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, 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
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Hair Salons, Barbershops and In-Person Dining to Reopen Immediately With Safeguards in Place
Hair salons and barbershops can reopen and in-person dining in restaurants can resume immediately with safeguards as Los Angeles County moves forward on the Roadmap to Recovery.
The State of California today approved the County’s request for a variance to state guidelines because the County has met the necessary public health thresholds to safely allow critical sectors of the economy and community to begin serving residents.
The County has demonstrated that it has controlled the spread of the virus, and is protecting residents and essential workers. Hospital testing and contact tracing capacity are appropriate in response to the outbreak. Los Angeles County is now in the advanced stages of Phase 2 of the State’s Resilience Roadmap.
Read the revised Health Officer Order at: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/HOO/HO_Order_COVID-19_Safer_at_Work_and_in_the_Community_05292020_FINAL_WithAppendices.pdf
This new phase of Los Angeles County’s reopening better aligns the County with neighboring counties, moving Southern California towards a regional recovery and supporting our service-oriented businesses, many of which are small and locally owned It’s a testament to the efforts of residents who adhered to the Safer At Home order, practiced physical distancing and wore cloth face coverings.
However, this step forward doesn’t mean the threat of COVID-19 is gone. Residents must continue to practice physical distancing, wear cloth face coverings and follow public health guidelines in place.
If at any time, the County’s rate of infection and other key metrics return to unsafe numbers, the Department of Public Health can limit or close reopened sectors.
Dining in restaurants and getting a haircut will be a different experience than we’re used to. Just as is required for all out-of-home activities, clients and staff will have to practice physical distancing and wear cloth face coverings. There will be limited capacity and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
Key, specific guidelines for customers at hair salons, barbershops and in-person restaurant dining are below:
Barbershops and hair salons
- Physical distancing measures will be in place.
- Employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Clients feeling unwell should reschedule their appointment.
- Everyone, including clients, must wear cloth face coverings while in the salon or barber shop and clients are encouraged to wear face coverings with earloops to ensure the face covering does not interfere with the hair service.
- Magazines, coffee and other amenities will not be available.
- Clients are encouraged to use credit cards and contactless payment systems. If electronic or card payment is not possible, customers should come with exact cash payment or check, if available.
- Stylists may only serve one client at a time.
For the detailed protocols visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_HairSalons_Barbershops.pdfPersonal grooming that is still closed, or prohibited, at this time:
In-person dining in restaurants
- Nail salons
- Spa services, including massage, facials and waxing
- Physical distancing measures will be in place.
- Employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Patrons feeling unwell should not eat at a restaurant.
- Outdoor seating and curbside pickup are prioritized.
- Reservations will be encouraged.
- Customers will be asked to wait for their table in their cars or outside the restaurant to prevent crowds from gathering.
- Diners must wear cloth face coverings when not eating.
- Bar areas will be closed.
- Occupancy capacity will be limited to 60% for the next three weeks.
For the detailed protocol visit: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_Restaurants.pdf
Los Angeles County is under a Safer at Work and in the Community order and public and private gatherings of people outside of a single household unit are not permitted except for public protests and faith-based services, which are permitted to operate with limits on the number of participants.
Everyone must continue to follow physical distancing and infection control protocols and wear a cloth face covering when in contact with others not in your household.Still closed are:
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Beach piers
- Indoor entertainment venues including arcades, bowling alleys, movie theaters, live performance theaters, concert halls, stadiums, arenas, theme parks, gaming facilities and festivals
- Indoor museums, galleries and zoos
- For a detailed list of what’s open and closed in L.A. County, visit: http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/HOO/SaferatHomeOrder_ExamplesofOpenings.pdf
The new openings are part of a phased progression guiding the safe resumption of public life in Los Angeles County, including the resumption and reopenings that include: in-person faith-based services, in-store shopping at retail stores, bike paths, drive-in movies and other recreational pursuits. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will amend its Health Officer Order accordingly.
Terranea Resort Reopening June 12
Terranea Resort is pleased to announce that with careful planning and consideration for the health and well-being of its guests and associates, the resort will reopen for overnight accommodations on June 12. As part of its ongoing commitment and in partnership with American Hotel & Lodging Association, California Hotel & Lodging Association, and Ecolab, Terranea has conducted a comprehensive review and enhancement of its existing high standards of service and care to ensure a safe and comfortable stay.
Terranea has implemented the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Safe Stay industry-wide initiative, developed under the guidance of its Advisory Council, comprised of industry leaders representing all segments of the hotel industry, and in conjunction with public health experts to advance best practices for protecting against the coronavirus. Terranea is Clean + Safe Certified by the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CHLA). Incorporating recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of Public Health, and county health departments, CHLA has established standards for guest and employee cleanliness, workplace cleaning and safety, and changing guest experiences. In addition, the resort has developed enhanced standards of care and cleanliness, as well as training and protocols, in partnership with cleaning industry expert Ecolab, with over 100 years of experience in assisting hospitality, public health, food safety and hygiene services.
Available services and amenities for resort guests with overnight accommodation reservations include:
- The Resort Pool and Vista Pool are open with social spacing and monitoring.
- The Links golf course is open for advanced tee times.
- Food and beverage offerings for carryout/takeaway which can be enjoyed poolside or at select picnic and dining areas, and in-room dining for guestrooms or private patios and balconies.
- Adventure activities such as kayaking, guided coastal hikes, stand-up paddle boarding, falconry, and more, are also available with social spacing and monitoring.
- marea and pointe discovery retail boutiques will be open with limited guest access.
- Coastal trails and Beach Cove access is partially open and subject to government guidelines.
- All other facilities are temporarily closed until further notice.
Read the full announcement at: https://www.terranea.com/press-center/press-releases/terranea-resort-reopening-with-enhanced-standards-of-care-promise-on-june-12-2020
DMV Further Extends Expiring Drivers Licenses
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is offering additional extensions to noncommercial driver licenses and permits so Californians can delay or avoid a DMV office visit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DMV has alerted California law enforcement of the new extensions. Californians with a suspended license are not eligible.
Drivers age 70 and older with a noncommercial license that expires in June or July will receive a 120-day temporary extension. The DMV had previously announced a 120-day extension for licenses expiring in March, April and May, and the DMV is further extending licenses expiring in March to be valid through July 31, 2020. California law requires drivers age 70 and older to visit a DMV field office to renew their license but gives the DMV authority to issue extensions. No individual action is required as eligible drivers will receive a paper license extension in the mail.
Drivers age 69 and younger with a noncommercial license that expires between March and July will receive a temporary extension through July 31, 2020. In most cases, these drivers are eligible for an online renewal and should try to renew their license online. While the extension is automatic, drivers 69 and younger will not receive a new card or an extension in the mail. As an option, these drivers can request a free temporary paper extension online through DMV’s Virtual Field Office to document their extension, though one is not needed to drive. Californians who previously requested an extension through May 31, 2020, are eligible to submit a new request to document the new date.
Driver license permits that expire in July or August are extended six months or to a date 24 months from the date of application, whichever is earlier.
All commercial licenses, endorsements and learner’s permits that expire between March and June will remain valid through June 30, 2020, to align with federal guidance. Select DMV offices reopened to the public earlier this month to serve customers with appointments and process transactions that can only be accomplished at an office, including commercial driver license transactions. Commercial drivers also can now submit medical certificate updates for their license through the DMV’s Virtual Field Office, virtual.dmv.ca.gov.
Maintain Social Distancing at the Pool This Summer
As summer begins, dive into these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for enjoying the pool and preventing the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
- In or out of the water, stay 6 feet away from people who do not live with you.
- Stay home if you are not feeling well.
- Use cloth face coverings when not in the water. Children under 2 years of age or anyone who has trouble breathing should not use face coverings.
- Limit sharing of pool toys and equipment.
Read the L.A. County Department of Public Health’s Protocols for the Reopening of Swimming Pools in Shared Residential Facilities at: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_ResidentialSwimmingPools.pdf
Palos Verdes Library District Launches Curbside Hold Pickup at All Locations
The Palos Verdes Library District will launch Curbside Hold Pick Up at all library locations starting Tuesday, June 2. During this time of safe distancing, the library would like to continue providing excellent service to the community by providing access to materials while the library remains closed.
Starting June 2, patrons can drive up to either Peninsula Center, Miraleste, or Malaga Cove Library branches to pick up their holds. For the safety of the community and library staff, all L.A. County Public Health guidelines will be followed to provide touch free services. These guidelines include the use of safety masks, quarantining of materials, and regular cleaning.
- Hold pick up starts June 2nd at all branches, Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
- Only items you have been notified that are available for pick up will be distributed.
- The library is not available for browsing. Please check your library accounts online, your email or call before arriving.
- Please have your face coverings on and library card ready.
- Peninsula Center roof parking lot at 650 Deep Valley Drive will be open for hold pick up. Signage will be posted for your convenience to drive up for service.
- Both Malaga Cove and Miraleste branches will allow you to park and pick up your hold.
- Malaga Cove parking lot entrance off of Via Pinale will allow for parking and pick up.
- Miraleste Library parking lot will be open and services will be provided at the front entrance.
The library buildings will be closed to the public and all other services will not be available. Book drops will reopen on Monday, June 8, 2020, and patrons are encouraged to place items on hold online by visiting www.pvld.org or calling the library phone messaging system 310-377-9584 ext. 601. Librarians will return your calls and assist you with your materials. Books, DVDs, video games, and music CDs will be available to be placed on hold. Magazines and newspapers will not be available.
Items will be quarantined and cleaned upon return, resulting in a delayed check-in. No overdue fines will be charged due to delay. Book donations are currently not being accepted.
Contact the Palos Verdes Library District for more information (310) 377-9584 or visit pvld.org/curbsideholdpickup
Upcoming Local Blood Drive
Blood donations have decreased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthy, eligible donors are urged to come out and give to ensure there’s lifesaving blood on the shelves for those who need it.
The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on Tuesday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pacific Unitarian Universalist Church, 5621 Montemalaga Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Reserve a time online at redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: PACIFICUNITARIANCHURCH.
Visit redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete the pre-donation paperwork.
The Red Cross has implemented additional precautions to ensure the safety of its donors and staff. There is no evidence that the novel coronavirus can be transmissible by blood transfusion, and there have been no reported cases worldwide of transmissions for any respiratory virus, including the novel coronavirus.
For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
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 29, there are 51,562 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 93 cases in Rancho Palos Verdes, 42 in Palos Verdes Estates, 14 in Rolling Hills Estates and two in Rolling Hills. Countywide, 2,290 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.