(UPDATED: July 2 at 4:41 p.m.)
The State of California has released new guidance requiring the following industries to close unless modifications can be made to operate outside.
- Wineries and tasting rooms
- Movie theaters
- Family entertainment centers (bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
- Zoos and museums
- Cardrooms (gaming establishments)
- Bars must close all operations (indoor and outdoor)
On July 2, we compiled a list of guidelines to help our restaurants operate with outdoor modifications. Please inform us if your restaurant is currently operating in an outdoor environment so that we can add your business to our Open Restaurant Map for use by our community.
Closures and modifications will apply for a minimum of three weeks and are subject to extensions. Businesses not affected by the new guidance can remain open but must remain in adherence to State-specific guidelines including the County's Readiness and Reopening Plan.
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 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.
The San Bernardino County's COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program supports local small businesses by providing grants up to $2,500 for the purposes of offsetting costs related to COVID compliance requirements for businesses. Funds are still available and businesses are encouraged to apply. You can also visit the COVID- Compliant Business Partnership Program site for details.
For more information regarding the Reopening Victorville Small Business Assistance Grants program including eligibility guidelines, 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.