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Updated: May 29, 2020: The City of Signal Hill is served by the L.A. County Department of Public Health and must abide by all orders and guidance from County Public Health. We will keep this page up-to-date with the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic.
The L.A. County Health Officer Order (as of May 29) (PDF) remains in effect until further notice. COVID-19 still poses a significant threat. The order continue to requires everyone to remain at home as much as possible to slow the spread of the disease. Gatherings and groups that include people from multiple households are prohibited, except for faith-based services and in-person protests. Continue to limit close contact with others outside your household, both indoor and outdoor.
L.A. County is slowly re-opening the economy while continuing to make public health its first priority. The Health Officer order is being amended in stages to allow for a phased re-opening of some businesses and public spaces. For re-opening to continue safely, employees and customers must continue to practice physical distancing and wear a face covering when at a business and out in public. All businesses must adhere to distancing and infection control protocols that provide safety for employees, customers and the County’s most vulnerable residents before re-opening.
Please note that this information applies to businesses within the City of Signal Hill and most of L.A. County. The City of Long Beach is served by its own health department, has a separate "Safer at Home" order, and may choose to make different modifications to its order at any time. Visit longbeach.gov/covid19 for updates from the City of Long Beach.
With the continued expansion of the Health Oficer order, more people will be leaving their homes. Therefore, it is even more important that older adults and individuals with compromised immune systems or chronic medical conditions continue to stay home as much as possible. Please visit the CDC’s website to learn more about people who are at higher risk for severe illness. Ask for food, medical supplies, and other essential items to be brought to your door through family, neighbors, or delivery services. Call 2-1-1 if you need assistance getting food and other essential items.
Please see our COVID-19 Resources Page for information that may assist workers, businesses, families, and anyone who is facing challenges due to COVID-19. We’ve covered resources from food/essentials to finances to mental health. We’ve also listed ways you can help others during this difficult time.
The L.A. County Department of Health requires everyone to wear a cloth face covering and practice physical distancing while out in public and around other people. All employees and customers should wear face coverings while patronizing businesses. See Guidance for Cloth Face Coverings (PDF) from County Public Health.
Please stay six feet apart from other people while out in public. This will prevent the spread of COVID-19 through others’ respiratory droplets. Learn more about social distancing (PDF) from the L.A. County Dept. of Public Health. Many people are infected with COVID-19 do not have symptoms and could unknowingly spread the novel coronavirus. Physical distancing reduces the risk of transmission, and is required when you are out in public and around others who are not in your household.
City Hall, the Signal Hill Public Library, and the City Yard are closed to the public until further notice. We are still open for business via phone and/or e-mail. For more information on COVID-19 impacts on City services, and how to do business with us by department, visit our Closures and Cancelations page. All City events, programming, senior excursions, in-person meetings, and gatherings are suspended until further notice.
We encourage you to use trusted sources to stay up-to-date. We will keep this page updated with information from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the California Department of Public Health, and the CDC. Please visit their websites directly for a wealth of information on COVID-19. You may also dial 2-1-1 for information and resources directly from L.A. County.
According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. They include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficutly breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, and/or sore throat. If you do not feel well, especially if you have one of the above symptoms, please stay home, call your health care provider, and follow Home Isolation Instructions from County Public Health.
Older adults, pregnant women, and those with compromised immune systems or underlying medical problems who experience any of these symptoms should call their health care provider immediately. If you do not have a primary health care provider, please call 2-1-1 to be connected with one. Explain your symptoms and concerns, and follow their guidance. If you are having difficulty breathing or keeping fluids down, go to an emergency room or call 9-1-1, otherwise please call your doctor before going in to seek care. Learn more on the LACDPH Coronavirus FAQ page.
If you are able to stay home, please stay home. This is a legal order from County and State health officials, and it includes everyone, no matter your age, health status, or background. Please go out only for essential functions such as going to an essential job/work, essential grocery shopping, childcare, or medical appointments.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and you test positive, or a doctor tells you you’re likely positive, you must follow the L.A. County Home Isolation Health Officer Order. This order legally requires anyone diagnosed with or showing symptoms of COVID-19 to self-isolate for at least 10 days and be fever-free for 72 hours.
If you think you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you must stay in quarantine for 14 days in compliance with the L.A. County Home Quarantine Health Officer Order. You are a "close contact" if you’ve come into contact with someone who is thought to have COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19 between 48 hours before that person’s symptoms began and until that person is no longer required to be isolated.
Please avoid all non-essential travel. You should limit travel outside of the home to those activities that are considered essential. You can take public transportation or use ride-sharing services as long as you wear a face covering during your ride and at stops/stations where others are present. To the extent possible, you should also maintain at least 6 feet of space from others.
There are currently federally-mandated restrictions and recommendations on certain international destinations. To learn more about international travel restrictions, and an updated list of countries that have travel restrictions, CDC has updated information for travelers here.
Please review these trusted sources for the most accurate and up-to-date information on COVID-19.