News Update: San Bernardino County, CA: COVID-19 Information; Positive Cases: 530 and Deaths: 16.

Source: San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (Information and Press Release):

San Bernardino County, California: The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to respond to reports of Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as the situation is quickly evolving.

Residents of San Bernardino County are encouraged to stay home as much as possible while only participating in essential activities, such as critical work functions and shopping for necessities. We know these measures are challenging, but social distancing will help to protect all of our communities. We encourage older adults and those with chronic medical conditions to take additional precautions to avoid getting sick with the disease.

The County Acting Health Officer has ordered the cancellation of all gatherings based on CDPH’s Gathering Guidance and provided other guidance to the public in an effort to protect our population from any possible spread of the virus. Please stay home if ill, regularly wash hands with soap and water, clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily and practice social distancing. To prevent stigma and discrimination, it is important to remember that the risk of COVID-19 is not related to race, ethnicity or culture. Do not make determinations of risk based on race or country of origin and be sure to maintain confidentiality of people with confirmed COVID-19.

All San Bernardino County residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to continue to practice good public health hygiene and follow guidance from CDC, CDPH and DPH to protect themselves from possibly spreading any illness.

Residents of San Bernardino County may call the COVID-19 hotline at (909) 387-3911 from Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for general information and resources about the virus.

The hotline is not for medical calls. If you are feeling sick, please contact your health care provider. Call 9-1-1 ONLY if you have a medical emergency. If you have questions about social services, please call 2-1-1.

More information regarding the COVID-19 in the San Bernardino County including COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard the public can view, can be found at: http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/

For the most updated information about COVID-19 across the nation can be found by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

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