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We are issuing this information to keep you informed of the City’s latest actions regarding business reopenings. If you are a business operator in need of assistance from DLBA staff, please contact Economic Development & Policy manager AustinM@dlba.org.

MORE BUSINESSES ALLOWED TO REOPEN

Beginning this Friday, June 12, the City of Long Beach is allowing the following sectors to reopen with modifications. A revised Health Order with details on those modifications is forthcoming.

  • Gyms and fitness facilities
  • Professional sports without live audiences
  • Day camps for youth
  • Museums, galleries, and the Aquarium
  • Campgrounds, RV parks, and outdoor recreation
  • Music, film, and television production
  • Hotels, lodging, and certain short-term rentals for tourism and individual travel

The following business types must remain closed:

  • Nail salons
  • Tattoo shops
  • Spas and massage
  • Brewpubs, craft distilleries, breweries, bars, pubs, and wineries that do not serve food
  • Movie theaters
  • Family entertainment centers (e.g. arcades, bowling alleys)
  • Live performance theaters
  • Entertainment centers, concert halls and venues
  • Stadiums
  • Arenas
  • Gaming facilities
  • Festivals

The Long Beach Health & Human Services Department will monitor epidemiological data to determine when to open additional businesses as part of State-sanctioned Stage 3 re-openings.

CITY LAUNCHES PHYSICAL DISTANCING SELF-CERTIFICATION FOR BUSINESSES

Today, the City of Long Beach launched an online tool, SafeBiz, allowing businesses to self-certify that they are reopening safely. SafeBiz walks business management through a checklist of safety measures required by the City’s Safer at Home Health Order.

If all questions on the checklist are answered in compliance with the Health Order, a certificate will be generated upon completion of the self-assessment for the business to print and alongside a poster illustrating physical distancing protocols.

Long Beach Code Enforcement staff will periodically review self-certifications to ensure their validity and plan to use the database to conduct spot checks of businesses to verify compliance.

Businesses with questions or concerns are encouraged to call the City Business Hotline at 562-570-4BIZ.