PRESS RELEASE

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

4/28/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 042820
Subject:
City of Long Beach Seeks Community Input via ReopenLB Online Survey
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS (Media inquiries only)
jic@longbeach.gov (Media inquiries only)
RESIDENTS: Please call 562.570.INFO




Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach launched an online survey, ReopenLB, to seek input from residents, workers and business owners about how to safely reopen the local economy once Governor Newsom’s order indicates it is safe to do so. 

“Our economic recovery survey gives every resident and local business an opportunity to weigh in on how to reopen the Long Beach economy in the safest way possible,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We think the best ideas and most innovative ideas are going to come from the small business owners who know their business and customers.”

Survey questions ask respondents if they feel safe to return to work or to reopen their businesses, and about what they consider to be low-risk activities. The results will be collected and shared with the City Council. Any decisions regarding reopening spaces will be in alignment with Governor Newsom’s Stay at Home order and the Long Beach Health Officer’s orders, but community feedback will be considered as part of the strategy for safely reopening low-risk businesses and leisure activities. Survey participant contact information may only be used for follow-up questions from City staff if needed, but will not be reported publicly. 

Residents may begin providing their input immediately by visiting www.longbeach.gov/ReopenLB.The survey link also will be distributed through multiple channels including email, social media and various community-based organizations. Survey responses will be collected until 5 p.m. on Monday, May 4.  

ReopenLB is one of many efforts by the City to engage with the community and offset the economic impacts of COVID-19. Other actions include the establishment of the Long Beach Disaster Relief Fund; a comprehensive Economic Relief Package passed by City Council on April 14; the launch of Pacific Gateway’s Work Long Beach program; and the establishment of an Economic Recovery Advisory Group. The City also has established a hotline for business owners and workers, 562.570.4BIZ (4249), which is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep its residents safe, visit: longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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