Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information about COVID-19

The City of San Gabriel continues to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by modifying its operations and by adhering to health guidelines outlined by the County of Los Angeles. This page includes information about restrictions outlined under the County of Los Angeles’ Safer at Home order as well as information on the gradual reopening of our community.

Safer at home

Under the direction of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the City of San Gabriel will be participating in the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

To prevent the further transmission of COVID-19, Los Angeles County has issued restrictions on public gatherings known as the "Safer at Home" order. Residents in San Gabriel and in Los Angeles County are required to stay at home and away from groups who are not in their immediate familyOnly necessary tasks are permitted and only select non-essential businesses and locations are permitted to open. These businesses and locations are outlined below in our Roadmap to Recovery section.

The City of San Gabriel will comply with orders from Los Angeles County, which include the following permitted and restricted activities:

Permitted activities: 

  • You may perform essential activities, such as picking up groceries, picking up medication and healthcare supplies. A list of grocery stores open in San Gabriel may be found here.
  • You may walk, hike or bike outside and participate in outdoor activities that do not involve groups of individuals while practicing social distancing.
  • All permitted activities must practice social distancing, which requires individuals to be separated by at least six feet of space. Hand washing facilities must also be provided.
  • All restaurants and permanent food facilities must limit their services to preparing and offering food to patrons through delivery service, pick-up, take-out or drive thru only.
  • Select businesses and parks may begin to open effective May 13 with physical distancing and infection control guidelines. More information about this may be found below in our Roadmap to Recovery section.

Restricted activities: 

  • You may not go to work unless you are providing essential services.
  • You may not visit friends or family if there is no urgent need.
  • You may not visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility or other residential care facilities.
  • You may not gather in indoor and outdoor groups, including private gatherings and events.
  • Select non-essential retail businesses must remain temporarily closed, including barbershops, nail salons, shopping centers, playgrounds, entertainment venues, movie theaters, bowling alleys and arcades. More information about what is deemed essential may be found here.

Face coverings:

  • Essential businesses must provide a cloth face covering for all of their employees to wear while performing duties that involve contact with other employees or with their public and to post their physical distancing plans.
  • The public is required to wear a face covering to enter essential businesses

Please note that specific higher-risk businesses remain closed. Public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit must also remain prohibited. Additional information about the Safer at Home order may be found here on the County of Los Angeles website. 

Roadmap to Recovery 

Select non-essential businesses and parks may reopen with preventative measures effective May 13:

As our community continues to slow the curve of infection of COVID-19, the County of Los Angeles has announced its plans for a phased reopening. This five-stage plan focuses on reviewing our prevention efforts surrounding COVID-19, engaging with sector leaders for a plan to reopen, developing protocols for reopening and the eventual reopening of sectors by stage. 

At the moment, the County of Los Angeles has announced its intention to reach Stage 2 for the reopening of select non-essential businesses and locations on May 13. Effective May 13, select non-essential businesses may open with curbside pick-up that follow physical distancing and infection control guidelines. All businesses that are permitted to open must prepare, implement and post their plan to adhere to infection control guidelines. Select non-essential businesses that may open include:

  • Select lower-risk businesses 
  • Manufacturing and logistic businesses

In addition, outdoor parks and recreation facilities will be permitted to open as long as everyone adheres to physical distancing and infection control guidelines. Group sports and activities - like picnicking and sunbathing - are not permitted. Select parks and recreation facilities that may open include:

  • Beaches
  • Golf courses (not including pro-shops or dine-in restaurants)
  • Trails
  • Trailheads and parks

Please note that specific higher-risk businesses remain closed. Public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit must also remain prohibited.                                  

While we are making good progress, it’s important to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is still active. Residents, business owners and employees must observe physical distancing requirements and prevention techniques outlined above under the Safer at Home order. To learn more about the County of Los Angeles’ phased reopening, click here.

COVID-19 Resources

For answers to common questions about COVID-19, face masks and testing sites, please visit the following resources:

Topic: Resource:
General questions about COVID-19Los Angeles County
Information about COVID-19 testing sitesLos Angeles County
Information on the gradual reopening of Los Angeles County
Road to Recovery - Los Angeles County
Questions about face masksLos Angeles County
Need someone to talk to?T: 800.854.7771
W: Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

For trusted information about COVID-19, we encourage you to follow the following resources:

Resource:Contact:
Los Angeles County Department of Public HealthT: 2-1-1
W: PublicHealth.LACounty.gov
California Department of Public HealthT: 916.558.1784
W: CDPH.CA.gov
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionT: 800.232.4636
W: CDC.gov

San Gabriel responds to COVID-19

Message from the Mayor

COVID-19 impact on City services, events and programs

  • Select City services will be conducted via email, over the phone at 626.308.2800 or through our website. Learn about modified, postponed or canceled City events and programs here.
  • Emergency services - including police and fire response - remain uninterrupted should emergency requests should be directed to 9-1-1.

Current number of cases of COVID-19

  • As of May 22, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed 91 cases of COVID-19 in San Gabriel.

Resources for the community

Resources for businesses

Be kind. Stay informed.

As a friendly reminder, this is a good time for all of us to become prepared, but not to panic. It is important that we do not act out of fear, but rather focus on treating everyone in our community with kindness. Inform yourself from reputable sources, and be aware of misinformation surrounding COVID-19. 

Kindness is a part of our City culture and together we will continue to support an environment in which all community members feel safe and welcome.

Last updated: May 22, 2:00 p.m.