When the coronavirus pandemic came crashing into town in mid-March, Long Beach hospitals do what they always do in a crisis —pivot to deal with those in need of help.
Applications opened today, Friday for people interested in receiving up to three meals a day from some of Long Beach's top restaurants.
CVS Health Thursday expanded its COVID-19 no-cost testing program by announcing 91 additional test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across California, including 42 in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Alliance of Caregivers reported that 40 percent of family caregivers experience high levels of physical and mental stress.
Two more Long Beach residents have died due to coronavirus-related causes, officials announced Friday, May 22, bringing the city’s death toll to 70.
Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price has begun a video Zoom series she's calling Let's Talk! A Conversation Series About Mental Health.
May has been Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949. May 2020 may well be the most stressful in the last 71 years, Long Beach experts say.
Long Beach reported another death Sunday, May 10, from the novel coronavirus, bringing the city’s death toll to 44 people as officials prepared to reopen beach bike and pedestrian paths, tennis centers and tennis courts in select parks on Monday, May 11.
The most recent data from the National Alliance of Caregivers (NAC) reports that more than 43 million people act as unpaid caregivers. Without their support, their loved ones, who are struggling with illness, disability or aging, would find themselves in a dire situation.
Stay at Home orders and social distancing requirements have dealt efforts to help victims of domestic violence a double blow.
Community Hospital of Long Beach officials said in late March they were "days away" from opening the east-side hospital, and it figured into Gov. Gavin Newsom's equation of increasing hospital beds to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite the fact that nearly 260 blood drives around Southern California — and 2,700 Red Cross blood drives around the country — had to be canceled because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Long Beach hospitals are saying they are now well-stocked.
Jose Gonzalez doesn’t know much about the coronavirus. But he does know life has changed at the La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in North Long Beach, where he lives.
By this point in your “Stay Safe at Home” self isolation regime you’ve probably finished at heap of puzzles, binged on a variety of NetFlick series and walked your exhausted dog far more times per day than he ever imagined possible.
You’ve been cooped up for weeks. You’re feeling pale and pudgy. Family conversations are all starting to sound the same. And your cat acts like he’s going to claw someone’s eyes out if you don’t give him some time alone.
Another woman in Long Beach, who was older than 80 and associated with a long-term care facility, has died after testing positive for the coronavirus, officials announced Saturday, April 18.
Another three Long Beach residents have died after testing positive for the coronavirus, officials announced Tuesday, April 14. The death toll from the virus so far in the city is now 17.
During this time of uncertainty, the Heart of Ida nonprofit launched two new programs to support senior citizens. Both are designed to answer questions and build connections.
It’s not like I’m counting, (actually, I have been), but I'm writing this column 10 days after Gov. Newsom declared his “Stay Safe at Home” order. Being at home for 10 days for some feels like an eternity, while for others it’s no big deal.
The health care giant that operates Long Beach’s St. Mary Medical Center will not renew its contract with emergency room doctors there, executive officials told the medical staff Thursday, April 2.
Long Beach has confirmed eight more cases of the coronavirus, officials announced Tuesday, March 31; the total tally in the city so far is now up to 123.
Virgin Orbit, a Long Beach aerospace company, is waiting federal approval for a new ventilator that it plans to manufacture and distribute to hospitals in the company weeks, according to a statement released Monday, March 30.
I was standing on my front porch this morning thinking how odd it was that my street looked the same as usual but it felt completely different to me. My once cozy, friendly street where I had enjoyed countless hours interacting with family, friends and neighbors was now empty of people and m…
Toilet paper, hand sanitizer and other hygiene essentials began flying off store shelves weeks ago amid mounting worries over the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Not to worry, retailers and suppliers said, we’re churning out product and cranking up inventory to meet demand.
One Long Beach police officer and three more firefighters have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials announced Friday, March 27. The police officer’s case is one of 16 in Long Beach that were reported Friday; the city’s total count is up to 70.
A relief fund activated less than two weeks ago in Long Beach gave out its first $100,000 in grants this Friday, March 27, to help people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Long Beach officials reported Thursday, March 26, that two more firefighters have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected firefighters to 10.
Bringing to a close a weekend of concern over people ignoring coronavirus-spurred social-distancing rules in public places amid the city’s “Safer at Home” orders, the city of Long Beach closed sports facilities in parks and beaches and urged residents not to gather in open spaces.
As the number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus continues to grow in the city and county, one looming question is how well local hospitals are prepared for the health crisis to potentially surge locally.
No one in Long Beach's homeless population has tested positive for coronavirus so far, but efforts are ramping up to help those willing to receive help as the pandemic continues.
Community Hospital in Long Beach will begin accepting transfer patients this Saturday, March 21, hospital officials have announced.
Long Beach followed Los Angeles County in ordering non-essential retail businesses to close Thursday evening, March 19, in the most recent escalation of regulations that have been implemented to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.