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California is monitoring COVID-19 closely in each local community and keeping the public informed. Counties should be ready to restore limitations if outbreaks increase. The State Public Health Officer may take action if needed.

Effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties must close indoor operations in these sectors:

  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Wineries and tasting rooms
  • Movie theaters 
  • Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
  • Zoos and museums
  • Cardrooms

Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide.

Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3, including Los Angeles County, consecutive days will be required to shut down the following industries or activities unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up.

  • Fitness centers
  • Worship services
  • Protests
  • Offices for non-essential sectors
  • Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Malls



The City of Santa Clarita and the County of Los Angeles are actively working to mitigate the COVID-19 virus.  Below are links to both government agencies with the latest news and information to assist you.


The County of Los Angeles has a variety of information for residents and businesses available that is regularly updated.





You can find all the latest information from the City of Santa Clarita on their Emergency Updates website.


Newsom orders additional halt on indoor operations, includes gyms, churches, malls - July 13, 2020

  • Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday California is pulling back even further with a new order halting indoor operations in fitness centers, places of worship and hair salons across 30 counties, including Los Angeles County. 

L.A. County to reopen Friday, county announces eased restrictions - May 6, 2020

  • During the county’s daily press conference on Wednesday, Supervisor Kathryn Barger said the county would be lifting some of the restrictions that had been put in place starting March 19 with the stay-at-home order.

County expected today to announce easing of restrictions for Friday - May 6, 2020

  • L.A. County is expected to announce during its daily news briefing today that the “Safer at Home” order will be lifted to a wider extent than the previous statewide announcement Monday, according to a letter sent to city officials Wednesday.

Newsom announces some retail stores can reopen this week - May 4, 2020

  • Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday California is entering the second phase of his four-stage plan, and some retail stores can begin to reopen Friday.

SCV Chamber, SCVEDC announce ‘Scaling Up: Back2Business’ webinar series - May 2, 2020

  • As California and Los Angeles County gear up to reopen the economy, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and the SCV Economic Development Corp. are hosting a weekly webinar series aimed at ensuring businesses are ready for a post-coronavirus world.

Wilk, other senators urge Newsom to improve unemployment insurance claim processing - May 1, 2020

  • State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, is urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to reach a speedy resolution to improve unemployment processing of claims as millions of Californians continue to file for benefits amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Newsom outlines four-step plan to reopen California - April 29, 2020

  • Though Gov. Gavin Newsom had previously laid out a roadmap for reopening the California economy, which consisted of six indicators that would drive those decisions, he has now announced an additional four-stage plan for easing the stay-at-home orders.

Supes plan for reopening county, discuss impacts of COVID-19 - April 28, 2020

  • While Los Angeles County is not yet ready to lift any of the restrictions put in place by the nearly 6-week-old “Safer at Home” directive, the county Board of Supervisors started taking steps Tuesday to determine how things can safely reopen.

COVID-19 antibody testing now available in SCV - April 27, 2020

  • Antibody testing for coronavirus is now available to Santa Clarita Valley residents.

Supes to discuss plan to reopen county, budget - April 26, 2020

  • The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set to introduce motions to lay the groundwork for safely reopening the county at Tuesday’s meeting.

CA to team up with restaurants for massive meal delivery program for seniors - April 24, 2020

  • California will look to partner with local governments to have restaurants prepare and deliver healthy meals for seniors through a “first-of-its-kind” program, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday. 

Congress passes $484B for small businesses, hospitals - April 23, 2020

  • After a voice vote from the Senate with approval, the House passed Thursday a $484 billion coronavirus relief bill to fund a small-business loan program, as well as help to increase testing.

Newsom discusses six-step plan to reopen California - April 22, 2020

  • Gov. Gavin Newsom has put out a roadmap, outlining six steps necessary for California to consider before modifying the current stay-at-home order.

City Council donates supplies to Bridge to Home - April 21, 2020

  • After reaching out to medical professionals and firefighters last week, the Santa Clarita City Council paid a visit to Bridge to Home on Tuesday to donate supplies needed to help the most vulnerable. 

Bridge to Home coordinates SCV COVID-19 hotel for the homeless - April 18, 2020

  • It has been one week since the Santa Clarita Valley opened up a hotel for the vulnerable homeless population, and now officials are saying they are two rooms short of being at capacity. 

Valencia developer tapped for Newsom COVID-19 task force - April 17, 2020

  • Emile Haddad, chairman and CEO of FivePoint, was named to the Business and Jobs Recovery Task Force by Newsom, and will join more than 80 other California leaders in business, labor, health and philanthropy to tackle the COVID-19 “pandemic-induced recession” plaguing the state.

Newsom: ‘We are not ready’ to reopen CA in ‘pandemic-induced recession’ - April 17, 2020

  • After President Donald Trump said governors can decide when to reopen their states, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that California is not ready to ease restrictions and labeled the state’s economy a “pandemic-induced recession.” 

SCV community continues to make a difference - April 16, 2020

  • As first responders and health care workers on the front lines continue to suffer from a shortage of much-needed personal protective equipment, or PPE, amid the coronavirus crisis, many Santa Clarita Valley residents are stepping up and continuing to do what they can to help the community while they remain “safer at home.”

L.A. County launches small business recovery loan program - April 15, 2020

  • In order to continue to assist small businesses affected by the coronavirus, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has launched the Small Business Recovery Loan Program.

Governor Newsom Outlines Six Critical Indicators the State will Consider Before Modifying the Stay-at-Home Order and Other COVID-19 Interventions - April 14, 2020

  • Governor Gavin Newsom today unveiled six key indicators that will guide California’s thinking for when and how to modify the stay-at-home and other orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newsom outlines plan to reopen CA, SCV leaders react - April 14, 2020

  • Temperatures taken before walking into establishments. Face masks a common practice. Waiters wearing gloves and offering disposable menus to customers. 

Newsom announces Western-state reopening plan - April 13, 2020

  • Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday “a shared vision” with other Western states to reopen economies and incrementally lift the stay-at-home orders. 

Exer now offering COVID-19 testing - April 13, 2020

  • Exer Urgent Care is offering onsite testing for coronavirus at various locations across Southern California, including its Stevenson Ranch location. 

Henry Mayo confirms second death of COVID-19 patient, seven more positive cases - April 13, 2020

  • Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital officials confirmed one additional death of a coronavirus patient, as the number of confirmed cases rose to at least 188 in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Stay-at-home directive extended through May 15, masks now ordered in Santa Clarita - April 10, 2020

  • Stay-at-home orders across Los Angeles County have been extended for another month through May 15, county Department of Public Health officials said Friday. 

Henry Mayo confirms first death of COVID-19 patient - April 9, 2020

  • The new countywide numbers, presented once again by Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer during a daily press conference, brought the total number of cases in L.A. County to 7,955 and the total deaths to 223. 

Senior housing facilities confirm positive COVID-19 tests, discuss procedures - April 8, 2020

  • Both Oakmont of Valencia and Atria Santa Clarita, two Santa Clarita Valley senior living communities, reported this week they have residents with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

College of the Canyons drive-thru testing center expected to open Wednesday  April 7, 2020

  • A drive-thru testing center for COVID-19 is scheduled to open Wednesday at College of the Canyons, according to county officials.

SCV drive-up test site to open this week - April 5, 2020

  • The Santa Clarita Valley is set to receive its first mobile test site this week, as Los Angeles County continues to ramp up coronavirus drive-up test sites countywide.

COC confirms 1st positive case of COVID-19 - April 3, 2020

  • A member of the College of the Canyons community has tested positive for COVID-19, college officials announced Friday evening. 

Newsom announces assistance for small businesses, unemployed - April 2, 2020

  • As the economic impact due to the coronavirus pandemic continues to be felt across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a financial relief package for small businesses, as well as those who have lost work, during a news conference Thursday.

Smith, health officials to host COVID-19 tele-town hall - April 1, 2020

  • The public will have a chance to tune in and raise questions about health care and mental health resources as it relates to the COVID-19 outbreak in a tele-town hall with local health officials and Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, on Friday. 

State superintendent of education recommends closure of schools for remainder of the year - March 31, 2020

  • Due to the concerns over COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has recommended the closure of K-12 schools until the end of the school year.

Santa Clarita establishes eviction moratorium for residential, commercial tenants - March 31, 2020

  • The City Council voted Tuesday to establish an ordinance that protects residential and commercial tenants citywide from evictions through the end of May. 

Santa Clarita Transit driver dies after testing positive for COVID-19; two others test positive - March 31, 2020

  • City of Santa Clarita officials confirmed a Santa Clarita Transit driver has died after testing positive for coronavirus, and two others have also tested positive.

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Providing Relief to California Small Businesses - March 30, 2020

  • Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will provide tax, regulatory and licensing extensions for businesses. The executive order allows the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) to offer a 90-day extension for tax returns and tax payments for all businesses filing a return for less than $1 million in taxes.

Trump says social distancing guidelines will stay in place until April 30 - March 29, 2020

  • As the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. reaches 122,653 and deaths total 2,112, President Trump said federal guidelines urging social distancing will stay in place through April 30.

Henry Mayo confirms 16 positive cases, 3 hospitalized; at least 36 cases confirmed in SCV - March 28, 2020

  • L.A. County announced Saturday there are now at least 36 confirmed cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.

SCV Water contractor tests positive for COVID-19 - March 27, 2020

  • An SCV Water contractor who had entered 67 apartments on March 12 has been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive, according to water officials.

Coronavirus act expands paid leave, provides tax credits - March 26, 2020

  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, or House Resolution 6201, was recently signed into law by President Donald Trump and is set to take effect April 1.

170 tests administered at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital as of Wednesday; 95 so far returned - March 26, 2020

  • Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital officials said since the start of the recent coronavirus outbreak they’ve administered 170 COVID-19 tests as of Wednesday night, as county health officials release a tally of 22 confirmed cases across the Santa Clarita Valley.

Villanueva calls vote to remove him a ‘power grab’ by county supervisors - March 26, 2020

  • Sheriff Alex Villanueva held a news conference Thursday in response to a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announcement about a plan to vote on whether they should remove him as head of the county’s emergency response.

Santa Clarita participates in global effort to create personal protective equipment - March, 25, 2020

  • Santa Clarita Valley residents have joined in on the global effort to donate critical personal protective equipment to be used by medical workers battling the coronavirus — even going so far as to create their own masks.

Senate passes $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill - March 25, 2020

  • With a unanimous Senate vote late Wednesday, a $2-trillion stimulus package is now headed to the House, where they will discuss a spending bill.

Kaiser opens COVID-19 ‘drive-up’ clinics for its members - March 24, 2020

  • As part of its response plan to combat the novel coronavirus, Kaiser Permanente has opened “drive-up” testing sites for its members.

Sheriff’s Department: Beware of COVID-19 scams online - March 24, 2020

  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents to beware of online scams and hacking attempts related to the COVID-19 emergency.

COVID-19 briefing with LA County officials – March 23, 2020

  • COVID-19 briefing with LA County officials.

Los Angeles County Announces Two More Deaths from the Coronavirus - March 23, 2020

  • The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed two new deaths and 128 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Los Angeles County Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 update - March 23, 2020

  • The following report is a high level summary of the L.A. County Emergency Operation Center’s COVID-19 disaster response. Please share this information with your family, fellow residents, municipal, state & community partners.

Proclamation of Existence of a Local Health Emergency Regarding COVID-19 - March 23, 2020

  • Executive Order of the Chair of the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Following Proclamation of Existence of a Local Health Emergency Regarding COVID-19.

COVID-19_Los Angeles County Announces Stricter Restrictions - March 21, 2020

  • Due to the continued rapid spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the need to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, this Order prohibits all indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings and events.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is not allowing visitors in the hospital - March, 20, 2020

  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are not allowing visitors in the hospital, with the exceptions noted below:

    • No visitor allowed in the Emergency Department unless with minor child.

    • Only one spouse/coach at a time allowed in the Center for Women and Newborns.

    • Only one parent/visitor allowed at a time in the Kim and Steven Ullman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

    • Only one visitor allowed for short stay surgery.

    • Only one visitor allowed at a time for end of life and trauma cases,

COVID-19 briefing with LA County officials – March 20, 2020

  • COVID-19 briefing with LA County officials.

Los Angeles County Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 update – March 20, 2020

  • Los Angeles County Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 update - March 20, 2020The following report is a high level summary of the L.A. County Emergency Operation Center’s COVID-19 disaster response. Please share this information with your family, fellow residents, municipal, state & community partners.

Los Angeles County schools chief recommends extending school closures until May 5 to help contain COVID-19 - March 20, 2020

  • Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo today announced her recommendation to extend closure of all public schools until Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

Senator Scott Wilk Announces One Stop Coronavirus Information and Resource Website - March 19, 2020

  • The website includes health and safety information, statistics on the Coronavirus in California as well as links to the latest news on education and public location closures.

LA County officials announce Safer at Home order – March 19, 2020

  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, Department of Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, and Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek will announce additional public health orders in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Public Health Issues Order to Prohibit Group Events and Gatherings - March 16, 2020

  • Today the Los Angeles County Health Officer (Health Officer) issued an order to prohibit all indoor and outdoor, public and private events and gatherings within a confined space, where 50 or more members of the public.

Supervisor Barger Announces Further Closures, Updates and Precautions - March 16, 2020

  • To prevent further spread of COVID-19, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, announced additional precautions on Monday for all cities and unincorporated communities throughout Los Angeles County. All bars, clubs, theaters, entertainment centers, and fitness centers are ordered to be closed until further notice.




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