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.
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.
- View the City of Lancaster's Temporary Relief Resolutions and Ordinances
- This is a list of places you CAN visit in Lancaster during the Safer at Home Order
- Report Commercial Businesses you feel are violating City, County or State orders
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.
- Cases: 1,273
- 114 new cases since the last update
- Deaths: 20
- 1 new deaths since the last update
- Cases: 2,917
- Deaths: 52
- Cases: 114,993
- 7,326 new cases since the last update
- Deaths: 3,487
- 33 new death since the last update
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.
This is a short list of links to L.A. County's COVID-19 actions, orders and resources.
- Los Angeles County GIS Dashboards
- Los Angeles County "Safe At Home" Order
- Home quarantine guidance for close contacts to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Home Isolation Instructions for People with Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) Infection
This is a short list of links to the State's COVID-19 actions, orders and resources.
- 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 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