By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– As a precautionary measure to protect the public, the City of Victorville will close all City facilities to public access effective Dec. 4 due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases among City employees. City officials confirmed 23 City employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days. The closures will remain in effect until at least mid-January.
“Our greatest priority from the beginning of this pandemic has been to protect our employees and community from the spread of COVID-19,” said Victorville spokesperson, Sue Jones. “Unfortunately, despite the many safety protocols the City has implemented; we are seeing an alarming increase in positive tests among our employees. We must take this action to close City facilities for the safety of our community and our City work force.”
Although City facilities will be closed to public access, employees will continue to work and carryout essential functions such as public safety, water and sewer, customer service and more. City officials are directing members of the public to utilize phone and online customer service options to conduct business with the City such as to pay bills, submit plans, and business license applications via the City’s website at VictorvilleCA.gov or the City’s pay-by-phone system at (760) 955-5001. General customer service inquiries can be directed to (760) 955-5000.
As an additional precautionary measure, the City’s Cars & Reels Drive-In Movie Night planned for Dec. 5 will be canceled. Information about additional changes to City operations including further event and activity cancellations will be posted on the City’s website at VictorvilleCA.gov/Coronavirus.
“We strive to be as accessible as possible to our community, so we take very seriously this decision to close City facilities,” said Victorville spokesperson, Sue Jones. “Fortunately, with the help of our customer service technology, and lessons learned from our previous closure at the beginning of the pandemic; we will be able to maintain a high standard of service for our Victorville community.”
Additional information about the City of Victorville’s response to COVID-19, its operational changes and helpful resources to assist community members, seniors and local businesses can be found on the City’s website at VictorvilleCA.gov/coronavirus.
Located in Southern California at the high-point between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Victorville is the leading city for both industry and retail in the High Desert Region. Victorville is a growing, vibrant community that is home to approximately 125,000 residents and some of the area’s largest employers. Clean air, abundant mountain vistas, family-friendly recreation activities, spectacular sunsets and breathtaking night skies entice locals and visitors alike to fall in love with this city that is within a few hours of SoCal beaches, National Parks, mountain retreats, other major attractions; and less than an hour from Ontario International Airport.