Both Moderna and Pfizer brand vaccines will be available for children and will be administered in lower doses.
At one point there were 130 temporary parklets in Long Beach but so far just 25 have shown interest in making their outdoor dining areas permanent as the June 30 deadline for the temporary program approaches.
Health officials said the actual case number is likely much higher, with many people now relying on home tests, the results of which are not always reported to authorities.
The department will reevaluate the masking requirement every 30 days, if the seven-day case rates drop to below 50 per 100,000.
There’s a renewed surge of COVID cases in Long Beach, but health officials are not considering reinstating any restrictions—yet.
“The large increase in deaths over the space of only one year is unprecedented in modern times,” Barbara Ferrer, LA County’s director of public health, said in a statement.
COVID-19 cases are rising in Long Beach, but there would have to be a sharp rise in hospitalizations for any new rules to kick in.
In Long Beach, 74.4% of residents ages 5 and up are fully vaccinated, but only 37.7% have gotten a booster, according to data from the city.
Increasing spread of the virus bumped LA County out of the “low” category. The change, however, doesn’t cause any new rules to kick in.
Long Beach reported 256 new positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, for one of the highest daily totals since the winter surge in February.