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"

Pasadena to Launch Great Plates Delivered Program to Support Older Adults and Local Businesses

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is participating in the State of California’s Great Plates Delivered initiative. In partnership with local restaurants, the City will provide three home-delivered meals per day to qualifying older adults. Great Plates Delivered helps adults 65 and older, and adults 60-64 who are at high risk from COVID-19 stay home and stay healthy, and provides essential economic stimulus to local businesses. “This is a wonderful opportunity to support some of our most vulnerable residents and help... continue reading »"Pasadena to Launch Great Plates Delivered Program to Support Older Adults and Local Businesses"

City of Pasadena Tennis and Pickleball Courts Reopen

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services has reopened certain recreation amenities and park areas, including tennis and pickleball courts, the archery range, casting pond, and community gardens. With guidance from the County of Los Angeles and 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... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Tennis and Pickleball Courts Reopen"

Pasadena Public Library Offers Curbside Pickup Service

PASADENA, Calif.—With the opening of local retail for curbside pickup, Pasadena Public Library began piloting curbside pickup service at Central Library on May 12. The service is offered Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the library’s North parking lot, 285 E. Walnut St. Each patron is contacted individually and informed that the materials they have placed on hold are ready for pickup. They are then given instructions as to when and where to pick them up.... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Library Offers Curbside Pickup Service"

Planning Department to Host Virtual Open Houses for All Eight Specific Plans

PASADENA, Calif.—In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to engage the community, the City of Pasadena Planning & Community Development Department will hold virtual open houses for its program Our Pasadena—Putting the Plan in Motion starting in July. Our Pasadena was launched in 2018 as a step towards the implementation of the City’s General Plan, which guides future growth and development for Pasadena. Since the launch of the program, a growing number of community members have engaged... continue reading »"Planning Department to Host Virtual Open Houses for All Eight Specific Plans"

Rose Bowl Loop Reopens for Recreational Users

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena reopened the Rose Bowl loop today for pedestrians, runners and cyclists. Users must abide by the following guidelines: Practice physical distancing and provide at least six feet of space at all times. Face coverings should be worn—even when exercising—as long as your airflow is not restricted. Gather with members of the same household only. Alert one another when passing by and allow room to safely pass. Users must also take their trash with them to... continue reading »"Rose Bowl Loop Reopens for Recreational Users"

Cluster of COVID-19 Cases Traced to Birthday Party

PASADENA, Calif.—As Mother’s Day approaches, the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) reminds residents that the best way to celebrate is by staying home and staying healthy. PPHD recently identified a cluster of COVID-19 cases among attendees of a birthday party. Through contact tracing, the PPHD disease investigation team discovered more than five laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and many more ill individuals. Contact tracing is the process of identifying individuals who may have come into contact with an infected person and collecting... continue reading »"Cluster of COVID-19 Cases Traced to Birthday Party"

City of Pasadena Announces Reopening of Some Non-Essential Businesses

PASADENA, Calif.—City of Pasadena Public Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh has issued a revised order consistent with state and county orders announcing that effective Friday, May 8, lower-risk non-essential businesses can reopen for curbside pickup. These businesses are required to adhere to physical distancing and infection control practices. Curbside pickup will require customers to call the store upon arrival to have an employee bring their order out to a designated pickup area in front of the store. Additional physical distancing... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Reopening of Some Non-Essential Businesses"