(December 6, 2020) Today at 11:59 PM, a revised Stay at Home Order will be put in place for Southern California reporting area due to the region’s shrinking intensive care unit (ICU) capacity, which is now 10.3%. The order will remain in place for at least three weeks, after which point it may be lifted if ICU bed capacity projected out for four weeks is equal or greater than 15%. This would be assessed approximately twice a week.
The City of Long Beach has stated it will update its own Health Order today to align with requirements set forth by the State. The updated order will be posted here: http://longbeach.gov/health/diseases-and-condition/information-on/coronavirus/covid-19-orders/
The revised Stay at Home Order will put the following rules in place:
- No gatherings outside of households.
- Residents must stay at home, except to conduct essential activities.
- Sectors considered nonessential will be closed. These include personal care services, hair salons/barbershops, wineries, bars, breweries, distilleries, movie theaters, etc. (Click here for a full list as explained by the Long Beach Post).
- Restaurants may only operate takeout and delivery service.
- Retail capacity is limited to 20%.
This is an incredibly difficult time for Downtown residents, businesses, workers, and property owners, and for the community at large. The Downtown Long Beach Alliance understands the stress and financial strain these restrictions are having on our stakeholders, and we will continue to keep you informed of resources to assist you through this time. Please visit our COVID-19 Resource Page for updated resources.
The health of our community and the ability for hospitals to accommodate patients is of the utmost importance. We urge you to wear a mask whenever you leave your home and to employ best health and safety practices.
Questions may be directed to DLBA Communications Manager Samantha Mehlinger at SamanthaM@dlba.org. Businesses may reach out to DLBA Economic Development & Policy Manager Austin Metoyer at AustinM@dlba.org.