Containing COVID-19 in Greater Pasadena Area: Live Updates

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As knowledge is power, presents the latest in COVID-19 news locally, regionally and nationally.

By News Desk

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Basic knowledge

  • 3/24/20
    So much of the news right now is about things outside our control, so we’ve put together a short list of things you can be doing when away from home to help keep yourself and others free from infection: Act as If You’re Asymptomatic When Leaving the House.
  • 3/23/20
    From the New York Times:
    Packed supermarkets could be the ‘site of the greatest risk to having social distancing work’ according to Dr. John Swartzberg, professor of infectious diseases at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health.
  • We don’t want hospitals to be overwhelmed: Stay home.
  • Still 108,000 homeless in Los Angeles. Beds and emergency housing are being implemented by the State of California (more info coming soon).

The Latest

San Gabriel Valley




  • Los Angeles County Issues Stronger “Safer At Home” Health Order

  • 3/21/20


    Pasadena Identifies New Case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


    Mayor Eric Garcetti said:

    This will be a moment when everything changed. The data is crystal clear. We’re at a point where the rate of increase based on the tests that we’re getting back … is the same rate that we see at a place like Italy.

    The order goes into effect midnight on Thursday and Friday morning for businesses.

    Who’s exempt?

    Grocery stores, gas stations, health-care, delivery services and first responders and emergency personnel.


    • UCLA cancels its graduation ceremony.
  • What Restaurants and Small Businesses are open in Pasadena.

  • What Restaurants and Small Businesses are open in South Pasadena.

  • Pasadena Latest Adjustments: Transit is free.

  • List of open restaurants and small businesses in South Pasadena.

  • First local grocery to offer Senior Hour Shopping is in Altadena.

  • Many Pasadena Parking Modifications.

  • Congresswoman Chu hosts a free online event with local health officials.

  • Many Pasadena restaurants are still open for pick-up and/or delivery.

  • Visit our wild neighbors in the Arroyos.

  • Nationwide



    – How to file for unemployment benefits if you lose your job because of the coronavirus


    The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What’s Coming


    • As residents stockpile disinfecting wipes and paper towels to clean their homes more often to reduce the risk of coronavirus, California’s state water regulators on Tuesday urged them to keep one thing in mind: Don’t flush them down the toilet.


    Japanese Flu Drug ‘Effective’ Against Coronavirus In Clinical Trials, Chinese Officials Say.

    Practical/Well Being



    Coronavirus global cases.


    • ‘Sleep 8 hours’ to maintain your immune system, doctors say: This 4-step routine can help.
    • There is a Google Chrome extension that allows you and your friends to watch Netflix together without having to be in the same room:
      Netflix Party is a simple-to-use extension that allows people to watch something together.

    • You can keep an avocado ripe for months. Here’s how:


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    4 month avocado🥑 just like new! Here’s how to prolong your avocados for MONTHS! #freshfood #lilsipper

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