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    18.    
City Council Regular
Meeting Date: 03/09/2021  

SUBJECT:
CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) UPDATE
RECOMMENDATION:
Receive and file Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update.
BACKGROUND/ANALYSIS:
There have been recent 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 February 23, 2021.

Recent Developments
  • February 23, 2021: CA Department of Public Health issued updated guidance for outdoor and indoor youth and recreational adult sports effective February 26, 2021.
     
  • February 23, 2021: The County announced that all teachers, school support staff, and licensed child care providers who live or work in San Bernardino County are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
     
  • February 25, 2021: The City hosted a County vaccination event at the McCoy Equestrian and Recreation Center for seniors 65+.102 people received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The County has indicated they will return to the City to administer the second dose only to those who received the first dose at the February 25th event.
     
  • Effective March 1, 2021, the State dedicated 10% of vaccines to K-12 school staff and childcare workers. This is an estimated 75,000 vaccines per week.
     
  • As of March 1, 2021, 19 applications for the Small Business Grant have been received.
     
  • March 1, 2021: Elementary schools, grades TK-6, in the Chino Valley Unified School District returned to school utilizing the in-person Blending Learning model. Grades TK-3 will return to the classroom on March 4th, and grades 4-6 will return on March 8th.
     
  • March 2, 2021: The County announced workers in the food and agriculture industry are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines.
Current City Activity
  • The County of San Bernardino County is coordinating vaccine distribution in compliance with state guidelines. For more information and to sign up for email or text alerts visit https://sbcovid19.com/vaccine/.
     
  • The City will continue to host COVID-19 testing at the McCoy Equestrian and Recreation Center. The following dates are currently scheduled: March 17 and March 31. April dates are to be determined.
  • City staff will continue to monitor state health orders and evaluate any impacts on City operations, facilities, and programs.
For more information and to stay informed of the most recent developments, here are a list of resources:
ENVIRONMENTAL (CEQA) REVIEW:
This proposed action is exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (California Public Resources Code §§ 21000, et seq., "CEQA") and CEQA Guidelines (Title 14 California Code of Regulations §§ 15000, et seq.), because it does not involve any commitment to a specific project which could result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment; and, constitutes an organizational or administrative activity that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. Accordingly, this action does not constitute a "project" that requires environmental review (see specifically 14 CCR § 15378(b)(4-5)).
FISCAL IMPACT:
None.

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