Long Beach, CA - The 46th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will bring thousands of race fans to the grandstands this weekend, and the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department)
is reminding attendees to follow all COVID-19 Health Orders to reduce transmission of the virus.
The outdoor event organized by the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach is being held September 24-26 in accordance with local COVID-19 health mandates.
Regulations require ticket holders to show proof of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test. Children ages 2 to 11 who are not yet eligible for vaccines are required to show a negative test. Those who are unvaccinated need to take a test within 72 hours of their first day of attendance at the Grand Prix, and that negative test result will apply for the rest of the weekend.
The City of Long Beach is strongly encouraging visitors to get tested prior to arriving at the race circuit to minimize potentially long wait times at the gates due to testing. If an attendee is traveling into Long Beach, the City is asking that they get tested in the jurisdiction they are coming from, if possible within the required timing. For sites across Los Angeles County, attendees can visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
. For Long Beach residents, testing is available in several locations throughout the City, including: Long Beach City College - Pacific Coast Campus 1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., 90806 Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday - Friday, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., brought to you by the Port of Long Beach Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Long Beach City College - Veterans Stadium 5000 E. Lew Davis St., 90808 Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Cabrillo High School 2001 Santa Fe Ave., 90810 Saturday & Sunday, 9:30a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Houghton Park 6301 Myrtle Avenue, 90805 Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- CSULB (Long Beach State) 1250 Bellflower Blvd., 90840 (near the bookstore) Monday & Wednesday, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
For more information on testing, including other non-City operated testing sites within Long Beach, attendees can visit www.longbeach.gov/covid19testing
If attendees are not able to get tested prior to arriving at the event, the City of Long Beach will provide free rapid COVID-19 testing at all major entryways to the race circuit. Testing has begun and will continue through race weekend. The City advises that this should be a last resort option.
All attendees age 2 and older also are required to wear facial coverings inside and outside — regardless of vaccination status — unless actively eating or drinking. Exceptions can be made for individuals with specific medical conditions or hearing impairment.
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. People may also visit longbeach.gov/covid19data
for up-to-date information regarding cases and vaccines in Long Beach.
Media inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Rice Epstein, Public Affairs Officer, Department of Health and Human Services, at 562.441.3590 or Jennifer.RiceEpstein@longbeach.gov