City Facility and Programming Changes - Updated March 16, 2020
Update - March 16, 2020
Today, Los Angeles County issued new orders to take effect immediately through March 31, 2020. A summary of these orders are as follows:
- Prohibition of all indoor or outdoor public and private events with 50 or more people;
- For events 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; and
- The closure of: 1) all bars and nightclubs that do not serve food, 2) gyms and fitness centers, and 3) movie theaters, live performance theaters, and arcades.
The City of San Marino has already begun working with all of our local businesses to ensure compliance and to offer support during this difficult period of uncertainty. We encourage residents to continue supporting our businesses responsibly, and will be providing more resources on how to best do that.
City Facility and Programming Changes
In light of these continued developments, and in an effort to limit the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) within our City, the City of San Marino is expanding on its previous announcement of cancellations and closures to now include the complete closure of Crowell Public Library and Recreation (Stoneman), including preschool. These new closures will be effective starting tomorrow – Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – and will remain in effect through March 31, 2020. Business may still be conducted by the public via phone or email. Currently, Lacy Park remains open for general use, but we are actively monitoring the situation and assessing the need for future closures.
Additionally, City Hall will be limiting public access to appointment-only for essential services only or emergency situations related to the Police and/or Fire Departments. Regular business may still be conducted by the public via phone or email whenever possible.
Departments may be contacted by phone as follows:
- Planning & Building or General Requests: (626) 300-0700
- Crowell Public Library: (626) 300-0777
- Recreation: (626) 403-2200
- Parks & Public Works: (626) 300-0765
- City Clerk (Public Records): (626) 300-0705
- Fire Department: (626) 300-0735
- Police Department: (626) 300-0720
Update - March 13, 2020
The City of San Marino is committed to protecting our residents and limiting the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) within our City. Now that the San Marino Unified School District has announced at least a two-week closure of all district schools, the City is implementing the following measures, effective Monday, March 16, 2020:
- Closing the Friends of the Library Book Shoppe,
- Limiting the number of library patrons to fifty (50), and
- Cancelling the Before and After School Programs at Stoneman.
All public events at the Crowell Public Library have previously been cancelled. Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, library staff will ensure that no more than fifty (50) patrons are in the library at any given time. This count includes persons of all ages, including children and infants. Once the Library reaches capacity, no new patrons will be permitted inside until other patrons leave. We ask that patrons limit their time in the Library to two (2) hours in order for us to serve as many community members as possible. New visitors will be admitted on a first-come/first-serve basis.
Because the Friends of the Library Book Shoppe does not have enough space to observe recommended social distancing guidelines (6 feet between persons), it will be closed until further notice, beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020.
The Before and After School Programs at Stoneman are intrinsically tied to the SMUSD schools. As such, those care programs will be cancelled in conjunction with the closure of the schools. We have been informed the schools will be closed from March 16-March 27; the Before and After School Programs will follow suit and will re-evaluate for later dates based on the decisions of the District. The preschool program at Stoneman remains open for now.
City Hall and other city facilities will remain open for regular business operations.
The City of San Marino is continuing to monitor this situation and provide timely updates as information becomes available. We appreciate your support, cooperation, and patience during this time.
Please contact City Hall at (626) 300-0700 with any questions or concerns or visit the City’s website at https://www.cityofsanmarino.org/news_detail_T34_R55.php for the most current information.
March 12, 2020
In an effort to limit the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) within our City, and in an abundance of caution for the health and well-being of our residents, visitors, and City employees, the City of San Marino is cancelling all non-essential City sponsored events and gatherings. This cancellation will remain in effect through April 30th, and will be re-evaluated as we get closer to that date.
Non-essential City events include commission and board meetings (with the exception of City Council, and with the possible exception of the Planning Commission), facility usage, and recreation activities. This includes all events at Crowell Library including rentals, Lacy Park, San Marino Center, and the Thurnher House. This does not include the pre-school or after school programs at Stoneman at this time. If you have questions concerning specific events, please refer to the calendars on the City of San Marino website. Specific events will be marked “CANCELLED” on the website. City Hall and other city facilities will remain open for regular business operations.
The City of San Marino is continuing to monitor this situation and will provide timely updates as information becomes available. We appreciate your support, cooperation, and patience during this time.
Please contact City Hall at (626) 300-0700 with any questions or concerns.