There have been several actions taken by the state, San Bernardino County, and City of Chino Hills related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency since our last COVID-19 update on April 14, 2020.
- April 17, 2020: San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Officer issued an order prohibiting Public or Private Gatherings that are likely to bring together two or more people from more than one household. Additionally, the order included a requirement that jurisdictions with public recreational locations monitor usage and parking on a regular basis and, where feasible, take steps such as closing parking lots and closing locations to reduce usage to achieve social distancing.
- April 23, 2020: San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Officer issued an order revising the Public Recreational Activities provision to allow some outdoor recreational activities under the condition that social distancing, group limitations (single household) and face covering restrictions were met.
- April 24, 2020: San Bernardino County Department of Public Health conducted a drive-thru community testing event at Ayala Park in the City of Chino.
- April 25, 2020: the City reopened all trails. Staff continues to monitor usage of parks and trails and inform users of social distancing, group limitations, and face covering requirements.
- April 28, 2020: Governor Newsom provided an update on California’s Pandemic Resilience Roadmap including six indicators for modifying stay-at-home order and introducing a four-stage Resilience Roadmap for reopening workplaces and reducing activity restrictions.
- April 29, 2020: the City announced the extension of facility closures and the cancellation of classes, events, programs, building reservations, and gatherings through May 17, 2020. Additionally, the City announced the launch of the Virtual Recreation Program offering activities and resources for all ages.
- May 4, 2020: Governor Newsom issued a press release announcing California will be prepared to move into the early phase of Resilience Roadmap Stage 2 Friday, May 8. Stage 2 allows gradual reopening of lower-risk workplaces with adaptations including bookstores, clothing stores, florists and sporting goods stores. He also announced a new framework to allow counties to move more quickly through Stage 2 if they attest that they meet the state’s readiness criteria.
Current City Activity
- City staff anticipates the need to extend facility closures and the cancellation of classes, events, programs, building reservations, and gatherings through May 31, 2020 based on the current state and county health orders.
- City staff anticipates re-opening some park parking lots and tennis courts based on current state and county orders, observed compliance levels, and as soon as measures can be taken to inform users of safe use requirements.
- Staff is developing a plan to modify closures and cancellations based on the Governor’s four-phase Pandemic Resilience Roadmap.
- Given that the Governor intends to allow counties to move more quickly through Resilience Roadmap stages, City staff are working closely with the County to plan for and respond to any directives and orders that will result from the County’s new autonomy.
- Staff is identifying and forecasting COVID-19 related expenditure and revenue impacts for inclusion in the Budget Workshop scheduled for May 27, 2020.
For more information and to stay informed of the most recent developments, here is a list of resources: