Celebrate Halloween Responsibly

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in offering advice on celebrating Halloween in a lower-risk environment to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As children under 12 years old are not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccination and COVID-19 is still widespread in our community, precautions are highly recommended at this time. Recommendations include: Everyone age 12 and over should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated remains the single best way to... continue reading »"Celebrate Halloween Responsibly"

Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ History Month

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department, Pasadena Public Library and Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services will host Pasadena’s 6th annual Coming Out Day Celebration on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, located on the corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street. The annual, free event is part of the City’s efforts to celebrate and foster an inclusive community. The keynote presenter is Tyanta Snow, the “Game Show Guru.” A well-known television personality, actor, host... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ History Month"

Pasadena Public Health Department Announces Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is administering Pfizer vaccine third ("booster") doses in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance for a booster dose in several population groups, as well as those in high risk occupational and institutional settings. Boosters are currently only available to individuals who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Those who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson will need to wait until the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and CDC review the... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Announces Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics"

Vaccine Verification To Be Required at Outdoor Mega Events and Indoors at Bars and Nightclubs

PASADENA, Calif.—A Pasadena Health Officer Order was issued today, Sept. 27, that requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a pre-entry negative test for outdoor mega events starting Oct. 7; children under 12 years of age are exempt. The Health Officer Order also requires vaccination verification for customers and employees at indoor portions of bars, breweries, nightclubs and lounges. The requirement for vaccine verification or a negative test within 72 hours prior to attending an outdoor mega event aligns with President... continue reading »"Vaccine Verification To Be Required at Outdoor Mega Events and Indoors at Bars and Nightclubs"

Get Vaccinated for the Opportunity To Receive a Free Haircut or Beauty Treatment

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department is partnering with Luke Walker’s Barber and Beauty Care, 627 N. Fair Oaks Ave., and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority’s Eta Lambda Omega Chapter to provide COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will offered at no cost. People vaccinated at the clinic will receive a gift card for a future haircut or beauty service at Luke Walker’s valued at $25, while supplies last.... continue reading »"Get Vaccinated for the Opportunity To Receive a Free Haircut or Beauty Treatment"

First Delta Variant COVID-19 Cases in Pasadena Residents Confirmed, Public Urged to Get Vaccinated

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has received the first confirmed reports of the COVID-19 Delta variant infection in six Pasadena residents. The Delta variant was identified in laboratory specimens from these residents through genomic sequence testing. The households infected in Pasadena included a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Through contact tracing, PPHD has linked all of the cases to household exposures. To protect the privacy of the individuals, no further information will be released. This SARS-CoV-2 virus variant... continue reading »"First Delta Variant COVID-19 Cases in Pasadena Residents Confirmed, Public Urged to Get Vaccinated"

Pasadena Public Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death in 98 days

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has reported the first COVID-19 death of a resident since April 1, 2021. An unvaccinated Pasadena male over the age of 65 died of COVID-19 on Thursday, July 8. This individual had multiple underlying health conditions, and investigations show unvaccinated household members were the likely source of exposure. This death comes at a time when we are seeing increasing COVID-19 cases in Pasadena, especially among unvaccinated individuals. Pasadenans have made tremendous progress in protecting... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death in 98 days"

Pasadena To Align With State June 15 Masking Guidelines

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will align with the state's masking guidance that reflects the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and provides information about higher risk settings where masks are required. Starting Tuesday, June 15, masks will not be required for fully-vaccinated individuals, except in the following settings where masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status: On public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) and in transportation hubs... continue reading »"Pasadena To Align With State June 15 Masking Guidelines"

Pasadena Transitions to Yellow Tier, Aligns with CDC Guidance for Fully-Vaccinated Individuals, and Resumes Administering Johnson & Johnson

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena will move to Tier 4 (Yellow) for activities and businesses in the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The City of Pasadena Health Officer has issued a Health Officer Order, which requires all individuals and businesses to comply with the restrictions and limitations set forth in the yellow tier. Effective Wednesday, May 5, 12:01 a.m., the following activities will be permitted to occur in strict adherence with the updated Pasadena... continue reading »"Pasadena Transitions to Yellow Tier, Aligns with CDC Guidance for Fully-Vaccinated Individuals, and Resumes Administering Johnson & Johnson"

Pasadena Public Health Department Confirms First Case of B.1.1.7., U.K. Variant, in Pasadena Resident

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has received the first confirmed report of infection in a Pasadena resident with the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7. This variant was first identified in the United Kingdom, spreads more easily and quickly (about 50% increased transmission) than other variants, and likely causes more severe disease based on hospitalizations and case fatality rates. The person infected in Pasadena was an adult, and the variant was identified through California Department of Public Health genomic surveillance testing of... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Confirms First Case of B.1.1.7., U.K. Variant, in Pasadena Resident"