• Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    What You Need to Know

    California is responding to the spread of a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Cases of COVID-19 are also being reported internationally and in the United States. California is actively working with the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local governments, health facilities, and health care providers across the state to prepare and protect Californians from COVID-19.

    Due to increased positive COVID-19 cases, increased hospitlizations and limited hospital capacity, San Bernardino County has been placed on the California's County Data Monitoring List.

    On July 17, 2020 -- Governor Newsom announced that the California Department of Public Health has released new information on COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-21 School Year and COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Schools and School-Based Programs, which schools must use to determine whether to reopen schools to in-person instruction.

    San Bernardino County is one of the 33 counties in California that has been placed on the COVID-19 County Data Monitoring List in response to the elevated rates of disease transmission.

    Therefore at this time, per Gov. Newsom and because San Bernardino County remains on the COVID-19 County Data Monitoring List, all Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year in Distance Learning as they will not be allowed to reopen for In-Person instruction.

    At this time, 33,432 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in San Bernardino County, including 418 deaths. For the most up-to-date county information, visit www.sbcovid19.com

    The county reported its first case on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

    The Redlands Unified School District is continuing its "Grab & Go" meal service (7 Days of Meals) on Tuesdays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the following sites:

    • Mission Elementary School
    • Beattie Middle School
    • Clement Middle School
    • Cope Middle School
    • Redlands East Valley High School

    For more information from Child Nutrition Services: https://rusdnutrition.org/.

    COVID-19 in California by the Numbers:

    As of August 2, 2020, there are a total of 509,162 positive cases and 9,356 deaths in California. 

    California Covid-19 by the numbers 8-2-20

    For county level data, acess the COVID-19 Public Dashboard.  

    For age group data, visit Cases and Deaths Associated with COVID-19 by Age Group in California.

    Protect Yourself

    How can people protect themselves?

    There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus spreads mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). This occurs by respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.  Surfaces can also get infected. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like hypertension, obesity, heart or lung disease , diabetes or asthma seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Every person has a role to play. So much of protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense: 

    • Stay home except for essential needs/activities. 

    • Practice physical distancing – stay 6 feet away from people.

    • Wear a cloth face mask if you leave home.

    • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

    • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.

    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow or a tissue. Wash hands afterwards.

    • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

    • Stay home and away from people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.

    • If you smoke or vape, consider quitting. Smoking and vaping causes harm to the lungs.

    • Follow guidance from public health officials.

    Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

    Who is at Higher Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19?

    Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:

      • Smokers
      • Older adults (65+)
      • Individuals with compromised immune systems
      • Individuals who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
        • Heart disease
        • Diabetes
        • Lung disease

    If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or health condition, it is important for you to take extra actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease: 

      • Stay home. It's the most important thing you can do.
      • Avoid contact with people who are sick. Isolate anyone sick in your home in a separate room, if possible.
      • Consider ways of getting food brought to your house through family, social, or commercial networks. Wipe off containers with disinfectant wipes.

    It is also important that you listen to public health officials who may recommend community actions to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19, especially if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.

    For more information visit the CDC's website.

Coronavirus FAQ

  • What is COVID-19?

  • [UPDATED] What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • [NEW] What should you do if you think you're sick?

  • [NEW] What if I have symptoms?

  • How can people protect themselves?

  • How is COVID-19 diagnosed?

  • What is the treatment for COVID-19?

  • Who is at Higher Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19?

  • How is it decided whether a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 can self-isolate at home or must be confined to a hospital or elsewhere?

  • What can the public do to limit the spread of COVID-19?

  • What is the difference between COVID-19 and other coronaviruses?

  • [UPDATED] Is California able to test for COVID-19?

  • [UPDATED] What is the state doing to protect our health?

  • [UPDATED] Should public events be cancelled?

  • [UPDATED] What is Social Distancing?

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  • INFORMATION ON THIS WEBPAGE HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH.