City of Long Beach
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Long Beach to Implement New COVID-19 Safeguards
Restrictions on Businesses, Individuals Aim to Slow the Spread of Virus With Minimal Impacts to Economy
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services issued an updated Health Order that uses science and data to minimize the risk of COVID-19 while allowing for safe operations of business and individuals. The changes are effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, and are in alignment with the State and County of Los Angeles Orders.
 
The updated Health Order and protocols will be issued today, November 19th. A brief summary of the changes are below.
 
New Capacity Limits for Businesses

  • Non-essential businesses, including retail stores and personal care services, and offices for essential businesses, healthcare operations, or essential infrastructure may operate at no more than 25% maximum occupancy.
  • Restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries that offer outdoor in-person dining should achieve no more than 50% maximum occupancy by separating different tables by eight feet. This requirement is to ensure that a physical distance of six feet between customers and workers is achieved while customers are seated.
  • Outdoor family entertainment centers such as those located in public parks, batting cages and mini golf courses may operate at no more than 50% maximum occupancy to ensure a minimum six-foot distance between members of different households.
 
Changes to Personal Care Services
  • Services may only be performed by appointment.
  • Customers and staff both must wear face coverings for the duration of the service.
  • Services that require either the customer or staff to remove face coverings, such as facials and shaves, are not permitted.
  • Customers may not be offered or consume food or drinks onsite.
 
Limited Hours for Certain Businesses
  • Restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars that serve sit-down dine-meals and non-essential retail businesses, must close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day. The last customer must be seated and finish their meal in time for the business to be completely closed by 10 p.m.
 
The City of Long Beach will continue to monitor data and consult with Los Angeles County on any possible future restrictions to the Safer at Home Health Order.  
 
For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep its residents safe, visit longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 
Contact the City of Long Beach Business Hotline for Immediate Assistance:  
 
Phone number: 562-570-4BIZ (4249) 
Days: Monday - Friday 
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

City staff will respond to voicemails made after business hours within 24 hours.