Daily Stats

2,562 Confirmed Cases        (up 5.3% from the previous day)

108 Deaths                         (up 3.8% from the previous day)

26,656 Tested                     (up 2.5% 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 a complete list of upcoming Testing Locations and links, scroll to the bottom of today’s Daily Update

County Expands Food Delivery Program for Seniors

California Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced a new public-private partnership last week to ensure our older residents have access to healthy meals during the state’s stay-at-home order. The San Bernardino County version of the program, called “Great Plates Delivered” began this week under the leadership of the Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS).

The partnership teams the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with the state of California, local governments and local restaurants. It calls for local food providers to prepare and deliver three nutritious meals a day to eligible residents, adults age 65+ who meet the following criteria:

-Seniors who have been exposed to the coronavirus, or are at high risk due to pre-existing health conditions;

-Living alone or with one other program-eligible adult;

-Not currently receiving assistance from other federal nutrition assistance programs; and

-Living below 600% of the federal poverty limit.

DAAS is leading a County-wide effort to ensure seniors and disabled residents throughout the County get access to healthy meals. The department, which is working with the Office of Emergency Services, 2-1-1 San Bernardino County, the Joint Information Center and other departments, have been in contact with local restaurants to assess their interest and ability to participate. So far, more than 40 restaurants in the County have agreed to participate.

DAAS is now also recruiting volunteers to help deliver the meals. Restaurants and drivers interested in helping should contact Mary Bernal at mary.bernal@hss.sbccounty.gov.

The group has also established an information hotline at (888) 743-1485 for County residents only, and is launching a public information campaign through County department websites, social media and other channels.

Thousands of County residents are pet owners, and many have asked how to protect them during the pandemic.

The first thing to remember: so far there is no evidence that domesticated animals can pass the virus onto humans or otherwise help spread the disease. Wash hands before and after engaging with any animal. The risk of catching coronavirus might be slight, but they can still carry germs that can get people sick.

Veterinary services are considered “essential,” so many veterinarian offices remain open, often with special social distancing policies and procedures. Call first to confirm availability and any special steps that might need to be taken, but don’t neglect to give furry friends necessary medical care.

Pet owners should consider identifying a caregiver for pets in case someone in the household becomes ill or hospitalized — people want to avoid leaving their pets with a public shelter. Consider creating a written Emergency Plan featuring contact information, feeding instructions, any medical treatments and prescriptions, and contact information for others who can care for pets in someone's absence.

It’s a good idea to keep emergency pet supplies on hand at all times, including two weeks’ worth of food and medications, as well as a travel kennel. And make sure a pet has a tag or other identification in case they get lost.

People can, in most cases, delay a pet’s normal grooming routine. Dogs can survive getting a bit shaggy, but keep them brushed to avoid excessive matting. If washing a dog, be sure to rinse thoroughly — leftover shampoo can lead to dermatitis or “hot spots,” which in turn can lead to infection. And don’t forget to towel dry them thoroughly.

Finally, some may have noticed that hot weather has arrived in San Bernardino County. Keep pets cool by replenishing their water bowl regularly, limiting walks to the cooler early morning or evening hours, providing plenty of shade if they’re kept outdoors. Oh, and never leave them in a vehicle.

To learn more about COVID-19 related information pertaining to pets, including information on the County’s Homeward Bound Project Adopt, check out the following Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HomewardBoundPets/

Free Box Fans Available to Seniors for Heat Relief

With temperatures nearing 100 degrees and our County Cooling Centers closed due to coronavirus restrictions, the Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) is pleased to share that approximately 150 purchased and donated box fans are available for eligible seniors in San Bernardino County.

“We recognize that the searing temperatures can not only be uncomfortable, but dangerous for some of our at-risk residents and this box fan distribution program should help until a time we can reopen our Cooling Centers,” said DAAS Director Sharon Nevins. “I would also like to give a special thanks to Molina Healthcare who stepped up and donated many of the fans we are able to provide to our County seniors.”

Seniors can call the Adult Protective Services hotline at (877) 565-2020 where they will be assessed for this and other needs. There are specific age requirements for services: individuals must be 65 and older, or 18-65 dependent adults and at risk for severe neglect or abuse. Callers to 211 will be directed to this program.

Commercials Now Airing

The County has begun airing commercials on all major cable news and lifestyle channels like CNN, HGTV, Hallmark, Food Network and more, with a message to residents to visit http://sbcovid19.com/ to get critical information during this pandemic. The website includes daily updated statistics, news on testing and food distribution throughout the County, important updated FAQs and much more. Please, share the website (or this commercial) with friends and neighbors who might benefit from this resource. Also listen on iHeart Radio’s channels throughout the Inland Empire.


Testing Locations for Weeks of May 4 and May 11, 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

Friday, May 8 – 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/

Monday, May 11 – Loma Linda Academy – 10656 Anderson St., Loma Linda

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

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

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

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 http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

Friday, May 15 – 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/

Friday, May 15 – Arroyo Valley High School – 1881 W. Baseline St., San Bernardino

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

State Testing Locations and Information

Monday through Friday – State of California – Victor Valley College, 18422 Bear Valley Road, Victorville

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123

Previously scheduled testing dates at the Victorville Activities Center and Columbia Middle School in Adelanto announced here by the State of California were postponed. New dates and times will be listed when available.

County Public Health is also conducting testing at select nursing facilities for at-risk seniors living at those facilities. At all testing locations, people age 65 and older as well as healthcare or public safety workers can get tested even if they are not experiencing any symptoms. This is in addition to residents who are experiencing at least one COVID-19 symptom (fever, cough, or shortness of breath).

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.