Cases Continue to Spike; County Urges ALL Residents to Get Tested

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Following a period of steady decline in COVID-19 infections in the County leading to our re-opening of Stage 2 and 3 businesses, we’re sorry to share that we have begun experiencing an unmistakable spike in positive cases, as well as in hospitalizations. The situation is similar in other nearby counties.

In response to the uptick, yesterday Gov. Newsom and the California Department of Public Health released guidance for the closure of bars for those counties on the state’s County Monitoring List. Five counties, including Los Angeles, were issued mandatory bar closure orders. San Bernardino County (along with Riverside and four other counties) received recommended bar closure guidance.

San Bernardino County is carefully examining the details of the State’s guidance, seeking additional information from the State, and seriously assessing local conditions in determining what action to take.

“This renewed growth in infections not only increases the risk of people getting sick and even dying, but also threatens our ability to continue reopening our economy,” said Board Chairman Curt Hagman. “It is critical that you continue practicing social distancing and wearing a mask when you’re around other people.”

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