• Matt Esnayra

Long Beach City Council welcomes the public back on July 6th, mask not required

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The public will be allowed to attend the next Long Beach City Council meeting on July 6, after more than a year of virtual meetings without a live audience due to the pandemic, City Clerk Monique De La Garza announced.

You gotta drop the mask, be yourself:

In the press release, De La Garza mentions that members of the audience won't be required to wear face-mask and that the Council "will no longer" use video conferencing "for public participation."

  • People wishing to make a public comment must appear in person at the Civic Chamber to do so.

Wait, wait, don't tell me:

The news of the City Council re-opening meetings to the public comes in the backdrop of LA County Public Health's recent announcement that the delta variant has caused an increase in new coronavirus infections, per Yahoo News.

  • As of Thursday, 245 Delta cases had been verified throughout the county, more than double the amount from the previous week.

  • The City of Long Beach doesn't know the percentage of police, firefighters, and city employees who have been vaccinated, per LBP.

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