City of Hermosa Beach COVID-19 Update for 6.23.20
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 Denounces Threats Against Public Health Officials: Hermosa Beach Mayor Mary Campbell issued a statement today condemning the reported death threats and verbal attacks made toward LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, her family, and other public health officials as they lead our communities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Mayor further called upon our community practice civility and compassion toward one another during these difficult times. Please see the Mayor’s statement.
Hermosa Residents Can Use Reusable Shopping Bags: The City of Hermosa Beach has worked with local grocers to ensure residents can continue to safely use reusable bags during COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Newsom’s Executive Order allowing retailers to temporarily provide single-use plastic bags has also now expired, and stores must now provide reusable bags and allow customers to bring their own reusable bags. To prevent the virus spread, customers bringing reusable bags to the market will need to bag their own groceries at checkout.
Testing Appointments Currently at Capacity at L.A. County Testing Sites: Due to high demand and temporary changes to operations at City of Los Angeles testing sites, the County of LA reported today that all available appointments at L.A. County-supported COVID-19 testing sites this week are full. The L.A. County Department of Public Health stated that some appointments may still be available through the County testing portal. Public Health encourages all individuals to call their primary care provider if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. For residents who do not have insurance and need help connecting with a healthcare provider, call 211. For more information about testing, visit the County’s testing webpage.
Los Angeles County Update: The L.A. County Department of Public Health today reported 34 new deaths and 2,364 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 88,262 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 3,171 deaths. The County reported five additional COVID-19 cases in Hermosa Beach today, bringing the City’s total to 61 COVID-19 diagnoses and 2 COVID-19 related deaths.
State & Federal Updates
California Records New Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Diagnosis Total: The California Department of Public Health reported 5,019 newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 today, breaking its highest single-day total.
President Temporarily Suspends Work Visas During COVID-19: President Trump temporarily suspended new work visas and barred foreigners from seeking employment in the United States, part of a broad effort to limit the entry of immigrants into the country during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, see the President’s proclamation.
Global Coronavirus Figures: There are over 9.1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and more than 474,000 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred across the globe as of June 23, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures*
Jurisdiction - Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 61 | 2
- L.A. County - 88,262 | 3,171
- California - 183,073 | 5,580
- United States - 2,302,288 | 120,333
*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, wearing a face covering, 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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