The call for unity of all faiths comes as a time when cities across the country are seeing mass protests over police brutality.
The next two weeks will be critical as people typically begin to show symptoms in five to 10 days after exposure to coronavirus.
As of Tuesday afternoon, police have reported no planned protests or major violent incidents.
Asked about the prevalence of fireworks being blasted from all corners of the city, the police chief said that is common this time of year ahead of the Fourth of July, and that the city was continuing enforcement of the illegal explosives.
The Long Beach Police Department has deployed hundreds of officers on Monday in preparation for more possible violence.
Long Beach Police chief said officers will work to enforce the city’s 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew tonight and will “work to bring peace back to Long Beach.”
Looters at one point smashed through a metal security gate at Kay Jewelers, ransacked a Hot Topic and then scattered as Long Beach Police SWAT marched slowly through the street.
The variance will allow for restaurants to resume dine-in services at a lower capacity and hair salons and barber shops to reopen under guidelines that will be posted on the city’s website.
The increase comes as hospitalizations have remained relatively steady or shown slight increases in recent weeks.
Though Long Beach and LA County had both been slated for slower reopening as the region has been hit harder by the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Robert Garcia said local health officials are now confident that the city can move forward.