CITY OF PASADENA HEALTH OFFICER ORDER
FOR THE CONTROL OF COVID-19
FOURTH SUPPLEMENT TO REVISED – SAFER AT HOME ORDER FOR CONTROL OF COVID-19 ISSUED ON MARCH 22, 2020, AND SUPPLEMENTS ISSUED APRIL 11 AND MAY 15 AND 26, 2020
This Order Issued: May 29, 2020
This Order is in effect until rescinded in writing by the Health Officer.
Please read this Order carefully. Violation of or failure to comply with this Revised Order is a crime punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. (California Health and Safety Code §120295.)
SUMMARY OF THE ORDER: California is in aState of Emergency because of the COVID-19pandemic. The spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a substantial danger to the health of the publicwithin the City of Pasadena. COVID-19 can easilyspread between people who are in close contact withone another. Everyone is at risk for becoming ill withCOVID-19, but some people are more vulnerable toserious illness, including pneumonia and organ failure,or death, due to their age, physical state, and/or healthstatus.
The City of Pasadena Health Officer (“Health Officer”)has issued a number of Orders to help slow COVID-19's spread, protect vulnerable individuals, and preventthe healthcare system in the City of Pasadena frombeing overwhelmed. The Revised Safer at HomeOrders, dated March 22, 2020 and supplemented April11 and May 15 and 26, 2020, issued by the HealthOfficer, as well as other “Safer at Home” orders issuedby other jurisdictions have been proven to slow thespread of COVID-19.
This Order is a limited and measured step to allow the limited re-opening of dine-in restaurants, hair salons, and other businesses, following guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
On May 29, 2020, the California Department of Public Health approved the County of Los Angeles' Variance Attestation Form. The County included the City of Pasadena within its Variance Attestation Form. This Order is issued by the Health Officer through the authority of the Governor's May 4, 2020 Executive Order N-60-20, which directed the State Health Officer to establish criteria for local health officers to implement the re-opening of businesses and spaces. Pasadena is a local health department with a local health officer, and may therefore implement re-openings as mentioned by the Governor, where appropriate.
UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTIONS 120175 et seq., AND THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 8.04.010, THE CITY OF PASADENA HEALTH OFFICER ORDERS:
1. This Order allows for limited reopening of certain businesses and is consistent with the current Order of the State Health Officer. This Order amends and supplementsthe March 22, 2020 Revised Safer at Home Order, as supplemented April 11 and May 15 and 26, 2020. With the exception of the re-openings permitted below, nothing in this Order shall be construed as superseding prior orders of the Health Officer.
2. This Order’s intent is to continue to ensure that City residents remain in their residences as much as practicable, to limit close contact with others outside their households in both indoor and outdoor spaces. All persons who can telework or work from home should continue to do so as much as possible during this pandemic. Nothing in this Order prohibits members of a single household from engaging in activities together, but gatherings of people who are not part of a single household or living unit are prohibited within the City of Pasadena Public Health Jurisdiction, except for the limited purposes expressly permitted by this Order.
3. People leaving their residences as permitted by this Order must strictly comply with physical distancing measures, including: maintaining six feet or more of distance between individuals from different households, frequently washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percentalcohol, and wearing a cloth face covering whenever there is or can be contact with others who are non-household members in both public and private places for the purposes of source control.
4. Effective immediately, on May 29, 2020, and continuing until further notice, the Health Officer orders all persons to comply with this Order as follows:
A. Dine-in restaurants may re-open, subject to compliance with and implementing protocols as set forth at http://www.cityofpasadena.net/covid-19/#guidance-and-faq.
B. Hair salons and barbershops may re-open for services limited those that can be provided with both the worker and customer wearing face coverings for the entirety of the service. For example, haircuts, weaves and extensions, braiding, lock maintenance, wig maintenance, hair relaxing treatments, and color services can be provided. Services that cannot be performed with face coverings on both the worker and customer or that require touching the customer’s face, e.g., eyelash services, eyebrow waxing and threading, facials, etc., must be suspended until those types of services are allowed to resume.Re-opening is subject to compliance with and implementing protocols as set forth at http://www.cityofpasadena.net/covid-19/#guidance-and-faq. C. Drive-in movies may operate, subject to compliance with and implementing protocols as set forth athttp://www.cityofpasadena.net/covid-19/#guidance-and-faq.
D. Indoor and outdoor flea markets and swap meetsmay operate, subject to compliance with and implementing protocols as set forth athttp://www.cityofpasadena.net/covid-19/#guidance-and-faq.
E. Outdoor museums and galleries may re-open, subject to compliance with COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Outdoor Museums and Galleries, found at https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-outdoor-museums.pdf.
F. Research facilities and laboratories may operate, subject to compliance with applicable guidancefrom the State Health Officer, including, but not limited to COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Life Sciences, found at https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-life-sciences.pdf, and/or COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Office Workspaces, found at http://www.cityofpasadena.net/covid-19/#guidance-and-faq.
G. The above-mentioned businesses shall obey the directives of the State Health Officer (https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs) and relevant protocols and/or guidance issued by the Health Officer (http://www.cityofpasadena.net/public-health/health-order/covid-19).
H. The State Health Officer’s Q&A and Industry Guidance have the same force and effect as other State Health Officer directives, and where referenced by way of this Order, the Health Officer adopts such directives as an order, as well.
I. The April 11, 2020 Revised Health Order Related to Essential Businesses and Members of the Public Entering Such Businesses shall also apply to businesses and spaces covered by this Order, as well as members of the public who enter such facilities. The Social Distancing Protocols attached as Appendix “A” to the May 15, 2020Revised Health Order must be followed by all Essential Businesses and Non-Essential businesses (http://www.cityofpasadena.net/covid-19#health-orderss).
5. This Order applies to all persons within the City of Pasadena under the Health Officer’s jurisdiction.
6. Violation of this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment, fine or both under California Health and Safety Code Section 120295. This Revised Order will be enforced by the City of Pasadena Police Department, City Attorney/City Prosecutor’s Office, and/or any other agency designated by the Pasadena City Manager for enforcement.
7. If any subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this Order (or any other prior Order) or any application of it to any person, structure, gathering, or circumstance is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of a court of competent jurisdiction, then such decision will not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Order (or any other prior Order).
IT IS SO ORDERED:
___ Date: May 29, 2020
Ying-Ying Goh, MD, MSHS
Health Officer, City of Pasadena