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All Long Beach COVID-19 testing sites will be closed, including Jordan Plus and St. Mary Medical Center, the city announced in a release.

Operations will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 26. Testing is free and does not require insurance. To make an appointment, or for more information, go to

Long Beach health officials reported no new deaths in the city Saturday, May 30, but confirmed 90 new cases of coronavirus — bring the total to 1,947.

The city’s death toll remained 85.

The update Saturday came a day after Long Beach amended health orders to allow in-person dining at restaurants and the reopening of hair salons and barber shops, after weeks of being shuttered as a way to stem the further spread of the coronavirus.

The next phase of reopening — allowed after the state okayed LA County’s request to move forward with lifting more closures — will place restrictions on restaurants, salons and barbershops.

Long Beach’s order, for example, requires restaurants to limit indoor and outdoor dining capacity to 60%. Customers will be asked to wait for their table in their cars or outside the restaurant, and they will be required to wear a face covering when they’re not eating. Servers will be required to wear a face covering and a face shield.

Salons can’t offer any services other than hair care; nail work, massages and other services will still be prohibited. Salons and barber shops will also be barred from offering magazines, coffee and other amenities. Customers, meanwhile, will not be allowed to gather in waiting areas. Everyone inside a salon or barber shop will have to wear a face covering.

Long Beach has moved ahead with the reopening process because the state considers certain indicators in LA County, like hospital capacity, positive testing rate and supply of personal protective equipment, to be sufficient evidence that local agencies are managing the virus’s spread well — and can respond to a surge in COVID-19 cases if one occurs.

But city officials have repeatedly warned that even as Long Beach moves forward with lifting closures, they could halt that progress — or even require shutdowns again — if there is a surge in new cases.

“It is our decision as a community whether we continue forward,” Mayor Robert Garcia said during a Friday afternoon, May 29, briefing. “I’m pleading with everyone to do the right thing.”

About 1,315 people had recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, Long Beach said Saturday. That’s about 67.5% of the total number of people who have tested positive.

And 69 people were hospitalized, as of Saturday.

Also on Saturday, Long Beach began allowing all residents to get testing for COVID-19, regardless of symptoms, at Cabrillo High School, 2001 Santa Fe Ave. Before then, only asymptomatic essential workers could be tested at city sites. Others had to go to private labs.

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