Information on COVID-19

On March 4, 2020 the City of Pasadena Health Officer, Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, declared a Local Public Health Emergency to empower the City to more effectively respond to COVID-19. Read the official news release. Message from Dr. Ying-Ying Goh The Pasadena Public Health Department and the City of Pasadena are proactively working with regional, state and federal health officials to conduct surveillance of and coordinate response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This is an evolving situation and the immediate... continue reading »"Information on COVID-19"

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"

Local Information and Guidance for Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is providing this update on the 2019 novel (new) coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, to address community interest on the potential local impact of the outbreak. There has been one confirmed 2019 novel coronavirus case in Los Angeles County, as well as one in Orange County. Both individuals traveled to Wuhan, China.  There are currently no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pasadena. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) states that the immediate health... continue reading »"Local Information and Guidance for Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)"

State and Local Guidance on Novel Coronavirus for Healthcare Providers Issued January 24, 2020

Summary An outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on December 31, 2019, and a novel coronavirus was soon identified as the cause. On January 21, 2020, CDC announced the first U.S. case in a Washington state traveler who had returned from Wuhan. The risk of local infection is considered to be low. The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is closely monitoring the situation and requests medical providers review the California Department of... continue reading »"State and Local Guidance on Novel Coronavirus for Healthcare Providers Issued January 24, 2020"

Pasadena Celebrates National Public Health Week

PASADENA, Calif.- The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) invites the public to participate in National Public Health Week events, from April 2-6, 2019. National Public Health Week is a celebration of public health successes and an opportunity to focus on prominent public health issues. This year’s National Public Health Week theme is health equity, which is the idea that every person deserves the opportunity to live a healthy life. To ensure health equity for all, we must work together to... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates National Public Health Week"

Community Meetings Regarding Draft Urban Wildlife Management Plan

The Pasadena Public Health Department will be presenting information at two community meetings regarding a draft Urban Wildlife Management Plan. The Plan provides general guidance to members of the public to prevent or minimize human/wildlife interactions, and provides guidance for the City on responding to human/wildlife interaction. The Plan addresses health and safety issues regarding human interactions with coyotes, bears and mountain lions, as well as smaller animals such as squirrels and opossums. The community meetings will be held from... continue reading »"Community Meetings Regarding Draft Urban Wildlife Management Plan"

Health Officials Identify Additional Locations for Possible Measles Exposure

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) and the City of Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) identify more locations for possible measles exposure. This is the same measles case previously announced. The individual visited the cities of Malibu, Santa Monica and Pasadena while infectious between December 26 to December 29. This person visited the following venues at the following times: Santa Monica Pier and the Blue Plate Taco restaurant (1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica) on December 26 from 1:30... continue reading »"Health Officials Identify Additional Locations for Possible Measles Exposure"

Elevated Levels of Flea-Borne Typhus

The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is reporting epidemic levels of typhus fever this year. Typhus fever is a disease spread to humans by infected fleas. In 2018, 20 Pasadena residents have been confirmed to have typhus fever, well above the expected one to five cases per year. Flea-borne typhus, also known as murine or endemic typhus, is a disease carried by fleas infected with bacteria (Rickettsia typhi or Rickettsia felis). Flea-borne typhus is found regularly in Los Angeles County,... continue reading »"Elevated Levels of Flea-Borne Typhus"

Public Invited to Healthy Retail Market Celebrations

The public is invited to celebrate two neighborhood stores that demonstrate local commitment to providing affordable and healthier food options. The Corner Market and Los Robles Market are the first two stores in Pasadena to receive the Healthy Retail Program Mini-Grant. The grant allowed each small business to undergo physical improvements, including the purchase of new equipment and supplies to increase the availability and marketing of healthy products. Each location will host an event highlighting the healthy improvements made to... continue reading »"Public Invited to Healthy Retail Market Celebrations"

2018 Community Flu Clinics

The Pasadena Public Health Department is offering seasonal influenza vaccine for FREE at several community centers and libraries! Wednesday, October 17, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Villa Parke Community Center (363 E. Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91101) Thursday, October 18, 2018 2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. Santa Catalina Library (999 E. Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91104) Wednesday, October 24, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Jackie Robinson Center (1020 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103) Thursday, October 25, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. La Pintoresca Library (1355... continue reading »"2018 Community Flu Clinics"