PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

3/9/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM030920
Subject:
City Provides Information Resources for COVID-19
Residents Encouraged to Review Online Safety and Wellness Information
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS (Media inquiries only)
JIC@longbeach.gov (Media inquiries only)
RESIDENTS: Please call 562.570.INFO




Long Beach - In an effort to provide community members with the most current information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), the City of Long Beach has been updating the COVID-19 webpage with facts and safety precautions to help prevent the transmission of the virus.

“The City of Long Beach has been working tirelessly to ensure that we stay ahead of the COVID-19 virus and provide the most current awareness and prevention information available,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

The City continues to encourage all residents to visit www.longbeach.gov/COVID19 for up-to-date facts on COVID-19, and to avoid misinformation. People can also follow updates, tips and notices on the City’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages @LongBeachCity and @LBHealthDept and by following hashtag #COVID19LongBeach.

The community should continue to take general health precautions that prevent the spread of viruses:

  • Wash hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

The Long Beach Health Department continues to urge individuals to disclose any recent travel to affected areas to their health care providers if they develop symptoms such as fever or respiratory symptoms, and providers are urged to ask patients about their travel history and report any suspected cases of COVID-19 to the Health Department immediately. Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should seek additional care by calling 9-1-1.

If individuals have additional questions, or do not have access to online resources, they should call the City’s COVID-19 Information Line at (562) 570-INFO (4636), between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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