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- On March 14, the City of Long Beach announced temporary precautionary changes to City operations in order to reduce the risk of community spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). These changes were put into place to protect City employees and the public who use City services.
- Operational changes -- in effect Monday, March 16 until further notice -- limit access to City Hall, and temporarily closes City libraries and public facilities across Long Beach.
- View Department of Health and Human Service changes.
- Note - the City's InfoLine will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day
- The City temporarily suspended issuing street sweeping parking citations to give some relief to residents who are struggling. Street sweeping will continue standard operations where the street sweeper can effectively sweep the streets. Regular street sweeping schedules and enforcement practices will resume on Monday, May 18, 2020.
- The City has suspended penalties and interest for late payments of parking citations incurred since March 15 and until further notice.
- The City has increased courtesy parking time for on-street parking meters to 15 minutes to accommodate those picking up food from local restaurants.
- Residents who received free parking permits for specified lots and garages in impacted neighborhoods may continue to use their passes through the end of 2020.
- Visit Parking Services for more information
- To aid residents and businesses financially during this difficult time, the City will be suspending penalties and interest for late payments of utilities, business license fees and library fines that are incurred beginning March 15 (continuing until further notice). The City also will be returning City park fees or other City fees for canceled activities and events at City facilities.
- Long Beach Airport remains open for business and has dedicated staff cleaning and disinfecting on an hourly basis in order to protect the health and safety of our passengers and employees.
- All passengers, employees, and visitors must wear facial coverings while on airport property.
- Airlines that serve Long Beach Airport have instituted more rigorous cleaning protocols after each flight to minimize the risk of COVID-19.
- The current CDC guidance on considerations for travelers is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html.
- Refer to CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel
EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS
View Long Beach Unified School District's Coronavirus Response for continuing updates on schooling options and related plans for the fall semester, home learning opportunities, and meal schedule (the district will continue to provide free meals for children at more than 30 locations).
The Long Beach Health Department's Early Childhood Education Program's Resource Guide was created to help families navigate these unusual circumstances. It includes information on digital learning platforms, advice on setting learning schedules, virtual field trips, food options and more.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Visit California State University Long Beach's plan for Reuniting the Beach for information about CSULB’s response to COVID-19.
View Long Beach City College's Coronavirus Response Plan with information for students, faculty, and staff.
The City is working closely with local hospitals to anticipate surge and support them as circumstances change. Visit Information for Health Providers and Those Serving At-risk Populations.
NEIGHBORING PUBLIC HEALTH JURISDICTIONS
The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services operates as a jurisdiction separate from Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH). The two agencies along with Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) and Pasadena Public Health Department coordinate a regional response with the State of California Department of Public Health.
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- State Information: California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
- Federal Information: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Global Information: World Health Organization (WHO)