The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health to respond to reports of Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as the situation is quickly evolving. The City of Fontana is closely monitoring the situation.
Residents of Fontana are encouraged to stay home as much as possible while only participating in essential activities, such as critical work functions and shopping for necessities. We know these measures are challenging, but social distancing will help to protect all in our community.
FONTANA TO-GO/OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Please add your business to the Essential Business map. View the map here.
- Covid-19 Resources
- SB County Confirmed Cases Dashboard
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3/30/2020: County COVID-19 dashboard now includes confirmed cases by city. More information here.
3/29/2020: County confirms 111 cases of COVID-19. See dashboard.
3/29/2020: County reports COVID-19 outbreak in Yucaipa nursing facility. More information here.
3/28/2020: San Bernardino County Department of Public Health confirms 76 cases of COVID-19, and three deaths associated to the virus. See dashboard.
3/27/2020: County confirms 64 cases of COVID-19. See dashboard.
3/27/2020: California Governor issued Executive Order N-37-20 to establish a statewide moratorium on evictions.
3/26/2020: County confirms 55 cases and third death associated with the COVID-19 virus. See the dashboard with information.
3/26/2020: Mayor Warren releases statement urging residents and businesses to act responsibly during COVID-19 outbreak.
3/25/2020: Governor Newsom announces major financial relief package. More information here.
3/25/2020: County announces drive-thru testing and COVID-19 informational dashboard. More information here.
3/25/2020: County reports a second death associated with the COVID-19 and confirms a total of 54 cases. More information here.
3/25/2020: San Bernardino County held a press conference to provide an update on the Coronavirus within the County.
3/24/2020: County reports first death associated with COVID-19 and a total of 38 confirmed cases. More information here.
3/22/2020: County reports a total of 17 confirmed COVID-19 cases and no deaths attributable to the disease. More information here.
3/20/2020: County provides guidance on Stay Home and Stay Safe order. For the list of the 16 federal critical infrastructure workforce sectors click here.
3/20/2020: Four new cases of coronavirus recorded in San Bernardino County. More information here.
3/19/2020: Governor Newsom issues statewide order for people to stay home to combat COVID-19. More information here.
3/19/2020: Fontana Unified, Etiwanda Unified, Chaffey Joint Union and Colton Joint Unified School Districts announce closures through Friday, May 1, 2020.
3/19/2020: Fontana Water Company Announces Important Business Changes.
3/19/2020: County clarifies March 17 Public Health Order about Public Gatherings. More information here.
3/19/2020: Governor Gavin Newsom launched a coronavirus website that includes ways to stay healthy and resources available to Californians impacted by the outbreak, including how to apply for unemployment benefits, disability benefits and paid family leave.
3/19/2020: City of Fontana is now accepting credit card payments for business licenses, dog licenses, sewer bills, and parking citations. More information here.
3/18/2020: City, in partnership with the Fontana Chamber of Commerce, develops the "Fontana To-Go" menu of restaurants that have ramped up their takeout and delivery options. More information here.
3/18/2020: Two new cases of novel coronavirus recorded in San Bernardino County. More information here.
3/17/2020: City announces closure of all City of Fontana offices and facilities to the public until May 1, 2020. This includes the Police Department lobby, City Hall lobby, Development Services Organization lobby, Public Works lobby and Human Resources lobby. More information here.
3/17/2020: County orders closure all movie theaters, gyms, health clubs, bars, adult entertainment establishments, and other businesses that serve alcohol but do not serve food. More information here.
3/16/2020: San Bernardino County announces closures including Fontana Lewis Library & Technology Center until further notice.
3/16/2020: City announces extended closure of community and neighborhood centers and cancellation of events through May 1, 2020. More information here.
3/15/2020: First case of Coronavirus recorded in San Bernardino County from Fontana Kaiser. More information here.
3/14/2020: Fontana takes precautionary measures by declaring local emergency for potential Coronavirus spread, which includes the closure of community and neighborhood centers through March 27, 2020. View more information here.
3/13/2020: Fontana Unified School District announces school closures through March 27, 2020.
World Health Organization’s (WHO) COVID-19 information: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Global Situation Reports from the World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/
CDC COVID-19 Case Count: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html
COVID-19 information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
CDC Framework for Mitigation: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf
Coronavirus (COVID-19) California Gov: https://covid19.ca.gov/
Resources for Access Services - CalWORKs, CalFRESH, MediCal, Child Care or General Assistanc
Stay up-to-date with COVID-19 locally through the SB County Department of Public Health webpage here. For more information about COVID-19 beyond San Bernardino County, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website here or the State of California’s COVID-19 website.
Find frequently asked questions about COVID-19 from San Bernardino County here.
Charter Offers Free Access to Spectrum Broadband & WiFi for 60-Days for New K-12 and College Student Households - https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more
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
Southern California Edison Response - https://energized.edison.com/stories/sce-offers-bill-help-to-customers-impacted-by-covid-19
On behalf of the Fontana Water Company, Cucamonga Valley Water District, and West Valley Water District, water in the City of Fontana is safe and reliable. Water quality and supply have not been affected by the Coronavirus.
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.
For more information:
💧 Fontana Water Company – (909) 822-2201
💧 Cucamonga Valley Water District - (855) 654-2893
💧 West Valley Water District - (909) 875-1804
Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan: The SBA is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Learn more about the economic injury disaster loan, business interruption insurance, taxpayers relief and more through the SBA COVID-19 Resource Guide here.
CA Department of Public Health: Frequent updates about the COVID-19 virus including State Health Emergency Announcements, Quarantine, and Social Distancing Guidelines.
CA Employment Development Department (EDD): For businesses that have employee and employer concerns.
CA Franchise Tax Board: The Franchise Tax Board announced special tax relief for California taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Affected taxpayers are granted an extension to file 2019 California tax returns and make certain payments to June 15, 2020, for all tax filings and payments due between March 15, 2020, through June 15, 2020.
CA Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz): The Governor’s Office of Business And Economic Development has compiled helpful information about COVID-19 for employers and employees in California.
CA Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBANK): California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program and Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program.
Cal/OSHA: Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus: Workplace safety and health regulations in California require employers to protect workers exposed to airborne infectious diseases such as the coronavirus. Cal/OSHA has posted guidance to help employers comply with these safety requirements and to provide workers information on how to protect themselves.
Fontana Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber of Commerce offers local businesses more resources including planning and resilience, supply chain resources and more.
CA Labor and Workforce Development Agency: COVID-19 Resources for Workers and Employers relating to Paid Sick Leave, Disability and Unemployment Insurance, Paid Family Leave, Workplace Health, and Safety.
California State Assembly: Another site to provide Federal, State, and local resources to help businesses maintain operations.
CA Tax and Fee Administration: The CDTFA has the authority to assist individuals and businesses impacted by complying with a state or local public health official’s imposition or recommendation of social distancing measures related to COVID-19. This assistance includes granting extensions for filing returns and making payments, relief from interest and penalties, and filing a claim for refund. For more information, click here.
CA Treasurer’s CalCap Program: Special Loan Program which encourages banks to make loans to small businesses that have difficulty getting financing.
Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC): Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers.
FEMA: Businesses can being applying for FEMA Disaster Assistance while we await a disaster declaration to release these funds. Information about the program and how to apply can be found here: www.disasterassistance.gov/
Inland Empire Microenterprise Collaborative: This resource is a collection of microlenders who can provide loans up to $75,000.00 to small businesses.
Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (IE SBDC): Free resources for small businesses to get consulting and access to capital programs.
IRS: The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available.
Open for Business Hub: The Open for Business Hub lists technology companies that are helping small businesses by enabling remote work throughout this period.
The following closures/cancellations are currently in effect:
- The Police Department lobby, City Hall lobby, Development Services Organization lobby, Public Works lobby and Human Resources lobby are closed to the public until May 1, 2020. 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 until Friday, May 1, 2020
- All recreational programs, activities and events are cancelled until Friday, May 1, 2020
- Building and sports field rentals are cancelled until Friday, May 1, 2020
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. More information here. To view the Community Resource Guide please click here.
SoCalGas: 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.
Fontana Water Company: Fontana Water Company has suspended all water shutt-offs until April 10, and has also suspended all in-home water audits to protect the public and staff members. Stay up-to-date with Fontana Water Company and their alerts regarding the Coronavirus through their website here.
Burrtec: Burrtec will continue its operations and services.
Local market and grocery stores have changed their hours to ensure that employees have time to restock shelves, sanitize, and clean facilities. We will keep updating this list as we receive more information. Please be kind and respectful to each other and to store employees during this time.
- Aldi: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. | 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Tues & Thurs*
- Cardenas Market: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. | 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.*
- Costco: 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Mon - Fri | 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sat & Sun | 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Tues & Thurs*
- El Super: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. | 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.*
- Food 4 Less: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. | 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Mon, Wed & Fri*
- Ralphs: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. | 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.*
- Smart & Final: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. | 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.*
- Sprouts: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (beginning Tuesday, March 24)
- Stater Bros: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. | 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.*
- Superior Grocers: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. | 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.*
- Target: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. | 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Wed*
- Vons: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Mon-Thurs*
- Walmart: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. | 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Tues*
- WinCo Foods: 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. | 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.*
*Times/dates designated for seniors and vulnerable shoppers. Please note that all times are subject to change.
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 list of restaurants here.
Although the Fontana Community Senior Center will be closed until Friday, May 1, senior transportation services will remain operational, though limited to 10 passengers per vehicle. The City will implement a home-bound meals program for seniors already registered in the program.
The following closures are currently in effect:
- Fontana Unified School District has closed schools through May 1, 2020
- Etiwanda School District has closed schools, offices and childcare through May 1, 2020
- Chaffey Joint Union High School District has closed schools through May 1, 2020
- Colton Joint Unified School District has closed schools through May 1, 2020
Please note: Charter Communication is offering free access to Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
The U.S. House passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and is now awaiting passage in the Senate and signature from the President. The FFCRA establishes paid sick leave for affected workers, additional unemployment provisions, free testing, and other health and welfare components.
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.
Local Emergency Declared for Precaution
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 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.