More Long Beach Businesses to Reopen, Physical Distancing Self-Certification for Businesses and Open Streets Initiative

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Long Beach to Reopen More Businesses
Effective June 12, 2020, the City of Long Beach announced t he reopening of additional businesses.
 
An amended “Safer at Home” Health Order and applicable safety protocols will be forthcoming, and will include a complete list of businesses able to open tomorrow including: 
  • Gyms and fitness facilities
  • Professional sports without live audiences
  • Day camps for youth
  • Museums, galleries, and the Aquarium
  • Campgrounds, RV parks, and outdoor recreation
  • Music, film and television production
  • Hotels, lodging, and certain short-term rentals for tourism and individual travel
 
Long Beach Launches SafeBiz, Physical Distancing Self-Certification for Businesses
Effective today, the City of Long Beach announced the official launching of SafeBiz , a web-interface which allows businesses, which may open according to the “Safer at Home” Health Order to self-certify that they are committed to re-opening their business safely.
 
SafeBiz guides business owners through a checklist of safety measures required by the “Safer at Home” order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes measures to protect employee health, to keep crowds from gathering, to keep people at least six feet apart and prevent unnecessary contact, and to increase sanitation measures to support a safe environment for patrons. For more information, business owners are encouraged to reference the SafeBiz Form .
 
Temporary Open Streets for Long Beach Businesses
To assist Long Beach businesses in the COVID-19 recovery, the City of Long Beach Department of Public Works is looking to streamline temporary repurposing of the sidewalk and roadway for dining, customer queuing, and vehicle loading. Business owners who interested in the temporary use of the public right-of-way for their businesses, should reference the Open Streets Toolkit and Open Streets Form


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