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- On March 14, 2020 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, 2020 until further notice -- limit access to City Hall, and temporarily closes City libraries and public facilities across Long Beach.
- Street sweeping regular schedules and enforcement practices have resumed as of May 2020. The City temporarily suspended issuing street sweeping citations to give some relief to residents struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- During these unprecedented times, current health order continues to be updated, allowing for reopening the City based on local and statewide conditions, the City will transition back to normal operations of on-street parking, parking lots and parking garages associated with the Temporary COVID-19 Parking Relief Program. Therefore, temporary parking relief permits will expire on June 30, 2021. However, the City continues to provide annual (beach lots), and monthly (parking structures parking passes for purchase at fifteen of our city-owned parking locations. After June 30, 2021, residents who continue to park using their permits will be subject to citation.
For more details on our monthly and annual parking passes, including locations, costs, and hours of operation, please visit parklb.com.
- Penalties and interest for late payments of parking citations will resume after June 30, 2021.
- 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.
- California no longer has a travel advisory in effect. There is now no state recommendation to test and quarantine before and after travel.
- However, CDC travel requirements are still in effect:
- All air passengers to the U.S. are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery before they can board a flight to the United States.
- Masks are required on all forms of public transportation to and within the U.S. This includes planes, buses, trains, boats, and where you board them.
- Get tested if you feel sick, and avoid traveling if you have or may have COVID-19.
- 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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- View recent Press Releases
- View recent Press Briefings
- Follow #COVID19LongBeach @LongBeachCity Twitter Feed
- State Information: California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
- Federal Information: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Global Information: World Health Organization (WHO)