Coronavirus Information

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Everything You Need to Know About How
the City of Lancaster Is Responding to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

The City will continue to update this page as we receive COVID-19 (coronavirus) news and guidance from Federal, State and County governing bodies. For more information and specific resources, please visit our Coronavirus Resources webpage or call the City at (661) 723-6000.

For an up-to-date list of businesses that are open in the City of Lancaster, please click/tap on the image to the left. That will take you to a website called Bludot with a list of open businesses and an interactive map.

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City Updates

We are here for you! Although many City facilities have closed due to the "Stay at Home" order by the State and County, Lancaster City Hall is open with appropriate measures to protect the health of the community. We are planning for several contingency scenarios and taking decisive, informed action to limit the spread of COVID-19 while also ensuring the continuity of our services and programs as much as possible.

We encourage our residents to take advantage of our services offered online. However if you do need to come into City Hall, please enter through the south entrance near the Council Chambers. View available online City services here.

Unfortunately, some City services and events will be canceled, postponed or held online to minimize health risks. Please visit the Special Events webpage for any updates.

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COVID-19 Cases Update as of July 29, 2020

Click/tap the section titles below to see the information for each area. You can also go to the L.A. County Department of Public Health's dashboard for their official counts.

*L.A. County Department of Public Health reports that the California State Prison has had cases amongst staff members and inmates. Some or all of these cases may be included in Lancaster's case count depending on what city the individual listed as their residency on their lab slip.

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At this time, Mayor Parris is directing all Lancaster community members to wear a face covering while in public. The City is not requiring a specific type of mask and certainly does not want to take away from medical professionals who will need medical-grade masks. We are simply requiring that your nose and mouth be covered; whether it’s with a homemade mask, a bandana, or a piece of fabric that acts as a physical barrier between your mouth and nose and the immediate environment around you. The proposed ordinance was approved April 3, 2020.

May 2020

  • May 26
    1. The City Council adopted a resolution to confirm the continued existence of a local public health emergency in the City of Lancaster resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. They also re-adopted some regulatory and procedural measures including the extension of deadlines for non-critical City functions such as collections for code enforcement administrative citations and parking citations. This measure also introduced the Stand Strong & Stay Action Program that allows businesses or individuals to conduct fitness or exercise classes at a City of Lancaster park, with mandated social distancing measures, to encourage residents to stay healthy and provide support to local businesses. 
    2. The Council also approved the Stand Strong Reopening Assistance Program, which was designed to help businesses fund reopening expenses such as providing personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer and CDC-approved cleaning products to employees.
    3. Finally, the Council approved the Grocery Workers Appreciation Program, which will provide grocery workers who have served during the pandemic a bill credit of up to $50 on their Lancaster Choice Energy bill.
  • May 12 - The City Council adopted a resolution adding exceptions to the County’s proposed extension of the stay-at-home order and directed City staff to create a plan to address reopening the City with strict monitoring standards for reinstating the stay-at-home order if identifiable benchmarks are met.

April 2020

March 2020