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"

City of Pasadena Moves Into Red Tier Effective Monday, March 15

PASADENA, Calif.—The state has announced that California has met the vaccine equity goal that allows public health jurisdictions in Los Angeles County, including Pasadena, to move into the red tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy effective Sunday, March 14. As of Monday, March 15, 12:01 a.m., the following activities will be permitted to occur in strict adherence with the updated Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) protocols: Gyms, Fitness Facilities, Yoga and Dance Studios Gyms, fitness facilities, yoga and... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Moves Into Red Tier Effective Monday, March 15"

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"