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 March 2, there are 1,194,242 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Los Angeles County (population 10.17 million). The total includes 1,359 cases in Rancho Palos Verdes (population 42,747), 392 in Palos Verdes Estates (population 13,522), 258 in Rolling Hills Estates (population 8,113), 51 in Rolling Hills (population 1,940), and 55 in the unincorporated areas of the Peninsula (population 1,921). Countywide, 21,554 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, as of February 20, 27.8% of Rancho Palos Verdes residents received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available for Additional Groups; Supply Extremely Limited
In addition to healthcare workers and residents 65 and over, workers in the following sectors are now eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccine in L.A. County:
- Food service workers
- Food manufacturing
- Grocery store workers
- Grocery store workers (without pharmacies)
- Animal agriculture workers including those involved in vet health
- Food and agriculture-associated port and transportation workers
Education and Childcare
- Teachers (K-12, preschool)
- Support staff (K-12, preschool)
- Independent schools
- Junior colleges
- Colleges and universities
Emergency Services and First Responders
- Police/law enforcement officers
- Emergency management, search and rescue, emergency and public safety communication centers, emergency operation centers (EOCs)
- National security
- Maritime and aviation response (Transportation Security Administration)
- Corrections officers and workers
- Courts/legal counsel and prosecution
- Campus and school police
- Rehabilitation and re-entry
- Federal law enforcement agencies
- Police, fire and ambulance dispatchers
- Security staff to maintain building access control and physical security measures
- Department of Children and Family Services, Adult Protective Services (workers physically responding to abuse and neglect of children, elderly and dependent adults)
Appointments can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov or VaccinateLACounty.com. Please note that appointments are extremely limited. Be persistent and vigilant to better your odds of securing an appointment. Check the websites early in the morning, and have a family member or trusted friend check for you and try to make an appointment on your behalf to have the best chance of getting one. Appointments can also be made by phone by calling (833) 540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.
City Hall Open to the Public
City Hall is open to the public during normal business hours. 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). No more than 1-2 visitors and one employee are allowed at each public counter. For a list of department phone numbers, visit the Staff Directory on the City website.
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.