FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2021
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Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office
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City of Pasadena Moves Into Orange Tier Effective Monday, April 5
PASADENA, Calif.—As of Monday, April 5, many sectors in the City of Pasadena will be able open or increase capacity due to movement of the Pasadena Public Health Jurisdiction into the Orange Tier 3 (Moderate COVID-19 disease transmission) of the state of CA Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
Monday, April 5, 12:01 a.m., the following activities will be permitted to occur in strict adherence with the updated Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) protocols:
• Restaurants may open for indoor dining at a maximum of 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer, in compliance with the protocol for restaurants, bars and breweries;
• Bars that are not able to provide a sit-down, bona fide meal with each alcohol transaction may operate outdoors with modifications including closing for on-site consumption at 10 PM, and in compliance with the protocol for restaurants, bars and breweries;
• Breweries that are not able to provide a sit-down, bona fide meal may operate indoors at a maximum of 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer, with modifications in compliance with the protocol for restaurants, bars and breweries;
• All retail may operate indoors at 75% capacity and with physical distancing in compliance with the protocols for retail operations;
• Museums and galleries may open for indoor operations at a maximum capacity of 50%, in compliance with the protocol for museums and galleries;
• Movie theaters may operate indoors at a maximum of 50% capacity or 200 people, per auditorium, whichever is fewer, in compliance with the protocol for movie theaters;
• Hotels and lodging may operate with modifications in compliance with the protocol for hotels and updated protocols for restaurants, pools, and fitness facilities where applicable;
• Fitness facilities, gyms, yoga and dance studios may operate indoors at a maximum of 25% capacity, in compliance with the protocol for fitness facilities, and indoor pools may open at a maximum 25% capacity in compliance with the protocol for public pools;
• Offices may reopen indoors, in compliance with the protocol for office workspaces, but telework is strongly encouraged;
• Places of worship may operate indoors at 50% capacity, in compliance with the protocol for places of worship;
• Family entertainment centers may reopen for indoor operation at 25% capacity for naturally distanced activities including bowling, in compliance with the protocol for family entertainment centers.
Continued adherence to public health COVID-19 prevention measures such as wearing masks, washing hands and physical distancing can help keep cases low and prevent another surge, particularly as more indoor activities are permitted, more infectious variants become prevalent, and travel increases over spring break and the holidays.
“We encourage everyone to get vaccinated when it’s your turn. All adults 50 and older will be eligible to sign up for an appointment beginning April 1, and everyone 16 and older beginning April 15,” said Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, Director and Health Officer for the City of Pasadena Public Health Department. Pasadena residents should submit their contact information on the Pasadena COVID-19 Vaccine Website to be added to the interest list. The website also provides many options for vaccine appointments at pharmacies and through myturn.ca.gov.
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