City of Hermosa Beach COVID-19 Update for 6.15.20
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.
Hermosa Beach COVID-19 Diagnoses Rise: The L.A. County Department of Public Health today reported 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hermosa Beach, an increase of seven cases over the last seven days. Last Monday, the Department reported 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hermosa Beach. While public health officials indicate expanded availability of testing is likely to result in increased case counts, the growing number of cases over the last week serve as a reminder to be vigilant in taking precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by practicing physical distancing, staying home when ill, avoiding gatherings and wearing a cloth face covering when physical distance cannot be maintained.
Connecting Hermosa - A Community in Conversation on June 25: In partnership with the Beach Cities Health District (BCHD), the City of Hermosa Beach invites residents to join an online community conversation with Hermosa Beach Mayor Mary Campbell and BCHD staff about stress, resilience, connection and accountability during these challenging times. The online conversation will take place 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 25. To participate, please visit the RSVP for Connecting Hermosa sign-up form.
Hermosa Beach Pier Reopens: Under L.A. County’s amended Public Health Order, the Hermosa Beach pier officially reopened today. The Pier will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pier visitors are asked to maintain physical distance from non-household members and to wear a cloth face covering when physical distance cannot be maintained.
At Least 1,000 L.A. County Restaurants Not in Compliance With Health Order: As restaurants began to reopen for dine-in service in Los Angeles County last week, L.A. County public health officials visited approximately 2,000 restaurants throughout the County over the weekend and found that about half of them were not in compliance with the county’s guidelines. Restaurants not in compliance were provided with specific direction on changes needed and environmental health will conduct follow-up visits with those restaurants.
Current Amended Health Order Permits Re-Opening of Gyms But Not Bars: L.A. County’s amended Public Health Order issued last Thursday permits the reopening of additional business sectors and recreational amenities including gyms and fitness studios. While guidance for bars and wineries were issued at the State level, LA County’s updated order did not authorize the re-opening of bars and wineries in the most recent amendment to the Public Health Order.
Los Angeles County Update: The L.A. County Department of Public Health today reported 19 new deaths and 1,071 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 73,791 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 2,926 deaths.
State & Federal Updates
Global Coronavirus Figures: There are over 8 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and more than 435,000 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred across the globe as of June 15, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures*
Jurisdiction - Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 42 | 2
- L.A. County - 73,791 | 2,926
- California - 151,452 | 5,089
- United States - 2,085,769 | 115,644
*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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