City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Protocols for Youth Sports
The revised Health Order requires that effective September 25, 2021, youth recreational sports operate in accordance with the Protocol for Youth Recreational Sports to enhance safety for participants, coaches and communities and lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission with their teams. The protocol requires masking indoors and routine screening testing, presuming adequate COVID-19 diagnostic testing capacity and supplies, and offers best practices for youth sports leagues (including school sports teams) based in the City of Long Beach.
It is also strongly recommended that all student athletes ages 12 and older, coaches and team staff are fully vaccinated. Vaccination is the primary strategy to reduce the burden of COVID-19 and protect all members of the community.
Quarantine and Isolation Orders
The revised Health Order also implements updates to the blanket Quarantine and Isolation orders in alignment with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), including the following updates to the duration of quarantine for unvaccinated individuals:
It is important for people to get their COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and others. Data show that people who are vaccinated are much better protected against infection and severe disease. Vaccine clinics take place six days per week across Long Beach and mobile vaccine vans can visit those who are unable to travel to a City vaccine site. The vaccine clinic schedule is posted in English, Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog at longbeach.gov/vaxlb. People also may call 562.570.4636 or email Covid19Vaccine@longbeach.gov for assistance. All vaccines are administered free of charge and have been provided directly by the federal government. No identification is needed to make an appointment or to be seen without an appointment.
Residents with questions regarding the new protocols may call the City's Information Line at 562.570.INFO (4636) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Read all revisions to the Health order here.
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 It is effective on 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021, until it is extended, rescinded or amended in writing by the Health Officer.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. People may also visit longbeach.gov/COVID19data for up to date information regarding cases and vaccines in Long Beach.