City of Hermosa Beach COVID-19 Update for 6.25.20
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 Day Camp Update: The City announced today that the Community Resources Department will not be able to offer the Valley Park Day Camp this summer, but is shifting focus to support a number of contract operators to safely host camps in Hermosa Beach this summer. A lack of sufficient staffing to comply with Public Health Order protocols governing day camp operations led to the cancellation of City-run day camps and City staff are reaching out to parents who had previously registered campers for the summer. Alternative summer day camps options include Beach Sports Summer Camp and Musical Theatre Camp that Family Theatre Inc. will be hosting outdoors at Valley Park. Additional options for camps and classes will continue to be added to the City’s Classes & Camps webpage as they are finalized.
County Updates COVID-19 Facts & Releases New Video: In a Facebook video today, Los Angeles County health officials reminded residents about the risks of COVID-19 and provided the link to an updated County webpage dedicated to COVID-19 facts and information.
Los Angeles County Update: The L.A. County Department of Public Health today reported 42 new deaths and 2,012 new cases COVID-19. To date, Public Health has identified 91,467 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 3,246 deaths. The County reported one additional COVID-19 case in Hermosa Beach today, bringing the City’s total to 63 COVID-19 diagnoses and 2 COVID-19 related deaths. LADPH Director of Public Health
Dr. Barbara Ferrer also noted that inspectors have visited 3,751 establishments to confirm compliance with County reopening guidelines since May 29, and provided information to 3,109 (83%) so far.
State & Federal Updates
Governor Declares Budget Emergency: Gov. Gavin Newsom cited California's $54.3 billion budget deficit today in declaring a state budget emergency. The move ensures the Legislature can take nearly $8 billion from the state’s primary savings account to avoid deeper spending cuts amid an economic downturn caused by COVID-19 and a subsequent stay-at-home order that has prompted more than 6.7 million Californians to file for unemployment benefits.
Governor Unveils New California COVID Assessment Tool: Governor Newsom today released tools, technology and data that will allow Californians to better understand the impact of COVID-19, including the California COVID Assessment Tool (CalCAT), a “model of models” that contains assessments of the spread of COVID-19, short-term forecasts of disease trends and scenarios of the course of the disease from modeling groups across the country. For more information, see the Governor’s announcement.
U.S. Records Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Diagnosis Total Since April: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 37,667 new cases of COVID-19 across the United States today, marking the nation’s highest single-day total since April 6 when it reported a national peak of 43,438 diagnoses.
30 States Including California Report Increase in COVID-19 Cases: 30 states across the U.S. including California are reporting an increase in new coronavirus cases in the past week compared to the previous week according to Johns Hopkins University. Of those states, 13 are reporting a 50% or greater increase.
CDC Expands List of Most Vulnerable to COVID-19: Based on new data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its list of underlying medical conditions that could make people at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. The list of people that may be at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 now includes obesity, type 2 diabetes and women who are pregnant.
Global Coronavirus Figures: There are more than 9.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and almost 485,000 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred across the globe as of June 25, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Latest Facts & Figures*
Jurisdiction - Reported Cases | Reported Deaths
- Hermosa Beach - 63 | 2
- L.A. County - 91,467 | 3,246
- California - 195,571 | 5,733
- United States - 2,374,282 | 121,809
*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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