Corronavirus Updates

Stay InformedCorona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID19)

City Hall open to the Public

City Hall hours will be as follows: Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM and Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (closed alternated Fridays). Visitors to City Hall are asked to “self-screen” before entering and follow all Centers for Disease Control guidelines, including: wearing a face cover, maintaining social distancing (six feet of distance between individuals not from the same households), and washing or disinfecting hands.Citizens are also asked to “self screen” before deciding whether to visit City Hall.  The City reserves the right to take your temperature remotely to ensure you are fever free.  If any of the following signs or symptoms exist, citizens are encouraged to visit their health care provider and get tested for COVID-19 before visiting: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or chills.

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:

 

As the situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the City of Yucaipa is working hard to support the members of our community, including businesses, through this difficult time. On Wednesday, March 18, the Yucaipa City Council approved a resolution Proclaiming the Existence of a Local Emergency by approving Resolution No. 2020-16.  The Resolution was forwarded to the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. The adoption of Resolution No. 2020-16 will allow the City to request resources, including financial support and reimbursement, from the State Office of Emergency Services (OES) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for costs incurred in preparation and/or response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  It may also assist local businesses in their efforts to apply for loans or event grants to help them throughout this difficult time.

The City Council has also provided direction to protect the health and safety of City employees to ensure continuity of essential public services.  These measures take effect immediately and will continue throughout the duration of the Local Emergency unless modified. Below is a listing of Agenda Reports (and attachments) presented to the City Council pertaining to COVID-19.  Please visit the City Council Agenda Packet webpage for more detailed information, meeting Minutes, and audio recordings of these meetings.

 

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City Hall will Reopen to the Public Beginning Monday, May 4, 2020

City Hall hours will be as follows: Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM and Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (closed alternated Fridays). Visitors to City Hall are asked to “self-screen” before entering and follow all Centers for Disease Control guidelines, including: wearing a face cover, maintaining social distancing (six feet of distance between individuals not from the same households), and washing or disinfecting hands.  Citizens are also asked to “self screen” before deciding whether to visit City Hall.  The City reserves the right to take your temperature remotely to ensure you are fever free.  If any of the following signs or symptoms exist, citizens are encouraged to visit their health care provider and get tested for COVID-19 before visiting: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or chills.


Mayor Avila – COVID-19 Update – May 5, 2020

I am pleased to inform you your City Hall has resumed normal operations and business hours with some modifications to social contact…


Mayor Avila COVID-19 Update – April 28, 2020

It has now been more than 6 weeks since we first reported cases of COVID-19 in the County of San Bernardino.  Since then, 168 Yucaipa residents have tested positive for the virus.  Many have been hospitalized and unfortunately 21 members of our Yucaipa community have passed away from COVID-19 infections.  The impact of this pandemic has been heartbreaking, particularly on our older population.  If there is a bright side, the results of the mobile testing on…


Mayor Avila COVID-19 Update – April 20, 2020

It’s been more than 5 weeks since we first reported cases of COVID-19 in the County of San Bernardino. Since then, 125 Yucaipa residents have tested positive for the virus. Many have been hospitalized and unfortunately 16 members of our Yucaipa community have passed away from COVID-19 infections. The impact of this pandemic has been heartbreaking…


Mayor Avila COVID-19 Update – April 14, 2020

Please know that we are here for you, and we continue to carry out the essential services for our City.  The health and well-being of the Yucaipa community is our highest priority.  Our City staff are hard at work ensuring your safety and providing essential City services…


City of Yucaipa Executive Order No. 20-01

An Executive Order of the Director of Disaster Services of the City of Yucaipa Regarding Emergency Recreational Vehicle Parking Regulations…


Mayor Avila COVID-19 Update – April 7, 2020

I would like to thank you once again for doing your part as we work together to defeat this invisible enemy, COVID-19. On April 2, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis can apply for a loan from the federal government for up to $10 million…


Press Conference Held at Yucaipa City Hall – March 31, 2020


Mayor Avila COVID-19 Update – March 30, 2020

Once again, I want to reach out to my fellow Yucaipans and thank you for all you are doing to help your neighbors during this health crisis. I also want to thank you for your sacrifices in your efforts to follow the guidelines and orders to shelter at home and follow social distancing requirements…


Mayor Avila COVID-19 Update – March 28, 2020

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…


Mayor Avila COVID-19 Update – March 26, 2020

On behalf of myself, and our entire City Council, we want to thank our local healthcare workers, first responders, City staff, and others, who are working tirelessly to keep us safe.  To our citizens, we want you to know that we understand the strain the coronavirus pandemic is causing on your daily lives…


City Manager Casey COVID-19 Update – March 26, 2020

City staff would like the community to know that City Hall is open for business. You are still able to process planning applications, have engineering drawings reviewed, and plan checks are being completed by Building and Safety staff. We have also implemented some limited on-line permitting and are taking meetings over the phone…


Closure of City Hall – March 26, 2020

Building, Planning and Engineering Permits will be the only services offered, no other face-to-face services will be provided at this time. Limited field inspections will be available on Saturday between 10 AM – 2 PM, however appointments must be made by 4 PM on Thursday. Call 909-797-2489, ext. 258 or email buildingandsafety@yucaipa.org to schedule a field inspection..


Mayor Avila COVID-19 Update – March 23, 2020

On March 19th, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered California residents to remain at home due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  I understand this order has created some uncertainty, but the order was issued to ensure the safety of California residents…


Postponement of City Events – March 13, 2020

The World Health Organization’s Declaration that the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, now referred to as COVID-19, has reached pandemic status, prompting federal, state and regional public health organizations to implement orders and guidelines to limit the spread of the disease. By order of the San Bernardino County Health Officer, all events with expected attendance above 250 individuals are canceled within San Bernardino County starting March 12, 2020, until further notice, regardless of venue.


City of Yucaipa’s Phased Response to COVID-19

The City is currently working on a COVID-19 Response Plan that will include four (4) phases. Currently we are in Phase 1 which means we are taking precautions in your community facilities, monitoring the situation and planning in case we see cases in our County or community. However, we have just received notice from the County Board of Supervisors, Chairman Curt Hagman, that the County’s Public Health Officer “has ordered the immediate cancellation or postponement of gatherings of more than 250 people within the County until further notice…


 

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City Hall will Reopen to the Public Beginning Monday, May 4, 2020

City Hall hours will be as follows: Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM and Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (closed alternated Fridays)

Visitors to City Hall are asked to “self-screen” before entering and follow all Centers for Disease Control guidelines, including: wearing a face cover, maintaining social distancing (six feet of distance between individuals not from the same households), and washing or disinfecting hands.

Citizens are also asked to “self screen” before deciding whether to visit City Hall.  The City reserves the right to take your temperature remotely to ensure you are fever free.  If any of the following signs or symptoms exist, citizens are encouraged to visit their health care provider and get tested for COVID-19 before visiting: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or chills.

Building, Planning and Engineering Permits

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), COVID-19 can be detectable on surfaces for up to 72 hours. As such, the city of Yucaipa has implemented new protocols for the submittal of packages, including hard-copies or project plans, and mail to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. All submittals should be placed within a designated drop-off location directly inside of City Hall, and will be unopened for a minimum of three (3) business days.  Those that drop off packages should note that the date of submittal will reflect when the package is opened.  The City encourages that those that can submit plans electronically to do so, and to coordinate ahead of time with the staff member that is assisting with the Project.

Construction

City Staff and inspection representatives are implementing additional safety measures for all those performing work within the City limits. Safety measures include but are not limited to maintaining a social distance of 6 feet. The City of Yucaipa Staff and representatives are continuing to manage and monitor construction projects and maintenance activity throughout the City. Many of the City’s ongoing projects and maintenance activities have been determined by the State and Federal Government agencies to be Essential Critical Infrastructure. These Critical Infrastructure facilities and related construction/maintenance activities support and preserve public services that prioritize public safety, emergency services, utilities, and the City’s transportation networks/facilities.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.

Community Services Department

Although the events, classes, and programs are cancelled or postponed, the Community Services Department is still available to assist you during this time. Community Services Staff are listed on City Directory and can be contacted to assist you with any questions you have. You can also visit the Community Services Department Virtual Recreation page for all sorts of activities, tips, and resources for you and your family.

City Park Amenities & Restrooms Closed, Park and Trailhead Parking Lots Reopened

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Yucaipa, park amenities including restrooms, playground areas and playground equipment are closed to the public.  The City will notify the public as soon as these areas reopen. However, City Park and Trailhead parking lots will remain open. The City strongly encourages those that chose to spend time outdoors, do so while covering their faces and adhering to the 6ft social distancing guidelines.

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The following programs, services, and events are suspended/canceled:

  • All recreation programs including classes, activities and youth sports
  • All senior programs
  • Private facility rentals
  • All City-sponsored community events
    • Blood Drive
    • Shred-It Event
    • Yucaipa Music & Arts Festival
    • Uptown Friday Nights (May 8-May 29)

Please note that those who have paid for classes, programs and/or facility rentals will be fully refunded.

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In an effort to inspire togetherness and strength amidst trying times, the City of Yucaipa is supporting members of our community as well as small businesses by sharing the following helpful community resources.  Together we are #YucaipaStrong.

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San Bernardino County’s COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program Website and Application now LIVE! Apply today!

 

The website for the County’s new COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program is now live! View more information, check eligibility, and apply at http://sbcovid19.com/covid-compliant-business-partnership-program/. Through this program, businesses committed to safety measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will receive $2,500 in grant funds to offset costs and impacts directly related to complying with COVID protocols. In addition to the $2,500 grant funds, businesses participating in the COVID Compliant Program will have access to receive PPE from the County at a discounted rate (“County cost”) and be issued a window graphic to recognize the business for its commitment to public health and safety as a designated COVID-Compliant Business Partner. Businesses are encouraged to apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Funds are disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis, and it is anticipated that funding will be exhausted quickly!

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2020.

Questions? Email sbcovidbusiness@eda.sbcounty.gov or call 909-387-3911

  • 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)
  • Small Business Owner’s Guide on programs and initiatives under the new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

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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 sjohnson@yucaipa.org.

 

 

 

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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.