The City of South Gate is working closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) to monitor the novel coronavirus. Novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV) is a new, viral disease that produces symptoms similar to the flu or pneumonia.  As of March  31, 2020, DPH reported 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Gate. DPH is investigating the case and will notify close contacts to assess and monitor them for signs and symptoms of illness. It is critically important that everyone adheres to all the social distancing measures and practice good public health hygiene, including washing hands as frequently as possible.

COVID-19 Senior Call Center - (323) 563-9525

The City of South Gate is here for seniors to answer your questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and connect you to available resources such as food pantries, mental health services and more. The Call Center at (323) 563-9525 operates daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

AltaMed Medical Group Evaluation Center

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough or shortness of breath, and believe you have been exposed to coronavirus, call your primary physician first since they know your medical history. If you don’t have one, you can call AltaMed at (888) 499-9303 for evaluation, especially if you have other health conditions. It is important to call ahead before coming into the AltaMed clinic, so that staff can prepare and avoid putting you and others at risk. If you develop severe symptoms such as severe shortness of breath that require immediate medical evaluation, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.

8627 Atlantic Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280 - Patients must call (888) 499-9303 before visiting any center.

Safer at Home Order

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering 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.

Report a non-essential business operating

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
(888) 700-9995
File a complaint online

You may also call the City’s Community Development Department to report the violation at (323) 563-9549.

Report prohibited gatherings of 10 people or more

South Gate Police Dispatch
(323) 563-5436

Report Price Gouging

(800) 593-8222 or file an online complaint 

Price Gouging Flyer - English and Spanish

City Updates Regarding COVID-19

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New Statewide Guidance

  • Governor Newsom Signs Emergency Legislation to Fight COVID-19
  • California Requests Federal Government Waiver to Cover Medi-Cal Recipients and Expand Tele-Health Options
  • March 16, 2020 - LA County Public Health issued an order to prohibit all indoor and outdoor, public and private events and gatherings within a confined space, where 50 or more members of the public are expected to attend at the same time, to require social distancing measures and temporary closure of certain businesses. This Order will remain in effect at least through March 31, 2020.The press release can be found here.
  • March 15, 2020 - Governor Newsom issued the following guidance/recommendations:
    • Home isolation for all seniors in state of California 65 and older and those with chronic conditions.
    • Closure of all bars, nightclubs, wineries, brewpubs in the state until further notice.
    • Reduction by one-half in the allowed current occupancy within restaurants and requirement for social distancing within these establishments.
    • No visitations for hospitals and congregate living facilities (assisted living, nursing homes, etc.) except for end of life visitations.
  • March 12, 2020 - Governor Gavin Newsom issued a new executive order further enhancing California’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • March 11, 2020 - Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California public health officials issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19. For more information, click here.

Latest News of COVID-19

Suspension of Utility Service Disconnections

To help families with financial hardship due to COVID-19, the City’s Water Division, SoCalGas and Southern California Edison are not suspending service or disconnecting customers who are unable to pay their bill until further notice. For more information, contact the service provider below:

City Water Division: (323) 563-9586

Southern California Edison: 1-800-655-4555

SoCalGas: 1-800-427-2200

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