The City of South Gate is here to help you get through this unprecedented public health emergency. The City is working closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) to monitor the novel coronavirus. Novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV) is a new, viral disease that produces symptoms similar to the flu or pneumonia. As of July 6, 2020, DPH reported 1,954 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Gate. DPH is investigating the cases and will notify close contacts to assess and monitor them for signs and symptoms of illness. It is critically important that everyone adheres to all the social distancing measures and practice good public health hygiene, including washing hands as frequently as possible.
City Hall Reopening Guidelines
City Hall will re-open its doors to the public on Monday, June 15th, with temporary operating hours of Monday through Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., by appointment only, however residents will be able to pay their water bill during these hours without an appointment. The public will now be able to conduct business in person, but will be required to wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing while inside the building. Additionally, Community Safety Ambassadors will be conducting wellness checks for all guests entering City Hall. This will include non-invasive, infrared temperature checks and screening questions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Although City Hall will re-open, residents are encouraged to continue accessing City services by email and phone.
A City Hall Reopening Guide has been prepared as a resource guide for the community and visitors that includes the safety protocols implemented for the reopening of City Hall. To view click here: English / Spanish.
As a reminder, the following City facilities will continue to be closed until further notice:
-South Gate Park Facilities
South Gate parks will continue to be open for passive use, such as walking, jogging, and leisure time outdoors for individuals or families. The following park amenities will continue to be closed: playgrounds, basketball courts, swimming pool, fitness equipment, athletic fields and skate park.
The curve has flattened, however the COVID-19 pandemic is still in L.A. County. As L.A. County moves into its safe reopening phases, all residents, business owners and employees must continue to observe and practice all COVID-19 physical distancing requirements.
Please continue to do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19:
• Wear a face covering when in public
• Wash your hands frequently throughout the day
• Maintain a six foot social distance from others
• Stay home if you are feeling sick
For up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website here.
Roadmap to Recovery - Reopening Safely
The Los Angeles County of Public Health released its 5 stage Roadmap to Recovery that describes a phased approach to relaxing select directives of the Safer at Home Order and a reopening process for certain business sectors. Effective today, LA County is currently in stage two of the Safer at Home recovery stage. Stage two allows some retailers to offer curbside pickup. Car dealerships, golf courses and trails can also open with appropriate safeguards in place. Physical distancing and infection control protocols must be adhered to and cloth facing coverings must be worn. The next stages include the potential opening in phases of higher-risk businesses like movie theaters, schools, colleges and universities, followed by conventions and spectator events. Each sector will have safe reopening protocols that must be adhered to. For more information visit covid19.lacounty.gov/recovery.
Updated Health Officer Order
The Los Angeles County is moving toward new standards for safe reopening in alignment with the State of California guidelines.
Examples of activities now permitted in LA County, including South Gate:
- Faith-based organizations may resume services, with the number of congregants limited to less than 25% of the building’s capacity, or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is lower.
- All retail, including those located in indoor and outdoor retail shopping centers may now open for business at 50% capacity.
- Flea markets, swap meets and drive-in movie theaters may resume operations.
- Pools, hot tubs and saunas that are in a multi-unit residence or part of a homeowners association may now open.
The order emphasizes that physical distancing requirements, cloth face coverings and other safety protocols must be observed as the recovery progresses.
The updated order allows people to take part in all permitted activities while continuing to practice physical distancing and wearing a cloth face covering when in contact with others. Although these updates are being enacted, Los Angeles County residents are still encouraged to remain in their residences as much as practical and limit close contact with others outside their household both indoor and outdoor.
Gatherings of people not from the same household are still prohibited, except for faith-based services and in-person protests.
Additionally, people 65 years old or older and all people of any age with underlying health conditions should remain in their residences as much as possible. People in these categories should only leave their residences to seek medical care, exercise or obtain food or other necessities. Telework should continue as much as possible.
The County Public Health Department will continue to monitor COVID-19 data indicators closely and may, after consultation with the Board of Supervisors, adjust orders to reflect specific County needs.
For more information please click here.
Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Order (06.18.20)
- APPENDIX A: Social Distancing Protocol (05.13.20) (translations pending) English
- APPENDIX B: Retail Businesses Opening for In Person Shopping Protocol (05.26.20) English | Spanish
- APPENDIX C: Warehousing, Manufacturing, Logistics Protocol (05.13.20) (translation pending) English
- APPENDIX D: Office-Based Worksites Protocol (translations pending) English
- APPENDIX E: Shopping Center Operators Protocol English | Spanish
- APPENDIX F: Places of Worship Protocol English (translations pending)
- APPENDIX G: Vehicle Based Parades or Drive Thru Events Protocol (translation pending) English | Spanish
- APPENDIX H: Hair Salons and Barbershops Protocol English | Spanish
- APPENDIX I: Restaurants Protocol (05.26.20) English | Spanish
- APPENDIX J: Music, Television and Film Production Protocol (translations pending) English
- APPENDIX K: Day Camps Protocol (translations pending) English | Spanish
- APPENDIX L: Gym and Fitness Establishments (translations pending) English
- APPENDIX M: Museums, Galleries, Zoos and Aquariums (translations pending) English | Spanish
- APPENDIX N: Pro-sport Leagues, Facilities, Training Protocol (translations pending) English
- APPENDIX O: Campgrounds and RV Parks (translations pending) English | Spanish
- APPENDIX P: Hotels, Lodging and Short Term Rentals Protocol (translations pending) English | Spanish
- APPENDIX Q: Cardrooms Satellite Wagering Facilities and Racetracks Onsite Wagering Protocol (translations pending) English
- APPENDIX R: Personal Care Establishments Protocol (translations pending) English
- APPENDIX S: Bars Winery and Brewery Rooms Protocol (translations pending) English
Recovery Resource Guide
The City prepared a Recovery Resource Guide that provides a list of valuable resources available to the community in response to COVID-19, such as financial recovery assistance, small business grants, health and well being services and more. Click here to view.
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in South Gate
Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available at the AltaMed Medical Center located at 8627 Atlantic Avenue in South Gate.Testing is available for anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. At this time, testing is only available for those with symptoms. Same-day and next-day appointments are available, call 1-888-499-9303 or register online here.
LA County COVID-19 Testing
Free COVID-19 testing is available to all Los Angeles County residents. Visit the following link for more information about scheduling a test click here.
Senior Call Center - (323) 563-9525
The City of South Gate is here for seniors to answer your questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and connect you to available resources such as food pantries, mental health services and more. The Call Center at (323) 563-9525 operates Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mental Health Resources
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) supports the wellbeing of our County family, friends and colleagues. When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of infectious disease, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress—even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low or no risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal and may be more likely in people with loved ones in parts of the world affected by the outbreak. During an infectious disease outbreak, care for your own physical and mental health and reach out in kindness to those affected by the situation. For additional information, click here. LACDMH’s 24/7 Access Line at (800) 854-7771 is available to provide mental health support, resources and referrals.
Workforce Development Program
The City’s Workforce Development Program will be operated by HUB Cities and will assist job seekers in obtaining employment and strengthening their skill set. Job seekers will receive assistance with résumé and job application preparation as well as job search support. This program will also offer various workshops and training classes that teach interview techniques and provide career guidance. For more information, visit hubcities.com or call (323) 586-4707.
Homeless Prevention and Counseling Program
The City’s Homeless Prevention and Counseling program is operated by Helpline Youth Counseling and assists low-income South Gate residents at risk of experiencing homelessness with rental payments, security and utility deposits. For more information, call (562) 273-0722 or visit hycinc.org.
Report a non-essential business operating
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
File a complaint online
You may also call the City’s Community Development Department to report the violation at (323) 563-9549.
Report prohibited gatherings
South Gate Police Dispatch
Report price gouging
(800) 593-8222 or file an online complaint
COVID-19 Business Resources, click here
- In-Memoriam: COVID-19
- City Hall Closed until Further Notice
- Virtual Recreation Center - Stay Active and Connected
- Virtual Business Resource Center
- Notice of events and recreation class cancellations and Park facility closures_English
- Notificacion de cancelacion de eventos, clases de recreación y cierres_Spanish
- Suspension of Utility Service Disconnections
- Parking Enforcement Update
- Executive Order to Restrict Eviction of Commercial and Residential Tenants
- Proclamation Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency
- South Gate’s Water Quality Remains Unaffected by COVID-19
New Statewide Guidance
- Governor Newsom signs Executive Order that waives penalties for property taxes paid after April 10 for taxpayers who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Governor Newsom Announces Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Workers who Contract COVID-19 During Stay at Home Order
- Governor Newsom 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.
- Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Provide Expanded Access to Child Care for Essential Workers During COVID-19 Response
- Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Expand Telehealth Services
- Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Consumers from Price Gouging
- Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Protecting Homes, Small Businesses from Water Shutoffs
- Governor Newsom Launches Campaign to Protect Health and Well-Being of Older Californians During COVID-19 Pandemic
- Governor Newsom Announces California Health Corps, a Major Initiative to Expand Health Care Workforce to Fight COVID-19
- Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Providing Relief to CA Small Businesses
- Governor Newsom Announces Major Financial Relief Package: 90-Day Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis
- Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Allow Timely Delivery of Vital Goods During COVID-19 Outbreak
- California Releases New COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools
- Governor Newsom Places National Guard Personnel on Alert to Support COVID-19 Community Readiness
- Governor Newsom Signs Emergency Legislation to Fight COVID-19
- California Requests Federal Government Waiver to Cover Medi-Cal Recipients and Expand Tele-Health Options
Latest News of COVID-19
A limited number of businesses will allowed to re-open Friday, May 8th with appropriate safeguards in place. All businesses must apply distancing and infection control protocols. For additional information, click here.
Visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, click here
Suspension of Utility Service Disconnections
To help families with financial hardship due to COVID-19, the City’s Water Division, SoCalGas and Southern California Edison are not suspending service or disconnecting customers who are unable to pay their bill until further notice. For more information, contact the service provider below:
City Water Division: (323) 563-9586
Southern California Edison: 1-800-655-4555
Frequently Asked Questions
- LA County Department of Public Health FAQs - English
- LA County Department of Public Health FAQs - Spanish
- For the closest food pantry/bank to you, visit: Los Angeles Food Bank Pantry Locator
- Free Senior Lunch Program at the South Gate Senior Center (562) 806-5400
- Everytable is offering meals to everyone. Food distribution for seniors who need food brought to their homes. Food available for students, (323) 458 - 6487.
- Seniors who need food delivery, call Greater Emmanuel Temple at (424) 296-0400
- Food Pantry, Southeast Churches Service Center, 2780 East Gage Avenue, Huntington Park, CA. 90255, (323) 585-8254.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Infectious Disease Preparedness for Homeless Assistance Providers
- Los Angeles Unified Opens 60 Grab & Go Food Centers for students
- What you need to know about handwashing Video
- COVID-19 Symptoms -English / Spanish
- Stop the Spread of Germs- English / Spanish
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Update on Closures at LA County Parks (March 16, 2020)
- The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America
- LA County Library Closures and Updates
- Free access to Spectrum Wi-Fi for 60 Days for K-12 and college students.
- Free access to L’il Libros worksheets for kids.
- Free educational PBS daytime programming designated for each grade level.
- MIND Research Institute is offering no cost access to a free math instructional program for students in grades K-8. For more information, click here.
- Scholastic offers free, online learning experiences for kids of all ages. For more information, click here.
- The Los Angeles Tenants Union is providing support around evictions. Find your local union here.
- LA County Business and Worker Resource & Disaster Help Center
- Free Delivery Services for Older and Dependent Adults