PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

2/10/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 021021
Subject:
City of Long Beach 2021 Presidents Day Holiday Schedule
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
jic@longbeach.gov





Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach will adhere to an amended schedule for the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 15. The City reminds residents and visitors to comply with the current Safer at Home Order during the holiday weekend to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

While outdoor in-person dining at restaurants and other services and industries have recently reopened, staying at home whenever practicable remains a critical component to slowing the spread of COVID-19. People should maintain at least a six-foot distance from others not in the same household; wear a face covering whenever they are in public; wash hands frequently and sanitize high-touch surfaces. Permissible social gatherings must take place outside and are limited to no more than 15 people from no more than three households.

The City facilities and services listed below will adhere to the following schedule. 

Open on Monday, Feb. 15 during regular business hours:

  • City-run COVID-19 test sites and the Rapid Assessment Clinic (Jordan Plus High School site open regular hours; all other sites open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Fire Stations and Lifeguard Stations
  • All City parks and trails
  • Long Beach Airport
  • El Dorado Regional Park (El Dorado Nature Center is closed)
  • Marina offices (Alamitos Bay Marina, Shoreline Marina)*
  • Main Police Station Front Desk
  • Refuse and Recycling Collection
  • Gas Services Dispatch (562.570.2140) open 24/7 for emergency calls
  • Water/Sewer Dispatch (562.570.2390) open 24/7 for emergency calls 

Closed on Monday, Feb. 15:

  • Joint Information Center (562.570.NEWS), Community Hotline (562.570.INFO), Resource Hotline (562.570.INFO, option 5), Business Hotline (562.570.4BIZ)
  • Animal Care Services and spcaLA*
  • Billie Jean King Main Library, all branch libraries, including pickup services and Library offices (digital resources available 24/7)
  • WorkPlace, Youth Opportunity Center and Pacific Gateway Administrative offices*
  • City Hall*
  • Citizen Police Complaint Commission
  • Building and Safety Services, including inspections, plan reviews and Permit Center
  • Code Enforcement services, including the COVID-19 Venue Task Force 
  • Energy Resources offices
  • Fire Headquarters, Support Services, Fire Prevention, & Operations, including Marine Safety Administration
  • Health Department and Health facilities*
  • Housing Authority*
  • Long Beach Airport administration offices
  • Neighborhood Resource Center*
  • Park offices and community park facilities*
  • Special Events and Filming
  • Street sweeping
  • Swimming pools
  • Towing and Lien Sales
  • Water Department offices
  • Gas, Water and Refuse Call Centers

*Indicates City facilities and services currently operating under modified operations until further notice as a result of COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions. 

City Hall
City Hall closed public access on March 18, 2020, and will remain closed until further notice. Residents are encouraged to utilize online services during this time. 

Street Sweeping
There will be no scheduled street sweeping or enforcement of street sweeping violations on Monday, Feb. 15. Street sweeping will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday, Feb. 16. If a person has received a street sweeping citation and is experiencing COVID-19-related hardships, they may apply for an exemption by following the process to contest a citation

Parking Enforcement
Read your parking meter: Parking meters will not be enforced on Monday, Feb. 15, unless the meter states "Exempt on Holidays." The days and hours of enforcement are displayed inside the meters. Beach lots as well as red, white and blue curbs are always enforced, even on holidays. 

Refuse/Recycling
Trash and recycling will be collected as scheduled on Monday, Feb. 15.

Towing and Lien Sales
The Towing Operations & Vehicle Storage Facility, located at 3111 E. Willow St. between Temple Avenue and Redondo Avenue, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15. Normal business hours are:

  • Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays and holidays

Vehicles and property are available for release outside of the hours listed above for an additional fee. More information can be found online.

Libraries
All Long Beach Public Libraries (LBPL) closed to the public on March 18, 2020, and will remain closed until further notice. Contactless pick-up, available at select locations, will not be available on Saturday, Feb. 13. Library patrons are encouraged to make use of LBPL’s vast collection of digital resources, including the library catalog, downloads and databases, available 24/7. Library services will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For assistance, people may call 562.570.7500 during those hours.

City-Operated COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
City-run vaccination sites are by appointment only for qualifying individuals and are not affected by the holiday. 

All Long Beach residents are encouraged to sign up for VaxLB, the City’s online vaccination portal, to be notified when they become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The site and sign-up form are available in English, Spanish, Tagalog and Khmer.

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.

Media inquiries can be directed to the City of Long Beach Joint Information Center, 562.570.NEWS (6397), jic@longbeach.gov.