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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 062420
City to Distribute More Free Face Shields to Long Beach Bars, Restaurants and Personal Care Establishments
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
RESIDENTS: Call 562.570.3150
BUSINESSES: Call 562.570.4BIZ

Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach will distribute more free face shields to Long Beach-based bars, restaurants and personal care businesses in an effort to provide required safety equipment to businesses that may not have immediate access to safely reopen in the coming days. 

The amended Health Order, which took effect June 19, requires bar and winery patrons to wear a face-covering when entering a facility or moving throughout a facility, and requires bartenders and/or servers to wear a face covering and a face shield for protection when serving customers who are not wearing face coverings. Servers in dine-in restaurants are required to wear both a cloth face covering and a face shield, in order to maximize protection for both employees and patrons. 

Additionally, on June 26, several personal care establishments will be allowed to reopen. Per an upcoming Health Order, face shields must also be worn by workers when providing a personal care service to customers that requires the removal of the client’s face covering to complete the service. 

Bar, restaurant and personal care establishment representatives can pick up face shields in the parking lot of Long Beach Fire Department Headquarters located at 3205 Lakewood Blvd. Shields are limited to 20 per establishment, and will be offered on a first come, first served basis until supplies are no longer available. Representatives will need to provide their name and the business name. 

Shields will be available for pickup through on the following days and times:

  • Wednesday, June 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The City began distributing free face shields to Long Beach-based businesses in May, and has, to date, given away 6,300 shields.

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