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City of Lancaster Taking Precautionary Steps to
Monitor and Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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There are now 7 new confirmed cases in Lancaster for a total of 553 cases of COVID-19. As we receive updates on the status of these cases, we will provide them to you.

 Los Angeles County Cases

 New: 933

Total: 48,700

Los Angeles County Deaths

New: 53

Total: 2,195

 Lancaster Cases

New: 7

Total: 553*

 Lancaster Deaths

New: 1

Total: 11

 Antelope Valley Cases: 1,316

Antelope Valley Deaths: 37

 *LA County Department of Public Health reports that the California State Prison has had cumulative 49 cases amongst staff members and 127 cases amongst 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.


At this time, Mayor Parris is directing all Lancaster community members to wear a face covering while in public. Upon adoption, Lancaster will be the first city via ordinance to require individuals to wear a proper face covering, which shields their mouth and nose, while in public places. The City is not requiring a specific type of mask and certainly do 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.

Tuesday, March 17 during a virtual town hall meeting, Mayor R. Rex Parris announced a local State of Emergency. That evening the City Council held a council meeting to officially vote on declaring a local State of Emergency. The resolution passed 5-0. What does this mean for Lancaster businesses and citizens? For more details on all the resolutions and one ordinance that passed, please click here.

We encourage all residents to watch the town hall by clicking here

COVID-19 Update From Mayor R Rex Parris – March 20, 2020

City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris Issues Statement Regarding Coronavirus - March 12, 2020

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 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. 

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. Click here for online City services that are available.

Unfortunately, some City services and events will be canceled, postponed or held online to minimize health risks. View the list of canceled events below, and check back often for updates.

City of Lancaster Temporary Relief Resolutions and Ordinances

Places you CAN visit in Lancaster during the Safer at Home Order


Los Angeles County GIS Dashboards

Home quarantine guidance for close contacts to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Orientación sobre cuarentena en el hogar para contactos cercanos de personas con la Enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) 

Home Isolation Instructions for People with Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) Infection

Instrucciones de Aislamiento en el Hogar para Personas con la Enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)


Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Stay at Home Order

Updated guidance on the Executive Order related to Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

California Department of Public Health - Guidance Documents: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Residential evictions are halted until May 31, 2020, when it can be documented that inability to pay rent is sourced from decrease in wages or increase in medical expenses due to COVID-19.

Commercial foreclosures are requested to be halted when lack of ability to pay is related to COVID-19.  

The California Public Utilities Commission’s Executive Director today determined that energy, water, sewer, and communications companies under CPUC jurisdiction should halt customer disconnections for non-payment as a result of the State of Emergency called by Gov. Gavin Newsom due to COVID-19.

CDC Resources, Guidance and Statements

COVID-19 Email Updates

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In response to the World Health Organization’s characterization of COVID-19 as a pandemic, the Governor’s response re: social distancing, and to protect public health and slow the rate of transmission, the following City events/gatherings are being cancelled:


April 2020

  • Monday Bitez: Every Monday 5-9pm at Sgt. Steve Owen Park
  • Booster Club Casino Night: April 4 at Pioneer Event Center
  • The ABBA Show: April 4 at LPAC
  • California High-Speed Rail Authority Public Hearing: April 9 at Sgt. Steve Owen Park
  • The Cherry Orchard: April 10-19 at LPAC
  • Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza: April 11 at Sgt. Steve Owen Park
  • Poppy Festival: April 18 and 19 at Sgt. Steve Owen Park
  • Duff Goldman: April 24 at LPAC
  • Quarteto Nuevo: April 26 at LPAC

For more information regarding LPAC shows, click here

March 2020

  • Five-Year Consolidated Plan Community Meeting: March 18 at Jane Reynolds Park
  • Community Engagement Regarding Food Distribution: March 17 at Lancaster City Hall
  • Contemporary Dance 7: March 20 at LPAC
  • Antelope Valley Jazz Ensemeble: March 21 at LPAC
  • Los Angeles County Air Show: March 21 and 22 at William Fox Field Airport
  • Catapult:The Amazing Magic of Shadow Dancing – March 26 at LPAC
  • Beauty and the Beast Sing-a-long: March 28 at LPAC

For more information regarding LPAC shows, click here



Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center Cancelled and Rescheduled Events 

As the City continues to monitor and receive updates regarding the COVID-19, this page will be updated, accordingly.

For more information please call (661) 723-6000.

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