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Apple Valley releases interactive map of open businesses
Apple Valley releases interactive map of open businesses
Apple Valley, CA – April 15, 2020: To make it easier for residents to support local businesses, the Town of Apple Valley has released an online interactive map of open, essential, businesses.
“The local business community needs our support now more than ever,” said Mayor Scott Nassif. “In addition to this map, you can also follow our Shop Local Apple Valley Facebook and Instagram pages for more business information and video features.”
To view the Open for Business Map, visit https://av.town/openforbusinessmap. The map is currently in its very early stages and the Town invites local business owners and managers who are operating an essential business to complete an online survey if they are not on the list or if their information is incomplete at https://av.town/survey.
The map, created by the Town's Innovation and Technology Department, also features Town parks and facilities with notes on which amenities are open and closed during this stay at home period. Currently, all open space parks and fields remain open to the public; however, residents are reminded to practice social distancing and wear face masks in all public areas.
A list of businesses deemed essential by the State of California can be found at https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/.
“The IT department has been working diligently to bolster the Town's GIS presence and developed a public facing Open Data portal specifically to share our Community Access web application. We look forward to adding more data and maps in the near future, such as parcels and zoning lookup,” said Brandon Cales, Innovation and Technology Officer. Community Access is available at https://data.applevalley.org.
For information on recent Town actions, closures, community and business resources, and number of coronavirus cases, please visit https://av.town/coronavirus. Please email questions to email@example.com.
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The Town of Apple Valley is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic throughout the county, state, and nation. For updated information regarding COVID-19, visit the following official resources:
- White House: coronavirus.gov/
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): cdc.gov/coronavirus
- California's Coronavirus Response: covid19.ca.gov/
- San Bernardino County Department of Public Health: wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus
- San Bernardino County’s COVID-19 webpage: http://sbcovid19.com/
- SB County COVID-19 data dashboard with number of tests, cases, deaths, locations , and more:
Desktop view: https://av.town/countydashboard
Mobile view: https://av.town/mobiledashboard
Recent Town Actions
- Town takes action to limit hoarding: Executive Order 2020-02
- Town temporarily halts evictions, utility shutoffs: Executive Order 2020-01
- Town declares local emergency: Proclamation 2020-01 & Resolution 2020-10
Essential and Non-Essential Businesses and Gatherings
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 >
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.
Small Business Resources
- U.S. Small Business Administration: Apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan at https://disasterloan.sba.gov; for more resources visit https://sba.gov/coronavirus
- Inland Empire Small Business Development Center: (800)-616-7232 , https://inlandempiresbdc.org/resource/covid-19/
- Business Survival Strategies from the IE Center for Entrepreneurship: https://entre.csusb.edu/newsMgr/index.php?newsId=93&page=
- Search for jobs at OnwardCA, a new job matching website featuring job openings and resources. OnwardCA.org
- File an unemployment claim online with the CA Employment Development Dept: edd.ca.gov/claims.htm
- Retailers now hiring according to the CA Retailers Association: https://calretailers.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Retailers-Hiring-in-California_Final.pdf
Food and Other Local Resources
211. Please dial 211 for resources within San Bernardino County or visit https://ieuw.org/211-san-bernardino/
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 http://av.church/food
- 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.
- 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.