Department of
Health & Human Services

Main Health Facilities Center
2525 Grand Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone: (562) 570-4000
5/10/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 051020
Subject:
Long Beach Issues Guidance for Reopening Beach Bike and Pedestrian Paths, Tennis Centers
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
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Long Beach, CA - Today, the City of Long Beach announced guidelines for the use of beach bike and pedestrian paths, tennis centers and tennis courts in parks that are reopening Monday, May 11.

“We know our community has been anxious to get back outdoors,” says Mayor Robert Garcia. “While our beaches are still closed, like many of you, I am looking forward to the beach bike and pedestrian path opening up on Monday. Please remember to practice physical distancing so that we can continue to make more places available.”

Starting May 11 and until further notice, the following safety protocols must be adhered to:

Beach bike and pedestrian paths

  • Stay at least six feet from others who are not members of your household at all times. 
  • Avoid crowded areas.

  • Do not gather in groups or linger at any one location, except as needed for brief rests. 

  • Face coverings are required when in close contact with other people but are not required while engaging in physically-distanced exercise.

  • Beach bathrooms are now open.

  • Beaches and beach parking lots remain closed.

Tennis Centers

  • Required to implement a Tennis Physical Distancing Protocol prior to reopening.

  • Pro shop is allowed for curbside pickup only. 

  • Restaurants and concessions are for takeout only.

Park parking lots will also reopen May 11. Public parks are open for passive activities only, including walking, running and biking. Social gatherings and picnicking are not allowed in the parks or park parking lots. Beach parking lots, however, will remain closed until further notice. Retail businesses, car dealership showrooms, walking trails and golf courses opened on May 8 with restrictions and similar safety protocols. 

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.

All existing and future amendments to the City Health Officer’s “Safer at Home” Order, previously set to expire May 15, will remain in effect until further notice or amendment. The City will continue to update the Order as needed to protect public health.

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.

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