LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia Tuesday announced that all city employees will need to be able to show proof of vaccination or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.
According to Garcia, 72% of city employees have already been vaccinated, and nearly the same percentage of Long Beach adults have been vaccinated.READ MORE: Dodgers Broadcaster Joe Davis Tests Positive For COVID-19
“This is a tremendous achievement and I want to thank all of the incredible people whose hard work and dedication allowed us to roll vaccines out quickly and become a national model for vaccine distribution,” Garcia said in an email release.READ MORE: Brush Fire Blackens Nine Acres In Chatsworth
Just last month, Garcia said the case rate in Long Beach was less than 1 per 100,000 residents. As of Tuesday, that rate was 21.6 per 100,000 residents. And, Garcia said, the daily positivity rate had gone from 0.5% to 8.2% in the same time period.
Vaccines are available for Long Beach residents ages 12 and older at the Convention Center and Long Beach City College sites. The city also has eight mobile clinics that operate throughout the city. More information about where to get a vaccine can be found on the city’s website.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots For Seniors And Others At High Risk