City of Pasadena Issues Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19

Temporary Prohibition of Events and Gatherings of 10 Persons or More & Closure of Non-Essential Businesses and Areas PASADENA, Calif.—In concert with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Pasadena Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh has issued a new proclamation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. The purpose of this order is to prohibit public and private events or gatherings of 10 or more people, and require the closure of malls, shopping centers, children's playgrounds, and non-essential retail businesses in an effort... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Issues Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19"

City Council Approves COVID-19 Relief Measures for Residents and Businesses

PASADENA, Calif.—City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, March 17, to receive an update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from Pasadena Public Health Director, Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, ratify the recent Local State of Emergency Declaration, and consider relief measures to reduce the economic impacts on residents and businesses. Council approved the following actions during the meeting: Suspension of any new late fees and penalties for City-provided services, including water, power and garbage pickup. Suspension of utility shut-offs for non-payment;... continue reading »"City Council Approves COVID-19 Relief Measures for Residents and Businesses"

City of Pasadena Temporarily Modifies Parking Policy

[UPDATE: All parking restrictions resumed October 1, 2020] PASADENA, Calif.—In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Parking Division of the Department of Transportation is implementing the following temporary modifications to parking policy in an effort to reduce the financial burden on residents and local businesses: Suspension of enforcement of the overnight parking ordinance. Suspension of enforcement of time limits in residential neighborhoods. Suspension of daytime street sweeping restrictions. Suspension of payment at all curbside parking spaces. All metered parking... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Temporarily Modifies Parking Policy"

City Hall Closures, Cancellations and Service Modifications

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena continues to closely monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) developments. Based on the latest public health information and the urgent need to stop the spread of the virus, the City is closing several public facilities and making the following service modifications: The City’s Human Resources Department is closed for in-person meetings but is serving customers by phone and email, 626-744-4366 | HR@cityofpasadena.net. Job opportunities continue to be advertised online, and the department continues to accept applications. All City... continue reading »"City Hall Closures, Cancellations and Service Modifications"

Pasadena Identifies New Case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has confirmed a new case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a Pasadena resident. The details of this case are still under investigation. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pasadena is two (2). PPHD is following up directly with those who have had close contact with this individual and may be at risk for COVID-19 infection. Close contacts are informed on how to assess and monitor for signs and... continue reading »"Pasadena Identifies New Case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)"

Proclamation of Local Emergency Issued to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

PASADENA, Calif.—On March 16, City Manager Steve Mermell proclaimed a Local State of Emergency to empower the City to more effectively respond to the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. As the state continues to take aggressive action to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, the City of Pasadena affirms that health and safety measures implemented by the City are intended to meet the following objectives: Maximizing social distancing and limiting group activity that might allow spread of COVID-19 Maintaining... continue reading »"Proclamation of Local Emergency Issued to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19"

Message From Mayor Terry Tornek Regarding COVID-19

As many of you are aware, I am in Africa as part of a delegation to our newest Sister City Dakar-Plateau, Senegal. Nevertheless, I have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and in frequent communication with our City Manager. In light of the situation, I am returning to Pasadena next week. The health and safety of our community is paramount. I have the utmost confidence in our Health Department as they work around the clock in coordination with our... continue reading »"Message From Mayor Terry Tornek Regarding COVID-19"

City of Pasadena Cancels All Non-Essential City-Sponsored Events

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is cancelling all of its “non-essential” City-sponsored events and activities until further notice. “Non-essential” events and activities would generally include recreational events and classes, educational and cultural events, census events, Community Police Academy Kids Safety Academy, Police Activities League (PAL) center activity, and community excursions. The City is not presently directing the cancellation of any events or activities sponsored by third parties, although the City is reaching out to the coordinators and providing current guidelines by... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Cancels All Non-Essential City-Sponsored Events"

Pasadena Identifies First Confirmed Case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a Pasadena resident. This individual was known to have close contact with a confirmed case outside of Pasadena, and has been in quarantine since the exposure occurred. This individual is recovering and is being followed by PPHD. To maintain patient confidentiality, no other details will be shared on this individual. PPHD is following up directly with those who have had... continue reading »"Pasadena Identifies First Confirmed Case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)"

Pasadena Declares Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 Response

PASADENA, Calif.—On March 4, City of Pasadena Public Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh declared a Local Public Health Emergency to empower the City to more effectively respond to the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. This declaration coincides with actions taken by Los Angeles County and Long Beach Health Department. Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pasadena. The declaration of a Local Public Health Emergency will mobilize City resources, accelerate emergency planning, streamline staffing, coordinate agencies across the city,... continue reading »"Pasadena Declares Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 Response"