City of Long Beach 
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 102320-2
Expanded Personal Care Services and Family Entertainment Centers May Open
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines to Remain in Effect
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
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Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services allow for the expansion of personal care services, family entertainment centers and private outdoor playgrounds. The changes, which are detailed in an updated health order, are effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, and are in alignment with the State and County of Los Angeles guidelines.

“Long Beach is making progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and because of that, we are able to reopen additional portions of our economy,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “But as we do that, we must remain cautious, careful and safe.”

The State is now allowing personal services to operate indoors at all tier levels. This guidance applies to esthetic, skin care, electrology, nail services, body art professionals, tattoo shops, piercing shops, tanning salons, massage therapy (in non-healthcare settings) and other businesses as outlined in the health order. The updated health order and protocols will be issued later today. An overview of changes is below.

Nail Salons and All Other Personal Care Services 

  • Nail salons and all other personal care services may open indoors with no restriction on capacity. However, other health/safety precautions will apply, including:
    • Maintaining six-foot distancing between individuals, except where services are being performed.
    • No waiting indoors.
    • Maximum of one employee per customer.
  • Workers who consistently must be within six feet of customers or co-workers must wear a secondary barrier (e.g., face shield or safety goggles) in addition to a face covering.
  • All employees should minimize the amount of time spent within six feet of customers.

Hair Salons and Barbershops

  • Limit on indoor capacity removed. Capacity is limited by the amount of people that can maintain a six-foot distance between individuals and workstations.

 Family Entertainment Centers

  • May open outdoors.
  • Limited to those located within public parks, batting cages, miniature golf and go-kart racing. All other family entertainment centers must remain closed until permitted to open.

 Private Outdoor Playgrounds 

  • Private outdoor playgrounds may open at the discretion of the operator in adherence to State guidance. This includes outdoor playgrounds at museums, aquariums and zoos.

This action was put in place by the City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, and in accordance with the Emergency Powers granted to the City Manager through the Proclamation of Local Emergency. It is effective as of Oct. 26 and will continue until it is extended, rescinded or amended in writing by the Health Officer.

In August, the State unveiled its Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a framework for tracking the spread of COVID-19 and establishing reopening guidelines using a four-tier color-coded system. On Oct. 20, the State announced counties falling in the purple tier, such as the County of Los Angeles, which includes Long Beach, could allow the above operations to resume with modifications. 

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