COVID-19 Information

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The City of Rosemead cares deeply about the health and well being of our residents and created this page to provide important information during this COVID-19 health crisis.

Various resources are provided by broad categories on the left column to assist you during this time. You are encouraged to continue to visit this page regularly for important updates as the situation continues to evolve.

Coronavirus News and Information

‍COVID-19 Vaccination
Please visit the County's website for information on when you are eligible to receive the vaccine. Find out about the different phases in the vaccination distribution phases. Sign up for the Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Email Newsletter and/or get more information by visiting http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/vaccine/.

COVID-19 Testing
On August 24, 2020, the City of Rosemead started the no-cost COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit program for residents showing symptoms or having possibly been exposed to someone with COVID-19. For full details, please click HERE

Please visit the County of Los Angeles website for a list of locations where you can get tested for COVID-19.

LA County Department of Public Health
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health provides daily updates on confirmed cases of COVID-19. Visit the County Public Health's website for the latest information, resources and updates.

State, County, and City Updates
On March 13, 2020, the Rosemead City Council passed a Resolution Proclaiming the Existence of a Local Emergency. Since that time there have been several other orders, listed below.

5/6/21: Health Office Order (Effective May 6, 2021)

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has revised the Health Officer Order to align with the Yellow Tier safety modifications of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.  

Below are the updates to the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Order:

  • Amusement/Theme Parks/Fairs can increase capacity to 35%.  Fully vaccinated out of state visitors are permitted.
  • Bars that do not provide meals can operate indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Masking always required, except when eating or drinking; drinking and eating only while seated. Tables must be at least 6 feet apart and no counter seating/service. Maximum of 6 people from one household per table; if everyone in a group is vaccinated, 6 people can sit together from up to 6 different households.  TV viewing is permitted. No live entertainment permitted indoors. Outdoors tables can have a maximum 8 persons per table from up to 3 different households; if everyone in a group is vaccinated, 8 people sit together from up to 8 different households.  Live entertainment and TV viewing permitted outdoors. No counter seating/service.
  • Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries that do not serve meals can increase indoors capacity to 50% or 200 people, whichever is fewer. No live entertainment permitted indoors. These establishments will follow the same public health directives as bars for their outdoor areas.
  • Restaurants can increase capacity for indoor dining to 50% capacity with continued safety modifications. There must be 6 feet distancing between tables.  Maximum of 6 people from one household per table; if everyone in a group is vaccinated, 6 people can sit together from up to 6 different households
  • Cardrooms/Racetracks/Satellite Wagering Facilities can operate indoors at 50% capacity. There must be 6-feet of distancing between tables and masks are always required. Food and beverages remain banned at the tables.
  • Fitness Centers can operate indoors at 50% capacity. Masks are always required unless swimming.
  • Movie Theatres can operate at 50% capacity. Reserved seating only where each group is seated with at least 6 feet of distance between any other groups (in all directions); capacity is limited to ensure that there is at least 6 feet of distance between groups. Seating sections can be established for fully vaccinated people without 6 feet distancing requirements provided there is 3 feet of distance between these sections and other seats in the theatre. Eating is allowed in only designated areas or in your reserved seat.
  • Family Entertainment Centers can operate at 50% capacity, 75% if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination. Masks are required.
  • Grocery and Retail Stores capacity remains limited to 75% with continued requirement for distancing of at least 6 feet between customers.
  • Hair Salons, Barbershops and Personal Care Services can operate at 75% capacity with masks required, except for services where customers need to remove their masks. For services where customers must remove their face coverings, staff must wear a fitted N95 mask or a face covering with a face shield.
  • Museums, Zoos and Aquariums can be open indoors at 75% capacity with safety modifications.
  • Waterparks can operate at 40% capacity with safety modifications.
  • Youth and Adult Recreational Sports and Community Sporting Events can apply to Public Health for approval for athletic events, tournaments or competitions that involve more than two teams or multiple individuals.  Indoor moderate and high contact sports are permitted following Collegiate Sports Protocols, which includes regular testing.
  • Live Event and Performance Indoor venues up to 1,500 guests can operate at a maximum of 25% capacity or 50% if guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination. Venues with 1,501 guests and above can operate at 10% capacity of 2,000 people; whichever is fewer or 50% capacity for tested or fully vaccinated guests.
  • Live Event and Performance Outdoor venues can expand to 67% capacity with safety modifications.

04/27/21: Health Officer Order (Effective April 28, 2021)

Effective Thursday April 28, 2021,  the Health Officer Order to align with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on when and where people need to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The new CDC recommendations support the continued need for everyone, including those fully vaccinated, to wear masks while in crowds where 6-feet of distance from other persons is not possible, while at large events and gatherings, and in indoor settings where unvaccinated people may be present. Because COVID-19 can still easily spread, unvaccinated people, who remain at highest risk of becoming infected, need to continue wearing masks in all settings where they are around people not in their household.

04/14/21: Health Officer Order (Effective April 15, 2021)

Effective Thursday, April 15, 2021, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health updated the Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Order.

Below are the updates to the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Order:

  • All persons living within the County of Los Angeles Public Health Jurisdiction should continue to always practice Social (Physical) Distancing and COVID-19 infection control measures and when among other persons when in community, work, social, or school settings.
  • People at risk for severe illness with COVID-19—such as unvaccinated older adults and unvaccinated individuals with health risks—and members of their household should defer participating at this time in activities with other people outside their household where taking protective measures of wearing face masks, and social distancing may be difficult, especially indoors or in crowded spaces.
  • All Family Entertainment Center restaurants are limited to 25% indoor capacity.
  • Institutions of higher education that have intercollegiate athletic teams that admit the public as a live audience for any outdoor game, event, or competition, must review and implement the L.A. County Department of Public Health Protocol for Live Events and Performances (outdoor). To view the protocols for outdoor live events and performances, click here.
  • Institutions of higher education that have intercollegiate athletic teams that admit the public as a live audience for any outdoor game, event, or competition, must review and implement the L.A. County Department of Public Health Protocol for Live Events and Performances (indoor). To view the protocols for indoor live events and performances, click here.
  • Hotels and similar facilities may hold or host Private Events in compliance with the County Protocol for Private Events (Meetings, Receptions, and Conference). To view the protocols for Private Events, click here.
  • To view the updated travel advisory and guidance measures, click here.
  • To view the updated Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework, click here.
  • To view the updated Order, click here.

04/02/2021: Health Officer Order (Effective April 5, 2021)

Effective Monday, April 5, 2021, the California Department of Public Health announced that California has met the vaccine equity goal that allows public health jurisdictions in Los Angeles County to move into the orange tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

The following activities will be permitted to occur in strict adherence with the updated County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Order:

  • Museums, Zoos and Aquariums can open indoors at 50% capacity.
  • Gyms, Fitness Centers, Yoga and Dance Studios can operate indoors at 25% capacity and indoor pools can now re-open. Masks are always required unless swimming.
  • Youth and Adult Recreational Sports can apply to Public Health for approval for athletic events, tournaments or competitions that involve more than two teams or multiple individuals.
  • Movie Theaters can increase capacity to 50% or 200 people, whichever is less. Seats must be reserved, and each group must have 6 feet of distance from other groups in all directions. Eating is allowed in only designated areas or in your reserved seat.
  • Family Entertainment Centers can open indoors at 25% capacity for distanced activities, such as bowling or escape rooms. Masks remain required.
  • Grocery and Retail Stores can increase capacity to 75%, although Public Health strongly recommends grocery stores remain at 50% capacity until April 15 to allow as many grocery store workers as possible to get vaccinated.
  • Hair Salons, Barbershops and Personal Care Services can increase capacity to 75% with masks required, except for services where customers need to remove their masks. For services where customers must remove their face coverings, staff must wear a fitted N95 or a mask with a face shield.
  • Places of Worship can hold services indoors at 50% capacity.
  • Restaurants can increase capacity for indoor dining to 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less with continued safety modifications.
  • Bars that do not provide meals will be allowed to open outdoors with distancing, masking and infection control safety measures. Indoor operations are not permitted. Masks are required except when people are eating or drinking. There can be no counter seating and people can eat or drink only when they are seated. Tables must be 8 feet apart, with a maximum of 6 people from up to 3 different households. There can be no live entertainment, television is permitted, and hours of operations are from 11:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
  • Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries that do not serve meals can remain open outdoors and can also open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. These establishments will follow the same public health directives as bars for their outdoor areas, however, there are additional requirements for indoor spaces: reservations are required for indoor seating, there is a maximum of 6 people per table and they must be from the same household, and there is no live entertainment or television viewing indoors.
  • Cardrooms can operate indoors at 25% capacity. There must be 8-feet of distancing between tables and masks are always required. Food and beverages remain banned from card tables.
  • Indoor Shopping Malls can increase capacity to 50% with common areas remaining closed; food courts can open at 25% capacity adhering to the restaurant guidance for indoor dining.
  • Institutes of Higher Education can re-open all permitted activities with required safety modifications except for residential housing which remains under current restrictions for the Spring semester.
  • Schools are permitted to re-open for in-person instruction for students in grades 7-12 adhering to all state and county directives.
  • Private gatherings can occur indoors with up to 3 separate households, with masking and distancing required at all times. People who are fully vaccinated can gather in small numbers indoors with other people who are fully vaccinated without required masking and distancing. 

03/12/2021: Health Officer Order (Effective March 15, 2021)

02/10/2021: Health Officer Order (Revised Feb. 10, 2021)

1/26/2021: Governor Newsom, Legislative Leaders Issue Statement on Eviction Moratorium Extension

01/25/2021: Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19

01/25/2021: Public Health Officials Lift Regional Stay at Home Order for All Regions

1/19/2021: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis has signed an Executive Order directing the County’s Department of Public Health to make COVID-19 vaccinations appointments available to residents 65 years of age and older beginning on January 21, 2021. Make your appointment at: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/hcwsignup/pods/

12/29/2020: Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Response (Persons Arriving in the County of Los Angeles From Other States or Countries Must Practice Quarantine for 10 Days After Arrival)

12/19/2020: Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Response (Temporarily Replaces Both the Most Recently Issued Temporary Order And Reopening Safer At Work And In The Community For Control of COVID-19 Order Issued by the County of Los Angeles Health Officer)

12/9/2020: Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Response (To Align its Mandates with the State of California’s Regional “Stay at Home” Order Issued December 3, 2020, as well as the Supplement to the Regional Stay at Home Order issued December 6, 2020.)

12/6/2020: Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Response (To Align its Mandates with the State of California’s Regional “Stay at Home” Order to Further Prevent Those from Different Households to Congregate and Overwhelm the Healthcare Systems)

11/28/2020: Temporary Targeted Safer at Home Health Officer Order for Control of COVID-19: Tier 1 Substantial Surge Response (Prohibiting All Public and Private Gatherings with Individuals not in Your Household, Except for Faith Based Services and Protests, Which are Constitutionally Protected Rights and Limiting Occupancy For Various Businesses)

11/25/2020: Blueprint for a Safer Economy-Tier 1 Surge Response (Limited Stay at Home Order and Limiting Restaurants to Only Offering Food Via Take-Out, Drive-Thru, or Delivery )

11/19/2020: Blueprint for a Safer Economy-Tier 1 Surge Response (Limiting the Capacity of Private Outdoor Gatherings, Outdoor Dining, and Indoor Operations for Retail, Office, and Personal Care Establishments)

10/23/2020: Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Tier 1 (Permit Personal Care Services to Operate Indoor with Modifications, Clarify Permitted Food Services in Indoor Malls and Shopping Centers, Permit Schools to Reopen TK-2nd Grades for Classroom Instruction with a Waiver Application Approved by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and Permit Batting Cages, Miniature Golf, and Go Cart Racing to Operate Outdoors)

10/14/2020: Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Tier 1 (Allow for Private Gatherings of Persons from No More than 3 Households, but Only in Compliance with Requirements Set Forth in the Health Order. All Gatherings not Covered by this Order or Existing County Reopening Protocols Remain Prohibited)

10/9/2020: Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Tier 1 (Clarifying that the Re-opening of Outdoor Dining at Non-Restaurant Breweries and Wineries Only Applies to Establishments that Produce Their Own Beer and Wine. Bars and Craft Distilleries Shall Remain Closed)

10/6/2020: Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Tier 1 (Permitting Outdoor Dining at Non-Restaurant Breweries and Wineries in Compliance with Appendix I)

10/5/2020: Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Tier 1 (Cardrooms to Reopen for Outdoor Operations Only and Beginning 10/7/2020, Indoor Malls and Shopping Centers May Reopen at a Maximum of 25% Indoor Capacity)

10/2/2020: Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Tier 1 (Nails Salons Permitted to Reopen Indoor Operations at 25% Capacity with Modifications & the Reopening of Outdoor Children's Playgrounds at the Discretion of the Local Authority or Private Entity that Operates the Outdoor Playground)

9/4/2020: 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 Data as of 9/3/2020 and Revision Dates on "Appendices At-A-Glance", Found on the Last Page of Health Order)

9/2/2020: 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 Allow Barbershops and Hair Salons to Reopen Indoor Operations at 25% of the Maximum Occupancy and Align with State Policy for the Provisions of School-Based Targeted, Specialized Support for a Sub-Set of Students at Schools that are Otherwise Closed for In-Person Instruction)

8/12/2020: 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 Clarifications in Regards to Elementary Schools, Operations for Childcare Facilities, and Guidance for Institutes of Higher Education)

7/18/2020: 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 To Be In Compliance State Executive Orders N-33-20 and N-60-20 issued by Governor Governor Newsom)

7/14/2020: 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)

7/1/2020: 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)

6/29/2020: 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

6/28/2020: 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)

6/18/2020: 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)

6/11/2020: 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

5/29/2020: 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)

5/26/2020: 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

5/22/2020: Continuation of Safer at Home Order that Moves the County of Los Angeles Into Stage 2 of County's Roadmap to Recovery

5/13/2020: Continuation of Safer at Home Order that Begins to Move the County of Los Angeles Into Stage 2 of County's Roadmap to Recovery

5/8/2020: 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

4/10/2020: Updated County of Los Angeles Public Health Order: Safer at Home Order Continues Through May 15 for the Control of COVID-19

04/01/2020: Updated-County of Los Angeles Public Health Order - Isolation Requirements for Individuals Diagnosed with or Likely to have COVID-10

03/30/2020: City of Rosemead Urgency Ordinance No. 994 - Temporarily Prohibiting Evictions of Residential and Commercial Tenants Arising from Financial Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Response to the Governor’s March 27, 2020 Order

03/25/2020: County of Los Angeles Public Health Order - Isolation Requirements for Individuals Diagnosed with or Likely to have COVID-10

03/25/2020: County of Los Angeles Public Health Order - Quarantine Requirements for Household Contacts, Intimate Partners, Caregivers, and Close Contacts of Persons with or Likely to Have COVID-19

03/25/2020: Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Major Financial Relief Package: 90-Day Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

03/24/2020: City of Rosemead Urgency Ordinance No. 993 - Temporarily Prohibiting Evictions of Residential and Commercial Tenants Arising from Income Loss or Substantial Medical Expenses Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

03/22/2020: County of Los Angeles Public Health "Safer at Home" FAQ

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

03/20/2020: Press Releases: City of Rosemead's Response to COVID-19 Pandemic & “Safer at Home” Order What It Means to Rosemead Residents & Businesses

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

03/16/2020: The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

03/13/2020: City of Rosemead Resolution Proclaiming the Existence of an Emergency Situation and Local Emergency

03/13/19: President Trump Declared a National State of Emergency, Which Covers All States and Territories. On March 22, 2020 at the Request of Governor Newsom, President Trump Also Declared a Major Disaster for California 


Rosemead remains committed to leading with care and we urge the community to do your part to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus by practicing social distancing and staying home.