Corronavirus Updates

Stay InformedCorona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID19)

A Message from Mayor Avila

March 28,  2020:  “Coronavirus Confirmed in the City of Yucaipa (Read More HERE). Today we learned that 12 individuals in one nursing facility here in Yucaipa have tested positive for COVID-19 and a resident of a second nursing facility in Mentone may have contracted the virus as well. County Public Health professionals are working closely with both facilities in the testing of all facility residents and employees. Unfortunately, it was confirmed that an 89-year-old woman at the nursing facility became the first known casualty of COVID-19 here in Yucaipa.  We will continue to update the community as information becomes available. Please, please follow the social distancing requirements, shelter at home as much as possible and continue to support each other through this horrible pandemic. – Mayor David Avila”

A Message from City Manager Ray Casey

“City of Yucaipa staff would like the community to know that City Hall is open for business even during this pandemic.  You are still able to process planning applications, submit engineering drawings for plan check and submit building & safety plans and permit applications (by appointment only).  We have also implemented some limited on-line permit application processing and are meeting with the public over the phone or via video conferencing for these submittals.  In addition, we have transitioned to a “split” shift to enhance safety for our employees and ensure continued public access to these services.  As a result, we will also be available to the public on Saturdays for the duration of this emergency.  For appointments, please call (909) 797-2489 and ask for the specific department you would like to schedule an appointment with. ….”  READ MORE

The City of Yucaipa is monitoring the situation involving the worldwide COVID-19 disease outbreak.  At this time, we advise city residents and businesses to follow all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local advisories from the California Department of Public Health and the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. Please see the links below for information from these agencies:

The health and well-being of our community remains our top priority, and we will continue to provide updates on this web page as they become available.



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The Coronavirus is a respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei province of China. This virus most likely originally emerged from an animal source but now seems to be spreading person-to-person. For confirmed Coronavirus infections, reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The CDC believes at this time that symptoms of the Coronavirus may appear in as few as two (2) or up to fourteen (14) days following exposure to an infected individual.

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City Hall is currently open by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call 909-797-2489 to book your appointment


EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY – Pursuant to Resolution No. 2020-16, the City Hall lobby will be closed until April 6, 2020.  City staff will continue to work during this time.

Building, Planning and Engineering Permits will be the only services offered, no other face-to-face services will be provided at this time.  Prior to making an appointment, we are asking all visitors to self-assess using the following questions:

  • Have you, someone living in your household, someone you have been in close or frequent contact with, or someone you are caring for been diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or had any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
  • In the last 14 days, have you, someone living in your household, someone you have been in close or frequent contact with, or someone you are caring for returned from, or made a travel connection through a CDC Level 2 or Level 3 Country (i.e. China, Iran, most European Countries, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia or South Korea)?
  • Do you currently have, or have you had within the last 24 hours, cold or flu symptoms, including a fever, shortness of breath, body aches and coughing?

If the answer to all these questions is “NO,” please call (909) 797-2489 for assistance in obtaining entrance to City Hall.  This may include setting up an appointment to enhance social distancing and minimize the number of customers at one time.  At this time, only 3 customers will be granted access at one time.

If any of the answers to the questions is “Yes,” we ask that you still please call the number above so we may see how we may assist your need through other means besides face-to-face.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.


EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY – Pursuant to City Council action, the Yucaipa Community Center and Yucaipa Performing Arts Center will be closed until April 6, 2020.  The Scherer Community Center was previously closed on Tuesday, March 17.  City staff will continue to work during this time.

All recreation programs including S.T.A.R.S. extended services, S.T.A.R.S. Before & After School Program, Spring Camp, special events, contract classes, drop-in programs, rentals, and YPAC Presents shows are canceled. Please contact the following Community Services Staff for assistance in each department:

S.T.A.R.S. Before & After School Program, Scherer Community Center – Sarah Martinez – Community Services Supervisor,, 909-797-1177)

Spring Camp, Sports & Field Allocations, Yucaipa Community Center – Nick Johnson – Community Services Supervisor, , 909-790-7460

Special Events, Special Event Permits, Yucaipa Performing Arts Center – Mary Johnson – Community Services Supervisor,, 909-500-7736

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  • Visit the City’s webpage dedicated to providing information on various resources and opportunities available to businesses during this pandemic.
  • SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to California Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The City of Yucaipa understands that recent health directives related to COVID-19 has heavily impacted local businesses. During these difficult times, the City will continue to support our Yucaipa business community.  Click HERE for a list of businesses offering takeout, delivery, curbside service, or is an essential retail business.  We are adding to this list constantly so please check back for updates. If your business would like to be on this list, or to update your information, please contact




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Residents of San Bernardino County may call the COVID-19 hotline at (909) 387-3911 from Monday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for general information and resources about the virus.  The hotline is not for medical calls. If you are feeling sick, please contact your health care provider. Call 9-1-1 ONLY if you have a medical emergency. If you have questions about social services, please call 2-1-1.