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May 11, 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

For Latest Statistics and a complete list of upcoming Testing Locations and links, scroll to the bottom of today’s Daily Update

Testing Now Open to Any Interested Residents

All public testing locations are now open to any residents, regardless of whether you are experiencing current symptoms. Appointments, however, are still required. A list of current testing locations can be found at the bottom of this Update, or by visiting

Face Coverings Are Now Optional, But Still Strongly Encouraged

 A new health order issued by the Board of Supervisors last Friday repeals the April 23 health order requiring face coverings and certain social distancing mandates. However, County leaders are still strongly recommending wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The example set by grocery stores and other Phase 1 essential businesses these past several weeks provide the model for other businesses to imitate moving forward. Specifically, that means requiring masks when indoors or interacting with workers or strangers, keeping safe distances, and frequent hand washing or sanitizing.

Supervisors are also reminding residents and businesses that the County is still under California’s “stay-at-home” order that prohibits gatherings and short-term rentals.

“The County strongly urges everyone to continue wearing face coverings in public to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and businesses should still require face coverings and physical distancing for customers and employees,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “But repealing the local health orders will allow the County to reopen businesses more quickly as the governor continues to relax standards.”

The Board of Supervisors decided to rescind the April 23 omnibus health order to permit some flexibility as Phase 2 businesses gradually reopen.

“We prefer avoiding using a heavy hand in mandating restrictions on residents and businesses,” said Hagman. “But at the same time we are trusting people to take the steps necessary to keep their friends, neighbors, employees and customers healthy.”

Many types of businesses were allowed to open on Friday under certain conditions (curbside only), and the Board adopted a Business and Reopening Plan providing guidelines to help businesses operate while keeping staff and customers safe.

Also, Chairman Hagman is looking to partner with other Southern California county board of supervisors chairs on seeking a dialogue with the governor on the criteria for safely reopening additional business sectors.

Phase 2 San Bernardino County Businesses Can Open Curbside ONLY

Unless designated as a Phase 1 “essential business,” San Bernardino County businesses designated as early Phase 2 can re-open as curbside pickup until further notice. The early phase of Phase 2 are “lower risk” workplaces, including but not limited to bookstores, jewelry stores, clothing and shoe stores, home and furnishing stores, sporting goods stores, antique stores, music stores, and florists.

Supply chains supporting the above businesses can also open under this early stage of Phase 2, specifically in the manufacturing and logistics sectors. All businesses will need to modify operations to reduce contact, ensure proper distancing, and ensure proper PPE and sanitation equipment for all employees, preferably with outdoor breakrooms and physically distant seating.

“This is a key step in reopening our economy responsibly and safely,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “By beginning with mostly curbside operations for early Phase 2 businesses, we are giving business owners an opportunity to begin the process of ramping up their operations and ramping up our economy while ensuring the safety of their employees and patrons.”

The ability to continue opening workplaces in Phase 2, and eventually higher risk Phase 3 businesses, will rely on several criteria. First, businesses must demonstrate their adherence to safety and social distancing guidelines. Second, county residents should also continue to practice accepted safety guidelines, such as the use of face coverings, social distancing, and frequent hand washing.

Third, and most importantly, is the county must continue to demonstrate a flattening curve. Combined COVID positive and suspected cases must continue to go down (COVID positive has been relatively flat for the past month). Hospitalizations and ICU utilization have been well below projections. The use of ventilators has remained stable, and our hospitals still have significant capacity to accommodate a surge.

“We are confident that our residents and business owners will recognize that keeping the rate of COVID-19 cases and related deaths flat is a shared responsibility,” said Hagman. “We have it within our collective ability to act responsibility, whether you are working in a store or looking to visit one. We are asking all our residents to please respect safe distances and wear face coverings when indoors around other people. If we can support one another during this reopening, we can thrive within this new normal until a vaccine is found that will end this forever.”

High-risk individuals, and anyone who is sick, should continue to follow strict safe-at-home guidelines until further notice.

Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday, not tomorrow

The Board of Supervisors last Thursday announced plans to meet tomorrow morning. That meeting will instead take place on Wednesday, May 13, at 9 a.m.

Residents Respond to Neighbor2Neighbor Campaign with Hundreds of Applications

When the County called for volunteers to help in the fight against COVID-19, our County residents responded in a big way!

The recently announced Neighbor2Neighbor Program, which recruits volunteers to help relieve pressure on our health care system during the crisis, has already received applications from almost 350 individuals — 208 of whom have medical expertise or credentials.

“We’re thrilled with the response we’ve received. It shows that San Bernardino County residents are  community-minded people,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman.. “Retired doctors, nurses and nurses assistants are among the people who have already volunteered to contribute.”

Hagman stressed that non-medical personnel are also welcomed into the Neighbor2Neighbor ranks.

“The County has instituted a variety of programs to help residents cope with the pandemic and the resulting shutdown,” he said. “Volunteers play a key role in many of these programs, ranging from delivering meals to elderly residents to assisting with our homeless support initiatives.”

If you have time available and are looking for ways to help, please consider serving as a volunteer with the County of San Bernardino’s Neighbor2Neighbor Program.  To learn more or sign up, please click here.

Mental Health Monday with Dr. Veronica Kelley

Here’s another informative video from Dr. Kelley, director of Behavioral Health for the County of San Bernardino. In this tip, she gives great advice on how to reduce anxiety and stress, especially for those who are more susceptible to the coronavirus.

Latest Stats

3,015 Confirmed Cases           (up 1.7% from the previous day)
115 Deaths                              (up 0.9% from the previous day)
31,784 Tested                         (up 3.8% from the previous day)

For more statistics from the COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard, click the desktop or mobile tab on the County’s website.

Testing Locations for Weeks of May 11 and May 18, 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

Monday through Friday – SAC Health Systems (IEHP Members only) – 250 South G Street, San Bernardino

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Appointment ONLY, call (909) 771-2911

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – MCH Rural Health Clinic – 29099 Hospital Road, Lake Arrowhead

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointment ONLY, call (909) 336-9715

Tuesday, May 12 – Auto Club Speedway – 9300 Cherry Ave., Fontana

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

Wednesday, May 13 – Apple Valley Civic Center Park – 14999 Dale Evans Pkwy., Apple Valley

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at

Thursday, May 14 – Copper Mountain College – 6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at

Friday, May 15 – Montclair Place – 5060 E. Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at

Monday, May 18 – Arroyo Valley High School – 1881 W. Baseline St., San Bernardino

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at

Tuesday, May 19 – Helendale Community Service District – 26540 Vista Road, Helendale

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at

Wednesday, May 20 – Barstow Sports Park – 2800 Mayor Katy Pkwy., Barstow

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at

Friday, May 22 – Montclair Place – 5060 E. Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at

Testing is now open to any residents, regardless of showing any symptoms. County Public Health is also conducting testing at select nursing facilities for at-risk seniors living at those facilities.

State Testing Locations and Information

Monday through Friday – Victor Valley College – 18422 Bear Valley Rd., Victorville
Monday through Friday – Victorville Activities Center – 15075 Hesperia Rd., Victorville
Monday through Friday – Adelanto Stadium -12000 Stadium Way, Adelanto

Tuesday, May 12 – Victorville Activities Center – 15075 Hesperia Rd., Victorville
this date ONLY for healthcare providers, first responders and law enforcement

All state events are scheduled 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, visit or call 888-634-1123

For all COVID-19 related information, including case statistics, FAQs, guidelines and resources, visit the County’s COVID-19 webpage at  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 11 de mayo 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 usted. #SBCountyTogether

Para las últimas estadísticas y para obtener una lista completa de las próximas ubicaciones de pruebas y enlaces, desplácese hasta la parte inferior de la actualización diaria de hoy.

Pruebas ahora están abiertas a cualquier residentes interesados

Todas las ubicaciones de pruebas públicas ahora están abiertas a cualquier residente, independientemente de si usted está experimentando los síntomas actuales. Sin embargo, todavía se requieren citas. Una lista de las ubicaciones de prueba actuales se puede encontrar en la parte inferior de esta actualización, o visitando

Las coberturas faciales ahora son opcionales, pero aún se recomiendan fuertemente

Una nueva orden de salud emitida por la Junta de Supervisores el viernes pasado deroga la orden de salud del 23 de abril que requiere coberturas faciales y ciertos mandatos de distanciamiento social. Sin embargo, los líderes del condado todavía recomiendan encarecidamente usar coberturas faciales y practicar el distanciamiento social para frenar la propagación del coronavirus.

El ejemplo establecido por las tiendas de comestibles y otros negocios esenciales de la Fase 1 en las últimas semanas proporciona el modelo para que otras empresas imiten en el futuro. Específicamente, eso significa requerir coberturas faciales cuando están en el interior o interactuando con trabajadores o extraños, manteniendo distancias seguras y lavado o desinfección frecuente de manos.

Los supervisores también están recordando a los residentes y empresas que el Condado todavía está bajo la orden de “quedarse en casa” de California que prohíbe las reuniones y los alquileres a corto plazo.

“El Condado insta fuertemente a todos a seguir usando coberturas faciales en público para frenar la propagación del virus COVID-19, y las empresas todavía deben requerir coberturas faciales y distanciamiento físico para clientes y empleados”, dijo el Presidente de la Junta de Supervisores, Curt Hagman. “Pero la derogación de las órdenes de salud locales permitirá al Condado reabrir las empresas más rápidamente a medida que el gobernador continúe relajando las normas”.

La Junta de Supervisores decidió rescindir la orden de salud ómnibus del 23 de abril para permitir cierta flexibilidad a medida que las empresas de la Fase 2 se reabrieran gradualmente.

“Preferimos evitar el uso de una mano dura para exigir restricciones a los residentes y a las empresas”, dijo Hagman. “Pero al mismo tiempo confiamos en que las personas tomen las medidas necesarias para mantener a sus amigos, vecinos, empleados y clientes sanos”.

Se permitió la apertura de muchos tipos de empresas el viernes bajo ciertas condiciones (recoger solo en la acera), y la Junta adoptó un Plan de Negocios y Reapertura que proporciona directrices para ayudar a las empresas a operar mientras mantienen al personal y a los clientes seguros.

Además, el Presidente Hagman está buscando asociarse con otros presidentes de la junta de supervisores del condado del sur de California para buscar un diálogo con el gobernador sobre los criterios para reabrir de forma segura otros sectores de negocios.

Las empresas del condado de San Bernardino de la Fase 2 pueden abrir solamente para recoger en la acera

A menos que se designe como un “negocio esencial” de Fase 1, las empresas del condado de San Bernardino designadas como Fase 2 temprana pueden volver a abrir como recogida en la acera hasta nuevo aviso. La primera fase de la Fase 2 son lugares de trabajo de “menor riesgo”, incluyendo pero no limitado a librerías, joyerías, tiendas de ropa y calzado, tiendas de hogar y muebles, tiendas de artículos deportivos, tiendas de antiguedades, tiendas de música y floristerías.

Las cadenas de suministro que apoyan a las empresas mencionadas también pueden abrirse en esta etapa temprana de la Fase 2, específicamente en los sectores manufacturero y logístico. Todas las empresas tendrán que modificar las operaciones para reducir el contacto, garantizar un distanciamiento adecuado y garantizar un EPI y equipos de saneamiento adecuados para todos los empleados, preferiblemente con salas de descanso al aire libre y asientos físicamente distantes.

“Este es un paso clave para reabrir nuestra economía de manera responsable y segura”, dijo el Presidente de la Junta de Supervisores, Curt Hagman. “Al comenzar con operaciones principalmente en la acera para las primeras empresas de la Fase 2, estamos dando a los propietarios de negocios la oportunidad de comenzar el proceso de intensificar sus operaciones y aumentar nuestra economía, garantizando al mismo tiempo la seguridad de sus empleados y clientes”.

La capacidad de seguir abriendo lugares de trabajo en la Fase 2, y eventualmente un mayor riesgo de negocios de Fase 3, se basará en varios criterios. En primer lugar, las empresas deben demostrar su adhesión a las directrices de seguridad y distanciamiento social. En segundo lugar, los residentes del condado también deben seguir practicando pautas de seguridad aceptadas, como el uso de coberturas faciales, el distanciamiento social y el lavado frecuente de manos.

Tercero, y lo más importante, es que el condado debe seguir demostrando una curva de aplanamiento. Los casos combinados de COVID positivos y sospechosos deben seguir bajando (el positivo de COVID ha sido relativamente plano durante el mes pasado). Las hospitalizaciones y la utilización de la UCI han estado muy por debajo de las proyecciones. El uso de ventiladores se ha mantenido estable, y nuestros hospitales todavía tienen una capacidad significativa para acomodar un aumento.

“Estamos seguros de que nuestros residentes y propietarios de negocios reconocerán que mantener la tasa de casos COVID-19 y muertes relacionadas es una responsabilidad compartida”, dijo Hagman. “Lo tenemos dentro de nuestra capacidad colectiva para actuar responsabilidad, ya sea que esté trabajando en una tienda o buscando visitar uno. Estamos pidiendo a todos nuestros residentes que respeten las distancias seguras y que usen las coberturas faciales cuando están en el interior alrededor de otras personas. Si podemos apoyarnos unos a otros durante esta reapertura, podemos prosperar dentro de esta nueva normalidad hasta que se encuentre una vacuna que termine esto para siempre”.

Las personas de alto riesgo, y cualquier persona que esté enferma, deben seguir estrictas pautas de seguridad en el hogar hasta nuevo aviso.

Junta de Supervisores Reunión el miércoles, no mañana

La Junta de Supervisores anunció el jueves pasado planes para reunirse mañana por la mañana. Esa reunión tendrá lugar el miércoles 13 de mayo a las 9 a.m.

Los residentes responden a la campaña Neighbor2Neighbor con cientos de aplicaciones

Cuando el Condado pidió voluntarios para ayudar en la lucha contra COVID-19, ¡nuestros residentes del Condado respondieron de una manera grande!

El recientemente anunciado Programa Neighbor2Neighbor, que recluta voluntarios para ayudar a aliviar la presión sobre nuestro sistema de atención médica durante la crisis, ya ha recibido solicitudes de casi 350 personas, 208 de las cuales tienen experiencia médica o credenciales.

“Estamos encantados con la respuesta que hemos recibido. Muestra que los residentes del Condado de San Bernardino son personas con mentalidad comunitaria”, dijo el Presidente de la Junta de Supervisores, Curt Hagman. “Los médicos jubilados, las enfermeras y los auxiliares de enfermería se encuentran entre las personas que ya se han ofrecido para contribuir”.

Hagman subrayó que el personal no médico también son bienvenidos en las filas Neighbor2Neighbor.

“El Condado ha instituido una variedad de programas para ayudar a los residentes a hacer frente a la pandemia y el cierre resultante”, dijo. “Los voluntarios desempeñan un papel clave en muchos de estos programas, que van desde la entrega de comidas a los residentes de edad avanzada hasta la asistencia con nuestras iniciativas de apoyo a las personas sin hogar”.

Si tiene tiempo disponible y está buscando maneras de ayudar, considere servir como voluntario con el Programa Neighbor2Neighbor del Condado de San Bernardino.  Para obtener más información o registrarse, haga clic aquí.

Lunes de Salud Mental con la Dra. Veronica Kelley

Aquí hay otro video informativo de la Dra. Kelley, directora de Salud Conductual del Condado de San Bernardino. En este consejo, ella da grandes consejos sobre cómo reducir la ansiedad y el estrés, especialmente para aquellos que son más susceptibles al coronavirus.

Estadísticas diarias

3.015 Casos Confirmados         (un 1,7 % más que el día anterior)

115 Muertes                              (un 0,9 %  más que el día anterior)

31.784 Probados                      (un 3,8 % más que el día anterior)

Para obtener más estadísticas del Tablero de Vigilancia COVID-19, haga clic en la pestaña de escritorio o móvil en del Condado.

Ubicaciones de pruebas para las semanas del 11 y 18 de mayo, 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

De lunes a viernes – SAC Sistemas de Salud (solamente miembros de IEHP) – 250 S. G St., San Bernardino

9:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m. Cita SOLAMENTE, llame 909-771-2911

Lunes, martes, jueves y viernes – MCH Rural Health Clinic – 29099 Hospital Road, Lake Arrowhead

8:00 a.m. a 4:30 p.m. Cita SOLAMENTE, llame 909-336-9715

Martes, 12 de mayo – Auto Club Speedway – 9300 Cherry Ave., Fontana

10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. Cita SOLAMENTE – todas las citas están llenas

Miercoles, 13 de mayo – Apple Valley Civic Center Park – 14999 Dale Evans Pkwy., Apple Valley

10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. Cita SOLAMENTE, en

Jueves, 14 de mayo – Copper Mountain College – 6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree

10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. Cita SOLAMENTE, en

Viernes, 15 de mayo – Montclair Place – 5060 E. Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair

10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. Cita SOLAMENTE, en

Lunes, 18 de mayo – Arroyo Valley High School – 1881 W. Baseline St., San Bernardino

10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. Cita SOLAMENTE, en

Martes, 19 de mayo – Helendale Community Service District – 26540 Vista Road, Helendale

10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. Cita SOLAMENTE, en

Miercoles, 20 de mayo – Barstow Sports Park – 2800 Mayor Katy Pkwy., Barstow

10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. Cita SOLAMENTE, en

Viernes, 22 de mayo – Montclair Place – 5060 Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair

10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. Cita SOLAMENTE, en

Las pruebas ahora están abiertas a cualquier residentes, independientemente de mostrar cualquier síntoma. La Salud Pública del Condado también está realizando pruebas en centros de enfermería selectos para personas mayores en riesgo que viven en esas instalaciones.

Ubicaciones e información de las pruebas estatales

De lunes a viernes – Victor Valley College – 18422 Bear Valley Road, Victorville

De lunes a viernes – Victorville Activities Center – 15075 Hesperia Rd., Victorville

De lunes a viernes – Adelanto Stadium – 1200 Stadium Way, Adelanto

Martes, 12 de mayo – Victorville Activities Center – 15075 Hesperia Rd., Victorville

esta fecha SOLAMENTE para los proveedores de atención médica, primeros auxilios y personal judicial/policía

Todos los eventos estatales están programados de 7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p. – Cita SOLAMENTE –

            visite o llame 888-634-1123

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 Los residentes del Condado de San Bernardino también pueden llamar a la línea de ayuda COVID-19 al (909) 387-3911 para obtener información general y recursos sobre el virus. La línea telefónica 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.


6 Responses to May 11, 2020 Daily Update

  • Wishy Washy

    Do we wear the mask or do we not wear the mask? Can’t have it both ways? The public just doesn’t work that way! and now we are more susceptible.

    Mandatory I wear a mask, yet the people I serve get a choice? WHAT?

  • Please include what will be the phase for renters nothing is being said about that.

  • This is absolute nonsense ! Our county has not enforced not one of the governors orders accept no visitors in a hospital . Nail salons open, hair salons open, restraunts open for dine in, social distancing what is that even here in our county ?? It unheard of ! People are doing exactly what they want when they want . Our county has the worse enforcement of anything . I am ashamed to say I have been a resident of this county for 36 years. Scandia open , this is all a joke to people that reside in this county limited few are actually doing what there told . I would say at least 80% never did follow any guidelines and have the attitude I do what I want and put people like myself and children and everyone else in danger. Mark my words as to how many COVID positives you will have as soon as they don’t have to sneak around to do the things they do . Shame on our enforcement , they can’t seem to even enforce a simple open business not one in the high desert !! Oh and tons and tons of social gatherings it’s plain rediculous I sure would hope the governor tighten down on this county and the enforcements .

  • Headlines from the past two days:
    “San Bernardino County lags rest of Southern California in coronavirus testing“
    “ San Bernardino County reports most new coronavirus cases since pandemic began”

    To lie like this to our faces is so galling.

  • The justification for removing the mask restriction makes no sense. You say it is to “assist” businesses in re-opening while also saying all business SHOULD, but not MUST, require masks indoors on their property. Why are you abdicating responsibility for our health, the health of everyone we come into contact with, to the private sector? Their expertise is selling goods and services; our taxes pay our public health utility to make the tough decisions, to mandate specific, evidence-based best practices, not to just tell people Do What Vons is Doing, while crossing your fingers and hoping that will be enough, refusing to regulate, refusing to enforce.

    Are you subsidizing each and every business with all the sanitizing products they need to keep their businesses clean? Are you providing them with daily allotments of disposable masks to keep their employees and their employee’s families safe? If not, you are wasting our time and public funds. Nothing about Newsom’s policies force you to do this. You are bending to the will of a small, ignorantly, joyfully nihilistic minority, and some astroturf “resistance” movement.

    Again, what were you doing the past two months? What do we have to show for looking out for each other? Where is the will, money, and infrastructure to track outbreaks, trace contacts between confirmed and suspected cases, where is the risk management? Your limited testing has demonstrated where the current hotspots are: you have essentially decided to wash your hands of prisoners and prison employees and of long-term nursing facilities, their patients, and their employees. Bravo. This is disgusting.

    • Over two million residents in this county. You have no business claiming the numbers of confirmed are flat when they are not flat but rising, and when the total number tested is so preposterously low. How long has it been here? What about deaths before March? Why this victory lap when what you know in total is a tenth of a percent?

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