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As a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to comply with the Centers for Disease Control and State of Californa's guidance on social distancing, effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 the Health Department will be moving most on site services to telephone and email contact.  Details regarding these changes to our services can be found here.

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It is OUR MISSION to improve the quality of life by promoting a safe and healthy community in which to LIVE, WORK, LEARN and PLAY.

Welcome to the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.  

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has been improving the health of the Long Beach community for over a century.  We strive to create a safe and healthy community for all to live, work, and play.  Long Beach is one of only three city-run health departments in California, allowing for better engagement with its people, neighborhoods, businesses and community partners, and a greater understanding of the city's strengths and needs.  With 300 employees located in nine sites throughout the city, the Health Department operates with a $117 million annual budget, 99% of which comes from Federal, State, County and private funds.  This local focus allows the Health Department to coordinate resources from all sources to best meet the needs of our city.  We look forward to working with you on our journey towards a healthier Long Beach. 


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The City of Long Beach is taking new measures to protect people experiencing homelessness, and those who provide services to them, from the ongoing spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus disease.
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.
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Preliminary test results indicate that two men and one woman have tested positive for COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus disease 2019. Cases are considered presumptive until Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the results.
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Long Beach, CA - In an amendment to the City of Long Beach’s Safer at Home Order, the City will reopen all public beaches in Long Beach for active recreational activities beginning Wednesday, May 13, and continuing until further notice. 
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Long Beach, CA - As part of its ongoing safety precautions, Long Beach Airport (LGB) requires all passengers, employees and visitors to wear a facial covering while on airport property. 
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Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach announced guidelines for the use of beach bike and pedestrian paths, tennis centers and tennis courts in parks that are reopening Monday, May 11.
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