The City of Duarte continues to asses the evolving COVID-19 situation, make decisions based on state and county guidelines to keep the public safe, and will continually disseminate needed information to our residents via both the website and social media platforms. At this time, Duarte has 111 confirmed case of COVID-19 and three of the City's Senior Care facilities have reported 92 cases and 15 deaths.
On March 12, the City of Duarte activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to support State and County actions to preserve public health. Please see the Statement from Duarte Mayor Kang regarding COVID-19 released on March 12, 2020.
On March 17, the City Manager declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and the Duarte City Council ratified that action on March 24. A proclamation of a local emergency allows the City to:
Maintaining the health and safety of our residents is our first priority. The City is monitoring the situation and taking actions based on direction from the Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order and the California Department of Health. In response to these concerns, City of Duarte leaders are implementing temporary preventative measures in City operations.The changes to operations will be in place until further notice. Please note that additional changes continue to occur as the situation evolves.
City Hall will be open by appointment only. The building will not be open to the general public starting March 17. Please call (626) 357-7931 to make an appointment if you need permits, inspections, business licenses or similar service.
Reloading a TAP card at City Hall will require an appointment. TAP cards can also be reloaded at the Duarte/City of Hope Metro Gold Line Station or online.
No dog license(s) will be sold at the Duarte Public Safety Office or City Hall until further notice. Please review required documents and payment method: Dog License Special Notice
City Hall employees will still be available to answer resident questions via phone and email during regular business hours. Regular hours are Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Pools at the Fitness Center will be closed until further notice.
New reservations of facilities/gazebos (Royal Oaks Park Building, Teen Center and Community Center) have been suspended until further notice.
The City’s Emergency Operations Center has been activated at the lowest level.
Public Safety office will maintain regularly scheduled hours until further notice. Regular hours are Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Friday & Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In the case of an emergency, always dial 9-1-1.
Mobilize local resources
Coordinate interagency response
Accelerate procurement of vital supplies
Use mutual aid
Seek reimbursement from State and Federal governments
Make or issue rules and regulations reasonably related to the protection of life and property
Require emergency services of any city employee
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) will have enhanced patrol during this time, particularly in unincorporated parts of the County and contract cities, such as Duarte. In addition to providing general safety, the intent of increased patrol is to mitigate burglarization of business while they are closed and to do welfare checks on homebound and limited mobility seniors.
Report the following incidents online:
Lost or stolen cell phones valued $950 or less
Lost or stolen property valued $950 or less
Vandalism, excluding graffiti, where damage is valued under $400
Theft from an unlocked vehicle valued $950 or less
Theft from an open or unsecured area valued $950 or less
Supplemental Loss Form (Must already have a LASD report number)
Effective Friday, March 20, we will stop enforcing street sweeping restrictions until further notice. No 3-6AM parking. R.V. parking restrictions will still be enforced, as will all other safety violations of the California Vehicle Code and Municipal Code.
The Planning Commission will still meet on Monday, ; all other City Commission meetings until further notice are cancelled.
In accordance with Executive Order N-25-20 and guidance from the California Department of Public Health on gatherings, the City Council meeting on March 24 at 7:00 p.m. will be held via teleconferencing. Although public access to the meeting in-person will not be allowed, the public may wish to watch or listen to the meeting from home. To access the meeting, click here. The meeting will livestream on the website.
Public comment will be accepted by email to email@example.com before or during the meeting, prior to the close of public comment on an item, to be read into the record. Public comments will still be subject to the standard 3-minute time limit. City Council will also receive a copy of public comments.
Visit the City website for the latest status of City services. Updates will be shared regularly through the City's social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - and by calling City Hall at (626) 357-7931.