Long Beach, CA - As part of its ongoing safety precautions, Long Beach Airport (LGB) requires all passengers, employees and visitors to wear a facial covering while on airport property. The policy is in line with the City of Long Beach’s current “Safer at Home” order and guidance from public health experts.
“As the economy slowly reopens and the public begins to travel again, we want to ensure the safest possible experience for all passengers,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing a facial covering that covers the nose and mouth when in public in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Examples of appropriate facial coverings include bandanas, neck gaiters or cloth masks with ties or straps. It is important to note that facial coverings are not a replacement for physical distancing and frequent hand washing.
“Our partners at Long Beach Airport have come together to provide a consistently safe environment, while maintaining the comfortable experience our customers have come to expect,” said Long Beach Airport Director Cynthia Guidry. “We look forward to seeing more passengers but are grateful the public is taking the health order seriously and avoiding non-essential travel. LGB is ready to welcome your return.”
All five airlines serving LGB, as well as concessions and rental car companies, now require facial coverings for both customers and employees. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at LGB are also required to wear masks. Officers may ask guests to adjust or remove face coverings during the security screening process.
In addition to the facial covering requirement, LGB has instituted a number of additional safety measures, such as new disinfecting protocols and floor decals to create physical distancing.
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.
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly rated school district, Long Beach Airport and the Port of Long Beach. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas and bike paths.
About Long Beach Airport
Founded in 1923, Long Beach Airport (LGB) is the oldest airport in California. Among its many awards, LGB was named a Top 10 airport in the 2020 USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best Small Airport. LGB offers non-stop service to several U.S. cities while supporting a healthy general aviation community with more than 300,000 annual operations. The airport is also a source of substantial economic activity and employment, with the LGB Aviation Complex generating $8.6 billion in economic impact and supporting 46,000 jobs. LGB is a self-supporting enterprise of the City of Long Beach and does not receive local tax dollars. The Airport prides itself in preserving its esteemed historic legacy and maintaining a safe, sustainable, and environmentally responsible operation. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @LGBAirport.