Briefing for the Pasadena Business Community October 27, 2020

In an effort to keep you informed of developments related to COVID-19, the City of Pasadena offers the following information to the Pasadena business community. Our goal is to disseminate accurate public health information, offer recommendations to prepare for and slow the spread of the virus, and provide links to resources for additional information. Please disseminate this information with your businesses, community partners, etc.

Important Updates & Resources
for Pasadena Businesses 

Updated COVID Public Health Order Eases Restrictions for Certain Business Types

Late last week, the Pasadena Public Health Officer revised the Health Order to allow  for personal care services (includes esthetic & skin care services, electrolysis, nail services, body art, and massage therapy) to operate indoors with modifications. Capacity restrictions for nail salons, hair salons and barbershops have also been revised. The restrictions now allow for an operating capacity that is equivalent to the number of individuals that can safely occupy a space while adhering to physical distancing requirements. To read the full text of the Health Order, click here.

Ask Pasadena's Public Health Officer Questions on Wednesday, Oct. 28

Pasadena's Public Health Officer will be answering any and all COVID-related questions tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28th, at Noon during Innovate Pasadena's Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. The AMA will be held virtually and you must register to participate. For more information and to register, click here.

Regional COVID-19 Grant Fund - Round 6 Now Open- Applications Due This Friday

The LA Regional COVID-19 Grant Fund has opened its final round of funding. If you are a  micro-business, small business or non-profit then you have until Friday, October 30th to file an application in the final round of funding. The COVID-19 regional fund offers grants, not loans, to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, medium-sized businesses, and non-profits. For more information about the COVID-19 Regional Grant Program and to apply, click here.

Information for Restaurants Operating Outdoors

The City of Pasadena has recently posted to  the City's COVID-19 Info for Business page helpful information for restaurants that plan to continue to operate outdoors. Information includes requirements for tents and heating elements, raised platforms, parking credits, and short-term parking for take-out and delivery drivers. For more information, visit the COVID-19 Business Page, or click here.

Restaurant Survival Webinar Hosted by the SGVEP

The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership is hosting a free webinar for restaurant owners, investors and the general public. A panel of experts will include restaurateurs who have retooled their business model and service delivery methods to survive the pandemic. For more information and to register for this free webinar, visit the San Gabriel Valley Partnership website, or click here.

State of California COVID Blueprint for Safe Reopening- Pasadena/LA County in Purple Tier

In late August, the State of California issued a revised blueprint for the safe reopening of the economy. The statewide blueprint is a color-coded, tier-based system. The state has placed Los Angeles County, including Pasadena, into Tier 1 (purple).  In order to move into the next tier, the County of Los Angeles (including Pasadena) must maintain state guidelines for two consecutive weeks. The City of Pasadena is obligated to follow the state framework which mandates that Pasadena's data is aggregated with the County of Los Angeles. The color-coded chart with allowable activities for each tier prescribed by the State's framework can be accessed on the State of California's COVID Website.

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We appreciate our business community's patience, understanding, and support
as we navigate the challenges related to COVID-19.
We are a resilient community.
We are in this together.
Please stay healthy and safe.