By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– The County of San Bernardino is always looking to better serve the needs of our residents and businesses. As we navigate COVID-19 together, we are launching a new Daily Update (Monday through Friday) that will share important news, information and resources related to how we are battling and getting through the coronavirus pandemic. We are here for you. #SBCountyTogether
1,096 Confirmed Cases
New UPDATED Health Officer Order (April 18, 2020) In our mission to serve, protect and respect our residents, employees and businesses, the County today enacted an omnibus COVID-19 health order that helps clarify items related to public safety directives.
Highlights of the new order include:
* Face coverings are not required for drivers traveling alone or with members of their households, unless they must lower their windows to interact with someone who is not a member of their household.
* A face covering is not required for solitary outdoor activity or for members of the same household engaging in outdoor activity. If others are present, regardless of social distancing, a face covering is required.
* Businesses may refuse service to those without face coverings.
* Individual cities and park operators have jurisdiction in managing parking areas, deciding whether they remain open, and ensuring safe social distancing.
The state has declared that drive-in worship services are allowed “as long as the individuals engaged in such services abide by physical distancing guidelines and refrain from direct and indirect physical touching of others ”
The entire County health order can be read here, http://www.sbcounty.gov/Uploads/CAO/Feature/Content/Omnibus_Health_Officer_Order_4-17-20.pdf. The new order replaces most previous health orders and provides directives to help residents, service providers, and businesses work together to slow the spread of the virus, head-off the overloading of our healthcare system, and save lives.
Calling all Volunteers: Supporting One Another with the Neighbor2Neighbor Program There are many of us in the County of San Bernardino who are dealing directly with the COVID-19 virus and its side effects. The Neighbor2Neighbor Program is looking for both medical and nonmedical volunteers who want to help those who urgently need healthcare and support.
Our unified goal is to relieve pressure on our health care system while effectively addressing the needs of our community. If you have time available and are looking for ways to help, please consider serving as a volunteer with the County of San Bernardino’s Neighbor2Neighbor Program. To learn more or sign up,https://cms.sbcounty.gov/hr/CommunityResponseProgram.aspx
County Provides Options for Public Comment during Board Meetings The Board of Supervisors continues to hold meetings to conduct essential business during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the public can submit comment and testimony via email, an online portal and the U.S. mail.
Comments can be emailed to the Clerk of the Board at mailto:BoardMeetingComments@cob.sbcounty.gov, or submitted on our web portal https://www.sbcounty.gov/cob/publiccomments/. If you wish to make a comment on a specific agenda item prior to the day of the meeting, please submit your comments via email or online by 8:00 a.m. on the Tuesday of the Board meeting.
Public comments submitted via U.S. mail should be addressed to the San Bernardino County Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 385 N. Arrowhead Ave, 2nd Fl., San Bernardino, CA 92415. Comments submitted via U.S. mail must be received by 10 a.m. on the day of the Board meeting.
The next Board meeting is Tuesday, April 21, 2020. People who require a reasonable modification or accommodation for a disability may email the Clerk of the Board at mailto:COB@sbcounty.gov to request an accommodation. Five days’ notice prior to the Board meeting is required.
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 hotline at (909) 387-3911 for general information and resources about the virus. The hotline is NOT for medical calls and is available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you have questions about social services, please call 2-1-1.