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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

April 3, 2020 (2:00 p.m.)
There are 13 confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the City of Arcadia. 


Local officials are currently monitoring the situation 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

April 2, 2020 (2:00 p.m.)
There are a total of 10,701 confirmed cases and 237 deaths in California. 

As of March 18, 2020, the state is no longer collecting information about California travelers returning from countries that have confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks. Community transmission of COVID-19 has been identified in California since February, and since early March, most of the confirmed cases in the state were not related to travel outside of the United States.

April 3, 2020 (12:00 p.m.)
There are a total of 4,566 confirmed cases and 89 deaths in Los Angeles County. The total cases reported include data from Long Beach and Pasadena Health Departments. 

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. 

Arcadia Resources:

For residents, click here: COVID-19 Resources for Residents
For businesses, click here: COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

Additional Resources:

Coronavirus.gov
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
California Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Tracking

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Latest News:

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 17, 2020
The Arcadia City Council is meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. As part of the City of Arcadia's COVID-19 transmission mitigation efforts, visitors to tonight's meeting are being asked to sit at least five (5) seats apart right to left, and one (1) row apart. The City reserves the right to limit the number of attendees in the Council Chambers. Citizens who wish to submit public comment may do so using one of the following methods included in the attachment below. Public comment is limited to the time allotted.

Public Comment (English)
Public Comment (Simplified Chinese)

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: April 03, 2020