City Manager's Update | COVID-19 Update | July 8, 2020
On July 7, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2020-62 outlining the formation and duties of the future Ad Hoc Committee of Monrovians to Review the Policies, Procedures, and Practices of the City for Possible Barriers to Equity in City Government.
The purpose of this Committee would be to provide more open workshop settings for members of the Monrovia community to express their opinions regarding the policies, procedures and practices of the City. The City Council is committed to transparency, improving community relations, considering the opinions of the entire community and, most of all, removing the structural and systemic problems within City Government that may be preventing some Monrovians from fully and equally benefiting from the quality of life the City provides.
At an upcoming meeting, the City Council will be forming the ad hoc committee by appointing five members of the community. Anyone who is interested in serving on this committee, or who would like more information, should contact a City Councilmember.
Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board Holds Emergency Meeting
With new restrictions put in place by Governor Newsom, which prohibits indoor dining, the Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board (MOTAB) held an emergency meeting to hear from our Old Town merchants and community members. A recording of the emergency meeting is now available for viewing.
We will be working to assist business owners with expanding their outdoor dining onto the sidewalk, breezeways, and parking spots, as appropriate, since the physical opportunities and limits vary at each location. The Community Development and Public Works department are finalizing guidelines to distribute to provide Old Town Business owners with more information on what options may be considered.
If you're a business that's looking to expand your outdoor dining, please contact Krystina Livraga, Code Enforcement Officer at email@example.com or call (626) 932-5533.
Furthermore, we will be studying the options to designate Curbside / Short-term Pick Up Spots in each block. At this time, streets will not be closed to vehicles, however, Old Town visitors may see a reduction in parking spots where outdoor seating is being expanded.
Curbside Pick-up Now Open
Curbside pickup service launched Monday, July 6! To stock up on books, DVDs, magazines, and more, start by placing a reserve on an item in one of three ways:
- online at monrovia.biblionix.com/catalog
- by texting the Library at 626-531-1446
- calling the Library at 626-256-8274 (Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Once you reserve your item, you will be contacted by staff to arrange a pickup date. On the day of your pickup, call or text us that you have arrived and we will have your items ready. In accordance with public health guidelines, please practice physical distancing and wear a mask when picking up your items.
Cloth Face Coverings are Required
Cloth face coverings increases prevention of spreading respiratory droplets when talking, sneezing, or coughing. If everyone wears a cloth face covering when out in public, such as visiting a business, the risk of exposure to COVID-19 can be reduced for the entire community.
In addition to wearing a cloth face covering when you leave your home, be sure to continue to practice physical distancing and wash your hands often.
COVID-19 At a Glance
Latest Facts & Figures
- Monrovia - 352 confirmed cases | 29 deaths**
- L.A. County – 123,004 confirmed cases | 3,642 deaths
- California – 289,468 confirmed cases | 6,562 deaths
Residential / Non-Residential Settings in Monrovia
- Brookdale Monrovia - 3 staff cases* | 5 resident cases | 1 death
- Trader Joe's - 5 staff cases
*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/non-residential 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.