The Beach Cities Health District has been instrumental in helping the Beach Cities during the pandemic crisis. Below you will find curated information from the BCHD website.
1) Need Help?: During this time heightened health concern BCHD is available to offer help & support. If you or someone you know in the Beach Cities needs assistance with errands, health-related information or referrals, please call their Assistance, Information & Referral line: 310-374-3426 extension 256 seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or submit an online request here.
2) Testing: Beach Cities Health District has been working with Los Angeles County, the City of Redondo Beach & Providence Little Company of Mary to support COVID-19 testing efforts at the South Bay Galleria. Thank goodness for the South Bay Galleria for allowing the testing in their parking garage. New eligibility requirements were announced. Appointments have been filling up quickly. Please check the site for appointment availability at the South Bay Galleria or make an appointment at another LA County site. Click here to determine eligibility & to schedule a COVID-19 test.
3) Support through Donations: Beach Cities Health District has established a Beach Cities COVID-19 Fund to help residents impacted by COVID-19. The purpose of this fund is to provide vulnerable groups (older adults & adults with underlying health conditions) who are income-qualified with essentials like groceries, household supplies and cleaning supplies. A resident wishing to submit donations by check can mail those to
a. Beach Cities COVID-19 Fund, 1200 Del Amo Street, Redondo Beach CA 90277
b. To donate online click here
4) Neighbors Helping Neighbors: When helping neighbors, such as dropping off groceries & supplies, follow these best practices for the safety of yourself & our community. Remember to wear your cloth face-covering whenever you are out obtaining essential services & keep the cloth face covering on when you drop off groceries to your neighbor.
a. One way to help neighbors that you know is to drop off a Kindness Card to let them know you’re here to help:
i. Download a Kindness Card at home
ii. Cut the Kindness Card (Each sheet of paper has 2 cards)
iii. Fill in your contact information & check the items you are able to do
iv. Drop the Kindness Card off to the neighbors that you know
v. If your neighbor answers the door, remember to practice physical distancing & remain 6 feet away.
b. When you do deliver items
i. Ring the doorbell or knock on the door
ii. Place items on the doorstep
iii. Step 6 feet away from the door
iv. Wait for the neighbor to open the door
v. Wave, say hello & ask them how they are doing
vi. If they express needing additional help, you may suggest they call BCHD Assistance, Information & Referral line at 310-374-3426 ext 256 (7 days a week, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
vii. After you leave, wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 % alcohol.
Want more information?
Below is the BCHD 20 minute Neighbors Helping Neighbors Guidance Video.