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Apple Valley March and April activities, events postponed

Post Date:03/17/2020


Apple Valley March and April activities, events postponed

Apple Valley, CA – March 17, 2020:  In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Town of Apple Valley has suspended additional activities and events scheduled to take place in March and April including:

  • Horsemen’s Center Workshop (March 30)
  • Pet Vaccine Clinic (April 1)
  • Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting (April 2)
  • Apple Valley Spring Faire (April 11)
  • Bunny Run 5/10K (April 11)
  • Sharon Frazier Optimist Egg Hunt (April 11)
  • Free Document Shred Day (April 11)
  • Community Cleanup Day (April 18)
  • Fur Ball (April 18)
  • Household Hazardous Waste drop off (Every Saturday)

These closures and cancellations are a form of proactive social distancing intended to help protect the health and safety of our user groups, residents and employees.

“Public input is important to us and we plan on rescheduling the Horsemen’s Center Workshop,” said Park and Recreation Manager David Coleman, who added that anyone who has already registered for the Bunny Run will receive a refund. “We will continue to update the public regarding our events and activities as more information becomes available.”

Apple Valley Animal Services is expected to reschedule the Fur Ball to a later date. Low-cost Vaccine Clinics and Community Cleanup Day may be held later in the year if the recommendation for social distancing is lifted.

Local information will be updated on the Town's Facebook page and website at Please email questions to

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The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and the San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services are working cooperatively to keep cities throughout the County updated with the latest information and guidance on a variety of topics ranging from allowable gatherings, personal hygiene to travel advisories.  

On March 17, the County of San Bernardino issued a clarifying statement to their earlier order concerning social gatherings. The order requires the cancellation of public or private gatherings of people through April 6. The order defines “gathering” as “any event or convening that brings together people in a single room or single space at the same time.” Learn more > 

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To report potential violations of gathering or businesses, please call (909) 387-3911

NOTE:  Residents of San Bernardino County may also call the COVID-19 hotline at (909) 387-3911 for general information and resources about the virus. The hotline is NOT for medical calls and is available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

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Food and Other Local Resources

  • 211. Please dial 211 for resources within San Bernardino County or visit

  • Feed My Sheep Food Bank and the Town have partnered to deliver food to seniors, disabled and homeless persons in Apple Valley. For more info call (760) 247-6488 or visit

  • Victor Valley Community Service Council/ High Desert Second Chance offers delivery services for seniors and disabled persons They are providing food, hygiene products and pet food at this time. Please call (760) 243-9646.
  • Rock'n Our Disabilities is providing food and hygiene products. Please call (760) 998-2241.

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  • Public Playgrounds and Skatepark  
  • Newton T. Bass Apple Valley Branch Library

Heightened Hygiene Practices

As is typical during any flu season, public health officials recommend individuals take a number of steps to protect both their health and the health of those around them, which include:

  • Wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.  
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
  • N95 masks are NOT recommended outside of a healthcare setting. Surgical masks can be worn by sick individuals to reduce their likelihood of spreading germs.
  • If someone becomes sick with a respiratory symptoms like fever and cough, they should stay away from work, school and other people to avoid spreading the illness and seek treatment from their healthcare provider.

The Town of Apple Valley will continue to monitor the situation and immediately inform the community if any specific precautions or guidance are provided by either the Department of Public Health or the Office of Emergency Services.



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