Daily COVID-19 Update - April 27, 2020



Daily COVID-19 Update

From the County of San Bernardino



April 27, 2020



David Wert

Public Information Officer



Daily Stats

1,772 Confirmed Cases  (up 1.2% from previous day)
82 Deaths (up 0% from previous day)                         
4.6% Fatality Rate
17,557 Tested (up 4.4% from the previous day)

Testing Locations Week of 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

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

Tuesday, April 28 -- Arroyo Valley High School –1881 West Baseline St., San Bernardino
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, all appointments filled

Wednesday, April 29 – Citrus Valley High School – 800 W. Pioneer Ave., Redlands
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

Thursday, April 30 – Civic Center Park – 14999 Dale Evans Pkwy., Apple Valley
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

Friday, May 1 – Hesperia Civic Plaza Park – 15833 Smoke Tree St., Hesperia
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appointment ONLY, at http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

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 this Thursday, April 30 at all testing locations and the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, people age 65 and older and health care or public safety workers can get tested, regardless if they are experiencing any symptoms. This is in addition to residents who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough or shortness of breath).

Important Reminder: Non Essential Businesses Remain CLOSED

In accordance with a County Health Order effective April 25, the County of San Bernardino has re-opened County-operated parks and lakes and is allowing the opening of city-owned and private parks, lakes, trails, and golf courses on a limited scalefor passive recreation.

There are no changes in the Health Order regarding restrictions still in place on non-essential businesses. Essential businesses are allowed to remain open with restrictions. To read more on what is considered an essential or non-essential business, as well as more details on what comprises passive recreation, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the County’ COVID-19 website.


Social Distancing While Golfing

As County residents enjoy our wonderful parks and recreation facilities, it’s critical to remember — and practice — the social distancing measures we’ve been following.

One sport that allows you to get fresh air and sunshine while social distancing is golf.  Here are a few guidelines to help ensure your safety and that of your companions.

  • Maintain social distancing — stay at least six feet from the other players.
  • Do not share golf carts, unless your golf partner is a housemate. Each golfer should travel in his or her own cart, and courses are required to offer this option.
  • Remember to bring and wear your facemask when in proximity to others.
  • Arrive at the course with your golf shoes already on. Clubhouses will be closed so you won’t be able to change at the course.
  • Bring your own water bottle(s).

As a reminder, pro shops, restaurants and other clubhouse services are not open. To-go food orders, however, are allowed. Please, let’s all adhere to these important rules so we can continue to avail ourselves of the beautiful outdoors while keeping each other safe and healthy! 

Mental Health Monday with Dr. Veronica Kelley

We are pleased to share this informative video from Dr. Kelley, who is the Director of Behavioral Health for the County of San Bernardino. Her tips on helping children cope during this crisis are invaluable!


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Tips for Helping Your Children Cope

Everyday life — difficult and stressful enough under normal circumstances — has certainly become much more challenging during this medical crisis.

This heightened stress and anxiety not only afflicts adults. Children are perhaps even more influenced by worried parents and caregivers and dramatic changes to their day-to-day routines.

To help parents and others who engage with young people, we asked Dr. Veronica Kelly, director of the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, to share some suggestions for helping children cope during these unprecedented time. Following are a few of Dr. Kelly’s useful tips:

Stay calm and reassure your kids. Children look to their caregivers for clues on how to react to a particular situation, so remember that it’s not only what you say, but how you say it.

Limit their screen time. Many young people are attending school remotely, so it’s neither possible nor desirable to ban the use of computers, smartphones and iPads. However, you should encourage children to reduce their online activities and engage in pursuits such as reading, playing board games or card games, cooking, helping around the house, playing a musical instrument or working on crafts.

Avoid “blaming language.”  A virus can make anyone sick — young or old, male or female, black or white. Moreover, those afflicted are not responsible for their condition. Avoid saying things that could lead to stigma.

Talk about “facts” vs. “feelings.” Separate objective facts from the emotional response to those facts. A fact is that the government has issued stay-at-home orders to help limit the spread of the virus. A feeling is how we feel in response to those orders. Both are legitimate — but it helps to maintain the distinction.

Maintain open and honest communication. Let your children know that you want them to ask questions and to share their thoughts and feelings. And let them know that much of what they’ve heard or read on the internet or social media is based on rumors and false information.

Keep communications simple. Speak clearly and directly to your children; now is not the time to get cute or to use clever metaphors.  Provide information that is not only truthful, but also appropriate to their age and development level.

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,http://www.sbcounty.gov/main/default.aspx, or the County’s COVID-19 page, sbcovid19.com, 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 http://sbcovid19.com/.  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.