City and COVID-19 Update

City and COVID-19 Update

Updated 07/28/2020

On Monday, July 13, 2020, Governor Newsom ordered the State to revert to the closures of non-essential facilities and businesses and once again urged the communities to maintain a “Safer At Home” approach, which suggests we stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  While this might be disappointing for us, given the public nature of the essential services we provide, we must consider the welfare of our employees, residents, and businesses, especially as an additional precaution in public health.   

Effective Monday, July 20, 2020, until further notice, the City of Rosemead City Hall will be closed to the public, all other citywide facilities will remain closed.  The City recognizes that many of you may be experiencing concerns regarding COVID-19. Again, this action intends to avoid the spread of COVID-19 by having people shelter in place (another way of saying stay home) at their residence while enabling only essential services to continue. When people need to leave their place of residence to obtain or perform vital services or to conduct activities necessary for continuity of social and commercial life, they must maintain a distance of at least six feet from other persons and always wear a face covering. Failure to comply with the provisions of this action constitutes a threat to public health.

Price Gouging Enforcement Update
Los Angeles County has approved an urgency ordinance to strengthen protections for County consumers and small businesses, and to eliminate price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies. Effective immediately, the ordinance authorizes the filing of civil actions against price gougers and imposes a civil penalty of up to $10,000 per violation.

If you've seen examples of price gouging in your community or online, report it to L.A. County's Department of Business and Consumer Affairs (DCBA) counselors.

To file a complaint online visit stoppricegouging.dcba.lacounty.gov. You can also call (800) 593-8222 to speak to one of our consumer counselors directly.

Great Plate Delivered Programs Extended Update
Great Plates Delivered has been extended until August 9th. There's an easy way to help a local senior or business in your community. Through L.A. County's Great Plates Delivered Program you can help provide an eligible senior with three (3) home-delivered meals a day.

Seniors over 65, seniors 60-64 years of age who have been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19 or those at high-risk for COVID-19 may qualify. When you help a senior connect to Great Plates Delivered you're also helping your local restaurant, hospitality and transportation community get back to work.
For more information on the Great Plates Delivered program, please click here or contact the City of Rosemead at (626) 569-2169.

As a reminder, the recent regression of some of these COVID-19 indicators make it appropriate, at this time, to reimpose certain restrictions that are intended to limit person-to-person contact and slow the current rates of community transmission. 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. Please remember that violation of or failure to comply with the County’s Order is a crime and punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.

 

Administration / City Clerk’s Office:

  • City Hall
    • City Hall will remain closed to the public until further notice.  If you have any questions regarding any services, please call (626) 569-2100.
  • City Council Meetings
    • The City will continue to live stream City Council meetings. You may submit a remote public comment by calling (626) 569-2100 or via email at publiccomment@cityofrosemead.org by 6:00 p.m. You also have the option to text your comment to the provided email address. Please identify the topic you wish to comment in your email’s subject line. All comments are public record and will be recorded in the official record of the City. Friendly reminder that City Hall will be closed during this time.
  • Billing / Payment Information
    • Payees are encouraged to mail payments or drop off a payment at City Hall from Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Note: A payment box is available outside the Main Entrance for any payments dropped off. Payees are highly encouraged to pay in check form (No cash accepted).
  • Passport Services
    • All passport services are postponed until further notice.

Community Development:

  • Urgency Ordinance
    • On March 30, 2020, the City of Rosemead City Council approved an Urgency Ordinance temporarily prohibiting the evictions of residential and commercial evictions of tenants arising from income loss or substantial medical expenses related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Building and Safety Division
    • The Building Division continues to accept requests for inspections on a case by case basis by phone, email, or the website, with life and safety matters taking priority. Requests for inspection are screened prior to being placed on the schedule for the next day to ensure that the job sites are safe to visit and that the inspection requested is necessary under the circumstances. We are strongly encouraging customers to submit plans and applications electronically. Hard copies of plans may be accepted on a case by case basis and drop off must first be coordinated with Building staff by calling (626) 569-2130. Appointments for in-person meetings are being limited and may be only be approved if the situation is concerning a life and safety matter, or if approved by the Building Official. Payments by check may be submitted at the City Hall drop box but payments are also encouraged to be mailed in. To access all permit applications, please visit: Building and Safety: Permit Applications
  • Economic Development
    • To continue to support local businesses and restaurants in our City, please click here to view a full guide with hours of operation.
    • The business community is reminded that the City’s Economic Development team is available to assist during this time of crisis and throughout the year. Please contact Planning and Economic Development Manager, Lily Valenzuela, to explore available resources at (626) 569-2100.
    • City staff provided information with links of resources to help businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. For more information, please visit: Economic Development Information
    • Supermarkets or grocers that have limited hours of operations due to a conditional use permit (CUP) are encouraged to contact Community Development by phone (626) 569-2100 or email Lily Valenzuela at ltrinh@cityofrosemead.org to adjust the hours to accommodate seniors and those with special needs during these trying times.

    Please also be advised that we are working together with local grocers to provide early shopping hours designated for seniors, medical professionals, and disabled/special needs persons. For your reference, below is a list of grocers and specified special hours:

    Market

    Address

    Phone Number

    Regular Hours

    Special Hours

    Dollar Tree

    3566 Rosemead Blvd.

    (626) 320-1951

    Daily: 8AM – 8PM

    Seniors 60+ and Disabled/Special-Needs: Daily from 8AM-9AM

    Target

    3600 Rosemead Blvd.

    (626) 280-8024

    Daily: 8AM – 9PM

    Seniors 65+, Expectant Mothers, Disabled/
    Special-Needs:
    Tuesday & Wednesdays
    from 8AM-9AM

    Wal-Mart

    1827 Walnut Grove Ave.

    (626) 307-1010

    Daily: 8AM – 8:30PM

    Seniors 65+:
    Tuesdays from 7AM-8AM


    Parks and Recreation Department:

    • Facilities
      • Outdoor parks and recreation facilities will be permitted to open as long as everyone adheres to physical distancing and infection control guidelines. For more information about the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation reopening golf courses and trails, please click here. Please note: Parks’ playgrounds, picnic shelters, and basketball courts will not be open and access is prohibited. Athletic fields are closed to organizations for training, practice and game play.  Everyone attending City parks must practice social distancing and wear face coverings.
    • Senior Lunch Program
      • Senior Lunch Program participants will receive meals that they can take home.  Meals are available at Garvey Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Participants will receive two lunches on Mondays (lunch for Monday and Tuesday) and three lunches on Wednesdays (lunch for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Lunches are available on a first come first service basis. For more information on programs and services for Seniors, please click here to visit our Resources for Seniors page or you may click here to view our Senior Assistance Program flyer. 
    • Recreation Programs
      • All classes, trips and facility use permits and reservations have been cancelled all summer, and until further notice.
      • All sporting leagues’ events and organized play groups have been cancelled all summer, and until further notice.

    Public Safety:

    • Street Sweeping
      • Enforcement is active. 
    • Parking Enforcement
      • All other parking enforcement is currently active and operating normally.  Please contact the Public Safety Department at (626) 569-2292 for assistance.
    • Traffic Violations
      • All traffic violation enforcement is currently active and enforced.  Temple Sheriff’s Station may be reached at (626) 285-7171 for non-emergency matters.  In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
    • Animal Control Services
      • Services are available by calling the Public Safety Department at (626) 569-2292.  The Department is currently operating its normal hours of operation between 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., please leave a voicemail and staff will return your call.  For after-hour service, please contact the Temple Sheriff’s Station at (626) 285-7171.

    Public Works:

    • Transportation Services / Dial-A-Ride
      • No changes have been made to the Dial-A-Ride schedule. We will continue to offer Dial-A-Ride services for Rosemead residents 55 years of age or older or have permanent disabilities for a low cost of 50 cents each way. For more information, please call (626) 572-4099.
      • The City of Rosemead’s fixed route service, Rosemead Explorer, is operating at its normal schedule. For more information, please call (626) 572-4099. For more information, please visit: Rosemead Explorer.
    • Street Sweeping
      • There are no changes to the street sweeping schedule. For more information, please visit: Street Sweeping Schedule. Should you have any questions regarding street sweeping, please call (626) 569-2260.
    • Trash Services
      • There are no changes to the City’s residential trash services schedules. For more information, please visit: Trash Services Information.
      • We encourage you to make any Republic Services payments online or by mail. You may also visit the Republic Services Customer Service Center located at 12949 Telegraph Road, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90607. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For further information, please call Republic Services at (800) 299-4898.
    • Maintenance Services
      • While there are no programs occurring at the City’s public parks, regular maintenance and cleaning is occurring as per normal schedule. Should you have questions regarding the condition of a park, please call (626) 569-2158.

    L.A. County Sheriff’s Department (LASD Temple Sheriff Station):

    • In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1. Should you need to reach personnel at the Temple Station, please call (626) 285-7171.  LASD will focus on high visibility areas, especially at grocery stores and other places where the public congregates.

    L.A. County Fire Department (LACoFD):

    • Administrative Offices
      • All administrative offices for the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) are closed to the public as a precautionary measure to protect the health and well-being of our communities and team members. This closure will remain in effect until further notice. While fire stations remain closed to the public, LACoFD firefighters and paramedics are available and ready to respond to 9-1-1 emergencies.

    L.A. County Department of Public Social Services:

    • The Department of Public Social Services is aware of the financial impact that the Coronavirus is having on the health and financial well-being of County of Los Angeles residents, leaving thousands unemployed or underemployed.  The department has provided the below resources to help residents who may be experiencing financial challenges due to the pandemic. For more information, please visit: Department of Public Social Services Information.

    L.A. County Libraries in Rosemead: 

    All our libraries will be closed until further notice.  Beginning Monday, June 8, holds will be available for pick up at select libraries.  Holds may be picked up Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Libraries are closed to the public, but staff are available to answer questions by phone from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and offer curb-side pick-up. 

    City Hall’s closure does NOT impact the following essential services:  

    • Emergency Police and Fire services
    • Dial-A-Ride
    • Trash Service (Provided by Republic Services, 1-800-299-4898)
    • Water Service
    • Parks (Senior Lunch Program)

    City and County Updates 

    07/14/2020: Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Moving the County of Los Angeles Into Stage 3 of California's Pandemic Resilience Roadmap (Updated To Be In Compliance With Statewide Public Health Officer Order Dated 7/13/20)

    07/1/2020: Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Moving the County of Los Angeles Into Stage 3 of California's Pandemic Resilience Roadmap (Updated for the Closure of  Zoos, Museums, Aquariums, and Onsite Indoor Dining For All Restaurants)

    06/29/2020: Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Temporary Closure of Public Beaches, Piers, Beach Bike Paths and Beach Access Points, and Temporary Prohibition of Firework Shows and Events

    06/28/2020: Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Moving the County of Los Angeles Into Stage 3 of California's Pandemic Resilience Roadmap (Updated for the Closure of Bars, Breweries, Tasting Rooms, Craft Distilleries, and Wineries)

    06/18/2020: Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Moving the County of Los Angeles Into Stage 3 of California's Pandemic Resilience Roadmap (Updated)

    06/11/2020: Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Moving the County of Los Angeles Into Stage 3 of California's Pandemic Resilience Roadmap

    05/29/2020: Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Moving the County of Los Angeles Through Stage 2 of California's Pandemic Resilience Roadmap (Updated)

    05/26/2020: Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Moving the County of Los Angeles Through Stage 2 of California's Pandemic Resilience Roadmap

    05/22/2020: Continuation of Safer at Home Order that Moves the County of Los Angeles Into Stage 2 of County's Roadmap to Recovery

    05/13/2020: Continuation of Safer at Home Order that Begins to Move the County of Los Angeles Into Stage 2 of County's Roadmap to Recovery

    05/8/2020: Addendum to the April 10, 2020 County of Los Angeles Health Officer Order: Allowing Certain Specified Types of Lower-Risk Retail Businesses to Reopen for Sales and Service Transactions Made Via Curbside Pick-Up or Delivery Only

    04/10/2020: Updated County of Los Angeles Public Health Order: Safer at Home Order Continues Through May 15 for the Control of COVID-19

    04/09/2020 Press Release Regarding County's Guidance on Face Coverings

    04/06/2020 Press Release Regarding New Update on Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in the City of Rosemead

    04/03/2020 Rosemead School District Press Release Announcing School Closure Through the End of the School Year

    04/03/2020 Press Release on New COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing Sites

    04/01/2020 Press Release Regarding Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in the City of Rosemead

    03/31/2020 Rosemead School District Announces Free Supper Meals to All Children in the Community through April 30, 2020

    03/30/2020 City of Rosemead Updated Urgency Ordinance No. 994 - Temporarily Prohibiting Evictions Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    03/25/2020
    Home Quarantine Health Officer Order

    03/25/2020 County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health “Home Isolation Health Officer Order”

    03/24/2020 City of Rosemead Urgency Ordinance No. 933 - Temporarily Prohibiting Evictions Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    03/24/2020 LA County alerts public about increasing COVID-19 scams, warns of fraudulent websites, emails and donations

    03/23/2020 County of Los Angeles COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions Re: Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center      

    03/21/2020 County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health "Safer at Home" FAQ (English)

    03/21/2020  County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health: Updated Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19

    03/20/2020 City of Rosemead Announces Response to New State and County Orders

    03/20/2020 Rosemead School District modifies schools closures until May 4, 2020

    03/20/2020 Supervisor Kathryn Barger Safer at Home Frequently Asked Questions

    03/19/2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Safer at Home Order

    03/19/2020 Supervisor Kathryn Barger Safer at Home - What You Can and Can't Do

    03/18/2020 Safer At Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19

    03/17/2020 Disaster Assistance Loans Now Available to LA County Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus

    03/16/2020 City of Rosemead Closures and Cancellations Due to Emergency Declaration and New Guidelines

    03/16/2020 Supervisor Kathryn Barger Announces Further Closures, Updates and Precautions

    03/16/2020 County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health: Health Officer Order for the Control of Covid-19

    03/16/2020 Housing Rights Center Postpone Public Workshops Through March 31, 2020

    03/13/2020 Rosemead Modifies Citywide Services

    03/13/2020 City of Rosemead Resolution Proclaiming the Existence of a Local Emergency

    03/13/2020 Rosemead School District Dismisses Schools Until March 27, 2020

    03/04/2020 County of Los Angeles Declares Local Health Emergency

    SoCalGas Shares Ways to Stay Safe and Save Money on Energy Bills While Spending More Time at Home

    SoCalGas Bill Payment Options and Services During COVID-19

    Launches "SoCalGas CAREs" Campaign to Bring Awareness to CARE Assistance Program SOCALGASfor Customers Facing Financial Hardship due to COVID-19

    Resources for Residents Impacted by COVID-19

    The Department of Public Social Services is aware of the financial impact that the Coronavirus is having on the health and financial well-being of County of Los Angeles residents, leaving thousands unemployed or underemployed.  The department has provided the below resources to help residents who may be experiencing financial challenges due to the pandemic:

    If you have had your hours cut, been furloughed, or laid off:

    If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file for unemployment insurance at:

    https://edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm

    If you are currently sick with the Coronavirus or have been exposed:

    Individuals who are unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim at:

    https://edd.ca.gov/Disability/How_to_File_a_DI_Claim_in_SDI_Online.htm/t_blank?fbclid=IwAR37UBdHJK4O3IRzK9Ff_sY1xdK7LuD1QKeb60xPK_-DC6cvtmF6Ejxbtxw

    If you are caring for someone else who is sick:

    Californians who are unable to work because they are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim at:

    https://edd.ca.gov/Disability/How_to_File_a_PFL_Claim_in_SDI_Online.htm/t_blank?fbclid=IwAR1h6aChB9g-qjbT5S2SGOeOfJQtjbj-BqlJsUEYmloPvtHDWeCVhEIsyN8

    Additional Resources:

    -  Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

    (Provides daily updates on cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County.)

    -  California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

    -  California Department of Public Health

    -  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    ‍-  World Health Organization (WHO)

    -  Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Access Center 24/7 Helpline: (800) 854-7771 or (562) 651-2549 TDD/TTY

    ‍LA County residents can also call 2-1-1 for referrals to food pantries, food distribution sites or CalFresh food benefits; referrals to sign up for health insurance or find a clinic; shelter referrals, motel vouchers for homeless families only; referrals to health, human, and social services and supports.

    Social Distancing Guidelines:

    Key Preventative Steps:

    According to LA County Department of Public Health, the best ways to reduce the possible spread of the Coronavirus are:  

    • Stay at home when sick.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
    • Face masks are most effective when used appropriately by health care workers and people who are sick.
    • Get a flu shot to prevent influenza if you have not done so this season.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What is the Coronavirus? How is it spread? What are the symptoms? Should I wear a face mask?

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