For immediate release
March 17, 2020
City of San Gabriel proclaims local emergency in response to COVID-19
Non-essential City services altered, events canceled
San Gabriel, CA - Today, the City of San Gabriel proclaimed a local emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While there are no confirmed cases in San Gabriel according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health , the City is taking proactive steps to activate its emergency operations. The emergency proclamation also allows the City to access state and federal resources to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The health and safety of our community remains our primary concern," said City Manager Mark Lazzaretto. "This emergency proclamation will allow us to focus our resources on responding to COVID-19 with the help of federal and state resources."

Under the direction of County officials, the City will be modifying non-essential services and canceling all City events. Walk-in service for non-essential services will no longer be offered at non-emergency City facilities, effective immediately until further notice. To promote social distancing, select in-person services will be provided by appointment only on the City's website located at SanGabrielCity.com . Community members may also access a limited number of City services online. Critical emergency services from the San Gabriel Fire Department and the San Gabriel Police Department will continue to be offered by the City.

"This is a stressful time for all of us," said Mayor Jason Pu. "It's important for us all to remain calm and practice social distancing. Social distancing is our best tool to flatten the curve so our health care system does not become overwhelmed. Let's all do our part to slow the spread."

To stay informed about the COVID-19 pandemic, the City encourages residents to follow the direction of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in addition to the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Residents are also encouraged to sign up for the City's emergency notification system via phone, SMS or email.
About the City of San Gabriel

The birthplace of the Los Angeles region, the City of San Gabriel features a diverse population of over 41,000 residents. Founded in 1771 and incorporated in 1913, San Gabriel serves as the home of the San Gabriel Mission. The City features a historic core in the Mission District and a vibrant arts and culture scene at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. For more information about the City of San Gabriel, visit the City’s website at SanGabrielCity.com or blog at InsideSanGabriel.com .
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City of San Gabriel

425 South Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776
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