City of Pasadena Public Health Department Update

One in every four Pasadena residents over age 16 have received at least one dose PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Public Health Department is highly encouraged by current data that shows vaccine is getting into the arms of community members in accordance with current tiers. Over the past month, 71% of Pasadena residents age 65 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. High rates of vaccination have been made possible in part through the efforts of... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Public Health Department Update"

City of Pasadena Announces New Website With COVID Vaccine Updates

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena has launched a new webpage with vaccine information to keep the community updated and provide a link for healthcare workers to learn about getting the vaccine. From the start of the pandemic, data and science have guided Pasadena’s response to COVID-19. That continues to be true when it comes to vaccines. Pasadena continues to distribute and administer the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines as quickly as possible. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine have been... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces New Website With COVID Vaccine Updates"

City of Pasadena Receives First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has announced that it has received 1,950 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This shipment was delivered directly to Huntington Hospital, and vaccinations are expected to begin tomorrow. Additional Moderna vaccine doses are expected to arrive in the coming weeks. Healthcare workers and residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities will be the first to receive the vaccine. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine require two doses and provide the same... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Receives First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine"

City of Pasadena Issues Temporary Limited Stay at Home Order to Control COVID-19 Surge

PASADENA, Calif.—Over the last few weeks, Pasadena, like almost all of the nation, has experienced an alarming increase in daily COVID-19 infections. In addition, local hospitalizations have increased at a rapid rate, putting healthcare resources at risk. To help mitigate the spread of the virus and protect the health of residents, the City has undertaken proactive enforcement measures to remind us all of our part in controlling this pandemic. Enforcement measures include City employees and volunteers from many City departments... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Issues Temporary Limited Stay at Home Order to Control COVID-19 Surge"

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"

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"

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 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"