Coronavirus 2019

The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to respond to reports of Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as the situation is quickly evolving.

Residents of San Bernardino County are encouraged to stay home as much as possible while only participating in essential activities, such as critical work functions and shopping for necessities. We know these measures are challenging, but social distancing will help to protect all of our communities. We encourage older adults and those with chronic medical conditions to take additional precautions to avoid getting sick with the disease.

The County Acting Health Officer has ordered the cancellation of all gatherings based on CDPH’s Gathering Guidance and provided other guidance to the public in an effort to protect our population from any possible spread of the virus. Please stay home if ill, regularly wash hands with soap and water, clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily and practice social distancing. To prevent stigma and discrimination, it is important to remember that the risk of COVID-19 is not related to race, ethnicity or culture. Do not make determinations of risk based on race or country of origin and be sure to maintain confidentiality of people with confirmed COVID-19.

All San Bernardino County residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to continue to practice good public health hygiene and follow guidance from CDC, CDPH and DPH to protect themselves from possibly spreading any illness. 

For the most updated information about COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Residents of San Bernardino County may call the COVID-19 hotline at (909) 387-3911 from Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for general information and resources about the virus.

The hotline is not for medical calls. If you are feeling sick, please contact your health care provider. Call 9-1-1 ONLY if you have a medical emergency. If you have questions about social services, please call 2-1-1.

News Releases and Health Officer Orders

County creates Nursing Facilities Task Force; issues order mandating patient safety measures (Apr. 6, 2020)

HEALTH OFFICER ORDER – For the Control of COVID-19 Requirements for all Individuals Entering Certain Licensed Facilities and Other Agencies Who are Not a Patient, Existing Resident, or New Resident; Temperature Screening and Self-Evaluation for COVID-19 Symptoms, Masking of All Staff While in Facility, Avoiding Staff Working in Multiple Facilities (Attachment A and B) (Apr. 6, 2020)

Public Health officer recommends face coverings during essential outings (Apr. 2, 2020)

Health Officer formally prohibits short-term rentals (Apr. 2, 2020)

HEALTH OFFICER ORDER – Extension of March 17th Order and Clarification on the Order Related to Lodging Facilities (Apr. 2, 2020)

County offices and attractions will remain closed to public traffic (Apr. 2, 2020)

Twelve reported COVID-19 cases at California Institution for Men, Chino (Apr. 1, 2020)

Traffic requirements for tomorrow’s COVID-19 testing in Victorville (Apr. 1, 2020)

Sample collection for COVID-19 testing to be held in Victorville (Mar. 31, 2020)

County COVID-19 dashboard now includes confirmed cases by city (Mar. 30, 2020)

COVID-19 outbreak in Yucaipa nursing facility (Mar. 28, 2020)

Public Health to hold drive-thru testing; COVID-19 dashboard coming soon (Mar. 25, 2020)

Second death associated with COVID-19 recorded within county (Mar. 25, 2020)

San Bernardino County COVID-19 Press Conference (VIDEO) (Mar. 25, 2020)

First death associated with COVID-19 recorded within county (Mar. 24, 2020)

31 cases of novel coronavirus recorded within county (Mar. 24, 2020)

Short-term rentals advised to comply with health orders (Mar. 23, 2020)

Eight new cases of novel coronavirus recorded within county (Mar. 22, 2020)

Social distancing options created for Supervisors meetings (Mar. 21, 2020)

Four new cases of novel coronavirus recorded within county (Mar. 20, 2020)

County clarifies March 17 Public Health Order (Mar. 19, 2020)

County closes additional offices to public traffic (Spanish) (Mandarin) (Mar. 19, 2020)

Two new cases of novel coronavirus recorded within county (Mar. 18, 2020)

County orders cancellation of all gatherings; Third case confirmed (Mar. 17, 2020)

HEALTH OFFICER ORDER – Cancelling All Gatherings | Orden Del Oficial De Salud Del Condado De San Bernardino Cancelando Todas Las Reuniones (Mar. 17, 2020)

Second case of novel coronavirus recorded within county (Mar. 16, 2020)

County closes several public attractions and public offices (Mar. 16, 2020)

First case of novel coronavirus recorded within county (Mar. 15, 2020)

Health Officer orders cancellation of large gatherings; no local cases in County (Mar. 13, 2020)

County orders cancellation of large gatherings (Mar. 12, 2020)

County declares local health emergency; Still no cases in the county (Mar. 11, 2020)

HEALTH OFFICER ORDER – Mandated COVID-19 Reporting (Mar. 10, 2020)

County continues to monitor COVID-19; reports no local cases (Mar. 9, 2020)

Governor declares State of Emergency; County reports no local cases (Mar. 5, 2020)

County continues to monitor COVID-19; reports no local cases (Mar. 2, 2020)

County continues to monitor COVID-19; reports no local cases (Feb. 28, 2020)

County continues to monitor novel coronavirus; reports no local cases (Feb. 5, 2020)

County monitoring Novel Coronavirus; reports no local cases (Jan. 31, 2020)

County monitoring Novel Coronavirus; reports no local cases (Jan. 28, 2020)

Guidance for Cities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidance for Homes and Residential Communities

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities
Information on how to prepare and take action at home, childcare and K-12 schools, colleges and universities, work, healthcare settings, large community events/mass gatherings and for first responders 

Information for Specific Groups
Information for Businesses, Schools, Pregnant Women and Children, and Travelers

Public Health Media Library
Free credible health content for your websites, apps and social media

Coronavirus Self-Checker

Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission

California Department of Public Health

Guidance for Gatherings

Stay Home except for Essential Needs

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

Guidance for Food and Beverage Venues

Guidance for Entertainment Venues
Guidance regarding gambling venues, theme parks and theaters

COVID-19 Cleaning & Waste Management for Residences

Guidance for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs

Guidance documents for home cleaning with COVID-19 positive individuals
Guidance for people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 who are able to receive care at home, and to their household members and/or caregivers, regarding the cleaning of residences and disposal of waste

Self-Isolation for Older Adults and Those Who Have Elevated Risk

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

Low Cost Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers

DPH Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-19

US Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Office of the Governor

California Volunteers
Information and resources on how to safely donate, volunteer and/or help your local community

Guidance for Healthcare Providers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information for Healthcare Professionals
Variety of information for Healthcare Professionals including information about Persons Under Investigation (PUI), Clinical Care, Infection Control, Supply of Personal Protective Equipment, Home Care and much more

Resources for Hospitals and Healthcare Professionals Preparing for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
CDC has developed two checklists that identify key actions that can be taken now to enhance preparedness for potential or confirmed patients with COVID-19.

Healthcare Professionals: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

California Department of Public Health

Prioritization of Patients for Laboratory Testing for COVID-19

Testing Guidance for Health Care Providers and Laboratories 

Use of Personal Protective Equipment during COVID-19 Outbreak

Guidance documents for health care facilities, including long-term care facilities

Outpatient Healthcare Facility Infection Control Recommendations for Suspect COVID-19 Patients

Guidance for Procedures and Transfer of Deceased Persons with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

COVID-19 Communicable Disease Referral Form

COVID-19 Recommendations for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Toolkit for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)

COVID-19 Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long-Term Care Facilities Visitor Questionnaire

Key Points for Healthcare Providers on COVID-19 Testing

DPH Guidance for Clinicians: Evaluating Patients Who May Have COVID-19

DPH Testing Guidance for Health Care Providers and Laboratories

Home Care Instructions for Patients with Mild Respiratory Infection (Español)

COVID-19 Specimen Intake Form

DPH Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-19 (Español)

Low Cost Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers

State of California Department of Social Services

Guidance documents for community care facilities, including assisted living facilities and child care

State of California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

Guidance documents for health care workers and workers in general industry

State of California Department of Industrial Relations

Cal/OSHA Interim Guidance on Coronavirus for Health Care Facilities: Efficient Use of Respirator Supplies

California Cyber Security Integration Center (Cal-CSIC)

Cyber Security Tips, Guidance, and Advisories for Scams and Data Theft related to COVID-19 for Medical Professionals

Guidance for First Responders and Law Enforcement
Guidance for Laboratories

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information for Laboratories
Includes interim guidance and resources for laboratory professionals working with specimens from persons under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19

Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens

Interim Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines

Laboratory Biosafety Frequently Asked Questions

California Department of Public Health

Prioritization of Patients for Laboratory Testing for COVID-19

Testing Guidance for Health Care Providers and Laboratories 

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

DPH Testing Guidance for Health Care Providers and Laboratories

Key Points for Healthcare Providers on COVID-19 Testing

Guidance for Employers/Businesses

US Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resources for Business and Employers

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19

Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

Coronavirus Self-Checker

Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission

California Department of Public Health

Face Coverings Guidance

Guidance for Gatherings

CDPH Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

Guidance for Food and Beverage Venues
Guidance regarding restaurants, bars, wineries, food trucks, grocery stores and farmers’ markets

Guidance for Entertainment Venues
Guidance regarding gambling venues, theme parks and theaters

Guidance for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs

San Bernardino County 

Economic Development Agency
San Bernardino County business resources information

DPH Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-19 (Español)

DPH COVID-19 – What to do if you are Sick

DPH COVID-19 – Disinfection Instructions

State of California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

Resources for Employers and Workers

U.S. Small Business Administration 

Disaster Loan Assistance
Federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters

Office of the Governor

California Volunteers
Information and resources on how to safely donate, volunteer and/or help your local community

Guidance for Communities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coronavirus Self-Checker

Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission

Protect Yourself and Your Family

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

Resources for Large Community Events and Mass Gatherings
Includes Interim Guidance and Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

Resources for Community- and Faith- Based Leaders
Includes Interim Guidance, Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations and Preparation Checklist

California Department of Public Health

Face Coverings Guidance

Guidance for Gatherings

CDPH Stay Home except for Essential Needs

CDPH Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

Guidance documents for home cleaning with COVID-19 positive individuals
Guidance for people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 who are able to receive care at home, and to their household members and/or caregivers, regarding the cleaning of residences and disposal of waste

Self-Isolation for Older Adults and Those Who Have Elevated Risk

COVID-19 Cleaning & Waste Management for Residences

Community care facilities, including assisted living facilities and child care

Information for WIC Families 

Information for Women and Families

Immigrant Communities

Guidance for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs

COVID-19 Information for those living with HIV

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-19 (Español)

Home Care Instructions for Patients with Mild Respiratory Infection (Español)

COVID-19 – What to do if you are Sick

COVID-19 – Disinfection Instructions

Low Cost Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers

US Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Office of the Governor

California Volunteers
Information and resources on how to safely donate, volunteer and/or help your local community

Guidance for Schools

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools

Resources for Institutes of Higher Education

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education (IHE)

Guidance for Student Foreign Travel for Institutions of Higher Education

Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

Hygiene Etiquette & Practice – Coughing & Sneezing

Handwashing Health Promotion Materials
A variety of educational resources about keeping hands clean and preventing illnesses

California Department of Public Health

New COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools: Distance Learning, School Meals, Child Care and Student Supervision

Guidance for Child Care and Preschool Settings

Guidance for Schools and School Districts

Guidance for Higher Education (Colleges and Universities)

Guidance documents for home cleaning with COVID-19 positive individuals
Guidance for people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 who are able to receive care at home, and to their household members and/or caregivers, regarding the cleaning of residences and disposal of waste

Directrices para las escuelas sobre el nuevo coronavirus o COVID-19

Directrices para las instituciones de educación superior sobre el nuevo coronavirus o COVID-19

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

DPH Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-19 (Español)

Home Care Instructions for Patients with Mild Respiratory Infection (Español)

COVID-19 – What to do if you are Sick

COVID-19 – Disinfection Instructions

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

SBCSS COVID-19 Information
For updated information on school closures and additional information for schools in San Bernardino County

California Department of Education

Distance Learning

School Meals

Child Care and Student Supervision

Association of California School Administrators

Coronavirus Resources for Schools
Contains resources from public health agencies relevant to California schools

US Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Office of the Governor

California Volunteers
Information and resources on how to safely donate, volunteer and/or help your local community

Guidance for Homeless Providers
Educational Materials

CDC COVID-19 Handouts and Posters

CDC Public Health Media Library
Free credible health content for your websites, apps and social media

CDPH COVID-19 Graphics (English) (Español)

Hygiene Etiquette & Practice – Coughing & Sneezing

Handwashing Health Promotion Materials
A variety of educational resources about keeping hands clean and preventing illnesses

Prepare for Public Health Emergencies (Español)

Resources

COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

CDPH Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization

COVID-19 in American Sign Language

COVID-19 Data, Maps, Dashboards

COVID-19 Geographic Information System (GIS) Hub

Social Services

Low-Cost Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers
List of clinics that provide medical services for the uninsured

Dignity Health Virtual Care Anywhere 
Download the Virtual Care Anywhere app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and use coupon code COVID19 (More details)

California Smokers’ Helpline

Free School Meals Sites in San Bernardino County

Employment Development Department
Provides a variety of support services to individuals financially affected by COVID-19 in California

California Volunteers
Information and resources on how to safely donate, volunteer and/or help your local community

US Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Guidance Documents for Health Care Plans for Screening and Testing for COVID-19

Department of Managed Health Care All Plan Letter

California Department of Insurance Bulletin

As with any virus, especially during the flu season, there are a number of steps you can take to protect your health and those around you:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are ill, please stay home and avoid going to work, school or crowded areas. 
  • Wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • If someone does become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough, they should stay away from work, school or other people to avoid spreading illness and contact their healthcare provider if symptoms become severe.
  • N95 masks are not recommended outside a healthcare setting. Surgical masks can be worn by sick individuals to reduce the likelihood of spreading germs to others.
Dr. Erin Gustafson

San Bernardino County Acting Health Officer

Last updated April 7, 2020