Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from the City of Lancaster Mayor Parris

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from the City of Lancaster Mayor Parris

March 23, 2020




Our Deputy Mayors have now confirmed six cases of COVID-19 in the Antelope Valley. Three of these cases will soon be discharged from the hospital. The unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 requires us to consider different ways to continue providing services. This is a time of anxiety and uncertainty, and we seek to help ease concerns by remaining available to the community.



Although many City facilities have closed due to the “Safer at Home” order by the State and County, Lancaster City Hall is open with appropriate measures being taken to protect the health of the community including social distancing, modified access and frequent cleaning and disinfecting according to the CDC’s guidelines. However, we encourage our residents to take advantage of our services offered online. For more information visit



Below is a link to the updated information from the state regarding “Safer at Home”. It includes a new “Frequently Asked Questions” section and expansion and clarification of essential businesses that can remain open.



The City of Lancaster will be providing child care to essential employees working at Antelope Valley Hospital. The hospital administration will define who are essential employees. All others should be home.



The City of Lancaster's Emergency Operations Center will continue to work at keeping the hard working families of Lancaster informed and prepared.





Social distancing has provided us an opportunity to connect in other ways. We want to see how you are spending time with your families! Enter our contest to win a gift certificate to a local restaurant by showing us how you are spending time with your family and having fun while staying healthy. Submissions must be posted by 2:00 p.m. on March 23. Winner will be chosen at random. Have Fun!




Contest Rules:

1. Tag City of Lancaster, CA – Government

2. Use #COVID19AV

3. Submit by 2:00 p.m. on March 23



Be Well, Stay Informed, Stand Strong,


Mayor R. Rex Parris

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