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"

City Requests State Health Officer Clarification Regarding Local Control of Reopening

PASADENA, Calif.—City of Pasadena Public Health Director Dr. Ying-Ying Goh has contacted the California Department of Public Health advocating for local control over the reopening process. Up until now, Pasadena has been required to follow the state’s guidelines and the only local control was the ability to have stricter guidelines than the state. The governor signaled a change in course on this with the possibility that local health jurisdictions have some control over the reopening process. Specifically, the governor indicated... continue reading »"City Requests State Health Officer Clarification Regarding Local Control of Reopening"

Cluster of COVID-19 Cases Traced to Birthday Party

PASADENA, Calif.—As Mother’s Day approaches, the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) reminds residents that the best way to celebrate is by staying home and staying healthy. PPHD recently identified a cluster of COVID-19 cases among attendees of a birthday party. Through contact tracing, the PPHD disease investigation team discovered more than five laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and many more ill individuals. Contact tracing is the process of identifying individuals who may have come into contact with an infected person and collecting... continue reading »"Cluster of COVID-19 Cases Traced to Birthday Party"

City of Pasadena Issues Order Requiring Face Coverings

PASADENA, Calif.—City of Pasadena Public Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh has issued a revised order for control of COVID-19 requiring face coverings for essential workers, along with customers patronizing essential businesses. The revised order is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice. “This order by no means replaces the need for physical distancing and everyday hygiene precautions, such as frequent hand washing,” said Dr. Goh. “When you do need to venture out for groceries or other essentials,... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Issues Order Requiring Face Coverings"

Pasadena Identifies Additional Cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has confirmed three (3) additional cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pasadena residents. These cases are likely due to community transmission. Only one case has been hospitalized. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pasadena is six (6). Due to patient confidentiality, no other information on confirmed cases will be provided. PPHD is following up directly with those who have had close contact with these individuals and may be at risk for COVID-19 infection. Close contacts are monitored for signs and symptoms... continue reading »"Pasadena Identifies Additional Cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)"

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. This is the second case with an unidentified source of exposure, which likely indicates community spread. (After investigation, a previously announced case was determined to be likely due to community transmission.) The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pasadena is three (3). PPHD is following up directly with those who have had close contact with this individual and may be at risk... continue reading »"Pasadena Identifies New Case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)"

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 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 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"

Pasadena Public Health Seeks Anyone Who Had Contact With Rabid Bat

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) seeks help from the community in locating anyone who may have touched or had contact with a bat found outdoors on the ground near State Street and South Fair Oaks Avenue on Oct. 15 at approximately 3:30 p.m. The bat has tested positive for rabies and it is uncertain whether there could have been individuals in direct contact with it. Any contact whatsoever with a rabid bat is a very serious health concern. Rabies is often a fatal disease and requires timely preventive medical treatment. While the length of time... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Seeks Anyone Who Had Contact With Rabid Bat"