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The City of West Covina continues to monitor the public health situation associated with COVID-19 and is taking necessary precautions due to the heighten concerns over the spread of COVID-19.  

As the health and safety of our residents is of paramount importance, the City of West Covina has closed City Hall to the public and suspended all City-sponsored events until further notice.  In addition, several City facilities have been temporary closed.  Please note the City Hall has been reopened to the public.  For more information please visit the City’s webpage: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

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Los Angeles County Extends “Safer at Home” Order

Post Date:05/14/2020 5:44 PM

WEST COVINA, CA, May 14, 2020 West Covina Mayor Tony Wu along with the City Council echoes the extended Safer at Home Order issued by the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department.

The extension of the order was issued by the Los Angeles County Public Health Department and effectively immediately will continue to be in effect until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer.

In continuing with the Roadmap to Recovery – Stage 2 there are two categories of Low-Risk businesses that can reopen subject to conditions set by the May 13, 2020 Health Order and State Executive Order N-33-20.

  • Retailers that are not located within an Indoor Mall or Shopping Center may reopen with the following conditions:
  • Available for Curbside Pickup;
  • Door-Side Pickup;
  • Outside Pickup; or
  • Delivery Only.
  • Manufacturing and logistics sector businesses that supply Low-Risk businesses may also reopen.

Higher risk businesses are still closed. These are businesses where there is a frequent or continued person to person exposure:

  • Bars and nightclubs that do not serve food and the portions of wineries, breweries and taprooms that provide tastings;
  • Gyms and fitness centers;
  • Movie theaters, drive-in theaters, live performances theaters, concert halls and venues, stadiums, arenas, gaming facilities, theme parks, and festivals;
  • Bowling alleys and arcades;
  • Public piers, public beaches parking lots, and bicycle paths that traverse the sand;
  • Personal grooming establishments (barbers, hair salons, nail stores);
  • Massage or body art establishments;
  • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds for children, except those located within a childcare center; community centers, including public pool, and pools, hot tubs, and saunas that are in a multi-unit residence or part of a Homeowners’ Association;
  • Indoor and outdoor flea markets and swap meets;
  • Indoor museums, indoor or outdoor children museums, gallery spaces, zoos, and libraries;
  • Indoor malls and indoor shopping centers, including all stores and vendors located therein, regardless of whether they are an Essential or Lower-Risk Business. As an exception, Essential or Lower-Risk Retail Businesses that are part of an Indoor Mall or Shopping Center, but that are normally accessible by the public from the exterior of the Indoor Mall or Shopping Center may operate.
  • All events and gatherings, unless specifically allowed by this Order.

Under Stage 2 you can:

  • Attend recreational facilities including golf courses, tennis courts, shooting and archery ranges, equestrian centers and community gardens.
  • Go to the Beach for active recreation including running, walking, swimming, and surfing;
  • Hike Trailheads and Parks;
  • Go to the grocery store and the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities;
  • Go to medical appointments (check with your doctor or provider first);
  • Take a walk, ride your bike, and be in nature for exercise — just keep at least six feet between you and others in the community;
  • Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian if necessary.

Although this Order allows for some activities, physical distancing remains in effect. Limit close contact with others outside your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

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