The well-being of our community is of utmost importance and we are committed to doing everything we can to support and respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are providing the following information to serve as a resource for our community.
[March 19] The City of Pasadena, along with cities throughout Los Angeles County, have issued a Safer at Home Order to combat the spread of COVID-19. The Order requires residents to stay in their residences and limit movement outside their homes as much as possible. It prohibits public and private events of 10 or more people, and requires the closure of malls, shopping centers, children’s playgrounds, and non-essential retail businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19 within the Pasadena community. The order does not prohibit outdoor activities such as hiking, walking, and shopping at essential businesses—including grocery stores and restaurants—so long as all persons practice social distancing to the extent practicable.
[March 16] The CDC has recommended the cancellation or postponement of events over 50 people for the next eight weeks. In addition, the City of Pasadena has proclaimed a local state of emergency to empower the city to effectively respond to the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. In doing so, all bars, gyms and fitness centers, private social clubs and sit-down restaurant service in the city will be closed to the public, with the exception of take-out and delivery services. These new restrictions are necessary to stop large numbers of people from gathering and staying in close proximity. The restrictions will be in effect until further notice. Those businesses and employers not covered by the closure order are encouraged to find ways to maximize social distancing including reducing hours and voluntary closure.
We are currently working with our clients to reschedule events that are booked at our facilities in the immediate future to a later date. The majority of events, meeting and convention business have indicated that they will be postponing, rather than cancelling their events.
We are also working closely with the City of Pasadena Public Health Department, Public Information Officer, LA County Department of Public Health, hotel and tourism partners. We are monitoring guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our tourism industry partners such as US Travel, Destinations International, and Visit California.
There have been six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the City of Pasadena. Due to increased availability of testing resources, the number will increase. More information here.
We appreciate your understanding and patience during this unprecedented time. Stay home. Stay Safe. Stay Strong.
(March 21, 2020)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
LA County Public Health: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/
California Department of Public Health https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/New-Release-2020.aspx