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File #: 22-0495    Version: 1 Name: CM - Revised Health Order
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/2/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action: 5/10/2022
Title: Recommendation to confirm City Manager’s promulgation of the revised Health Order for the Control of COVID-19, issued on April 29, 2022, by the City of Long Beach Health Officer as a regulation. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Manager
Attachments: 1. 051022-C-3sr&att
TITLE
Recommendation to confirm City Manager’s promulgation of the revised Health Order for the Control of COVID-19, issued on April 29, 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 (Health Order) within Long Beach. The City’s Health Officer has revised the Health Order from time to time, as necessary, to protect public health and safety during this ongoing emergency. On April 29, 2022, the City’s Health Officer issued revisions to the Health Order. The revised Health Order (attached) was issued include:

· Requiring masks in all public transit within the City of Long Beach (City), such as, commuter trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares, and indoor transportation hubs, such as airport terminals, bus, train and subway stations, marina or port stations. It remains the CDC’s continuing assessment that at this time, an order requiring masking for indoor public transit is necessary to protect the public health. This masking requirement will be reassessed when: the 7-day case rate drops below 50 per 100,000 OR the CDC’s assessment is that an order requiring masking in the transportation corridor is no longer necessary for protection of the public’s health OR within 30 days of this Order, whichever occurs first.

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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