Priority will be given to families in neighborhoods with disproportionately higher positivity rates of COVID-19, foster children, families with individuals experiencing disabilities or special health care needs and essential workers.
County health officials are urging the public not to gather in large groups or even at people’s homes, particularly as the Dodgers play Game 6 of the World Series Tuesday night.
Saint Maria Goretti in East Long Beach was the first Catholic school in Los Angeles County to reopen on Monday for in-class instruction under a waiver approval.
California’s financially battered restaurants filed government claims Monday to recover more than $100 million in fees for liquor and health permits and tourism charges that they say were assessed even though their businesses were shuttered or only partially operating under long-running coronavirus orders.
The Long Beach Health Department this week approved its first waivers for four elementary schools to reopen in-person classes for younger students.
ail and hair salons and barbershops will be able to open indoors with no capacity restriction.
Some elected leaders, meanwhile, are questioning whether there is a legal avenue for the city to break with the county in an effort to reopen its businesses sooner.
State officials also announced new guidance for professional sporting events, which can allow in-person attendance at 20% capacity in counties that are in the “orange,” or third tier of the state’s matrix.
Although coronavirus hospitalizations have been generally trending downward since July, health officials still fear a potential spike in hospital demand if the region experiences a severe flu season while the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging.
Los Angeles County tattoo shops, including at least four in Long Beach, have reopened for business in the wake of an ongoing lawsuit against the state. The lawyer representing tattoo shop owners, however, said the state will make an official announcement regarding tattoo businesses Tuesday.