City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA - The City announced that, per the current “Safer at Home” Health Order, more personal care establishments will be permitted to reopen today, Friday, June 26, with physical distancing and sanitization requirements in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Tattoo parlors, cosmetology services and body art professionals are among those that will now be able to reopen.
Personal care establishments may reopen with restrictions and with proper safety protocols in place, such as a minimum six feet of distance between service stations, frequent sanitization of high-touch surfaces and limited patron capacity. Facial coverings for both employees and patrons are required, and face shields are to be worn by workers when providing a service that requires the removal of a client’s face covering to provide the personal service. Applicable safety protocols are further outlined in the City’s latest Health Order.
The City is distributing free face shields to Long Beach-based personal care businesses, along with bars and restaurants, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, June 26, and Wednesday, July 1, in the parking lot of Long Beach Fire Department headquarters (3205 Lakewood Blvd.). Face shields will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies are no longer available, with a limit of 20 per establishment. The City began distributing free face shields to Long Beach-based businesses in May, and has given away nearly 6,500 shields to date.
Movie theaters and family entertainment centers, such as bowling alleys, miniature golf and arcades remain closed in Long Beach.
This action was put in place by the City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, and in accordance with the Emergency Powers granted to the City Manager through the Proclamation of Local Emergency. It was effective immediately on June 12, 2020, and will continue until it is extended, rescinded or amended in writing by the Health Officer.
For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep our residents safe, visit:longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.