Closure and Reopening Information
City Hall Open to the Public
On May 18, City Hall reopened to the public during regular business hours (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday). City Hall is located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard in Rancho Palos Verdes, and the main phone line is 310-544-5200.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, visitors are required to wear face coverings and adhere to physical distancing guidelines. Some employees are working on rotation and may be working remotely.
If you need to visit City Hall, please schedule an appointment in advance by calling the appropriate department and follow all posted instructions during your visit (virtual appointments are encouraged as an alternative, if possible). For a list of department phone numbers, visit the Staff Directory. Visitors are asked to make an appointment, but walk-ins of up to one to two people at a time may be allowed depending on availability at the counter.
The following safeguards have been implemented at City Hall to protect the health of the public and employees:
- Plexiglass partitions have been installed at public counters.
- Hand sanitizing stations have been installed at building entrances.
- Paper towels are available at building entrances for opening doors, and trash cans are available for paper towel disposal.
- Deep cleaning is performed throughout the day and public counters are sanitized between visits.
- Markings have been placed on the ground noting physical distancing requirements.
When you visit City Hall:
- Wear a face covering.
- Check the monitor outside of the Community Development building for instructions and real-time availability.
- Waiting in the lobby will not be permitted. If another visitor is ahead of you, do not form a line outside, but return to your car and call the department to add your name to the wait list. Remain in your car (or park grounds) until a staff member can assist you.
- If you do not have an appointment, please sign in by phone and wait in your car (or park grounds).
- Use hand sanitizing stations prior to entering buildings.
- Minimize surface contact.
- Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet.
RPV Beaches, Parks and Trails Open
In accordance with guidance from the County of Los Angeles, on May 13, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes reopened beaches, parks and trails, including the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, with physical distancing required.
The City encourages residents to participate in recreational outdoor activity in their neighborhoods. If you visit these areas, please do so responsibly, be mindful of your interactions and wear a face covering. All visitors MUST practice physical distancing, staying 6 feet away from others not in their household. Face coverings are mandatory at beaches when out of the water and around others. Face coverings are required at trailheads, parking areas, and on any trails where there are other groups of people nearby. Children under age 2 and anyone who has trouble breathing should not wear face coverings.
City Staff, Park Rangers and law enforcement are monitoring these areas to ensure compliance with public health directives, and parking restrictions will be enforced. Pursuant to the City Council’s March 17 local emergency proclamation, the City may close these areas if rules are not observed by the public and conditions become unsafe.
Please note that some trails may remain closed, and some trails may have designated directions of travel to encourage physical distancing. Please check trails.rpvca.gov for up-to-date information on temporary trail closures and trail circulation plans. All park programming remains canceled until further notice. This includes all recreational activities, indoor and outdoor sports leagues, instructional courses, and group sessions/private events.
The Eastview Dog Park and the Rancho Caninos Dog Park are open. The tennis court at Upper Point Vicente Park and the paddle tennis courts at Ladera Linda Park are open. Both amenities have restrictions to comply with physical distancing and safety.
Playgrounds, basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields, park buildings (exterior park restrooms are open)
Trails Do’s and Don’ts
- Check the status of trails before you visit at trails.rpvca.gov.
- Follow all Preserve rules, regulations and posted access restrictions.
- Stay at least six 6 feet from others who are not members of your household at all times.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Pack out all trash.
- Don’t use trails that you know are crowded.
- Don’t leave your home if you are sick with a fever or respiratory symptoms or are currently under isolation or quarantine.
- Don’t gather in groups or linger at any one location except as needed for brief rests.
- Don’t share food or water while out on the trails.
The Peninsula Seniors Scriba Family Center is closed and all classes, trips, lectures and activities are temporarily postponed until further notice. Some activities are taking place virtually via the Zoom video conference platform. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District schools are closed until further notice, with distance learning continuing through the remainder of calendar year 2020. For more information, visit pvpusd.net.
With guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, PVPUSD has reopened facilities in a limited capacity to the community for recreational outdoor activity. Indoor facilities remain closed until further notice.
In accordance with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines, individuals may use accessible open spaces for exercise if they maintain social distancing requirements, while team sports are not allowed. Visitors to school campuses are asked to please stay 6 feet away from anyone not in their own household, wear face coverings and observe posted signage and locked gates. Please be advised that per county guidance, playground equipment, basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields will remain closed.
Free breakfast and lunch for the week is available to anyone age 18 and under through August 25. Pickup is available at four Torrance Unified School District campuses on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, visit tusd.org/nutrition-services
Los Angeles Unified School District schools remain closed and courses through the summer will continue online. Grab-and-go food centers for families will be open until August 14. For more information, visit lausd.net
Marymount California University will remain closed through June 30, with staff offering campus services online and through email and phone. Summer classes are being conducted online. MCU will welcome students back to campus for the fall semester on August 24 with a blend of in-person and online courses, as well as an adjusted academic calendar. Additionally, MCU’s residential townhouse-style Villas will be single occupancy, offered at the lower double-room rate. For more information, visit marymountcalifornia.edu
Palos Verdes Library District branches are closed until further notice. Online services are available 24/7 at pvld.org. All items currently checked out are due June 30. Book drops are open and holds on library materials are being accepted online, through the Palos Verdes Library District app or by phone. Curbside hold pickup is available at all library locations. Patrons can drive up to either Peninsula Center, Miraleste, or Malaga Cove Library branches to pick up their holds from Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit pvld.org/curbsideholdpickup
Los Angeles County Library branches are closed until further notice. Holds are available for Sidewalk Service pickup at select libraries. Holds may be picked up Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Book drops at all 85 locations are open. All due dates on existing checkouts have been extended to July 15. Customers can contact their local library Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for information, services, and resources during the closure. For more information, visit lacountylibrary.org/coronavirus
Los Angeles Public Library branches are closed until further notice, though some locations offer Library To Go holds pickup. All due dates on existing checkouts have been extended to September 30. Due dates on new items checkouts will follow standard borrowing schedules. Librarians are available to provide assistance through the web-based service, Ask A Librarian. Digital services are available 24/7 at lapl.org. For more information, visit lapl.org/coronavirus
Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority
PVPTA offices are closed to the public. The office is staffed and available for customer service via telephone or email. Due to school closures, only Line 225/226 is currently running. Dial-a-Ride services remain available. Free, 24/7 emergency taxi service is available for Peninsula seniors (ages 62+) and/or persons with disabilities who are not members of the existing Dial-A-Ride program. For more information, visit http://www.palosverdes.com/pvtransit/index.cfm?pg=dial-ride. Trips can be taken anywhere on the Peninsula for any trip purpose and to surrounding cities for medical trips only. Please contact PVP Transit to schedule a taxi service ride at 310-965-5831 and reference account #12552.
Terranea Resort is pleased to announce that with careful planning and consideration for the health and well-being of its guests and associates, the resort reopened for overnight accommodations on June 19. As part of its ongoing commitment and in partnership with American Hotel & Lodging Association, California Hotel & Lodging Association, and Ecolab, Terranea has conducted a comprehensive review and enhancement of its existing high standards of service and care to ensure a safe and comfortable stay.
Terranea has implemented the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Safe Stay industry-wide initiative, developed under the guidance of its Advisory Council, comprised of industry leaders representing all segments of the hotel industry, and in conjunction with public health experts to advance best practices for protecting against the coronavirus. Terranea is Clean + Safe Certified by the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CHLA). Incorporating recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of Public Health, and county health departments, CHLA has established standards for guest and employee cleanliness, workplace cleaning and safety, and changing guest experiences. In addition, the resort has developed enhanced standards of care and cleanliness, as well as training and protocols, in partnership with cleaning industry expert Ecolab, with over 100 years of experience in assisting hospitality, public health, food safety and hygiene services.
Available services and amenities for resort guests with overnight accommodation reservations include:
- The Resort Pool and Vista Pool are open with social spacing and monitoring.
- The Links golf course is open for advanced tee times.
- Food and beverage offerings for carryout/takeaway which can be enjoyed poolside or at select picnic and dining areas, and in-room dining for guestrooms or private patios and balconies.
- Adventure activities such as kayaking, guided coastal hikes, stand-up paddle boarding, falconry, and more, are also available with social spacing and monitoring.
- marea and pointe discovery retail boutiques will be open with limited guest access.
- Coastal trails and Beach Cove access is partially open and subject to government guidelines.
- All other facilities are temporarily closed until further notice.
For timely updates and relevant information, guests and visitors are encouraged to visit Terranea.com/updates.
Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles
Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles has reopened to the public. For more information, visit trumpnationallosangeles.com.
Los Verdes Golf Course
Los Verdes Golf Course has reopened to the public. For more information, visit losverdesgc.com.
Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Collection Events
Los Angeles County Public Works will resume Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Collection events throughout the county July 18 with safety precautions in place. For more information, visit lacsd.org/hhw. A date for the next roundup event at RPV City Hall in 2021 is to be determined.
In compliance with the “Safer at Home” Order, in March, Los Angeles County Public Works postponed various types of events on a temporary basis throughout the county.
The following events have been postponed:
- Smart Gardening Workshops
- Mattress Collection
- Mulch and Compost Events
- Annual Clean-up Collection
We encourage residents to do their part to “flatten the curve” on COVID-19 by staying home. We appreciate the public’s participation in keeping our communities clean and environment healthy. Please remember to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink! We are all in this together!
Visit CleanLA.com for updates as they become available.