Long Beach Health Department announces Alignment with Los Angeles County’s Latest Mask Mandate

LONG BEACH, CA – On April 21, the County of Los Angeles released a new Health Order that continues to require masking in all public transit within L.A. County and L.A. County indoor public transportation hubs. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will align with the County’s Order, as outlined below. 

Per the County’s revised Order, masking continues to be required for everyone 2 years of age and older, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status, on public transit within the County. This includes wearing masks on commuter trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares. Masking continues to also be required in indoor public transportation hubs including airport and bus terminals, train and subway stations, seaport or other indoor port terminals, or any other indoor area that serves as a transportation hub. 

The Long Beach Health Department will release its updated Health Order next week with specific details for implementation in Long Beach based on current data and conditions. 

The Health Department strongly recommends that people continue to mask on airplanes and other indoor spaces and follow other common-sense COVID-19 safety strategies, such as staying home when sick; frequent hand-washing; testing for COVID-19 when in contact with someone who has the virus or when experiencing any COVID-like symptoms; and becoming vaccinated and boosted when eligible.