Public Invited to Spring Into Wellness Community Health Festival

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to Spring Into Wellness, a free community health festival, on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Villa Parke Community Center and Multipurpose Field, 363 E. Villa St. Sponsored by Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) and local community partners, the second annual Spring Into Wellness will feature free food, family-fun activities, health screenings, and information on resources and services to support well-being. Spring Into Wellness will spotlight the many dimensions of health... continue reading »"Public Invited to Spring Into Wellness Community Health Festival"

City of Pasadena to Enforce the Use of Leashes on Dogs at Pasadena Parks

PASADENA, Calif. –  With the increase of community reports of off-leash dogs at Pasadena parks, the City of Pasadena reminds the public to leash dogs at all times while visiting city parks, with the exception of Alice’s Dog Park in Viña Vieja Park and Playhouse Village Dog Park which are designated off-leash areas. Pasadena Municipal Code (PMC) 6.12.010 prohibits off-leash dogs in City parks outside of designated off-leash areas. Those who violate the code are subject to citation, which may result... continue reading »"City of Pasadena to Enforce the Use of Leashes on Dogs at Pasadena Parks"

Pasadena Public Health Investigates Illness Linked to Raw Oysters

PASADENA, Calif. — Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is coordinating with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) to investigate complaints of gastrointestinal illness potentially linked to raw oyster consumption in the region. At this time, residents need to be aware about the risks of consuming raw oysters and take precautions, especially those who may be vulnerable to severe health conditions, including young children, older adults, and/or people who are immunocompromised.  “We are working closely with our state and county public health partners to assess the scope of the potential outbreak and investigating complaints to determine if... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Investigates Illness Linked to Raw Oysters"

Public Health Updates COVID-19 Recommendations

 With respiratory virus transmission and hospitalizations remaining elevated in Pasadena and across Los Angeles County, Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is asking residents to help limit exposures and take common sense precautions against the spread of COVID-19, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). On January 9, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated the State Public Health Officer Order for COVID-19 Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. These updates reflect changes to home isolation guidance for people who test positive for... continue reading »"Public Health Updates COVID-19 Recommendations"

Pasadena Reports Extremely Rare Case of Locally-Acquired Dengue; Exposure Risk to Local Residents Remains Very Low

PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) reports a case of dengue in a Pasadena resident who did not travel outside the United States. This is the first confirmed case of dengue in California not associated with travel and is instead an extremely rare case of local transmission in the continental United States. The risk of exposure to dengue for residents is very low and standard precautions are effective at preventing all mosquito-borne illnesses, including dengue. PPHD is conducting surveillance and field... continue reading »"Pasadena Reports Extremely Rare Case of Locally-Acquired Dengue; Exposure Risk to Local Residents Remains Very Low"

Dr. Parveen Kaur Named City of Pasadena’s Interim Health Officer

PASADENA, Calif.— Dr. Parveen Kaur has been contracted to serve as backup Health Officer and Tuberculosis Physician for the City of Pasadena. In the role, she will serve as Interim Health Officer while Pasadena Public Health Director and Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh extends her participation in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program through January 2024. Dr. Kaur has served as the Tuberculosis Physician for the Pasadena Public Health Department Tuberculosis Chest Clinic since 2021 and is currently the... continue reading »"Dr. Parveen Kaur Named City of Pasadena’s Interim Health Officer"

Pasadena Maintains Masking and COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Workers

PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) reminds the community that health care workers (HCW) in Pasadena must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination and must wear masks in healthcare and direct care settings as required by Pasadena Health Officer Orders. Pasadena has observed evidence of a surge in local COVID-19 cases. Over the last month, there has been a 35% increase in weekly cases. We know this is an underestimate of cases because of the widespread adoption of at-home antigen tests,... continue reading »"Pasadena Maintains Masking and COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Workers"

City of Pasadena Reminds Everyone to Take Precautions Against the Heat

PASADENA, Calif.--It's HOT out there, Pasadena! The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to the City for any emergency alerts and updates. Bookmark and check the City’s main homepage of the website, CityOfPasadena.net, for updates on changing conditions, including possible emergency conditions, Red Flag Alerts or other citywide announcements. The high rain season this year means area vegetation sprouted and brush is now getting dry. Pasadena Fire Department officials urge extra care when using landscaping equipment as sparks... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Reminds Everyone to Take Precautions Against the Heat"

City of Pasadena Hosts Second Annual Pride Month Celebration: Love, Loud & Proud!

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is hosting their second annual Pride Month celebration, Love, Loud & Proud!, on Saturday, June 24, from 6 - 9 p.m. at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. All are welcome to attend this free, family-friendly event to champion Pasadena’s diverse LGBTQ+ community. This year’s celebration will be filled with fun surprises! Come and enjoy music by LA's DJ Keelez; special performances by local drag queens Tia Wanna and Anya K. and drag king Jesse Sangria;... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Hosts Second Annual Pride Month Celebration: Love, Loud & Proud!"