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‘Safer At Home’ Health Order

Effective July 14, 2020, the City of Long Beach has issued a revised Safer at Home Order for the Control of COVID-19.  The closure of Certain Stage 2 and 3 Sectors is pursuant to Mandate by Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Health Officer.

Summary: This Long Beach Health Officer Order (Order) amends and supersedes all Prior Safer at Home Orders (Prior Orders) issued by the Long Beach Health Officer to control the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) within the City of Long Beach (City). This Order also amends, clarifies, and continues certain terms of the Prior Order to ensure continued physical distancing and person-to-person contact is limited to reduce the rate of transmission of COVID-19.

Pursuant to mandate by Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Health Officer, counties who have been on the County Monitoring List for more than 3 days must close certain higher-risk sectors effective immediately. Additional counties will be required to close certain higher-risk sectors in the future if they meet the 3-day criteria. In compliance with this mandate, this Order requires indoor operations of the following sectors to close effective 12:01 a.m. on July 14, 2020:

  • Personal care services, including, nail salons, tanning salons, esthetician, skincare and cosmetology services; electrology; body art professionals, tattoo parlors, microblading, and permanent make-up; and piercing shops; and massage therapy (in non-healthcare setting);
  • Gyms and fitness facilities;
  • Hair salons and barbers; and
  • Indoor shopping malls, except stores and vendors normally accessible by the public on
  • the exterior of the shopping malls may continue to operate. Interior stores and vendors
  • located indoors at shopping malls may operate for curbside, door side, or other outdoor
  • pickup or delivery only.
  • Religious services and cultural ceremonies.
  • Political protests.

Furthermore, businesses whose operations require employees to work from an office worksite who are not identified as an Essential Business, Healthcare Operation, or Essential Infrastructure in this Order may operate via telework and for Minimum Basic Operations only.

This Order requires the continued closure of indoor operations for restaurants, museums, botanical gardens, and aquariums. This Order also requires the continued closure of bars and similar facilities that do not hold a City-issued restaurant permit.

The spread of COVID-19 remains a major risk to the community and the danger COVID-19 poses to the health and welfare of all continues. It’s critical that the community and the public remain vigilant with practices that prevent the spread of COVID-19, like maintaining a 6-foot distance from individuals outside your household even while wearing a face covering, wearing a face-covering while in close contact with individuals outside your household, frequent hand washing, and staying home when sick.

The Health Officer will continue to monitor the rate of COVID-19 disease spread, the severity of the resulting illnesses and deaths caused, CDPH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, and the effect of this Order. If needed, this Order may be extended, expanded, or otherwise modified to protect the public’s health.

For additional information, refer to the Safer at Home Health Order.

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