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File #: 22-0487    Version: 1 Name: CM - Quarantine Order
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/28/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action: 5/3/2022
Title: Recommendation to confirm City Manager’s promulgation of the revised Quarantine Order for the Control of COVID-19, issued on April 21, 2022, by the City of Long Beach Health Officer as a regulation. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Manager
Attachments: 1. 050322-C-25sr&att.pdf
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Recommendation to confirm City Manager’s promulgation of the revised Quarantine Order for the Control of COVID-19, issued on April 21, 2022, by the City of Long Beach Health Officer as a regulation. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On March 19, 2020, the City’s Health Officer issued a Public Health Emergency Order to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 within Long Beach. The City’s Health Officer has revised the Quarantine Order from time to time, as necessary, to protect public health and safety during this ongoing emergency. On April 21, 2022, the City’s Health Officer issued revisions to the Quarantine Order. The revised Quarantine Order (attached) issued includes:

· Quarantine is no longer required for close contacts, regardless of vaccination status, unless they live or work in a high-risk setting.

· Close Contacts who live or work in a high-risk setting and are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, and who have not been infected with COVID-19 within the prior 90 days, are required to quarantine in accordance with
CDPH’s “Guidance for Local Health Jurisdiction on Isolation and Quarantine of the General Public.”
· The “Close Contact” definition was updated to a person who shared the same indoor airspace (e.g., home, clinic waiting room, airplane) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period with a COVID-19
positive person during their infectious period.

On May 12, 2020, the City Council adopted Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) Chapter 8.120, “Temporary Enforcement of Long Beach Health Orders Related to COVID-19,” which became effective immediately as an urgency Ordinance. Chapter 8.120 requires, where practicable, the City Council to confirm COVID-19 Health Orders for the sole purpose of authorizing the City Manager’s promulgation of such Health Orders. In the event it is not feasible to do this, Chapter 8.120, as amended on January 19, 2021, requires the City Manager to, within 14 days of promulgation of said Health Orders or at the next...

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