Pasadena Public Libraries Reopen for Limited Express Service

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Library is pleased to announce that it will reopen three library sites for in-person express service this month. This is the beginning of a phased in-person reopening for Pasadena’s libraries. Central Library will reopen on Thursday, April 15, with limited hours. Hastings and La Pintoresca Branch Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, April 20, also with limited hours. With Pasadena entering the orange tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, libraries have been cleared to safely... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Libraries Reopen for Limited Express Service"

Pasadena Transit to Resume Collecting Fares April 12

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Transit will resume collecting fares on Monday, April 12. In response to COVID-19, Pasadena Transit implemented a number of operational procedures and policies in order to provide the safest environment possible for customers and bus operators, including temporarily suspending fare collection which occurs at the front of the bus. Driver barriers have since been installed, thus enabling front-door boarding and fare collection to resume. If a customer had an active 30-day pass that was interrupted by the stay-at-home... continue reading »"Pasadena Transit to Resume Collecting Fares April 12"

City of Pasadena Moves Into Orange Tier Effective Monday, April 5

PASADENA, Calif.—As of Monday, April 5, many sectors in Pasadena will be able to open or increase capacity due to movement of the Pasadena Public Health jurisdiction into the Orange Tier 3 (moderate COVID-19 disease transmission) of the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Starting Monday, April 5, at 12:01 a.m., the following activities will be permitted to occur in strict adherence with the updated Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) protocols: Restaurants may open for indoor dining at a maximum... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Moves Into Orange Tier Effective Monday, April 5"

Pasadena Public Health Department Confirms First Case of B.1.1.7., U.K. Variant, in Pasadena Resident

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has received the first confirmed report of infection in a Pasadena resident with the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7. This variant was first identified in the United Kingdom, spreads more easily and quickly (about 50% increased transmission) than other variants, and likely causes more severe disease based on hospitalizations and case fatality rates. The person infected in Pasadena was an adult, and the variant was identified through California Department of Public Health genomic surveillance testing of... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Confirms First Case of B.1.1.7., U.K. Variant, in Pasadena Resident"

City of Pasadena Moves Into Red Tier Effective Monday, March 15

PASADENA, Calif.—The state has announced that California has met the vaccine equity goal that allows public health jurisdictions in Los Angeles County, including Pasadena, to move into the red tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy effective Sunday, March 14. As of Monday, March 15, 12:01 a.m., the following activities will be permitted to occur in strict adherence with the updated Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) protocols: Gyms, Fitness Facilities, Yoga and Dance Studios Gyms, fitness facilities, yoga and... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Moves Into Red Tier Effective Monday, March 15"

City of Pasadena Public Health Department Update

One in every four Pasadena residents over age 16 have received at least one dose PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Public Health Department is highly encouraged by current data that shows vaccine is getting into the arms of community members in accordance with current tiers. Over the past month, 71% of Pasadena residents age 65 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. High rates of vaccination have been made possible in part through the efforts of... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Public Health Department Update"

State Lifts Regional Stay Home Order, Pasadena Returns to Purple Tier 1

PASADENA, Calif.—On Monday, Jan. 25, the governor lifted California’s Regional Stay Home Order that set strict requirements and limitations on businesses. Pasadena has now returned to the state’s tiered system for reopening, essentially where the city was in December, prior to the state order. Specifically, Pasadena is back to Purple Tier 1. Effective Jan. 25, Pasadena businesses and other organizations must again follow Purple Tier 1 restrictions and guidelines. While the most restrictive tier, the return to the status quo... continue reading »"State Lifts Regional Stay Home Order, Pasadena Returns to Purple Tier 1"

Online Application Portal for Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Opens Monday, January 25

Program provides up to 50 small businesses with grants of $7,500 each PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena and Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) announce the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program to assist small businesses in Pasadena impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides approximately 50 reimbursable grants of $7,500 each to qualifying small businesses. Source of funds for the program are provided by the City’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation. PCF was chosen by the City to... continue reading »"Online Application Portal for Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Opens Monday, January 25"

City of Pasadena Announces New Website With COVID Vaccine Updates

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena has launched a new webpage with vaccine information to keep the community updated and provide a link for healthcare workers to learn about getting the vaccine. From the start of the pandemic, data and science have guided Pasadena’s response to COVID-19. That continues to be true when it comes to vaccines. Pasadena continues to distribute and administer the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines as quickly as possible. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine have been... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces New Website With COVID Vaccine Updates"

City of Pasadena Receives First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has announced that it has received 1,950 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This shipment was delivered directly to Huntington Hospital, and vaccinations are expected to begin tomorrow. Additional Moderna vaccine doses are expected to arrive in the coming weeks. Healthcare workers and residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities will be the first to receive the vaccine. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine require two doses and provide the same... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Receives First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine"