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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are modifying our operations by adhering to health guidelines set by the County of Los Angeles and the State of California. This page contains information about the latest County of Los Angeles/State of California health orders and how they impact our community.
What you need to know
What's the latest health order?
As COVID-19 hospitalizations surge and ICU capacity declines, California has announced a new Regional Stay at Home Order, effective December 6 at 11:59 p.m. The order remains in effect.
Some important points:
- The order requires modified operations for shopping centers, retail, hotels, restaurants and offices.
- Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, indoor recreational facilities, hair salons and barbershops, personal care services, museums, movie theaters, wineries, bars, family entertainment centers, amusement parks and other sectors must be closed.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can cause mild to moderate illness, but may also lead to dangerous complications. It is primarily spread through:
- Close contact with others
- Droplets produced by coughing, sneezing, speaking and breathing
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes without washing your hands
You may reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 by staying at home and avoiding confined public spaces, crowds and by maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet from others. Wear a face covering when you're out in public and wash your hands often.
What are the symptoms and how can I get tested?
Symptoms for COVID-19 include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Additional symptoms may include chills, muscle or body pain, sore throat, nausea, diarrhea, congestion and a new loss of taste or smell. If you have these symptoms, it's important that you self-quarantine and get tested. Learn about the testing process here. For a list of testing sites, click here.
COVID-19's impact on our community
Based on the current number of COVID-19 cases and the rate of infection, the County of Los Angeles is currently at the highest risk level outlined by the State. This means that many non-essential indoor business operations are closed. However, essential businesses remain open with modifications.
Number of COVID-19 cases in San Gabriel
|Number of COVID-19 deaths in San Gabriel|
Number of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
|2,672 (as of 1/21/2021)|
148 (as of 1/21/2021)
|1,046,021 (as of 1/21/2021)|
Roadmap to Recovery
To guide California's reopening, the state has created a four-step process:
|Widespread (our current status)||The highest risk tier, many non-essential indoor business operations are closed at this stage|
|Substantial||The second highest tier, some non-essential indoor business operations are closed at this stage|
|Moderate||At this stage, some indoor business operations are open with modifications|
|Minimal||The lowest stage, most indoor business operations are open with modifications|
The County of Los Angeles is obligated to follow the State's tier system in order to gradually open our economy. For more information about the State's tier system, click here. To learn how the County of Los Angeles is following this system and how it applies to our community, click here.
Because San Gabriel is located in the County of Los Angeles, our community will be following the local health order from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
What's open and what's closed
Under our local health order, select locations, activities and businesses may be open with modifications. They may also be closed depending on the level of risk of transmitting COVID-19.
Essential indoor activities and select outdoor activities are available under the State and County health orders. Broadly speaking, these include:
- Essential activities, such as grocery shopping, healthcare services and car repair shops
- Select lower-risk businesses, such as manufacturing and logistics
- Individual outdoor activities and facilities, such as park space, green space and outdoor fitness equipment
- Outdoor services, such as take-out or drive-through, outdoor gyms and outdoor hair salons (indoor hair salons and barbershops may reopen with restrictions on indoor occupancy - visit this link to view the health order)
- Outdoor museums, galleries and zoos
Higher-risk businesses, locations and activities where there could be large spread of COVID-19 are closed. Broadly speaking, these include:
- Indoor dining, such as indoor restaurant facilities, indoor bars and indoor brewpubs (outdoor dining is permitted for restaurants)
- Entertainment venues, such as lounges, nightclubs, live performance theaters, bowling alleys and arcades
- Recreational activities and locations, such as public playgrounds, public basketball courts, public handball courts, public picnic areas, public volleyball courts, miniature golf and batting cages
- Events and gatherings
The County of Los Angeles frequently updates the list of permitted and non-permitted activities based on the region's progress at preventing the spread of COVID-19. You may view the latest draft of the health order here.
As we continue to reopen segments of our economy, residents are still encouraged to stay at home and away from groups who are not in their immediate family whenever possible.
Resources for you
If you've been negatively impacted by COVID-19, the following local, county and State resources are available:
City of San Gabriel
- Grants for San Gabriel businesses and residents
- Resources for businesses with assistance from our Economic Development division
County of Los Angeles/State of California
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
- Meals for older adults and adults at high risk from COVID-19 through the Great Plates Delivered Program
- Mental health resources from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
- Information about rent relief programs and policies from the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer & Business Affairs
Last updated: January 21, 7:30 p.m.