|(March 30, 2021, 7:05 p.m.) -- At the same time as Governor Gavin Newsom's administration (CA Dept. of Public Health) will let Los Angeles County and the City of Long Beach move into Sacamento's second least COVID-19 restrictive "orange" tier on March 31, Long Beach city management has acknowledged that the City's COVID-19 case rate has been increasing after declining for several weeks.
A March 30 statement by Long Bach City Management's Joint Information Center says LB's COVID-19 case increase is "because LBUSD tested ~ 10,000 staff and students in anticipation of TK-5th grade beginning in-person. Because of the high testing volume, we have found more positive cases than we would otherwise expect to see. Case numbers should return to previously normal trends this week."
Below are recent data (released by city management on the dates indicated, weekend dates absent) of LB's seven day COVID-19 case rate:
March 30: 5.6 cases per 100K population
On March 30, the Long Beach's Health Dept indicated it will prepare a Health Order that will take effect within 24 hours of Sacramento's announced change and "will closely follow the State guidelines with specific local implementation details for businesses to follow."
LA County is waiting until April 5 to ease its restrictions. Orange County is moving into the Orange Tier effective tomorrow (March 31.)
On March 29 .CDCs Director Rochelle Walensky said that she fears "impending doom" as the U.S. sees a rise in new Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. President Biden called on states to pause reopenings and keep mask mandates in place.
Their statements come amid the appearance of more contagious COVID-19 variants and surges in COVID-19 now appearing in parts of Europe.
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