SB County Getting Closer to Red Tier but More Testing is Critical

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County’s COVID-19 case rates and positivity rates have showed improvement over the last few weeks. County officials are very hopeful that if this trend continues that the County will soon qualify to move into the red tier, but we will have to first hope that the Labor Day holiday didn’t negatively impact our numbers, and just as important, we must keep up our testing numbers.

“Testing is absolutely critical to show the state that we are keeping our caseloads and positivity rates down,” said County Public Health Director Corwin Porter. “When we see a spike of cases and related hospitalizations, it almost always comes from a social gathering and from individuals who did not show any symptoms.

To get ahead of any spikes, County residents need to take it upon themselves to get a free, easy and painless test at any of the more than 30 testing sites throughout the County. Bottom line: If you — or someone you live with — has spent any time with people not in your household, please take an hour to get tested! Results are returned in less than 48 hours and it will give you peace of mind.

Walk-ups are now allowed at all County testing sites, although appointments are still strongly encouraged. Visit our COVID-19 Testing Page to see the testing site nearest you and to schedule an appointment.

And remember, to ensure our numbers continue to improve we all have to keep wearing face coverings when in public, practice frequent handwashing, social distance, and avoid gatherings outside your household.

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