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Updated: February 25, 2021
This page is our official COVID-19 center for news and updates. The City of Signal Hill COVID-19 Hotline is also available at 562-989-7392 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The City of Signal Hill is under the jurisdiction of the L.A. County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) and must follow all County and State orders. Please continue to follow public health measures that can protect us from COVID-19 and minimize spreading it to others. Please read the latest L.A. County Public Health Officer Order (PDF) updated February 10, 2021. The Health Officer Order is a blueprint for everyone to follow to prevent another surge in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.
February 24, 2021: City Manager Hannah Shin-Heydorn gave a COVID-19 presentation at the February 23, 2021 City Council Meeting. View the presentation here (PDF)
February 11, 2021: L.A. County announced those who are in Phase 1B, Tier 1 –– teachers and workers in education and childcare, food and agriculture, and emergency service and law enforcement –– will become eligible for vaccination on March 1. If you are in one of these groups you will be able to book your appointment on VaccinateLACounty.com starting March 1. Slots are limited as supply is still limited, but new slots open regularly. As always, continue checking back on the website to book your appointment. In addition, the State announced that vaccinations will open to residents between 16 and 64 years old who have certain disabilities or severe underlying medical conditions on March 15.
February 10, 2021: LACDPH issued a revised Los Angeles County Health Officer Order (PDF) to clarify that Places of Worship can open for indoor services limited to 25% of indoor capacity and must continue to comply with the required modifications provided by Appendix A: Social (Physical Distancing).
February 9, 2021: City Manager Hannah Shin-Heydorn gave a COVID-19 presentation at the February 9, 2021 City Council Meeting. View the presentation here (PDF).
February 9, 2021: Travel increases the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. With the upcoming Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day, and Presidents Day, Public Health advises against non-essential travel and gatherings with people not from your household. COVID-19 surged after Thanksgiving and Christmas travel in November and December. The more people travel, the more interactions they have with individuals outside of their household, the greater the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19.
February 3, 2021: Due to new information from the State regarding vaccine administration, L.A. County has temporarily paused all planning activities related to cities like Signal Hill utilizing other agencies for vaccine distribution. All eligible Signal Hill residents can continue to use VaccinateLACounty.com and their own medical provider or pharmacy to make appointments and get additional information. We appreciate residents' understanding and patience as agencies locally, regionally and nationally work through the logistics.
January 29, 2021: Today, LACDPH revised the current Health Officer Order (PDF), clarifying restrictions on certain permitted activities like outdoor gatherings with multiple households. The order also now permits limited outdoor dining at restaurants. Please read the Health Officer Order and/or see below for new requirements and protocols that impact these activities.
January 25, 2021: Officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) ended the Regional Stay at Home Order for all regions statewide. This means that L.A.County & Signal Hill will return to the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. L.A. County, along with the majority of the state, is in the most restrictive tier, Purple. To comply, LACDPH issued a new Health Officer Order that will allow some businesses, including personal care, to re-open with restrictions. See below for what is open and closed, along with information on restrictions and protocols.
Everyone in the state of California over the age of two is required to wear a mask in public places and when outside of the home. Masks and face coverings must cover both the nose and mouth and fit snugly. Masks protect both you and others from COVID-19, and are a key tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Please review the state-wide order (PDF) and the latest Guidance for Cloth Face Coverings from the CDC.
Businesses must adhere to sector-specific distancing and infection control protocols that provide safety for employees, customers and our most vulnerable residents. Employees and customers must continue to practice physical distancing and wear a face covering when in public and inside a business. We strongly encourage you to review the specific requirements for each business before patronizing, as there are significant changes to their operations.
As of February 10, 2021, under the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy and the current L.A. County Health Officer Order:
LACDPH encourages residents and employees to report businesses that are in violation of LACDPH Health Officer Order protocols. Please do not contact the City of Signal Hill to report a violation. Instead, please call L.A. County at 888-700-9995 or visit http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/ to report non-compliance.
Physical distancing reduces the risk of virus transmission, and is required when you are out in public and around others who are not in your household. Please stay six feet apart from other people while away from home at all times. This will prevent the spread of COVID-19 through others’ respiratory droplets. Learn more about social distancing (PDF) from LACDPH. Many people who are infected with COVID-19 do not have symptoms and may not know they can spread the virus to others.
City Hall and the Community Services Department are open by appointment only. All City in-person events and in-person meetings are suspended until further notice.The Signal Hill Public Library is closed to the public, and is offering curbside pickup as an alternative.
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.
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, a sudden loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhea, body aches, headache, and/or sore throat.
Please avoid non-essential travel. 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 maintain at least 6 feet of space from others. The CDC issued an order that requires face masks to be worn by all travelers while on public transportation. Masks completely covering the mouth and nose must be worn while awaiting, boarding, disembarking, or traveling on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares as they are traveling into, within, or out of the U.S. People must also wear masks while at transportation hubs (e.g., airports, bus or ferry terminals, train and subway stations, seaports) and other locations where people board public transportation.
Please review these trusted sources for the most accurate and up-to-date information on COVID-19.