Reminder: Parks, Beaches and Nature Preserve CLOSED
So far this weekend, City Staff and Park Rangers have largely observed compliance with the closure of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, all City parks, beaches, community centers, amenities and trails
. However, personnel made contact with a considerable number of individuals disregarding signs and barricades. To those of you who are doing the right thing, we appreciate your cooperation. To those who are not, realize you’re part of the problem you’re trying to escape.
For a full list of closures, read a press release at: bit.ly/2UexWwo
County Beaches and Hiking Trails CLOSED
On March 27, county officials revised the “Safer at Home” Public Health Officer Order to close all public beaches, trails, trailheads, piers, public beach parking lots, bike paths on the beach, and beach access points countywide through at least April 19. The closures are due to recent dramatic increases in COVID-19 cases and increased usage of beaches and hiking trails by many groups of people. Persons may continue to use currently open and publicly available park space, not prohibited by the order, for passive recreational activities, but must practice social distancing.Please note that parks, beaches and open space areas in Rancho Palos Verdes, including the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, are CLOSED.
Deane Dana Friendship Park and the South Coast Botanic Garden are partially closed.
To read the order addendum, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/HOO_BeachesandTrails_3.27.20_FINAL.pdf
PVPUSD Campus Facilities Notice
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District has closed its facilities, and fields where they can be locked.
In accordance with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines, individuals may use accessible open spaces for exercise if they maintain social distancing requirements. As such, team sports are not allowed.
Thank you for cooperating with measures to protect the public health.
For a list of school, library, transit and other local closures, visit the Closure Information
page on the City’s coronavirus webpage.
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Accepting In-Kind Donations
The local community has been incredibly supportive and so many have stepped up to help by donating critical medical supplies and equipment. In an effort to manage the overwhelming response, Torrance Memorial Medical Center has established guidelines for donations.
Anyone interested in donating items should visit www.torrancememorialfoundation.org/donate
to view the list of acceptable donations and find the link to submit a request. ALL SUPPLIES MUST BE IN UNOPENED, SEALED CONTAINERS WITH UNEXPIRED DATES. HOMEMADE ITEMS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.
Acceptable donation considerations:
- New hand sanitizers and sanitizing wipes such as PDI, Clorox or other brand
- New clinical grade disinfectants including wipes, sprays and sanitization solutions with at least 70% alcohol
- New mask/respirator masks in boxed or packaged form
- New isolation/procedures surgical masks in unopened boxes or packages
- New N95 masks in boxed or packaged form
- Preference will be given to unexpired N95s from 3M
- Cannot accept physical damaged (creased, broken, water/liquid damaged) or soiled respirators
- Latex-free gloves in all sizes
- Must be in unopened boxes
GOWNS / SHOE COVERS
- New clinical gowns and New shoe covers
- Isolation gowns must be fluid resistant, not necessarily fluid impermeable
FACE SHIELDS / GOGGLES
Receiving your donations
- New plastic face shields
- Must be fluid resistant and goggles must prevent any splashes to eyes
In-kind food donations are being reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Refer interested donors to www.torrancememorialfoundation.org/donateQuestions may be directed to COVID.email@example.com or (310) 784-4843.
While you’re staying home, take a few minutes to complete your 2020 Census. Respond today by mail, by phone at 844-330-2020 or online at 2020census.gov
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has modified all of its data collection protocols to eliminate personal visits. The Census Bureau is suspending 2020 Census field operations for two additional weeks to April 15, 2020. The Census Bureau is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public. Where feasible, census field workers will call survey participants and seek to collect the necessary information over the phone.
For information on how to identify a call from the Census Bureau, visit https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/surveyhelp/verify-a-survey.html#par_textimage_404380185
New COVID-19 Dashboards
The County of Los Angeles has unveiled a website with geographic information systems (GIS)-based dashboards mapping the countywide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find maps tracking confirmed cases and deaths, emergency proclamations, parks and recreation closures and service updates, and school closures at covid19.lacounty.gov/dashboards