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"

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)"