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- On March 14, 2020 the City of Long Beach announced temporary precautionary changes to City operations in order to reduce the risk of community spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). These changes were put into place to protect City employees and the public who use City services.
- Operational changes -- in effect Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice -- limit access to City Hall, and temporarily closes City libraries and public facilities across Long Beach.
- Street sweeping regular schedules and enforcement practices have resumed as of May 2020. The City temporarily suspended issuing street sweeping citations to give some relief to residents struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the City of Long Beach and its residents. While the situation is improving, residents continue to experience parking impacts. Therefore, the COVID-19 Parking Relief Program for residents with existing permits in parking-impacted neighborhoods will now run through at least June 30, 2021 in the locations listed below. At the end of the extension period, the City will reevaluate and provide users with advanced notice regarding expiration or further extensions.Additionally, the City of Long Beach is continuing increased courtesy parking time for on-street parking meters. All on-street parking meters allow for 15 minutes of free parking to accommodate curbside pick-up from local restaurants and businesses, while still keeping parking meters in effect to allow for turnover of spaces serving essential businesses. To claim the free 15 minutes of parking, residents can press the green button on the parking meter.
- Penalties and interest for late payments of parking citations will resume after June 30, 2021.
- Visit Parking Services for more information.
- Long Beach Airport remains open for business and has dedicated staff cleaning and disinfecting on an hourly basis in order to protect the health and safety of our passengers and employees.
- All passengers, employees, and visitors must wear facial coverings while on airport property.
- Airlines that serve Long Beach Airport have instituted more rigorous cleaning protocols after each flight to minimize the risk of COVID-19.
- California no longer has a travel advisory in effect. There is now no state recommendation to test and quarantine before and after travel.
- However, CDC travel requirements are still in effect:
- All air passengers to the U.S. are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery before they can board a flight to the United States.
- Masks are required on all forms of public transportation to and within the U.S. This includes planes, buses, trains, boats, and where you board them.
- Get tested if you feel sick, and avoid traveling if you have or may have COVID-19.
- Refer to CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel
EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS
View Long Beach Unified School District's Coronavirus Response for continuing updates on schooling options and related plans for the fall semester, home learning opportunities, and meal schedule (the district will continue to provide free meals for children at more than 30 locations).
The Long Beach Health Department's Early Childhood Education Program's Resource Guide was created to help families navigate these unusual circumstances. It includes information on digital learning platforms, advice on setting learning schedules, virtual field trips, food options and more.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Visit California State University Long Beach's plan for Reuniting the Beach for information about CSULB’s response to COVID-19.
View Long Beach City College's Coronavirus Response Plan with information for students, faculty, and staff.
The City is working closely with local hospitals to anticipate surge and support them as circumstances change. Visit Information for Health Providers and Those Serving At-risk Populations.
NEIGHBORING PUBLIC HEALTH JURISDICTIONS
The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services operates as a jurisdiction separate from Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH). The two agencies along with Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) and Pasadena Public Health Department coordinate a regional response with the State of California Department of Public Health.
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- View recent Press Briefings
- Follow #COVID19LongBeach @LongBeachCity Twitter Feed
- State Information: California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
- Federal Information: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Global Information: World Health Organization (WHO)