COVID-19 Information for Residents Thursday, May 14, 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 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.

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Pasadena Public Health Epidemiologist Dr. Matt Feaster shares how epidemiologists investigate COVID-19 cases, and encourages you to get tested if you think you may have COVID-19.

Support our Local Businesses while Staying Safe

Recently, Pasadena's Safer at Home order was modified to allow non-essential retail to reopen for curbside pickup. Dog grooming, dog boarding, and car washes are also allowed to operate with modifications. Please continue to be mindful of wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet while supporting our local businesses.

Before visiting a business, call the store or check their social media/website for available goods, as well as instructions for curbside pickup. It is still recommended that those with underlying medical conditions and those ages 65 and older refrain from retail curbside pickup, as they continue to be safer at home. To view health officer orders and guidance, click here

Rose Bowl Loop and Trails Reopen for Recreational Users

Local trails and the Rose Bowl loop are now open.  Users must abide by the following guidelines:

  • Practice physical distancing and provide at least six feet of space at all times.
  • Wear a face covering, even when exercising, as long as our airflow is not restricted. 
  • Gather with members of the same household only.
  • Alert one another when passing by and allow room to safely pass.
  • Users must also take their trash with them to protect other trail and loop users, staff and wildlife.

Staff will be positioned along the loop and at trailheads to make sure users are abiding by the guidelines listed above. The Rose Bowl loop is open from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. to pedestrians, runners, and cyclists, with parking available in Lot I. Parking is limited to 90 minutes and will be strictly enforced. The Rose Bowl loop is closed to vehicular traffic, except for vehicles accessing the COVID-19 testing site and Brookside Golf Course, which are guided through by traffic monitors.

Other recreational amenities, including tennis courts, pickleball courts, and community gardens, will also reopen with provisions in place to ensure public safety. Please keep in mind that those with underlying medical conditions and those ages 65 and older continue to be safer at home. For more information, call (626) 744-7311 or visit the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department website.  

Interactive COVID-19 Pasadena-Specific Dashboard and Map

Got questions about the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community? Pasadena's dashboard includes the number of lab-confirmed cases by race, age and gender; a list of long-term care facilities that have had 1 or more lab-confirmed cases; and a map of lab-confirmed cases by zip code. To view the dashboard and see Pasadena's curve, click here.   

Pasadena COVID-19 Testing 

A new COVID-19 testing site is now open at ChapCare’s Kathryn Barger Health Center, 1595 N. Lake Ave. ChapCare is one of 80 testing sites being opened across the state. Testing will also continue at the Rose Bowl. This new site brings the total number of testing locations in Los Angeles County to 36, including 2 in Pasadena.  Testing is by appointment only. You can schedule an appointment at the ChapCare site by calling (888) 634-1123 or by visiting

Webinar for Employees Who Have Been Laid Off Due to COVID-19
The Foothill Workforce Development Board will host a webinar for workers who have been laid off due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, May 26th from 11 am - 12 pm. Topics covered will include unemployment and health insurance, as well as provide opportunities for Q&A. To participate, click here.

The Pasadena Public Library keeps the fun and learning going virtually with a preschool concert with Nathalia! 

Free Virtual Programming for All Ages from the Pasadena Public Library

The Pasadena Public Library's Spring Reading Program continues to run through May 29th. Have you signed up or logged your reading days? The Pasadena Public Library also offers a variety of virtual programming including story times, book groups, writing seminars, coding classes (for kids), Zoomba (Zumba on Zoom), and much more. For a full list of upcoming events and information on how to register, click here.

Complete the 2020 Census

Over 60% of Pasadena households have completed their 2020 census questionnaire. Avoid an in-person visit from a census taker by completing your 10-minute census questionnaire by phone, by mail, or online. Your responses will help Pasadena receive its fair share of federal funding to support our hospitals, and get the resources we need to support emergency response and recovery. Your responses are confidential and cannot be shared with any other government agency, law enforcement, or landlord. Visit now.

Helpful Links Regarding COVID-19 & City:

To get in touch with the City, contact the City Service Center, (626) 744-7311, from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday - Friday. 

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