COVID-19 Response

To Our Gateway Cities COG Members, Partners, and Stakeholders:

In light of the growing cases of COVID-19, and in accordance with public health orders and guidance, the Gateway Cities COG will be shifting to a work-from-home policy beginning this week. We anticipate the last day any staff will be in the office will be Thursday, March 19th.

We will continue to work on all COG programs and projects; we just won’t physically be in the office. During this time, you can reach us by phone at 562-292-6327. Joel Arevalos, our Office Assistant, will answer calls to this number and ensure you can reach the staff you need. If you forget or misplace that number, it will be on our revised outgoing message at our main number (below), and posted on our website, E-mail communications will continue without any change.

We will not be holding in-person meetings until government directives indicate it is safe to gather in groups. For all COG meetings:

  • If the meeting can be canceled, it will be canceled via the usual e-mail route.
  • If the meeting cannot be canceled, it will be held using the COG’s conference phone line, with agenda/attachments sent via e-mail. This phone number will be provided whenever needed.
  • If the meeting requires a visual element, such as a presentation, it will be scheduled via the COG’s Zoom account. Connection instructions will be provided whenever needed.

Joel Arevalos and Sandra Mora will continue to collaborate on meeting scheduling and cancellations as they do now.

For our COG Board meetings, we are looking into options for how they may still be held in compliance with all legal requirements. We will update you as soon as possible on the status of our April 1 meeting and any subsequent meetings. We will continue to monitor the constantly changing situation in order to maintain best practices for everyone’s health and safety.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me any time via e-mail or on my cell phone, 562-305-0970. Please stay healthy!


Nancy Pfeffer
Executive Director
Gateway Cities Council of Governments
16401 Paramount Blvd., Paramount, CA 90723