County’s COVID-19 update: June 22 | News

Latest Stats

9,361 Confirmed Cases                  (up 2.2% from the previous day)

234 Deaths                                         (up 0.4% from the previous day)

109,061 Tested                                 (up 2.0% from the previous day)

For more statistics from the COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard, click the desktop or mobile tab on the County’s website.

California’s ex-Governors Promote Use of Masks in Public Service Announcement

Arnold Schwarzenegger and three other former California governors have joined Gov. Gavin Newsom in a video campaign promoting use of face coverings to prevent spread of COVID-19.

The public service announcement released Monday also features Jerry Brown, Gray Davis and Pete Wilson. The message is that nobody wants to wear masks but COVID-19 is still spreading and halting it is important to keeping people safe, reopening businesses and putting people back to work.

The video follows Newsom’s recent order requiring Californians to wear masks in high-risk settings. The new mandated guidelines detail how and when face coverings must be worn by the general public when interacting with others outside the home. The new rules require face coverings when people are within buildings or businesses as workers or customers; standing in line to enter a building or business; walking through common areas like hallways, stairways, elevators and parking garages; using rideshare services (e.g. Uber or taxis); and taking public transit.

Ontario Airport Implements Safety Measures – and Drive-In Movies!

As Ontario International Airport (ONT) strives to protect its workers and visitors from COVID-19, it has implemented a number of changes affecting virtually every facet of its services – from parking management to the onboarding process.

And this summer, the oft-used location for Hollywood hits will also be hosting free drive-in movies for families tired of streaming videos and binge-watching old sitcoms.

Safety protocols

To start, frequent travelers have probably already seen that airlines have adapted their flight schedules. The airlines have reduced flight routes and adjusted schedules to allow for proper social distancing. For specific information about each airline, please check their respective websites or contact them directly with any inquires.

The airlines currently flying in and out of Ontario International Airport are AlaskaAmericanDeltaFrontier, JetBlueSouthwestUnited and Volaris.

Parking and transportation at the airport has been reduced. Lots 3 and 5 are temporarily closed, and valet parking at both Terminals 2 and 4 are temporarily suspended.

Within the terminals, travelers should understand there is mandatory face covering for all customers, visitors, and employees. Visitors will find ample sanitizer stations throughout both secure and non-secure levels of the airport. Food vendors are open, and are now offering delivery direct to your gate with the At Your Gate app.

Further security measures are being implemented by the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) and its staff, a full list of which can be found on TSA website here.

Summer drive-in movie series

The airport has partnered with the City of Ontario and Street Food Cinema to offer a series of free drive-in movies, displayed on two 50-foot screens with digital sound fed directly into your vehicle via your FM radio. “Drive-In Movie Nights at Your Airport” will take place over three different nights through July at Lot 5 on the northeast corner of the airport property.

The series will feature “The Sandlot” on July 3, “Princess Bride” on July 17, and “Napoleon Dynamite” on July 31. Showtime for all four nights is 8:30 p.m. The movie series is designed to bring neighboring communities together while providing critically needed support to local food banks. To that end, movie-goers are encouraged to bring donations of canned or boxed food.

Movie-goers are asked to reserve their spot via Eventbrite. Food will be available for sale from several vendors, including Poutine Brothers, the Grilled Cheese Truck, After’s Ice Cream and My Delight Cupcakery.

County Departments Receive Recognition from the National Association of Counties

The National Association of Counties (or NACo), an 85-year-old organization devoted to strengthening the nation’s counties, has recognized 17 different San Bernardino County departments for outstanding achievement.

The organization has bestowed its prestigious Achievement Award on a total of 45 different County programs — including a “Best in Category” award (in the Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation category) for the County Museum’s Old West Days: Broadening Myths and Legends to Reflect Authentic Histories program. The awards were established to acknowledge innovative, effective government programs that enhance services for residents.

“Though it’s been said that excellence is its own reward, it’s still very gratifying when our efforts are recognized by outside observers,” said Gary McBride, the County’s chief executive. “These programs celebrate art, promote mental health, improve the lives of children and do much, much more to enhance the quality of life in here.”

A total of 45 different County programs were honored by NACo.  The Department of Public Health led the way with a total of nine awards, while several other County departments also received multiple awards. NACo reviewed and evaluated 522 entries from counties in 30 states before selecting those campaigns most worthy of recognition.

“We appreciate our staff’s hard work and professionalism, not only in responding to this devastating pandemic, but day after day, year after year,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “This is an impressive achievement that makes all of us proud.”

Winning honors from NACo is hardly a new experience for San Bernardino County: since 2010, the County has received a total of 381 Achievement Awards. All of us with the County are very proud that our work on behalf of residents, businesses and visitors has been recognized.

How to Stay Safe with Businesses Reopening

Dr. Takashi Wada from IEHP shares important tips and reminders on how we can stay be as safe as possible as we re-engage with businesses and each other.



Sheriff’s Department Update

Seven additional County jail inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.  Five inmates are at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, and two are at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino.  Three of the inmates were new arrests and determined to be positive for COVID-19 during their medical assessment when they arrived at the jail.

A total of 127 County jail inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. Many of the inmates are only experiencing minor symptoms of the virus. The infected inmates are in isolation, being monitored around the clock, and are being provided with medical treatment. Federal patient privacy guidelines restrict the release of additional information regarding the identity of the inmates or their medical treatment.  Ninety-three (93) inmates have recovered from the illness.

All inmates continue to be provided with face coverings, cleaning supplies, soap, and are urged to wash their hands repeatedly throughout the day. They are routinely reminded of the need to practice social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Six department employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating from home.  A total of 61 department employees have tested positive for COVID-19.  Nineteen (19) employees have recovered from the virus; other employees are expected to return to work in the next few weeks.

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