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:
As we head into the weekend, whether you are celebrating in person or from a distance, the City would like to wish all of our dads a Happy Father’s Day!
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
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, 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.
Nail Salons, Spas, Tattoo Shops, Casinos, Bars and Wineries May Now Reopen with Safeguards
Today, Los Angeles County’s Safer at Work and in the Community Order was modified to allow the following sectors to reopen with infection control and distancing requirements:
- Nail salons
- Cosmetology services
- Spas offering aesthetic and massage services
- Tattoo and piercing shops
- Tanning salons
- Casinos, card rooms and satellite wagering sites
- Bar and wineries not anchored to food services
These businesses can open, in some cases at limited capacity, once they have the appropriate infection control and distancing requirements in place. In addition, protests and faith-based services held outdoors will no longer have limits on how many people can participate.
Read the Safer at Work and in the Community Order (revised June 18, 2020) (PDF)
Los Angeles County remains in Phase 3 of the State’s Resilience Roadmap
Residents must continue to practice physical distancing, wear cloth face coverings and follow Public Health directives.
If at any time the County’s rate of infection and other key metrics demonstrate a rapid acceleration of new cases that threatens to overwhelm the healthcare system, the Department of Public Health and the Board of Supervisors may need to limit future re-openings or close reopened sectors.At a Glance: Highlights of the Guidelines for Reopening
- All employees and customers will be screened for symptoms, including cough and fever. Anyone feeling unwell should stay home.
- Customers must wear a face covering at all times, unless exempted for a particular service.
- Physical distancing must be maintained and capacity will be limited.
- Waiting rooms will be limited or closed and amenities, such as magazines, will be removed.
- Reservations are required for personal services.
- Contactless forms of payments are encouraged.
Esthetician, Skin Care, Electrolysis and Cosmetology Services
- Staff must wear a cloth face covering at all times. Staff may be required to wear a respirator, which is necessary when ventilation is insufficient to reduce exposure below permissible exposure limits established in state code.
- For certain procedures workers may need to wear, in addition to their face covering, a face shield and gloves.
- You may not receive multiple services, for example a manicure and a pedicure, at the same time.
- Reservations are required.
- Customers must wear face coverings at all times while in the facility, except when the face covering must be removed for the performance of services involving that part of the face.
- In addition to face coverings, staff are required to wear a face shield when they are providing services that do not enable the client to wear a face covering. Staff should also wear disposable gloves throughout the entire esthetic service.
Tattoo and Piercing Services
- Staff must wash their hands before any services are provided.
- Customers must wear face coverings during the entirety of the massage service.
- Hand treatments will be provided as the last part of the service.
- Gloves are required throughout the tattoo and piercing sessions.
- Mouth/nose area piercings and tattooing are suspended.
Read the Reopening Protocol for Personal Care Establishments (PDF)Card rooms
- Occupancy is limited to 50%, and food and beverages are only allowed at restaurants and bars.
Read the Reopening Protocol for Cardrooms, Satellite Wagering Facilities and Racetracks with Onsite Wagering (PDF)Bars and wineries
- Bars and wineries may serve only alcohol and the establishment does not need to be affiliated with food services, as the previous order required.
- Customers will not be able to order drinks at the bar or counter.
- Capacity is limited to 50% and customers will need to be seated to order and consume beverages.
- No entertainment is allowed.
Read the Reopening Protocol for Bars, Wineries and Brewery Tasting Rooms (PDF)
Remember, It Can Take up to 14 Days from Time of Exposure for You to Test Positive for COVID-19
It can take up to 14 days from time of exposure for you to test positive for COVID-19. If you have been in large gatherings and think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, especially if you were unable to physically distance and were around others not wearing a cloth face covering, the safest thing you can do is self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. If you develop symptoms while you are in self-quarantine, get tested and isolate for 10 days and an additional three days until you are fever-free and until your respiratory symptoms have passed.
Read self-quarantine instructions at: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/docs/COVHomeQuarantine.pdf
Beware of COVID-19 Online Scams
Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding coronavirus. They’re setting up websites to sell bogus products, and using fake emails, texts, and social media posts as a ruse to take your money and get your personal information. They are forging emails mentioning the outbreak that appear to be from business partners or public institutions to try to get users to open the messages, unleashing malware.
How do I know if a coronavirus email is a scam?
Follow normal online tips to protect your money and identity. Most importantly, do not click on links or respond to an e-mail that you do not recognize.
The emails and posts may be promoting awareness and prevention tips or fake information about cases in your neighborhood. They also may be asking you to donate to victims, offering advice on unproven treatments, or contain malicious email attachments.
Scams about COVID-19 Vaccine Cures:
There is currently no vaccine and no specific treatment to prevent or treat a coronavirus infection. Scientists are working on these issues. However, scammers are taking advantage of fear and misinformation to take people’s money.
Can I pay to be on a list to be the first to receive a vaccine?
No. Do not give money to anyone that claims a payment will put you on a list to fast-track receiving a vaccination.
There are no lists being generated for people to receive vaccinations. When a vaccine does become available, your medical provider will notify you.
Should I buy a product that claims to cure coronavirus?
Be wary of anyone touting any type of medical miracle or holistic cures. Using questionable and untested products will cost you money and potentially be dangerous to your health.
Think twice before spending money on a product that claims to cure a wide range of diseases.
Be suspect of products that provide only patient testimonials as evidence of their effectiveness. Patient testimonials can be made up and embellished, and they are no substitute for true scientific evidence.
Before using any product that makes these claims, consult with your doctor or health care professional to ensure it is safe to use.
How can I buy a kit to test myself at home for coronavirus?
Home testing kits for some common medical issues are available at many retailers. However, there are no home test kits for coronavirus.
Be wary of the unapproved or fraudulent test kits being marketed on the Internet, in magazines, and elsewhere.
Patients who suspect they may have the virus or that they may be infected should consult with a physician on the best way to provide a specimen for testing.
Should I invest in a company that’s working on a coronavirus vaccine or cure?
Be alert to “investment opportunities” or offers to crowd fund for a cure. If you see one of these promotions, ignore it.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is warning people about online promotions, including on social media, claiming that the products or services of publicly-traded companies can prevent, detect, or cure coronavirus. The promotions claim that the stock of these companies will dramatically increase in value as a result.
Keep in mind that contributing to a crowd fund will not guarantee any results and contributions to a crowd fund may not be refundable.
As of June 19, there are 79,609 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 116 cases in Rancho Palos Verdes, 46 in Palos Verdes Estates, 18 in Rolling Hills Estates and two in Rolling Hills. Countywide, 3,063 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.