PASADENA, Calif. - City officials in Pasadena added new restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to climb across Southern California. However, outdoor dining is still permitted in the city.
In compliance with the new guidelines in Pasadena, seating for each table cannot exceed six people and each table must encompass members from the same household.
The updated health order also prohibits all public and private gatherings with people outside your household which was previously limited to no more than 15 people or three households.
Last week, Los Angeles County health officials ordered a temporary ban on all in-person dining starting the day before Thanksgiving. The order has garnered a strong reaction from locals, especially after the health department was unable to provide data that supports outdoor dining attributes to the spread of COVID-19.
Pasadena restaurants are allowed to offer outdoor dining as the city has its own health department.
Now, officials in other cities across Southland are considering having their own health department due to tightened restrictions.
The Pasadena Public Health Department reported the weekly COVID-19 case average has quadrupled over the last four weeks.
FOX 11's Kelli Johnson and Mario Ramirez contributed to this report.