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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

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Effective June 15, 2021, the State of California moves Beyond the Blueprint to fully and safely reopen. California Governor Gavin Newsom terminated the Stay-at-Home Order that was implemented early in the pandemic and has retired the Blueprint for a Safer Economy which lifts restrictions such as physical distancing, capacity limits, and the county colored tier system effective June 15.  

The California Department of Public Health released a new state public health officer order that goes into effect on June 15, 2021. The order replaces the previous pandemic public health orders with limited requirements related to face coverings and mega events, as well as settings with children and youth pending an expected update later this month to the K-12 school guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The action results in the long-awaited full and safe reopening.  

A copy of the order terminating the Stay-at-Home Order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy can be found here. A copy of the order rolling back additional pandemic order provisions can be found here.

Important Highlights on Face Coverings From the New State Public Health Officer Order:

  1. All individuals must follow the requirements in the Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings issued by the California Department of Public Health which states face coverings are not required for fully vaccinated individuals, except inthe following settings where face coverings are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status:
    • On public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) and in transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation)
    • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare and other youth settings (Note: This may change as updated K-12 schools guidance is forthcoming, pending updates for K-12 operational guidance from the CDC).
      This portion of the order directly applies to the City of Chino Hills Community Services Department which must adhere to the guidelines in the current State of California COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs and Providers. All participants in recreation classes in the K-12 grade levels will be required to wear a face covering in Summer Day Camp, recreation classes, and indoor recreation programs.
    • Healthcare settings (including long term care facilities)  
    • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
    • Homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers.
    • Additionally, face coverings are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public).
  1. All individuals must follow the requirements for Mega Events in the Beyond the Blueprint for Industries and Business Sectors issued by the California Department of Public Health.
  2. All individuals must continue to follow the requirements in the current COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, the current COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Child Care Programs and Providers, and the portions of the current K-12 Schools guidance that have been made explicitly applicable to day camps and other supervised youth activities.
    This portion of the order directly applies to the City of Chino Hills Community Services Department which must adhere to the guidelines in the current State of California COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs and Providers. All participants in recreation classes in the K-12 grade levels will be required to wear a face covering in Summer Day Camp, recreation classes, and indoor recreation programs. 

Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards

  • The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, is still requiring employees in the workplace to use face coverings when indoors, and outdoors when around others. The City of Chino Hills follows the COVID-19 guidance provided by Cal/OSHA and employees will continue to wear face coverings when providing City services to the public. For more information on what else is changing, visit the Cal/OSHA website.

Face coverings are not recommended for anyone younger than two years old. Individuals with medical conditions, mental health conditions, hearing impairments, or a disability that prevents wearing a face covering are exempt from wearing a face covering at all times. To view the State of California’s full guidance for the use of face coverings, click here.

According to the Governor’s office, an established timeline and process to continue winding down the various provisions of the 58 COVID-related executive orders, which suspended statutes and regulations during the pandemic has been established. To ensure that impacted individuals and entities have time to prepare for the changes, the provisions will sunset in phases, beginning later this month, in July, and in September. For example, the suspension of certain licensing requirements for manufacturers to produce hand sanitizer will end on June 30, 2021, as shortages are no longer a concern. By the end of September, nearly 90 percent of the executive actions taken since March 2020 will have been lifted.

COVID-19 Timeline of Events:

(In reverse order, most recent events at the top)

June 15, 2021: The State of California moves Beyond the Blueprint to fully and safely reopen. California Governor Gavin Newsom terminated the Stay-at-Home Order that was implemented early in the pandemic and has retired the Blueprint for a Safer Economy which lifts restrictions such as physical distancing, capacity limits, and the county colored tier system effective June 15.  

June 9, 2021: The State of California released new guidance for the use of face coverings that will take effect on June 15, 2021. The purpose of this guidance is to align with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and provide information about higher risk settings where masks are required or recommended to prevent transmission to persons with higher risk of infection.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, is still requiring employees in the workplace to use face coverings when indoors, and outdoors when around others. For more information on what else is changing, view the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) or visit the CalOSHA website.

May 25, 2021: The City of Chino Hills will reopen all facilities beginning Tuesday, June 1. The City will also begin accepting gazebo and outdoor facility rental applications for the Chino Hills Community Center and the McCoy Equestrian & Recreation Center on Tuesday, June 1. Street sweeping parking enforcement will resume on public streets throughout Chino Hills beginning Monday, July 5. Press Release

May 13, 2021: San Bernardino County is now providing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 and up. All ongoing County-operated vaccination sites offer the Pfizer vaccine and accept walk-ins 

April 28, 2021: The City of Chino Hills has extended facility closures of the Chino Hills Community Center, the McCoy Equestrian and Recreation Center, and other buildings through May 30. Street sweeping parking enforcement will not resume without further notice, at least through May 30.
Press Release

April 6, 2021: San Bernardino County will transition into the Orange Tier effective April 7. A number of local businesses and activities will either be allowed to expand capacity or resume operations. Additional details are available in the State Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

April 6, 2021: San Bernardino County expands vaccine eligibility to everyone age 16 or older who lives or works in the County, regardless of health or occupation.

April 1, 2021: Vaccines are now available to all San Bernardino County residents age 50 and over, regardless of health or occupation.

April 1, 2021: Basketball courts and McCoy warm-up arenas reopen for individual recreational use. The Community center building reopens for limited use of restrooms only beginning Monday, April 5. Press Release

March 25, 2021: The County of San Bernardino announced vaccines will open to all county residents age 50 and over on April 1, and on April 15 for residents 16 and over, regardless of health condition or occupation.

March 24, 2021: The City of Chino Hills has extended the closures of the Chino Hills Community Center, and McCoy Equestrian & Recreation Center, & other buildings through April 30. Street sweeping parking enforcement will not resume without further notice, at least through April 30.
Press Release

March 12, 2021: San Bernardino County will move to the Red Tier. Restaurants, indoor gyms, movie theaters, and museums may open at reduced capacity. Starting April 1, outdoor live events may be held at 20% capacity.  Additional details are available in the State Blueprint for a Safer Economy. 

March 11, 2021: State expands vaccine eligibility to include new categories of essential workers, and on Monday, March 15, persons age 16-64 with underlying medical conditions or disabilities will also be eligible.

March 11, 2021: State issues new guidelines for wineries, breweries, and distilleries allowing them to operate outdoors with modifications in counties in the purple and red tiers effective Saturday, March 13. Additional details are available in the State Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

March 2, 2021: The County of San Bernardino announced workers in the food and agriculture industry are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

March 1, 2021: Elementary schools, grades TK-6, in the Chino Valley Unified School District returned to school utilizing the in-person blended learning model. Grades TK-3 will return to the classroom on March 4th, and grades 4-6 will return on March 8th.

February 25, 2021: The City of Chino Hills hosted a County vaccination event at the McCoy Equestrian & Recreation Center for seniors 65+. 102 people received vaccinations here. County will come back for a second dose. 

February 24, 2021: The City of Chino Hills has extended the closures of the Chino Hills Community Center, and McCoy Equestrian & Recreation Center, & other buildings through April 4. Street sweeping parking enforcement will not resume without further notice, at least through April 4.
Press Release

February 23, 2021: The County of San Bernardino announced that all teachers, school support staff, and licensed child care providers who live or work in San Bernardino County are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. 

February 23, 2021: CA Dept. of Public Health Issues Updated Guidelines for Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports. The guidance takes effect on February 26, 2021. Learn more.

February 12, 2021: S.B. County launches comprehensive COVID-19 vaccine data dashboard that provides the status of vaccine distribution and administration.
Press Release

February 2, 2021: CA Small Business Covid-19 Relief Grant Program is again accepting applications for Round 2 of funding. The application period for this second round of funding is available now until February 8 at 6:00 pm. Find out more about this much-needed Covid-19 relief program

January 27, 2021: The City of Chino Hills has extended the closures of the Chino Hills Community Center, and McCoy Equestrian & Recreation Center, & other buildings through February 28. Street sweeping parking enforcement will not resume without further notice, at least through February 28.
Press Release

January 25, 2021: State lifts strict Regional Stay-At-Home Orders as ICU capacity improves.  Some businesses may reopen with restrictions. May 2020 Stay-At-Home Order still in place. California Eviction Moratorium was extended until June 30, 2021.  

January 14, 2021: SB County announced individuals 65 and older are now eligible for the vaccine although supplies are scarce. Individuals 65+ may register for notifications about vaccines.
Press Release

January 6, 2021:  CA Dept. of Public Health Issues Updated Travel Advisory (supersedes Nov. 13, 2020 Advisory) January 6, 2021 Travel Advisory (PDF)

December 30, 2020:  Phases of vaccine allocation released by S.B. County as proposed by the California Department of Public Health.  Phases subject to change.

December 29, 2020: The State extended the Regional Stay
at Home Order for Southern California indefinitely. 

December 22, 2020: The City of Chino Hills has extended the closures of the Chino Hills Community Center, and McCoy Equestrian & Recreation Center, & other buildings through January 31.  Street sweeping parking enforcement will not resume without further notice, at least through January 31. Press Release

December 21, 2020: SB County receives 21,650 doses of the recently approved Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
SB County Update

December 16, 2020: SB County receives its first shipment of 15,600 doses of the recently approved Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
SB County Update

December 9, 2020:  State changes order overnight allows playgrounds to re-open.  

December 7, 2020:  City Park Playgrounds and Exercise Stations closed due to State's Regional Stay Home Order.

December 6, 2020:  Stay Home Order Takes effect for 2 out of five regions, the Southern California and San Joaquin Valley Regions, at 11:59 p.m. Supplement to the Regional Stay Home Order

December 3, 2020: State announces new Stay Home Order that will be triggered by ICU availability. Regional Stay Home Order (PDF)

November 24, 2020: County of San Bernardino issues guidance for celebrating the holidays and industry guidance for holiday tree lots.

November 24, 2020: The City of Chino Hills has extended the closures of the Chino Hills Community Center, and McCoy Equestrian & Recreation Center, & other buildings extended through January 4.  The City MAY begin issuing street sweeping tickets on January 4. Press Release 

November 19, 2020:  State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19. California Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement, and gatherings stop between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am in counties in the purple tier, which includes San Bernardino County. Effective at 10:00  pm Saturday, November 21 - December 21. 

November 16, 2020: California takes immediate action to slow the spread of COVID-19 moving Counties to more restrictive tiers.  Updated face covering guidance was issued. 

November 13, 2020: State of California issued a travel advisory for all non-essential travel to reduce risk of COVID-19 spread. Learn more.

November 10, 2020:  The City of Chino Hills will reopen volleyball courts, and will resume pickleball play at Grand Avenue Park.  Closures of the Chino Hills Community Center, and McCoy Equestrian & Recreation Center, & other buildings extended through November 29.  Press Release

October 20, 2020: The State of California has issued new guidance that allows skin care, tattoo studios & massage therapy can now open.

October 9, 2020: State issues guidance that allows private outdoor gatherings of three households or less throughout the state.  

September 30, 2020: The City of Chino Hills reopened playgrounds and exercise stations (Oct. 1) immediately due to new State Guidance issued for outdoor playgrounds.  Press Release

September 30, 2020: The City of Chino Hills Extends Closures to November 1, National Night Out (Oct. 6) and Salute to Services (November 8) Will Not Be Held in 2020. Press Release

September 24, 2020:  Round 2:  Small Business Invited to Apply For Microenterprise Business Grants. Grants increased to $5,000.  Press Release

September 23, 2020: San Bernardino County issues guidance for celebrating Halloween and guidance for Pumpkin Patches.

September 22, 2020: Nail salons, and personal care services offered in nail salons (clarified on Sept. 24), may reopen indoor with modifications. Personal care services including physician-ordered electrolysis, facials, eyebrow waxing and threading, and eyelash extensions offered in a nail salon have been approved to operate in compliance with State Guidance

September 22, 2020: State announces minor loosening on restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The sale of such beverages no longer needs to occur in the same transaction as food sale.   S.B. County Update September 22.

September 3, 2020:  City of Chino Hills facilities along with some park amenities remain closed to the public through October 4.  Press Release (scroll down for listing)

August 28, 2020:  - Governor Newsom announced barbershops and hair salons may open for indoor operations effective Monday, August 31. All indoor retail, shopping centers, and malls, may also open at maximum 25% capacity.  State Guidance  - Governor also announced new blueprint to reduce COVID-19 and sets reopening standards with a new tiered color system.  

August 27, 2020: County Expands Eligibility for COVID Compliant Business Partnership Program - Eligible Businesses Can Now Get An Additional $1,200 to Support Outdoor Operations
COVID Compliant Business Partnership Program 

August 13, 2020:  Residents are being encouraged to get tested - whether or not you have shown any symptoms

August 5, 2020:  Microenterprise Business Grant Program launched. $2,500 grants available through the City of Chino Hills with funding by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Press Release

July 22, 2020:  City of Chino Hills facilities along with some park amenities remain closed to the public through September 7.  Press Release (scroll down for listing)

July 20, 2020: Governor Newsom provides new state guidance that clarifies what services can operate outdoors. Hair services, services for skin care, nails, and massages are allowed outdoors. State Guidance.

July 17, 2020: The Calif. Department of Public Health issued a framework for when and how schools should reopen for in-person instruction for the 2020–2021 school year. State Guidance.

July 13, 2020: Governor Newsom orders additional indoor business operations to close immediately. These include fitness centers, worship services, offices for non-critical sectors, personal care services, hair salons, barbershops, and malls. State Guidance.

July 1, 2020: Governor Newsom orders closing of bars and certain indoor operations at Dine-in Restaurants, Family Entertainment Centers, Movie Theatres, Wineries and Tasting Rooms, Zoos & Museums, Cardrooms and more. Closures to remain in place for at least 3 weeks.⁣⁣
⁣⁣State Guidance

June 23, 2020: James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library opens to the public along with select locations including Apple Valley, Fontana, Hesperia, Highland, Needles, and Trona. Modified operation hours in effect until further notice . 

June 19, 2020:  Calif. Dept. of Public Health allows personal care services to open such as nail salons, tattoo studios, waxing, massages, and other personal services. Personal Care Guidance - Read more from the County.

June 18, 2020: State mandates that Californians must wear face coverings when they are in the high-risk situations.

June 18, 2020: Chino Hills Skate Park and McCoy Warm-up Arenas reopen with additional rules in place.

June 12, 2020: Calif. Dept. of Public Health allows movie theaters, campgrounds, RV parks, bars, wineries, fitness facilities, hotels, museums, and zoos to reopen.

June 6, 2020: Parking lots at Grand Avenue Park and English Springs Park reopen.  Lighted play at the Grand Avenue Park tennis courts is available till 10:00 pm.

June 1, 2020:  San Bernardino County Health Officer issues an Order that allows businesses, public agencies, and nonprofit and faith-based organizations to require customers, patrons, and staff to wear face coverings.

June 1, 2020:  City Hall reopens to the public.

May 30, 2020:  Vila Borba Dog Park reopens to the public.

May 26, 2020:  State announces hair salons and barber shops can begin opening immediately. 

May 25, 2020: San Bernardino County announced the reopening of places of worship with new State-specific guidelines.

May 23, 2020: Calif. Dept. of Public Health Approved S. B. County’s request to reopen more businesses as part of the Governor’s accelerated phase two.

May 12, 2020: City extends closures of City Hall and City Yard to May 31; extends cancellation of programs, classes and events through July 5; and opens some park amenities.

May 8, 2020: San Bernardino County Health Officer issues new Omnibus Order, use of face coverings strongly recommended, but not mandatory.  S.B. County provides guidance on Phase 2 gradual re-opening of certain businesses.

May 8, 2020: State begins gradual move to Stage 2. Business start to re-open with modifications.  

April 30, 2020: City Extends Closure Period Through May 17

April 25, 2020: City Re-opens Trails in accordance with April 23 S.B. Co. Public Health Order.

April 23, 2020: San Bernardino County Public Health Officer issues a new Omnibus Order, re-opens some passive recreation facilities starting April 25.

April 17, 2020:  San Bernardino County Public Health Officer issued a new Omnibus Order, consolidating, and clarifying existing orders.

April 14, 2020:  The Governor announced six critical indicators the State will consider before modifying Stay at Home Order.

April 9, 2020:  City closes parking lots at all City Parks and informs public of required face coverings in accordance with April 8 S.B. Co. Public Health Order.

April 8, 2020: In response to the S. B. Co. Department of Public Health (SBCPH) orders issued on April 7, the City closed parking lots at all parks, including McCoy Equestrian and Recreation Center and Chino Hills Community Center. Press Release

April 7, 2020:  SBCPH issued an order for all residents to wear face coverings while conducting essential business at work, or leaving their home for essential activities. The order includes guidelines for religious services. Then clarifications were made to the order on April 8.

March 31, 2020:  City closes Dog Park, Skate Park;  Parking Lots at Grand Avenue and Community Parks; All City Trails; Basketball, Volleyball, and Tennis Courts at all City Parks  Press Release

March 30, 2020:  SBCPH released numbers of positive COVID-19 cases by city.

March 27-April 1, 2020:  Additional closures of City Parks and amenities, including the following: All trails; basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts; Chino Hills Skate Park; Vila Borba dog park; Parking lot gates to Chino Hills Community Park and Grand Avenue Park. Press Release

March 26, 2020:  City Extends Closures until April 30 and provides updates on service modifications and cancellations. 

March 19, 2020:  Governor Newsom issued a statewide Stay at Home Order

March 17, 2020:  The City Council ratified a local emergency declaration which was declared on March 16.

March 13, 2020:  President Trump declared a National Emergency.

March 12, 2020:  City evaluates programs and cancels some due to COVID-19.

March 11, 2020:  The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic.

March 4, 2020:  Governor Newsom proclaimed a State of Emergency.