Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes continues to monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus in Los Angeles County and is working closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and our local Disaster Management Area Coordinator. Here is the latest information:
As of November 30, there are 400,919 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Los Angeles County (population 10.17 million), including the South Bay, so the public should not think one location is safer than another and everyone should be aware and practice physical distancing. The total includes 431 cases in Rancho Palos Verdes (population 41,731), 141 in Palos Verdes Estates (population 13,190), 68 in Rolling Hills Estates (population 8,066), 15 in Rolling Hills (population 1,874), and 20 in the unincorporated areas of the Peninsula. Countywide, 7,655 people have died.
According to the Department of Public Health, 12 deaths have been reported in Rancho Palos Verdes. The City extends its deepest condolences to the families of these residents.
For a list of cases broken down by city, demographic characteristics, and settings, visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/locations.htm
For an interactive dashboard showing COVID-19 testing, cases and death data by community and demographic characteristics, visit http://dashboard.publichealth.lacounty.gov/covid19_surveillance_dashboard/
An interactive dashboard of COVID-19 cases in the South Bay maintained by the City of Torrance is available at bit.ly/2XB1fv1. The dashboard reflects information sourced by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
It’s important to note that the total number of confirmed cases that the Department of Public Health shares every day reflects a moment in time and may not include cases confirmed by commercial labs that have not yet been shared with the Department of Public Health. A commercial lab may share a positive result with a physician before the health department.
Targeted Safer at Home Order Issued
On November 27, the L.A. County Department of Public Health announced that because the five-day average of new cases increased to more than 4,500 cases, a new Health Officer Order would be issued for three weeks (November 30 - December 20) that offered additional safety modifications while allowing essential and emergency workers and those securing or providing essential and permitted services to leave their homes. For more information, visit the Health Officer Order page.
Updated Holiday Gathering Guidance
The L.A. County Department of Public Health has updated its holiday gathering recommendations and stated that it is best to stay home and celebrate only with people who live in your household. Connect with friends and family you don’t live with using all of the technology that allows us to see and hear each other from afar. Other safe options include decorating your home inside and out and enjoying a drive around neighborhoods seeing others’ decorations. Please always think about your risk of being exposed in any situation – staying with only people you live with and visiting others virtually is the safest way to celebrate right now. The fewer people you and your household have in-person contact with, the lower your risk of getting COVID19.
Limited Stay at Home Order Issued
On November 19, the State of California announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in counties in the purple tier (including Los Angeles County). The order will take effect at 10 p.m. Saturday, November 21 and remain in effect until 5 a.m. December 21. This is the same as the March Stay at Home Order, but applied only between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. and only in purple tier counties that are seeing the highest rates of positive cases and hospitalizations.
Travel Advisory Issued
On November 13, the State of California issued a travel advisory in advance of the holiday season. As COVID-19 transmission is increasing in many states and countries, those arriving, or returning to California, from other states or countries should self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. During this time, people should limit their interactions to their immediate household. This recommendation does not apply to individuals who cross state or country borders for essential travel. All Californians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries.