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Board of Supervisors

April 23, 2020 Daily Update

This Daily Update (Monday through Friday) will share important news, information and resources related to how we are battling and getting through the coronavirus pandemic. We are here for you. #SBCountyTogether


Daily Stats

1,608 Confirmed Cases           (up 1.9% from previous day)
77 Deaths                                (up 6.9% from previous day)

4.8% Fatality Rate

14,885 Tested                           (up 3.4% from the previous day)

Drive-Through Testing Locations Weeks of April 20 and April 27, 2020

Monday through Friday – Arrowhead Regional Medical Center – 400 N. Pepper Ave., Colton

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Appointment ONLY, call 1-855-422-8029

Friday, April 24 – Ruben S. Ayala Park – 14225 Central Ave., Chino

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Appointment ONLY, all appointments filled

Monday, April 27 – LoanMart Field (“Quakes Stadium”) – 8408 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

Tuesday, April 28 — Arroyo Valley High School –1881 West Baseline St., San Bernardino

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

Wednesday, April 29 – Citrus Valley High School – 800 W. Pioneer Ave., Redlands

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

Thursday, April 30 – Civic Center Park – 14999 Dale Evans Pkwy., Apple Valley

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

Friday, May 1 – Hesperia Civic Plaza Park – 2800 Mayor Katy Pkwy., Hesperia

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

County residents who are displaying any symptom of COVID-19 now or over the last two weeks can get tested at the drive-through events. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:  fever, cough or shortness of breath. Appointments can be made at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center by phone, and for other locations at http://sbcovid19.com/ (when the appointment window for each event opens). Events are free of charge and do not require health insurance.

County Public Health is also conducting testing at select nursing facilities for at-risk seniors living at those facilities.

Important FAQs Regarding the Opening this weekend of County Parks and Recreation Areas

In accordance with a County Health Order signed today (view order here), starting on Saturday, April 25, the County of San Bernardino is opening County-operated parks and lakes and allowing the opening of city-owned and private parks, lakes, trails, and golf courses on a limited scale for passive recreation.  We recognize that a great part of our overall health depends on our ability to enjoy the outdoors, and our county has some of the greatest recreational opportunities in all of Southern California. The following Frequently Asked Questions address the re-opening, and are available on the County’ COVID-19 website. Further questions can be directed to individual facilities, or the County’s COVID helpline at (909) 387-3911. We will do our best to address other questions in future updates.

What is opening?

All County owned parks, trails, and lakes will be open for passive recreation on a limited scale.

The County is also allowing the opening of city and privately owned parks, trails, lakes and golf courses.  Please check with individual facilities regarding their plans to open.

What is ‘passive recreation’?

Passive recreation means that our San Bernardino County residents can enjoy individual activities like wildlife observation, walking or hiking, biking, boating, and participating in non-contact sports like golf or tennis with members of their households.

Who can use parks, trails, lakes, and golf courses in San Bernardino County?

Although San Bernardino County’s recreation areas are usually open to everyone, every American is being asked to respect the guidelines of individual states and municipalities. To meet the Stay at Home guidelines for the State of California, we are asking that residents stay within the boundaries of their residing counties to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  In other words, at this time we are strongly discouraging out-of-county residents from visiting our outdoor recreation areas.

What is the safety mandate for visiting these outdoor areas?

All facilities will adhere to the mandate of practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings.

All facilities open to the public must add signage advising visitors that social distancing and face coverings are required.

If you are planning to visit our outdoor spaces, understand that restrooms and many businesses in and near these sites will remain closed. Short-term rentals continue to be closed, and restaurants are only available for take-out.

Facility operators assume responsibility and liability for operating under the County health order.

What outdoor venues remain closed?

The following outdoor recreational facilities are mandated to remain closed:

– Outdoor amphitheaters

-Public or community swimming beaches, pools, and spas

-Campgrounds or camp areas

-Note: Camping in open areas of the County, such as those managed by the U.S. Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management, is allowable only by individual campers and members of households. Group camping is not allowed

-Amusement parks or carnivals

-Outdoor conference centers

Parks

What activities are allowed?

-Hiking

-Biking

-Rock climbing

-Skateboarding (where allowed)

-Tennis, pickleball and racquetball (where allowed, and only by those who share a household)

-Wildlife observation

-Dog parks

-Parking in parking lots for passive recreation activity

What facilities are not open?  What activities are not allowed?

The following remain closed due to state mandates related to public gatherings.

-Playgrounds

-Picnic/BBQ areas

-Camping areas

-Basketball courts and baseball/softball/soccer fields for team activities

Can I visit with friends in the park if we maintain social distancing and wear masks?

Public gatherings outside your immediate household are not allowed.

Lakes

What activities are allowed?

-Boating (motor boats, canoeing, kayaking where allowed, and only by those who share a household)

-Parasailing

-Water skiing

-Fishing (by boat and by shore)

-Parking in parking lots for passive recreation activity

What facilities are not open?  What activities are not allowed?

The following are closed due to state mandates related to public gatherings.

-Swim beaches

-On-premise dining facilities or restaurants (take-out is allowed)

-Restrooms

Can I have people in my boat?

In line with public gathering mandates, immediate household members are allowed in one boat.

Will marinas be able to rent boats?

Boat-rental businesses will remain closed.

Trails

What activities are allowed?

-Off-road and dirt trails for hiking, biking and 4x4ing (where allowed)

-Equestrian activities

-Hang gliding

-Rock climbing

Golf Courses

What activities are allowed?

-Golfing

-Take-out dining

What activities are not allowed?

-Golf tournaments and other fund-raising events

What facilities are not open? 

-Clubhouses and restaurants

-Gyms

-Swimming pools

-Hair and nail salons and spas

How will these measures be enforced?

Operators of recreational areas, including golf courses, shall monitor activity and advise those who are not complying with safe practices to do so. If compliance cannot be achieved, facilities will be closed. If widespread noncompliance occurs, the passive recreation allowance will be rescinded countywide.

Video Health Spotlight: Symptomatic vs. Asymptomatic Transmission   

Dr. Troy Pennington, ER Physician from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, gives us the straight talk on what we mean by “symptomatic vs. asymptomatic transmission.”

https://youtu.be/GVbYRWglvVo

COVID-19 Email Updates Now Available

You can now get daily COVID-19 news updates sent directly to your e-mail. Click the “Get email updates on the latest COVID-19 news” link on the County’s homepage, http://www.sbcounty.gov/main/default.aspx, or the County’s COVID-19 page, sbcovid19.com, or sign up here.

For all COVID-19 related information, including case statistics, FAQs, guidelines and resources, visit the County’s COVID-19 webpage at http://sbcovid19.com/.  Residents of San Bernardino County may also call the COVID-19 helpline at (909) 387-3911 for general information and resources about the virus. The phone line is NOT for medical calls and is available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have questions about social services, please call 211.

Actualización diaria del 23 de abril de 2020

Esta Actualización Diaria (de lunes a viernes) compartirá noticias importantes, información y recursos relacionados con cómo estamos luchando y consiguiendo a través de la pandemia del coronavirus.

Estamos aquí para ti. #SBCountyTogether.

Estadísticas diarias
1.608 Casos Confirmados         (un 1,9% más que el día anterior)
77 Muertes                                (un 6,9% más que el día anterior)

4,8%                                         Tasa de mortalidad

14.885                                      Probados

Ubicaciones de pruebas de autoservicio Semana del 20 de abril de 2020

De lunes a viernes – Arrowhead Regional Medical Center – 400 N. Pepper Ave., Colton

8:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m.  Cita SOLAMENTE, llame, 1-855-422-8029

Viernes, 24 de abril – Ruben S. Ayala Park – 14225 Central Ave., Chino

10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. todas las citas ya están llenas

Lunes, 27 de abril – LoanMart Field (“Quakes Stadium”) – 8404 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga

10:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m  Cita SOLAMENTE, en http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

Martes, 28 de abril – Arroyo Valley High School, 1881 West Baseline St., San Bernardino

10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m.  Cita SOLAMENTE, en http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

Miercoles, 29 de abril, – Citrus Valley High School – 800 W. Pioneer Ave., Redlands

10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. Cita SOLAMENTE, en http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

Jueves, 30 de abril, – Civic Center Park – 14999 Dale Evans Pkwy., Apple Valley

10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. Cita SOLAMENTE, en http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

Viernes, 1o de mayo – Hesperia Civic Plaza Park – 2800 Mayor Katy Pkwy., Hesperia

10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. Cita SOLAMENTE, en http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

Los residentes del condado que están mostrando cualquier síntoma de COVID-19 ahora o en las últimas dos semanas pueden hacerse la prueba en los eventos de autoservicio. Los síntomas de COVID-19 incluyen: fiebre, tos o dificultad para respirar. Las citas se pueden hacer en Arrowhead Regional Medical Center por teléfono, y para otros lugares en  http://sbcovid19.com/ (cuando se abre la ventana de citas para cada evento). Este evento es gratuito y no requiere seguro médico.

El Departmento de la Salud Pública del Condado también está realizando pruebas en centros de enfermería para personas mayores en resign que viven en esos centros.

Preguntas Frecuentes Importantes con respecto a la Apertura este fin de semana de Parques y Zonas Recreativas

del Condado

De acuerdo con una Orden de Salud del Condado firmada hoy (ver orden aquí), a partir del sábado 25 de abril, el Condado de San Bernardino está abriendo parques y lagos operados por el Condado y permitiendo la apertura de parques privados y propiedad de la ciudad, lagos, senderos y campos de golf en una escala limitada para la recreación pasiva.  Reconocemos que una gran parte de nuestra salud general depende de nuestra capacidad para disfrutar al aire libre, y nuestro condado tiene algunas de las mayores oportunidades recreativas en todo el sur de California. Las siguientes Preguntas Frecuentes abordan la reapertura, y están disponibles en el sitio web COVID-19 del Condado. Se pueden dirigir otras preguntas a instalaciones individuales, o a la línea de ayuda COVID del Condado al (909) 387-3911. Haremos todo lo posible para abordar otras preguntas en futuras actualizaciones.

¿Qué es la apertura?

Todos los parques, senderos y lagos propiedad del condado estarán abiertos para la recreación pasiva en una escala limitada.

El Condado también está permitiendo la apertura de parques de la ciudad y de propiedad privada, senderos, lagos y campos de golf.  Por favor, consulte con las instalaciones individuales con respecto a sus planes de apertura.

¿Qué es la “recreación pasiva”?

La recreación pasiva significa que nuestros residentes del Condado de San Bernardino pueden disfrutar de actividades individuales como observación de vida silvestre, caminar o senderismo, andar en bicicleta, navegar y participar en deportes sin contacto como golf o tenis con miembros de sus hogares.

¿Quién puede usar parques, senderos, lagos y campos de golf en el Condado de San Bernardino?

Aunque las áreas recreativas del Condado de San Bernardino generalmente están abiertas a todo el mundo, a todos los estadounidenses se les pide que respeten las directivas de los estados y municipios individuales. Para cumplir con las directivas de Estancia en Casa para el estado de California, estamos pidiendo que los residentes se mantengan dentro de los límites de sus condados de residencia para aplanar la curva y evitar la propagación de COVID-19.  En otras palabras, en este momento estamos desalentando fuertemente a los residentes fuera del condado de visitar nuestras áreas recreativas al aire libre.

¿Cuál es el mandato de seguridad para visitar estas áreas al aire libre?

Todas las instalaciones se adhieren al mandato de practicar el distanciamiento social y el uso de cobreturas faciales.

Todas las instalaciones abiertas al público deben añadir señalización aconsejando a los visitantes que se requieren distanciamientos sociales y cobreturas faciales.

Si está planeando visitar nuestros espacios al aire libre, entienda que los baños y muchas empresas dentro y cerca de estos sitios permanecerán cerrados. Los alquileres a corto plazo siguen cerrados, y los restaurantes solo están disponibles para llevar.

Los operadores de la instalación asumen la responsabilidad de operar bajo la orden de salud del Condado.

¿Qué lugares al aire libre permanecen cerrados?

Las siguientes instalaciones recreativas al aire libre tienen el mandato de permanecer cerradas:

-Anfiteatros al aire libre

-Playas de natación públicas o comunitarias, piscinas y spas

-Campamentos o campamentos

o Nota: Acampar en áreas abiertas del Condado, como las administradas por el Servicio Forestal de los Estados Unidos o la Oficina de Administración de Tierras, solo puede ser permitido por los campistas individuales y los miembros de los hogares. No se permite acampar en grupo

-Parques de atracciones o carnavales

-Centros de conferencias al aire libre

Parques

¿Qué actividades están permitidas?

-Senderismo

-Ciclismo

-Escalada en roca

-Patinar (Skateboarding) (cuando esté permitido)

-Tenis, pickleball y ráquetbol (cuando lo permita, y sólo por aquellos que comparten un hogar)

– Observación de la vida silvestre

-Parques para perros

-Aparcamiento en estacionamientos para actividad recreativa pasiva

¿Qué instalaciones no están abiertas?  ¿Qué actividades no están permitidas?

Los siguientes permanecen cerrados debido a mandatos estatales relacionados con las reuniones públicas.

-Parques infantiles

-Zonas de picnic/BBQ

-Zonas de acampada

-Canchas de baloncesto y campos de béisbol/softbol/fútbol para actividades de equipo

¿Puedo visitar a amigos en el parque si mantenemos el distanciamiento social y usamos coberturas faciales?

No se permiten reuniones públicas fuera de su hogar inmediato.

Lagos

¿Qué actividades están permitidas?

-Navegación (barcos a motor, canoa, kayak donde esté permitido, y sólo por aquellos que comparten un hogar)

-Paravelismo

-Esquí acuático

-Pesca (en barco y por costa)

-Aparcamiento en estacionamientos para actividad recreativa pasiva

¿Qué instalaciones no están abiertas?  ¿Qué actividades no están permitidas?

Los siguientes se cierran debido a mandatos estatales relacionados con las reuniones públicas.

-Playas de natación

-Restaurantes o restaurantes en las instalaciones (se permite la comida para llevar)

-Baños

¿Puedo tener gente en mi barco?

De acuerdo con los mandatos de reunión pública, los miembros del hogar inmediato stienen permitidos en un solo barco.

¿Podrán alquilar barcos los puertos deportivos?

Los negocios de alquiler de barcos permanecerán cerrados.

Senderos

¿Qué actividades están permitidas?

-Senderos todoterreno y de tierra para senderismo, ciclismo y 4x4ing (cuando esté permitido)

-Actividades ecuestres

-Aladelta del deslizamiento

-Escalada en roca

Campos de golf

¿Qué actividades están permitidas?

-Golf

-Comida para llevar

¿Qué actividades no están permitidas?

-Torneos de golf y otros eventos de recaudación de fondos

¿Qué instalaciones no están abiertas? 

-Casas de club y restaurantes

-Gimnasios

-Piscinas

-Peluquerías y salones de uñas y spas

¿Cómo se aplicarán estas medidas?

Los operadores de áreas recreativas, incluidos los campos de golf, supervisarán la actividad y asesorarán a quienes no cumplan con las prácticas seguras para que lo hagan. Si no se puede lograr el cumplimiento, las instalaciones permanecerán cerradas. Si se produce un incumplimiento generalizado, la asignación de recreación pasiva será rescindida en todo el condado.

Foco de salud de vídeo: Sintomática vs. Transmisión asintomática

El Dr. Troy Pennington, Médico de Urgencias del Centro Médico Regional Arrowhead, nos da la charla directa sobre lo que queremos decir con “transmisión sintomática vs. asintomática”.

https://youtu.be/GVbYRWglvVo

Actualizaciones de correo electrónico COVID-19 ya disponibles
Ahora puede recibir actualizaciones diarias de noticias COVID-19 enviadas directamente a su correo electrónico. Haga clic en el enlace “Obtener actualizaciones por correo electrónico en las últimas noticias de COVID-19” en la página principal del Condado, http://www.sbcounty.gov/main/default.aspx, o en la página COVID-19 del Condado, sbcovid19.com o regístrese aquí.

Para toda la información relacionada con COVID-19, incluyendo estadísticas de casos, preguntas frecuentes, directrices y recursos, visite la página web de COVID-19 del Condado en http://sbcovid19.com/. Los residentes del Condado de San Bernardino también pueden llamar a la línea directa COVID-19 al (909) 387-3911 para obtener información general y recursos sobre el virus. La línea directa NO es para llamadas médicas y está disponible de lunes a viernes, de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m. Si tiene preguntas sobre servicios sociales, llame al 211.

COVID-19 crisis endures, but County plans for recovery

The peak of the COVID-19 crisis locally and nationally has not yet arrived, but County Government has begun planning for a multi-faceted recovery by creating a San Bernardino County COVID-19 Recovery Coalition led by Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman that will include several government, private-sector and community partners from throughout the county.

“The impacts of this pandemic are already deep and far-reaching in terms of our local economy, government resources, and the basic structure of our society,” Hagman said. “The sooner we start talking about what recovery and our post-COVID-19 county looks like, even while coping with the crisis itself, the stronger and more enduring our recovery will be.”

The coalition includes the leadership of the county’s Economic Development and Workforce Development departments and the Community Development and Housing Agency. It will eventually encompass public- and private-sector partners in the following areas:

  • Transportation/Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • The Faith Community
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism

A process for selecting members of the coalition will be announced at a future date.

“The focus of the coalition will be to begin a dialogue about recovery efforts and best practices toward dealing with the current COVID-19 crisis and moving our county towards recovery,” Hagman said.

Hagman cautioned that talking about recovery now is not a signal to ease off on efforts to control the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

“We have not yet seen the worst,” Hagman said. “We must still stay at home when we can and take serious precautions when we have to go out by covering our faces as needed, washing our hands often, and maintaining social distancing. Backing off now will cause more people to become infected, more people to get gravely ill, and strain our healthcare system beyond capacity.”

“We will emerge from this crisis by working together,” Hagman said. “The San Bernardino County COVID-19 Recovery Coalition will help ensure that we emerge stronger, smarter, and ready to build our future.”

A variety of designated County departments and agencies have been working together since Jan. 25 to protect the community from the COVID-19 pandemic.

For information about the coronavirus crisis, visit the County’s coronavirus website at sbcovid19.com. New information and resources are updated daily. The public can also contact the COVID-19 hotline from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (909) 387-3911, or email the County at coronavirus@dph.sbcounty.gov.

La crisis de COVID-19 permanece, pero el Condado planea recuperarse

El nivel más alto de la crisis del COVID-19  local y nacional aún no ha llegado, pero el gobierno del condado ha comenzado a planear una recuperación multifacética creando una Coalición de recuperación de la COVID-19 del condado de San Bernardino, dirigida por el presidente de la Junta de supervisores, Curt Hagman, que incluirá a varios socios del gobierno, del sector privado y de la comunidad de todo el condado.

“Los impactos de esta pandemia ya son profundos y de gran alcance en términos de nuestra economía local, recursos del gobierno y la estructura básica de nuestra sociedad”, dijo Hagman. “Cuanto antes empecemos a hablar de cómo se ve la recuperación y nuestro condado después de-COVID-19, incluso mientras afrontamos la crisis, más fuerte y más duradera será nuestra recuperación”.

La coalición incluye el liderazgo de los departamentos de Desarrollo Económico y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral del condado y la Agencia De Desarrollo Comunitario y Vivienda. Con el tiempo, abarcará a los socios del sector público y privado en las siguientes áreas:

  • Transporte/Logística
    • Asistencia médica
    • La Comunidad de la Fe
    • Venta al por menor
    • Industrial
    • Gobierno
    • Educación
    • Hospitalidad
    • Turismo

Un proceso para seleccionar a los miembros de la coalición se anunciará en una fecha futura.

“El objetivo de la coalición será iniciar un diálogo sobre los esfuerzos de recuperación y las mejores prácticas para enfrentar la actual crisis del COVID-19 y mover nuestro condado hacia la recuperación”, dijo Hagman.

Hagman advirtió que hablar ahora sobre la recuperación no es una señal para aliviar los esfuerzos para controlar la propagación del virus que causa COVID-19.

“Todavía no hemos visto lo peor”, dijo Hagman. “debemos permanecer en casa cuando podamos y tomar precauciones serias cuando tengamos que salir cubriendo nuestras caras según sea necesario, lavándonos las manos a menudo y manteniendo el distanciamiento social. Retroceder ahora hará que más personas se infecten, más personas se enfermen gravemente y tensar nuestro sistema de la asistencia médica más allá de la capacidad.”

“Saldremos de esta crisis trabajando juntos”, dijo Hagman. “La Coalición de Recuperación COVID-19 del Condado de San Bernardino ayudará a asegurar que salgamos más fuertes, inteligentes y listos para construir nuestro futuro”.

Una variedad de departamentos y agencias designados del Condado han estado trabajando juntos desde el 25 de enero para proteger a la comunidad de la pandemia COVID-19.

Para obtener información sobre la crisis del coronavirus, visite el sitio web del coronavirus del Condado en sbcovid19.com. La nueva información y los recursos se actualizan diariamente. El público también puede comunicarse con la línea directa COVID-19 de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m., de lunes a viernes al (909) 387-3911, o enviar un correo electrónico al Condado en coronavirus-dph.sbcounty.gov.

County launches COVID-19 “Stay Home, Stay Safe” billboard campaign

San Bernardino County has launched a series of billboard advertisements promoting the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” campaign to help combat the spread of COVID-19. The billboards are located next to major freeways and will be viewable to commuters in San Bernardino County.

“The ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ billboard campaign is a reminder to residents that staying home will help slow the spread of the virus,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “Staying home as much as possible while only participating in essential activities, such as critical work functions, or shopping for necessities, has been our number one offense in fighting COVID-19. Our community is safer when we all do our part to take additional precautions and follow the latest health safety guidelines.”

The billboard advertisement features the County’s COVID-19 resources webpage sbcovid19.com and also highlights the slogan, “We’ll get through this together!”

The billboard placements were donated by General Outdoor Advertising. The billboards are located in Rancho Cucamonga on the I-15 freeway between 4th Street and Foothill, in Fontana on the I-10 freeway between Etiwanda Avenue and Cherry Avenue, and San Bernardino on the 215 freeway south of the 2nd/5th Street exit.

The billboards are just one of the many communication tools being used by the County to help better inform residents of the latest updates regarding the COVID-19 crisis. Various appropriate County departments and agencies have been working together to protect the community, with daily guidelines and new information shared to the public.For information about the coronavirus crisis, visit the County’s coronavirus website at sbcovid19.com. The public can also contact the COVID-19 hotline from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (909) 387-3911, or email the County at coronavirus@dph.sbcounty.gov.

 

El Condado lanza campaña en cartelera COVID-19 “Quedarse en Casa, Mantenerse a Salvo”

El Condado de San Bernardino ha lanzado una serie de anuncios publicitarios que promueven la campaña “Stay Home, Stay Safe” (Quedarse en Casa, Mantenerse a Salvo) para ayudar a combatir la propagación de COVID-19. Las carteleras publicitarias se encuentran junto a las autopistas principales y serán visibles para los viajeros en el Condado de San Bernardino.

“La campaña publicitaria “Stay Home, Stay Safe” (Quedarse en Casa, Mantenerse a Salvo”) es un recordatorio para los residentes de que quedarse en casa ayudará a frenar la propagación del virus,” dijo el Presidente de la Junta de Supervisores, Curt Hagman. “Permanecer en casa tanto como sea posible mientras solo participamos en actividades esenciales, como funciones críticas de trabajo, o comprar artículos de primera necesidad, ha sido nuestra ofensa número uno en la lucha contra COVID-19. Nuestra comunidad es más segura cuando todos hacemos nuestra parte para tomar precauciones adicionales y seguir las últimas pautas de seguridad en la salud.”

El anuncio de la cartelera presenta la página web de recursos COVID-19 del Condado sbcovid19.com y también destaca el lema: “¡Lo superaremos juntos!”

Las colocaciones de las carteleras fueron donadas por General Outdoor Advertising. Las carteleras  publicitarias se encuentran en Rancho Cucamonga en la autopista I-15 entre 4th Street y Foothill, en Fontana en la autopista I-10 entre Etiwanda Avenue y Cherry Avenue, y en San Bernardino en la autopista 215 al sur de la salida 2nd/5th Street.

Las carteleras publicitarias son sólo una de las muchas herramientas de comunicación que está utilizando el Condado para ayudar a informar mejor a los residentes de las últimas actualizaciones con respecto a la crisis COVID-19. Varios departamentos y agencias apropiadas del Condado han estado trabajando juntos para proteger a la comunidad, con pautas diarias y nueva información compartida al público.

Para obtener información sobre la crisis del coronavirus, visite el sitio web del coronavirus del Condado en sbcovid19.com.  Nueva información y recursos se actualizan diariamente.  El público también puede ponerse en contacto con la línea de información pública del COVID-19 de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m., de lunes a viernes al 909-387-3911, o envíe un correo electrónico al Condado a coronavirus@dph.sbcounty.gov

Clarification of religious services and face-coverings order

The need has arisen for clarification of a Public Health Order and subsequent guidance issued Tuesday regarding religious services and face coverings.

The County acknowledges the manner in which the order and guidance were created and disseminated created unintended consequences and hardships. The County has taken steps to ensure appropriate notice and coordination will occur in the future as we address the complicated and fast-moving crisis faced by our community and the entire world.

“We recognize the need to act quickly to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout San Bernardino County,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “But we also recognize that we must take into consideration the myriad of impacts that can be felt in a large and diverse county, and be willing to provide clarification and make adjustments while keeping our communities safe and healthy.”

The specific references to drive-in religious services so close to major religious observances taking place during the next four days, for which organizations had already conducted considerable planning and incurred expenses, are clarified as follows: Organizations that have planned such services for the coming weekend should proceed with those services if they choose to do so and make every effort to prevent contact between congregants.

Regarding the use of face-coverings while driving, there is no need for drivers traveling alone or with members of their households to wear face coverings unless they must lower their windows to interact with first responders, food service workers, or others who are not members of their households.

Other clarifying guidance will be forthcoming.

On the subject of enforcement, the public is advised that although violation of a health order is a violation of the California Health and Safety Code, the County does not expect law enforcement to broadly impose citations on violators. The expectation is that law enforcement will rely upon community members to use good judgment, common sense, and act in the best interests of their own health and the health of their loved ones and the community at large. The imposition of penalties on members of the public who willfully and grossly disregard public health orders by putting others at risk of exposure to this infectious disease is meant as a tool for law enforcement to use as a deterrent.

San Bernardino County has 547 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of 17 county residents have been associated with the disease.

Various appropriate County departments and agencies have been working together since Jan. 25 to protect the community from the COVID-19 pandemic.

For information about the coronavirus crisis, visit the County’s coronavirus website at sbcovid19.com. New information and resources are updated daily. The public can also contact the COVID-19 hotline from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (909) 387-3911, or email the County at coronavirus@dph.sbcounty.gov.

Aclaración de servicios religiosos y orden de cobertura de la cara.

Ha surgido la necesidad de aclaración de una Orden de Salud Pública y posterior orientación emitida el martes en relación con los servicios religiosos y cobertura de la cara.

El Condado reconoce la manera en que la orden y la orientación fueron creados y difundidos creando consecuencias y dificultades no deseadas. El Condado ha tomado medidas para asegurar que el aviso y la coordinación apropiada ocurran en el futuro a medida mientras dirigimos la crisis complicada y de rápido movimiento que enfrenta nuestra comunidad y el mundo entero.

“Reconocemos la necesidad de actuar rápidamente para frenar la propagación de COVID-19 en todo el condado de San Bernardino”, dijo el Presidente de la Junta de Supervisores, Curt Hagman. “Pero también reconocemos que debemos tener en cuenta la infinidad de impactos que se pueden sentir en un condado grande y diverso, y estar dispuestos a proporcionar aclaraciones y hacer ajustes mientras mantenemos a nuestras comunidades seguras y saludables”.

Las referencias específicas a los servicios religiosos tan cercanos a las principales celebraciones religiosas que se llevaran a cabo durante los próximos cuatro días, por los cuales las organizaciones ya habían llevado a cabo una planificación considerable y gastos incurridos, se aclaran de la siguiente manera: Las organizaciones que han planificado dichos servicios para el próximo fin de semana deben proceder con esos servicios si así lo deciden y hacer todo lo posible para evitar el contacto entre los congregantes.

Con respeto al uso de coberturas faciales mientras conducen, no hay necesidad de que los conductores que viajen solos o con miembros de sus hogares usen cubiertas faciales a menos que deban bajar las ventanas para interactuar con los socorristas, los trabajadores de servicios de alimentos u otras personas que no son miembros de sus hogares.

Se presentarán otras orientaciones de clarificación.

En cuanto a la aplicación de la ley, se informa al público que aunque la violación de una orden de salud es una violación del Código de Salud y Seguridad de California, el Condado no espera que Agencias de aplicación de la ley impongan ampliamente citas a los infractores. La expectativa es que Agencias de aplicación de la ley confíen en los miembros de la comunidad que utilicen el buen juicio, el sentido común y actúen en el mejor interés de su propia salud y la salud de sus seres queridos y de la comunidad en general. La imposición de sanciones a los miembros del público que descuidan deliberadamente las órdenes de salud pública poniendo a otros en riesgo de exposición a esta enfermedad infecciosa se entiende como una herramienta para que Agencias de aplicación de la ley la utilicen como elemento disuasorio.

El condado de San Bernardino tiene 547 casos confirmados de COVID-19 y la muerte de 17 residentes del condado se ha asociado con la enfermedad.

Varios departamentos y agencias del Condado han estado trabajando juntos desde el 25 de enero para proteger a la comunidad de la pandemia COVID-19.

Para obtener información sobre la crisis del coronavirus, visite el sitio web del coronavirus del Condado en sbcovid19.com. La nueva información y los recursos se actualizan diariamente. El público también puede comunicarse con la línea directa COVID-19 de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m., de lunes a viernes al (909) 387-3911, o enviar un correo electrónico al Condado al coronavirus@dph.sbcounty.gov.

Public participation in Board meetings electronic only due to Covid-19

While the Board of Supervisors continues to hold meetings to conduct essential business during the Covid-19 pandemic, public participation in the meetings will be electronic only in compliance with the governor’s executive order to stay at home.

The changes in public participation will begin at the next Board of Supervisors meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2020 and will continue until further notice. In addition, the remote site locations at the Jerry Lewis High Desert Government Center in Hesperia and the Bob Burke Joshua Tree Government Center in Joshua Tree will not be open to the public.

The County invites the public to continue to watch Board of Supervisors meetings from home at http://www.sbcounty.gov/Main/Pages/ViewMeetings.aspx.

People who want to comment on specific agenda items, make general comments, or submit testimony for public hearings, and have those comments provided to each board member prior to the meeting, can send their comments and testimony to the Clerk of the Board by email at BoardMeetingComments@cob.sbcounty.gov. Those comments and testimony may also be submitted online, limited to 250 words or less, at http://www.sbcounty.gov/cob/publiccomments/default.aspx prior to 8 a.m. on meeting days.

The public can also submit comments and testimony during meetings through the same email address and website. Comments and testimony submitted after 8 a.m. and during the meeting won’t be provided to each board member but will be read aloud by the Clerk of the Board during the meeting, time permitting.

All comments and testimony submitted before and during the meeting will be included in their entirety in the official record of the meeting.

 

La participación del público en las Junta de Supervisores sólo electronica debido a Covid-19

Mientras que la Junta de Supervisores continúa celebrando reuniones para llevar a cabo negocios esenciales durante la pandemia de Covid-19, la participación del público en las reuniones será electrónica sólo en cumplimiento con la orden ejecutiva del gobernador de permanecer en casa.

Los cambios en la participación pública comenzarán en la próxima reunión de la Junta de Supervisores a las 10 a.m. del martes 7 de abril de 2020 y continuarán hasta nuevo aviso.  Además, las ubicaciones remotas del sitio en el Jerry Lewis High Desert Government Center en Hesperia y el Bob Burke Joshua Tree Government Center en Joshua Tree no estarán abiertas al público.

El Condado invita al público a continuar viendo las reuniones de la Junta de Supervisores desde casa en http://www.sbcounty.gov/Main/Pages/ViewMeetings.aspx.

Las personas que deseen comentar sobre temas específicos del programa, hacer comentarios generales o enviar testimonios para audiencias públicas, y hacer que esos comentarios se proporcionen a cada miembro de la Junta antes de la reunión, pueden enviar sus comentarios y testimonios al Secretario de la Junta por correo electrónico a BoardMeetingComments@cob.sbcounty.gov. Esos comentarios y testimonios también pueden presentarse en línea, limitados a 250 palabras o menos, a http://www.sbcounty.gov/cob/publiccomments/default.aspx antes de las 8 a.m. de los días de la reunión.

El público también puede enviar comentarios y testimonios durante las reuniones a través de la misma dirección de correo electrónico y sitio web. Los comentarios y testimonios presentados después de las 8 a.m. y durante la reunión no serán proporcionados a cada miembro de la Junta, sino que serán leídos en voz alta por el Secretario de la Junta durante la reunión, si hay tiempo permitido.

Todos los comentarios y testimonios presentados antes y durante la reunión se incluirán en su totalidad en el registro oficial de la junta/reunión.

Public Health officer recommends face coverings during essential outings

San Bernardino County health officials are recommending people use face coverings when leaving home to conduct essential business such as grocery shopping, going to a medical appointment or visiting a pharmacy to help flatten the curve of Covid-19.

The County made the recommendation after reviewing guidance released on April 1 from the state Department of Public Health.

Face coverings may include coverings that secure to the ears or back of the head and encompass the mouth and nose. Homemade cloth ear loop covers, bandannas and handkerchiefs, and neck gaiters may be used to reduce the spread of Covid-19 particularly among asymptomatic people.

Staying home, practicing social distancing and frequent handwashing are far more effective ways to combat the spread of Covid-19, and face coverings are not a substitute for continuing those practices, said Acting County Public Health Officer Dr. Erin Gustafson.

“Surgical masks and N95 masks should not be used because they must be preserved for healthcare workers and emergency responders,” Gustafson said. “If you do use a face covering, make sure to practice frequent hand washing before and after touching and adjusting the covering.”

Wash cloth face coverings frequently after each use — at least daily. Place face coverings in a bag until washing them in detergent with hot water and dried on a hot cycle. Discard cloth face coverings that no longer cover the nose and mouth; have stretched out or damaged ties and straps; cannot stay on the face; and have holes or tears in the fabric.

“Covering your face may help reduce the chance that asymptomatic people spread COVID-19. This is not as effective as staying home and practicing social distancing,” said Curt Hagman, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “We all need to do our part to flatten the curve and residents should use this as one more tool to stop the spread of this disease.””

For more information about Covid-19 in San Bernardino County, please visit sbcovid19.com. The public can also contact the coronavirus public information line from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (909) 387-3911, or email the County at coronavirus@dph.sbcounty.gov.

 

El funcionario de salud pública recomienda cubrirse la cara durante las salidas esenciales

Los Funcionarios de salud del Condado de San Bernardino están recomendando a las personas que usen coberturas faciales al salir de casa para llevar a cabo negocios esenciales como ir a una cita médica o visitar una farmacia para ayudar a aplanar la curva de Covid-19.

El Condado hizo la recomendación después de revisar las directrices publicadas el 1 de abril del Departamento de Salud Pública del estado.

Las cubiertas para la cara pueden incluir cubiertas que se fijan a las orejas o a la parte posterior de la cabeza y que abarcan la boca y la nariz. Se pueden utilizar fundas caseras de tela, pañuelos y pañuelos de cuello para reducir la propagación de Covid-19, especialmente entre personas asintomáticas.

Permanecer en casa, practicar el distanciamiento social y el lavado frecuente de manos son formas mucho más efectivas de combatir la propagación de Covid-19, y las cubiertas para la cara no son un sustituto para continuar esas prácticas, dijo la Dra. Erin Gustafson, Oficial interina de Salud Pública del Condado.

“Las máscaras quirúrgicas y las máscaras N95 no deben utilizarse porque deben conservarse para los trabajadores sanitarios y los socorristas”, dijo Gustafson. “Si usas una cubierta facial, asegúrate de practicar el lavado frecuente de manos antes y después de tocar y ajustar la cubierta.”

Lave las cubiertas de la cara de la tela con frecuencia después de cada uso — por lo menos diariamente. Coloque las cubiertas de cara en una bolsa hasta que las lave en detergente con agua caliente y se seque en un ciclo caliente. Deseche las cubiertas de la cara de tela que ya no cubren la nariz y la boca; que se hayan estirado o dañado las bridas y correas; que no puedan permanecer en la cara; y que tengan orificios o rasgaduras en la tela.

“Cubrirse la cara puede ayudar a reducir la posibilidad de que las personas asintomáticas se propaguen COVID-19. Esto no es tan efectivo como quedarse en casa y practicar el distanciamiento social”, dijo Curt Hagman, Presidente de la Junta de Supervisores. “Todos tenemos que hacer nuestra parte para aplanar la curva y los residentes deben usar esto como una herramienta más para detener la propagación de esta enfermedad”.

Para obtener más información sobre Covid-19 en el condado de San Bernardino, visite sbcovid19.com. El público también puede comunicarse con la línea de información pública del coronavirus de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m., de lunes a viernes al (909) 387-3911, o enviar un correo electrónico al Condado en coronavirus-dph.sbcounty.gov.

County to hold COVID-19 press conference

Members of the Board of Supervisors, Sheriff John McMahon, County Public Health Director Trudy Raymundo, physicians from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and other county officials will provide an update on the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis within the county and answer questions from journalists during a press conference Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.

All Southern California news organizations have been invited and it has been timed to enable Los Angeles-based television stations to broadcast it live if they choose to do so. The county will livestream the press conference and archive a complete recording on the CountyDirect Broadcast Network at https://sanbernardino.granicus.com/player/clip/5055?view_id=19. The event will also be livestreamed via Facebook Live.

Attendance at the press conference will be limited to journalists and professional news organizations.

For information about the coronavirus crisis, visit the County’s coronavirus website at wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus. New information and resources have been added and the site is being updated daily. The public can also contact the coronavirus public information line from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (909) 387-3911, or email the County at coronavirus@dph.sbcounty.gov.

County orders cancellation of large gatherings

Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman has announced that, in an effort to protect the public from any possible spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, the County’s Public Health Officer today has ordered the immediate cancellation or postponement of gatherings of more than 250 people within the county until further notice.

The order applies to, but is not limited to, concerts, conferences, and professional, college, and school sporting events, and is in line with guidance issued today by the California Department of Public Health.

“The County realizes that this order will result in inconveniences to many people and businesses. However, the County’s primary concern is the health and wellbeing of its residents and visitors,” Hagman said.

Smaller gatherings should refer to guidance from the California Department of Public Health, which can be found here.

The County Public Health Officer’s order does not apply to activities such as attendance at regular school classes, work, or essential services.

“Certain activities are essential to the functioning of our state and must continue,” the order states. “Hence, this Order does not apply to essential public transportation, airport travel, or shopping at a store or mall. This Order also does not apply to congregate living situations, including dormitories and homeless encampments.”

Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the county, numerous cases have been confirmed in neighboring counties. Large gatherings that attract travelers and other people who don’t routinely congregate with each other increase the risk of COVID-19 appearing within San Bernardino County.

As should always be the case, people experiencing symptoms of contagious illness should seek medical guidance, not attend work or school, and avoid contact with other people.

On Tuesday, the County Public Health Officer and the Board of Supervisors declared a local health emergency to help ensure county government and the public are prepared for the possibility that COVID-19 will appear within the county.

Various appropriate County departments and agencies have been working together since Jan. 25 to prepare for the possible arrival of the virus within the county. That is when the County was notified an aircraft carrying U.S. citizens evacuated from the region in China where the virus had originated might be arriving at Ontario International Airport. The flight was eventually diverted to Riverside County. The County Department of Public Health activated its Department Operations Center on Feb. 13.

County Public Health continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health to respond to reports of COVID-19. Although Governor Newsom declared a State of Emergency to help the state prepare for broader spread of COVID-19, the health risk from COVID-19 to the general public in San Bernardino County remains low at this time.

As with any virus, especially during the cold and 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.
  • 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 seek assistance from 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.

For more information on COVID-19, please call (800) 722-4794 or visit the County Public Health COVID-19 webpage at http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/.  Information is updated as soon as it is made available.

Event organizers seeking guidance from the Public Health Officer specific to their planned events should send their inquiries to coronavirus@dph.sbcounty.gov.

More information is available here in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog.

County declares local health emergency; Still no cases in the county

The San Bernardino County Public Health Officer and the Board of Supervisors today declared a local health emergency to help ensure county government and the public are prepared for the possibility that COVID-19 will appear within the county.

No local cases have been reported in the county, although cases have been identified in neighboring Riverside, Los Angeles and Orange counties.

“The purpose of this declaration is not to alarm people but to increase the focus on preparedness for both the public and county government departments and agencies,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “The health risk to the general public in San Bernardino County remains low at this time.”

Various appropriate county departments and agencies have been working together since Jan. 25 to prepare for the possible arrival of the virus within the county. That is when the county was notified an aircraft carrying U.S. citizens evacuated from the region in China where the virus had originated might be arriving at Ontario International Airport. The flight was eventually diverted to Riverside County. The County Department of Public Health activated its Department Operations Center on March 3.

Among the county departments and agencies meeting regularly to coordinate efforts are Public Health, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Office of Emergency Services, County Fire, Sheriff, and the Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency.

County Public Health continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health to respond to reports of COVID-19. Although Governor Newsom declared a State of Emergency to help the state prepare for broader spread of COVID-19, the health risk from COVID-19 to the general public in San Bernardino County remains low at this time.

  • As with any virus, especially during the cold and 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.
  • 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 seek assistance from 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.

For more information on COVID-19, please call (800) 722-4794 or visit the County Public Health COVID-19 webpage at http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/. Information is updated as soon as it is made available.

Applicants sought for retirement board vacancy

The County invites qualified members of the public to apply to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Retirement.

The Board of Retirement’s primary role is to have the sole and exclusive fiduciary responsibility over the assets of the retirement system and to administer the system in a manner that will assure prompt delivery of benefits and related services to the participants and their beneficiaries. For more information regarding the Board of Retirement, visit https://www.sbcera.org.

Those seeking appointment should possess:

  • At a minimum, a bachelor’s or equivalent degree in economics, business/public administration, finance, accounting or other closely related field. Advanced degrees in these fields or other related fields such as law, or certifications in finance, accounting or other closely related fields shall be desired qualifications;
  • A minimum of two years of recent experience performing budget/financial analysis or managing financial investments in a public agency or private institution. Prior knowledge or experience with fiduciary responsibility is desirable;
  • Advanced communication skills to express ideas with conviction and clarity;
  • Strong analytical skills to understand investment policies and concepts;
  • A strong forward-thinking visionary approach to recognize the value of present-day decisions and their impact on future plan benefits and investments;
  • The ability to clearly articulate SBCERA’s general policies and concepts to various audiences;
  • A demonstrated ability to work well with a board, commission, committee or other deliberative body.

Those interested in being appointed as a Board of Retirement member must submit a resume before 5 p.m. on Feb. 24, 2020 to ExecRecruit@hr.sbcounty.gov or at the following address:

San Bernardino County Human Resources Department

157 West Fifth St., First Floor

San  Bernardino CA 92415-0440

Attn: Silvia Zayas

For more information, see legal notice at http://www.sbcounty.gov/Uploads/CAO/Feature/Content/retirement_board_notice.pdf.

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