Celebrate Halloween Responsibly

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in offering advice on celebrating Halloween in a lower-risk environment to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As children under 12 years old are not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccination and COVID-19 is still widespread in our community, precautions are highly recommended at this time. Recommendations include: Everyone age 12 and over should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated remains the single best way to... continue reading »"Celebrate Halloween Responsibly"

Pasadena Public Health Department Announces Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is administering Pfizer vaccine third ("booster") doses in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance for a booster dose in several population groups, as well as those in high risk occupational and institutional settings. Boosters are currently only available to individuals who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Those who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson will need to wait until the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and CDC review the... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Announces Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics"

Vaccine Verification To Be Required at Outdoor Mega Events and Indoors at Bars and Nightclubs

PASADENA, Calif.—A Pasadena Health Officer Order was issued today, Sept. 27, that requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a pre-entry negative test for outdoor mega events starting Oct. 7; children under 12 years of age are exempt. The Health Officer Order also requires vaccination verification for customers and employees at indoor portions of bars, breweries, nightclubs and lounges. The requirement for vaccine verification or a negative test within 72 hours prior to attending an outdoor mega event aligns with President... continue reading »"Vaccine Verification To Be Required at Outdoor Mega Events and Indoors at Bars and Nightclubs"

City of Pasadena Issues Updated Health Order Requiring Indoor Masking, Regardless of Vaccination Status

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena health officer has issued an updated health order, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2021, reinstating the use of masks for everyone in indoor public settings and businesses, regardless of vaccination status. The mandate comes as both Pasadena and Los Angeles County have seen an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Since June 15, when most restrictions from the state were lifted, the average daily incident case rate of COVID-19 in the city... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Issues Updated Health Order Requiring Indoor Masking, Regardless of Vaccination Status"

First Delta Variant COVID-19 Cases in Pasadena Residents Confirmed, Public Urged to Get Vaccinated

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has received the first confirmed reports of the COVID-19 Delta variant infection in six Pasadena residents. The Delta variant was identified in laboratory specimens from these residents through genomic sequence testing. The households infected in Pasadena included a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Through contact tracing, PPHD has linked all of the cases to household exposures. To protect the privacy of the individuals, no further information will be released. This SARS-CoV-2 virus variant... continue reading »"First Delta Variant COVID-19 Cases in Pasadena Residents Confirmed, Public Urged to Get Vaccinated"

Pasadena Health Officer Order Aligns With State Reopening

PASADENA, Calif.—Starting Tuesday, June 15, many sectors and activities in the city of Pasadena will be able to resume per the health officer order to comply with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance for use of face coverings and select sector public health protocols. With the percentage of the California population vaccinated against COVID-19 increasing and cases of COVID-19 and related hospitalizations decreasing, the State of California will rescind its Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework effective June... continue reading »"Pasadena Health Officer Order Aligns With State Reopening"

Pasadena To Align With State June 15 Masking Guidelines

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will align with the state's masking guidance that reflects the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and provides information about higher risk settings where masks are required. Starting Tuesday, June 15, masks will not be required for fully-vaccinated individuals, except in the following settings where masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status: On public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) and in transportation hubs... continue reading »"Pasadena To Align With State June 15 Masking Guidelines"

Pasadena Will Align With State and Maintain Current Requirements for Face Masks Until June 15

PASADENA, Calif.—Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance indicating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume some activities without wearing masks or physically distancing except where required by local law and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. This statement of confidence in the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines is welcome and supported by science. On May 17, the state announced that existing face mask guidance remains in place until June 15.... continue reading »"Pasadena Will Align With State and Maintain Current Requirements for Face Masks Until June 15"

Pasadena Transitions to Yellow Tier, Aligns with CDC Guidance for Fully-Vaccinated Individuals, and Resumes Administering Johnson & Johnson

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena will move to Tier 4 (Yellow) for activities and businesses in the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The City of Pasadena Health Officer has issued a Health Officer Order, which requires all individuals and businesses to comply with the restrictions and limitations set forth in the yellow tier. Effective Wednesday, May 5, 12:01 a.m., the following activities will be permitted to occur in strict adherence with the updated Pasadena... continue reading »"Pasadena Transitions to Yellow Tier, Aligns with CDC Guidance for Fully-Vaccinated Individuals, and Resumes Administering Johnson & Johnson"

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"