This is a message from Alert Long Beach: The City of Long Beach Health Department ordered the initiation of the Safer At Home Program from now continuing to 11:59 April 19, unless otherwise specified. In general, Safer At Home limits gatherings to 2-9 people, closes shopping centers, playgrounds, non-essential businesses. Essential businesses, including grocery stores, restaurants (take-out or delivery), health services, pharmacies, banks and gas stations, and government services will remain open. Port operations, airport operations and critical transportation services will remain open, as will construction of residential and commercial buildings. People may engage in activities or perform tasks essential to health and safety. City of Long Beach government services are exempt from this order. We will send more information as our situation changes. Please continue to take care of each other as we work though this.