Today the City is announcing that up to 5,000 employees at Long Beach-based businesses can receive free face coverings, face shields and hand sanitizer through a new multi-agency effort.
Businesses can request the PPE bundles by calling the City’s business hotline at (562) 570-4BIZ (4249) or by completing a request form on the City’s Business support website at longbeach.gov/4BIZ. The PPE bundles are limited to 10 per establishment, and will be offered on a first come, first served basis until supplies are no longer available. To ensure physical distancing at pick-up, each business will receive an appointment pick-up time at a location near them.
Last month, the City issued amendments to the City’s Health Order requiring the use of a face covering when out in public, including when entering and moving throughout a business. Certain public-facing employees, including restaurant servers, are required to wear both a face covering and a face shield, in order to maximize protection for both employees and patrons.