COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
City leaders are actively monitoring the COVID -19 pandemic, working closely with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and other agencies. The health and well-being of the Chino Hills community is our highest priority. The Chino Hills City Council, our management team, and staff are working diligently with our partners at the federal, state, county, and local levels to coordinate our response to COVID-19. The lead national agency is the Federal Government who is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The State of California makes broad policies and regulations that apply to the entire state. The lead local agency for this public health matter is the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (SBCDPH).
April 6, 2021: San Bernardino County Enters the Orange Tier on Wednesday, April 7
Effective Wednesday, April 7, San Bernardino County will move into the Orange Tier of the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. As a result, a number of local businesses and activities in the County will either be allowed to expand capacity or resume operations. Here's what is changing:
- Restaurants - 50% capacity indoors or 200 people, whichever is less
- Indoor gyms - 25% capacity
- Libraries - 100% capacity
- Movie theaters - 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less
- Retail - 100% capacity
- Museums, zoos, and aquariums - 50% capacity indoors
- Family entertainment centers including bowling alleys, escape rooms, can reopen at 25% capacity
- Bars can reopen outdoors with modifications, no food sales requires
Additional details are available in the State Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
April 6, 2021: Vaccines Open to Everyone 16+ who Lives or Works in San Bernardino County -
San Bernardino County’s effort to vaccinate all of its residents has shifted into high gear, with appointments currently available to everyone age 16 or older who lives or works in the County, regardless of health condition or occupation.
To schedule an appointment, visit the County's vaccination website. Those who need further assistance can call the county’s COVID-19 hotline at (909) 387-3911 Monday through Friday from 9 am to 8 pm.
March 25, 2021: Vaccines Open to Everyone 50+ Beginning April 1, Everyone 16+ on April 15
San Bernardino County’s effort to vaccinate all of its residents will shift into high gear on April 1 when all county residents age 50 and over will be eligible for vaccination and accelerate even more on April 15 when county residents 16 and over will be eligible, regardless of health condition or occupation.
Effective immediately, those who accompany an eligible family member to an appointment are eligible, too, even if they don’t fall into an eligible category – but they must have an appointment at the same location and at approximately the same time as their eligible family member. Those accompanying someone 65 or over, a person with a serious underlying health condition or disability, a food worker, or anyone else who is eligible should sign up for an appointment as a member of that eligible cohort, and accompany that eligible person to the appointment.
People can check eligibility and make an appointment by visiting the County's vaccination website or by calling the County's COVID-19 hotline at (909) 387-3911 Monday through Friday from 9 am - 8 pm.
March 12, 2021: San Bernardino County Enters the Red Tier on Sunday, March 14
The Red Tier signals that the spread of COVID-19 is still substantial within our County, however the number of cases is declining. As of today, our daily adjusted rate was 5.2 per 100,000. Here's what will change:
- Restaurants - 25% capacity indoors or 100 people, whichever is less
- Indoor gyms - 10% capacity
- Libraries - 50% capacity indoors
- Schools may reopen at all grade levels for in-person instruction - local officials will decide whether and when that will occur
- Movie theaters – 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less
- Retail - 50% capacity indoors
- Museums, zoos, and aquariums - 25% capacity indoors
- Starting April 1 - amusement parks may open at 15% capacity and small group restrictions
- Starting April 1 - outdoor live events may be held at 20% capacity
Additional details are available in the State Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
To proceed into the next phase of reopening, the Orange Tier, counties must hit a daily adjusted rate of fewer than 3.9 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents, along with a testing positivity rate of less than 4.9%, and remain in the Red Tier for three weeks.
March 11, 2021: State Expands Vaccine Eligibility to Include:
1) New Categories of Essential Workers; and
2) Persons age 16-64 with Underlying Medical Conditions or Disabilities
Public transit workers, utility workers, foster parents, social workers, those who serve the homeless, airport workers, and janitors are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in San Bernardino County and throughout the state.
Thursday afternoon, the State of California updated its list of essential workers in the Vaccination Roadmap Phase 1A and Phase 1B categories. Under the new guidelines, “emergency service” workers will now include:
- Utility workers (electricity, gas, water and waste water, solid waste, roads/highways)
- Disaster Service Workers (DSWs) if they are at risk of occupational exposure once activated for emergency response, including those working in temporary non-congregate shelters
- Social workers who respond to the abuse and neglect of children, elders and dependent adults; including all front-line social workers and staff required to enter the homes of individuals at risk
Public transit employees, airport workers, homeless shelter workers, and janitors in non-emergency settings were also added by the State, and foster parents were included as part of childcare worker eligibility.
Starting on Monday, March 15, persons age 16-64 with serious underlying medical conditions or disabilities become eligible for vaccinations, joining frontline health care workers, long-term care residents, teachers and school support staff, and food and agriculture workers. On March 16, the State provided new direction that those persons in this category will not be asked to show proof of eligibility when they arrive for a vaccination appointment. They will simply have to sign a attestation verifying they are eligible for vaccination.
The best course of action is for those in this high-risk group to first check with their health care provider, who might be able to provide the vaccination more promptly. without the need for a signed attestation.
But those who make appointments through the County’s vaccination website, won’t be asked for any verification other than eligibility other than a signed attestation form, which can be reviewed in English and in Spanish.
Appointments can be made on the County’s vaccination website, but please be patient. Vaccine supplies are still limited, and may become more so with new groups becoming eligible for vaccinations.
March 11, 2021: State Issues New Guidelines for Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries Effective Saturday, March 13, 2021
Under the new guidelines, wineries, breweries, and distilleries that do not serve food will be allowed to operate outdoors with modifications in counties in the purple and red tiers effective Saturday, March 13. Here's what will change:
- Outdoor only with modifications
- Reservations required
- 90-minute time limit
- Seating/tables only
- Limited hours (service for on-site consumption closed by 8 pm)
Additional details are available in the State Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
March 2, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccinations Available for Veterans at the Loma Linda VA
Enrolled Veterans, ages 50 and up, plus Veteran essential workers and caregivers can get their COVID-19 vaccine at VA Loma Linda. Veterans may enroll over the telephone or in person at the Loma Linda VA. Appointment and walk in COVID-19 vaccinations can be accommodated. Call (909) 825-7084 ext. 6212 or ext. 5085 or visit the VA website for additional information.
March 2, 2021: Food and Agricultural Workers Now Eligible for Vaccine
Grocery store workers, restaurant workers, farm workers, and food supply chain workers are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination as part of the food and agriculture industry. Having largely completed its efforts to vaccinate those working in the healthcare field, and making impressive progress inoculating first responders, educators and support staff, licensed childcare providers and those age 65 and older, the County will now schedule appointments for residents working in the food and agriculture industries. Vaccination Roadmap Espanol
Eligible workers in the food and agricultural industries can visit the vaccination section of the County’s COVID-19 website to see about scheduling an appointment. Eligible persons should also remember that County-run vaccination sites are not the only places to receive a vaccine, so they should check with pharmacies, state-run sites and their own doctor about vaccines.
Food and agriculture industry: eligible worker categories
The food and agriculture industries employ a wide variety of workers, such as those supporting groceries, pharmacies, convenience stores, animal services and other retail stores that sell food or beverage products.
For considerably more detailed information on food and agriculture workers now eligible to receive a vaccination, please visit the State's COVID-19 website.
Vaccination appointment guidelines
Those eligible to secure an appointment are reminded to follow a few simple guidelines to help ensure the process continues to run efficiently:
- Do not show up without an appointment
- There is no need to arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your appointment
- Be ready to show proof of employment in the food and agriculture industries (such as a paycheck stub)
- Work with on-site staff to get your vaccination card and to schedule a second-dose appointment
- Plan to spend at least an hour at your appointment
February 23, 2021: Vaccine Availability Open to All Teachers, Support Staff in County
All teachers, school support staff, and licensed child care providers are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in San Bernardino County. Vaccines are available to public and private school staff as well as those serving colleges and universities.
Educators and staff can now use any existing vaccine distribution site in the county by making an appointment online for a county or state public health site, local pharmacy, grocery store, physician’s office, or hospital. Also, many schools and districts have made arrangements with local hospitals to vaccinate their employees, so teachers and support staff are encouraged to ask their employers if such arrangements have been made.
Eligibility is limited to those educators and staff who live or work in San Bernardino County. They are reminded they do not need to arrive more than 15 minutes before their appointment, and proof of residency and employment is required at the time of vaccination.
February 23, 2021: CA Dept. of Public Health Issues Updated Guidelines for Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued updated guidance for youth and recreational adult sports that detail how participants can pursue physical activities while preventing the spread of COVID-19. The updates, which take effect on February 26 this Friday, permit outdoor high-contact and moderate-contact sports in counties designated as being in the Purple (Widespread) and Red (Substantial) tiers, as long as they meet a specific case rate criteria.
February 12, 2021: S.B. County Launches Vaccination Data Dashboard
A comprehensive COVID-19 vaccine data dashboard, created by the San Bernardino County Public Health data team, launched today at sbcovid19.com to provide an at-a-glance look at the status of vaccine distribution and administration in San Bernardino County. The dashboard is best view on a desktop computer screen. Visit
State Lifts Regional Stay-at-Home Order for All Regions
On January 25, with the State easing out of the post-holiday COVID-19 spike, and ICU capacity increasing throughout the State, including in San Bernardino County, Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted the strict Regional Stay-at-Home orders issued in December -- moving the County back into the previous tier system. San Bernardino County remains in the Purple Tier.
For clarification, the May 4 Stay Home Order is still in place which directs all Californians to stay home except to go an essential job or to shop for essentials needs.
Local restaurants will be allowed to open for outdoor service, personal care services (such as hair and nail salons) may reopen with modifications, retailers may allow more customers into their stores and campgrounds may resume operations, among other changes.
Currently, the county's adjusted daily case rate is 61.2 per 100,000 residents. It must be at 7 or less before the county can progress to the red tier. The County gets credit toward lowering the case rate by exceeding the statewide median testing rate, so testing is still vital not just for protecting residents from illness but for reopening our economy and getting residents back to work.
The state lifted the Regional Stay-at-Home order when it calculated the four-week ICU capacity projection for the Southern California Region at 30.8%, which is well above the 15% that triggered the order. ICU capacity in the county has stood at zero for several weeks as holiday gatherings caused case rates and hospitalizations to soar at record levels. Regional ICU capacity has improved to 14.4%.
As a result of the announcement, the following guidelines will be implemented immediately:
- In-person gatherings, which were previously prohibited, are now permitted for up to members of three households. Guidance provided.
- Restaurants, which previously were limited to take-out and delivery, may now provide outdoor dining. (Limited indoor dining remains prohibited until the County reaches the red tier.)
- Hair and nail salons, barbershops, and other personal services may now reopen with limited capacity.
- Grocery stores may expand capacity to 50%, compared to 35% under the prior restrictions. Other retailers may increase capacity from 20% to 25% capacity.
- Hotels and other short-term rental lodging can serve non-essential patrons with restrictions.
- Museums and zoos can resume outside operations.
A complete list of business and recreation allowances can be found at https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/.
January 11, 2021: U.S. Small Business Administration Re-opens Paycheck Protection Program
In consultation with The U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) re-opened for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. The PPP provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This round of the PPP prioritizes Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and by allowing certain existing PPP borrowers to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan. Find out more about this small business protection program .
January 6, 2021: County Introduces Helpful Coronavirus Quarantine and Isolation Calculator
A new simple, easy-to-use Quarantine and Isolation Calculator provided by the County of San Bernardino helps you to determine how long you should self-isolate after testing positive for COVID-19, being sick with COVID-19, or being exposed to someone with COVID-19. By using this convenient tool, anyone can determine the date when his or her isolation may end after entering the date when either 1) symptoms first manifested; 2) a specimen was collected (i.e., a test was conducted); or 3) the person was potentially exposed to the disease.
The tool offers four different calculation options:
- For those who have tested positive and have symptoms of COVID-19;
- For those who have tested positive but manifest no symptoms of the disease;
- For those who have been in close contact with an infected individual but show no symptoms;
- For those who previously tested positive (by calculating their susceptibility to reinfection).
Website Launched to Assist Landlords, Homeowners, and Renters: The California Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency launched, HousingIsKey.com which will explain to tenants, landlords, and property owners what protections or obligations apply under the new law established by AB 3088. The website will also include information about resources for those at risk of losing their home, property, or apartment.
City of Chino Hills Youth Sports Safety Protocols have been established and provided to authorized youth sports leagues, including one team per field, staggered start times, no spectators allowed, physical distancing, and more. Games or scrimmages are not allowed at this time according to State Guidance for Youth Sports. Authorized leagues in Chino Hills must comply with Youth Sports Safety Protocols provided. Park patrons may use the fields at Chino Hills Community Park and Grand Avenue Park to condition and practice with members of their own teams, on a first-come, first-served basis in spaces that are not occupied by authorized league teams. They must also comply with safety protocols noted on park signage. Park staff will monitor field use and compliance with safety protocols.
August 28, 2020:
New Tiered Color System is Blueprint for Reducing COVID-19 and Sets Reopening Standards
The Governor announced a new California blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.
This blueprint builds on lessons learned from the first six months of the virus – and the new scientific understanding that has been collected – to create a new system for regulating movement and COVID-19 transmission. It includes:
- At least 21 days to expand activities beyond the initial tier to ensure California better limits the spread of the virus;
- Mandatory metrics – case rates and test positivity – to measure how widespread COVID-19 is in each county and guide what is allowed;
- A uniform state framework, with four categories instead of 58 different sets of rules;
- A more nuanced way of allowing activity: Instead of open vs. closed, sectors can be partially opened and progressively add to their operations as disease transmission decreases; and
- A new process for tightening back up again quickly when conditions worsen.
Based on recent data, each county will fall into one of four colored tiers – Purple (Widespread), Red (Substantial), Orange (Moderate) and Yellow (Minimal) – based on how prevalent COVID-19 is in each county and the extent of community spread. That color will indicate how sectors can operate. Based on this new tiered approach,
San Bernardino County is currently in the purple, widespread tier.
Californians can go to State Website to find out where their county falls and what activities are allowable in each county.
Getting Tested, Whether or Not You Show Symptoms, is a Good Idea
The County of San Bernardino Public Health Officer is encouraging all residents to get tested for COVID-19 whether or not you have symptoms. Many who test positive for COVID-19 are asymptomatic and don't even know they are carriers. By getting tested you can help slow the spread and keep the County open! Find testing locations on the right side of this page.
I do not have any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19. Why should I get tested?
Studies have shown that many infected people show no symptoms of the disease, otherwise known as an asymptomatic carrier. That means that most of the people who carry the virus do not know it. Simply put, it’s possible that thousands of infected people could unknowingly spread the disease.
Moreover, our ability to open certain sectors of the economy and keep them open depends on our meeting certain criteria set by the state of California. These indicators include the number of test conducted and positivity rates. If we can show we are testing a large number of people — while keeping the percentage who test positive down — we can avoid further restrictions from the state and reopen sooner.
How easy is it to get tested?
Getting tested is easy. You will first need to make an appointment on the S. B. County COVID-19 Testing Site webpage. There may be a few different testing methods depending on the location or facility. All County-operated testing sites currently use a self-swab nasal test, while state and private sites my use other collection methods, such as a nasopharyngeal specimen collection which is a nasal swab administered by a healthcare professional.
How much time does it take?
Testing takes 10-15 minutes. Sometimes there is a wait time so please prepare by using the restroom ahead of time, bring water to stay hydrated and something to keep yourself entertained while you wait. Wearing a face covering to your appointment is required. It is very important that you keep your appointment. Skipping your appointment means you might be keeping another County resident from getting tested. If you are unable to make your appointment, please cancel it via the cancellation link in your appointment confirmation email.
Do I need a doctor’s prescription to get tested?
No, a doctor’s prescription is not required.
Previous indoor business operation closures which remain effected include dine-in restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades), zoos and museums, and cardrooms.
Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs MUST CLOSE BOTH indoor and outdoor statewide, unless they are offering sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals. Alcohol can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal. Visit covid19.ca.gov for more information and view the State Guidance.
GETTING READY TO REOPEN YOUR BUSINESS?
Helpful S. B. Co. Business Operation Plan Template
Businesses are encouraged to complete a Reopening Plan, for each business location if applicable. Utilize the Reopening Plan as a guide for staff training and education. It’s encouraged that businesses post the Reopening Plan onsite near the front entryway in a location that is visible and accessible to both staff and customers as a way to demonstrate compliance with State and County safety guidelines. Lastly, all businesses should review the plan on a regular basis to ensure that it remains current as guidance is adjusted by the State and County.
Use this template to safely prepare. Click Here to download
State Mandates That Face Coverings Be Worn Statewide - June 18
People in California must wear face coverings when they are in the high-risk situations. The risk for COVID-19 remains and the increasing number of Californians who are leaving their homes for work and other needs, increases the risk for COVID-19 exposure and infection.
Over the last four months, we have learned a lot about COVID-19 transmission, most notably that people who are infected but are asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic play an important part in community spread. The use of face coverings by everyone can limit the release of infected droplets when talking, coughing, and/or sneezing, as well as reinforce physical distancing.
California Employment Development Department Provides Guidance For Filing for Claims
The Employment Development Department (EDD) has provided general guidance as to what programs are available and what situations may be applicable to a variety of circumstances people are facing during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Information is available in the form of COVID-19 FAQs on the EDD website.
San Bernardino County Provides Businesses With Steps to Take for a Safe Re-opening
San Bernardino County is looking to owners and managers of businesses and facilities to establish safe re-opening guidelines to address the following areas of concern.
- Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan. Every workforce is different, with unique characteristics and challenges. No one is in a better place to know how to conduct operations safely than the owner, managers and employees of an individual facility.
- Protect and support worker health and safety. Supply and require use of face coverings and personal protective equipment. Relocate break areas outdoors with physically distant seating.
- Ensure appropriate physical distancing. Ease into opening by limiting occupancy initially by 25% capacity in order to evaluate operational protocols. Use floor markings and manage traffic flow to ensure 6-foot distancing between individuals as much as possible. Avoid congregating.
- Ensure proper infection control. Follow strict cleaning and sanitation standards, appropriate for your place of work or business. Establish operational procedures to frequently clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces.
- Train all employees on new procedures. All workers need to understand your site-specific protection plan. Make sure employees know how to screen themselves for symptoms and stay home if they have them.
- Communicate with the public. Post clear signage to communicate your new safety protocols to visitors, including the requirement to wear a face covering when indoors and interacting with workers or strangers.
- Offer transactions and services online and at curbside whenever feasible. Accommodate curbside pick-up to keep vulnerable populations safe. Continue to encourage takeout and delivery service.
According to the County, the bottom line is that if we want to keep our economy open, we all have to take responsibility in keeping one another safe. We are confident our businesses, employees and patrons can do what it takes to get through this together.
Protect Against Infection
The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) is continuously working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to respond to reports of Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
A State and Local Health Order is in place that requires residents to stay at home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you must leave your home for an essential outing, wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth and keep at least six feet of distance from other people.
Older adults and those with chronic medical conditions should take additional precautions to avoid getting sick with the COVID-19.
These measures are challenging during this time, but they are necessary to help protect all of our communities.
According to the CDC, cloth face coverings can be made from household items or made at home from common materials. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Cloth face coverings should—
- fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- be secured with ties or ear loops
- include multiple layers of fabric
- allow for breathing without restriction
- be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
The list below of food pantries has been provide by San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Nutrition.
Governor’s Stay at Home Order
The Governor issued a Stay at Home Order on March 19, which means everyone is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative/friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, keep at least six feet of distance. State mandates that Californians must wear face coverings when they are in the high-risk situations.
Guidance on Gatherings Updated
This October 9, 2020 guidance provides an updated plan for Californians to gather outside their household and replaces the prior gatherings guidance issued on September 12, 2020 and March 16, 2020. It applies to private gatherings, and all other gatherings not covered by existing sector guidance are prohibited. Gatherings are defined as social situations that bring together people from different households at the same time in a single space or place. When people from different households mix, this increases the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Private outdoor gatherings of people from three households or less are now allowed in San Bernardino County and throughout the state under these guidelines.
What Does a Stay at Home Order Mean?
The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction. (Note - the Governor’s Executive Stay at Home Order was announced the evening of March 19, 2020.)
The state has posted useful information at covid19.ca.gov.
For the Number of COVID-19 cases in San Bernardino County, visit the DASHBOARD to find out more.
CDC Covid Data Tracker
Maps, Charts, and Data provided by State
Report Compliance Concerns to S.B. Co. Department of Public Health
San Bernardino County residents are eligible to be tested for COVID-19 even if they do not have any symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea, and/or sort throat). Testing events are free of charge and do not require health insurance. The use of face coverings are required at all testing sites.
Please remember, if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, you can still call your doctor and they can determine if you need testing.
Where can I report price gouging? To report fraud, such as price gouging, contact the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office at 909-382-7748.
S.B. County - General COVID19 Questions & Business Essential Service Questions call either of the two phone numbers listed below:
- 909-387-3911 (M-Fri., 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)
- 800-782-4264, option 6 (Mon-Sun., 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
*Call your health care provider for medical-related questions, or if you are experiencing symptoms.
Official Source for City Information
Residents or businesses with general questions regarding the City’s COVID-19 efforts may contact the City via email to ChinoHillsCovid19@chinohills.org, or call 909-364-2610.
COVID-19 Timeline of Events:
(In reverse order, most recent events at the top)
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. are available in the State Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
April 6, 2021: San Bernardino County expands vaccine eligibility to everyone age 16 of 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 4.
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 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.
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. Guidance takes effect on February 26, 2021. Learn more.
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.
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.
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 recently approved Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
SB County Update
December 16, 2020: SB County receives its first shipment of 15,600 doses of 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
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Closures, Cancellations, & Service Modifications
City Facilities CLOSED to the Public
Through April 30 (could be extended)
- Chino Hills Community Center
- McCoy Equestrian and Recreation Center (Barn) & Residence (Warm-up Arenas Opened June 18)
- Sleepy Hollow Community Center
- Grand Avenue Park Community Building & Staff Offices
- Parks and Playgrounds Are Open - Basketball Courts and Hockey Rinks are CLOSED
County Facilities at Government Center
James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library
- Update - Effective February 16 - Limited indoor services as well as to-go services are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; Saturday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Call 909-590-5380 for information.
Modified Services at Chino Hills City Hall
- Water Service Disconnections are Postponed
- Street Sweeping Tickets are Suspended (at least through April 30)
Through April 30 (could be extended)
- Reservations for Recreation Facilities, Conference Rooms, and Gazebos are Cancelled
- Teen Activity Center
- Mobile Recreation
Republic Services Trash Pickup
Effective March 30, 2020 Republic Services has made some service modifications.
- Drivers will no longer be allowed to leave their vehicle to pick up waste outside of the cart.
- E-waste programs are suspended.
- Bulky item pickup was restored as of May 18.
- Motor-oil disposal programs are suspended.
- Pickups of appliances with freon or CFCs are suspended.
- Curbside recycling and yard waste collection services WILL remain in place.
- Commercial accounts with fewer than six-day-pickup will be serviced Monday - Friday only.
The Community Services Department is offering Virtual Recreation online with contests, activities, virtual tours, and more for all ages. Visit www.chinohills.org/VirtualRecreation to learn more. City officials will monitor actions at the State level to determine if it will be possible to offer any of these events and programs in late July, August and September. Closures will be modified to align with future actions taken at the State level.
Alternate Ways to Conduct Without Visiting City Hall
Pay Your Chino Hills Utility Bill in 4 Easy Ways
- Pay online: using your checking/savings account (EFT) or your debit/credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover)
- Mail your payment to: City of Chino Hills, Utility Billing Office, 14000 City Center Drive, Chino Hills, CA 91709
- Drop-off Payment Box: Located in the City Hall parking lot, west side of the Chino Hills Library near the Police Department.
- Pay by phone: You can make a payment over the phone by calling 909-364-2660, M-Th 7:30 am - 5:00 pm; F 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. Payment methods accepted by phone are Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Requests for Service
Request Tracker can be used to report:
- Code Enforcement Issues - Use the Code Enforcement Request Form
- Graffiti Related Issues - Use the Graffiti Removal Request Form
- Water, Street, Street Light, Landscape, Tree-Related Issues - Use the FixIT Form for Public Works
You can also report Code Enforcement issues by calling the Code Enforcement Hotline at 909-364-2757 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Works Maintenance Requests call be called in to 909-364-2800 or sent via email to email@example.com.
City of Chino Hills App
Business License Renewal
Business License Renewal is renewed online as well.
City Council Meetings
The City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday. Agendas are posted online at www.chinohills.org/agendas and in an outdoor display case at City Hall’s entrance. .
PUBLIC ADVISORY: The City Council Chambers will not be open to the public.
City Council meetings are being conducted telephonically through Zoom and broadcast live on the City’s website, and on Cable TV Channels 3 (Spectrum Cable) and 41 (Frontier Cable). Please be advised that pursuant to the Executive Order, and to ensure the health and safety of the public by limiting human contact that could spread the COVID-19 virus, the Council Chambers will not be open for the meeting.
Omnitrans Service Changes
In order to maintain lifeline transportation services while supporting public health efforts, Omnitrans Emergency Service Plan is in effect.
Routes affected: 5, 7, 12, 20, 29, 67, 80, 81, 290, 308, 309, 310, and 365.
Chino Hills Route 365 – Will temporarily operate on a Saturday schedule – Monday – Saturday. Sunday schedule will continue unchanged.
New - OmniRide On Demand transportation services launched on September 8, 2020. Find Out More
Other Service Adjustments in Place
Front-door boarding can safely resume, thanks to protective barriers between operators and customers for everyone’s safety.
Bus fare can be paid with cash onboard or with Token Transit mobile fares. Passes are also sold at ticket-vending machines, pass outlets, and by mail at the Omnitrans e-store.
Face masks are required while riding, and social distance should be maintained wherever possible.
Bus schedules will remain as they are. Omnitrans will continue to monitor ridership levels and will deploy additional buses to highly-impacted bus stops when necessary.
Protect Yourself & Your Family
The City of Chino Hills is continuing to closely monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation throughout the County, State, and Nation. The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and the San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services are working cooperatively to keep cities throughout the County updated with the latest information and guidance on a variety of topics ranging from personal hygiene to travel advisories.
- All residents should continue to practice good public health hygiene
- People should not be excluded from activities based on their race, country of origin, or recent travel if they do not have symptoms of respiratory illness
- All San Bernardino County residents and visitors should continue to practice good public health hygiene, as this is the height of the flu season across the County
Public health officials recommend individuals take a number of steps to protect both their health and the health of those around them, which include:
- Wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using household cleaning spray or wipes that kills germs
- Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
- N95 masks are NOT recommended outside of a healthcare setting. Surgical masks can be worn by sick individuals to reduce their likelihood of spreading germs.
- If someone becomes sick with a respiratory symptoms like fever and cough, they should stay away from work, school and other people to avoid spreading the illness and seek treatment from their healthcare provider.
- People experiencing symptoms of contagious illness should seek medical guidance
- Persons aged 65 years and older and persons of any age with certain underlying health conditions are at increased risk should they contract COVID-19 and are encouraged to self quarantine
The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) has developed a Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Website for resources that can be used by the City, our businesses, and the community. For the most updated information about COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where information can be found in Chinese and Spanish as well.