Public Health Updates COVID-19 Recommendations

 With respiratory virus transmission and hospitalizations remaining elevated in Pasadena and across Los Angeles County, Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is asking residents to help limit exposures and take common sense precautions against the spread of COVID-19, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). On January 9, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated the State Public Health Officer Order for COVID-19 Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. These updates reflect changes to home isolation guidance for people who test positive for... continue reading »"Public Health Updates COVID-19 Recommendations"

Pasadena Maintains Masking and COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Workers

PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) reminds the community that health care workers (HCW) in Pasadena must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination and must wear masks in healthcare and direct care settings as required by Pasadena Health Officer Orders. Pasadena has observed evidence of a surge in local COVID-19 cases. Over the last month, there has been a 35% increase in weekly cases. We know this is an underestimate of cases because of the widespread adoption of at-home antigen tests,... continue reading »"Pasadena Maintains Masking and COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Workers"

Pasadena Health Officer Orders Require COVID-19 Booster Vaccine and Masking for Healthcare Workers

PASADENA, Calif.—Interim Health Officer Dr. Eric G. Handler issued updated health officer orders related to COVID-19 vaccination requirements for healthcare workers and masking requirements in healthcare facilities. The updated orders take effect on Monday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m. Vaccination: All healthcare workers must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations by completing a COVID-19 primary series and receiving the most recent booster dose within 15 days of becoming eligible as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... continue reading »"Pasadena Health Officer Orders Require COVID-19 Booster Vaccine and Masking for Healthcare Workers"

Pasadena Health Officer Rescinds Certain Local Orders, Aligns Pasadena With State's New COVID-19 Guidelines

PASADENA, Calif.—On Monday, March 13, Interim Health Officer Dr. Eric G. Handler rescinded certain local orders related to COVID-19 isolation, quarantine, and masking in public settings. Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will continue enhanced protective measures in healthcare settings. The rescission aligns the City of Pasadena with the following new guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH): Masking With current COVID-19 case and hospitalization levels, masking for the general public is based on individual preference. Vulnerable populations,... continue reading »"Pasadena Health Officer Rescinds Certain Local Orders, Aligns Pasadena With State's New COVID-19 Guidelines"

Pasadena City Council Votes to End COVID-19 Local Public Health Emergency

PASADENA, Calif.—At the March 6 council meeting, Pasadena City Council voted to adopt a resolution to terminate the local public health emergency. This action was recommended by Acting Director of Public Health Manuel Carmona and Interim Health Officer Dr. Eric G. Handler. With City Council’s adoption of the resolution, the COVID-19 local public health emergency in Pasadena ends effective immediately. The local public health emergency enabled the City to mobilize staff to respond to the pandemic and access state and... continue reading »"Pasadena City Council Votes to End COVID-19 Local Public Health Emergency"

Pasadena Ends Local COVID-19 Health Emergency

PASADENA, Calif.—Interim Health Officer Dr. Eric G. Handler has announced that Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will terminate the local public health emergency for COVID-19, effective 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 5. The end of the public health emergency comes as community spread of COVID-19 has decreased locally and statewide. Acting Director of Public Health Manuel Carmona will recommend the City Council ratify a resolution terminating both the local public health emergency and local emergency at the City Council Meeting... continue reading »"Pasadena Ends Local COVID-19 Health Emergency"

Public Health Department Updates Health Officer Orders and Asks Residents to Mask, Get Boosted

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department health officer orders have been revised to strongly recommend masking for everyone ages 2 years and older, regardless of vaccination status, in indoor workplaces, indoor public spaces, and public transit. In addition to strongly recommending masking in indoor workplaces, indoor public settings, and public transit, the health officer orders establish threshold criteria that would lead to mandatory masking, including COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and staffed inpatient hospital beds. Indoor masking continues to be required in all... continue reading »"Public Health Department Updates Health Officer Orders and Asks Residents to Mask, Get Boosted"

Pasadena Public Health Department Hosts Spanish-language COVID-19 Vaccine Community Discussion, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate.

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will host an in-person, Spanish-language event, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate., at Villa Parke (363 E. Villa St.) on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. This free event will feature real-time English translation. Panelists will share experiences and information to improve understanding of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and safety. The panel discussion will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, with complimentary lunch immediately following the presentation. Albertsons Pharmacy will provide... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Hosts Spanish-language COVID-19 Vaccine Community Discussion, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate."

#VaccinatePasadena Video Contest Winners to Receive Up to $1,500 Gift Cards During Awards Ceremony

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is announcing the winners of the innovative #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest during a ceremony at Day One, 175 N. Euclid Ave., on Thursday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. The #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest, launched this past February, gave Pasadena students ages 4-24 (grades TK-college) the opportunity to submit artwork or share a short video on TikTok or Instagram with a powerful and positive COVID-19 vaccine message. PPHD used print and digital media ads in English and Spanish... continue reading »"#VaccinatePasadena Video Contest Winners to Receive Up to $1,500 Gift Cards During Awards Ceremony"

City of Pasadena Announces Updated Mask Recommendations and COVID-19 Health Orders

PASADENA, Calif.—As of Thursday, March 3, LA County and Pasadena have moved into the low COVID-19 community level, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) community level designation. Therefore, Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is issuing updated health officer orders that will go into effect on Friday, March 4. Under these revised orders, indoor masking will be strongly recommended, but not required, for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, except in high-risk settings where federal and state regulations continue... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Updated Mask Recommendations and COVID-19 Health Orders"