LAST UPDATED: September 25, 2020
53,669
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
51,104
RESOLVED (Projected)
922
Deaths

REOPENING SAFELY

Over the past few months, County residents demonstrated remarkable patience in following stay-at-home mandates and other measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  Due to your efforts, we achieved our initial goal of “flattening the curve” in the rate of new infections — giving our medical and public health team a chance to ramp up testing, obtain supplies of personal protective equipment, and prepare for a potential surge in new patients.

In recent weeks, however, we have experienced a rise in infections, which has led to new restrictions from the State of California and reduced our ability to continue reopening our County. It is important to remember that the virus is still with us, and that we need to continue following a handful of guidelines to prevent its further spread. That means continuing to socially distance, wearing a face covering when in contact with others, and washing your hands thoroughly and frequently. Following such steps will help ensure your own safety as well as that of friends, neighbors, employees, co-workers, customers and others.

The County has and will continue to provide specific guidelines to enable businesses and others to operate safely. In addition, the Board of Supervisors has devoted $30 million to help small businesses through our COVID-19 Compliant Business Partnership program. This program offers financial assistance and other benefits to businesses that take the necessary steps to prevent the spread of infection among employees and customers. Click here to learn more about it.

We are proud of the strong spirit of community shown by our County residents, and confident you will continue to do what is necessary to keep us all healthy. Thank you for your consideration and support.

Getting ready to reopen your business?

Businesses are encouraged to complete a Reopening Plan, for each business location if applicable. Utilize the Reopening Plan as a guide for staff training and education. It’s encouraged that businesses post the Reopening Plan onsite near the front entryway in a location that is visible and accessible to both staff and customers as a way to demonstrate compliance with State and County safety guidelines. Lastly, all businesses should review the plan on a regular basis to ensure that it remains current as guidance is adjusted by the State and County.

Use this template to safely prepare. Click here to download.

COUNTY ASSISTANCE

Foreclosure/Eviction Help
News & Information
Individual Assistance
Countywide Food Assistance
Business Recovery
Contact a County Department
Surveillance Dashboard
COVID-19 Surveillance
Dashboard

The County’s COVID-19 dashboard offers a detailed snapshot of the virus’s impact across the County. Dashboard information includes the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, testing locations and a “hospital census” showing local rates of hospital and ICU admissions.

We all need to work together to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and residents can file a complaint on businesses who may not be following health orders. San Bernardino County, however, wants to ensure compliance by focusing on proactive education and engagement, and look at enforcement only as a last resort. The County’s COVID-19 Compliance Education/Engagement/Enforcement Plan contains the details behind this strategy.

Residents of San Bernardino County may call the COVID-19 hotline for general information and resources about the virus.
(909) 387-3911
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
or email: coronavirus@DPH.sbcounty.gov
The hotline is NOT for medical calls. If you are feeling sick, please contact your health care providers or 9-1-1. If you have questions about social services, please call 2-1-1.

GUIDELINES

Guidance for Cities

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidance for Homes and Residential Communities

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities
Information on how to prepare and take action at home, childcare and K-12 schools, colleges and universities, work, healthcare settings, large community events/mass gatherings and for first responders 

Information for Specific Groups
Information for Businesses, Schools, Pregnant Women and Children, and Travelers

Public Health Media Library
Free credible health content for your websites, apps and social media

California Department of Public Health

Guidance for Use of Face Coverings (Guía Sobre El Uso De Cubiertas Faciales)

Guidance for Gatherings

Youth Sports (08/03/20)

Stay Home except for Essential Needs

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

Guidance for Food and Beverage Venues

Guidance for Entertainment Venues
Guidance regarding gambling venues, theme parks and theaters

COVID-19 Cleaning & Waste Management for Residences

Guidance for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs

Guidance documents for home cleaning with COVID-19 positive individuals
Guidance for people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 who are able to receive care at home, and to their household members and/or caregivers, regarding the cleaning of residences and disposal of waste

Self-Isolation for Older Adults and Those Who Have Elevated Risk

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

Guidance for Celebrating Halloween

Low Cost Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers

DPH Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-19

COVID-19 Case and Test Metrics by Location
These reports show 7-day number of cases and testing for COVID-19 by location including metrics based on the State’s colored tier-based system.

*Based on previous 14-day case rate prior to the State’s change to tier-based system

US Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Office of the Governor

California Volunteers

Information and resources on how to safely donate, volunteer and/or help your local community

Guidance for Healthcare Providers

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information for Healthcare Professionals
Variety of information for Healthcare Professionals including information about Persons Under Investigation (PUI), Clinical Care, Infection Control, Supply of Personal Protective Equipment, Home Care and much more

Resources for Hospitals and Healthcare Professionals Preparing for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
CDC has developed two checklists that identify key actions that can be taken now to enhance preparedness for potential or confirmed patients with COVID-19.

Healthcare Professionals: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

California Department of Public Health

Expanding Access to Testing: Updated Guidance on Prioritization for COVID-19 Testing

Resuming California’s Deferred and Preventive Health Care

Prioritization of Patients for Laboratory Testing for COVID-19

Testing Guidance for Health Care Providers and Laboratories 

Use of Personal Protective Equipment during COVID-19 Outbreak

Guidance documents for health care facilities, including long-term care facilities

Outpatient Healthcare Facility Infection Control Recommendations for Suspect COVID-19 Patients

Guidance for Procedures and Transfer of Deceased Persons with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19

Hotels for Healthcare Workers

Self-isolation Instructions for Individuals Who Have or Likely Have COVID-19

Self-quarantine Instructions for Individuals Exposed to COVID-19

Health Alert: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

DPH and ICEMA Policy for Distribution of Remdesivir

Public Health Guidance for COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

Guidance for Public Health Response to Residents with COVID-19 in Skilled Nursing Facilities

COVID-19 Communicable Disease Referral Form

COVID-19 Recommendations for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Toolkit for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)

COVID-19 Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long-Term Care Facilities Visitor Questionnaire

Interim Guidelines for COVID-19 Antigen Testing in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Key Points for Healthcare Providers on COVID-19 Testing

DPH Guidance for Clinicians: Evaluating Patients Who May Have COVID-19

DPH Testing Guidance for Health Care Providers and Laboratories

Home Care Instructions for Patients with Mild Respiratory Infection (Español)

COVID-19 Specimen Intake Form

DPH Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-19 (Español)

San Bernardino County Interfacility Transfer Rules

Mass Testing Strategies for Long-Term Care Facilities

Criteria for Closure and Reopening to Admissions for a COVID Outbreak

Long Term Health Care Facility Staff FAQ

State of California Department of Social Services

Guidance documents for community care facilities, including assisted living facilities and child care

State of California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

Guidance documents for health care workers and workers in general industry

State of California Department of Industrial Relations

Cal/OSHA Interim Guidance on Coronavirus for Health Care Facilities: Efficient Use of Respirator Supplies

California Cyber Security Integration Center (Cal-CSIC)

Cyber Security Tips, Guidance, and Advisories for Scams and Data Theft related to COVID-19 for Medical Professionals

Guidance for Employers/Businesses

Construction Workers

US Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resources for Business and Employers

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19

Resuming Business Toolkit (PDF)

Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

California Department of Public Health

Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening

Guidance of Closure of Sectors in Response to COVID-19 (Guía Sobre el Cierre de Sectores en Respuesta a COVID-19)

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

Guidance for Use of Face Coverings (Guía Sobre El Uso De Cubiertas Faciales)

Farmworker Safety (Seguridad de los Trabajadores Agrícolas)

Responding to COVID-19 in the Workplace for Employers

Support for Working Families

Industry Guidance

Guidance for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs

San Bernardino County 

Guidance for Employers and the Community Regarding COVID-19 Infection and Exposure

Economic Development Agency
San Bernardino County business resources information

DPH Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-19 (Español)

DPH COVID-19 – What to do if you are Sick

DPH COVID-19 – Disinfection Instructions

DPH Environmental Health Services Resources
Local information for restaurants, public swimming pools, hotels, motels and lodging

U.S. Small Business Administration 

Disaster Loan Assistance
Federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters

State of California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

Resources for Employers and Workers

State of California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency

Guidance from the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency

Office of the Governor

California Volunteers
Information and resources on how to safely donate, volunteer and/or help your local community

Guidance for Communities

People at a community gathering

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Protect Yourself and Your Family

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

Resources for Large Community Events and Mass Gatherings
Includes Interim Guidance and Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

Resources for Community- and Faith- Based Leaders
Includes Interim Guidance, Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations and Preparation Checklist

Considerations for Youth Sports

Correctional and Detention Facilities

Retirement Communities

Shared and Congregate Housing

California Department of Public Health

Guidance for Use of Face Coverings (Guía Sobre El Uso De Cubiertas Faciales)

Guidance for Gatherings (Orientación para Reuniones)

Guidance for the Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission for Gatherings 

Guidance for Small Cohorts/Groups of Children and Youth (Las Guías para Supervisión de Niños en Grupos Pequeños)

CDPH Stay Home except for Essential Needs

CDPH Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

Guidance documents for home cleaning with COVID-19 positive individuals
Guidance for people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 who are able to receive care at home, and to their household members and/or caregivers, regarding the cleaning of residences and disposal of waste

Self-Isolation for Older Adults and Those Who Have Elevated Risk

Self-isolation Instructions for Individuals Who Have or Likely Have COVID-19

Self-quarantine Instructions for Individuals Exposed to COVID-19

COVID-19 Cleaning & Waste Management for Residences

Community care facilities, including assisted living facilities and child care

Immigrant Communities (Las Comunidades de Inmigrantes)

Information for WIC Families 

Information for Women and Families

Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Guía para mujeres embarazadas o las que están amamantando durante la pandemia del COVID-19)

Guidance for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs

COVID-19 Information for those living with HIV

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

Guidance for Celebrating Halloween

Guidance for Employers and the Community Regarding COVID-19 Infection and Exposure

Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-19 (Español)

Home Care Instructions for Patients with Mild Respiratory Infection (Español)

COVID-19 – What to do if you are Sick

COVID-19 – Disinfection Instructions

Low Cost Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers

COVID-19 Case and Test Metrics by Location
These reports show 7-day number of cases and testing for COVID-19 by location including metrics based on the State’s colored tier-based system.

*Based on previous 14-day case rate prior to the State’s change to tier-based system

Office of the Governor

California Volunteers
Information and resources on how to safely donate, volunteer and/or help your local community

California Department of Aging

Resources for older adults, family, friends and caregivers

Guidance for Schools

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools

Resources for Institutes of Higher Education

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education (IHE)

Guidance for Student Foreign Travel for Institutions of Higher Education

Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

Hygiene Etiquette & Practice – Coughing & Sneezing

Handwashing Health Promotion Materials
A variety of educational resources about keeping hands clean and preventing illnesses

California Department of Public Health

Guidance for Use of Face Coverings (Guía Sobre El Uso De Cubiertas Faciales)

COVID-19 and Reopening Framework for K-12 Schools in California (07/17/20)

COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year (07/17/20)

Interim Guidance for Schools and School-Based Programs (06/05/20)

Youth Sports (08/03/20)

Guidance for Child Care Programs and Providers

Guidance for Small Cohorts/Groups of Children and Youth (Las Guías para Supervisión de Niños en Grupos Pequeños)

Guidance for Schools and School Districts

Guidance for Higher Education (Colleges and Universities)

Guidance for Using Disinfectants at Schools and Child Cares (Recordatorios para el uso de desinfectantes en las escuelas y guarderías)

Guidance documents for home cleaning with COVID-19 positive individuals
Guidance for people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 who are able to receive care at home, and to their household members and/or caregivers, regarding the cleaning of residences and disposal of waste

Directrices para las escuelas sobre el nuevo coronavirus o COVID-19

Directrices para las instituciones de educación superior sobre el nuevo coronavirus o COVID-19

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

COVID-19 and TK-6th Schools School Waiver Status and Case Rates

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Elementary Education Waiver Packet (08/18/20 – Health Officer letter updated) To support a safe opening, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health will consider each community represented by schools requesting a waiver and exercise due caution in issuing approvals. Public Health will approve waivers every 1-2 weeks as a way to fully consider the impacts before issuing additional approvals in a particular community.

San Bernardino County COVID-19 Response Guidance for K-12 Schools

Guidance for Employers and the Community Regarding COVID-19 Infection and Exposure

Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-19 (Español)

Home Care Instructions for Patients with Mild Respiratory Infection (Español)

COVID-19 – What to do if you are Sick

COVID-19 – Disinfection Instructions

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

SBCSS COVID-19 Information
For updated information on school closures and additional information for schools in San Bernardino County

California Department of Education

Coronavirus Response and School Reopening Guidance

Distance Learning

School Meals

Child Care and Student Supervision

Association of California School Administrators

Coronavirus Resources for Schools
Contains resources from public health agencies relevant to California schools

US Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Office of the Governor

California Volunteers

Information and resources on how to safely donate, volunteer and/or help your local community

Industry Guidance to Reduce Risk

California Department of Public Health Guidance of Closure of Sectors in Response to COVID-19 (Departamento de Salud Pública de California (CDPH) Guía Sobre el Cierre de Sectores en Respuesta a COVID-19)

Agriculture and Livestock

Automobile Dealerships and Rentals

Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Outdoor Recreation

Cardrooms, Satellite, Wagering Facilities and Racetracks

Child Care Programs and Providers

Communications Infrastructure

Construction 

Delivery Services

Dine-In Restaurants

Energy and Utilities

Expanded Personal Care Services
Including esthetician services, skin care, cosmetology services, nail salons, body art, tattoo parlors, piercing shops, massage services

Expanded Personal Care Services Provided Outdoors

Family Entertainment Centers
Including indoor movie theaters and drive-in movie theaters

Fitness Facilities

Food packing and processing

Hair Salons and Barbershops

Hair Salon and Barbershop Services Provided Outdoors

Hotels and Lodging

Hotels, Lodging and Short Term Rentals

Life Sciences

Limited Services
Including services that require entry to residential, commercial, or public buildings; homeowners and building residents; those limited services that operate out of vehicles; auto repair shops; car washing operations; cleaning and janitorial services; pet grooming and dog walking; landscaping and yard maintenance services; laundromats, dry cleaning, and other laundry services

Logistics and Warehousing Facilities

Manufacturing

Mining and Logging

Museums, Galleries, Zoos and Aquariums

Offices and Workspaces

Outdoor Museums and Galleries

Places of Worship and Providers of Religious Services and Cultural Ceremonies

Public Transit

Pumpkin Patches

Real Estate Transactions

Restaurants, Bars, and Wineries

Retail

Shopping Malls, Destination Shopping Centers, Strip and Outlet Malls, and Swap Meets

Tribal Casinos

PREVENTION

wash hands
Clean Hands Often
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Avoid close contact
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Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
cover cough
Cover cough and sneezes
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Clean and disinfect

Symptoms

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Fever
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Cough
damaged lungs
Shortness of breath

Other symptoms may also include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain or aches, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19, or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread, call your health care provider before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.

IF YOU ARE SICK

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Stay home except to get medical care
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Separate yourself from other people and pets in your home
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Monitor your symptoms
call doctor
Call ahead before visiting your doctor
wear facemask
Wear a cloth covering over your nose and mouth
wash hands
Clean your hands often
done share water
Avoid sharing personal household items
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Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday