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Novel Coronavirus (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:
- 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.
- A cloth face covering that covers the nose and the mouth must be worn whenever you leave your residence and are in contact with, walking near, or interacting with those who are non-household members in both public and private places
- 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.
- Select businesses and parks may begin to open with physical distancing and infection control guidelines. More information about this may be found below in our Roadmap to Recovery section.
Restaurants and other food facilities may provide in-person dining as long as they follow the "Department of Public Health Restaurant Opening for On-Site Dining Protocols" attached to the County’s health order as Appendix I
- As of July 1, the County of Los Angeles has revised their health order with restrictions on indoor dining. Learn more here.
- As a result of California Gavin Newsom’s recent directive on June 28, restaurants are closed for indoor dining (though outdoor dining, delivery and take-out are still permitted), indoor museums, zoos and aquariums are closed and staff and patrons must wear cloth face coverings and gloves. Learn more here.
- Individuals who leave their residence must adhere to physical distancing and by wearing a face covering when there could be contact with others who are non-household members in both private and public spaces
- You may not gather in indoor and outdoor groups, including private gatherings and events unless such activity is permitted by this health order.
- Select non-essential retail businesses must remain temporarily closed, including nail salons, entertainment venues, movie theaters, bowling alleys and arcades. More information about what is deemed essential may be found here.
- 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 are 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 June 18:
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.
Non-essential businesses: road to recovery
Effective June 18, select locations and businesses may open with capacity limitations, physical distancing requirements and infection control guidelines. All businesses that are permitted to open must prepare, implement and post their plan to adhere to infection control guidelines in locations outlined by the County. Select locations and businesses that may reopen under the five following categories include:
- Lower-risk retailers
- Lower-risk retail businesses must prepare, implement and post the County’s "Reopening Protocols for Retail Establishments: Opening for In Person Shopping" attached as Appendix B in this health order prior to opening
- Manufacturing and logistics sector businesses that supply lower-risk retail businesses
- For manufacturing and logistics businesses that supply lower-risk retail, the owner, manager or operator must prepare, implement and post the "Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Reopening Protocol" attached as Appendix C in this health order prior to opening
- Non-essential office-based businesses
- Including faith-based office facilities, the owner, manager or operator must prepare, implement and post the "Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Reopening Protocol Office-Based Worksites" attached as Appendix D to this health order prior to opening
- Indoor malls, shopping centers and hotels
- The owner or operator may reopen with 50% of the overall shopping center capacity. Higher-risk businesses - outlined below - may not operate.
- Shopping center owners or operators must prepare, implement and post the "Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Protocols for Shopping Center Operations" attached as Appendix E to this health order prior to opening
- Hotels and motels may reopen for tourism and individual travel by following Appendix P
- Hair salons, barbershops, gyms and day camps
- The owner, manager or operator must prepare, implement and post the "Reopening Protocols for Hair Salons and Barbershops" attached as Appendix H to this health order
- Fitness centers - including private gyms - may reopen by following Appendix L in this health order
- Day camps may reopen by following protocols set by Appendix K
- Camp grounds, RV parks and associated outdoor activities may reopen by following Appendix O
- Entertainment venues and production
While take-out and curbside delivery is encouraged whenever possible, restaurants and food facilities that prepare and serve food may provide
in-dining services as long as they follow the "Department of Public Health Restaurant Opening for On-Site Dining Protocols" attached as Appendix I to this health order.
- July 1, 2020: As a result of a new health order from the state, restaurants are closed for indoor dining. Outdoor dining, delivery and take-out are still permitted. Learn more here.
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:
- Golf courses (not including pro-shops or dine-in restaurants)
- Trailheads and parks
Please note that specific higher-risk businesses and locations remain closed. Public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit must also remain prohibited. Higher-risk businesses and locations include:
- Lounges and nightclubs
- Public entertainment venues such as theaters, concert venues and theme parks
- Family entertainment centers such as bowling alleys, arcades and miniature golf courses
- Personal care establishments such as nail salons, body waxing, massage and body art locations
- Hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas not located on residential property
- All events and gatherings unless allowed by the health order
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.
For answers to common questions about COVID-19, face masks and testing sites, please visit the following resources:
|General questions about COVID-19||Los Angeles County|
|Information about COVID-19 testing sites||Los Angeles County|
|Information on the gradual reopening of Los Angeles County||Road to Recovery - Los Angeles County|
|Questions about face masks||Los 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:
|Los Angeles County Department of Public Health||T: 2-1-1|
|California Department of Public Health||T: 916.558.1784|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||T: 800.232.4636|
San Gabriel responds to COVID-19
Message from the Mayor
- Read this important message from Mayor Denise Menchaca
- Here’s a video update on COVID-19 for the week of July 3, 2020
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 July 9, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed 291 cases of COVID-19 in San Gabriel.
Resources for the community
- Residential and business tenants: the City Council has passed an eviction moratorium. Learn more.
- Select San Gabriel services and businesses - including grocery stores - will remain open for community members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The County of Los Angeles has resources for residents, including an FAQ, information on an eviction moratorium, updates on the number of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County and other general information.
- Learn more about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act here.
- Our team at Community Services has gathered online recreation tools for kids and adults.
- Sign up for important alerts from the City of San Gabriel through Alert San Gabriel.
- The Workforce Development Aging & Community Services from Los Angeles County is offering a free pickup and delivery program for older adults and individuals with disabilities.
Resources for businesses
- Our Economic Development team has pooled together resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19.
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: July 9, 3:30 p.m.