• Matt Esnayra

L.B Health Dept Employee Test Positive for COVID-19, City Opens Shelter at MLK Park

Long Beach city officials announced an employee with the cities' Department of Health and Human Services, who has been described as a "frontline member of the City’s COVID-19 response team" has contracted the infectious coronavirus. The employee is in stable condition and is currently recovering at home in self-isolation. 

What's New:

  • The Metro A Line Willow Station Parking Garage has been added to the City's alternate parking locations.

  • Long Beach Health Department and their private laboratory partners have conducted more than COVID-19 1,300 tests.

  • The city opened another temporary shelter at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Here are the most impacted areas of Long Beach

By the numbers:

  • 153 residents have tested positive

  • 38 people have recovered

  • 1 drive-through testing location, but only by a doctor's referral

  • 16 LBFD firefighters tested positive for coronavirus (The city corrected the number, was 18)

  • 2 deaths

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