The City of Rancho Palos Verdes continues to monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus in Los Angeles County and would like to share the following updates with the community:
Although City Hall is closed for the weekend and Memorial Day, the City Council and City staff are monitoring communications from various government agencies and the public and will continue to share information with residents. A webpage with coronavirus updates, resources and information on local closures is continuously being updated at rpvca.gov/coronavirus
Stay connected and get updates from the City by subscribing to the Breaking News listserv at rpvca.gov/notify
COVID-19 Community Updates are distributed Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), though any major announcements over the weekend will be shared with the community.
Be sure to also follow the City on Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
18 Historic Planes to Fly Over Southern California on Memorial Day in “Operation SoCal Strong”
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, the Commemorative Air Force Inland Empire Wing will fly 18 WWII-era aircraft over Southern California, including the South Bay, in a tribute to veterans and frontline COVID-19 health care workers.
The formation has 19 designated flyover locations, listed below, in order of the planned itinerary, with the operation starting about 12 p.m.
- Loma Linda University Medical Center
- Riverside National Cemetery
- St. Joseph Hospital, Tustin
- John Wayne International Airport
- Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona Del Mar
- Newport Beach
- Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital
- The Queen Mary
- USS Iowa Memorial
- Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes
- Zamperini Airport, Torrance
- Los Angeles International Airport
- Santa Monica Airport
- Los Angeles National Cemetery
- UCLA Medical Center
- USC Medical Center
- City of Hope Hospital
- Chino Municipal Airport
Read more at: https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/05/20/18-historic-warbirds-will-fly-over-southern-california-in-memorial-day-tribute/
View a flight route at: bit.ly/3e7VXfx
As Memorial Day Weekend Approaches, L.A. County Announces New Openings of Beach Bike Paths, Indoor Mall Curbside Service, and Permission for Car Parades
Los Angeles County has announced three new openings in advance of the holiday weekend, allowing increased outdoor and retail activities for residents. Beach bike paths are now open, indoor malls can open for curbside service, and car parades will be allowed.
Beach Bike Paths and Parking Lots
The opening of bike paths follows the May 13 announcement that County beaches would be available for active recreation. Allowable recreation activities now include swimming, surfing, running, walking, skating, and biking. Beach bathrooms remain open, and beach parking lots at Dockweiler State Beach, Will Rogers State Beach, Zuma Beach, and Surfrider Beach will be open at partial capacity. Santa Monica lots are closed, as are most public beach lots in coastal communities.
Safety protocols and additional information about beach visits include:
- #BYOM—Bring your own mask. Everyone needs a face covering while out of the water if there are other people nearby. Infants and children under the age of 2 should not wear cloth face coverings.
- Practice physical distancing. Stay at least six feet away from other people who are not in your household. Avoid crowded areas or crowding around others at the beach.
- Gatherings of any size or other events are not allowed on the beaches including athletic competitions, youth camps, or recreational programming.
- Chairs, umbrellas, canopies, coolers, and grills are not allowed.
- Piers, volleyball courts, and boardwalks are closed except for the purpose of customers accessing retailers curbside and doorside and essential businesses along the boardwalk.
- Concessions and food vending are not allowed. Bring what you may need with you.
More information on L.A. County beaches and parking lots can be found at beaches.lacounty.gov
.Indoor Shopping Malls
The County will also open indoor shopping malls for curbside service. Retail establishments and their customers must practice social distancing and wear face coverings, and the businesses must also be in compliance with the conditions laid out in this Checklist for Retail Establishments Opening for Curbside Pickup
. It is recommended that shopping malls create clearly-marked curbside or outside pickup points that maintain physical distance with visual cues or other measures, and have purchased goods available there or available through home delivery. Retailers located within a mall may take orders and deliver goods to the public outside of the mall from these marked locations.Car Parades
Car parades are now allowed so that graduations, birthdays and other special days and achievements can be safely celebrated. Car parades cannot include participants on a bicycle, a motorcycle, a convertible with the top open, or a vehicle with no doors such as a golf cart. If any of the windows on a vehicle is open, the occupants of the vehicle must wear a face covering.
Any organization coordinating a large-scale parade must have a designated organizational host who is responsible for ensuring compliance with the rules for the parade and adherence to the State’s Stay At Home Order
that precludes gatherings. Only those personnel of the organization necessary to facilitate the parade and to ensure compliance can be present at the location designated by the host.
The host must:
- At its own cost, arrange for and provide security sufficient to ensure compliance with the State’s Order and address any traffic and safety issues.
- Develop a parade plan that deals with State’s Order, traffic and safety issues, parade participants, and social distancing requirements.
- Ensure participants and personnel adhere to the face covering and physical distancing requirements.
- The host may provide a significant document to one vehicle parade participant at a time, such as a diploma or other paper, while adhering to face covering and social distancing requirements.
The parade must:
- Take place in an outside location large enough to accommodate the social distancing requirements.
- Proceed by the host’s invitation only, with the parade limit of vehicles tied to the capacity size of the location.
- Not allow sales or exchanges of any items or food.
Ready To Say "I Do"? L.A. County Has Just The Thing For You.
If you're ready to walk down the aisle - wait no more! L.A. County's Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk announced, this week, residents can now purchase a marriage license and have their civil ceremony on the same video conference call!
It's as easy as 1,2,3:
1. Make sure you're eligible. One or both of you must meet the criteria:
- One individual must be a resident of L.A. County
- Both individuals must be in the same place in the State of California
- Both individuals must have valid government identification
- Must have a device with video/audio capabilities (desktop, laptop, tablet or phone)
- Must have an internet connection
2. Book your appointment. If you meet the above criteria, call 800-201-8999 (and select option 1) to book your appointment. The county will accommodate all couples on a first-come-first-serve basis.
3. Visit the Registrar-Recorder/County-Clerk’s website. For more information on the process, including cost, visit https://lavote.net/home/county-clerk/marriage-licenses-ceremonies/apply-for-a-marriage-license/apply
Dear Class of 2020...
As we approach the season of graduation ceremonies, L.A. County's Director of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer and L.A. County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Debra Duardo have shared an update on in-person graduation ceremonies.
Here's what you need to know:
Planning for a Virtual Graduation?
- The L.A. County Department of Public Health Officer’s Safer at Home Order prohibits all public and private gatherings.
- The Order does not allow any exemptions for graduation gatherings of any type in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. This means all in-person graduation ceremonies, including use of cars for drive-in graduations (even if one student at a time), are considered public gatherings and are therefore prohibited.
- Virtual ceremonies are permitted and encouraged!
As you, your school, or your family prepares to commemorate this milestone, L.A. County wants to help. XQ The Rethink Together Forum, who brought us this year's #GraduateTogether2020 virtual graduation ceremony, is offering tips on how to plan a virtual graduation ceremony of your own. Check out their Virtual Graduation Ceremony Toolkit
for resources and inspiration to:
- Get Organized
- Plan Your Own Virtual Graduation Ceremony
- Create an Interactive Graduation Experience
- Manage Ceremony Logistics
- Organize Wrap-Around Experiences
There’s also information on how to ensure students and families with little-to-no access to Wi-Fi or devices, as well as students with disabilities are included in your virtual graduation ceremony and celebrations.
Upcoming Local Blood Drive
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is teaming up with UCLA Health to host a local blood drive on Friday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ernie Howlett Park, 2581 Hawthorne Boulevard in Rolling Hills Estates (look for the UCLA Bloodmobile near the tennis courts).
In order to ensure measures are met for appropriate social distancing, please make an appointment in the following ways:
- Online at www.uclahealth.org/gotblood
- Over the phone by calling (310) 825-0888, select option 2 and make an appointment for Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
- Or through email at email@example.com
Be Part of RPVtv’s #RPVTogether PSA
The City invites residents to join us in thanking all of our frontline workers, as well as community members who have stepped up to help our neighbors in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Share your photo, video or message of gratitude on social media with the hashtag #RPVTogether to be included in a special community public service announcement that will air on RPVtv. Submissions may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are all in this together, RPV.
As of May 22, there are 43,052 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Los Angeles County, 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 83 cases in Rancho Palos Verdes, 41 in Palos Verdes Estates, 14 in Rolling Hills Estates and two in Rolling Hills. Countywide, 2,049 people have died.
According to the Department of Public Health, 11 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 with maps and graphs showing testing, cases and death data by community, poverty level, age, sex and race/ethnicity 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.