Pasadena Will Not Be Issuing a Mask Mandate At This Time
Pasadena Public Health Department has determined that jurisdictional COVID-19 confirmed case rates have declined for about 10 days, and local hospitalization metrics have not continued to increase during that time. With input from healthcare provider partners, the City of Pasadena health officer will not be issuing a general indoor mask mandate at this time. PPHD will continue to assess the COVID-19 situation, including strain on the healthcare system, and consider appropriate public health actions to protect our community as the situation changes. Consistent with the CDC and CA Department of Public Health, PPHD strongly recommends that people wear masks indoors when the city and LA County are in the CDC’s high community level, as is the case currently. In particular, people who are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccination, are older, or have underlying medical conditions that put them at greater risk of severe outcomes from infection should take precautions. If you live, work, or interact with individuals at greater risk, precautions such as mask-wearing and testing are also strongly recommended. Masks are still required in certain settings, including healthcare, long-term care and adult and senior care facilities, congregate shelters, on transportation, and anywhere masks are required by an organization, employer, school or event organizer. Organizations, employers, schools and event organizers are strongly encouraged to implement an indoor mask requirement at times of high COVID-19 transmission, as we are currently experiencing, to protect employees, customers, student and families, your business operation, and the broader community.