By the Numbers (Long Beach only):
- 3,643 total positive results
- 125 fatalities
- 77 people hospitalized
- Approximately 2,614 recovered (Please note that, for low-risk patients recovering at home, recovery data is self-reported)
- Data dashboard updated June 25
Details Regarding Fatalities:
- 94 are associated with long-term care facilities
- 2 were in their 40s
- 8 were in their 50s
- 25 were in their 60s
- 30 were in their 70s
- 39 were in their 80s
- 21 were over 90
- 53 female, 72 male
- All individuals had underlying health conditions
- At this time, to avoid risk to patient privacy, no further details will be provided
Long-Term Care Facility Case Information:
- 855 positive cases have been confirmed at a total of 29 long-term care facilities (LTCF) in the city since the start of the pandemic (see attachment).
- Twenty-nine is a cumulative number; the Health Department is currently monitoring long-term care facilities with active cases. These cases include both facility residents and staff members (who may not be residents).
- Long Beach has a total of 71 LTCFs, including assisted living and skilled nursing, that are currently open and operating in the city.
- In line with the California Department of Public Health’s standard for listing skilled nursing facilities with positive cases, the City is listing facilities currently experiencing outbreaks (more than two cases of COVID-19) including counts for health care workers and residents.
Tracking the Curve:
- Information regarding positive cases, hospitalizations and demographic breakdown is available online at longbeach.gov/COVID19 and on the City’s digital dashboard, providing the most up-to-date information available (see attachment).
- A public-facing Long Beach Financial Management employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is not a resident of Long Beach and, thus, not included in the case count for the city. They were last at work June 23.
- Today, the City announced three state grants totaling almost $2 million that will help Pacific Gateway–a federally designated workforce development area administered by the City of Long Beach–expand assistance to residents whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19.
- The City announced that, per the current “Safer at Home” Health Order, more personal care establishments will be permitted to reopen today, June 26, with physical distancing and sanitization requirements in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
- The City is encouraging everyone to safely enjoy the 4th of July holiday, and takes seriously the job of enforcing the Long Beach Fireworks Ordinance. All personal fireworks, including those labeled Safe and Sane, are prohibited in the City of Long Beach.
- Due to construction, the Jordan High School testing site (6500 Atlantic Avenue) is closed June 26-27. Anyone with a scheduled appointment today or tomorrow can be tested at the Veterans Stadium testing site (5000 E. Lew Davis St.) at their appointed time. Testing at Jordan High School will resume on Sunday, June 28. This site operates Thursday through Sunday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- The City announced that it will distribute more free face shields to Long Beach-based bars, restaurants and personal care businesses, up to 20 per establishment. Business representatives may pick up shields on the following days and times at the Long Beach Fire Department Headquarters, 3205 Lakewood Blvd.:
· Friday, June 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
· Wednesday, July 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Orders of the Health Officer:
- Latest version of “Safer at Home” Order (6/19)
- Amendments to the Self-Isolation and Quarantine orders requiring individuals with COVID-19 to self-isolate, and those at risk to self-quarantine (5/8)
- An additional health order further protects those living in congregate health facilities (4/15)
Past News Releases:
- To view COVID-19-related news releases, visit the City Press Release Archive. Releases include information about economic relief, help for people experiencing homelessness and updates regarding City operations.
Joint Information Center:
- The Joint Information Center (JIC) remains open during normal business hours, weekdays: 562.570.NEWS (6397) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Public Safety Announcements:
- The City urges people to remain calm. Follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit longbeach.gov/COVID19 for guidance. Sign up for Alert Long Beach to receive emergency notifications.
- Long Beach Police and Fire Departments remain fully committed to the ongoing City efforts to ensure the safety and health of its community members.
Who To Call & Additional Resources:
- Up-To-Date Local Information on COVID-19: longbeach.gov/COVID19 and @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Highlights can be found using the hashtag #COVID19LongBeach.
- Media Inquiries (normal business hours, weekdays): 562.570.NEWS (6397) or email@example.com
- Business Information Line (normal business hours, weekdays): 562.570.4BIZ (4249)
- Public Information Line (normal business hours, weekdays): 562.570.INFO (4636)
- Health Providers:
- Normal business hours, weekdays: 562.570.4302
- After hours, emergency only: 562.500.5537
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/COVID19
- Ready.gov: ready.gov/pandemic
- Port of Long Beach COVID-19 Information: polb.com/business/covid-19-information/#covid-19-overview