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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Last Updated: May 27, 2020

The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors are of utmost importance to the San Bernardino Community College District.  To that effect, we are providing regular updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) via e-mail as well as on this web page.  

Local COVID-19 Updates 

San Bernardino County given permission to proceed deeper into Stage 2 Reopening

On May 23, the State of California granted San Bernardino County permission to proceed into "accelerated" Stage 2 of the state's Resilience Roadmap.  This was granted after examining the county's steadying number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19, COVID-19 testing capacity, ability to conduct contact tracing with patients, and overall response to the pandemic.

The business categories which were allowed to open under enhanced Stage 2 include:

  • Retail (stores and malls)
  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Places of worship

Please note that many of these facilities will not be open at 100 percent capacity.

Furthermore, as a condition of reopening, social distancing (staying 6 feet apart) and wearing face coverings is required. Please plan on wearing a face mask if you are visiting these businesses.

(At this time, the use of face coverings at places of worship is strongly recommended, not required.)

For more information, you can view the County's press release here.

Face Covering Guidance for SBCCD

Face masks are still available for essential SBCCD employees reporting to work on site.  Employees should inquire with their managers.  District Office essential employees can inquire with Michael Nguyen to obtain a face mask.

Face mask use is required for entry into the 550 Hospitality Lane location (District Office) per the directive of the property manager.

Please keep in mind that wearing a face covering is not a substitute for social distancing and frequent hand-washing.  STAYING AT HOME is still the single best way of protecting the health of yourself and others.  

At this time, employees are strongly encouraged to continue working from home unless critical tasks require your presence on site.  Please make sure you have your supervisor's approval before coming on site.

COVID-19 Testing Sites

In light of San Bernardino County's recurring use of a handful of testing sites, the updates presented here are now sorted by location.  Please note: not all testing sites are County-operated, and not all testing sites are open to all members of the public.  Information is subject to change based on the County's updates.

Making Appointments for County-hosted Testing Sites (marked with *)

Please note that at this time, all County-hosted testing sites are not requiring COVID-19 symptoms as a condition of testing.  Other testing sites may still only test those who are symptomatic.

All testing events are only available to those who have made appointments.  Those who show up without an appointment will be turned away.  San Bernardino County residents who have had COVID-19 symptoms over the last 2 weeks can make an appointment on the County's COVID-19 website when the appointment window for each event opens.  SB County appointment windows generally open 2 to 3 business days prior to event day.  Residents that cannot access the form online can call the County COVID-19 hotline at (909) 387-3911 and staff can assist in completing the request form.  

Making Appointments for State of California-hosted Testing Sites (marked with ^)

All sites are appointment only.  To make an appointment, click here.  Participants without Internet access can call to make an appointment at (888) 634-1123.  Testing is free for all individuals, including those who are uninsured, underinsured, undocumented, or homeless.

Please note that these are NOT drive-through testing events.

Southern California Emergency Medicine Urgent Care Centers

Locations: 

  • Colton Urgent Care Center - 1181 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., Colton
  • Redlands UCC - 301 W. Redlands Blvd., Redlands
  • Yucaipa UCC - 33494 Oak Glen Rd., Yucaipa

Dates:

  • Daily (9 am to 9 pm)

All locations offer nasal swab testing and antibody testing by appointment only.  IEHP and most insurances are accepted.  Uninsured patients can get tested at no cost under the CARES act.

For more information about testing and scheduling an appointment, please click one of the cities:

Colton / Redlands / Yucaipa

San Bernardino - Public Health Parking Lot* 

Location: 172 W. 3rd St., San Bernardino (corner of 4th Street and Sierra Way)

Dates:

  • Fri. May 29 (10 am to 2 pm)
  • Every Friday thereafter (tentative)

Please note that this site is administering serology tests (blood samples), not nose/throat swabs.

San Bernardino - SAC Health System (IEHP Members Only)

Location: 250 South G St., San Bernardino.  

Dates:

  • Monday through Friday (9 am to 4 pm)

SAC Health System testing is only open to IEHP members.  To make an appointment, please call (909) 771-2911.  For more information, please click here.

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

Location: 400 N. Pepper Ave, Colton  

Dates:

  • Monday through Friday (8 am to 4 pm)

To make an appointment for ARMC, please call the ARMC Referral Center at (855) 422-8029.  For more information, please click here.

SB County Health Centers

Testing is also available at the following San Bernardino County Health Centers, for underserved and vulnerable populations in the County (open 1 pm to 5 pm daily):

  • San Bernardino Health Center: 606 E. Mill St., San Bernardino
  • Ontario Health Center: 150 E. Holt Blvd., Ontario
  • Adelanto Health Center: 11336 Bartlett Ave., Suite 11, Adelanto
  • Hesperia Health Center: 16453 Bear Valley Rd., Hesperia

Appointments are required and patients must meet income and insurance (Medi-Cal) requirements.  For more information, please click here.  To make an appointment for a Health Center testing, please call (800) 722-4777.

Rural Health Clinic for Mountain Communities

Location: 29099 Hospital Rd., Lake Arrowhead.  

Dates:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (8 am to 4:30 pm)

Residents can make an appointment by calling (909) 336-9715.  All callers will be pre-screened over the phone.  There will be no out-of-pocket expenses for testing.  All insurances will be accepted.

Please bring your ID and insurance card, if you have one.  For more information, please click here.

NEW: Rialto - Dept. of Behavioral Health Auditorium* (Walk-Up)

Location: 850 E. Foothill Blvd., Rialto

Dates:

  • Fri. May 29 (9 am to 3:30 pm)

NEW: Hesperia - Oak Hills Fire Station (Old Station 40)*  (Walk-Up)

Location: 6584 Caliente Rd., Hesperia

Dates:

  • Fri. May 29 (9 am to 3:30 pm)

NEW: Joshua Tree - Copper Mountain College* (Walk-Up)

Location: 6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree

Dates:

  • Fri. May 29 (10 am to 2 pm)

NEW: Rancho Cucamonga - Rancho Sports Center* (Walk-Up)

Location: 8303 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga

Dates:

  • Fri. May 29 (9 am to 3:30 pm)

NEW: Ontario Convention Center (North)* (Walk-Up)

Location: 1947 Convention Center Way, Ontario

Dates:

  • Fri. May 29 (9 am to 3:30 pm)

San Bernardino - Arroyo Valley High School* 

Location: 1881 W Base Line St., San Bernardino

Dates:

  • Mon. June 1 (10 am to 2 pm)
  • Mon. June 8 (10 am to 2 pm)

Montclair - Montclair Place*

Location: 5060 E. Montclair Plaza Ln., Montclair

Dates:

  • No dates currently scheduled for this site. (Previously-scheduled June dates have been removed.)

NEW: Barstow - Public Health Clinic*

Location: 303 E. Mountain View St., Barstow

Dates:

  • Fri. May 29 (9 am to 3:30 pm)

Barstow - Barstow Sports Park*

Location: 2800 Mayor Katy, Barstow

Dates:

  • Wed. June 3 (10 am to 2 pm)

Adelanto Stadium^

Location: 12000 Stadium Way, Adelanto

Dates:

  • Mon-Fri, May 11-29 (7 am to 7 pm)
  • Note: No testing on Mon. May 25 (Memorial Day)

Victor Valley College^

Location: 71 Mojave Fish Hatchery Rd., Victorville 

Dates: 

  • Tues-Sat, May 11-30 (7 am to 7 pm)

Victorville Activities Center (General Public)^

Location: 15075 Hesperia Rd., Victorville

Dates:

  • Mon-Fri, May 13-29 (7 am to 7 pm)
  • Note: No testing on Mon. May 25 (Memorial Day)

SB County COVID-19 Response

For more information on the County's COVID-19 response and the latest SB County press releases, please visit CountyWire

Recommendations for Students, Faculty & Staff on Campus

During this time, a limited number of students, faculty and staff members are on campus or District sites.  For everyone's health and safety, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Social Distancing - please keep at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Handwashing - wash your hands often, with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds each time.

  • Stay Home if You Are Sick - this is especially important to control the spread of COVID-19 and other infections.  You should also remain at home if someone in your household has been infected with COVID-19, or if you have recently returned from international travel (see Travel Updates below).

    Campus Updates

    Summer and fall 2020 courses will be administered virtually, with the exception of a handful of courses.  Please check your campus emails for the most up-to-date information.  

    Campus facilities remain closed (except where indicated below) and students and visitors should remain off campus except to conduct essential business.

    Available Campus Services (until May 22)

    Libraries

    Open to registered students with limited hours and services; not publicly accessible until further notice.  Social distancing will be in effect.

    Hours of Operation: 

    SBVC - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only, until the end of May

    CHC -Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.  Computer access only.

    Food Pantries (C.O.A.C.H. Cupboard and Valley 360 Resource Center)

    Open to registered students with limited hours and services; not publicly accessible until further notice.  

    Hours of Operation:

    Valley 360 - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only, until the end of May. Please check the Valley College website before arriving to ensure food availability.

    C.O.A.C.H. Cupboard -Mondays and Tuesdays 10am - 12pm - please note new location: Student Life Office (CCR 150)

    Child Development Centers

    SBVC - closed until further notice.

    CHC - closed until June 5.  Will re-open with children on August 10.

    Bookstores

    SBVC - Only open on an appointment basis for order pick-up.  Order online at www.sbvccampusstore.com or by phone at (909) 384-4435.  Registered students only.

    CHC - Open Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am - 3pm to students only.

    Student Health Services

    SBVC - Available to serve students over the phone or online.  For more information, please visit the SHS web page.

    Cafeteria/Food Services

    Will remain closed until the end of the academic year.

    Recreational facilities/gyms

    Will remain closed until the end of the academic year.


    Previous Update:

    Classes at Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College were suspended from March 22 to 28.  The colleges observed spring break from March 16 to 21, as originally scheduled.

    Staffing Guidance

    Faculty and staff members should continue to work remotely.  Essential employees will continue working as they currently are, while maintaining social distancing per the Governor's order.

    Department leaders will inform staff members where and how they should report to work.  Those who are unsure if they should report to campus or the district office should reach out to their managers directly.

    Travel Updates - General

    Please note that as of March 27, the CDC is placing all international travel under the Level 3 Travel Advisory.  ALL non-essential international travel should be avoided.

    If you are returning from international travel, the CDC recommends you self-quarantine (stay at home) for 14 days and monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, even if you are not symptomatic upon return to the United States.  

    For a list of current CDC travel advisories, please visit this page: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices

    The CDC also recommends that travelers defer all cruise ship travel worldwide.  For more information, please visit this link: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/covid-19-cruise-ship

    Work-related Travel

    All employees are restricted from non-essential travel unless otherwise approved by SBCCD Interim Chancellor Jose F. Torres.  Please refer to the March 12th email sent to employees from Kelly Goodrich on behalf of Larry Strong, SBCCD Director of Fiscal Services for instructions on travel reimbursement for itineraries booked before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Campus Events

    The spring Commencement exercises for CHC and SBVC will be held virtually.  Please check your campus email regularly for the latest information.  

    Per the guidance issued by San Bernardino County's acting public health officer on March 17, all public events on campus of any size are cancelled until further notice.  SBCCD will continue to monitor developments and follow the recommendations made by the State Chancellor's Office, the CDC and local and state health agencies.

    Preventative Measures

    Here are a few simple but effective steps you can take to prevent becoming ill and control the spread of viruses:

    • If you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough, you are advised to stay away from work, school or other people to avoid spreading illness and contact your healthcare provider if symptoms become severe.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Wash hands with soap and water for 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 percent alcohol.
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue if you cough or sneeze.  If no tissue is available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.  Discard the tissue and wash your hands.
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
    • N95 masks are not recommended outside a healthcare setting, due to the severe global shortage of supplies.  Wearing cloth face masks is strongly recommended during this time when going out in public.  However, the best way to prevent the spread of germs is to stay home if you are sick.

    Emergency Notifications and E-mail Updates

    Please note that SBCCD is using the Regroup emergency notification system to inform students, faculty and staff of campus closures, schedule changes and general COVID-19 updates.  You are strongly encouraged to log on to WebAdvisor and check that your emergency contact information is current.  For more information and to log in, please visit this link: SBCCD Emergency Preparedness

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Please visit this page for a list of frequently asked questions regarding the coronavirus: Coronavirus FAQs