In a letter to parents on Thursday, LBUSD Superintendent Jill Baker said about 10% of each school’s unvaccinated students will be subject to the tests each week.
The city has, however, recorded another seven deaths since Friday.
The new order requires proof of vaccination to enter drinking establishments that do not serve food, and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours to attend large outdoor “mega” events of more than 10,000 attendees.
A digital memorial honoring the more than 1,000 Long Beach residents who have died of COVID-19 will be created by the city with the help of the general public, officials announced Monday.
It took only 72 days from the first reported case in the city for the virus to kill more residents than the last decade of flu seasons combined.
The findings showed one-third had at least one symptom of COVID-19 two months after a positive test result, with higher odds among people over 40, women, Black residents and those with preexisting health conditions.
Long Beach Unified announced Friday that it is suspending COVID-19 testing of students, which the district had committed to for the first three weeks of school.
The new ordinance will not affect restaurants, but the city “strongly recommends” they require vaccination, too.
Under a new health order expected to be issued by Friday, the county will also require proof of vaccination for all customers and employees in indoor portions of bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges.
The number of cases and the positivity rate are lower than the first week of school, which saw 253 students test positive with a positivity rate of 1.2%.