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      Pasadena Transitions to Yellow Tier (Photo – Graphics Dept.)

      Pasadena will move to Tier 4 (Yellow) for activities and businesses in the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

      By News Desk

      The City of Pasadena Health Officer has issued a Health Officer Order, which requires all individuals and businesses to comply with the restrictions and limitations set forth in the Yellow Tier.

      Effective Wednesday, May 5, 12:01 a.m., the following activities will be permitted to occur in strict adherence with the updated Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) protocols:

      • Restaurants
        Restaurants may open for indoor dining at a maximum of 50% capacity in compliance with the protocol for restaurants, bars and breweries;
      • Bars
        Bars that are not able to provide a sit-down, bona fide meal with each alcohol transaction may operate indoors with modifications at a maximum capacity of 25% or 100 people, whichever is fewer, and may operate outdoors with modifications, in compliance with the protocol for restaurants, bars and breweries;
      • Breweries
        Breweries that are not able to provide a sit-down, bona fide meal may operate indoors at a maximum of 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer, with modifications in compliance with the protocol for restaurants, bars and breweries;
      • Retail
        All retail, including standalone grocers, may operate with modifications including physical distancing in compliance with the protocol for retail operations;
      • Museums/Galleries
        Museums and galleries may open for indoor operations with modifications including physical distancing, in compliance with the protocol for museums and galleries;
      • Movie Theaters
        Movie theaters may operate indoors at a maximum of 50% capacity, in compliance with the protocol for movie theaters;
      • Hotels/Lodging
        Hotels and lodging may operate with modifications in compliance with the protocol for hotels and updated protocols for restaurants, bars and breweries, pools, and fitness facilities where applicable;
      • Fitness facilities
        Fitness facilities, gyms, yoga and dance studios may operate indoors at a maximum of 50% capacity, in compliance with the protocol for fitness facilities;
      • Pools
        Pools located indoors may reopen for routine use at a maximum of 50% capacity and pools located outdoors may be open for routine use at a maximum of 75% capacity, in compliance with the protocol for public pools;
      • Offices
        Offices may open with modifications including physical distancing in compliance with the protocol for offices, but telework is strongly encouraged;
      • Family entertainment centers
        Family entertainment centers may open for indoor operation at 50% capacity (75% if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination), in compliance with the protocol for family entertainment centers;
      • Outdoor Live Events
        Outdoor seated live events are permitted with maximum capacity of 67% and additional restrictions and modifications, in compliance with the protocol for outdoor seated live events and performances.
      • Private Ticketed Events
        Private events that are ticketed OR have a defined guest list, such as meetings, receptions, organized celebrations, conferences and similar events, are permitted to be held outdoors with a maximum of 200 guests with assigned seating. With proof of  full vaccination or testing, private events up to 400 people outdoors or 200 guests indoors are permitted; all events must be in full compliance with additional restrictions and protocols;
      • Indoor Events
        Indoor seated live events and performances are permitted subject to the following limitations and must be in full compliance with additional restrictions and protocols;

        • In-state visitors only;
        • Weekly worker testing program must be in place;
        • All tickets must be delivered by digital, advanced purchase only;
        • Eating and drinking may take place in pre-designated eating areas only (no eating or drinking in seats), with six feet of distance between customer groups;
        • Suites are limited to 25% capacity, with a maximum of three households, and verified fully-vaccinated guests may occupy suites at full capacity;
        • Venues with a capacity of up to 1500 attendees are limited to a maximum of 25% or 300 attendees, whichever is fewer (50% if all attendees show proof of full vaccination or testing as specified in the protocol;
        • Venues with a capacity of greater than 1500 attendees are limited to a maximum of 10% capacity or 2,000 attendees, whichever is fewer, (50% if all attendees show proof of full vaccination or testing as specified in the protocol.
      • Outdoor, informal private social gatherings
        of up to 100 people are permitted with wearing of face masks and physical distancing; if everyone is vaccinated, and 50 people or fewer are in attendance, face masks and physical distancing are not required. However, gatherings are not risk-free and measures should be taken to reduce risk as well as to protect high-risk individuals.

      Discouraged:

      • Indoor, informal private social gatherings
        Indoor, informal private social gatherings are strongly discouraged, but are allowed with modifications. Private indoor gatherings can occur with up to with a maximum of 50% capacity in settings where capacity limits exist or 50 people, whichever is fewer.  Wearing of face masks and physical distancing of 6 feet or more are required. Food and drink indoors is strongly discouraged. While face masks are removed for eating or drinking, individuals must stay at least 6 feet away from everyone outside their own household, and put their mask back on as soon as they are done with the activity.  When persons are not able to consume food and drink outdoors instead of indoors, windows and doors should remain open as much as possible to provide good air circulation and ventilation. If everyone is vaccinated, and 25 people or fewer are in attendance, face masks and physical distancing are not required. However, gatherings are not risk-free and measures should be taken to reduce risk as well as to protect high-risk individuals.

      Residents are reminded to stay diligent about COVID-19 protocols including wearing a mask in public, frequent hand washing, keeping distance from others, and staying home if you feel sick, even if you have been vaccinated. The public is strongly urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. All vaccines are proven to be highly effective at preventing hospitalization or death from COVID-19, and people who are fully vaccinated are also much less likely to be contagious or transmit the virus to someone else. The longer you wait to get vaccinated, the greater the risk of contracting COVID-19, and infecting a friend, loved one, or coworker.

      Vaccines

      COVID-19 vaccines are available through the Pasadena Public Health Department at no cost to people age 16 years and over. For more information and to register for an appointment, visit myturn.ca.gov.

       


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