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Town of Apple Valley closes playgrounds and skatepark

Post Date:03/24/2020

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Town of Apple Valley closes playgrounds and skatepark


Apple Valley, CA – March 24, 2020: To slow the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, the Town of Apple Valley has closed public playground equipment and the skatepark effective immediately until further notice.


Research suggests, the coronavirus is three times more infectious than the seasonal flu, requiring aggressive quarantining measures be exercised.


This protective action aims to lessen the transmission of infectious germs between users of the play equipment while still encouraging residents to enjoy open-space parks and golf course. The community is reminded to practice social distancing and heightened hygiene. 


The BMX track at Horsemen’s Center Park is also closed.


All Town buildings are closed to the public, however Town staff will continue to perform essential services throughout the community including public safety and public works, animal services, planning, community development, and administrative and finance support functions.


Tonight’s Town Council Meeting will also be closed to public attendance in person; however, the meeting can be viewed live and online at or on Frontier channel 29 or Charter Spectrum channel 186. Additionally, the public may comment in one of two ways:


1) Comments and contact information can be emailed to by noon, to be included in the record;


2) A request to speak can be emailed to the same email address as above and at the time of the requested agenda item, the Town Clerk will place a phone call to the commenter and allow them to speak to the Council via speaker phone during the live meeting for up to three minutes.


Local information on the coronavirus pandemic will be updated on the Town's Facebook page and special webage 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.

Town  Closures

  • Municipal Animal Shelter
  • 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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