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Update #125 - December 29, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3rD35Iq
Update #124 - December 22, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3ayammI
Update #123 - December 15, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3r15hsU
Update #122 - December 13, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3gKIP2v
Update #121 - December 8, 2020 - https://conta.cc/33Uc0Lp
Update #120 - December 6, 2020 - https://conta.cc/37FAzwz
Update #119 - December 4, 2020 - https://conta.cc/39KpzAS
Update #118 - December 1, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3muKlb4
Update #117 - November 24, 2020 https://conta.cc/35ZOwWq
Update #116 - November 17, 2020 https://conta.cc/38Z3VYS
Update #115 - November 10, 2020 https://conta.cc/32A6DjH
COVID-19 Update # 113 - October 27, 2020 https://conta.cc/31LWdNG
COVID-19 Update # 112 - October 20, 2020 https://conta.cc/35kHfij
COVID-19 Update # 111 - October 13, 2020 https://conta.cc/34Uq5YH
COVID-19 Update #110 - October 8, 2020https://conta.cc/3nECk4v
COVID-19 Update #109 - Ocober 6, 2020 https://conta.cc/3lcPuUa
COVID-19 Update #107- September 29, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3jgtlnd
COVID-19 Update #106- September 24, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3iWJQ7Q
COVID-19 Update #105 - September 17, 2020 - https://conta.cc/35JEVDy
COVID-19 Update #104 - September 15, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3mn9GUF
COVID-19 Update #103 - September 10, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3k9w5mG
COVID-19 Update #102 - September 8, 2020 - https://conta.cc/35jlelG
COVID-19 Update #101 - September 3, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3bpCtCO
COVID-19 Update #100 - September 1, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2EFMeBf
COVID-19 Update #99 - August 27, 2020 https://conta.cc/2YGC8qx
COVID-19 Update #98 - August 25, 2020 https://conta.cc/32ncxE4
COVID-19 Update #97 - August 20, 2020 https://conta.cc/2EgZ5cl
COVID-19 Update #96 - August 18, 2020 https://conta.cc/34c9KzZ
COVID-19 Update #95 - August 13, 2020 https://conta.cc/2XZr8US
COVID-19 Update #94 - August 11, 2020 https://conta.cc/2DZLCp1
COVID-19 Update #93 - August 6, 2020 https://conta.cc/33CXDvs
COVID-19 Update #91 - July 30, 2020 https://conta.cc/33cehli
COVID-19 Update #90 - July 28, 2020 https://conta.cc/2COL7hH
COVID-19 Update #89 - July 23, 2020 https://conta.cc/2WNLbok
COVID-19 Update #88 - July 21, 2020 https://conta.cc/30C0SjE
COVID-19 Update #87 - July 15, 2020 https://conta.cc/2Ot3Npd
COVID-19 Update #86 - July 13, 2020 https://conta.cc/3frUYYt
COVID-19 Update #85 - July 10, 2020 https://conta.cc/2ANluwB
COVID-19 Update #84 - July 9, 2020 https://conta.cc/2BLwhIg
COVID-19 Update #83 - July 6, 2020 https://conta.cc/38zNyjt
COVID-19 Update #82 - July 3, 2020 https://conta.cc/3gq0wD7
COVID-19 Update #80 - July 1, 2020 https://conta.cc/31vyRMS
COVID-19 Update #79 - June 30, 2020 https://conta.cc/2BrsJKL
COVID-19 Update #78 - June 29, 2020 https://conta.cc/3ga2Spp
COVID-19 Update #77 - June 26, 2020 https://conta.cc/2A59hCW
COVID-19 Update #76 - June 19, 2020 https://conta.cc/2NfBtWW
COVID-19 Update #75 - June 17, 2020 https://conta.cc/3hEbExC
COVID-19 Update #74 - June 15, 2020 https://conta.cc/30MOwXU
COVID-19 Update #73 - June 10, 2020 https://conta.cc/3fc3meb
COVID-19 Update #72 - June 5, 2020 https://conta.cc/2Yaasce
COVID-19 Update # 71 - June 2, 2020https://conta.cc/2XTIDFd
COVID-19 Update # 70 - June 1, 2020 https://conta.cc/3eDfwfZ
COVID-19 Update #69 – May 29, 2020 https://conta.cc/3dmfhWA
COVID-19 Update #68 - May 28, 2020 https://conta.cc/36DwZCh
COVID-19 Update #67 - May 27, 2020 https://conta.cc/2TNAAsh
COVID-19 Update #66 - May 26, 2020 https://conta.cc/3gpRAhU
COVID-19 Update #65 - May 23, 2020 https://conta.cc/2zs86Nz
COVID-19 Update #64 - May 22, 2020 https://conta.cc/2LNZh3o
COVID-19 Update #63 - May 21, 2020 https://conta.cc/2LLCBRn
COVID-19 Update #62 - May 20, 2020 https://conta.cc/2yjnhYU
COVID-19 Update #61 - May 19, 2020 https://conta.cc/3e2Jda6
COVID-19 Update #60 - May 18, 2020 https://conta.cc/3fZFoEh
COVID-19 Update #59 - May 15, 2020 https://conta.cc/3fUAPLy
COVID-19 Update #58 - May 14, 2020 https://conta.cc/2yXNixi
COVID-19 Update #57 - May 13, 2020 https://conta.cc/3bufchy
COVID-19 Update #56 - May 12, 2020 https://conta.cc/3dDSLrO
COVID-19 Update #55 - May 11, 2020 https://conta.cc/2yCYCyU
COVID-19 Update #54 - May 8, 2020 https://conta.cc/2Wy0Kj2
COVID-19 Update #53 - May 7, 2020 https://conta.cc/3dmbyri
COVID-19 Update #52 - May 6, 2020 https://conta.cc/3b8zAEY
COVID-19 Update #51 - May 5, 2020 https://conta.cc/2A3DLVI
COVID-19 Update #50 - May 4, 2020 https://conta.cc/2yhANwl
COVID-19 Update #49 - May 2, 2020 https://conta.cc/3fgKpYD
COVID-19 Update #48 - May 1, 2020 https://conta.cc/2VVBJ2k
COVID-19 Update #47 - April 30, 2020 https://conta.cc/2Sqni47
COVID-19 Update #46 - April 29, 2020 https://conta.cc/2SffaU7
COVID-19 Update #45 - April 28, 2020 https://conta.cc/2Shb8KJ
COVID-19 Update #44 - April 27, 2020 https://conta.cc/2KF1QEd
COVID-19 Update #43 - April 26, 2020 https://conta.cc/3eTqbnF
COVID-19 Update #42 - April 25, 2020 https://conta.cc/2W0BiT0
COVID-19 Update #41 - April 24, 2020 https://conta.cc/3aFTx5v
COVID-19 Update #40 - April 23, 2020 https://conta.cc/2yEBb7M
COVID-19 Update #39 - April 22, 2020 https://conta.cc/2VvF5ck
COVID-19 Update #38 - April 21, 2020 https://conta.cc/3cBQflf
COVID-19 Update #37 - April 20, 2020 https://conta.cc/34POrT4
COVID-19 Update #36 - April 19, 2020 https://conta.cc/3eycM4g
COVID-19 Update #35 - April 18, 2020 https://conta.cc/3bpo5K8
COVID-19 Update #34 - April 17, 2020 https://conta.cc/34J5Nku
COVID-19 Update #33 - April 16, 2020 https://conta.cc/3aj3INg
COVID-19 Update #32 - April 15, 2020 https://conta.cc/3epvSJU
COVID-19 Update #31 - April 14, 2020 https://conta.cc/3b9Au4F
COVID-19 Update #30 - April 13, 2020 https://conta.cc/2VtisDN
COVID-19 Update #29 - April 11, 2020 https://conta.cc/2xdaQNZ
COVID-19 Update #28 - April 10, 2020 https://conta.cc/3ecNYi9
COVID-19 Update #27 - April 9, 2020 https://conta.cc/2Xl4y9D
COVID-19 Update #26 - April 8, 2020 https://conta.cc/3e6Utmv
COVID-19 Update #25 - April 7, 2020 https://conta.cc/3cbVvvZ
COVID-19 Update #24 - April 6, 2020 https://conta.cc/2JGEH3M
COVID-19 Update #23 - April 5, 2020 https://conta.cc/2XnF5MT
COVID-19 Update #22 - April 4, 2020 https://conta.cc/2XgFY9A
COVID-19 Update #21 - April 3, 2020 https://conta.cc/2UGMHbm
COVID-19 Update #20 - April 2, 2020 https://conta.cc/2X2Ffsz
COVID-19 Update #19 - April 1, 2020 https://conta.cc/2w2RgDg
COVID-19 Update #18 - March 31, 2020 https://conta.cc/2ygkzTB
COVID-19 Update #18 - March 31, 2020 https://conta.cc/2ygkzTB
COVID-19 Update #17 – March 30, 2020 https://conta.cc/2URYC5b
COVID-19 Update #16 – March 29, 2020 https://conta.cc/2UqkiWM
COVID-19 Update #15 – March 28, 2020 https://conta.cc/2wLfNNt
COVID-19 Update #14 – March 27, 2020 https://conta.cc/3buEYTb
COVID-19 Update #13 – March 26, 2020 https://conta.cc/33ON72d
COVID-19 Update #12 – March 25, 2020 https://conta.cc/2UAaZT3
COVID-19 Update #11 – March 24, 2020 https://conta.cc/2xjk5vI
COVID-19 Update #10 – March 23, 2020 https://conta.cc/2WCU0SN
COVID-19 Update #9 – March 22, 2020 https://conta.cc/2xYaBGl
COVID-19 Update #8 – March 21, 2020 https://conta.cc/3aapNhN
COVID-19 Update #7 – March 20, 2020 https://conta.cc/2weYKmZ
COVID-19 Update #6 – March 19, 2020 https://conta.cc/395vQTA
COVID-19 Update #5 – March 18, 2020 https://conta.cc/2U4D1at
COVID-19 Update #4 – March 17, 2020 https://conta.cc/2TZ6W3R
COVID-19 Update #3 – March 16, 2020 https://conta.cc/2Wuu1x1
COVID-19 Update #2 – March 14, 2020 https://conta.cc/2vpYrVW
With the goal of making a COVID-19 vaccine available to all persons who choose to receive it, health care officials have developed a phased-approach to first make the vaccine available to high-risk health care workers, skilled nursing, and long-term care facilities, and first responders. Vaccinations began on December 16, 2020, in San Bernardino County and are continuing. Following is the overall approach to distributing the vaccinations in our County.
The County is currently administering vaccines for those in PHASE 1A. Click HERE to see details on each phase.
- VACCINE DISTRIBUTION PHASES - We are currently in PHASE 1A, TIER 1-3. Seniors 65+ are also able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
- VACCINE LOCATIONS & REGISTRATION - Registrations and appointments are currently available ONLY for front-line health care workers under Phase 1A, Tier 1-3 who work within San Bernardino County and for seniors who are 65 years of age and older. Do NOT attempt to register if you do not meet these qualifications. Make an appointment here: sbcovid19.com/vaccine
- HOSPITALS, HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS & VACCINE DISTRIBUTORS - Standing Orders, CDC Guidelines, Storage & Handling, etc.
Sign-up HERE for the County's Vaccine Notification emails.
Support Local Businesses
Many of you are understandably worried in these uncertain times. We are here to support your needs. As a community, we must all come together to help our business community weather tough times. You can do this in many ways:
- Purchase gift cards now for later use
- Order take out or delivery
- Shop local/shop small online
- Share about your favorite local businesses on social media, especially any current news they may have.
- Outreach directly to a business owner to offer support or kind words
- If events must be postponed or rescheduled, consider not asking for a refund
- Maintain your memberships and giving
- Check out the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce for more tips & information on how you can assist local business during these unprecedented times
Help for Small Businesses
For California Labor Laws, click here.
For the San Bernardino County Workforce guides, click here.
SBDC Employer COVID 19 Resource Packet: Provides a variety of resources for COVID-19 disaster relief including loans for qualifying businesses and valuable information for employers and employees. Download the resource packet to learn more.
Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (IE SBDC): Free resources for small businesses to get consulting and access to capital programs.
CA Department of Public Health: Frequent updates about the COVID-19 virus including State Health Emergency Announcements, Quarantine and Social Distancing Guidelines
CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz): The Governor's Office of Business And Economic Development has compiled helpful information about COVID-19 for employers and employees in California
CA Labor and Workforce Development Agency: COVID-19 Resources for Workers and Employers relating to Paid Sick Leave, Disability and Unemployment Insurance, Paid Family Leave, Workplace Health and Safety
CA iBank Small Business Finance Center: California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program and Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program
CA Treasurer's CalCap Program: Special Loan Program which encourages banks to make loans to small businesses which have difficulty getting financing
SBA Disaster Loan Program (SBA): The Small Business Administration is offering disaster assistance to California Small Businesses economically impacted by Coronavirus
CA Employment Development Department (EDD): For businesses that have employee and employer concerns
Inland Empire Microenterprise Collaborative: This resources is a collection of microlenders who can provide loans up to $75,000.00 to small businesses
City-County Communications and Marketing Association: Another site for businesses and city government to find resources.
California State Assembly: Another site to provide Federal, State and local resources to help businesses maintain operations
Coronavirus is a respiratory virus and is generally spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms of novel coronavirus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The City of Big Bear Lake encourages you to follow best practices to keep yourself and others healthy.
- WEAR A MASK!
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Click here to learn more!
Through September of this year, there have been more than 200,000 complaints to the US Federal Trade Commission on scams related to COVID-19.
Here is a new resource for consumers on COVID-19 Cybercrime and Scams. This guide describes all of the types of scams reported by consumers, provides examples of malicious e-mails, websites, and illegal activity. It also provides a guide on what to do if you believe you’re being scammed, and. how to protect yourself.
How do I report Scams?
If you are a resident of Big Bear Lake, the City encourages you to remain vigilant, and adhere to the following recommendations:
- the most vulnerable members of our community should continue to take special precautions, and limit interactions with others to the maximum extent practical.
- all individuals should carry face coverings on their person, for use during all interactions with others
- all individuals should maintain at least 6 feet of separation from others whenever possible,
- all individuals should wash your hands frequently, and/or use hand sanitizer whenever it's not possible to wash your hands,
- all individuals should avoid touching your face,
- all individuals should cover your cough or sneeze,
- if you do travel off the mountaintop, or out of the area, be especially vigilant so you don't contract the virus and return to Big Bear Lake, and importantly, consider the needs of our local business owners and their employees (your neighbors!), and understand the need for our community to get back to work so that we can remain a vibrant,attractive, and cohesive community!
The City, our businesses, and our residents have all worked hard for the past several months to keep our community safe, and we're pleased to be one of the safest places anywhere.
We truly want others to enjoy this special place, and we welcome our visitors' significant contributions to our community. We do, however, need ALL visitors to respect our community, act responsibly, and be especially mindful of our COVID-19 concerns. The City asks ALL visitors to adhere to the following:
- if you are not feeling well, please stay away!
- enjoy Big Bear Lake with your immediate family or immediate household, and please don't organize large gatherings or parties in Big Bear Lake (note: vacation rentals are permitted, but are limited to members of the same immediate household),
- whenever possible, please patronize our local restaurants who are eager to serve you, and also bring supplies from your home community,
- respect our permanent residents, and act responsibly in and around our community - the same way you'd want visitors to behave in your community,
- consider the fact that you may unknowingly be carrying COVID-19 from your home community, and take appropriate precautions to help keep our community safe so we may continue to welcome visitors in the future,
- carry face coverings at all times, and use them during all interactions with others,
- always maintain at least 6 feet of separation from others whenever possible, and
- wash your hands frequently, and/or use hand sanitizer whenever it's not possible to wash your hands
GOVERNOR NEWSOM’S RESILIENCE ROADMAP
Under the Governor's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, many businesses in Big Bear Lake are restricted to operate under certain restrictions and limitations.
In order to eliminate confusion for Business owners, the City advises all City businesses to adhere to business-specific guidance included in the Governor's Blueprint for a Safer Economy when opening.
- Childcare facilities
- Churches and other places of worship
- Construction businesses
- Delivery services
- Hair salons and beauty shops
- Real estate transactions
- Retail establishments
- Service industries
- Shopping centers
- Traditional lodging facilities and vacation rentals
- Bowling Alley
- Movie Theater
- Gyms and Fitness Centers
- the Big Bear Alpine Zoo
- Nail Salons
- Tattoo Parlors
City staff encourages all of the businesses that are not allowed to conduct business inside to be creative in developing ways to serve customers outdoors, and the City expects to be flexible with our local businesses operating outdoors, provided the activities do not cause an immediate safety concern.
It is critical that ALL Big Bear Lake businesses operate safely and responsibly in order to keep our community SAFE and keep our community OPEN. City and County officials are now making more targeted educational visits to businesses, and the State is deploying a new Strike Force to take enforcement action against any businesses that do not come into compliance. Additionally, the County has established an online complaint form, and this form can be accessed here.
If your business is permitted to operate in the Big Bear Valley, the City encourages ALL businesses to diligently implement the following:
- require all customers to wear face coverings in order to enter your establishment,
- require all employees to wear face coverings and other appropriate PPE,
- consistently maintain at least 6 feet of separation between all customers and employees, and make sure staff is available to educate customers about the need for proper separation,
- provide hand sanitizer stations and/or handwashing stations at the entrance, and promote good hygiene, and
- thoughtfully consider your neighbors, the residents of our community, who may have valid and continuing fears of COVID-19, and try to understand this issue from their perspective.
Please post the flyer(s) below in multiple visible locations to provide a constant reminder!
GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES IF AN EMPLOYEE HAS SYMPTOMS OR TESTS POSITIVE
San Bernardino County public health officials have prepared a helpful document to assist businesses if an employee tests positive for COVID-19, and this document can viewed HERE.
In short, any employee with COVID-19 symptoms (or symptoms of any illness) should stay home from work and away from everyone, and businesses should emphasize this message to all employees.
If a business has an employee that tests positive for COVID-19, the employee should stay home from work and away from everyone. Upon learning of the positive case, the business is required to thoroughly disinfect all areas where the employee was working, but is not required to close down for any defined period of time.
The COVID-19 positive employee should remain away from work, and the business should take appropriate steps to notify other employees, should keep any other employees that may have been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with the COVID-19 positive employee within 2 days prior to the first symptoms away from work also, and should make sure all employees are closely monitoring for symptoms.
Most importantly, the business should implement proper distancing among patrons and employees, require face coverings, and promote good hygiene.
VACATION RENTAL GUESTS FROM MULTIPLE HOUSEHOLDS WILL BE EVICTED, OWNERS / MANAGERS WILL ALSO BE CITED
- limit occupancy to members of the same household,
- verify compliance with the same household requirement during an in-person check-in process,
- perform cleanings in compliance with recommended COVID-19 cleaning practices,
- do not exceed 2 vehicles at the unit,
- do not host parties or gatherings, and do not generate excessive noise,
- implement contracts that will ensure compliance with these requirements, require the use of face coverings and appropriate physical distancing while out and about in our community, and acknowledge the potential for eviction if these requirements are violated, and
- remit all transient occupancy taxes due in a timely manner.