Pandemic cancels International Surf Festival, but not Surf Festival traditions.
by Dr. Pissed Off People are idiots. That is why, at the risk of being annoying and repetitive, I am reviewing how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Social distance: There is a lot of discussion regarding aerosol, large droplets and surface transmission of SARS-COV-2. The greatest risk is due to airborne droplets containing […]
When Hermosa Ironman veterans’ Mark Koenigsknecht, Florencio Mendoza and Ambrosio Avestruz learned the Fourth of July tradition was cancelled because of the difficulty social distancing in a drunken mosh pit, they enlisted their 16th Street walk street neighbors in a mini Fourth of July Hermosa Ironman.
Despite the cancellation of ocean competition, as a result of the pandemic, paddlers continue to paddle. A popular workout is hosted by Jay Russell on Thursday evenings at 16th Street in Hermosa.
The Lundquist Institute researchers conduct large scale clinical trials of Oxford’s promising COVID-19 vaccine
The Lundquist Foundation researcher Dr. Eric Daar is helping conduct large scale clinical trials of a promising vaccine developed at the University of Oxford in England.
A fund to help downtown Hermosa Beach businesses survive the pandemic has raised almost $50,000.
Hermosa Beach Schools Superintendent Jason Johnson is beginning a new job in a new school district in the midst of what he called “the most dramatic change in education, ever.”
Fines of $100 for not wearing masks in public while not social distancing were approved on a 4 to 1 vote by an angry Manhattan Beach City Council.
When should I get tested for COVID-19? What is Close Contact? Answers to these and more questions about COVID-19
By Dan Smith, Beach Cities Health District Q: My friend just tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do now? Dr. Kim: The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone who has been in close contact (see below) with someone who has COVID-19 should quarantine themselves for 14 days. If you begin to experience […]
by Mark McDermott On Saturday morning, April 4, Nick Winnie went for a little walk with his fiancee, three-year-old stepson, and dog in North Manhattan Beach. It was the third weekend since the statewide “Stay At Home” lockdown had been enacted. Winnie and his little family unit had been giving themselves 20 minutes of outdoor […]
Two, maybe three will die. How do we know that? Because in the three Beach Cities 489 people have had COVID-19 and 15 of them are dead. That’s three percent of detected cases, on the button.
Realtor Greg Geilman, who had COVID-19, uses ‘Domo Gives’ project to sell three houses free for others impacted by virus
by Mark McDermott In late March, a strange, distressing, and potentially awful thing happened to Greg Geilman. He fell ill with COVID-19. Geilman, who is 50, started feeling ill and self-isolated on March 12, but was unable to find any medical facility that would test him for the virus. Things took a turn […]
“Safe in the South Bay” Program Aims to Reassure Public, Help Local Businesses & Restaurants Comply with County Health Order
Chambers of Commerce, Beach Cities Health District Provide Guidance for Area Businesses
By Dan Smith, Beach Cities Health District A new program in four South Bay cities will highlight businesses that are actively working to protect their employees and customers and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as Los Angeles County continues its Roadmap to Recovery. Los Angeles County indicated that over the weekends of May 30, June […]
Like seat belts, face coverings are an easy way to have a positive impact on your community
By Tom Bakaly, CEO, Beach Cities Health District It’s time to wear your face coverings. Like it or not, COVID-19 is going to be around for a while. The safest thing to do is physically distance. We did that and demonstrated that the strategy was not economically sustainable. So, the Country opened while the threat […]
by Mark McDermott The County of Los Angeles announced Monday afternoon that beaches will be closed the entirety of the 4th of July weekend due to a spike in COVID-19 cases that has brought the county’s total to over 100,000. The closure, which includes parking lots serving beaches, will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday and […]