PRESS RELEASE

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

6/10/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 061020-3
Subject:
Long Beach to Reopen More Businesses
Bars, family fun centers, nail salons not included in new openings
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS (Media Inquiries only)
jic@longbeach.gov (Media Inquiries only)





Long Beach, CA - Following a review of new State guidelines and local health data, the City of Long Beach today announced the reopening of additional businesses such as gyms and fitness facilities, day camps, museums and hotels starting Friday, June 12. 

“These reopenings are a major step forward in revitalizing our local economy, but COVID-19 remains a public health emergency,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “To everyone out and about in our community, please remember to wear your face coverings and wash your hands often to keep our community safe.”

An amended Health Order and applicable safety protocols will be forthcoming, and will include a complete list of businesses able to open June 12, including: 

  • Gyms and fitness facilities
  • Professional sports without live audiences
  • Day camps for youth
  • Museums, galleries, and the Aquarium
  • Campgrounds, RV parks, and outdoor recreation
  • Music, film and television production
  • Hotels, lodging, and certain short-term rentals for tourism and individual travel

The following remain closed:

  • Nail salons
  • Tattoo shops
  • Spas and massage
  • Brewpubs, craft distilleries, breweries, bars, pubs, and wineries that do not serve food
  • Movie theaters
  • Family entertainment centers (e.g. arcades, bowling alleys)
  • Live performance theaters
  • Entertainment centers, concert halls and venues
  • Stadiums
  • Arenas
  • Gaming facilities
  • Festivals

The City’s Department of Health and Human Services will monitor epidemiological data over the next week to determine when to open additional businesses authorized by Governor Gavin Newsom as part of Stage 3 reopenings, such as bars and family entertainment centers.

Beach lots were opened at 70 percent capacity last weekend. Parking stalls that are unavailable are marked with "No Parking" decals to allow for additional physical distancing. Signage is placed at lot entrances and at each pay station. The home screen on pay stations also advises users not to park in unavailable stalls. These stalls are unavailable at each station and on the Passport mobile parking application. 

To support parking operations, a parking ambassador will be at each lot Friday through Sunday during the next two weekends to provide guidance. High-touch surface areas on the machines will be regularly cleaned.

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 immediately on May 27, 2020, and will continue until it is extended, rescinded or amended in writing by the Health Officer.

The updated Health Order will align with the County and California’s Resilience Roadmap. Business owners are encouraged to review the State guidelines in advance of the forthcoming amended Long Beach Health Order.

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.