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 May 12, 2020.
- May 8, 2020: The State began to move into Stage 2 of the Resilience Roadmap allowing for lower risk businesses to reopen with industry guidance to reduce risk of exposure. These businesses included retail stores (curbside pickup only), manufacturing, and warehouses.
- May 12, 2020: The City extended closures of City Hall and City Yard to May 31, 2020 and extended cancellation of programs, classes and events through July 5, 2020. The City also reopened some park amenities, including tennis courts and parking lots at most parks.
- May 23, 2020: California Department of Public Health approved San Bernardino County’s request to reopen more businesses as part of the Governor’s accelerated Phase 2 plans. These businesses include dine-in restaurants, stores, and malls. All businesses must follow State guidance.
- May 25, 2020: San Bernardino County announced the reopening of places of worship with State-specified guidelines which limits the attendance to 25 percent of a building’s capacity, with a maximum of 100 attendees.
- May 26, 2020: Governor Newsom announced hair salons and barber shops can begin reopening following critical State safety guidelines including thorough cleaning protocols and mandatory face coverings for barbers, stylists and their clients.
- May 27, 2020: Staff identified an estimated $3.5 million loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic at the Budget Workshop.
- May 30, 2020: Vila Borba Dog Park reopened to the public, limiting the number of people to 20 people on the large dog side and 15 people on the small dog side.
- June 1, 2020: City Hall reopened to the public. City employees and visitors are required to wear face coverings, maintain social distancing, and are reminded to stay home if experiencing any symptoms. Hand sanitizing stations are in public areas and plexiglass barriers have been installed at public counters.
- June 6, 2020: Parking lots at English Springs Park and Grand Ave Park reopened.
Current City Activity
- City staff is working with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, the Sheriff’s Department, Chino Valley Fire, and Chino Valley Unified School District to host a testing site at Chino Hills High School.
- City staff will be presenting to the City Council for consideration, the development of a grant program to assist local businesses affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- City staff continues to evaluate and plan for the reopening of additional City amenities.
For more information and to stay informed of the most recent developments, here are a list of resources: