Information on 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 February 24, there are 1,185,457 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Los Angeles County (population 10.17 million). The total includes 1,325 cases in Rancho Palos Verdes (population 42,747), 389 in Palos Verdes Estates (population 13,522), 253 in Rolling Hills Estates (population 8,113), 49 in Rolling Hills (population 1,940), and 55 in the unincorporated areas of the Peninsula (population 1,921). Countywide, 20,987 people have died.
According to the L.A. County Department of Public Health, 52 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 the L.A. County Department of Public Health's Locations & Demographics page.
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.
According to the L.A. County Department of Public Health, 25% of Rancho Palos Verdes residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Now Available for Residents 65+, Supply Extremely Limited
On January 19, the County of Los Angeles announced that residents 65 years and older are now eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccination.
Visit VaccinateLACounty.com to schedule an appointment or call (833) 540-0473 for assistance between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Only a very limited number of vaccination appointments are currently available. Please be patient if there are no available appointments when you first visit the county's website. Appointments are continually being added and more vaccination sites are scheduled to open in the coming weeks.
The vaccine supply is still extremely limited, and the L.A. County Department of Public Health urges patience as its works urgently with federal and state partners to expand capacity and supply in the weeks ahead.
The Beach Cities Health District has shared the following tips to make your vaccine appointment:
- Check the county's website early in the morning as it seems like appointments are released sometime during the night, or check periodically throughout the day.
- Appointments are continually being added, so be vigilant, especially if you are hoping to get vaccinated at a specific location.
- You do not need to go back to the same location to receive your second dose. Just make sure you are receiving the same type of vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna).
- Some locations have phone numbers to call if you have specific questions about disability parking or any other needs. You should make the appointment and confirm it, then call to see if you can get your questions answered.
Tips for vaccination locations:
- The closest county megapod is The Forum, 3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305.
- Crenshaw Clinic: Parking is not available on W 79th (it is blocked off). Drive up Normandie and park on the street (Vermont has testing site traffic, this location is doing testing and vaccinations).
Dodger Stadium: This is a drive through location, where you remain in your vehicle. There are usually lots of appointments available here.
For more information, and to sign up for L.A. County's Vaccine Newsletter, go to VaccinateLACounty.com.
City Hall Temporarily Closed to the Public
Although COVID-19 cases are trending down in Los Angeles County, because transmission remains relatively high, and to limit public contact to protect the health and well-being of residents and City staff, City Hall remains temporarily closed to the public through February 28. The City remains open for business, however, by telephone, email, online and limited curbside services. Some employees are working on rotation and may be working remotely.
Please visit the appropriate department page on the City website for a list of phone numbers and email addresses to accommodate your needs. For a list of departments, visit the Department Directory on the City website.
- Community Development Department applications and permit requests may be submitted to email@example.com.
- Building permit applications and requests may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Payments can be made online at https://dpm.bankofthewest.com/ebpp/RPVCA/Login/Index or by phone at 310-544-5301.
- Non-emergency service requests may be submitted at http://www.rpvca.gov/FormCenter/NonEmergency-Customer-Service-Requests-3/NonEmergency-Customer-Service-Requests-43.
- Public Works service requests may be submitted at https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/6d13530e7ca84edbb5c4e022bdc54da8.
As a reminder, all City park buildings are closed; however, outdoor recreational programming has resumed in accordance with L.A. County Department of Public Health protocols.