Latest Stats

3,311 Confirmed Cases           (up 3.5% from the previous day)

150 Deaths                              (up 7.9% from the previous day)

35,978 Tested                         (up 7.9% 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.

What is Open and What’s Not Open … So Far

County supervisors are working hard with state officials, neighboring counties and the Recovery Coalition Team to safely and methodically reopen the local economy. It is in the early Phase 2 stage, which allows many businesses to open in a limited fashion.

This transition time also allows business owners time to develop their own individual operational plans that will ensure employee safety, customer distancing and sanitation protocols, as well as industry specific guidelines that can be found here. Below is a graphic that summarizes where the county stands as of today.

 County Program Wants to Help Small Businesses Get COVID Compliant

The Board of Supervisors has introduced the San Bernardino County COVID Compliant Business Partnership that will provide $2,500 grants to local companies that meet County and State safety and health guidelines. Participating businesses will be issued a window sign noting that “This Business Partner is COVID Compliant” — offering reassurance to employees and customers that their health is a priority.

“We know compliance with the new health and safety guidelines may involve additional costs, and this partnership is designed to help with some of those costs,” said Curt Hagman, chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “We hope to incentivize small-business owners to implement a site-specific protection plan, with industry-specific guidelines, that will allow a business to open and stay open. This includes wearing face coverings, ensuring physical distancing, strict sanitation standards and anything else they can do to lessen the spread of the coronavirus.”

The County estimates that the program will assist 12,000 local businesses, with money being issued to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are exhausted. Businesses can begin the application process now by going to http://sbcovid19.com/covid-compliant-business-partnership-program/, where application contents and other submission requirements are listed. To be eligible for participation in the Partnership, a business must have been located in San Bernardino County for at least one year, have between one and 100 employees, and be current on property tax payments. Nonprofit organizations with storefronts are eligible for the program. A key County priority is to help companies that have not received support from either the state or the federal government. Businesses that are not eligible for the program include race tracks, gambling facilities, adult entertainment, insurance companies, lenders, financial/investment companies, home-based businesses, and nonprofits lacking a storefront.The application deadline is August 31, 2020.

Companies will need to provide a copy of a current city business license, along with evidence of its employee count (e.g., a 2019 payroll statement). Participating businesses must also commit to participating in COVID-19 training and education and to implement County public health guidelines. Non-complying businesses risk a loss or reduction in funding.

More details and information on industry-specific guidelines will be shared in later updates and on the County’s COVID-19 website.

County Conducts First Online Video Marriage

Two Yucca Valley residents became the first county residents to be married through a new online video marriage license and ceremony. Trent and Crystal Bell tied the knot on Monday, May 11 in a ceremony presided over by Chief Deputy Recorder Melissa Garcia.

“While marriage services continue to be provided in-person at our office by appointment only, we are pleased to be adding online video marriage licenses with ceremonies,” said Assessor-Recorder Bob Dutton. “The Recorder-County Clerk is committed to providing essential government services while protecting the health of the public to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Trent and Crystal Bell of Yucca Valley were the first couple in San Bernardino County to get married via online video.

Under an executive order issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom, adults are able to obtain a marriage license, at the discretion of their local county clerk, through videoconferencing. Couples interested in receiving these services from the San Bernardino County Clerk, must meet a variety of criteria.

-Video conference is only available to those couples seeking to get a marriage license and have their ceremony.

-One of the parties must be a San Bernardino County resident.

-Couple must be physically in the state of California during the session.

-Couple must be in the same room during the license issuance and ceremony.

-Couple must be able to connect with both video and audio functionality via Zoom.

-Couple and witness must have the ability to access their email accounts during the session.

-Witness must be available to sign the license and join the ceremony via video conference.

Guests will be permitted to join the video conference after all paperwork is completed and received by County — approximately 10-20 minutes after scheduled appointment. The County is now accepting appointments through Monday, June 29.

Testing Locations for Weeks of May 18 and May 25, 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

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

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

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

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

Tuesday, May 19 – Highland Community Park/YMCA – 7793 Central Ave., Highland

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 27 – Apple Valley 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 29 – Montclair Place – 5060 E. Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair

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

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

Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 – Victor Valley College – 71 Mojave Fish Hatchery Road, Victorville

Monday through Friday – Victorville Activities Center – 15075 Hesperia Rd., Victorville

Monday through Friday – Adelanto Stadium -12000 Stadium Way, Adelanto

All state events are scheduled 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting 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 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. Questions about social services, please call 211.