Here's What's Going On In Redondo
How Do We Open Up – Safely – Only Once?
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OK, here’s the $4 Trillion question:
Planning is beginning at the Federal, State, County and City levels and there’s one key word that keeps popping up. “Together.”
I’m your neighbor, we’ve all been “Safer At Home” since March 19th, and I want to open up just as bad as you do. I miss the beach, golf, dining at restaurants and going to concerts – and we’ll do those things again – but we have to be patient, work together, and only open once.
So, in today’s Around Redondo newsletter, I’m sharing with you:
- LA County Public Health’s COVID-19 case counts (South Bay)
- Governor Newsom’s 6-point framework for opening up CA
- BCHD’s first draft of the Beach Cities’ plan
- Invitation to a Zoom Call with Laura Emdee (my City Council colleague) to begin the conversation.
We are just beginning the process and there are no solid answers.
There is no “light switch” to flip, and if we don’t open up properly, we’ll have to do this again. I don’t want to do this again, and I know you don’t either.
My Request: Please read through and begin thinking about how we do this “Together.”
I will share information and do my best to answer your questions.
We can do this.
Stay safe, and I look forward to hearing from you!
John F. Gran
Redondo Beach City Council
Redondo Beach City Actions
What is Redondo Beach Doing?
Here are the Local Orders that have been Issued thus far
Regarding the COVID-19 pandemic
LA County Public Health - New Release - 04/21/2020
Click here for the full News Release. The CoLAPH provides demographics and confirmed counts for all cities in LA County and shares a comprehensive overview of the situation.
For Around Redondo, I’m just providing counts for the South Bay Cities.
* These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. Seventy-six previously reported cases were not in Public Health’s jurisdiction.
*** Rate is crude and is per 100,000. This represents the number of cases per 100,000 people and allows for the proportional comparison of cities of different sizes.
Governor Newsom's 6-Point Framework
The Governor’s 6-Point Framework
This Framework is the Starting Point for Opening Up California
Governor Newsom has provided a framework for California to begin planning our opening up goals and strategies.
We start with the framework and apply the principles to our local cities and economies.
Governor Newsom is quick to point out that the reopening is not like a light switch — “It’s more like a dimmer.” His goal for California is to refrain from toggling back and forth between more restrictive and less restrictive measures.
His framework will help us create and execute a strategy that requires modified behavior by residents and businesses in helping prevent a possible surge weeks or months from now.
The CA Framework Includes:
- The ability to monitor and protect communities through testing, tracking positive cases, properly isolate and support individuals who are positive and/or exposed to COVID-19.
- The ability to prevent infection in high-risk groups, including older residents, the homeless and those with underlying health conditions.
- The ability for hospitals and health care systems to handle a potential surge in cases through adequate staffing, hospital beds and supplies including ventilators, masks and other personal protective equipment.
- The ability to develop therapeutics to meet the demand.
- The ability for businesses, schools and childcare facilities to support physical distancing guidelines as well as provide supplies and equipment to workforces and customers to keep them safe from illness.
- Developing guidelines to determine when to reinstitute certain measures, such as Safer at Home guidelines, if necessary, based on relevant data.
This framework is our starting point.
What do you think?
BCHD Provides A Starting Point
Beginning our Local Conversations
Let's Discuss our District and Our City
We are in the middle of this COVID-19 pandemic and our first priority is your safety.
Please continue to practice “Social Distancing” and follow the “Safer at Home” Order.
Here’s a good way to look at our current situation:
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Be Safe and Healthy – we’ll get through this together!
John F. Gran
Redondo Beach City Council