Updates to Long Beach Health Orders
Faculty, Staff & Students
Long Beach City College continues to hold the health and safety of its students, faculty, and staff as its highest priority during these difficult times.
The City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department released two significant revisions to the “Safer At Home Order for Control of Covid-19.” The revision of November 20, 2020, requires that all non-essential businesses remain closed between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. The revision of November 23, 2020, allows restaurants (including wineries, breweries, etc.) to operate for pick-up and delivery only; on-site dining is prohibited. This revision is effective on 10:00 p.m. on November 25, 2020. The current orders may be found online at: http://www.longbeach.gov/health/diseases-and-condition/information-on/coronavirus/covid-19-orders/.
Long Beach City College remains closed to all but a few approved activities that are defined as “essential” in accordance with the health orders. These orders continue to allow LBCC to operate as it has been doing so for the past several months. Conducting essential labs (in-person instruction for essential workforces as defined in the order for only those activities that cannot be accomplished through virtual learning) is the only on-campus instructional activity allowed. LBCC essential labs are conducted between 8:00 a.m. and 9:55 p.m. In addition, the presence of faculty and staff on campus has been restricted to only those who must be on campus to perform an essential function.
There are very few essential personnel required to work on-site during the restricted hours of 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and their presence is allowable under the revised order. They are essential workers for an essential business (employees of a government agency working in the course and scope of their public service). The restriction of activities between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. applies only to non-essential businesses.
All essential LBCC employees required to be on-site during the restricted hours of 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. are being provided with a letter stating their status as essential personnel and the need for them to be on-site during the restricted hours. If an employee has any questions about whether they are allowed to access campus after 10:00 p.m., they should check with their supervisor.
LBCC continues to track all changes to the public health orders and make operational changes as necessary to fully comply with the orders and to preserve the health and safety of the campus community.