City of Pasadena Issues COVID-19 Safety Guidance for Construction Sites

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena has issued the following guidelines based on CDC’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, and other publications. Construction industry employers shall develop a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control plan, which includes control measures such as social distancing; symptom checking; hygiene; decontamination procedures, and training. An exposure control plan and the following practices must be followed to prevent any onsite worker... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Issues COVID-19 Safety Guidance for Construction Sites"

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 Council Approves COVID-19 Relief Measures for Residents and Businesses

PASADENA, Calif.—City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, March 17, to receive an update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from Pasadena Public Health Director, Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, ratify the recent Local State of Emergency Declaration, and consider relief measures to reduce the economic impacts on residents and businesses. Council approved the following actions during the meeting: Suspension of any new late fees and penalties for City-provided services, including water, power and garbage pickup. Suspension of utility shut-offs for non-payment;... continue reading »"City Council Approves COVID-19 Relief Measures for Residents and Businesses"

City Hall Closures, Cancellations and Service Modifications

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena continues to closely monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) developments. Based on the latest public health information and the urgent need to stop the spread of the virus, the City is closing several public facilities and making the following service modifications: The City’s Human Resources Department is closed for in-person meetings but is serving customers by phone and email, 626-744-4366 | HR@cityofpasadena.net. Job opportunities continue to be advertised online, and the department continues to accept applications. All City... continue reading »"City Hall Closures, Cancellations and Service Modifications"

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. The details of this case are still under investigation. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pasadena is two (2). PPHD is following up directly with those who have had close contact with this individual and may be at risk for COVID-19 infection. Close contacts are informed on how to assess and monitor for signs and... continue reading »"Pasadena Identifies New Case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)"

Proclamation of Local Emergency Issued to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

PASADENA, Calif.—On March 16, City Manager Steve Mermell proclaimed a Local State of Emergency to empower the City to more effectively respond to the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. As the state continues to take aggressive action to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, the City of Pasadena affirms that health and safety measures implemented by the City are intended to meet the following objectives: Maximizing social distancing and limiting group activity that might allow spread of COVID-19 Maintaining... continue reading »"Proclamation of Local Emergency Issued to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19"

Message From Mayor Terry Tornek Regarding COVID-19

As many of you are aware, I am in Africa as part of a delegation to our newest Sister City Dakar-Plateau, Senegal. Nevertheless, I have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and in frequent communication with our City Manager. In light of the situation, I am returning to Pasadena next week. The health and safety of our community is paramount. I have the utmost confidence in our Health Department as they work around the clock in coordination with our... continue reading »"Message From Mayor Terry Tornek Regarding COVID-19"

Spring ArtNight Canceled

PASADENA, Calif.—ArtNight is a unique Pasadena event that relies on a number of independent art venues coming together to jointly produce a citywide effort. While the City's health officer has not directed us to cancel this event, the City is concerned that ongoing community perception of current health issues will reduce attendance, as well as limit the number of volunteers available to provide staffing. A number of participating venues have also expressed concerns over health issues and reduced attendance. Therefore,... continue reading »"Spring ArtNight Canceled"

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"