Pasadena Health Officer Orders Require COVID-19 Booster Vaccine and Masking for Healthcare Workers

PASADENA, Calif.—Interim Health Officer Dr. Eric G. Handler issued updated health officer orders related to COVID-19 vaccination requirements for healthcare workers and masking requirements in healthcare facilities. The updated orders take effect on Monday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m. Vaccination: All healthcare workers must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations by completing a COVID-19 primary series and receiving the most recent booster dose within 15 days of becoming eligible as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... continue reading »"Pasadena Health Officer Orders Require COVID-19 Booster Vaccine and Masking for Healthcare Workers"

Pasadena Health Officer Rescinds Certain Local Orders, Aligns Pasadena With State's New COVID-19 Guidelines

PASADENA, Calif.—On Monday, March 13, Interim Health Officer Dr. Eric G. Handler rescinded certain local orders related to COVID-19 isolation, quarantine, and masking in public settings. Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will continue enhanced protective measures in healthcare settings. The rescission aligns the City of Pasadena with the following new guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH): Masking With current COVID-19 case and hospitalization levels, masking for the general public is based on individual preference. Vulnerable populations,... continue reading »"Pasadena Health Officer Rescinds Certain Local Orders, Aligns Pasadena With State's New COVID-19 Guidelines"

Pasadena City Council Votes to End COVID-19 Local Public Health Emergency

PASADENA, Calif.—At the March 6 council meeting, Pasadena City Council voted to adopt a resolution to terminate the local public health emergency. This action was recommended by Acting Director of Public Health Manuel Carmona and Interim Health Officer Dr. Eric G. Handler. With City Council’s adoption of the resolution, the COVID-19 local public health emergency in Pasadena ends effective immediately. The local public health emergency enabled the City to mobilize staff to respond to the pandemic and access state and... continue reading »"Pasadena City Council Votes to End COVID-19 Local Public Health Emergency"

Pasadena Ends Local COVID-19 Health Emergency

PASADENA, Calif.—Interim Health Officer Dr. Eric G. Handler has announced that Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will terminate the local public health emergency for COVID-19, effective 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 5. The end of the public health emergency comes as community spread of COVID-19 has decreased locally and statewide. Acting Director of Public Health Manuel Carmona will recommend the City Council ratify a resolution terminating both the local public health emergency and local emergency at the City Council Meeting... continue reading »"Pasadena Ends Local COVID-19 Health Emergency"

Pasadena Public Health Department Hosts Spanish-language COVID-19 Vaccine Community Discussion, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate.

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will host an in-person, Spanish-language event, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate., at Villa Parke (363 E. Villa St.) on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. This free event will feature real-time English translation. Panelists will share experiences and information to improve understanding of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and safety. The panel discussion will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, with complimentary lunch immediately following the presentation. Albertsons Pharmacy will provide... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Hosts Spanish-language COVID-19 Vaccine Community Discussion, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate."

#VaccinatePasadena Video Contest Winners to Receive Up to $1,500 Gift Cards During Awards Ceremony

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is announcing the winners of the innovative #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest during a ceremony at Day One, 175 N. Euclid Ave., on Thursday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. The #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest, launched this past February, gave Pasadena students ages 4-24 (grades TK-college) the opportunity to submit artwork or share a short video on TikTok or Instagram with a powerful and positive COVID-19 vaccine message. PPHD used print and digital media ads in English and Spanish... continue reading »"#VaccinatePasadena Video Contest Winners to Receive Up to $1,500 Gift Cards During Awards Ceremony"

City of Pasadena Announces Updated Mask Recommendations and COVID-19 Health Orders

PASADENA, Calif.—As of Thursday, March 3, LA County and Pasadena have moved into the low COVID-19 community level, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) community level designation. Therefore, Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is issuing updated health officer orders that will go into effect on Friday, March 4. Under these revised orders, indoor masking will be strongly recommended, but not required, for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, except in high-risk settings where federal and state regulations continue... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Updated Mask Recommendations and COVID-19 Health Orders"

Pasadena Public Health Department Extends #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest Deadline

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department has launched an innovative COVID-19 vaccine video contest to spotlight the benefits of choosing vaccination, to counter harmful myths, and to promote an open dialogue about COVID-19 and vaccines through the sharing of experiences on social media. The 2022 #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest invites students ages 4-24 (grades TK-college) to create and submit artwork or share a short video on TikTok or Instagram with a powerful and positive COVID-19 vaccine message. Students in different grade categories—elementary school,... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Extends #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest Deadline"

City of Pasadena Statement Regarding School Masking

PASADENA, Calif.—The California Department of Public Health continues to adjust masking guidance to reflect reduced COVID-19 transmission and higher vaccination rates across many communities. Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will align school masking measures with the state and shift to strongly recommending indoor masking requirements at childcare sites and K-12 schools beginning March 12. School districts and campuses may continue to require masking at schools and during school activities, and are encouraged to consult with teachers, staff, parents and students... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Statement Regarding School Masking"

City of Pasadena Announces Updated Mask Requirements

PASADENA, Calif.—On Wednesday, Feb. 23, the County of Los Angeles released a new health order that relaxes masking requirements for fully vaccinated people in certain settings. Because of steady improvement in COVID-19 metrics, a high local vaccination rate, and anticipated adjustments to guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pasadena—as a separate health jurisdiction—will issue an updated health order, effective Feb. 26. This order will give fully vaccinated people the option to either wear or remove masks... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Updated Mask Requirements"