(UPDATED: Jan 25 at 3:22 p.m.)
On January 25, the California Department of Public Health lifted the Regional Stay at Home Order that was put into effect on December 6, 2020. All counties must now return to the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which activities and businesses are permitted. Currently, San Bernardino County is in the Purple Tier, which allows for the following operations:
The following sectors are allowed to remain open with safety precautions:
- Hair salons: open indoors with modifications
- Retail: open indoors at 25% capacity
- Malls: open indoors at 25% capacity and food courts closed
- Nail salons: open indoors with modifications
- Electrolysis: open indoors with modifications
- Personal care services (body waxing, etc.): open indoor with modifications
- Tattooing and piercing: open indoors with modifications
- Hotels: open with modifications
The following sectors are allowed to remain open with outdoor operations only.
- Museums, zoos and aquariums
- Places of worship
- Movie theaters
- Professional sports: no live audiences
- Family entertainment centers (mini golf, batting cages, go-cart racing, ect.)
According to the state health order, the following businesses must be closed (except to the extent that their operations fall within critical infrastructure):
- Schools: must stay closed
- Theme parks: must stay closed
- Bars and breweries: closed
- Non-essential offices: remote work only
Additional information can be found on the State of California website.
If you suspect a business and/or other establishments are non-compliant or are violating State or local health orders, you can submit an anonymous complaint form here.
We look forward to a time when all of our local businesses can reopen with necessary safety protocols and measures in place.
Here are resources to help our local businesses plan, prepare and fund their recovery and reopening in the new COVID-19 landscape:
Below are various resources that will guide businesses on the challenging task of re-opening doors with safety precautions and protocols in place.
The California Statewide Industry Guidance for businesses to follow, if they’re permitted to open per county health rules can be found here. Industry-specific guidance can be found below.
As of May 29, The Health Officer of the County of San Bernardino issued an order that allows businesses, public agencies, and nonprofit and faith-based organizations, to require customers, patrons and staff to wear face coverings.
The City's of Rancho Cucamonga, Yucaipa and Victorville have collaborated to introduce a COVID-19 Business Reopening Template designed to help formally develop and establish the best management practices that should be implemented and completed to ensure a safe environment for customers and staff. Businesses are encouraged to complete the template and follow all local, state and federal guidelines to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The State of California Governor's Office of Emergency Services is making PPE available for all organizations, public, nonprofit and private commercial entities to assist in their reopening during Stage 3 of the Resilience Roadmap. Commercial entities should exhaust normal sources before requesting PPE. Items available include BYD procedure masks, face shields, cloth masks, liquid sanitizers and gel hand sanitizer bottles. Quantities should be based on organizations 30, 60 and 90 day needs. A copy of the form can be found here and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with a courtesy copy to email@example.com.
Water system flushing guidelines have been provided by the CDC and the EPA to help businesses refresh water for their reopening.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association has created a detailed guideline for sectors like at-home service providers, construction workers, gym, salon, retailers, restaurants and others as they plan their return to work.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing cleaning and disinfecting guidance for public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes. Print resources from the CDC can also be found here.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a guide to help businesses of all types navigate the complex process of reopening and evolving post-coronavirus pandemic. You can also enroll in free webinars assisting businesses in returning to work.
Funding resources available to help businesses offset the cost for required modifications they must make when re-opening are listed below.
For information regarding the Reopening Victorville Small Business Assistance Grants program including eligibility guidelines, click here.
The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development have created a $500 million COVID Relief Grant for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID and the health and safety restrictions. Funds would be awarded to selected intermediaries with established networks of Community Development Financial Institutions to distribute relief through grants of up to $25,000 to underserved micro and small businesses throughout the state by early 2021. Non-profits would also be eligible for these grants. The second round of applications will be accepted from February 2,2021 - February 8, 2021. For more information or to apply, click here.
The State also allocated an additional $12.5 million to the California Rebuilding Fund. The fund , which makes available $25 million to help impacted small businesses rebuild from the economic crisis and keep local economies strong, is built to be a resource in the market for the next year as businesses pivot and recover. The additional funds will allow the fund to be fully capitalized and help 3rd party administrators of the fund raise $125 million to make more low-interest loans to small businesses with less access to loans from traditional banking institutions. To receive information on the California Rebuilding Fund for small businesses/borrowers when available, click here.
Additional funding resources can be found on our Business Assistance page.
The City of Victorville Economic Development Department has compiled resources to help assist businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Business Assistance page includes various options on the national, state and local level.