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Alhambra Orders Closure of City Hall in Response to COVID-19

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Alhambra , CA

 In an effort to increase social distancing and further slow any spread of COVID-19, the City of Alhambra announced Thursday evening that it is closing City Hall, the Utilities Customer Service Center and park playgrounds effective immediately.

The announcement came in a press release shortly after Los Angeles City and County officials announced the “Safer at Home” public health order directing residents to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people. The order also directed businesses deemed nonessential, such as certain retail stores and shopping malls, to close temporarily.

According to Kathryn Barger, the chair of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, “this order will increase social distancing while still enabling residents to shop for essential items at the market, pharmacy and hardware store, and still be able to visit the bank or gas station.”

The Alhambra order means that all City Hall services requiring in-person visits or public counter assistance would be halted immediately. Also suspended are the Utilities Customer Services Center.  The order will remain in effect until April 19th or until further notice, the press release stated.

Alhambra’s press release offered a full list of city services affected along with suggestions on ways to conduct business with city offices going forward.

Essential services in Alhambra will continue to operate including Police and Fire Service, ACT Bus and Senior Ride, Trash Service as provided by Republic Services, Water Service, Public Works, Parks (open areas and restrooms) and, to help maintain the availability of healthy food, the Farmers Market on Sunday.

Street sweeping restrictions and overnight parking restrictions in Alhambra have been relaxed until April 5, 2020. Parking enforcement will resume on April 6. 

For all of the reporting from the Alhambra Source, go to our Stay Healthy page.

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