Town resumes in-person services

By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– The Town of Apple Valley will reopen Town Hall and Development Services offices tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. to serve residents and customers in person and will resume its normal operating schedule, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and every other Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The Apple Valley Animal Shelter will reopen this Thursday at 9 a.m. and resume operations Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Earlier today, California ended its temporary Regional Stay at Home Order, returning instead to its color-tiered Blueprint for a Safer Economy plan.

The Regional Stay at Home Order was put into place in early December by the California Department of Public Health to help keep the Southern California region’s ICU bed capacity manageable through the holidays. With ICU capacity improving, the state lifted the order today, returning the County of San Bernardino to its status in the purple tier. The County’s case rate is near 60% and will not progress to the less-restrictive red tier until its case rate is at 7% or less.

Upon reopening to the public, the Town will continue to practice enhanced safety modifications, including requiring staff and guests to wear face coverings when entering the building and when conversing with others. Staff and guests will also be required to conduct a brief health screening and a touchless temperature check. Following CDC guidelines, the Town will deny entry to anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher.

The Town will continue to host online public meetings only for Town Council and Commission meetings. To view upcoming meetings, visit www.applevalley.org.

For information on recent Town actions, online services, community and business resources, and COVID data, please visit av.town/coronavirus.Town staff is also available during business hours by calling (760) 240-7000 or emailing info@applevalley.org.

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