.
Amended Health Order Issued to Permit Re-Opening of Additional Businesses and Recreational Facilities: Los Angeles County Public Health issued an amended public health order on Thursday June 11 that permits the re-opening of additional business sectors and recreational amenities. The updated L.A. County Public Health Order includes detailed protocols that must be implemented prior to re-opening for the following sectors:
- Beaches and Piers
- Day Camps
- Gyms/Fitness Centers, including in Multi-unit Residential Housing
- Professional Sports without Live Audiences
- Music, Film and Television Production
- Museums, Galleries, Zoos and Aquariums
- Hotels, Lodging, and Short-Term Rentals
Passive Beach Activities Now Permitted: L.A. County amended the Public Health Order on Thursday to allow sitting, sunbathing and beach equipment as of June 12, but only with members of the same household. Gatherings with members outside of your household, including group sports and activities are not permitted at this time and are expected to return in a future phase of beach activities. This expands upon the solo active recreation uses allowed for the past several weeks as the County safely reopens during COVID-19. Despite requests from the Mayors of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, the order does not currently permit beach volleyball.
Hermosa Beach Pier to Re-Open Monday: The amended Public Health Order also now permits communities to reopen their piers. The Hermosa Beach will reopen on Monday morning, following a cleaning of the pier prior to re-opening. The Pier will be open for normal hours of operation (6 AM to 10 PM) and pier visitors are required to maintain physical distance, avoid gatherings and wear a face covering when physical distance cannot be maintained.
Day Camps May Resume: The amended Public Health Order also permits day camps to operate, including summer beach and surf camps, with modifications to ensure a fun, safe, and healthy environment exists for campers and staff. Hermosa Beach’s Valley Park Day Camp is expected to resume in July with new protocols in place. Staff are additionally working with contract camp operators to resume day camp operations with safety protocols in place.
Community Reminder - Street Sweeping Enforcement Resumes on Monday: 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 Monday, 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 the City’s public parking map.
Los Angeles County Update: The L.A. County Department of Public Health today reported 20 new deaths and 1,633 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 70,476 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 2,832 deaths. The County reported three additional COVID-19 diagnoses in Hermosa Beach today, bringing the City’s total numbers to 41 COVID-19 diagnoses.
State & Federal Updates
CDC Issues New Guidance: In a press briefing today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated suggestions for how Americans may resume normal activities and attend gatherings of all sizes, including rallies and protests, as they emerge from sheltering in place, even as coronavirus cases spike in several states. Please see the CDC Guidance Documents webpage for a full list of the CDC’s suggestions.
U.S. Passes 2 Million Cases of COVID-19: The United States passed 2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 yesterday, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Global Coronavirus Figures: More than 7.6 million people have confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and almost 425,000 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred across the globe as of June 12, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures*
Jurisdiction - Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 41 | 2
- L.A. County - 70,476 | 2,832
- California - 141,983 | 4,943
- United States - 2,016,027 | 113,914
*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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