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 24, there are 374,134 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 408 cases in Rancho Palos Verdes (population 41,731), 132 in Palos Verdes Estates (population 13,190), 64 in Rolling Hills Estates (population 8,066), 14 in Rolling Hills (population 1,874), and 20 in the unincorporated areas of the Peninsula. Countywide, 7,497 people have died.
According to the Department of Public Health, 13 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.
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.