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As a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to comply with the Centers for Disease Control and State of Californa's guidance on social distancing, effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 the Health Department will be moving most on site services to telephone and email contact.  Details regarding these changes to our services can be found here.

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Welcome to the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.  

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has been improving the health of the Long Beach community for over a century.  We strive to create a safe and healthy community for all to live, work, and play.  Long Beach is one of only three city-run health departments in California, allowing for better engagement with its people, neighborhoods, businesses and community partners, and a greater understanding of the city's strengths and needs.  With 300 employees located in nine sites throughout the city, the Health Department operates with a $117 million annual budget, 99% of which comes from Federal, State, County and private funds.  This local focus allows the Health Department to coordinate resources from all sources to best meet the needs of our city.  We look forward to working with you on our journey towards a healthier Long Beach. 


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UPDATED: March 18, 2020. In order to reduce the risk of community spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Long Beach is announcing temporary precautionary changes to City operations that will protect city employees and the public who use City services.
Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is reporting a new case of COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, in an adult woman who did not have known exposure to an individual with the virus or travel to an area of community transmission. 
Long Beach, CA - In a proactive effort to minimize COVID-19 exposure, the City of Long Beach will expand on the guidance issued by Governor Gavin Newsom with regard to the management and subsequent cancellation and/or postponement of events with an estimated attendance of 250 or more people.  
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