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

1,608 Confirmed Cases           (up 1.9% from previous day
77 Deaths                                (up 6.9% from previous day)

4.8% Fatality Rate

14,885 Tested                           (up 3.4% from the previous day)

Drive-Through Testing Locations Weeks of April 20 and April 27, 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

Friday, April 24 – Ruben S. Ayala Park – 14225 Central Ave., Chino

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Appointment ONLY, all appointments filled

Monday, April 27 – LoanMart Field (“Quakes Stadium”) – 8408 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at

Tuesday, April 28 — Arroyo Valley High School –1881 West Baseline St., San Bernardino

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at

Wednesday, April 29 – Citrus Valley High School – 800 W. Pioneer Ave., Redlands

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at

Thursday, April 30 – Civic Center Park – 14999 Dale Evans Pkwy., Apple Valley

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at

Friday, May 1 – Hesperia Civic Plaza Park – 2800 Mayor Katy Pkwy., Hesperia

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at

County residents who are displaying any symptom of COVID-19 now or over the last two weeks can get tested at the drive-through events. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:  fever, cough or shortness of breath. Appointments can be made at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center by phone, and for other locations at the appointment window for each event opens). Events are free of charge and do not require health insurance.

County Public Health is also conducting testing at select nursing facilities for at-risk seniors living at those facilities.

Important FAQs Regarding the Opening this weekend of County Parks and Recreation Areas 

In accordance with a County Health Order signed today (view order here), starting on Saturday, April 25, the County of San Bernardino is opening County-operated parks and lakes and allowing the opening of city-owned and private parks, lakes, trails, and golf courses on a limited scale for passive recreation.  We recognize that a great part of our overall health depends on our ability to enjoy the outdoors, and our county has some of the greatest recreational opportunities in all of Southern California. The following Frequently Asked Questions address the re-opening, and are available on the County’ COVID-19 website. Further questions can be directed to individual facilities, or the County’s COVID helpline at (909) 387-3911. We will do our best to address other questions in future updates.

What is opening?

All County owned parks, trails, and lakes will be open for passive recreation on a limited scale.

The County is also allowing the opening of city and privately owned parks, trails, lakes and golf courses.  Please check with individual facilities regarding their plans to open.

What is ‘passive recreation’?

Passive recreation means that our San Bernardino County residents can enjoy individual activities like wildlife observation, walking or hiking, biking, boating, and participating in non-contact sports like golf or tennis with members of their households.

Who can use parks, trails, lakes, and golf courses in San Bernardino County?

Although San Bernardino County’s recreation areas are usually open to everyone, every American is being asked to respect the guidelines of individual states and municipalities. To meet the Stay at Home guidelines for the State of California, we are asking that residents stay within the boundaries of their residing counties to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  In other words, at this time we are strongly discouraging out-of-county residents from visiting our outdoor recreation areas.

What is the safety mandate for visiting these outdoor areas?

All facilities will adhere to the mandate of practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings.

All facilities open to the public must add signage advising visitors that social distancing and face coverings are required.

If you are planning to visit our outdoor spaces, understand that restrooms and many businesses in and near these sites will remain closed. Short-term rentals continue to be closed, and restaurants are only available for take-out.

Facility operators assume responsibility and liability for operating under the County health order.

What outdoor venues remain closed?

The following outdoor recreational facilities are mandated to remain closed:

– Outdoor amphitheaters

-Public or community swimming beaches, pools, and spas

-Campgrounds or camp areas

-Note: Camping in open areas of the County, such as those managed by the U.S. Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management, is allowable only by individual campers and members of households. Group camping is not allowed

-Amusement parks or carnivals

-Outdoor conference centers


What activities are allowed?



-Rock climbing

-Skateboarding (where allowed)

-Tennis, pickleball and racquetball (where allowed, and only by those who share a household)

-Wildlife observation

-Dog parks

-Parking in parking lots for passive recreation activity

What facilities are not open?  What activities are not allowed?

The following remain closed due to state mandates related to public gatherings.


-Picnic/BBQ areas

-Camping areas

-Basketball courts and baseball/softball/soccer fields for team activities

Can I visit with friends in the park if we maintain social distancing and wear masks?

Public gatherings outside your immediate household are not allowed.


What activities are allowed?

-Boating (motor boats, canoeing, kayaking where allowed, and only by those who share a household)


-Water skiing

-Fishing (by boat and by shore)

-Parking in parking lots for passive recreation activity

What facilities are not open?  What activities are not allowed?

The following are closed due to state mandates related to public gatherings.

-Swim beaches

-On-premise dining facilities or restaurants (take-out is allowed)


Can I have people in my boat?

In line with public gathering mandates, immediate household members are allowed in one boat.

Will marinas be able to rent boats?

Boat-rental businesses will remain closed.


What activities are allowed?

-Off-road and dirt trails for hiking, biking and 4x4ing (where allowed)

-Equestrian activities

-Hang gliding

-Rock climbing

Golf Courses

What activities are allowed?


-Take-out dining

What activities are not allowed?

-Golf tournaments and other fund-raising events

What facilities are not open?  

-Clubhouses and restaurants


-Swimming pools

-Hair and nail salons and spas

How will these measures be enforced?

Operators of recreational areas, including golf courses, shall monitor activity and advise those who are not complying with safe practices to do so. If compliance cannot be achieved, facilities will be closed. If widespread noncompliance occurs, the passive recreation allowance will be rescinded countywide.

Video Health Spotlight: Symptomatic vs. Asymptomatic Transmission    

Dr. Troy Pennington, ER Physician from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, gives us the straight talk on what we mean by “symptomatic vs. asymptomatic transmission.”

COVID-19 Email Updates Now Available

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.