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City Manager's Update | COVID-19 Update | April 2, 2020

Post Date:04/02/2020 2:23 PM

April 2, 2020

Hello Monrovians, 

It has been incredible seeing the community unite through these unprecedented times. Over the past week, I've seen so many inspirational messages around town from chalk art on sidewalks to decorated windows on storefronts. 

It's an amazing reminder that although we are practicing social distancing, we are not alone. We will get through this together, Monrovia!


 CA COVID Numbers

COVID-19 At a Glance  

At the press conference on Wednesday, April 1, Governor Newsom provided a few updates for California. 

  • Increase of 16.4 percent in ICU beds since March 31 (774 total)
  • 8155 positive cases, with hospitalizations at 1855, which is triple from six days ago.   
  • Focused on preparing on the surge, which will require a two-thirds increase in hospital bed capacity along with appropriate PPE, ventilators and personnel.

According to Dr. Mark Ghaly, Health and Human Service Secretary, the State continues to track this new virus. Since there are no treatment to scale and no vaccine, the most important thing to do is stay home and save lives. 

The Governor's Office discussed two different modeling: 

  • Do nothing modeling
    • Unmitigated would need 700,000 hospitals beds at peak
    • How to flatten the curve if no action is taken and the early efforts of the Governor and State
  • Flattening the Curve modeling
    • Implement the Stay at Home effort well
    • To keep the curve flatter, need to keep distancing and hold each accountable to stay home. 

Nationwide COVID-19 Numbers*

  • As of April 1, there have been 3,603 deaths
    • 186,101 cases reported in 55 jurisdictions (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas and US Virgin Islands). 
      • 1,110 are travel related 
      • 3,128 transmitted by close contact 
      • 181,863 are under investigation 

*CDC numbers are updated Monday-Friday. 


As of March 31, approximately 90,200 tests have been conducted in California. 

  • 31,038 results have been reported to Public Health
  • 59,100 are pending

Actions Taken by the State and Federal Government 

  • On April 1, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a major agreement between teachers, classified employees, school boards, superintendents, and principals to work together to provide distance learning to California’s students as a result of school closures due to mitigation efforts against the COVID-19 outbreak. The agreement means more kids will be able to get school resources, such as quality distance instruction, and empowers teachers to create lessons within clear parameters.
    • The agreement includes a collaboration framework for school employers and employees to work together on matters of labor and management to minimize any impact to students—including direction on implementation and delivery of distance learning, special education, and meals through the end of the school year.
  • On March 31, Governor Newsom announced the Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In. campaign, which urges all Californians to check in on vulnerable neighbors with a call, text or physically-distanced door knock.
  • In California, 35.4 million N95 masks have been distributed. 

Measure K Preliminary Spending Plan Survey Deadline Extended!

The deadline to submit the Measure K Preliminary Spending Plan Survey has been extended to April 30.

As a reminder, on November 5, Monrovia residents voted to approve Measure K, the Keep Monrovia Revenues Local Sales Tax Measure. This ensures new sales tax revenues stay here in Monrovia.

Stay Informed

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