The City of West Hollywood is responding to community needs and providing regular updates during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency and the City has been taking regular action to safeguard public health during the coronavirus emergency. The City of West Hollywood is taking extensive and proactive actions to continue providing recreation programming during the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.
“Staying engaged and active in creative ways is essential during this unprecedented time,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “As part of our City’s response, our Recreation Services team has launched the #WeRecAtHome series, a virtual Recreation Center that provides fun and educational activities, crafts, tutorials, games, and activities that people of all ages can enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. Come join us for #WeRecAtHome.”
The City’s #WeRecAtHome series will provide access to virtual programs and resources created by Recreation Services staff directly to the community. The City is developing content in a variety of recreation categories, each one with “We” to remind our community that we are united and we are #WeHoStrong. Categories include: WeFitness, WeDance, WeSports, WeCreate, WePlay, WeCare, WeEducate, WeRecreate, and WeCook.
#WeRecAtHome programming includes indoor scavenger hunts, art tutorials, self-care tips, sports drills, cooking tutorials, and virtual fitness programs for people of all ages that will be posted daily. Programming is designed to assist community members in limiting physical contact in promote social distancing while giving people tools to stay creative, active, and healthy. In addition to accessing the #WeRecAtHome series online through the website at www.weho.org/recreation, there will also be tips and tools posted on the City’s Recreation Services social media pages, at www.facebook.com/westhollywoodrec and www.instagram.com/wehorec.
The City of West Hollywood has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is advising community members to adhere to Los Angeles County Safer at Home and California State Stay at Home orders.
The City’s Recreation Services Division has suspended site-based operations until further notice and has cancelled facility reservations, programs, events, and activities. Additionally, parks are currently closed. Cancellations include programs and events listed in the Spring Rec Reader publication.
The City urges everyone to stay in place, maintain your space, and cover your face. Leave home only for essential needs; always use social distancing of at least six feet; and follow guidelines to use cloth face coverings such as bandanas or scarves so that medical masks, which are in short supply, are prioritized for health professionals.
West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to the public and has suspended all in-person transactions. All public City buildings, playgrounds, parks, and facilities are closed. City Hall will remain accessible for business and essential services with transactions to be conducted by phone (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at www.weho.org.
Processions to Cedars Will Salute Healthcare Workers on National Nurses Day
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is putting a strain on essential workers such as first responders and healthcare workers who are on the frontlines in the effort to care for coronavirus patients so the City of West Hollywood is setting out to recognize them in a special way on May 6.
National Nurses Day is a day of recognition to celebrate and honor the contributions that nurses have made and continue to make in our communities and throughout the nation. National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6, which marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, a week-long celebration to raise awareness of the value of nursing and educate the public on the role nurses play in meeting the healthcare needs of Americans. National Nurses Week concludes on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, or as she was more commonly known, “The Lady of the Lamp” and founder of modern nursing.
The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is coordinating two motorcades to honor healthcare workers on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, which is nationally recognized as National Nurses Day. The processions will begin at 9:45 a.m. and at 7:15 p.m. on Santa Monica Boulevard at La Cienega Boulevard and the motorcades will head west and then travel southbound on N. San Vicente Boulevard passing multiple medical center locations in West Hollywood en route to a destination outside the emergency room entrance of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Gracie Allen Drive. First responders will briefly stop, exit their vehicles and applaud healthcare workers while wearing face coverings and practicing appropriate social distancing.
“Our nurses and healthcare workers are nothing short of heroes,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore Lindsey P. Horvath. “The coronavirus pandemic has reminded us just how critical their work is to our everyday health and safety. This National Nurses Day means so much more to all of us — the City of West Hollywood and our LA County Sheriff’s West Hollywood Station and LA County Fire Stations; the City of Beverly Hills and Beverly Hills Police and Fire; the City of Los Angeles and LAPD and LAFD; the California Highway Patrol, and more — and we will honor these heroes in a special way for the care that they provide, which often goes unseen and unrecognized, in carrying us through this crisis.”
“As the worldwide response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, the critical importance of nurses in our society has been brought sharply into focus,” said City of West Hollywood Councilmember John Heilman. “More often than not, when a coronavirus patient ends up in a hospital, it is the nurses at the frontlines who are responsible for their care and treatment, putting themselves at risk in the process. We can’t say ‘thank you’ strongly enough.”
The City of West Hollywood encourages residents and community members to participate during this day of celebration while still adhering to LA County Safer At Home Orders and social distancing requirements. Suggested forms of participation include amplifying posts on social media channels, making yard or window signs and banners, participating in a coordinated daily applause or shout out for nurses and healthcare workers, and donating to organizations that are addressing the emerging needs of nurses and healthcare workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) health pandemic.
According to the American Nursing Association, nursing is the nation’s largest healthcare profession, with more than four million registered nurses in the United States. Registered nurses comprise one of the largest segments of the U.S. workforce and are the primary providers of hospital patient care, delivering most of the nation’s long-term care. In nursing, where workers are on the front lines of patient interactions, women make up more than 85 percent of the workforce. This year, with the onset of coronavirus, nurses have stepped up and shown the incredible impact they have on our healthcare system. It is more important than ever that we recognize National Nurses Day and celebrate the significance of nurses every day.
Beverly Hills Votes To Resume Plastic Surgery Despite Coronavirus Pandemic
BEVERLY HILLS (TMZ) — This is insane, but the Beverly Hills City Council somehow thinks it’s a good idea to open the city up for what some rich folks consider to be super-essential services — a neck job.
The Bev Hills city council voted 4-1 Wednesday to resume elective and cosmetic surgeries, allowing plastic surgeons to immediately reopen their doors to celebs and rich folk in need of work.
Bev Hills has one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in all of L.A. County. The vote came just as Governor Gavin Newsom closed ALL of California’s beaches to prevent the spread of the virus, so why the immediate need for a nose job?
The City passed an ordinance back on March 16 — around the time California closed down — imposing a moratorium on cosmetic and other elective procedures.
The lone dissenter on the City Council called the vote “extremely irresponsible.”
The reversal should please lots of famous folks … remember, “Botched” star and doc Terry Dubrow told us last month tons of celebs are clamoring for plastic surgery while they are out of the public eye due to the outbreak.
What’s interesting … will this set up a battle between the CA Gov and the City Council of Bev Hills? Our $$$’s on Gavin.
Messages of Hope in L.A.’s Skies, Private Planes Keep ‘Em Coming
LOS ANGELES (TMZ) — It’s about that time of the month again — where private planes fly around all over L.A. with some awesome messages that can be seen from the sky for miles … which is all free!
You might remember the letters from above from about a month ago, with messages like “WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS” and others like it. Welp, those affirmations of hope are back again — if you live in L.A., you might’ve seen them Saturday — but now, there were lots of different phrases trailing the aircrafts … this time, lots of shout-outs to frontline workers.
Some of the messages from this weekend read, “THANK YOU GROCERY AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS” (we know, it’s a mouthful, but worth saying), as well as, “❤️ FIRST RESPONDERS,” and last, but not least — “STAY STRONG LA.” Good stuff.
We’ve learned that the people doing this are part of the aviator Stinis Family, who volunteer their own planes and pilots for this cause … all just to lift people’s spirits. They make their way to the DTLA and Hollywood areas, up to Burbank, back down to Santa Monica and Beverly Hills … and then head south hitting Huntington Beach, Anaheim and Irvine, before finally ending the flight back at Chino Airport in San Bernardino County.
The coolest thing about these giant messages in the sky is that they are, in fact, massive. Apparently, each letter is about as tall as the Empire State Building (about 1,200 feet) and can be seen from 5 to 7 miles from wherever they are. Neat!
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