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Apple Valley to Host Additional Testing Events
Apple Valley to Host Additional Testing Events
Apple Valley, CA – May 11, 2020: The Town of Apple Valley will host two more Drive-Through Testing Events, on May 13 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Civic Center Park.
In partnership with the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health, the event is free and health insurance is not required.
A person does not need to exhibit symptoms in order to qualify for an appointment.
To register for the May 13 event visit sbcovid19.com or call the County hotline at (909) 387-3911. Space is limited. Registration for the May 27 event will open after May 13.
Civic Center Park is located at 14999 Dale Evans Parkway. Public access to Civic Center Park will be closed from Bass Hill Road beginning at 7 p.m. the day before each event until 7 p.m. the evening of the event for setup and teardown.
Travelers can expect congestion and are encouraged to avoid the area unless they have a scheduled appointment. Traffic control, road detour signs and barriers will be in place. Please drive safely and remember to wear face coverings when attending this event.
Testing will help residents determine if they have contracted Covid-19 and what guidelines to follow if they test positive. Test results are expected within seven days. Other testing dates and locations can be found at the County’s website, sbcovid19.com. Antibody testing is not currently being conducted by County Public Health.
For information on recent Town actions, closures, community and business resources, and number of coronavirus cases, please visit av.town/coronavirus. Please email general questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Town Hall at (760) 240-7000.
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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
- 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
- Implementing temporary outdoor operations guidelines with the exception of outdoor dining operations covered by Executive Order No. 2020-04: Executive Order 2020-04
- Town temporarily allows outdoor dining: News Release and Executive Order 2020-03
- 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.
- Public Playgrounds and Skatepark
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.