Latest COVID-19 News
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Town Hall to Reopen with Modifications
On Tuesday, May 26, the Town of Apple Valley will reopen Town Hall and Development Services Building to once again serve our residents and customers in person.
In accordance with the state’s advancement into Stage 2 of the state’s reopening plan, office workplaces can reopen with modifications.
Town Hall will reopen for normal business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and every other Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Town Hall is closed on May 29.
The Development Services Building, which includes Planning, Engineering, and Building and Safety, will reopen for walk-ins 9 a.m. to noon, Monday-Thursday and every other Friday. Departments in DSB will be available each afternoon by appointment only. DSB is closed on May 29. At this time, the community is encouraged to call Town Hall prior to arrival to best ensure services are open.
Like many other local places of business, the Town will continue to practice enhanced safety modifications, including requiring staff and guests to wear face coverings when entering the building and when conversing with others. Staff and guests will also be required to conduct a brief health screening and a no-contact temperature check. Following CDC guidelines, the Town will deny entry to anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher.
“I’m grateful to our Town staff for continuing to provide quality service to our residents and customers via phone and online and I’m pleased that we can resume in-person customer service again,” said Mayor Scott Nassif. “Thank you to our community for your patience and understanding during this time, and moving forward, as physical distancing modifications will be the new way of doing business for the foreseeable future.”
Based on the state health order, the Town will continue to host online public meetings only for Town Council and Commission meetings. The next online meeting is May 26 at 4 p.m for a special budget workshop and later at 6:30 p.m. for the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting. To view these meetings visit www.applevalley.tv.
The Town’s Animal Shelter will reopen on June 2 with similar physical distancing modifications and health screenings.
For information on recent Town actions, closures, community and business resources, and number of coronavirus cases, please visit av.town/coronavirus.
Please call Town Hall at (760) 240-7000 or email email@example.com.
* Message(s) & Weekly Updates from Mayor Scott Nassif
Weekly Update June 28, 2020
Mayor's Message Video Updates
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 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.
- 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.