Update from Mayor Cameron Smyth on 4/2/2020
If you think you may have the coronavirus and want more information on testing and symptoms, pleases visit the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital website.
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A full playlist of videos related to COVID-19 can be found on the City of Santa Clarita’s YouTube page.
STATEMENT FROM THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA REGARDING POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES WITH SANTA CLARITA TRANSIT
On March 31, 2020, the City of Santa Clarita was notified of three positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) among bus drivers with Santa Clarita Transit. Sadly, one of the drivers passed away. The City sends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. We are working closely with our partners at MV Transportation to ensure buses and facilities are sanitized and deep-cleaned. More information will be released by MV Transportation.
Governor Gavin Newsom issued a Stay At Home order for the entire State of California on March 19, 2020.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has issued a “Safer At Home” order for all of Los Angeles County, including the City of Santa Clarita on March 19, 2020.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathyrn Barger announced on Monday, March 16, that the County of Los Angeles is ordering the closure of all restaurants for dine in services – take out and delivery services will still be available. The County is also ordering the full closures of entertainment facilities including movie theaters, gyms and bars. The City of Santa Clarita is included in this order and will follow these new restrictions.
On Friday, March 13, 2020, the Santa Clarita City Council declared a Local Emergency in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), following the National Emergency declaration by President Donald Trump and the confirmation of the first COVID-19 case in the Santa Clarita Valley. The local emergency declaration is a preparedness measure and allows for the City of Santa Clarita to access resources and recover costs.
All non-essential City services will be suspended and all City facilities will be closed to the public until April 19, in compliance with Los Angeles County’s “Safer at Home” order.
Essential City Services that will remain open during this time include:
- City Management
- Santa Clarita Transit
- City Communications
- Streets Maintenance
- Graffiti Removal
- Trash Service (not provided by the City)
- Parks Maintenance
- Urban Forestry
- Building and Safety (on a limited basis) – View the Online Permit Center Tutorial Video
- Parking Enforcement
- Permit Center (by appointment only)
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department and California Highway Patrol will remain at full service levels.
All other services and facilities, including the Community Centers, Santa Clarita Public Library branches, The MAIN theatre and in-person services at City Hall, will be closed until April 19, 2020.
City of Santa Clarita events will also be canceled through April 30, 2020. This includes, but is not limited to, the following (scheduled date in parentheses):
- Sister Cities Charity Hike (March 15)
- SENSES Block Parties (March 19 and April 16)
- Youth Arts Showcase (March 21)
- City Council Regular Meeting (March 24)
- DFY in SCV Youth Summit (March 27 and April 15)
- Free to Be Me Music Festival (March 29) – WILL BE RESCHEDULED
- Eggstravaganza (April 11)
- Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival (April 18-19)
- Earth Arbor Day (April 25)
All Youth and Adult Sports practices and competitions, as well as contract classes, are postponed until further notice. For questions on contract classes please call (661) 250-3715.
If you have questions on specific City services, please call (661) 259-CITY between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.