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Updated: April 15, 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. L.A. County is currently in the Orange Tier under the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Please read the latest L.A. County Public Health Officer Order (PDF) effective April 5, 2021. The Health Officer Order is a blueprint for everyone to follow to prevent another surge in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. The County is steadily making progress in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to help slow the spread by wearing a mask, keeping your distance from others, and frequently washing your hands.
Visit our COVID-19 vaccine information page to learn more about vaccine eligibility, securing appointments, and more.
April 15, 2021: Starting April 15, COVID-19 vaccine eligibility is expanded to all Californians 16 years old and up. Visit our vaccine information page for more information.
April 13, 2021: Out of an abundance of caution, Los Angeles County is following the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after reports that 6 women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed unusual types of blood clots 6 to 13 days after receiving the vaccine. This pause will last until the FDA and CDC complete their review, which is expected to take several days. Vaccine providers in Los Angeles County will contact patients about rescheduling or providing a new appointment for Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
March 30, 2021: Los Angeles County will enter the Orange Tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy starting Monday, April 5. Several business sectors and activities can re-open with restrictions, and others will see fewer restrictions. See below and/or get the latest protocols from L.A. County Public Health here.
March 24, 2021: City Manager Hannah Shin-Heydorn gave a COVID-19 presentation at the March 23, 2021 City Council Meeting. View the presentation here (PDF).
March 23, 2021: Signal Hill is pleased to announce FREE COVID-19 testing at the Signal Hill Public Library starting Tuesday, March 30. Tests will be given on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Appointments are encouraged, however walk-ins are welcome. For more information, and to register for an appointment, visit 360clinic.md. (Please note that as of March 23 the Signal Hill site is not yet live on the website.)
March 11, 2021: L.A. County Public Health released new guidance (PDF) to reflect the CDC's new guidance on gatherings for fully vaccinated people. Fully vaccinated people can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people in small groups without wearing masks or practicing physical distancing. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks or more after they received the second dose of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two weeks or more after they received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Fully vaccinated people should continue to wear a mask and maintain physical distance when in public, when visiting unvaccinated people at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease, and when around unvaccinated people from multiple households. Fully vaccinated people should also avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings.
March 10, 2021: City Manager Hannah Shin-Heydorn gave a COVID-19 presentation at the March 9, 2021 City Council Meeting. View the presentation here (PDF)
March 5, 2021: Please see our COVID-19 Vaccine page for new information for Signal Hill residents, including an opportunity for eligible residents to receive their vaccine through the City of Long Beach.
Everyone in the state of California over the age of two (who is medically able) 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 continue to adhere to sector-specific distancing and infection control protocols that provide safety for employees, customers and the community. Employees and customers must continue to practice physical distancing and wear a face covering when in public and while patronizing a business, even those who have been fully vaccinated. We strongly encourage you to review the specific requirements for each business before patronizing.
As of April 5, 2021, under the Orange Tier of the 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 as much as possible. 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. The CDC and LACDPH continue to urge that everyone avoid non-essential travel during this time when there are significant hot spots across the country and the world and significant risk from more infectious variants. Travelers who are fully vaccinated, meaning 2 weeks have passed after their second dose for Pfizer or Moderna, or after their single dose of Johnson and Johnson, are, however, at lower risk and can now travel and will not be required to test or quarantine upon their arrival in Los Angeles County if they do not have any symptoms of illness. Travelers who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 7 full days after travel if they receive a negative COVID-19 test result taken 3-5 days after their arrival. If a traveler does not get tested after they arrive in Los Angeles County, they must quarantine for a full 10 days. All travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, must self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after their arrival, and should get tested and isolate if they develop symptoms.
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.