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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 with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we receive news and guidance from Federal, State and County governing bodies. For more information, please visit our Coronavirus Resources webpage or call the City at (661) 723-6000.

Coronavirus Resources
COVID- 19 FAQ
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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 7, 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 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.

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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 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.

March 2020

  • March 12 - City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris Issues Statement Regarding Coronavirus
  • 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 visit the Local Emergency webpage.
  • March 20 - COVID-19 Update From Mayor R Rex Parris