City of Hermosa Beach COVID-19 Update for 6.18.20
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.
City Playground Equipment Remains Closed Under Health Order: While the fields at Hermosa Beach’s parks are open, playground equipment remains closed. Playground closures are in effect statewide due to the potential for COVID-19 to spread between those in close proximity and from shared surfaces. The City has installed fencing and signage to remind the public of these closures, but they have been repeatedly torn down and otherwise damaged. The City asks park visitors to stay off playground equipment for the health of you, your family, and our community. Additionally, tearing down signs and fencing are acts of vandalism and cause the City to incur additional costs for replacing them.
AVP Replaces Season, including Hermosa Beach Open, With Champions Cup Series in Long Beach: The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Pro announced today that a three-part cup series will replace the 2020 AVP Pro season due to public health concerns about COVID-19. This means that AVP tournaments, typically held across the country, including the Hermosa Beach Open will not take place this year. Instead, the U.S. premier professional beach volleyball organization and longest-running domestic tour announced today a new spectator-free three-part event, the AVP Champions Cup Series, to kick-off July 18 in Long Beach, California. For more information about the AVP Champions Cup Series, see the AVP’s release.
County Health Order Amended to Reopen Additional Businesses: A modified Public Health Officer Order and directives for the reopening of additional businesses was issued today by the L.A. County Department of Public Health with an effective implementation date of Friday June 19. The amended order permits the following sectors to reopen once businesses implement the required protocols for infection control and distancing:
Personal care services including: esthetician, skin care and cosmetology services; electrology; nail salons; body art professionals, tattoo parlors, microblading and permanent make-up; and piercing shops; and massage therapy
County to Provide Housing for ~7,000 Homelessness at Risk for COVID-19: L.A. County and City officials reached an agreement in federal court to relocate and provide housing for almost 7,000 homeless people who live near freeways and those over 65 or vulnerable to COVID-19, officials said Thursday.
Los Angeles County Update: The L.A. County Department of Public Health today reported 36 new deaths and 1,051 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 78,227 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 3,027 deaths. The County reported one additional COVID-19 case in Hermosa Beach today, bringing the City’s total to 48 COVID-19 diagnoses and 2 COVID-19 related deaths.
State & Federal Updates
Governor Issues Order Requiring Face Masks in Most Settings Outside Home: Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health today released updated guidance that requires Californians to wear a face covering in most public settings. With a growing body of scientific research has shown that people with no or few symptoms of COVID-19 can still spread the disease and that the use of face coverings, combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing, will reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Governor underscored that face coverings are critical to keeping those who are around you safe, keeping businesses open and restarting our economy. See the full list of the requirements and exemptions for face coverings.
Relief for Small Businesses and Nonprofits: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advancement Program portal for eligible small business and nonprofit applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19. For more information, visit sba.gov.
CDC Issues COVID-19 Travel Guidelines by Country: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an interactive Travel Recommendations by Country webpage that displays the risk of COVID-19 transmission from country to country. The CDC also issued a list of countries with residents currently prohibited from entering the U.S. (with specific exceptions) due to COVID-19 concerns. For more information about travel and geographic risk, visit cdc.gov.
Global Coronavirus Figures: There are almost 8.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and more than 452,000 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred across the globe as of June 19, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures*
Jurisdiction - Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 48 | 2
- L.A. County - 78,227 | 3,027
- California - 161,099 | 5,290
- United States - 2,155,572 | 117,632
*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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