City of Pasadena Dog Park and Disc Golf Course Will Reopen Friday, June 5

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will reopen the disc golf course at Hahamongna Park and the Alice Frost Kennedy Dog Park at Viña Vieja Park on Friday, June 5. With guidance from the Pasadena Public Health Department, additional safety protocols are in place and can be found on the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department website. Signage is posted at the entrance of the newly reopened recreation amenities advising visitors of these safety protocols and... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Dog Park and Disc Golf Course Will Reopen Friday, June 5"

City of Pasadena Launches Website to Help Small Businesses

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena has launched expedited permit and plan check processes to facilitate the rapid reopening of qualified dining and retail establishments seeking to comply with COVID-19 protocols and social distancing requirements. The City will also allow certain restaurants to temporarily expand dining areas outdoors. The expedited permits and plan check processes are now available through an online application portal. Through the portal, qualified restaurant and retail businesses can apply for express plan checks for structural and non-structural... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Launches Website to Help Small Businesses"

Curfew in Effect Starting at 6 P.M. June 2

In accordance with Los Angeles County’s Order, the City of Pasadena is implementing another curfew from 6 p.m. June 2 through 6 a.m. June 3. No person should be in any public area unless they are emergency workers with identification or are traveling to or from work. People should stay home during the curfew. It is okay to walk in your neighborhood, but please avoid business areas after curfew. Any person found outside after the curfew is subject to citation... continue reading »"Curfew in Effect Starting at 6 P.M. June 2"

Pasadena Public Library Expands Curbside Pickup Service

PASADENA, Calif. — Following the successful launch of curbside pickup service at Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena Public Library has expanded curbside pickup service to seven of its branch libraries. Curbside pickup service is now available Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Central Library and Allendale, Hastings, Lamanda Park, La Pintoresca, Linda Vista, San Rafael and Santa Catalina Branch Libraries. Library patrons are able to pick up previously-reserved materials at their neighborhood branch. Patrons are contacted individually... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Library Expands Curbside Pickup Service"

Hair Salons, Barbershops and In-Person Dining to Reopen With Safeguards in Place

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena health officer has issued a revised Safer at Home Order allowing hair salons and barbershops to reopen and in-person dining in restaurants to resume with safeguards in place. This new phase of reopening aligns with neighboring communities, moving Southern California towards a regional recovery and supporting our service-oriented businesses, many of which are small and locally-owned. This step forward doesn’t mean the threat of COVID-19 is gone. Residents must continue to practice physical distancing, wear... continue reading »"Hair Salons, Barbershops and In-Person Dining to Reopen With Safeguards in Place"

Rose Bowl COVID-19 Testing Site Is Migrating to Local Clinics May 29

PASADENA, Calif.—The drive-thru testing currently located at the Rose Bowl Stadium is transitioning to local clinics on Friday, May 29, at 5 p.m. The City and Huntington Hospital have provided resources since April 8 to allow the testing site to function. Since opening in early April, the site has performed over 9,000 COVID-19 tests for local residents and essential workers. Pasadena residents who tested positive for COVID-19 were subsequently contacted by members of the Pasadena Public Health Department to advise... continue reading »"Rose Bowl COVID-19 Testing Site Is Migrating to Local Clinics May 29"

Pasadena Installs Nation's Largest Public EV Fast-Charging Station

PASADENA, Calif. — The City of Pasadena is pleased to announce the opening of the Marengo Charging Plaza at 155 E. Green St. With a total of 44 chargers—24 Superchargers installed by Tesla and 20 fast chargers installed by the City of Pasadena—the Marengo Charging Plaza is the largest public electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging plaza in the nation. Since the City launched the PowerUp Pasadena campaign in 2018, Pasadena has offered some of the most generous rebates to purchase/lease new... continue reading »"Pasadena Installs Nation's Largest Public EV Fast-Charging Station"

City of Pasadena Provides Chronology of Attention to Long-Term Care Facilities

PASADENA, Calif.—At the request of the City Council, an outside consultant has provided a report with a high-level snapshot of the unfolding of key events surrounding the onset of COVID-19 infection in the city of Pasadena, and a chronology of the Pasadena Public Health Department's actions to prepare for, respond and mitigate the threat of COVID-19 in Pasadena’s long-term care facilities. Concurrently, the Office of the City Attorney has released a related memorandum entitled “Summary of the Health Officer’s Authority... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Provides Chronology of Attention to Long-Term Care Facilities"

City of Pasadena Announces Webinars and Q&A Opportunities for Business Sectors

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena has announced a series of Business Briefing and Q&A webinars for several business sectors impacted by current COVID health orders. Business representatives are encouraged to attend their industry-specific webinar to dialogue with City staff regarding updates, questions and comments about future phase reopenings. Individuals unable to attend the scheduled business briefings may submit questions directly to the city via the COVID-19 Information for Businesses webpage at www.cityofpasadena.net/economicdevelopment/covid-19-business-resources. Businesses are also encouraged to subscribe to the... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Webinars and Q&A Opportunities for Business Sectors"

City Requests State Health Officer Clarification Regarding Local Control of Reopening

PASADENA, Calif.—City of Pasadena Public Health Director Dr. Ying-Ying Goh has contacted the California Department of Public Health advocating for local control over the reopening process. Up until now, Pasadena has been required to follow the state’s guidelines and the only local control was the ability to have stricter guidelines than the state. The governor signaled a change in course on this with the possibility that local health jurisdictions have some control over the reopening process. Specifically, the governor indicated... continue reading »"City Requests State Health Officer Clarification Regarding Local Control of Reopening"