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Apple Valley Aquatic Center reopens with guidelines
Apple Valley Aquatic Center reopens with guidelines
Apple Valley, CA – June 22, 2020: The Town of Apple Valley will reopen the Aquatic Center to the community on Saturday, June 27. Social distancing measures will be in place for all programs offered.
“The pool has always been a popular destination and public amenity for our residents and swim teams,” said Mayor Scott Nassif. “I’m pleased we can finally reopen the pool just in time for summer!”
Programs offered include Morning Lap Swim, from 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday-Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturdays. During Lap Swim, swimmers will circle swim, with a maximum of two persons per lane. At 9 a.m. the number of lanes we will be reduced from 8 to 6 to accommodate swim lessons as necessary.
Aqua ZUMBA classes will resume with limited capacity reduced to accommodate social distancing.
Private and Semi-Private Swim Lesson registrations will take place at the Recreation front counter inside Town Hall. Participants must be from the same household and children who cannot swim short distances unaided must have a same-household parent or guardian in the water to assist the instructor. Children who can swim short distance unaided will not require a parent. A lifeguard will always be present and ready to physically assist when needed. No Group Lessons will be offered.
Public Swim will resume daily from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with limited capacity of 160 patrons or 50% of the pool’s capacity. Online pre-registration is available for this program, with a daily cap of 120 registrants. Walk-in registrations will also be limited. The public is encouraged to pre-register.
Pre-register online at www.AVRecreation.org or by calling the Recreation Department at (760) 240-7880.
The Aquatic Center is located inside Civic Center Park at 14999 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley, CA 92307.
* 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.