City of Pasadena Announces Reopening of Some Non-Essential Businesses

Listing of types of businesses allowed to reopen on May 8, 2020PASADENA, 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 measures include providing a six-foot buffer, to the extent possible, between employees, customers and visitors. At this time, businesses should not occupy the public right-of-way with tables or merchandise. Metered parking spaces will remain with 20-minute parking limits to facilitate delivery and pickup operations for restaurants and non-essential businesses allowed to reopen. Individuals with longer-term parking needs should park in parking garages and walk to their destination.

Retail locations allowed to reopen under this order with existing parking but no metered spaces can request a 20-minute parking sign be installed in front of their business by calling the City Service Center at (626) 744-7311.

As a reminder, all customers and visitors must wear face coverings that adequately cover their noses and mouths. The face coverings should not be medical-grade masks or N95 respirators reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders. Instead, the general public should wear fabric coverings, such as scarves and bandana coverings, or single-use face coverings. All employees required to wear face coverings must wash reusable face coverings daily for the health and safety of themselves and others. Single-use face coverings must be properly discarded into trash receptacles.

A business owner may deny service to anyone not wearing a face covering.

Violation or failure to comply with this order is a crime punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. (California Health and Safety Code 120295.)

Motorists are urged to drive courteously and with caution at or near curbside pickup locations, and observe all signals, signs and curb restrictions. The City of Pasadena thanks its residents and patrons for their patience and cooperation as we navigate the gradual reopening of our city.

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