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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The City of Arcadia is currently monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 and will continue to provide updates through the City's Nixle, social media, and website. To stay connected, text ARCADIACOV19 to 888777, follow us on Twitter at @ProtectArcadia, or visit us ArcadiaCA.gov/covid19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of contracting an infection is low, but there are steps individuals can take to help minimize and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please visit the City of Arcadia's Novel Coronavirus page for more information. 

The COVID-19 tracker below provides the latest information on cases in Los Angeles County which includes the City of Arcadia. If you have any questions regarding the tracker, please contact the City Manager's Office at (626) 574-5401.




Testing Resources:

LA County is offering free, same-day COVID-19 tests by appointment for ALL Los Angeles County residents whether they are experiencing symptoms or not. Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.  Priority for the same or next day testing is still given to people with symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Testing is also prioritized for certain critical front-line workers who interact with the public while working. 

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Current Safer at Work and in the Community Order and Reopening Protocols:

Click here to view current orders and protocols

Arcadia Resources:


For residents, click here: COVID-19 Resources for Residents
Eviction Moratorium for Residents
For businesses, click here: COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
Eviction Moratorium for Businesses
Arcadia Public Library: COVID-19 Resources for Everyone 

Additional Resources:

Federal Guidance – coronavirus.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – cdc.gov
State of California Guidance – covid19.ca.gov
California Department of Public Health – cdph.gov
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – publichealth.lacounty.gov
National Domestic Violence Hotline – thehotline.org – (800) 799-7233
National Suicide Prevention Hotline – suicidepreventionlifeline.org – (800) 273-8255

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Latest News:

November 27, 2020
As new COVID-19 cases remain at alarming levels and the number of people hospitalized continues to increase, a temporary Los Angeles County Health Officer Order has been issued to require additional safety measures across sectors. The temporary order will take effect Monday, November 30, 2020, and remain in effect through December 20, 2020.

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Targeted Safer at Home Order

November 23, 2020
As new COVID-19 cases remain at alarming levels and the number of people hospitalized continues to increase, the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order is being modified to restrict dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries, and bars. The modified order will take effect Wednesday, November 25 at 10:00 p.m.

To reduce the possibility for crowding and the potential for exposure in settings where people are not wearing their face coverings, restaurants, breweries, wineries, and bars will only be able to offer take-out, drive-thru, and delivery services. Wineries and breweries may continue their retail operations adhering to current protocols. In-person dining will not be allowed, at minimum, for the next 3 weeks.

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November 18, 2020
Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, Los Angeles County is set to enact more restrictive health guidelines beginning on Friday, November 20, including a business curfew that will require restaurants, wineries, breweries, and other non-essential businesses to close at 10 p.m. daily.

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October 23, 2020
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued a revised public health order to allow batting cages, miniature golf, and go-cart racing to operate outside only. The new order also allows certain personal care establishments to operate indoors with modifications and clarifies permitted food services at indoor malls and shopping centers. Finally, for schools that permitted to open, the percentage of students with IEPs or ELs, or other needs is increased from 10% to 25%.

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October 14, 2020
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued a revised public health order to allow private gatherings of persons from no more than 3 households. Private gatherings is defined as social situations that bring people together from different households at the same time in a single space or place. When people from different households mix, the risk of COVID-19 transmission increases. 

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October 5, 2020
Fall is upon us and families are beginning to prepare for the 2020 holiday season. Due to COVID-19, celebrating holidays this year will be different but that doesn't mean families still can't have fun. The traditional way in which Halloween is celebrated does not allow you to minimize contact with non-household members and, therefore, it is important to plan early and identify safer alternatives. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has offered some guidance on how to take part in Halloween activities in a manner that reduces the risk of spreading COVID-19. 

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Los Angeles County Halloween Guidance

September 30, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to begin offering waivers for up to 30 schools per week to begin opening Transitional Kindergarten through 2nd-grade instruction. The waivers will still need to be approved by the state. In addition, the Board voted to allow breweries and wineries to open outdoors beginning in a week, with limitations on operating hours and requiring reservations.  Card rooms will be allowed to open outdoors as well but without food or beverage service at tables.

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September 2, 2020
As you prepare for the Labor Day weekend, please make sure you celebrate safely, while further reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  We urge you to consider the 6 tips included in the link below for staying safe this holiday weekend. Please remember, these actions save lives. For guidance, reopening protocols, or a list of what is open or remains closed in LA County, please visit LA County's Department of Public Health website.

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September 2, 2020

Public Health Officials announced that Los Angeles County is updating its health order to allow hair salons and barbershops to resume indoor operations, with capacity limited to 25%. Options for increasing capacity will be re-evaluated three weeks after Labor Day.

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August 31, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation to protect millions of tenants from eviction and property owners from foreclosure due to the economic impacts of COVID-19. These protections apply to tenants who declare an inability to pay all or part of the rent due to a COVID-related reason.

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August 28, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom announced California’s new simplified, four-tier, COVID-19 guidelines for counties to reopen specific business sectors based on what health officials have learned about the pandemic in recent months. The new four-tier color-coded system would match a color to each of the four tiers with purple representing the highest “widespread” risk level for a county with more than seven new cases per 100,000 residents and more than 8 percent positivity rate. Red will represent “substantial” risk, while orange represents “moderate” risk and yellow the lowest level, “minimal” risk, with those lower levels being determined by reduced numbers in case and positivity rates.

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July 13, 2020
Effective today, Los Angeles County will stop certain sector operations as ordered by the State. Closures include: all personal care services - including nail salons; massage & tattoo parlors; hair salons & barbershops; places of worship; gyms and fitness centers; offices of non-critical sectors; indoor malls and all indoor protests until further notice. 

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Los Angeles County is changing scheduling platforms for COVID-19 testing at its nine operated testing sites.  The new platform was designed to provide more user-friendly experience that directly interfaces with the lab, reducing the number of errors in data processing and minimizing the number of participants who might experience a delay in getting their results due to a mismatch in demographic information associated with the test kit.

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June 18, 2020
Los Angeles County is moving further into Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery by opening more businesses including cardrooms, wagering facilities, personal care establishments, bars, and wineries. The new order also requires all persons to wear cloth face-coverings whenever they leave their residence.  This action coincides with the statewide order issued today. The County continues to monitor the spread of the virus and the capacity of the healthcare system to provide residents with essential services; however, this major step forward does not mean the threat of COVID-19 is gone. Residents must continue to practice physical distancing, wear cloth face coverings, and follow public health directives.

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June 18, 2020
Governor Newsom ordered all California residents to wear face coverings while in public or high-risk settings, including when shopping, taking public transit, or seeking medical care, following growing concerns that an increase in coronavirus cases has been caused by residents failing to voluntarily take this precaution. The link below provides an update on CPDH Guidance for the use of cloth face coverings by the general public when outside the home. It mandates that face coverings be worn statewide.

Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings

June 11, 2020
Los Angeles County is moving forward to Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery and reopening key economic and community sectors, including day camps, fitness centers, spectator-free professional sports, museums, campgrounds, and entertainment production. The County continues to monitor the spread of the virus and the capacity of the healthcare system to provide residents with essential services; however, this major step forward does not mean the threat of COVID-19 is gone. Residents must continue to practice physical distancing, wear cloth face coverings, and follow public health directives.

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June 9, 2020
The City of Arcadia is reopening City Hall and other City facilities to the public for services as part of the Safer at Work and in the Community Order issued by Los Angeles County. Beginning Monday, June 15, 2020, open facilities now include City Hall, the Fire Department, Public Works Services, and City parks and open spaces. The Arcadia Police Department, Community Center, Public Library, and Museum remain closed to the public; however, services by appointment or virtual services are still available and encouraged. 

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Keep Arcadia Safe!

May 29, 2020
Los Angeles County announced that hair salons and barbershops can reopen and in-person dining in restaurants can resume immediately with safeguards.  The State of California today approved the County's request for a variance to state guidelines because the County has met the necessary public health thresholds to safely allow critical sectors of the economy and community to begin serving residents. 

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May 26, 2020
Los Angeles County announced, today, its commitment to keeping residents "Safer At Work And In The Community", and is further aligning its COVID-19 recovery efforts with the State’s California Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. The new Health Officer Order allows for the resumption of faith-based services, in-store shopping at low-risk retail stores, drive-in movies, and other recreational activities.

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May 22, 2020
Los Angeles County has announced three new openings in advance of the holiday weekend, allowing increased outdoor and retail activities for residents. Beach bike paths are now open, indoor malls can open for curbside service, and car parades will be allowed. 

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Appendix D: Vehicle-Based Parades or Drive-thru Events

May 18, 2020
The City of Arcadia is reopening City Hall to the public for services by appointment only for essential activities in response to the revised Safer at Home Order issued by Los Angeles County on May 13, 2020. These include building permits, inspections, and planning related services. A What’s Open Guide with more information on each City department can be found by clicking the link below.

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May 13, 2020
The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health has issued a new order that allows for lower-risk businesses and select recreational facilities and beaches to reopen. All retailers that are not located in an indoor mall or shopping center are able to reopen for curbside, door-side, outside pickup, or delivery only. The public is not allowed to go inside. Manufacturing and logistic businesses that supply retail businesses may also reopen. Before retail businesses, manufacturing and logistic businesses reopen, they are required to prepare, implement, and post their plan for adhering to directives including distancing and infection control practices that protect both employees and customers. Beaches can reopen for active recreation including running, walking, swimming and surfing; however, group sports and activities like picnicking and sunbathing are not permitted, and parking lots, bike paths, piers, and boardwalks, remain closed.  Select recreational facilities including golf courses, tennis courts, shooting, and archery ranges, equestrian centers, and community gardens can also reopen. Everyone must continue to practice physical distancing of at least six feet apart and wear a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth when around people outside of your household. This order continues to require that specific higher-risk businesses remain closed and prohibits public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit. For more specific information on these guidelines, please visit publichealth.lacounty.gov.

Los Angeles County Safer at Home Order - Updated (5/13/2020)
Appendix A: Social Distancing Protocols
Appendix B: Retail Establishment Protocols
Appendix C: Warehouse, Manufacturing, and Logistics Establishment Protocols

May 8, 2020
The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health has issued a new order easing some of the Safer at Home restrictions to allow certain low-risk retail businesses to reopen for curbside pick-up or delivery only. Only employees may enter the lower-risk retail businesses. Businesses must adhere to specific guidelines and make the appropriate adaptations to ensure they are adhering to COVID-19 transmission mitigation requirements. For more specific information on these guidelines, please visit publichealth.lacounty.gov.

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Limited Reopening Order

Protocol Documents for Reopening:
Retail Establishments

Golf Courses
Trails
Auto Dealerships

May 6, 2020
The County of Los Angeles announced a Roadmap to Recovery for COVID-19. Additional information is expected to be provided in the coming day. To view the Roadmap please click the link below.

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April 27, 2020 - (Updated April 30, 2020)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six new possible symptoms for COVID-19. In addition to the previously documented symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, the new symptoms include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell. For more information, please visit the CDCs Symptoms of Coronavirus page. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and contact your primary care physician for additional guidance. 

Update: LA County is offering free, same-day COVID-19 tests by appointment for ALL Los Angeles County residents whether they are experiencing symptoms or not. Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.  Priority for the same or next day testing is still given to people with symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Testing is also prioritized for certain critical front-line workers who interact with the public while working. 

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April 10, 2020
Due to the continued rapid spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the need to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, the Los Angeles County Health Officer has revised the Safer at Home Order. The revised Order continues to prohibit all indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings and events. The Order specifically requires all business to cease in-person operations and remain closed to the public, unless the business is defined as an Essential Business by this Order. This Order continues through May 15, 2020.

The Health Officer now requires Essential Businesses to implement no later than 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2020, a Social Distancing Protocol, which includes a requirement to provide all of their employees whose duties require contact with other employees and/or the public with a cloth face covering to wear while performing duties that involve contact with others. 

Los Angeles County Safer at Home Order - Updated (4/10/2020)


April 9, 2020 - (Updated April 13, 2020)

At the April 7, 2020, Arcadia City Council Meeting, the Arcadia City Council directed the City Manager, in his capacity as the Director of Emergency services, to issue an order requiring all Essential Businesses to cause their employees to wear face coverings during working hours. Essential Businesses include but are not limited to retail stores, banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, gas station convenience stores, restaurants providing take-out or delivery, and other businesses as approved by Executive Order N-33-20 issued by the Governor of the State of California. The Order is effective beginning 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020, and shall remain in effect for the duration of the local emergency declared by the Arcadia City Council on March 17, 2020, or unless further amended or rescinded. A copy of the Order can be found below. If businesses have questions regarding the Order, please contact the Development Services Department at (626) 574-5415.

Update: On April 10, 2020, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health issued a revised Stay At Home Order that includes the requirement for Essential Businesses to enact Social Distancing Protocols which includes the use of face coverings by their employees. The County Order supersedes the action taken by the Arcadia City Council on April 7, 2020, to direct the City Manager to issue an Order requiring the use of face coverings by employees of Essential Businesses. As a result, the City’s Face Covering Order is hereby rescinded. The County Face Covering Order remains in effect. A copy of the Order can be found above.

Arcadia Face Covering Order
Arcadia Face Covering Order Termination

April 7, 2020
The Arcadia City Council is meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. As part of the City of Arcadia's COVID-19 transmission mitigation efforts, the City is offering Public Comment virtually. For those wishing to participate in Public Comment, you may submit your comment in writing to cityclerk@ArcadiaCA.gov  at least 30 minutes prior to the meeting time. Your email should be 300 words or less. You may also call into a conference line by dialing (669) 224-3412, access code 604-838-893#, at least 10 minutes prior to the posted meeting time. Public comment is limited to the time allotted.

April 3, 2020
Per additional guidance from local, state, and federal public health officials, the City of Arcadia is encouraging all residents to wear face coverings when outside the home conducting essential activities, like going to the grocery store or caring for family members, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This recommendation does not substitute existing guidance about social distancing and handwashing. 

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March 27, 2020
The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health amended the Safer at Home order to include the temporary closure of public trails and trailheads, beaches, piers, beach bike paths, and beach access points. A copy of the order can be found below.

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March 26, 2020
On March 25, 2020, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health issued two new orders for the control of COVID-19. A copy of the orders can be found below. 

Emergency Isolation Order
All individuals who have been diagnosed with or who are likely to have COVID-19 must isolate themselves in their home or another residence until: (a) at least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery, defined as a resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement of respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, etc.) AND (b) at least 7 days since symptoms first appeared, whichever is later. Until this time, those under isolation may not leave their place of isolation or enter any other public or private place, except to receive necessary medical care.


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Emergency Quarantine Order
All household contacts, intimate partners, caregivers, and close contacts who have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19 while that person was symptomatic must quarantine themselves. A person is considered to be a close contact of a person with or likely to have COVID-19 if they: (a) were within (6) feet for more than 10 minutes OR (b) had unprotected direct contact to secretions or excretions (e.g., sneeze or cough) of a person diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19. All individuals who know that they have been in close contact are required to be quarantined in their home or another resident until 14 days from the last date they were last in contact with the symptomatic person with or likely to have COVID-19.


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March 25, 2020
On March 17, 2020, the Arcadia City Council adopted a Declaration of Local Emergency allowing the City to enact emergency provisions including a moratorium on residential and commercial evictions for non-payment of rent due to a verified COVID-19 financial impact. Are you a tenant in financial distress? Immediately contact your landlord and document in-writing how COVID-19 has injured you financially. Once the Local Emergency has been lifted, all unpaid rent is due to be repaid within six months or as agreed to by the parties. Landlords may not charge or collect late fees if the tenant has demonstrated financial hardship associated with COVID-19.

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March 19, 2020 - (Updated March 21, 2020)
Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. At the same time, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a new order urging residents to stay home for the next 30 days in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The new order prohibits gatherings of individuals inside and outside the home, with certain exceptions for essential activities or for essential businesses and government agencies or to perform essential infrastructure work. Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from others, wash your hands, and include signage encouraging the public to not enter if they have a respiratory illness, including a fever or cough. The order goes into effect at midnight tonight. For more information regarding the public health order, please visit publichealth.lacounty.gov.

Update: As of March 21, 2020, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health removed the maximum attendance of 10 for public and private gatherings. All gatherings of any size are prohibited. 

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Los Angeles County Safer at Home Order - Updated (3/21/2020)Governor's Executive Order
Frequently Asked Questions

March 19, 2020
The City is offering transit assistance to our senior/disabled riders who are self-isolating, and who may need help with sustaining for the long run. To ease the hardship, the Dial-A-Ride policy has been temporarily modified to allow caregivers of our registered riders to use Dial-A-Ride to do essential errands for them.  In addition, the Recreation & Community Services Department has been providing wellness phone calls for Arcadia seniors and encourages the community to reach out to a senior in our community. Local centers are providing meals to seniors in need.

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March 18, 2020
On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Arcadia City Council unanimously ratified a Declaration of Local Emergency issued by City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto on March 16, 2020, paving the way for the City to enact emergency provisions designed to protect the community from further COVID-19 transmission, in addition to making the City eligible for reimbursement for COVID-19 transmission mitigation expenses. The local emergency was declared by the City Manager after the City was notified by public health officials of one (1) confirmed case of COVID-19 in Arcadia.


Declaration of Local Emergency
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March 16, 2020
Arcadia City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto issued a Proclamation of Local Emergency today paving the way for the City to enact emergency provisions designed to protect the community from further COVID-19 transmission, in addition to making the City eligible for reimbursement for COVID-19 transmission mitigation expenses. The Proclamation was issued after the City was notified by public health officials of one (1) confirmed case of COVID-19 in Arcadia. The Arcadia City Council will review the Proclamation for ratification at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Proclamation of Local Emergency
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March 16, 2020

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health has issued a new public health order requiring the immediate closure of all bars and nightclubs, gyms and fitness centers, movie theaters, live performance theaters, bowling alleys, and arcades throughout all of LA County, including those within the City of Arcadia. In addition, effective immediately all restaurants throughout LA County are required to close their public dining areas to customers, and may only prepare and offer food via delivery service, pick-up for takeout dining, or drive-through.  For more information and guidance, refer to the health order below.  Locally, the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce is closed to visitors.

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March 15, 2020

In response to additional guidance received by federal, state, and local public health officials, Arcadia City Hall will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice. City Hall will still be fully staffed to respond to requests for services by phone, email, or online; however, as part of the City’s COVID-19 transmission mitigation efforts, we are requesting that the public refrain from coming to City Hall.

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March 15, 2020
The Arcadia Police Department is adapting to challenges caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Please know we have not changed or reduced our deployment strategies at this time and will continue to respond to all law enforcement related activities in our City. Our situation is both fluid and evolving, and the Arcadia Police Department is working to maintain field staffing levels that ensure high-quality response times to emergency calls for service within our City. 

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March 13,
2020

The Arcadia Unified School District (AUSD) announced today that it is closing all schools starting Monday, March 16, 2020, for a two week period. As a result, all City of Arcadia Recreation & Community Services Department after school programs at AUSD schools are canceled for the same duration of the District’s closure. For more information regarding the Arcadia Unified School District’s closure status, please visit their website at AUSD.net

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March 12, 2020
In response to additional guidance received by federal, state, and local public health officials, the City of Arcadia is closing the Arcadia Community Center and the Arcadia Public Library to the public and non-essential personnel beginning Friday, March 13, 2020. At this time, the closures will remain in effect until April 30, 2020. This follows the City’s decision on March 9, 2020, to suspend City-sponsored events with an expected attendance of over 100 persons and high attendance of senior citizens. 

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March 9, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Arcadia is suspending all large scale public events featuring a high concentration of older adults in order to help slow the transmission of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is in response to additional guidance received from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The suspension will include all City-sponsored events with an expected attendance of over 100 persons featuring attendees who are mostly age 55 and over. The suspension will initially be in effect until April 12, 2020; however, the City of Arcadia will continue to actively evaluate this dynamic situation and may need to extend the suspensions further.

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March 4, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already underway across multiple state agencies and departments, and help the state prepare for a broader spread of COVID-19. The proclamation comes as the number of positive California cases rises and following one official COVID-19 death.

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March 4, 2020
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health declared a local health emergency in response to the increased spread of the Coronavirus across the county. Public Health stated that none of the new cases are from community spread, and all of these new cases were exposed to COVID-19 through close contacts. None of these cases were linked to the first case reported in LA County in January.

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Published: November 30, 2020