City of Long Beach COVID-19 Update

By the Numbers (Long Beach only):

  • 4 positive results
  • 4 negative results
  • 3 pending results
  • Approximately 50 persons currently being monitored

Today’s Highlights:

  • In a unanimous decision, Long Beach City Council adopted a resolution to ratify the City Manager’s Proclamation of Local Emergency and ratify the Long Beach Health Officer’s Declaration of Local Health Emergency regarding the serious and imminent threat of an outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • CSULB is temporarily suspending in-person, on-campus classes. Details here
  • The Joint Information Center remains open during normal business hours: 562.570.NEWS,
  • The Incident Management Team remains fully operational. 

What you need to know NOW:

  • Health officials are not recommending the closures of schools or other public facilities at this time. The immediate threat to the general public is low in the United States, and there are currently no restrictions on public gatherings. 
  • The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, Health Department Operations Center is activated at a Level I, and is conducting an extensive contact investigation, following up with individuals who may have been exposed as a result of the presumptive positive cases.
  • Because COVID-19 is not yet widespread in Long Beach, the City’s priority is informing and educating the public on personal protective measures in an effort to control the disease.
  • The City of Long Beach continues to monitor the situation 24/7 in coordination with local, state and federal officials.

COVID Testing Glossary:

  • Positive – Includes cases not yet confirmed by CDC, as well as confirmed cases. The CDC confirms the test result; for information about CDC confirmation process, contact CDC. The term “presumptive positive” has been used in previous communications to indicate positive test results not yet confirmed by CDC.
  • Negative – Number of people who have received a negative test result OR number of tests for COVID-19 that have come back negative.
  • Pending – Number of people who have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results. 
  • Monitored – The DHHS is closely monitoring individuals who may have been exposed. 

A Note About Quarantine: 

LPeople who might be asked to self-quarantine include those who have had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 as well as people who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. Being in quarantine is not an indication that a person has or is likely to have COVID-19. Self-quarantined individuals are asked to stay at home away from other people until cleared by their healthcare provider. If a person’s medical condition requires hospitalization, the individual medical facility overseeing that patient’s care will determine how and where to quarantine.