Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information about COVID-19

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 until April 19, 2020: 

Safer at home

To prevent the further transmission of COVID-19, Los Angeles County has issued new 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 family, effective March 20, 2020 until April 19, 2020. Only necessary tasks are permitted. You may read the order from the County here.

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.

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.
  • Non-essential retail businesses must remain temporarily closed, including indoor malls, golf courses, barbershops, nail salons, shopping centers, playgrounds, entertainment venues, gyms, fitness centers, movie theaters, bowling alleys and arcades. More information about what is deemed essential may be found here.

Additional information about the Safer at Home order may be found here on the County of Los Angeles website. 

COVID-19 Resources

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
Questions about face masks
Los Angeles County

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

Los Angeles County Department of Public HealthT: 2-1-1
California Department of Public HealthT: 916.558.1784
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionT: 800.232.4636

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 March 24, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed its first case 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: April 3 at 3:30 p.m.