• Matt Esnayra

LB COVID-19 Update:1 new death and new health orders for long-term care facilities

City officials announced another COVID-19 related death of a Long Beach resident, a man in his 80's with an underlying medical condition and 16 new COVID-19 cases bring the total to 379.

What's New:

  • The city announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19 with a homeless person.

  • Glen Park Assisted Living, a long-term care facility, has completed 14 days without any new cases

Todays' Numbers:

New Health Order:

The other major announcement was the city's new health order which targeted long-term living facilities.

  • Only staff, first responders, medical personal and essential workers are allowed entry.

  • Staff is required to wear a surgical mask while inside the facility and residents have to wear a mask or face covering when they go outside.

  • Day-to-day temperature screenings of staff and residents are required, and guests must get their temperature checked when entering the facility.

This is a big deal:

In Long Beach and across the nation, nursing homes and long-term living centers have created a doomsday scenario due to its resident's advanced age, compromised immune systems, and a virus that damages its victim's lungs and causing an overactive immune system.

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