The CVB is also planning a Summer Staycation campaign—but only when it’s safe to do so—to promote supporting local hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions.
More than 85 city workers from various departments have been reassigned to help track COVID-19 cases through contact tracing, a delicate process of tracking down who may have been exposed.
Mayor Robert Garcia, Gov. Gavin Newsom and county health officials have been emphatic over the past two months about the threat posed by COVID-19, and have implored residents to stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus.
Clark helped shape Long Beach as it is today, playing pivotal roles in the foundation of El Dorado Park, Downtown’s redevelopment, the Grand Prix and the Queen Mary, which he rode on its final voyage in 1967.
Heart of Ida has launched a new Friendly Caller Program with volunteers scheduling weekly telephone check-ins for people who need social connection and support.
Besides digital sermons, the Greek Orthodox Church is maintaining its tradition of lighting luminaries commemorating loved ones for Holy Week, showing the lit paper bags surrounding the church on YouTube.
All public gatherings, including funerals, are being postponed, canceled or moved into a digital format in Long Beach, Los Angeles County and surrounding communities.
Nonprofit leaders said that they’re doing all they can today to ensure that their services meet immediate increasing demands and remain intact long-term.
At Fern’s Garden gift boutique, shopkeepers are turning an empty storefront window into a rainbow of colorful drawings and sidewalk chalk photographs created by local kids.
It’s not only the spring breakers partying on Florida beaches or elevator sneezers catching shade online — people doing mundane things in Long Beach, from getting coffee to picking up beach trash, even while practicing social distancing, are among those being vilified.