City Manager's Update | COVID-19 Update | June 30, 2020
Over the weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered for the closure of bars, breweries, brew pubs, pubs, wineries and tasting rooms unless they are offering sit-down dine-in meals. This includes closing bar areas in restaurants.
According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, there has been a sharp increase in new cases and hospitalizations. The timing of these increases is in line with the reopening of key sectors, including bars, which are places where people remove their face covering to drink while they may be socializing with people not in their households. The Health Officer Order has now been updated to order the closure of these high-risk businesses.
On Monday, June 29, health officials announced that there are now over 100,000 COVID-19 cases in LA County. This confirms that the virus is still here and it is easily transmitted among people in contact with each other. As we head into the holiday weekend, please celebrate safely and continue to do your part in slowing the spread of the virus.
Monrovia Street Fair & Market
The Monrovia Street Fair & Market will return on July 3. When planning for the reopening of the market, our highest priority was the health and safety of our community members.
To be in compliance with the Health Officer's Order and to keep market visitors safe, the following changes will be implemented:
- The market will be condensed and located on Myrtle Avenue between Olive Avenue and Chestnut Avenue.
- To create a one-way loop, there will be one entry in and one exit out at Olive Avenue.
- Those visiting will see a temporary discontinuation of the kids’ play area, entertainment, and food services.
- Vendors will include only farmers, prepared food vendors, and retail vendors.
- Face coverings and practicing physical distancing will be required. Those without a face covering will not be permitted to enter the market.
- Hand wash and hand sanitizer stations will be available.
Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times.
Face Coverings Required in Most Settings Outside the Home
Face coverings are now required in most public settings throughout California. Please keep in mind that businesses can refuse service to customers who do not wear a face covering, so be sure to keep one on you at all times.
Here are a few frequently asked questions regarding face coverings.
Who needs a face covering?
- Anyone going outside their home
- Workers in customer-facing industries
- Workers in offices, factories, or any group setting
- Other workers, as dictated by industry guidance
Who shouldn’t wear a face covering?
- Children under 2 years old
- Anyone with respiratory issues where it would impede their breathing
- Anyone unable to remove the mask without help
- Workers who are required to wear a surgical mask or respirator
When should you wear a face covering?
You should wear a face covering whenever you’ll be around someone you don’t live with, including:
- In any indoor public space
- When waiting in line
- When getting health care
- On public transportation or when ride-sharing
- At work, when moving through common areas such as hallways
- At work, when sharing common areas or a room or enclosed area with others (unless you are required to wear a surgical mask or respirator)
- Outdoors, if you can’t stay at least 6 feet away from others
When can I take my face covering off in public or at work?
There are times when it’s okay to take your face covering off, such as:
- When eating or drinking
- If a hearing-impaired person needs to read your lips
- If wearing a face covering imposes a risk to you at work
- When you’re not sharing a common area, room or enclosed place with others
- At work, when at your desk or work station if it is not accessible to the public and you can maintain at least six feet of distance from others at all times
- When you are getting a service to the nose or face
- When outdoors in public and can stay six feet from others who are not members of your household
COVID-19 At a Glance
Latest Facts & Figures
Jurisdiction - Confirmed Cases | Deaths
- Monrovia - 287 confirmed cases | 28 deaths**
- L.A. County – 100,772 confirmed cases | 3,326 deaths
- California – 216,550 confirmed cases | 5,936 deaths
Residential Congregate Settings in Monrovia - Confirmed Cases | Deaths
- Brookdale Monrovia - 3 staff cases* | 5 resident cases | 1 death
*Facilities that have no reported positive COVID-19 cases for 14 days are considered to no longer have an outbreak and removed from the list. 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.
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