CITY PROVIDES FLEXIBLE OUTDOOR SEATING GUIDELINES FOR RESTAURANTS AND OTHER BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19
June 29, 2020 –The City of Arcadia has issued a Proclamation, effective immediately, to allow expanded outdoor seating for businesses during the COVID-19 local emergency. Businesses may now obtain a no-fee permit to expand customer seating onto public sidewalks, private parking lots and walkways, and other areas adjacent to their place of business. Assistant City Manager/Development Services Director Jason Kruckeberg explains that “This program will create a streamlined process to allow outdoor seating and/or staging areas, with the goal of helping businesses increase their occupancies while still meeting required social distancing requirements as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.” “This process does not just apply to restaurants”, he stated,
“It is also applicable to other businesses that might have occupancy issues, or may not be able to serve their entire customer base.” Restaurants and other businesses in need of additional customer seating or staging areas are encouraged to contact the City of Arcadia Planning Division to obtain an application and further guidance at (626) 574-5423, or by email at Planning@ArcadiaCA.gov (link opens in new tab). Plans for seating will be reviewed to ensure the safety of customers and that required social distancing protocols can be met. The City will re-examine the need for this program on an on-going basis.
For additional business assistance efforts and resources, please visit the Arcadia Works! program, at ArcadiaCA.gov/LocalBusiness (link opens in new tab).
Per the latest information from local, state, and federal public health officials, the risk of contracting the virus remains low. There are steps individuals can take to help minimize and prevent the spread of COVID-19. These include:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Avoid touching face (eyes, nose, and mouth) with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Wear face coverings in public.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
• Practice social distancing; avoid groups; maintain at least 6 feet from others.
Anyone who was recently in an area that is currently experiencing a high infection rate of COVID19 and feels sick with a fever, cough, or has difficulty breathing within 14 days after leaving should:
• Seek medical care right away. Before going to a doctor’s office or emergency room, patients should call ahead and tell them about their recent travel and symptoms.
• Self-quarantine and avoid contact with others.
• Not travel while sick.
• Cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or their sleeve (not their hands) when coughing or sneezing.
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
For more information regarding the COVID-19, please visit any of the following websites:
Federal Guidance – coronavirus.gov (link opens in new tab)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – cdc.gov (link opens in new tab)
State of California Guidance – covid19.ca.gov (link opens in new tab)
California Department of Public Health – cdph.gov (link opens in new tab)
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – publichealth.lacounty.gov (link opens in new tab)
National Domestic Violence Hotline – thehotline.org (link opens in new tab) – (800) 799-7233
National Suicide Prevention Hotline – suicidepreventionlifeline.org (link opens in new tab) – (800) 273-8255
For more information regarding the City of Arcadia’s response to COVID-19 along with future updates regarding City services, text ARCADIACOV19 to 888777 for SMS updates or please visit us at ArcadiaCA.gov/covid19 (link opens in new tab) or contact us at (626) 574-5401.
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Nestled along the rolling foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest, Arcadia is a charming, family-oriented community with a population of just over 57,000. Located only 13 miles east from downtown Los Angeles, regional transportation networks like the Metro Gold Line connect Arcadia as a premier residential, shopping, and entertainment destination in the San Gabriel Valley. Arcadia is known for its top-rated schools, iconic landmarks, and serene neighborhoods. Arcadia is an award-winning community having been twice named as the Best City in California in which to Raise Kids and the 2017 Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County. With the conveniences and amenities of a full-service, mid-size city, Arcadia’s “Community of Homes” provides a quality of life that will go Above & Beyond your expectations. For more information, please visit ArcadiaCA.gov or follow us on Twitter by texting DISCOVER to 33222:
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