Beach Cities Democrats Website
Our website has been refreshed! Take a look! And while you’re there (or here), renew your dues so you can be sure you’re paid up and ready to vote until the summer of 2022. We thank you in advance for continuing to support the club and for helping avoid Edna from having to call each and every one of you to remind you to pay dues.
From the office of Representative Ted Lieu
As Californians continue to face hardship from the pandemic, Governor Newsom announced immediate actions to provide much-needed relief to individuals, businesses and families. The relief items include $600 stimulus checks, $2 billion in grants for small businesses, $100 million in emergency student aid, and more.
Covered California is currently holding a special enrollment period where eligible and uninsured Californians can sign up for a health care plan that works for them. To get started, please go to www.coveredca.com.
If you need someone to talk to, please call the LA County Department of Mental Health hotline at (800) 854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741.
If you are in need of food assistance; housing relief; information about COVID-19; and more, please call 2-1-1 or visit 211la.org.
From City of Hermosa Beach
Workers and employers can anonymously report to Public Health clusters of COVID-19 cases at worksites as well as violations of Health Officer Orders and Protocols in the workplace. A complaint system to report violations is available online at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.
From the Beach Cities Health District
Face masks work best when everyone wears them consistently and correctly over their mouth and nose. Face masks protect the wearer and those around them. However, not all face masks offer the same protection.
When choosing a face mask, make sure it:
· Has two or more layers of breathable, tightly woven material;
· Completely covers your nose and mouth; and
· Fits snugly against your face, including on the sides, and has no gaps.
A face mask with a nose wire can keep air from leaking out of the top of the mask, which will also help reduce fogging if you wear glasses.
To improve the fit of medical procedure masks, the CDC recommends fitting a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask (referred to as “double masking”) and knotting the ear loops of a medical procedure mask and then tucking in and flattening the extra material close to the face. It is not recommended to double mask with a KN95 or two disposable masks as this does not improve the fit.
As a reminder, a face mask is NOT a substitute for physical distancing. They are an additional tool against COVID-19.
If you or someone you know in the Beach Cities needs help with health-related information and referrals, or errand assistance and meal delivery, please call our Assistance, Information & Referral line at 310-374-3426, ext. 256, seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. or visit us online at bchd.org/resources.
From Dency Nelson
The Beach Cities Health District is still recruiting for the Healthy Minds Brain Study. They are looking for adults 55 and older who live in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach to join their study. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Nicole Lunde by clicking here, or call her at 310-374-3426, Ext. 120. More information and an online inquiry form can be found by clicking here.
January 4 Special ADEM Meeting Minutes
January 27 Meeting Minutes