Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
The health and safety of Hesperia residents is our top priority. Please visit this page regularly for information and updates on the COVID-19 pandemic. City officials are closely monitoring the guidelines and directives issued in responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic by lead agencies including the Federal Government, the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and the local lead agency, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.
**UPDATE 3/4/2022 County terminates state of emergency
|Vaccinating San Bernardino County (as of March 1, 2022)|
|Doses administered to county residents||3,027,870|
|County residents fully vaccinated||1,159,769|
|Percentage of 16+ residents any vaccination||66.4%|
|Percentage of 16+ residents fully vaccinated||57.1%|
Strides the County has made in battling COVID-19 allowed the Board of Supervisors to terminate a nearly two-year-old local state of emergency on Tuesday.
Actions taken by the Board ended the authority granted to the Chief Executive Officer to make emergency procurement and staffing decisions but preserve the ability of first responders to support the emergency medical system by transporting patients.
The County was able to safely end the local state of emergency because:
- COVID-19 case rates are dropping significantly within the county
- More than 3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered among nearly 2.2 million county residents.
- Testing and vaccination operations supported by the state of emergency are winding down as the effects of the pandemic become more manageable
**UPDATE 2/16/2022 State eases mask mandates
On Wednesday, the California Department of Public Health ended the statewide indoor mask mandate for vaccinated residents. The mandate still applies to individuals who are not vaccinated.
**UPDATE 2/4/2022 Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine now fully approved by FDA
To schedule an appointment, please visit the County vaccination page or call the COVID-19 helpline at (909) 387-3911, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to a second COVID-19 vaccine. Many County residents already know this vaccine as the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine but now that it has full approval the vaccine will be marketed as Spikevax for everyone 18 years and older.
This week, the FDA requested that Pfizer-BioNTech submit an amendment to their emergency use authorization of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine to include the youngest of America’s children ages 6 months old to 4 years old.
The application for emergency use would include the first two doses of an expected three-dose regimen.
As with all the other COVID-19 vaccines, the process will include a review by federal regulators and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup before it would become available in San Bernardino County.
For now, COVID-19 vaccines are only available for everyone ages 5 and older.
**UPDATE 1/28/2022 COVID-19 testing opportunities continue to expand in San Bernardino County
In an effort to provide additional COVID-19 testing resources to our communities, the Department of Public Health obtained approval from the state of California to expand testing services provided to San Bernardino County.
In addition to new COVID-19 testing sites located at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and in San Bernardino and Barstow, the state agreed to expand the number of days five additional sites are available for testing. Effective Jan. 30, testing sites located in Apple Valley, Yucaipa, Montclair, and Rancho Cucamonga will be open seven days a week and the testing site located at the Gonzales Community Center in Colton will be open six days a week.
On Jan. 21, the County resumed the distribution of free over-the-counter antigen self-test kits at all County-facilitated test sites. Tests kits are available to individuals who live, work or attend school in San Bernardino County.
**UPDATE 1/21/2022 County extends closure of some services through Feb. 4 due to COVID-19
Due to the current COVID-19 surge, many County departments are extending closures or limited services through Friday, Feb. 4
Services for the following County departments and offices are available by phone and online. In some instances, in-person appointments are available for those who cannot be served remotely.
Due to limited supply, the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine is no longer available at County-run vaccination sites. The County will continue to provide a portion of Johnson & Johnson vaccines to our vaccine provider network (i.e., clinics, pharmacies, etc.) with J&J while supplies last.
If you are seeking the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, check out vaccines.gov for locations offering the vaccine near you.