Signal Hill cancels non-essential events, Spring Fest and library programs, to prevent COVID-19 spread

Residents can visit http://www.cityofsignalhill.org/coronavirus for the latest information and guidelines on how to stay healthy.

2014 file photo of Signal Hill City Hall

Sean Belk

2014 file photo of Signal Hill City Hall

Following direction from the L.A. County Department of Public Health and the California Department of Public Health, the City of Signal Hill announced it is canceling “non-essential” programs and events scheduled to occur within the next 60 days.

“The City of Signal Hill is diligently monitoring the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19,” City officials stated in its community newsletter. “The City is under the jurisdiction of the L.A. County Department of Public Health, and we are committed to following all directives and guidance from County, State, and Federal health officials.”

The canceled events include:

• All Library programming, including Story Time, After School Club, First Friday Book Club, Library Teen Drop-In; and all other Library special events

• Active Adult Excursions

• Senior Folding Group and Social Club

• Youth Sports

• Spring Fest

• The Ellen Ward Community Yard Sale

• Facility rentals of more than 50 people

The mayor’s reception, originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, will also be rescheduled for a later date.

“These actions are being implemented not to cause concern, but to mitigate potential rapid transmission of COVID-19 in and around our community,” the City stated.

Health experts believe these measures protect at-risk individuals from becoming seriously ill and help to avoid an overload of the healthcare system.

Officials urged residents to stay home if they are not feeling well, to wash one’s hands regularly, avoid close contact with those who are ill and to practice good health hygiene.

We encourage you to use trusted sources for information on COVID-19.

Residents can visit the City’s COVID-19 webpage for the latest information and guidelines on how to stay healthy.

Folks can also dial 211 for information directly from the L.A. County Public Health Department.