Long Beach, CA
Eight Long Beach firefighters have now tested positive for Covid-19 bringing the total of cases in Long Beach to 41. Firefighters who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus are in self isolation and are reported to be in stable condition.
In response to the news, Mayor Robert Garcia stated, “Our Long Beach firefighters are community heroes, and they have been on the frontlines every day of this health crisis,” said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. “We are doing everything we can to provide support to these firefighters and their families. We recognize the seriousness of this latest development and are committed to doing all that we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Long Beach.”
On March 19th, the Long Beach Firefighters through Social Media put out this message, “We are so proud to be on the front lines to help the residents of #LongBeach deal with the Covid-19 crisis. Please know the entire City of Long Beach team Long Beach Fire Department Long Beach Police Department (CA) Long Beach City Mayor Robert Garcia along with the entire city council are working tirelessly together to keep everyone safe. We also want to thank the residents of Long Beach for everything they are doing in helping one another. The City of Long Beach is coming together like no other city in the state of California, and we all should be proud.”
The City of Long Beach has setup a Coronavirus Relief Fund which can be found here.