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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 112020-2
City of Long Beach Issues Safer-At-Home Order with State-Mandated Curfew
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
Long Beach, Calif. – To further protect against the spread of COVID-19, in the midst of a dramatic rise in cases, the Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order that prohibits non-essential businesses and personal gatherings between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The changes are effective at 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. These changes are in alignment with the State and County of Los Angeles Orders. The Long Beach Safer-at-Home Order prohibits non-essential activities between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., including gatherings with other households, eating at restaurants, non-essential retail and other activities. Except as otherwise authorized in the Health Order, this curfew will affect all sectors, businesses and activities that are not designated an Essential Business, Essential Infrastructure or a Healthcare Operation. This includes: Lower-Risk Businesses (such as non-essential retail, limited services and activities, drive-in operations) and Higher-Risk Businesses (such as restaurants; gyms and fitness facilities; museums galleries and aquariums; personal services; nail salons; hair salons and barbershops; family entertainment centers). This Health Order does not prevent people from leaving their home, lodging or temporary accommodation between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. to engage in critical activities, such as going to work, grocery shopping or walking a dog, as long as they do not engage in any interaction with (or otherwise gather with) any number of persons from any other household. The State Health Officer’s Limited Stay at Home Order was put into place to take immediate action to limit the spread of COVID-19, protect people who are at higher risk of severe illness or death from the virus and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. COVID-19 cases, which now number 14,999, are rising rapidly in Long Beach. Fifty-two residents are hospitalized, and the City is seeing 18.4 new cases per 100,000 residents, up from 6.5 new cases per 100,000 residents at this time last month; 270 people have died from the virus. Businesses with questions regarding the Limited Stay at Home Order may call the City of Long Beach’s business information line between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays at 562.570.4BIZ. Residents with questions may call the City’s information line at 562.570.INFO between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., weekdays. 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 is effective from 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 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.