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April 29, 2020 – Daily Update This Daily Update (Monday through Friday) will share important news, information and resources related to how we are battling and getting through the coronavirus pandemic. We are here for you. #SBCountyTogether
Daily Stats
1,928 Confirmed Cases (up 5.5% from previous day)
89 Deaths (up 4.7% from previous day)   
4.6% Fatality Rate
19,449 Tested (up 4.7% from the previous day)
Testing Locations Week of April 27 and May 4, 2020 Monday through Friday – Arrowhead Regional Medical Center  400 N. Pepper Ave., Colton 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Appointment ONLY, call 1-855-422-8029
Monday through Friday – SAC Health Systems (IEHP Members only) 250 South G Street, San Bernardino 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Appointment ONLY, call (909) 771-2911  

Thursday, April 30 – SAC Health Systems (IEHP Members only) 12353 Mariposa Road., Ste. C2 & C3, Victorville 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, call (909) 771-2911  

Thursday, April 30 – Civic Center Park 14999 Dale Evans Pkwy., Apple Valley 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, all appointments filled

  Friday, May 1 – Hesperia Civic Plaza Park 15833 Smoke Tree St., Hesperia 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at  

Monday, May 4 – Toyota Arena 4000 Ontario Center, Ontario 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at  

Tuesday, May 5 – Needles Administration Building 1111 Bailey Ave., Needles 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at  

Wednesday, May 6 – Barstow Sports Park 2800 Mayor Katy Pkwy., Barstow 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at  

County Public Health is also conducting testing at select nursing facilities for at-risk seniors living at those facilities. County to Open Up Criteria for Testing Beginning tomorrow, April 30, at all testing locations, people age 65 and older as well as healthcare or public safety workers can get tested even if they are not experiencing any symptoms. This is in addition to residents who are experiencing at least one COVID-19 symptom (fever, cough or shortness of breath).

‘Food Assistance Strike Force’ Launches Coordinated Effort to Feed County Residents in Need Food insecurity has reached unprecedented heights for some of our residents in San Bernardino County because of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic shutdown.    To address the skyrocketing demand for food assistance, the County established a Food Assistance Strike Force to coordinate the efforts of the charitable food providers throughout the County that are providing food at no cost to residents in need.   The Strike Force will launch a website tomorrow to inform residents on when, where and how they can obtain food to feed themselves and their families. The website will be a “one-stop-shop” for information on the different programs being implemented across the County, including delivery locations and times, and eligibility requirements (if any). The website will be featured prominently on the County’s COVID-19 website,  

“We are getting requests from thousands of County residents who have never needed help before, but the County and its community partners are committed to do all we can during these challenging times,” said CaSonya Thomas, Assistant Executive Officer of San Bernardino County Human Services. “The County is working with cities, food banks, churches, the Salvation Army, American Red Cross and other philanthropies, to compile a database of food providers and publicize these resources broadly.”   The Strike Force has organized five subgroups, by supervisor districts, to assemble and organize information to share with the public. The goal is to make sure the entire County is covered with programs that are directed to seniors, school children, or the public at large.   

All the content featured on the Food Assistance Strike Force website will be shared through the websites and social platforms of all of our food assistance partners. Just a few of the programs available to County residents include “Grab and Go” meals distributed at over 30 sites throughout the county, Home Delivered Meals programs and meals to unsheltered individuals through the Project Room Key program.   The County is also working with the state to implement its “Restaurants Deliver — Home Meals for Seniors” program recently announced by Gov. Newsom. Further details on this program will be shared in a future Update safe tennisSocial Distancing and Other Safety Tips While Playing Tennis As County residents continue to enjoy our parks and recreation facilities, it’s critical to remember — and practice — the social distancing measures we’ve been following.   Tennis does not require direct person-to-person contact, and it is a great activity for members of the same household to get some valuable exercise. However, it is important to take precautions to ensure everyone stays safe:   Do not play if you are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus or if you’ve been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Do not play if you are a vulnerable individual due to your age or preexisting conditions. In addition to washing your hands, clean and wipe down equipment such as your racket and water bottle before going to the court. Do not share rackets or other gear. Bring a full water bottle with you, so you can avoid touching tap or water fountain handles. Use new balls and a new grip, if possible. Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc., whenever possible. Try to stay at least six feet from the other players and do not make physical contact with them (e.g., no handshakes or “high fives”).  Immediately wash or sanitize your hands after playing, but do not use the locker room or changing area.  Leave the facility immediately after play. Sheriff’s Employee Tests Positive An 11th San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The employee is a maintenance mechanic and has been on vacation since April 6. It is not known where the employee was exposed to the virus. The employee is self-isolating at home. Get COVID-19 Daily Updates in your Email Inbox You can now get daily COVID-19 news updates sent directly to your e-mail. Click the “Get email updates on the latest COVID-19 news” link on the County’s homepage,, or the County’s COVID-19 page,, or sign up here.  

For all COVID-19 related information, including case statistics, FAQs, guidelines and resources, visit the County’s COVID-19 webpage at  Residents of San Bernardino County may also call the COVID-19 helpline at (909) 387-3911 for general information and resources about the virus. The phone line is NOT for medical calls and is available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have questions about social services, please call 211.

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