Long Beach and the rest of California will be re-opening on June 15.
Long Beach will be fully reopening on June 15.
This will give business owners approximately two months to adjust and handle their reopenings. It will also allow for citizens to schedule their Covid-19 vaccine appointment before California fully opens.
“Administering more than 20 million vaccine doses, including 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered to Californians in some of the states hardest-hit communities. The state, in partnership with local government, health care providers and community-based organizations, will continue its extensive efforts to get eligible Californians vaccinated, including its support of expanded hours and access through community clinics and providers. ” Governor Newsome stated in a written statement.
California is leaving behind the colored-tier and advancing to Beyond the Blueprint.
The state will be able to fully open its economy if two criteria are met:
- If the vaccine supply is sufficient for Californians 16 years and older who wish to be inoculated; and
- If hospitalization rates are stable and low
According to the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) Long Beach has administered a total of 259,615 vaccines to residents and non-residents. As of today, there have only been 35 hospitalizations in the area due to Covid-19.
Long Beach businesses will be able to reopen with reduction measures. The city is encouraging members of the community to get vaccinated and mandating for the public to wear masks. Areas will also be able to expand their indoor capacity with proof of vaccination.
“We can now begin planning for our lives post-pandemic. We will need to remain vigilant and continue the practices that got us here – wearing masks and getting vaccinated – but the light at the end of this tunnel has never been brighter.” stated Governor Newsom.