Press Release Archive
City Seeks Partners to Help Increase Fresh Produce in Priority Neighborhood Markets 1/6/2023 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is seeking to partner with one or more qualified organizations to increase the availability of low-cost, culturally relevant, produce in priority neighborhoods in Long Beach through their Produce to Market Program.
City Issues Rain Advisory Due to Recent Showers 12/27/2022 Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis has issued a rain advisory for recreational beaches and bays in the City of Long Beach following the rain experienced in the last 24 hours.
City of Long Beach Leaders Meet to Discuss Possible Emergency Response to Homelessness Crisis 12/23/2022 Long Beach, CA – On December 22, 2022 at the City’s Emergency Operations Center, Mayor Rex Richardson addressed senior leaders from the City of Long Beach before City Manager Tom Modica and City staff convened in a strategic discussion regarding the growing crisis of homelessness.
City of Long Beach Encourages Residents to Celebrate Safely This Holiday Season 12/23/2022 Long Beach, CA – The holiday season is a time for joyous celebrations, beloved traditions, and long-awaited gatherings with family and friends. With the winter holidays in full swing and New Year's quickly approaching, the City of Long Beach is offering the following tips to ensure everyone has a safe, healthy and enjoyable holiday season.
Official City of Long Beach Statement Regarding Forthcoming City Council Consideration of Local Emergency in Response to Homelessness Crisis 12/21/2022 Today, Dec. 21, 2022, Mayor Rex Richardson, in partnership with Councilwoman Mary Zendejas, requested City Manager Tom Modica to bring an item before the City Council for consideration requesting the Council to proclaim the existence or threatened existence of a local emergency related to homelessness. The emergency proclamation, in response to the City’s homelessness crisis, will allow the City to mobilize local resources, coordinate interagency response, accelerate procurement of housing units and seek assistance from the State and Federal governments.
City Launches New Homeless Services and Information Hub Webpage 12/21/2022 Long Beach, CA – Today the City of Long Beach launched a new Homeless Services and Information Hub webpage, now available at longbeach.gov/homelessness. The webpage was developed in an effort to provide a one-stop-shop of resources and information for the public and to offer a more open and transparent platform regarding homelessness in Long Beach. The webpage serves as a multifaceted information and resource hub for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Long Beach and as a localized platform where all community members can learn more about the City’s efforts to combat the homeless crisis and how to get involved.
Health Department Reports Significant Decline in Mpox Cases 12/19/2022 Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has made great progress in addressing mpox since the first local case was reported on July 16, 2022. A comprehensive approach including vaccination, outreach in the community and other public health response efforts have contributed to a significant decline in new cases.
Winter Shelter to Open in East Long Beach This Week 12/19/2022 Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Winter Shelter, which shields people experiencing homelessness from inclement weather and provides shelter, food, safety and services during the coldest time of year, is expected to open this week at Community Hospital, located near the traffic circle in East Long Beach.
City Now Offering Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines to Children Ages 6 Months and Older 12/16/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is now offering bivalent COVID-19 vaccines to children 6 months of age and older. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorization for both Pfizer and Moderna to include the bivalent vaccines for children younger than 5 on Dec. 8, followed by approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Dec. 9. The bivalent vaccines will provide increased protection against the omicron variant that has been circulating since last year.
Long Beach Moves into CDC’s Medium Tier of the COVID-19 Community Levels as Cases Rise 12/9/2022 Long Beach, CA – With COVID-19 cases rising, the City of Long Beach has entered the Medium (Yellow) Tier of COVID-19 Community Level, the second of three tiers outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is urging residents to be vigilant and take preventative steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.
City to Host Health Permit Workshop for Mobile Food Vendors and Food Truck Operators 12/1/2022 Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will host a workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 13, for mobile food vendors, including street food vendors and food truck operators. The workshop will provide information about obtaining a Long Beach Health Permit as well as upcoming changes to the California Retail Food Code.