On March 17, the City of Victorville officially declared a local emergency as a proactive measure to help ensure the City has financial resources and legal authority to institute protective measures aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The resources will be used to take additional steps to reduce potential spread of the virus to our community including our homeless population. Additional information about our emergency declaration is available in our press release.
The City of Victorville is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation, and we are in regular communication with Federal, State, County and local community partners.
On April 1, the San Bernardino County Public Health Department announced that there are 183 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our County and six deaths. Seven of the confirmed cases in our County are in Victorville. Additionally, the County Health Officer has ordered the cancellation of all gatherings of any size in San Bernardino County along with the closure of all movie theatres, gyms, health clubs, bars, adult entertainment establishments, and other businesses that serve alcohol but do not serve food. Public health hygiene to include social distancing is advised by public health agencies; this is important as a way to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. Violations can be reported to the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.