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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

(Page Last Updated 08/31/21 11:25 a.m.) 

The City of San Bernardino continues to monitor the situation involving COVID-19, working closely with San Bernardino County officials. This page has been created to provide a central location for information regarding COVID-19, current City operations, resources for businesses and residents.

The State of California fully reopened the economy on June 15, 2021. For further details on the reopening and restrictions, visit covid19.ca.gov

There are many resources still available for those that may have questions related to Covid-19:

San Bernardino County COVID-19 Public Information Line (Non-medical related inquiries), (909) 387-3977.

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health 24/7 Public Hotline for inquiries by Health Care Facilities and General Public: (800) 782-4264, press option 6.

COVID-19 Related Websites (click below)

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Emergency Resolutions and Executive Orders
  1. State Orders and updates can be located at covid19.ca.gov or to be redirected to the page, click here.
  2. County Orders and updates can be located at sbcounty.gov or to be redirected to the page, click here.
Eviction Prevention & Moratorium

Eviction Prevention Program Overview - Rent Relief 

All renters in the City of San Bernardino who meet the eligibility requirements may receive onetime rental assistance under the Eviction Prevention Program. Eligible households  can receive assistance to cover past due rents.  Funds are paid directly to the landlord.  Please click here for the more information, including qualifications and how to apply. 


Testing and Vaccination Information

Where do I go to get vaccinated?

There are many locations offering free vaccinations throughout the County of San Bernardino. To find the nearest location to you, visit sbcovid19.com/vaccine.

How can I get tested? Where do I start?

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider for medical advice.  

Anyone can be tested for COVID-19, visit sbcovid.com for more information on each testing site and requirements.  

I don't have insurance or a primary healthcare provider, where should I go for health screening?

For a link, go to the County's COVID-19 website at sbcovid19.com page and click on Low Cost Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers. There you will find more information on clinics in the area.  

Are testing & vaccination events free?

Yes, these events are free. You do not need insurance to qualify.

At this time, we advise residents and businesses to follow all recommendations from the CDC as well as local advisories from the California Department of Public Health and the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. For information from these agencies and other helpful resources, click Resources & Other Information related to COVID-19 (below).

Resources & Other Information related to COVID-19
  • The City has been allocated $2,003,529 in Community Development Block Grant Funds, and $1,019,997 in Emergency Solutions Grant in Round 1 and $3,422,960 in Round 2. For additional information, including the City's intent of use of these funding sources, click the public notice in your preferred language:
  • San Bernardino County is the local lead agency, the lead national agency is the Federal Government, California Department of Public Health who is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We will share information from theses agencies on a regular basis.
  • In addition to the City senior and community food distribution, the County of San Bernardino established a page specifically for food resources throughout the county, including school nutrition programs and senior meals. For a list of sites, visit www.sbcovid19.com/food-assistance
  • You may also visit www.211sb.org and click on Food for resources. This link will provide you with information on community resources and meals, grocery distribution and Meals on Wheels for seniors. You may also call directly by dialing 211 from your phone. If 211 does not work from you phone, you can dial direct at (888) 435-7565. 
  • Cal State University San Bernardino's Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship has been awarded $1.59 million in new funding to support local entrepreneurs and small business owners as part of the CARES Act economic relief package. For more information, click here
  • The County of San Bernardino established a Dashboard illustrating COVID-19 cases, tests, positive results and other information related to the virus. cases and other statistical information. 
  • A COVID-19 public information line has been established by the County of San Bernardino. Please call (909) 387-3911 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday for information only, not for medical questions. 
  • The State of California  established a website specifically related to COVID-19. Please click HERE or go to www.covid19.ca.gov for the most current information.
  • San Bernardino County Department of Public Health has established a 24/7 Public Hotline for inquiries related to COVID-19. For further information, please call 1-800-782-4264 and press option 6.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has established a COVID-19 testing self-checker at www.CDC.Gov/coronavirus
  • To file for unemployment benefits, visit www.edd.ca.gov.

COVID-19 Related Websites (click below)

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Preventative Measures 

The CDC currently recommends the following best practices for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and any respiratory diseases:

  • Wear a mask to reduce the spread of the virus. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
FAQ-Frequently Asked Questions Updates  

Q. What businesses' are open?

A. Businesses have been authorized to reopen by the State of California. For more information, please visit www.Covid19.ca.gov or www.cisa.gov.  

Q: What should I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms? 

A: Call your doctor:  If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. 

Q. Can I access library books and other library services online?

A. Yes, although our libraries are open, you can access Overdrive eBooks, eAudiobooks and other online resources. For more information, visit www.sbpl.org 

Q. Are there any relief programs available?

A. The State of California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a series of actions to help California's small businesses. The programs are part of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill signed into law March 27, 2020. Below is a list of federal and state support. More information, including how to apply, can be found on the U.S. Small Business Administration resource page.  

  • Paycheck Protection Loans: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will guarantee loans with terms of up to 10 years and interest rates of up to 4% to businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Businesses can qualify for loans of up to $10 million, and the loans will be provided by lenders including banks and credit unions. Eligible businesses can get loan deferment for six months to a year, and the loan may be forgiven if the businesses maintains its payroll for eight weeks at employees’ normal salary levels.
  • Expanded access to U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans: As part of its disaster assistance program, the SBA is providing working capital loans of up to $2 million to small businesses and nonprofits affected by the coronavirus. These loans carry an interest rate of 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for nonprofits. Loan repayment terms vary by applicant, up to a maximum of 30 years. The stimulus updated the program so that sole proprietors and businesses with fewer than 500 employees qualify, and applicants don’t need to provide a personal guarantee on loans under $200,000. Payments can also be deferred for up to four years.
  • Emergency grant of $10,000 to SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan applicants: Even if your business is denied a loan, you can still access this grant, which can be used to provide employee sick leave, maintain payroll or meet other needs like paying rent.

Q. Can I still adopt an animal while the Animal Shelter is closed to the public? 

A.Yes, visit www.PetHarbor.com to select an animal and proceed with an appointment by phone at (909) 384-7272 Monday- Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, and Friday until 4:30 pm.  This includes the following services: 

Q. Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

A. The process and locations for testing are being updated by the San Bernardino County Health Department as information becomes available. As testing sites are established, the information becomes available on the County website at sbcounty.gov.

Q. What social media sites is the City using to publish COVID-19 information?

A. The City is using the following social media platforms to publish information related to COVID-19: