The coronavirus outbreak in Claremont continues to increase, mirroring a statewide trend over the past few weeks as businesses reopen and people go back to work or return to in-person social activities. On Monday Los Angeles County Public Health reported that Claremont has 103 confirmed cases, which is more than double the 45 cases recorded on June 1. The institutional outbreak at Country Villa Claremont Healthcare Center has stabilized. Nnfortunately, one more person there has died, bringing the total to three, which is the same number of deaths reported for the city of Claremont.
The city of Claremont has awarded several grants, which were originally approved by the city council on May 12, to assist both residential tenants and small businesses affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic; however, there is much work left to be completed. Both programs had intense response from the community when the application process began at noon on May 18.
Following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the ensuing protests that swept the nation, residents have demanded the Claremont Police Department, as well as the Claremont City Council, make meaningful changes to reduce racial profiling and the use of force against people of color.
As part of the Foothill Boulevard Master Plan Improvement Project punch list items, city staff has identified a few areas that require some adjustment. This work is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 29 and is anticipated to be completed by the end of July 2020, according to the city manager’s report.
Golden State Water Company will begin the preliminary construction work along Arrow Highway as a part of a water main replacement project.
This project—along Arrow Highway from Mountain Avenue to Indian Hill Boulevard—will consist of the installation of a new 12-inch water main, fire hydrants and residential service laterals.
It almost looked like business as usual as customers ventured to the Farmer’s Market in Claremont. For the first time in months, the Village was buzzing with activity on a Sunday morning as customers discovered an array of fresh and healthy goodies along Harvard Avenue. Not all the booths were open, but more are expected as other growers rev up their business. Claremont follows all statewide social distancing guidelines and requires a mask to enter the market area. COURIER photo/Matt Weinberger
Claremont’s confirmed cases continue to rise even though the city’s only institutional outbreak seems to have leveled off.
A news release from Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday reported that Claremont now has 85 coronavirus cases, an increase of eight over the weekend and 13 in a single week.
As more social distancing restrictions eased to open more businesses on Friday, Claremont was busy setting up shop in a much different way. The good news is the Village was crowded, kind of like any busy Saturday. Yet it was also different, showing us that life has changed. Here is Matt Weinberger's latest video.
Eleven Claremont business owners have completed the application process to receive small business grants and the city is set to award a total of $76,435 on June 25 that covers the first month’s subsidy. The total amount requested is $152,869, divvyed up in grants from as little as $3,607 all the way up to the maximum of $20,000.
Los Angeles County officials continue to walk a thin line between restarting local economies and persisting in their efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus.
Claremont cases spiked again, rising to 77 as of Thursday evening, an increase of five cases in one day, a six percent increase. Claremont’s confirmed cases have been going up for several weeks and have increased 11 percent from last Thursday. The jump in local confirmed cases is tied to the continuing outbreak at the Country Villa Claremont Healthcare Center, which now has 22 residents and 12 staff testing positive for COVID-19.
On Thursday, June 25 the Drucker School Global Family Business Institute will host a virtual webinar on “Family Business: Trends, Surveys, and Current Realities” from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Join a conversation with FEUSA’s President/CEO Pat Soldano and the Drucker School’s Director of the Family Business Institute Kathleen Fariss. Check our link to more information.
Like everyone else across the country, the Claremont Community School of Music has been forced to rethink its game recently. Gone are the in-person classes, tutor sessions, concerts and fundraising events—replaced by the now familiar video conference class or FaceTime with a mentor. However, out of this era of being apart came some tantalizing creativity that manifested itself in the Claremont Community School of Music virtual orchestra. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont City Council unanimously approved the 2020-21 budget last Tuesday, which resulted in cuts to projected spending, particularly within the human services department, while also approving implementation of an increased salary survey for all employees for a cost of $570,500.
“We successfully found $1.9 million in cuts,” city manager Tara Schultz wrote in her staff report to council.