Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center has established a safe process to donate supplies such as personal protective equipment and disinfectant products, hospital administrators said in a press release.
Claremont has its first case of coronavirus, the Los Angeles County Public Health Department said in its latest press briefing Tuesday afternoon. Public health said three new deaths and 128 new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were identified since yesterday.
Senior ranger Jamie Torres monitors hikers on Thompson Creek Trail on Sunday in Claremont. With the closure of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, people flocked to other city parks, which increased concerns over social distancing. On Monday the city closed several parking lots at popular parks in an attempt to reduce crowding. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health have updated the Safer at Home order. The order directs all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.
The updated order provides clarification on non-essential businesses and essential businesses.
All video was taken on Saturday, March 21, 2020. As residents look for new ways to deal with social distancing, many headed for the mountains for fresh air and open spaces. With the Claremont Wilderness Park officially closed, the unblocked Evey Canyon entrance clogged the road with parked cars. The road was clear to the Mt. Baldy ski lifts, but the lifts were closed, so throwing snow balls is really your only option. But there's no question Mother Nature can still deliver incredible beauty in the middle of a worldwide crisis. COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
Noah Flores, maintenance assistant with the City of Claremont strings caution tape around the playground at Memorial Park on Friday. The city was busy at work closing certain public spaces to conform with Governor Gavin Newsom’s order for all California residents to stay at home to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
On the first full day of Los Angeles County’s “Safer at Home” order, and a similar directive coming from Sacramento, life seemed to be going on as usual in Claremont.
In the Village some streets were more crowded than others, and there was noticeably more available parking, but it was far from the lockdown that many had feared. At least for now.
All video was taken on Friday, March 20. During a conversation with the COURIER staff we all agreed that Claremonters are really doing their part adjusting to stay home, social distancing orders by the state of California. Even waiting in line at the store, residents were vigilant. When driving around the city there was a dramatic difference in the number of cars and people on the streets. Especially the freeways. Check out this video from March 20. Please be careful out there. COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
A group of Pomona College students was resisting efforts by administration to clear the campus this week, due to fears that heading home may, in some instances, be more dangerous than staying.
Pomona First-Generation Low-Income Scholars set up a GoFundMe page March 14 that had accumulated $87,411 in donations as of 11 a.m. Thursday.
The scene at Claremont’s Trader Joes just last weekend was surreal as would-be shoppers picked through the scant items left on an endless sea of empty shelves while Don Henley’s “The End of the Innocence” played on the sound system. It was the start to a very long and confusing week in Claremont. Every day the big news outlets announced another unbelievable development as the coronavirus—and the disease it causes: COVID-19—slowly brought the nation to a halt. Here in Claremont, people seemed to be adjusting to the rapidly changing situation which now means staying at home.
Local restaurants have closed dining rooms in the wake of COVID-19, the coronavirus, but a number of establishments are offering pick up orders and a few have even launched delivery service to Claremonters.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the state of California both released new guidelines for businesses as a result of coronavirus, including closure of some non-essential businesses like bars and movie theaters.
Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Monday authorizing local governments to pass legislation that would halt evictions for renters and homeowners and slow foreclosures, and to protect residents affected by COVID-19 against utility shutoffs.
My goal with this video is to give viewers a sense of life in Claremont, all photographed on Wednesday, March 18. Now that more businesses of closed, restaurants like Walter's remain open for takeout, just don't expect a sit down meal. Walk the streets and there is some activity. Just don't expect it to look like the Claremont Village you know. As Claremont almost grinds to a halt, it's good to see so many residents taking social distancing seriously...even outdoors at parks around the city. Be aware the COURIER is publishing a print edition every Friday, with more local information. Please be careful out there. —PW
With new state restrictions regarding operating during the coronavirus pandemic, Claremont business owners and employees are scrambling to figure out how to make ends meet. The state of California has programs in place to help the business community ride out the challenges.