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July 6, 2020 Update

The County Update is now publishing three days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and also as needed, in order to share important news and resources in our battle against COVID-19 and to keep our economy running.
We remain here for you. #SBCountyTogether

For latest Statistics and link to our COVID-19 Community Testing page, scroll to the bottom of today’s Update

New Restrictions on Youth Sports

Along with the closing of indoor operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, youth sports are not allowed under current state guidelines. Many counties, including the County of San Bernardino, were under the impression that youth sports for purposes of conditioning, drills and exercise activities were allowed with social distancing, frequent hand washing and use of masks when closer than six feet or indoors. However, according to the state this is not the case.

At this time recreational team and youth sports of any kind, including purposes of conditioning, drills and exercise activities are not permitted. It is unfortunate and we understand that children would like the opportunity to participate in their normal team activities but now is not the time to let our guard down. We will share official guidelines for recreational team and youth sports when they are made available by the state. In the meantime, we encourage you to do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

County Needs to do Better Following Safety Guidelines

San Bernardino County, like numerous other counties throughout the state, is seeing a rapid increase in positive tests for COVID-19 — and worse, a significant expansion in hospitalizations due to the disease.

The County reported 423 new cases today, and hospitalizations continue to go up, with 461 COVID-19 positive patients in County hospitals today, which is up from 451 on Sunday, July 5. This rise in COVID-related hospital and ICU beds has seen a steady increase since June 17.

In response, last week Gov. Newsom announced new restrictions for all the counties on the state’s monitoring list, which includes San Bernardino County. These restrictions include the mandatory closure of all indoor operations restaurants; movie theaters; family entertainment centers; wineries, breweries and tasting rooms; card rooms; and zoos and museums.

The new restrictions will be in place for at least three weeks, after which the state will reevaluate the situation.

Newsom and other public health officials have largely attributed the recent spike in cases to people ignoring social distancing and mask-wearing protocols.

It is apparent that too many people have let down their guard and ignored safety guidelines that have been promoted these past few months — social distancing, face coverings, proper handwashing, and especially avoiding social gatherings. Whether it’s been visiting their favorite bars and restaurants, or celebrating birthdays and graduations, we have felt compelled to get back together with friends and extended family, not seen in weeks or months.

“We get it. We, too, wish this pandemic were over. We all wish we could go back to our pre-coronavirus lives. But it’s just too soon to ease up on our efforts,” said Chairman Curt Hagman. “We made great progress since this virus struck our County, which led to us re-opening businesses through Stage 3 these past several weeks. But we must remain vigilant and make sure we can keep our businesses open.”

We urgently need your help and cooperation. Every resident — young and old, men and women, in every community within our County — needs to do their part. That means following simple, albeit mildly annoying guidelines. These guidelines are not arbitrary; they all have one simple purpose: to prevent the spread of the virus to the extent possible and allow us to avoid further restrictions.

So, the unfortunate truth is that this year must be different. We’re still facing a serious disease that has already affected well over 12,000 people in the County, and killed 269 of our friends, families and neighbors. That’s why we’re urging all of you to do your part and take the steps necessary to keep this dreadful virus from spreading.

Avoid gatherings with people outside of your household, wash your hands often, and when in public, use face coverings and keep your distance from others. Also, take the time to make an appointment for a test.

 Two More County Jail Inmates and Eight Additional Sheriff’s Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

Two County jail inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.  One inmate is at the West Valley Detention Center, and one is at the Central Detention Center

A total of 161 County jail inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. Many of the inmates are only experiencing minor symptoms of the virus. The infected inmates are in isolation, being monitored around the clock, and are being provided with medical treatment. Federal patient privacy guidelines restrict the release of additional information regarding the identity of the inmates or their medical treatment.  One hundred and twenty seven inmates have recovered from the illness.

All inmates continue to be provided with face coverings, cleaning supplies, soap, and are urged to wash their hands repeatedly throughout the day. They are routinely reminded of the need to practice social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Eight department employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating at home.  A total of 89 department employees have tested positive for COVID-19.  Fifty-two employees have recovered from the virus; other employees are expected to return to work in the next few weeks.

Mental Health Monday with Dr. Veronica Kelley

In today’s Mental Health Monday update Dr. Veronica Kelley shares wellness tips to help change the response to emotions such as anxiety, anger and nervousness. Watch this video to learn how deep breathing, staying grounded and active listening can help calm any emotion.

Latest Stats

15,345 Confirmed Cases               (up 2.8% from the previous day)
269 Deaths                                      (up 0% from the previous day)
160,643 Tested                               (up 1.6% from the previous day)

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

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 del 6 de julio de 2020

La Actualización del Condado ahora está publicando tres días a la semana (lunes, miércoles y viernes) y también según sea necesario, con el fin de compartir noticias y recursos importantes en nuestra batalla contra COVID-19 y para mantener nuestra economía funcionando. Nos quedamos aquí para usted.  #SBCountyTogether

Para obtener las estadísticas más recientes y enlace a nuestra página de pruebas de la comunidad COVID-19, desplácese hasta la parte inferior de la actualización de hoy

Nuevas restricciones a los deportes juveniles

Junto con el cierre de las operaciones en interiores para evitar la propagación de COVID-19, los deportes juveniles no están permitidos bajo las directrices estatales actuales. Muchos condados, incluyendo el Condado de San Bernardino, tenían la impresión de que los deportes juveniles con fines de acondicionamiento, ejercicios y actividades de ejercicio estaban permitidos con distanciamiento social, lavado frecuente de manos y uso de coberturas faciales cuando estaban más cerca de seis pies o en interiores. Sin embargo, según el estado, este no es el caso.

En este momento no se permiten deportes de equipo recreativo y juvenil de cualquier tipo, incluyendo propósitos de acondicionamiento, ejercicios y actividades de ejercicio. Es desafortunado y entendemos que a los niños les gustaría tener la oportunidad de participar en sus actividades normales de equipo, pero ahora no es el momento de bajar la guardia. Compartiremos pautas oficiales para el equipo recreativo y los deportes juveniles cuando estén disponibles por el estado. Mientras tanto, le recomendamos que haga su parte para evitar la propagación de COVID-19.

El condado necesita hacer mejor en seguir las pautas de seguridad

El condado de San Bernardino, al igual que muchos otros condados en todo el estado, está viendo un rápido aumento en las pruebas positivas para COVID-19, y peor aún, una expansión significativa en las hospitalizaciones debido a la enfermedad.

El Condado reportó 423 nuevos casos hoy, y las hospitalizaciones continúan aumentando, con 461 pacientes COVID-19 positivos en los hospitales del condado hoy, que es en vez de 451 el domingo 5 de julio. Este aumento de las camas hospitalarias y de UCI relacionadas con COVID ha experimentado un aumento constante desde el 17 de junio.

En respuesta, la semana pasada el gobernador Newsom anunció nuevas restricciones para todos los condados en la lista de monitoreo del estado, que incluye el Condado de San Bernardino. Estas restricciones incluyen el cierre obligatorio de todos los restaurantes de operaciones interiores; salas de cine; centros de entretenimiento familiar; bodegas, cervecerías y salas de degustación; salas de tarjetas; y zoológicos y museos.

Las nuevas restricciones estarán en vigor durante al menos tres semanas, después de las cuales el estado reevaluará la situación.

Newsom y otros funcionarios de salud pública han atribuido en gran medida el reciente aumento de los casos a las personas que ignoran los protocolos de distanciamiento social y uso de coberturas faciales.

Es evidente que demasiadas personas han defraudado la guardia e ignorado las pautas de seguridad que se han promovido en los últimos meses: distanciamiento social, coberturas faciales, lavado de manos adecuado y, sobre todo, evitar reuniones sociales. Ya sea visitando sus bares y restaurantes favoritos, o celebrando cumpleaños y graduaciones, nos hemos sentido obligados a reunirnos con amigos y familiares, no vistos en semanas o meses.

“Lo entendemos. Nosotros también deseamos que esta pandemia se acabe. Todos desearíamos poder volver a nuestras vidas previas al coronavirus. Pero es demasiado pronto para aliviar nuestros esfuerzos”, dijo el Presidente Curt Hagman. “Hemos hecho grandes progresos desde que este virus azotó nuestro condado, lo que nos llevó a reabrir negocios a través de la etapa 3 estas últimas semanas. Pero debemos permanecer vigilantes y asegurarnos de que podemos mantener nuestros negocios abiertos”.

Necesitamos urgentemente su ayuda y cooperación. Todos los residentes —jóvenes y ancianos, hombres y mujeres, en todas las comunidades dentro de nuestro Condado— deben hacer su parte. Eso significa seguir pautas simples, aunque ligeramente molestas. Estas directrices no son arbitrarias; todos tienen un propósito simple: prevenir la propagación del virus en la medida de lo posible y permitirnos evitar más restricciones.

Por lo tanto, la desafortunada verdad es que este año debe ser diferente. Todavía nos enfrentamos a una grave enfermedad que ya ha afectado a más de 12.000 personas en el Condado, y ha matado a 269 de nuestros amigos, familias y vecinos. Es por eso que los instamos a todos ustedes a hacer su parte y tomar las medidas necesarias para evitar que este terrible virus se propague.

Evite las reuniones con personas fuera de su hogar, lávese las manos con frecuencia y cuando esté en público, use coberturas faciales y mantenga su distancia de los demás. Además, tómese el tiempo para hacer una cita para un examen.

Dos presos más de la cárcel del condado y ocho empleados adicionales del sheriff prueban positivo para COVID-19

Dos presos del condado han dado positivo por COVID-19.  Un preso está en el Centro de Detención del Valle del Oeste, y uno está en el Centro Central de Detención.

Un total de 161 presos de la cárcel del condado han dado positivo por COVID-19. Muchos de los presos sólo están experimentando síntomas menores del virus. Los presos infectados están aislados, siendo monitoreados durante todo el día, y están recibiendo tratamiento médico. Las pautas federales de privacidad del paciente restringen la divulgación de información adicional sobre la identidad de los presos o su tratamiento médico.  Ciento veintisiete presos se han recuperado de la enfermedad.

A todos los presos se les siguen provistos de coberturas faciales, artículos de limpieza, jabón y se les insta a lavarse las manos repetidamente durante todo el día. Se les recuerda rutinariamente la necesidad de practicar el distanciamiento social para frenar la propagación de COVID-19.

Ocho empleados del departamento han dado positivo por COVID-19 y se autoaislan en casa.  Un total de 89 empleados del departamento han dado positivo en COVID-19.  Cincuenta y dos empleados se han recuperado del virus; se espera que otros empleados vuelvan al trabajo en las próximas semanas.

Lunes de Salud Mental con la Dra. Veronica Kelley

En la actualización de hoy en salud mental, la Dra. Veronica Kelley comparte consejos de bienestar para ayudar a cambiar la respuesta a emociones como la ansiedad, la ira y el nerviosismo. Vea este video para aprender cómo la respiración profunda, mantenerse fundamentado y escuchar activamente puede ayudar a calmar cualquier emoción.

Estadísticas más recientes

15.345 Casos Confirmados       (un 2,8 % más que el día anterior)
269 Muertes                              (un 0 % más que el día anterior)
160.643 Probados                    (un 1,6 % 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 sitio web del Condado.

Para toda la información relacionada con COVID-19, incluyendo estadísticas de casos, preguntas frecuentes, pautas 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.

19 thoughts on "July 6, 2020 Update"

  1. Private says:

    Malls, courts (other then emergencies) all non essential business, activities that are not essential need to close. During the mandatory curfew things were so peaceful.. numbers likely dropped if the county is smart and thinks about its residents it will do this!

    1. Dean Malinko says:

      It was not peaceful during curfew. If it was so peaceful the ontario mills wouldn’t have looked like it was in the middle of a war zone at the time. The protesters/rioters are to blame, thousands got to destroy our business’s, our community, and our way of life.

      1. Jennifer says:

        San Bernardino County Just come out and admit the looters,rioters,protesters made the numbers in cases in younger people skyrocket.Tell the truth then these younger kids might believe this could be dangerous.Right know they think it’s ok to be in crowds because you didn’t say it was wrong.However were suppose to give up our lives not see family,go to the zoo,park,school.At this point no one believes you.Any death of older people from their grandkids going to protest are on you.Admit you were wrong!

        1. Juliana says:

          Actually, if you look at the rate of infection increase posted graphically over at The Sun newspaper, you’ll see that the rate of increase took off *before* the BLM protests. The graph started taking off right around Memorial Day, when the County caved to pressure to let businesses re-open. Up until then, we had successfully flattened the curve, especially by staying home as much as possible.

          COVID is highly infectious (like TB or Polio) so it takes advantage of people socializing in any way to get around.

          Next, as far as age groups go, the reason the rates of *new* infections are rising in *younger* age groups *as part of the overall pie* is partly because recently, greater precautions have been taken re older people, especially regarding their group housing. So by comparison, the *new* infections in older people dropped. Meanwhile, fewer younger people are wearing masks or social distancing, because fewer of them feel they need to – hence their rising, *new* infection numbers are now *a larger slice of the overall pie.*

  2. Missy says:

    We need to let our kids get back out and live. This is absolutely ridiculous. More people are tested positive, yes. But they are getting over their cover cold and living. The death rates have hardly increased and if looking closely, statistically are not significant. More people have died from shootings and suicide. Look it up. If you are about the health of our kids, then let them move on with our lives and all of you too. There are worse issues to tackle in our community. OPEN OUR SCHOOLS AND KIDS SPORTS !

  3. Bowd Beal says:

    Children need to be active in order to help build their immune systems. Why are we cowering & hiding? We need vitamin D, vitamin C, exercise, & interaction. These guidelines are arbitrary. They are copied and pasted from other places, not backed by any science. Fear mongering rather than education. Let. People. Choose. Stop forcing mandates on everyone. We are not all made the same. Some people have immunodeficiency. Some people don’t. You wouldn’t outlaw peanut butter because of a few people’s allergies. You educate, and inform those to be mindful of the virus, not punish & confine every person. This is absolutely ridiculous.

    1. Please keep in mind that children are still allowed to play outside and exercise just not with children from outside their household.

  4. Private Resident says:

    We must keep our restaurants , malls, outdoor sports and other so called non essential open with physical distancing , masks, hand washing and other common sense precautions. The cure can be worst than disease. Who decides what is essential and what is not anyway? S.B. Courts are actually open. S.B county is doing very well , especially if you leave out cases in Jails and nursing homes. We must open our K- 12
    without delay – no more home study. Go figure how many children effected and did any die? You will be surprised.

  5. Amanda Marcucci says:

    What about privately owned non contact individual youth sports? We were told we could open in phase 3 starting June 12th. Do we have to close again?

    1. Youth Sports are not allowed at this time. If you have additional questions you can call the COVID-19 hotline at (909) 387-3911.

  6. Brent says:

    What about high school sports. Are they allowed to start their summer programs? Is it different for a private school vs. a public school?

    1. Youth Sports are not allowed at this time. Youth may play and do sports with people only within their own households at this time.

  7. Jim says:

    Why as adults do we need you the government to babysit us. Give us realistic guidelines that allow us to go about our daily lives and let us follow them. You opened up things through phases and tested more people. Of course the numbers of cases will increase. However what you are doing is like putting on a condom after you already got her pregnant. Makes no sense, but that is par for the course here in California. Come on San Bernardino County take a stand against this state. I know the governor has threatened to hold back tax money if you defy him. That isn’t ok, but when he defies our President he is a hero. I give up.

  8. Frank says:

    You mention “ Whether it’s been visiting their favorite bars and restaurants, or celebrating birthdays and graduations“.
    Why is there no mention of the social gathering events by protesters and rioters? Are these not of concern?

  9. Andre Surkis says:

    I agree that social distance is necessary in this case. But how to keep children at home. This imprisonment kills them.

    1. Hi Andre, Children can play outside with members of their household.

  10. Anonymous says:

    This page states, “We will share official guidelines for recreational team and youth sports when they are made available by the state.”
    San Bernardino County openly admits they don’t even have any new state guidelines! They are merely assuming they misinterpreted existing guidelines.
    The State of California is taking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and youth sports are 100% permissible, according to the CDC:

    1. The state has clarified that no youth sports are allowed at this time. Other states may be following different guidelines put out by the CDC.

  11. Aurelia S. says:

    Our kids are having a baseball game today in the city of san bernardino. So what now, they’ve been playing for a few weeks because we thought restrictions were lifted.

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