PRESS RELEASE

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

6/29/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 062920
Subject:
City to Close Beaches Over Fourth of July Weekend
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
jic@longbeach.gov
RESIDENTS: Call 562.570.INFO




Long Beach, CA - The City announced today that, in alignment with Los Angeles County, Long Beach beaches will be closed to the public this Fourth of July weekend starting Friday, July 3 (12:01 a.m.), through 5 a.m. on Monday, July 6, in a proactive effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. This closure also includes piers, beach parking lots (except for permit holders), beach access ways, bathrooms and beach bike and pedestrian paths. 

Due to the recent sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and the positivity rate in both Long Beach and Los Angeles County, and because beaches typically attract large gatherings, Long Beach beaches will close temporarily for both passive and active use. Beaches will reopen at 5:01 a.m. Monday, July 6.

The City encourages residents to celebrate safely at home this Fourth of July, and suggest alternative ways to celebrate with members of one’s household, such as having a fireworks-free BBQ at home or a family-movie marathon. Events like fireworks shows, block parties and other types of large gatherings are not permitted, per the State of California Health Order. If celebrating with outdoor activities, City health officials remind residents to maintain at least a six-foot distance from other individuals not in the same household, wear a face covering over both your mouth and nose in all public and private places you could be, or are, in contact with members of other households, wash hands frequently and sanitize high-touch surfaces.

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. It is effective on July 3, 2020, at 12:01 a.m., and will continue until Monday, July 6, 2020, at 5 a.m.

For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep our residents safe, visit: longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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