City of Pasadena Moves Into Red Tier
The state has announced that California has met the vaccine equity goal that allows public health jurisdictions in Los Angeles County, including Pasadena, to move into the red tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy effective Monday, March 15.
As of Monday, March 15, 12:01 AM, the following activities will be permitted to occur in strict adherence with the updated Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) protocols:
Gyms, Fitness Facilities, Yoga and Dance Studios
· Gyms, fitness facilities, yoga and dance studios should operate outdoors as much as possible, and may open indoors at 10% capacity.
· Masks must be worn by everyone at all times. If wearing a mask is unsafe for an individual while exercising, that person should refrain from exercising indoors at a gym at this time.
· Indoor locker rooms and showers must remain closed, unless partitions are in place to ensure physical distancing, and signs have been posted to specify physical distancing requirements.
· Indoor saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs must remain closed. Indoor pools may only open for one-on-one drowning prevention instruction in accordance with PPHD protocols.
Hair Salons and Barbershops
· Hair salons and barbershops should operate outdoors as much as possible, and may operate indoors with physical distancing and in accordance with PPHD protocols.
Hotels and Other Lodging Facilities
· Hotels and lodging facilities must operate in accordance with PPHD protocols, including the new orders and updated protocols for restaurants, pools, and fitness facilities where applicable.
· The state’s travel advisory is still in place, such that travelers from out of state should quarantine for 10 days.
Institutes of Higher Education
· In-person classes should be conducted outdoors as much as possible, and indoor instruction may occur at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
· On-site dining should be conducted outdoors as much as possible, and may operate indoors in accordance with restaurant protocols.
· Residential housing is still not permitted, except as specified in the PPHD protocol.
· Movie theaters may operate indoors at 25% capacity, or up to 100 people, per auditorium, whichever is fewer, in accordance with PPHD protocols.
· Reserved seating is required and each group must be seated at least 6 feet of distance in all directions from other groups.
Museums and Galleries
· Museums and galleries can open indoors at 25% capacity in accordance with PPHD protocols.
Personal Care Services
· Personal care services should be provided outdoors as much as possible, and may be provided indoors with physical distancing and in accordance with PPHD protocols.
· Masks should be worn by all parties at all times to the greatest extent possible.
· Outdoor pools should continue to operate in accordance with PPHD protocols.
· Indoor pools must remain closed except for one-on-one drowning prevention instruction, in accordance with PPHD protocols.
Restaurants, Breweries, and Bars that Serve a Bona-Fide Meal
· Onsite dining at restaurants and bars should remain outdoors as much as possible, and may operate indoors at a maximum of 25% capacity or up to 100 people, whichever is fewer, and in accordance with PPHD protocols.
· Parties are limited to 6 people or fewer, with the strong recommendation of a single household per party/table if dining indoors.
· Prior to reopening for indoor dining, the HVAC system must be in good working order and evaluated to ensure ventilation has been increased to the maximum extent possible.
· PPHD strongly recommends restaurant employees interacting with customers indoors are provided with additional masking protection above the currently required face shield over face mask, such as a fit-tested N95, a KN95, or double masks.
· All employees must be informed by the restaurant operator about and offered opportunities to be vaccinated.
· Retail establishments (except stand-alone grocery stores) can operate indoors at 50% capacity.
· Stand-alone grocery stores should operate at a reduced capacity if necessary to allow physical distancing.
· Swap meets, as defined can operate outdoors at 50% capacity.
· Schools may apply to the CA Department of Public Health and PPHD simultaneously to open grades 7-12.
· Schools must complete the form at the schools web portal and all requirements fulfilled prior to opening.
· Private gatherings can occur indoors with up to 3 households (15 people maximum) with face masks and physical distancing of 6 feet or more required at all times.