By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– The Independence Day holiday is just around the corner, and County officials are recognizing it by temporarily closing all County-run COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites on Monday, July 5.
“Our people on the front lines have been working relentlessly for months on end, and they are long overdue for a day off,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “We hope they use this time to relax and safely visit family and friends. They deserve it.”
Chairman Hagman noted that the tireless efforts of these front-line workers have played an instrumental role in diminishing our County’s COVID positivity rate.
“By way of comparison: last December, the County’s positivity rate was more than 27 percent,” said Chairman Hagman. “Today our positivity rate is around 1 percent — a huge improvement. We’ve also given at least one vaccination shot to more than half of our residents — a considerable achievement when one considers the sheer vastness of San Bernardino County.”
County-operated testing and vaccination sites will reopen on Tuesday, July 6. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, please visit our new COVID-19 website.
Also, effective immediately, the County’s national-award-winning COVID-19 data dashboard will be updated only on business days. It will no longer be updated on weekends or holidays, including the upcoming three-day Fourth of July holiday weekend. This is because the State Department of Public Health has recently adopted a business-day-only data update schedule, and the state data is a primary information source for the County dashboard.