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October 6, 2020 Update

The County Update publishes twice a week, 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

In today’s Update:

  • County adopts Resolution asking state for consistency
  • County begins offering no-cost flu vaccines at 13 locations
  • Sheriff COVID-19 cases update

Supervisors to Press Governor on Reopening

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to submit a resolution to Gov. Gavin Newsom focusing on three specific requests:

  • Make the process counties must follow to reopen businesses more stable and predictable.
  • Attach the State’s testing metric to a fixed number rather than the ever-changing median testing number of all 58 counties.
  • Allow communities that have experienced historically low rates of infection (such as those in the county’s rural areas) to reopen.

“The constantly changing criteria for reopening counties have been devastating to our residents and businesses,” said Board Chairman Curt Hagman. “Our county has adhered to all State public health guidelines. We have slowed the spread of COVID-19. We have lowered hospitalization rates, increased capacity and protected skilled nursing facilities. We have implemented extensive testing and tracing programs. And we have made critical investments in support of our local business, non-profits, schools, and disadvantaged communities. Now we are asking the governor to offer consistent, stable guidelines and consider a few common-sense accommodations.”

Hagman noted that San Bernardino County, which spans 20,000 square miles, is the nation’s largest county by area — and many of its remote, rural areas have experienced very low rates of COVID-19 infection yet have suffered enormously from mandated closures.

“It really isn’t reasonable for far-flung communities with minimal infection rates to endure the same closures and restrictions imposed on more-populated urban areas,” Hagman said. “This one-size-fits-all solution produces lots of harm and little or no benefit.”

The supervisors also expressed concerns regarding changing criteria for reopening. In late August, the state unveiled its “Blueprint for a Safer Economy,” which emphasized two major benchmarks for allowing businesses to reopen within a county: new cases of infection and the county’s overall positivity rate. However, several days later Gov. Newsom announced an adjustment to the Blueprint that included factoring in median testing rates for the state’s 58 counties when determining case rates. The Board is asking the state to base the testing metric on a fixed number rather than this ever-changing median.

“Frankly, by frequently modifying reopening criteria, the State complicates our ability to manage this crisis, forcing us to regularly change course and revise priorities — consuming time, incurring expenses and straining local personnel and resources,” Hagman said. “We have faithfully complied with an array of State mandates and are now asking the State to consider the impact of ever-changing rules.”

Please click here to read the complete resolution.

County Offers Free Flu Vaccinations for All Residents

The County’s Public Health Department is sponsoring a flu vaccination campaign offering every resident a flu shot at no cost. The department has established “medical point of dispensing” (MPOD) sites throughout the County and plans to add additional sites (including mobile clinics) throughout the flu season.

“This year it’s more important than ever for residents to get a flu vaccination,” said County Public Health Director Corwin Porter. “This year’s flu season is overlapping with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so we’re doing everything we can to avoid what we’re calling a ‘twindemic.’”

Porter said getting a flu shot will not only reduce your risk of illness, hospitalization, and even death, but it will also help free-up capacity for those who require medical attention for COVID-19 or other ailments.

“People who get vaccinated for the flu are much less likely to require medical care, which will save medical resources and reduce the burden on an already-strained healthcare system,” he said.

Following is a list of flu clinics providing free vaccinations throughout October. Many of the sites also offer COVID-19 tests, which the County is also encouraging residents to get. Additional information on the flu and the flu vaccination, along with a more extensive list of vaccination clinics, can be found by clicking here.

Sites offering flu vaccinations and COVID-19 tests

Needles Recreation Center

1111 Bailey Ave., Needles

Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. – Noon

Rancho Sports Center

8303 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga

Oct. 9 from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Victor Valley College

71 Mojave Fish Hatchery Rd., Victorville

Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

National Orange Show (NOS) (The Dome)

689 S. E St., San Bernardino

Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Jessie Turner Health and Fitness Community Center

15556 Summit Ave., Fontana

Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Copper Mountain College (Bell Center)

6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree

Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sites offering flu vaccinations only

Ontario Conference Center (North)

1947 E. Convention Center, Ontario

Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ecclesia Christian Fellowship

1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino

Oct. 14 from 1 – 5 p.m.

Lucerne Valley Senior Center

10431 Allen Way, Lucerne Valley

Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Chino Neighborhood Activities Center (NAC)

5201 D St., Chino

Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Big Bear City Hall

39707 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake

Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Victorville Activities Center

15075 Hesperia Rd., Victorville

Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lytle Creek Community Center

14082 Center Rd., Lytle Creek

Oct. 26 from 2 – 6 p.m.

Sheriff Update on Inmates and Employees Testing Positive for COVID-19

As of today, a total of 368 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. A total of 348 inmates have recovered.

A total of 198 department employees have tested positive for COVID-19; with 192 having recovered from the virus. The other employees are expected to return to work in the next few weeks.

Latest Stats

56,522 Confirmed Cases               (up 0.2% from the previous day)
966 Deaths                                         (up 0.4% from the previous day)
654,884 Tests                                    (up 0.4% from the previous day)

For more statistics from the COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard, click the desktop or mobile tab on the County’s sbcovid19.com website.

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 del 6 de octubre de 2020

La Actualización del Condado se publica dos veces por semana, 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 ti. #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.

En la actualización de hoy:

  • El Condado adopta resolución pidiendo consistencia al estado
  • El condado comienza a ofrecer vacunas contra la gripe sin costo en 13 lugares
  • Actualización de casos del Sheriff COVID-19

Supervisores presionarán al Gobernador en Reapertura

La Junta de Supervisores del Condado de San Bernardino votó hoy por unanimidad para presentar una resolución al gobernador Gavin Newsom centrándose en tres solicitudes específicas:

  • Hacer que los condados de procesos deben seguir para reabrir las empresas más estables y predecibles.
  • Adjunte la métrica de prueba del estado a un número fijo en lugar del número medio de pruebas en constante cambio de los 58 condados.
  • Permitir que las comunidades que han experimentado tasas históricamente bajas de infección (como las de las zonas rurales del condado) reabran.

“Los criterios en constante cambio para reabrir condados han sido devastadores para nuestros residentes y empresas”, dijo el presidente de la Junta, Curt Hagman. “Nuestro condado se ha adherido a todas las pautas estatales de salud pública. Hemos ralentizado la propagación de COVID-19. Hemos reducido las tasas de hospitalización, aumentado la capacidad y las instalaciones de enfermería especializada protegida. Hemos implementado extensos programas de pruebas y rastreo. Y hemos realizado inversiones críticas en apoyo de nuestros negocios locales, sin fines de lucro, escuelas y comunidades desfavorecidas. Ahora pedimos al gobernador que ofrezca pautas consistentes y estables y considere algunas adaptaciones de sentido común”.

Hagman señaló que el condado de San Bernardino, que abarca 20.000 millas cuadradas, es el condado por área más grande del país, y muchas de sus áreas rurales remotas han experimentado tasas muy bajas de infección por COVID-19, pero han sufrido enormemente los cierres obligatorios.

“Realmente no es razonable que las comunidades de largo alcance con tasas mínimas de infección perduren los mismos cierres y restricciones impuestas a las zonas urbanas más pobladas”, dijo Hagman. “Esta solución única produce mucho daño y poco o ningún beneficio”.

Los supervisores también expresaron su preocupación por la modificación de los criterios de reapertura. A finales de agosto, el estado dio a conocer su “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” (“Plan para una economía más Segura”), que hizo hincapié en dos puntos de referencia importantes para permitir que las empresas reabran dentro de un condado: nuevos casos de infección y la tasa general de positividad del condado. Sin embargo, varios días más tarde, el gobernador Newsom anunció un ajuste al Plan que incluyó la factorización en las tasas de pruebas medianas para los 58 condados del estado al determinar las tasas de casos. La Junta está pidiendo al estado que base la métrica de prueba en un número fijo en lugar de esta mediana en constante cambio.

“Francamente, al modificar con frecuencia los criterios de reapertura, el Estado complica nuestra capacidad para manejar esta crisis, obligándonos a cambiar regularmente de rumbo y revisar las prioridades, lo que consume tiempo, incurra en gastos y agotando personal y recursos locales”, dijo Hagman. “Hemos cumplido fielmente con una serie de mandatos estatales y ahora pedimos al Estado que considere el impacto de las normas en constante cambio”.

Por favor haga clic aquí para leer la resolución completa.

El Condado ofrece vacunas contra la gripe gratuitas para todos los residentes

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado está patrocinando una campaña de vacunación contra la gripe que ofrece a cada residente una vacuna contra la gripe sin costo alguno. El departamento ha establecido sitios de “punto médico de dispensación” (MPOD) en todo el condado y planea agregar sitios adicionales (incluyendo clínicas móviles) durante toda la temporada de gripe.

“Este año es más importante que nunca que los residentes reciban una vacuna contra la gripe”, dijo el Director de Salud Pública del Condado, Corwin Porter. “La temporada de gripe de este año se superpone con la actual pandemia COVID-19, así que estamos haciendo todo lo posible para evitar lo que llamamos una ‘twindemic‘”.

Porter dijo que vacunarse contra la gripe no solo reducirá el riesgo de enfermedad, hospitalización e incluso muerte, sino que también ayudará a liberar capacidad para aquellos que requieren atención médica para COVID-19 u otras dolencias.

“Las personas que se vacunan contra la gripe son mucho menos propensas a requerir atención médica, lo que ahorrará recursos médicos y reducirá la carga de un sistema de salud ya sobrecargado”, dijo.

A continuación se muestra una lista de clínicas de gripe que proporcionan vacunas gratuitas durante todo el mes de octubre. Muchos de los sitios también ofrecen pruebas COVID-19, que el Condado también está animando a los residentes a obtener. Se puede encontrar información adicional sobre la gripe y la vacunación contra la gripe, junto con una lista más extensa de clínicas de vacunación, se puede encontrar haciendo clic aquí.

Sitios que ofrecen vacunas contra la gripe y pruebas COVID-19

Needles Recreation Center

1111 Bailey Ave., Needles

6 de octubre desde las 9:00 a.m. – mediodía

Rancho Sports Center

8303 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga

9 de octubre desde las 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Victor Valley College

71 Mojave Fish Hatchery Rd., Victorville

15 de octubre desde las 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

National Orange Show (NOS) (The Dome)

689 S. E St., San Bernardino

21 de octubre desde las 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Jessie Turner Health and Fitness Community Center

15556 Summit Ave., Fontana

23 de octubre desde las 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Copper Mountain College (Bell Center)

6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree

30 de octubre desde las 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sitios que ofrecen únicamente vacunas contra la gripe

Ontario Conference Center (North)

1947 E. Convention Center, Ontario

10 de octubre desde las 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Ecclesia Christian Fellowship

1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino

14 de octubre desde la 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lucerne Valley Senior Center

10431 Allen Way, Lucerne Valley

16 de octubre desde las 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Chino Neighborhood Activities Center (NAC)

5201 D St., Chino

17 de octubre desde las 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Big Bear City Hall

39707 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake

19 de octubre desde las 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Victorville Activities Center

15075 Hesperia Rd., Victorville

24 de octubre desde las 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lytle Creek Community Center

14082 Center Rd., Lytle Creek

26 de octubre desde las 2:00 p. m. – 6:00 p.m.

Actualización del Sheriff sobre presos y empleados que dan positivo para COVID-19

A día de hoy, un total de 368 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. Un total de 348 presos se han recuperado.

Un total de 198 empleados del departamento han dado positivo en COVID-19; con 192 haberse recuperado del virus. Se espera que los otros empleados vuelvan al trabajo en las próximas semanas.

Estadísticas más recientes

56,522 Casos Confirmados       (un 0,2% más del día anterior)
966 Muertes                              (un 0,4% más del día anterior)
654,884 Probados                    (un 0,4% más del día anterior)

Para obtener más estadísticas del Tablero de Vigilancia COVID-19, haga clic en la pestaña de escritorio o móvil en sbcovid19.com 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 http://sbcovid19.com/.  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.

10 Responses to October 6, 2020 Update

  • Newsome does not deserve name calling. Governors have data that you do not. . .Compared to Texas and governors in the south, Newsome is a hero. . .so leap into action and file an exception for your county if it meets criteria–modern governance accommodates you.

    The Texas governor abbot is linked to a lot of corruption, just like Georgia and Florida, where both suppress voters. The Texas governor is proven to be a trump clone who closed all but one ballot location in the country’s largest voting district: Harris county, with 2.5 million registered voters. Not only is the Texas gov idiotic, but criminal

    The California gov follows guidelines to protect us. Between the fires and Covid changes, he doesn’t sleep, and has a weird ex wife. Do you really want Red in California?

  • Can we start offering free testing in areas that might be less affected by Coronavirus? According to the numbers, there are higher positivity rates in hispanic and low income populations. It looks like those are the only places you are currently offering free testing. Why not go to Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, East Highland, or Lake Arrowhead? By focusing the free testing in high hispanic populations, the numbers are going to be skewed. Ask for donations in these areas to help fund the ongoing free testing. Redlands mall is vacant? The parking garage under the mall has been used to pick up bibs for the Run Through Redlands. Seems like a great central location in an affluent area.

  • I am giving up any hopes I had of our county moving to Red anytime soon. Look at the numbers that came out today- our average seven days new case rate is not only well over 7 but way in excess of our neighboring counties of Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Our elected officials need to come up with a strategy to fix whatever is holding up our county. Lastly, sine we cannot count on county turning Red from Purple, School Districts must be ORDERED to apply for waiver for K -6. These children will fall behind children in our neighboring counties who can go to school – Distant learning does not work.

  • County CEO should tell school districts to seek waiver for K-6. These children are unable to focus in distant learning. The private schools are open by seeking waiver, why the school districts do not want to do it? 75% of parents in Chino Valley Unified School opted for in school but they posted on their website they will not seek a waiver, Why? It is a fact that more 0-18 year have died this year from Flu than from Covid.
    Do we shut down schools for Flu?

    • Hi Neil, the decision on opening public schools comes from local school districts and the State of California. Hopefully we can reopen soon if our case rate and positivity rate go down. As for flu, the County recorded 25 flu deaths last year. In 7 months, the County has had nearly 1,000 people die from COVID-19 and one of those deaths was of a child age 15-19 years old.

      • The state wants K-6 to go to school and have a waiver plan. Many Private Schools applied for waiver and are open. The Public Schools do not want to apply – why?
        Do county supervisors not have any leverage over school districts? Can they not order them to apply for waiver and hold their funding if they do not? You stated Zero Covid death from covid in 0-18 age group – thanks for proving my point. Open up K-6.

  • Chairman Hagman is asking Governor to do the right thing but why is he not asking School Districts to apply for waiver for k-6 so children can go to school. The Superintendent of Chino Valley Unified School District declared on his website that he is not going to seek a waiver. Dozens of Private Elementary Schools have applied and received waiver but the Superintendent of the School District that Hagman represents declares he won’t do it without giving any reason. These k-6 need to go to school because they are not learning much in distant mode.75 % of parents know this and opted for in school classes.

  • Finally! I’m glad you are submitting something to our idiot Governor on this. When this county is bigger than the state of Rhode Island, there is no way we can follow suit the way other counties are.

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