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Thanking our Essential Healthcare Workers

Release Date: 2021-06-09

As we look ahead to California reopening on Tuesday, I want to take a moment to extend our appreciation to our healthcare providers for their tireless efforts and dedication to our community. This morning I was joined by Dr. Anissa Davis, our City Health Officer, and some of the CEOs of our local hospitals to provide an update on COVID-19 and vaccinations in Long Beach. 

More than 250,000 Long Beach residents have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine — including more than 16,000 residents who have gotten the vaccine at one of our mobile clinics. Community clinics like those at Admiral Kidd, MacArthur and Houghton Parks are key to our vaccine success and have decreased barriers and increased access for residents.

Because of this, and the amazing work of our Health Department team, 66% of Long Beach residents 16 and older have now been vaccinated. These vaccines are saving lives, and our case rate in the City of Long Beach is now less than one in every 100,000 people.

Reaching each of these milestones is a testament to the bravery, perseverance, and commitment to service of healthcare providers across our city. Throughout the pandemic they have been on the front lines — providing care, saving lives, and being there in the last moments for some COVID patients when their families couldn’t be at their side.

These are all truly amazing people and heroes of our community. We’re tremendously grateful for their service.

Thank you,

Mayor Robert Garcia