PRESS RELEASE

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

4/22/2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 42222
Subject:
Official Statement by City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department Regarding New Los Angeles County Health Order Requiring Masking in All Public Transit and Indoor Public Transportation Hubs
Contact:
Jennifer Gonzalez
562.570.4290
Jennifer.Gonzalez@longbeach.gov
Community Preparedness and Engagement Supervisor
Department of Health and Human Services




On April 21, the County of Los Angeles released a new Health Order that continues to require masking in all public transit within L.A. County and L.A. County indoor public transportation hubs. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will align with the County’s Order, as outlined below. 

Per the County’s revised Order, masking continues to be required for everyone 2 years of age and older, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status, on public transit within the County. This includes wearing masks on commuter trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares. Masking continues to also be required in indoor public transportation hubs including airport and bus terminals, train and subway stations, seaport or other indoor port terminals, or any other indoor area that serves as a transportation hub. 

The Long Beach Health Department will release its updated Health Order next week with specific details for implementation in Long Beach based on current data and conditions. 

The Health Department strongly recommends that people continue to mask on airplanes and other indoor spaces and follow other common-sense COVID-19 safety strategies, such as staying home when sick; frequent hand-washing; testing for COVID-19 when in contact with someone who has the virus or when experiencing any COVID-like symptoms; and becoming vaccinated and boosted when eligible.