Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

COVID-19/Coronavirus key facts and resources


The City of San Marino declared a local emergency for the response to the COVID-19 virus. The federal government, State of California, Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, and the Los Angeles County Health Officer have also taken action to declare public health em
ergencies. On March 19th, both the County and State issued “Stay at Home” orders. The County’s order is in effect through April 19th, and the State’s order is in effect until further notice.

In light of the multiple sources of information and ever-changing situation, the City of San Marino has prepared the following summary of information for the San Marino community. It will give you the most current information on City-level service and business impacts.

The City of San Marino has also set up a hotline for residents, especially those who are at-risk and in need of special resources and services. The number is (626) 300-0731. It will be staffed during regular business hours (7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Thursdays, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Fridays). After business hours, residents can leave a message and will be called back the next business day.

Summary of Key Service Limitations, Closures, Business Impacts, and Gathering Restrictions - Revised APRIl 6, 2020

In an effort to limit the transmission of COVID-19 within our community, the following closures, access limitations, and service changes are currently in place, either by the City of San Marino or other agencies that control our area:

City Hall (Planning & Building, City Clerk) – Limited Public Access through May 31st 

  • Public access is limited to appointment-only for essential services that cannot be accomplished via telephone or email.
  • The only service that has been temporarily suspended is Tuesday Plan Check.
  • Regular business may still be conducted via phone or email whenever possible. Staff can be reached at (626) 300-0700 to help with these services or to help you set up an appointment.

Crowell Public Library – Closed through May 31st 

  • Crowell Public Library is closed to visitors through May 31st. This includes all programming, the Friends of the Library Book Shoppe, and passport acceptance services.
  • Staff is still available and can be reached at (626) 300-0777. Residents are also encouraged to still take advantage of our numerous digital resources, available on our website.

 Fire Department – Limited Public Access through May 31st 

  • Public access is limited to emergency situations only. Emergency response services are still fully staffed and will continue as normal. Please call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.
  • For non-emergency requests and support, staff can be reached at (626) 300-0735.

 Lacy Park – Park Open but Playground Closed through May 31st 

  • Lacy Park remains open for personal use, but due to the County’s “Safer at Home” order, the playground is closed through May 31st. To avoid the need for a complete park closure, we encourage visitors to refrain from congregating while at Lacy Park.

 Parks and Public Works Department – Limited Public Access through May 31st 

  • Public access is limited, but appointments and electronic services will still be provided for: drainage, grading, and erosion inspections, encroachment permits, plan reviews, and city engineering.
  • Staff is still working and available for service requests to repair public infrastructure (street lights, potholes, trees, etc.). No appointments for these requests are needed. Staff can be reached at (626) 300-0765 or via email at Service requests can also be submitted on our website.

 Police Department – Limited Public Access through May 31st 

  • Public access to the lobby is limited to emergencies, custody exchanges, legally required check-ins, and other necessary in-person transactions.
  • A two-way intercom that the public can use to immediately communicate with a member of the Police Department is available outside the Police Department lobby.
  • All other services, including non-emergency reports, will be handled via telephone. The only service that is being temporarily discontinued is Livescan.
  • For non-emergency requests, staff can be reached at (626) 300-0720. For emergencies, please call 9-1-1.
  • The Police Department will also not be issuing parking citations for violations of overnight parking rules through May 31st.

 Recreation (Stoneman) – Closed through May 31st 

  • Recreation is closed through May 31st. This includes preschool and before and after school care.
  • Staff is still available and can be reached at (626) 403-2200.

 Non-Essential City-Sponsored Meetings and Events – Cancelled through May 31st 

  • All non-essential City events, group facility usage, and recreation activities are currently cancelled.
  • This includes commission meetings other than legally required Planning Commission meetings. Legally required Planning Commission meetings and City Council meetings will follow safety protocol and allow for teleconferencing options.

 State and County Stay at Home Orders – Currently in Effect 

  • Prohibition of all events and gatherings
  • Closure of County beaches and trailheads
  • Closure of all non-essential businesses and areas. This does not include things like grocery stores and food delivery services, pharmacies, hardware stores, pet supply stores, banks, and government services.
  • For events and outings not prohibited, implementation of social distancing procedures, handwashing facilities, and warning signage
  • Direction for restaurants/food facilities to limit their services to only offering delivery, pick up, or drive-through
  • Visit and  for more information on these orders and what they mean for you.

San Marino Unified School District

The Huntington

The Old Mill - Closed through May 31st 

Utility Providers – Water, Trash, Electricity

  • All essential services are still being provided, including water, trash pickup, and electricity.
  • Cal-Am Water and SoCal Edison are temporarily suspending service disconnections.

Other Key resources

There are numerous agencies providing key information on COVID-19. Please see below for a list of essential resources and information sources.

  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health - Public Health provides information on current cases in Los Angeles County, as well as any County-specific orders. There are also multiple resources and flyers on how to keep you, your family, and your community safe in various languages.
  • State of California COVID-19 Response - The State of California is providing statewide case numbers, state guidelines, and other key services and resources for individuals.
  • Federal Government COVID-19 Response - This dedicated coronavirus website has the most up-to-date, verified information from the federal government, including the CDC and FEMA.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) - The WHO has information on worldwide case numbers, travel advice, and scientific answers to questions that may be circulating about COVID-19.

frequently asked questions

Where can I see previous updates from the City?

What is COVID-19, what are the symptoms, and what should I do if I feel sick?

How can I protect myself?

How can I protect myself and grocery store workers when I need to go to the store?

How should I talk to my kids about COVID-19?

What are utility providers doing and how may it impact my service? How can I contact them for more information?

How do I contact City staff during these closures and access limitations?

Do you have resources for local businesses?

How can I support local businesses during this time?

How can I report non-essential businesses that are open in violation of the Safer at Home order?

Do you have additional resources or services for seniors or other at-risk groups?

What stores in the area are providing special access hours for seniors and other at-risk groups?

What can I do to help my neighbors and community?

What programs and services are Recreation and the Library offering at this time?

Is there property tax relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Do you have more details on Police Department services?

Is the Huntington closed to the public?

Should I wear a face covering when I am out in public?

What resources are there to help support my mental and physical health during this period?

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