COVID-19 Information

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Centers for Disease Control

California Coronavirus COVID-19 Response website

California Department of Public Health

San Bernardino County Public Health Department

Barstow Community Hospital


COVID-19 Facts




With the recent reported cases of COVID-19 in San Bernardino County, we would like remind residents to take proper personal precautions:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are ill, please stay home and avoid going to work, school or crowded areas.

  • Wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or wipes.

  • If someone does become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough, they should stay away from work, school or other people to avoid spreading illness and contact their healthcare provider if symptoms become severe.

  • N95 masks are not recommended outside a healthcare setting. Surgical masks can be worn by sick individuals to reduce the likelihood of spreading germs to others.

  • Do not flush any wipes or paper towels down the toilet, even those that are labeled flushable. These wipes can clog pipelines and cause damage to equipment, leading to stress on the wastewater system during a time when resource prioritization is essential.

  • San Bernardino County officials have assured that there is absolutely no shortage in the food supply chain. Buying in excess, or "panic buying," negatively impacts our vulnerable populations because it does not leave enough food or supplies for everyday life for others. Please only purchase goods at a normal rate for the sake of your neighbors. 

  •  Only utilize the 9-1-1 system for actual emergencies only to ensure the first-responders are available for life-threatening emergencies.