The facility was hosting 729 kids as of Thursday. About 40 more are expected to leave the facility by the weekend.
Federal officials said 49 children have tested positive for COVID-19 and were being kept in isolation along with their siblings.
Children and their siblings—some as young as 3—will be temporarily housed at the Long Beach Convention Center after being found without their parents.
The Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, along with six other convention centers, has been nominated for a Prevue Visionary Award, which recognizes “venues, destinations and suppliers that have leveraged technology and innovation in creative and groundbreaking ways to enhance the meeting and event experience.”
Following the controversial but overwhelming passage of Measure N in 2012, the Long Beach City Council approved an ordinance last night which will set a so-called “living wage” minimum for Long Beach Airport (LGB) and Convention Center (CVB) workers.