City of Pasadena to Take More Aggressive Enforcement Stance Amid Surge in COVID Cases

PASADENA, Calif.—The dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is of great concern for the City of Pasadena, its residents, and healthcare partners. Effective immediately, the City will undertake broader and more aggressive enforcement efforts to slow the spread of the virus with respect to outdoor dining, but also with respect to other activities with higher risk of disease transmission as identified by our local case investigation, including social gatherings, worksites and unauthorized recreational sports events. Because Pasadena is an... continue reading »"City of Pasadena to Take More Aggressive Enforcement Stance Amid Surge in COVID Cases"

City of Pasadena Thanksgiving Closures and Reminders

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and most City services will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Specific closures, exceptions and reminders are noted below. Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. Always call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies. For non-emergencies, call (626) 744-4241. If you "See Something, Say Something." Report suspicious activity to Pasadena Police... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Thanksgiving Closures and Reminders"

City of Pasadena Implements Safeguards To Curb COVID-19 Spread

PASADENA, Calif.—Because of the dramatically increasing numbers of local COVID-19 infections, the City of Pasadena is reminding the community about existing health orders in place to protect ourselves and others around us from infection. To further mitigate the spread of the virus, the City is instituting new pandemic safeguards and restrictions, effective Friday, Nov. 20. Reminders regarding some of the rules already in place include: Retail store occupancy may not exceed 25% of maximum capacity (as defined by the Fire... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Implements Safeguards To Curb COVID-19 Spread"

Pasadena Confirms First MIS-C Case in a Child, Increase in COVID-19 Spread in the Community

PASADENA, Calif.—The first confirmed case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in a Pasadena resident has been reported to the Pasadena Public Health Department. The Pasadena child was hospitalized. This brings the total number of cases of MIS-C in Los Angeles, Pasadena and Long Beach Public Health Jurisdictions to 43 (as of October 23, 2020), and the total reported in the state is 126 (as of November 2, 2020). No children have died from MIS-C in Pasadena, Los Angeles... continue reading »"Pasadena Confirms First MIS-C Case in a Child, Increase in COVID-19 Spread in the Community"

City of Pasadena Updates Guidance for Small Gatherings

PASADENA, Calif.—This week, the state updated its guidance to allow private gatherings of three or fewer households, as long as the private gathering is outdoors, everyone wears a cloth face covering and keeps at least six feet of physical distance, food is in single-serve disposable containers, and the duration of the gathering is short (two hours or less). The City of Pasadena has updated its Health Officer Order to align with the change in the state guidance. Private gatherings with... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Updates Guidance for Small Gatherings"

City of Pasadena Issues Guidance for Celebrating Halloween Safely

PASADENA, Calif.—COVID continues to impact our families and our traditions as we move into the fall season. It is difficult to think of Halloween without the block parties, gatherings and many of the other activities that we and our children look forward to every year. Many traditions, including Halloween, have become “high risk” activities that can spread this disease. The state and county, along with local health departments, have provided guidance for celebrating the holiday safely, including safer alternatives that... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Issues Guidance for Celebrating Halloween Safely"

City of Pasadena Labor Day Closures and Reminders

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. City Council will not meet on Monday, Sept. 7. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 14. The Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. For life-threatening emergencies, always call 9-1-1. If you see something, say something; report suspicious... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Labor Day Closures and Reminders"

Pasadena Hair Salons & Barbershops May Resume Limited Indoor Services with Safeguards in Place

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Health Officer has issued a revised Safer at Home Order allowing for the reopening of hair salons and barbershops indoors at a maximum of 25% capacity. Hair salons and barbershops are still encouraged to provide outdoor services as much as possible because current scientific evidence appears to indicate a general lower risk of COVID-19 transmission outdoors compared to indoors. Those salons operating outdoors should continue to do so, and use the up to 25% indoor... continue reading »"Pasadena Hair Salons & Barbershops May Resume Limited Indoor Services with Safeguards in Place"

City of Pasadena Calls for Responsible Recreation Over Upcoming Holiday Weekend

PASADENA, Calif.—Heading into Labor Day weekend, the Pasadena Public Health Department urges the public to celebrate responsibly to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. After recent holidays, including Memorial Day, Father’s Day, and the Fourth of July, Pasadena experienced significant increases in local laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Contact tracers were able to attribute the majority of new cases to parties, get-togethers, and gatherings. The most impactful change the community can make to slow the spread of COVID-19 during the upcoming... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Calls for Responsible Recreation Over Upcoming Holiday Weekend"

City of Pasadena Services Protection Measure to Be Placed on Ballot

PASADENA, Calif.—On Monday, July 27, the Pasadena City Council unanimously voted to place the Pasadena City Services Protection Measure on the November 3, 2020 ballot. The measure, calling for a charter amendment, must be approved by a majority of Pasadena voters to maintain the longstanding Light & Power Fund transfer to the General Fund that pays for services including 911 emergency response, fire, paramedics, and programs for the public health of our community. Currently, the Pasadena Light & Power Fund... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Services Protection Measure to Be Placed on Ballot"