In recent weeks we have seen a number of new businesses and services reopen here in Long Beach. Recently we have seen restaurants reopen for dine-in services, churches and places of worship, offices, and in-person retail. All of these business types went through a lengthy approval process with the state and county before we here in Long Beach were able to allow their reopening with the addition of new precautions and guidelines meant to keep patrons and employees safe. Earlier this week I updated you that the state was moving forward with a number of additional sectors that would be reopening.
Long Beach has carefully worked to revise our health orders and review hospital capacity and data. Today Long Beach is announcing that beginning Friday, the following industries will be allowed to reopen with modifications:
- Gyms and fitness facilities
- Museums, galleries, and the Aquarium of the Pacific
- Day and youth camps
- Hotels and resorts
- Music, film and TV production
- Campgrounds, RV parks, and outdoor recreation
The following remain closed:
- Nail salons
- Tattoo shops
- Spas and massage
- Brewpubs, craft distilleries, breweries, bars, pubs, and wineries that do not serve food
- Movie theaters
- Family entertainment centers (e.g. arcades, bowling alleys)
- Live performance theaters
- Entertainment centers, concert halls and venues
- Gaming facilities
The City’s Department of Health and Human Services will monitor epidemiological data over the next week to determine when to open additional businesses authorized by Governor Gavin Newsom as part of Stage 3 reopenings, such as bars and family entertainment centers.
The updated Health Order will align with the County and California’s Resilience Roadmap. Business owners are encouraged to review the State guidelines in advance of the forthcoming amended Long Beach Health Order.
Lastly, as a reminder, please continue to wear face coverings if you leave your home, practice social distancing wherever possible, and wash your hands frequently. Lastly, above all else, stay home if you feel sick.