Today, the City of Long Beach launched SafeBiz, a web-interface which allows businesses, which may open according to the “Safer at Home” order to self-certify that they are committed to re-opening their business safely.
“Ensuring measures are in place to safely open businesses throughout our City is essential to limiting the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “The continued re-opening of our City remains a top priority. Doing it safely with the support of local data will continue to guide our process.”
SafeBiz guides business owners through a checklist of safety measures required by the “Safer at Home” order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Safer at Home” Health Order Appendix A: Physical Distancing Protocol 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. Businesses must implement all applicable measures, or be prepared to explain why measures that are not implemented are not applicable to the business. If all questions are answered appropriately, a certificate will be automatically generated upon completion of the self-assessment for the business to print and post in a visible place along with a posting of a Physical Distancing Protocol.
Long Beach Code Enforcement staff will periodically review self-certification entries to ensure they are valid and will use the database to conduct spot checks of businesses to verify compliance.
Residents may report violations and non-compliant businesses by calling 562.570.2633 or emailing CETaskForce@LongBeach.gov.
SafeBiz is one of many efforts by the City to offset the economic impacts of COVID-19 and to safely reopen the City. Other actions include the establishment of the Long Beach Disaster Relief Fund; a comprehensive Economic Relief Package passed by City Council on April 14; the launch of Pacific Gateway’s Work Long Beach program; the ReopenLB Community Survey; and the establishment of an Economic Recovery Advisory Group. The City also has established a website for Business and Worker Resources and a hotline for business owners and workers, 562.570.4BIZ (4249), which is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
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.
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