PRESS RELEASE

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

10/29/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 102920-3
Subject:
Residents Advised of Improvements to Air Quality
Air Quality Remains Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups and Individuals
Contact:
Judeth Luong
Environmental Health Bureau Manager
562.570.4104
Judeth.Luong@longbeach.gov




Long Beach, CA - City Health Officer Anissa Davis advises residents that air quality has improved, but remains unhealthy for sensitive groups and individuals due to fires burning in Orange County, which are still producing smoke. 

The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine has resumed all field permits, Mobile Recess and outdoor activities for afterschool camp programs and swim hours at the Belmont Plaza Pool, which were all temporarily canceled on Tuesday, Oct. 26 due to unhealthy air conditions. Outdoor activities are not recommended for those with underlying health conditions, especially chronic respiratory or lung conditions.

Fires burning near the cities of Irvine and Fullerton produced heavy smoke and contributed to unhealthy air quality in the Southern California basin for several days. Long Beach Health officials cautioned residents of the poor air quality, urged individuals to avoid unnecessary outdoor activities and suggested precautionary measures. 

For detailed information about air quality, visit the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s website at aqmd.gov or view a map of local real-time air quality data. If you would like to sign up for air quality forecasts, subscribe by visiting airalerts.org

Media inquiries can be directed to Judeth Luong, Manager, Bureau of Environmental Health, 562.570.4104 or judeth.luong@longbeach.gov

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