City of Hermosa Beach COVID-19 Update for 6.17.20
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.
Temporary Closure of Pickleball and Tennis Courts: The City of Hermosa Beach has temporarily closed the pickleball and tennis courts out of an abundance of caution related to the potential exposure to COVID-19 by a member of the City’s team. While the exposure did not take place on the courts and the risk to participants is low, staff resources are currently not available to monitor the courts as a result of the quarantine protocols mandated by the L.A. County Department of Public Health.
Resources for Businesses Reopening Under the Updated County Order: 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. For business owners, employees and patrons that have questions or concerns about the amended Health Order and the protocols for businesses reopening during COVID-19, please contact the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health by phone at (888) 700-9995 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday) or by email anytime at Ehmail@ph.lacounty.gov.
All Traffic and Non-Traffic Infractions Rescheduled: L.A. County Superior Court announced that all traffic and non-traffic infraction appearances scheduled between March 17 and June 22, 2020, have been rescheduled. The Court offers information and options on its website to resolve citations online without having to come to Court. To comply with County public health safeguards, advance reservations are required to speak with a courthouse clerk.
L.A. County Reports Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Diagnosis Total: The L.A. County Department of Public Health today reported 34 new deaths and 2,129 new cases of COVID-19, marking the new highest single-day total of COVID-19 diagnoses to date by a considerable margin. However, the County did note that about 600 of today’s reported 2,192 cases are from a backlog of test results. To date, Public Health has identified 77,189 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 2,991 deaths. The County reported two additional COVID-19 cases in Hermosa Beach today, bringing the City’s total numbers to 47 COVID-19 diagnoses and 2 COVID-19 related deaths. Additional details were not made available regarding the deaths, and it is unclear when they occurred.
State & Federal Updates
10 States Face Highest Weekly COVID-19 Diagnosis Totals: According to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas are now seeing their highest seven-day average of new coronavirus cases per day since the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic first began. While increased testing is a factor, recent surges are outpacing the increase in tests according to public health experts.
Governor Signs Executive Order Addressing Issues Related to COVID-19: To address a variety of issues in response to COVID-19, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that extends waivers and expands eligibility for enrollment in the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program, extends permission for commercially-licensed food trucks to operate in roadside rest areas, suspends face-to-face visits for eligibility for extended foster care and extends deadlines and fees related to real estate license application and education requirements.
Governor’s Task Force Writes Open Letter Calling for More Inclusive Post-COVID-19 Economy: In light of recent events across the United States, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery issued an open letter urging business and civic leaders to take a stand against racism and injustice as California works to rebuild from COVID-19 and create a more inclusive and resilient economy. For more information, please see the Task Force’s letter.
Small Business Webinar on Capital and Connections: The California Entrepreneurship Task Force (ETF) and the Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), will host a COVID-19 Rapid Response Virtual Session, titled Capital and Connections Part I: Loans and Resources, on Friday, June 19 at 11 a.m. Click here to register for the first session in a two-part series and learn from lenders and small businesses through a discussion on resources, strategies, partnerships and opportunities.
Global Coronavirus Figures: There are over 8.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and more than 447,000 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred across the globe as of June 17, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures*
Jurisdiction - Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 47 | 2
- L.A. County - 77,189 | 2,991
- California - 157,015 | 5,208
- United States - 2,132,321 | 116,862
*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.