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City Manager's Update | COVID-19 Update | June 9, 2020

Post Date:06/09/2020 3:42 PM

Hello Monrovians,   

As more people are leaving their homes, the risk of COVID-19 remains high for those most vulnerable, potentially resulting in additional cases of serious illness or death.

We continue moving forward on the Road to Recovery and are awaiting reopening plans for health spas, gyms and fitness centers in the coming days. Also, we should see bars and movie theaters opening very soon as well. Please remember to do your part and follow physical distancing and infection control protocols and wear a cloth face covering when in contact with others not in your household. 

Here are a couple updates for the coming week –   

  1. The City is receiving many questions about Police Department Policies, which can all be found online. Interested persons can learn about our policies on de-escalation, use of force, factors used to determine use of force and much more. Should you have questions, please reach out to me or Chief Alan Sanvictores anytime. 

  2. On Friday, June 5th, Governor Newsom ordered the immediate end of training for the “carotid hold.” This hold is a technique that stops/restricts blood flow to the brain and is different than a choke-hold which restricts airflow. When the Governor did this, the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) decertified the hold and no longer trains on it. For the City of Monrovia, we have required officers to train/certify on the carotid control hold (Policy 300.3.4) but have not used the hold for approx. 15 years.   

    As of Sunday afternoon, Chief Sanvictores has suspended the policy. The carotid control hold is no longer in use by the Monrovia Police Department even though it has not been used by the Department in 15 years. 

  3. Finally, a few updates related to COVID-19. We are anticipating more reopening protocols in the coming days related to gyms and fitness centers. The City has made many requests and we are eager to see the reopening guidelines come forth. Here are a few additional updates – 
  • The City is working with the operator of our weekly Street Fair to reopen. We have set a tentative reopening date of Friday, July 3rd. At least initially it will look a bit different to practice social distancing but more information will be coming forward very soon. Please mark your calendars!
  • Many residents are asking the City to lift the suspension on parking enforcement. The City will begin parking enforcement on Monday, June 15th. In addition, street sweeping will also return to a weekly sweeping schedule effective Monday, June 15th.
  • Finally, a special shout out to Roncelli Plastics. They have manufactured “sneeze guards” for several public counters in City buildings. We’ll begin placing these guards in the coming days in anticipation of reopening public facilities.  We are so excited to reopen our facilities and welcome you back to public buildings, whenever that time comes. However, even as we reopen, we’ll continue living amidst COVID-19 and will encourage everyone to practice physical distancing, wear masks when appropriate, and following posted protocols so we can do our best to prevent community spread as best as we can. 


COVID-19 At a Glance 


As of June 9, approximately 2,486,245 tests have been conducted in California.

Latest Facts & Figures  

Jurisdiction - Confirmed Cases | Deaths

Residential Congregate Settings in Monrovia - Confirmed Cases | Deaths

  • Brookdale Monrovia - 3 staff cases* | 5 resident cases | 1 death
  • Monrovia Gardens Healthcare Center - 20 staff cases* | 54 resident cases | 16 deaths
    • (Last updated May 29)
  • Monrovia Memorial Hospital - 18 staff cases* | 9 resident cases | 2 deaths

*Please note, confirmed cases of employees from residential congregate settings get counted under their home city.

**Additional details on cases and deaths were not provided by the County of Los Angeles. View the Public Health Statement Regarding COVID-19 and Patient Privacy.

LA County's Interactive Dashboard

An interactive COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard provides an overview on COVID-19 testing, cases and deaths along with maps and graphs showing testing, cases and death data by community poverty level, age, sex and race/ethnicity. 

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