The rise in COVID-19 cases can increase stress. Here’s how you can cope.

:16 – COVID is dominating headlines around the world and people are flocking to testing centers. Testing centers in Long Beach have been flooded with residents to find out if they’re sick, or retested so they can return to work or school.

We spent some time speaking with members of the community who were in line at the Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center in North Long Beach to find out how they were feeling.

13:44 – Long Beach is setting record numbers in new COVID-19 cases. The Long Beach Post has published several articles outlining the influx in cases including:

Long Beach sees more than 2,200 new COVID-19 cases in one day 

Nearly 500 teachers miss school Monday amid COVID-19 surge 

While it is necessary to stay well informed as we continue to see the effects of COVID-19, two years in a pandemic can take a toll and cause anxiety.

CalState Long Beach created several links to combat the causes of COVID-19 anxiety. Those can be found here.

The CDC has tips as well. Those can be found here.

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Jackie Rae is a multimedia reporter for the Long Beach Post who joined in May 2021.