Daily Stats

2,432 Confirmed Cases     (up 4.4% from the previous day)

104 Deaths                         (up 3% from the previous day)

26,006 Tested                   (up 6.5% 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

Important Tips for Face Coverings in Hot Weather

While wearing a face covering is essential to help limit spread of the coronavirus, some would all agree it’s not particularly enjoyable for anyone. Moreover, face coverings can become even more uncomfortable during hot weather — which is now here in San Bernardino County.

Unfortunately, hot weather does not mitigate the need for face coverings when in public. While it is highly unlikely people will be exposed to the virus if they are outdoors and socially distanced, having a face covering is an act of solidarity and courtesy, letting everyone know people are trying to be respectful, smart, and safe. So here are some tips to make wearing one less unpleasant.

Be smart when wearing a face covering. While people should always bring a face covering when they leave their home, it is unnecessary to wear it when walking, running, jogging, or biking alone (or with a household member). But keep it around the neck, and pull it up when approaching or passing other people.

 Use breathable material. Use a breathable fabric, such as cotton, which is typically more comfortable in hot weather than synthetic fabrics.

Check fit. While a face covering should fit snugly, it should not be so tight that it’s uncomfortable or makes breathing difficult. Consider using an adjustable-tie face covering, rather than one with fixed elastic straps.

Bring extras. Cloth face coverings should not be worn when they become damp or wet, which is not uncommon in hot weather. Have extra clean ones that can be put on when the original becomes less effective.

Limit how long it is worn. It is usually best to limit the amount of time wearing a face covering. They are especially important when social distancing is more challenging, such as when visiting a supermarket. People do not need one while driving alone or with members of your household.

Remember skin. Hot weather can cause moisture to build up, irritating skin in similar fashion to a diaper rash. Cloth face coverings tend to be less of a problem than the N95 masks used by medical workers.

Safe Practices Billboards up throughout the County

The County has launched a new series of billboard advertisements promoting physical distancing, face coverings, and hygiene in advance of our imminent moves to reopen certain businesses. The billboards are located next to major freeways throughout the county, and have been generously donated by General Outdoor Advertising.

“As we move closer to reopening businesses in Phase 2 of the State and County strategy, we hope the billboards serve as a reminder that covering your face, physical distancing, and frequent hand washing will be critical components to keeping our businesses open,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman.

The billboard advertisement features the County’s new #SBCountyTogether messaging and branding that will accompany future outdoor and broadcast advertising promoting the economic recovery efforts.

The billboards are just one of the many communication tools being used by the County to help better inform residents of the latest updates regarding the COVID-19 crisis.

Seven of 12 COVID-Positive Sheriff’s Employees Have Now Recovered

A seventh San Bernardino County Sheriff’s employee, a nurse assigned to corrections, has returned to work after recovering from COVID-19. The department anticipates additional employees affected by the virus will return to work in the next few weeks. Twelve Sheriff’s employees have tested positive so far.

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

Thursday, May 7 – IEHP Community Resource Center – 12353 Mariposa Road, Victorville

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, call (909) 771-2911

Thursday, May 7 – Azure Hills SDA Church – 22623 Barton Road, Grand Terrace

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

Thursday, May 7 – San Bernardino Public Health Parking Lot –172 W. Third St., San Bernardino

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

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/

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.