• 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.

    • On January 14, 2021, Governor Newsom announced the most updated COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework & Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year, which schools must use as they decide when and how to implement in-person instruction for the 2020-21 school year. Within the new framework are additional guidance, key mitigation strategies, which greatly reduce the prevention of widespread transmission of COVID-19 and allow for safe in-person instruction based on the latest information and scientific data.
    • Due to increased positive COVID-19 cases, increased hospitalizations, and limited hospital capacity, San Bernardino County has been placed on California's County Data Monitoring List as of June 21, 2020.

    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 began the 2020-21 school year in Distance Learning as they are not allowed to reopen for In-Person instruction.

    On December 6, 2020, the Southern California region was placed under a Regional Stay at Home Order and will remain in place until December 28th due to the ICU capacity in our region falling below the minimum 15% as outlined by Gov. Newsom and the California Department of Public Health.

    *NEW* On January 25, 2021, the Regional Stay at Home Order ended and counties returned to their appropriate tier under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Currently, San Bernardino County remains in the most restrictive purple tier assignment.

    • All schools that have not yet reopened for in-person instruction are able to continue to serve small cohorts of students (e.g., students with disabilities) following CDPH Guidance.
    • Through the CDPH Guidance for small cohorts, our middle schools are operating Learning Hubs to provide students on-campus support while they are accessing classes via Distance Learning.

    At this time, 279,673 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in San Bernardino County, including 2,184 deaths. 272,165 are projected to have recovered. 107,175 first-round doses of the vaccines have been administered and 62,200 second-round doses have been administered. For the most up-to-date county information, visit www.sbcovid19.com

    For the latest SBDPH report of San Bernardino County Incidence Rate by School Districts and Cities, please click here

    San Bernardino 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 6:00 - 8:00 a.m. at the following sites:

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

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

    COVID-19 in California by the Numbers:

    As of February 10, 2021, there are a total of 3,371,556 positive cases and 45,456 deaths in California. 

    COVID BY the numbers

    For more information from the State of California, visit www.covid19.ca.gov.

    For county-level data, access 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.

    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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