June 2021


June 24, 2021 update: A Message from the CIty Manager

2021年6月24日 新冠病毒最新資訊:城市經理的一封信

Dear San Marino Community,

Last week, we reached a significant milestone in our 15-month journey towards recovery. On June 15th, the State and County revised their Health Officer Orders to ease most capacity limits, distancing requirements, and mask mandates for vaccinated people, and workforce requirements also changed to allow fully vaccinated people to remove their masks if they desire.
 
This is a remarkable and long-waited for accomplishment that was only possible because of the commitment we all had to keeping each other safe despite the sacrifices it meant, the dedication of our amazing healthcare workers and first responders, and the brilliance of scientists who worked to get us a safe and extremely effective vaccine.
 
This achievement is still bittersweet, and I know many of you are mourning the loss of friends and family who did not survive their battles with COVID-19, or important celebrations and milestones that were taken away from us. I send my sincere condolences to anyone mourning the loss of their loved ones, and I hope you know that the City of San Marino and your community are here for you.
 
As we enter into this new phase of recovery and a return to normalcy, I understand that many people have mixed emotions – excitement and relief that we are through the hardest part, but also anxiety and fear that COVID-19 is not completely gone as new variants emerge. I myself am feeling all of these emotions.
 
As you know, masks requirements have now changed, and those who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks in most settings. However, please keep in mind that many people have different reasons for still wearing (or not wearing) masks. As we go about our days and begin reconnecting with friends, family, and neighbors, I ask that we all work on not making assumptions about anyone’s vaccination status or beliefs based on their mask status. Some vaccinated people feel comfortable taking their mask off, and that is wonderful. Others may not be ready yet, and that is fine too. Some of these people still wearing masks may be immunocompromised or have immunocompromised people at home. Others may have young children who cannot yet be vaccinated, and are therefore continuing to add an extra layer of protection.
 
We hope that in the weeks and months to come, vaccinations will continue to rise and case numbers will continue to fall, and that this will allow us to go back to a world where masking and vaccination statuses are not on the top of mind. Until then, thank you in advance for wading through these uncharted waters with us, and for giving everyone a little bit of extra grace as we navigate this new reality.
 
Because City operations are now back to normal, and what were once ever-changing Health Officer Orders are now hopefully stable for the foreseeable future, we will not be automatically providing a COVID-19 update each week. Please rest assured that if there is new information, we will of course let you know via this newsletter (which you can sign up for here if this was forwarded to you), our website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.
 
Thank you again for your support and patience during this challenging time. I hope to see you all at Lacy Park on July 4th to celebrate our City’s official reopening.
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Marcella Marlowe
City Manager

June 17, 2021 Update
2021年6月17日COVID-19新冠病毒最新資訊

Reopening and Recovery Process
On Tuesday, we reached the very significant milestone in our COVID-19 recovery journey, as the State and County revised their Health Officer Orders to ease most capacity limits, distancing requirements, and masks mandates for vaccinated people.
 
This is an achievement we should not take lightly. At the peak of the pandemic, the County was losing 277 residents a day, more than 8,000 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, and there were more than 15,000 new cases diagnosed each day.
 
Today, we are in a better place than any other metro area of similar size in the entire nation, with an average of only 1.5 cases per 100,000 people each day. This is in large part due to vaccination efforts. As of June 11, 66% of eligible LA County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 56% are fully vaccinated. In San Marino, those numbers are even higher, with 76% of our eligible residents fully vaccinated.
 
While we will still need to stay vigilant, especially to protect our unvaccinated and vulnerable residents, we hope that this milestone brings you optimism and relief, and we cannot thank you enough for all you have done to keep our community safe and healthy during this trying time. 
 
4th of July Celebration at Lacy Park - Back On!
As you know, the ever-changing restrictions and capacity limits led the City to originally cancel our beloved 4th of July celebration at Lacy Park. However, with the reopening of the State and strong support from City Council, staff has been working tirelessly to bring San Marino a much-needed community event, and we are thrilled to announce today that the 4th of July celebration at Lacy Park is officially back on! We will have more details on the day’s events next week, but we can guarantee an amazing fireworks show, great music, delicious food, and most importantly, a time to celebrate and gather with friends and neighbors. Tickets will go on sale starting on Monday, June 21st and will be available at Stoneman, Crowell Public Library, and City Hall. Presale tickets for residents are $5 per person and $15 for non-residents. Day-of tickets are $20 for everyone. For more information about the day’s activities, keep checking www.cityofsanmarino.org/fireworks.
 
The previously announced pop-up events and giveaways in the days leading up to the 4th will still be happening, as will our second annual home decorating contest. You can find out more information about the pop-up events at www.cityofsanmarino.org/popups and learn how to enter the home decorating contest at www.cityofsanmarino.org/fourth.
 
We can’t wait to see you!
 
Key Reopening Details
For all necessary information on the County reopening including masking requirements, travel guidance, best practices, and remaining sector protocols, you can visit www.ReopeningLACounty.com. However, here are some key details to keep in mind:
 
  • Masks are not required for fully vaccinated people, except in the certain settings where masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status including: public transit and transportation hubs; indoors in K-12 schools, child care and other youth settings; and healthcare settings.
  • People who are not fully vaccinated, including all children between the ages of 2 and 12, are required to wear masks at all indoor public settings and businesses.
  • Everyone can remove their masks outdoors, except people who are not fully vaccinated attending large outdoor events.
  • Everyone has a right to wear a mask, and a person may not be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation/entry into a business.
  • To comply with new masking guidance, businesses have the option to choose among self-attestation of vaccination status, checking vaccination status, or still requiring masks for all people. Please make sure to pay special attention to any business’s specific requirements.
  • While physical distancing and capacity limits have been removed in most settings, specific protocols remain in place for indoor K-12 schools, day cares, camps, and high-risk congregate settings.
  • Unvaccinated people should remain very careful and wear masks when they are around people outside their household, and if in close contact with others, they should consider upgrading their masks to a respirator, such as an N95, or a KN95. These masks do a much better job protecting the wearer from other people’s germs.

June 10, 2021 Update
2021年6月10日COVID-19新冠病毒最新資訊

An Update on State's June 15 Reopening
As we reported previously, Los Angeles County will be aligning with the State’s June 15th reopening plans that will ease most capacity limits and distancing requirements. Masks will not be required by the State or County for fully vaccinated individuals, except in the following settings where masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status:
 
On public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) and in transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation)
  • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare and other youth settings
  • Healthcare settings (including long term care facilities)
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers
  • At worksites where employers and workers must continue to comply with Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards that require masking
Masks will be required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses. It is also important to note that any businesses will have the ability still require masks of their visitors, or verify vaccination status, so please pay special attention to the business protocols when entering stores, restaurants, or other businesses.
 
For more information on what this means, please see the following helpful links:

Reminder: Overnight Parking Enforcement to Resume on June 15
With the reopening of all City services to the public on June 1, and the state’s reopening on June 15, the San Marino Police Department will be resuming overnight parking enforcement.
 
From now until June 14, 2021, the San Marino Police Department will issue warnings to educate residents regarding the return of the overnight parking ordinance, which was temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning June 15, 2021, vehicles parked on city streets, from 2:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. are subject to citation unless a temporary overnight parking permit is obtained and prominently displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle.
 
Residents can obtain five complementary, one-night overnight parking permits per calendar year. Any permits obtained past the five complementary permits can be purchased for $5.00 per day/per vehicle. Temporary permits may be obtained online here. (A printer is required to print out the permit when issued.)
 
The Chief of Police may issue long-term overnight parking permits based upon circumstances where it would otherwise be impractical, such as a construction project that eliminates or reduces available parking on their property.
 
Persons obtaining overnight street parking permits need to park their vehicles on the street immediately in front of the property for which the vehicle would otherwise park, unless the police department on-duty watch commander finds that this is not possible given specific circumstances

If you have any questions, please contact the San Marino Police Department at (626) 300-0720. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
 
Vaccines Update: Transition to More Community-Based Vaccination Sites
To help vaccinate as many LA County residents as possible as more businesses fully reopen, the County announced that they are closing several sites this week and opening others in different locations. These new locations will be accessible by public transit and many are within a few miles of those that are closing.

California State University Northridge closed its operations on Monday, and vaccinations will continue to be available to nearby residents at the Balboa Sports Complex vaccination site. After June 13, Pomona Fairplex, Forum, and LACOE/Downey large capacity vaccination sites will also be closed. However, there will still be ample appointments and locations available for those who would like to be vaccinated, and local pharmacies also will continue to offer vaccines. You can find out more at www.vaccinatelacounty.com.
 
If you are having difficulty navigating the County website or finding out how to get vaccinated, our Resident Support Hotline staff are available to assist you during regular business hours at (626) 300-0731.


June 3, 2021 Update
2021年6月3日COVID-19新冠病毒最新資訊

City Facilities Now Open to the Public
City facilities – including City Hall, Crowell Public Library, and Stoneman – are now open to the public! Appointments are not necessary, but required safety protocols are being enforced. This includes face coverings inside any City facility (regardless of vaccination status), physical distancing, and reduced capacity limits. More details on each building’s reopening procedures can be found at www.cityofsanmarino.org/COVID19.

Overnight Parking Enforcement to Resume on June 15
With the reopening of all City services to the public on June 1, and the state’s reopening on June 15, the San Marino Police Department will be resuming overnight parking enforcement.

From now until June 14, 2021, the San Marino Police Department will issue warnings to educate residents regarding the return of the overnight parking ordinance, which was temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning June 15, 2021, vehicles parked on city streets, from 2:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. are subject to citation unless a temporary overnight parking permit is obtained and prominently displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle.

Residents can obtain five complementary, one-night overnight parking permits per calendar year. Any permits obtained past the five complementary permits can be purchased for $5.00 per day/per vehicle. Temporary permits may be obtained online at: https://www.paymycite.com/sanmarino/TemporaryPermit.aspx  (a printer is required to print out the permit when issued).

The Chief of Police may issue long-term overnight parking permits based upon circumstances where it would otherwise be impractical, such as a construction project that eliminates or reduces available parking on their property.

Persons obtaining overnight street parking permits need to park their vehicles on the street immediately in front of the property for which the vehicle would otherwise park, unless the police department on-duty watch commander finds that this is not possible given specific circumstances.

If you have any questions, please contact the San Marino Police Department at (626) 300-0720. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

More Details on State’s June 15 Reopening
Los Angeles County officially have announced that they will align with the State’s June 15th reopening plans that will ease most capacity limits and distancing requirements. There will still be specific requirements for large capacity events, schools, health care facilities, and congregate settings, but almost all sectors and businesses will be able to return to usual operations. The State and County will also adopt the CDC’s masking guidelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Because businesses will have the discretion to continue public health measures for the safety of their workers and customers, LA County Public Health has announced that they will be posting best practices next week to help businesses plan accordingly.

Vaccines Continue to Be Available for 12+; Get Vaccinated for a Chance to Win Season Tickets
Beginning this Friday, June 4 through next Thursday, June 10 at County-run vaccination sites, everyone 18 and older coming to get their first vaccine or who brings a first-time vaccine recipient with them to their second dose appointment, will have an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the 2021-2022 home season of either the LA Football Club soccer team or the LA Dodgers. Official rules and participating site locations will be posted on the Los Angeles County Vaccination Sweepstakes page online this Friday. 

If you are not yet vaccinated, we encourage to look into the safety and effectiveness data we now have. You can read more at www.vaccinatelacounty.com.

If you are having difficulty navigating the County website or finding out how to get vaccinated, our Resident Support Hotline staff are available to assist you during regular business hours at (626) 300-0731.

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