Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The City of South El Monte has declared a Local Emergency due to the Public Health threat caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Although there are still zero confirmed cases in South El Monte, the declaration is out of an abundance of caution to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our community members and employees. This action is in response to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s recent announcement of the first coronavirus death and the Governor’s recent declaration of a state of emergency. The City of South El Monte’s emergency declaration will enable City officials and staff to mobilize resources,formalize an emergency action and contingency plan, and obtain additional resources should an outbreak occur in the City.

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The City of South El Monte is following the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s latest recommendations to cancel and postpone community events and gatherings where large groups are expected

Consequently, the City of South El Monte is implementing the following precautionary measures:

• Cancellation and postponement of March & April community events including Baby Pageant, Census Walk, Little League Opening Ceremonies, and  T-Ball Opening Ceremonies. Effective March 16, 2020, the Bike Ride for April and Easter Breakfast have been cancelled. 

• Temporary closure of the South El Monte Senior Center until further notice. For our regular Elderly Nutrition Program participants, a meal pick-up station will be set up outside of the Senior Center. Beginning March 16, 2020, seniors will be able to receive five frozen meals a week. City personnel will deliver meals to senior residents who are homebound or unable to pick up their meals in person. For more information, call the Senior Center at (626) 448-0131, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

• The South El Monte Community Center will be temporarily closed to the general public until further notice. (Effective March 13,2020)

    • Street Sweeping Parking Enforcement Suspended (Now through April 30, 2020) -In order to decrease the burden to families during the COVID-19 related school closures, the City of South El Monte is not enforcing street sweeping  parking violations, effective now through April 30, 2020.   

We apologize for any inconvenience these measures may have caused, however the well-being of our community and staff is the City’s highest priority. Please visit our Facebook page for updates as well.


    • March 25, 2020 - Public Health Statement Regarding COVID-19 AND Patient Privacy  

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