Coronavirus - Residents
- Latest News
- COVID Testing
- Emergency Alerts
- Reopenings & Closures
- Health & Wellness
- Multilingual & ASL Resources
- Grocery Store Hours
- Fontana To-Go Menu
- Court Operations
California closes bars and indoor businesses in counties on Monitoring List: July 1
Effective immediately, certain counties must close all bars, some beach parking, and indoor business operations due to the risk of infection. This applies to counties that have been on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days. Read more here. These closures will remain in place for at least 3 weeks:
- Wineries and tasting rooms
- Movie theaters
- Family entertainment centers (for examples: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
- Zoos and museums
State of California mandates face coverings: June 18
Californians are now required to wear face coverings in public spaces - particularly indoors or when physical distancing is not possible. Read more here.
COVID-19 Testing: Jessie Turner Center
In efforts to provide more testing opportunities for Fontana residents, COVID testing will be held at the Jessie Turner Center through July 31.
Monday - Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
At this testing event, samples are collected by inserting a swab up the nostril. These samples are then sent to a laboratory for COVID-19 testing. Testing is free of charge and do not require health insurance.
Appointment Only. Appointment registration opens weekly.
July 6, 8, 9: Click here to make an appointment.
No symptoms are required. All clients are required to wear a face-covering for their appointment. Please use Citrus Avenue to get to Knox Avenue. There are no left-hand turns into Fontana Park off of Knox Avenue. (Por favor, utilice la Avenida Citrus para llegar a la Avenida Knox. A la salida de la avenida Knox no hay ninguna vuelta a la izquierda para entrar al parque de Fontana).
Local Emergency Declared on Saturday, March 14, 2020
Out of an abundance of caution, the Fontana City Council declared a local emergency during the Saturday, March 14 council meeting to limit the risk of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and urge residents to follow safe health practices. View the original proclamation and resolution here. View the updated proclamation and resolution here.
“Our purpose is not to alarm people, but to establish processes and procedures that will limit exposure and remind everyone that together we can overcome this,” said Mayor Acquanetta Warren.
Closures & Cancellations
The following closures/cancellations are currently in effect until further notice:
- The Police Department lobby, City Hall lobby, Development Services Organization lobby, Public Works lobby and Human Resources lobby are closed to the public. Although all lobbies are closed, the offices are still operational
- All community and neighborhood centers (including the Mary Vagle Nature Center, the Fontana Community Senior Center and the Fontana Park Aquatics Complex) are closed
- All recreational programs, activities and events are cancelled
- Building and sports field rentals are cancelled
Park amenities including playgrounds, picnic shelters, basketball courts, parking lots, and fields/facilities used for sports practice are closed until further notice.
Due to restrictions on gatherings, organized team sports are not permitted at this time.
All parks remain open during regular posted hours to enjoy green spaces and walking paths, but the public is encouraged to practice social distancing of at least 6 feet with members outside of their household and wear a face covering.
Fontana Lewis Library & Technology Center
Beginning, June 23, the Fontana Lewis Library & Technology Center will reopen with modified hours.
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
During your visit, please follow the guidelines to ensure the safety of staff and customers:
- Facemasks are required
- Maintain a social distance of 6 feet
- Keep your visit to one hour or less
- Return items in bookdrops (bookdrops are open at all County libraries)
- Computer access is limited to one hour per day
- Stay home of you are feeling sick or showing symptoms
Health & Wellness
Dr. Erin Gustafon, with San Bernardino County Public Health, recommends the steps you can take to protect your health and those around you:
- Wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- N95 masks are not recommended outside a healthcare setting. Surgical masks can be worn by sick individuals to reduce the likelihood of spreading germs to others.
- If someone does become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough, they should stay away from work, school or other people to avoid spreading illness and seek assistance from their healthcare provider
Multilingual & ASL Resources
Para obtener información sobre COVID-19 de los CDC en español, haga clic aquí.
- Qué hacer si contrae la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
- Lo que necesita saber sobre la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019
- Síntomas de la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019
- Infórmese sobre la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019
CDC Multilingual Fact Sheets/Flyers
For resources in languages including Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Korean, and more, please click here.
American Sign Language
The CDC has released an ASL video series surrounding COVID-19. Topics include creating face coverings, symptoms, prevention tips, managing stress and anxiety, and social distancing. View the series here.
Internet Connection Services
Local Inland Empire non-profits are working with the California Public Utilities Commission to connect residents to high-speed, inexpensive internet through the California Emerging Technology Fund during the COVID-19 pandemic. To qualify and get high-speed internet, contact one of the organizations below:
Call/Text: (909) 406-9372 or (909) 454-7129
- SBX: Youth & Family Services
Text "Connect" to (951) 406-4466
Or go to www.sbxinc.org/low-cost-internet to see if you qualify.
- Great Harvest Community Center
Call: (909) 352-9060
Email: Greg Walker email@example.com
- Charter Offers Free Access to Spectrum Broadband & WiFi for 60-Days for New K-12 and College Student Households. More information here.
COVID response messages from network providers:
- AT&T Response - https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html
- Verizon Response - https://www.verizon.com/about/news/update-verizon-serve-customers-covid-19
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
The CPUC is using programs to reduce energy bills, suspending electrical, natural gas and water utility disconnections and taking a number of other actions to assist utility customers and small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, including:
- Reducing Energy Bills
- Suspending Utility Disconnections
- Suspending Renewal Requirements for Low-Income Programs
- Suspending Wireless Data Caps and Overage Charges
- Ensuring Critical Wildfire Safety Preparation Continues
For more information on the CPUC’s response to COVID-19, please click here.
Southern California Edison
Southern California Edison has postponed all noncritical planned power outages while continuing with emergency outage work for public safety and wildfire mitigation. SCE is also helping customers with their bills by suspending service disconnections for nonpayment and waiving late fees for business and residential customers impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. For more information, please click here.
To view the Community Resource Guide please click here.
SoCalGas branch payment offices are closed to the public; however, there are many other ways to pay your bill. View information regarding payment and more here.
Customers who have become recently unemployed or who are currently facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic or for other reasons are encouraged to visit socalgas.com/care, complete the quick online application and find out instantly if they qualify to save 20% on their monthly utility bill.
For more information about SoCalGas’ response to COVID-19, please visit their website
Burrtec will continue its operations and services. View their website here.
California’s comprehensive and safe drinking water standards require a multi-step treatment process that includes filtration and disinfection. The process removes and kills viruses, including coronaviruses such as COVID-19, as well as bacteria and other pathogens. View California Water Boards Fact Sheet.
Stay up-to-date with Fontana Water Company and their alerts regarding the Coronavirus through their website here.
For more information:
💧 Fontana Water Company – (909) 822-2201
💧 Cucamonga Valley Water District - (855) 654-2893
💧 West Valley Water District - (909) 875-1804
Grocery Store Hours
Grocery store and market hours of operation are below. Please be kind to other shoppers and employees.
- Aldi: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Cardenas Market: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- Costco: 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Mon - Fri | 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sat | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sun
- El Super: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
- Food 4 Less: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- Ralphs: 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
- Smart & Final: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- Sprouts: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- Stater Bros: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
- Superior Grocers: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Target: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Vons: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
- Walmart: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- WinCo Foods: 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. | 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.*
*Times are subject to change
Fontana To-Go Menu
The City of Fontana, in partnership with the Fontana Chamber of Commerce, has developed the "Fontana To- Go" menu of restaurants that have ramped up their takeout and delivery options to serve you during the Coronavirus crisis. Our local restaurants need us now more than ever to keep family and friends employed. Please help support local food establishments. View the original list of restaurants here.
View the updated and interactive map here.
Beginning May 29, San Bernardino Superior Court gradually reopened with modified service hours from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Face coverings and social distancing are required.
Before coming to court, please review this flyer on enhanced security measures.
For a complete overview of services offered by location and litigation type, click here.