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New Rules Will Save Lives

Release Date: 2020-11-19

Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Newsom just announced a new limited Stay at Home Order that will take effect this Saturday night at 10 p.m. The new order will impact most California cities and is consistent with what we are already doing here in Long Beach. It will require that statewide, all non-essential work and gatherings end by 10 p.m. and resume no earlier than 5 a.m.

This action by the Governor and the state will save lives and provide relief to our hospitals and our healthcare system.

Our thanks continue to go out to our heroic healthcare workers who are working around the clock to keep each of us safe. The decision to close non-essential businesses after 10 p.m. and ask folks to stay home more often than they’d like is not an easy one, but it is based on data and science—and for the greater good.

If you want more details about our local Long Beach health orders you can click here.

Ultimately, everyone is still safer when they follow the advice of our health professionals. Don’t gather this Thanksgiving and let’s slow the spread. Please do what we know is best for the sake of our community, families and friends.

Thank you and stay healthy,

Mayor Robert Garcia