Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Orders
The City of Long Beach has issued health orders as a means of controlling the spread of COVID-19. The orders are in alignment with other public health agencies in the region, including LA County Public Health and the City of Los Angeles, as well as the State of California.
Beyond the Blueprint Long Beach Health Order
Isolation and Quarantine Public Health Orders
- 3/10/21 - Public Health Emergency Quarantine Order (Spanish) (Khmer) (Tagalog)
- 7/27/20 - Public Health Isolation Order (Spanish) (Khmer) (Tagalog)
Order to Self-Quarantine
- Quarantine is used by public health professionals to separate potentially exposed individuals from the public, in the case that they become symptomatic and contagious to others. Quarantined people are asked to limit their contact with others and may be excluded from work or school. Should they begin exhibiting symptoms, they may be required to isolate.
- Anyone who has had close contact with someone who has or is likely to have COVID-19 while the person was infectious (during the time when they had symptoms or 48 hours before the person's symptoms began) is required to self-quarantine in a residence for a minimum of 10 days, and monitor closely for symptoms for 14 days after last exposure to the infectious person. Quarantined people should isolate themselves immediately if they begin experiencing symptoms.
- Close Contact to someone who has or is likely to have COVID-19 is defined as a person who meets any of the following conditions:
- Lives with or frequents the household where someone with or likely to have COVID-19 resides
- Is an intimate partner of someone with or likely to have COVID-19
- Is a caregiver for someone with or likely to have COVID-19
- Has had any contact with someone with or likely to have COVID-19 while they were symptomatic, including anyone who:
- Was within 6 feet of someone with or likely to have COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes OR
- Had unprotected direct contact to secretions or excretions (sneeze or cough) of someone with or likely to have COVID-19
- Everyone who meets the above conditions must adhere to the requirements outlined in the Home Quarantine Guidance for Close Contacts to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Spanish) (Khmer) (Tagalog).
Order to Self-Isolate
- Isolation means separating a person that is sick in order to prevent them from spreading the virus to others. People may be asked to self-isolate at home while they are being tested, while they recover, or they may be isolated in a healthcare setting if they need medical support to recover.
- Anyone with or likely to have COVID-19 is required to self-isolate for at least ten (10) days after symptoms first appeared, and at least 1 day (24 hours) after fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medications, and other symptoms have improved. If you never had symptoms, then you must self isolate for 10 days from the date of your positive test.
- Anyone required to isolate may not leave their place of isolation or enter any other public or private place, except to receive necessary medical care. Furthermore, anyone in self-isolation is required to notify any close contacts of their potential exposure so they may self-quarantine.
- For the purpose of the Isolation Order, someone with or likely to have COVID-19 is defined as a person who has:
- A positive lab test for COVID-19;
- Signs and symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 within 14 days of being in close contact with a person who had or was believed to have had COVID-19; OR
- Been informed by a physician that they are likely to have COVID-19
- Any person who meets the above conditions must adhere to the requirements outlined in the Home Isolation Instructions for People with Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) Infection (Spanish) (Khmer) (Tagalog).