Coronavirus

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Easy Access to COVID-19 Info NewsFlashCity 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).  

City Closures, Cancellations, and Service Modifications

October 20, 2020 Skin Care, Tattoo Studio & Massage Therapy Now Permitted to Reopen Throughout the State - NEW!

The State of California has issued new guidance for “expanded personal care services” that will allow businesses in these industries to open in San Bernardino County and elsewhere throughout the state.

The new guidance focuses on personal care services that require touching a client’s face, including facials, electrolysis, and waxing. It applies to esthetic, skin care, electrology, body art professionals, tattoo studios, piercing shops, and massage therapy businesses (in non-healthcare settings).

All businesses in this category are required to follow the modifications included in the new guidance.

October 9, 2020 Private Outdoor Gatherings of Three Households Now Allowed Throughout the State – NEW!

The California Department of Public Health issued guidance on October 9 that permits private outdoor gatherings of people from three households or less. Gatherings are described as social situations that bring people together from different households at the same time in a single space or place. Gatherings that include more than three households continue to be prohibited.

The following information was included in the State’s updated guidance on private outdoor gatherings:

  • Keep interactions among three households stable over time with the same people to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19.
  • People who feel sick or those in high-risk groups, such as older adults and those with chronic medical conditions, should not attend private gatherings.
  • Hosts should collect the names and contact information of attendees in case contact tracing is needed later.
  • Private gatherings of no more than three households are permitted in a public park or other outdoor space.
  • Practice physical distancing and hand hygiene at private gatherings.
  • Masks must be worn except when eating or drinking, or taking medication or other medical needs.
  • Private gatherings should be two hours or less.
  • Singing, chanting and shouting at outdoor private gatherings are strongly discouraged, but if they take place, a mask should be worn.
  • Instrumental music is allowed at private gatherings as long as the musicians maintain 6-feet of physical distancing. Playing of wind instruments is strongly discouraged.

September 30, 2020: The City of Chino Hills Will Reopen Playgrounds and Exercise Stations Immediately Due to New State Guidance Issued for Outdoor Playgrounds

The City of Chino Hills will reopen playgrounds and exercise stations as a result of new guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health on September 28.  Effective September 30, the City reopened playgrounds and exercise stations (Oct. 1) and posted signage that provides the rules playground and exercise station visitors must follow. Precautions include: wearing face masks over the mouth and nose for everyone two years of age or older, maintaining physical distance of at least six feet from persons from different households, hand washing or sanitizing before and after playground use, and refraining from eating or drinking in the playground to ensure face masks are worn at all times. Caregivers are required to supervise children at all times to ensure compliance with rules. Additionally, the elderly and persons with underlying medical conditions should avoid playgrounds when others are present. 

Visitors are encouraged to limit visits to 30 minutes per day when others are present.   Capacity has been reached when people from different households are unable to maintain six feet of vertical and horizontal clearance.  Visitors are encouraged to return at another time to avoid crowds. Press Release 

September 30, 2020: City Extends Closures to Nov. 1 

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, City of Chino Hills facilities, along with some park amenities, will remain closed to the public through November 1. Extended closures include Chino Hills Community Center, McCoy Equestrian & Recreation Center, Sleepy Hollow Community Center, Mystic Canyon Building, and Grand Avenue Park Community Building and staff offices. Also extended through November 1 are the closures of exercise equipment, basketball/volleyball courts, hockey rinks, and gazebos.

Due to restrictions on gathering, the original National Night event in August was postponed to October 6 as a potential back-up date. Conditions remain and the event will not be held in 2020.  The City has also determined that the annual Salute to Service breakfast and ceremony on November 10 will not be held this year.  In its place, the City has launched a Veterans Day Sign Campaign to thank local veterans and active duty service members with lawn signs. A video recognizing local veterans will also be released on Veterans Day.  Information is available at www.chinohills.org/Veterans.

Street sweeping tickets are suspended. However, the City launched a “Get Back in the Habit” campaign to remind residents to get back in the habit of keeping the streets clear on street sweeping days.   This effort improves the effectiveness of the street sweeper which reduces pollution entering the storm drains.

September 24, 2020:  Small Business Invited to Apply For Microenterprise Business Grants

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Small businesses in Chino Hills are invited to learn more about $5,000 grants available through the City of Chino Hills. Funding is provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the Community Development Block Grant program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Grants are intended to assist businesses negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic. If eligibility requirements are met for the Microenterprise Business Grant program, small businesses may receive a $5,000 grant to be used for working capital such as rent, payroll, utilities, inventory, etc. Grant funds do not have to be repaid. Applications will be accepted from September 24 - October 12 on a first-come, first-served basis. Potential applicants may review program guidelines, required documents, and additional information online. The staff person in charge of the Microenterprise Business Grant program is available to assist applicants. Please call (909) 364-2717.

Businesses must employ five or fewer employees, including the owner; be an existing for-profit Chino Hills business since January 1, 2020; and the business must commit to retaining at least one full-time employee from a household that meets low to moderate-income levels based upon HUD requirements. A family of four is considered low to moderate-income if the annual gross household income is $60,250. Home-based businesses are not eligible.

September 23, 2020: San Bernardino County Provides Guidance for Celebrating Halloween 

Many traditional Halloween activities involve mingling with neighbors, sharing treats, and visiting carnivals and pumpkin patches.  The County requires compliance with State of California Health Orders, which are subject to change in response to the nature of the pandemic.  The County also urges residents and businesses to exercise an abundance of caution while engaging in traditional Halloween activities, and encourages residents to opt for safe alternatives.  Carelessness during other holidays has led to spikes in sickness and death, as well as increased restrictions. Learn more about safe ways to celebrate Halloween and County guidance for Pumpkin Patches.

September 22, 2020: Nail Salons May Open Indoor Operations - NEW

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 Service Alcoholic Beverages NEW

The state announced some minor loosening of restrictions on restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages. The sale of such beverages no longer needs to occur in the same transaction as a food sale. However, to qualify, a business’s primary focus must be meal service, with the sale of alcoholic beverages only a complementary offering.

“The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, which regulates the sale of alcoholic beverages, will examine the entirety of a licensed business’s operations to assess whether it serves what it deems ‘legitimate meals’,” said County Public Health Director Corwin Porter.  The ABC requires a business that sells alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption to be a “bona fide” eating establishment, rather than a bar or saloon.  S.B. County Update September 22.

NEW - www.HousingisKey.com

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.

Why Are Playgrounds and Other Park Amenities Closed in Chino Hills?

The City of Chino Hills restricts access to playground equipment based on information and guidance provided by a variety of sources including California Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control, and the National Program for Playground Safety. Guidance for playground use includes sanitizing high touch areas before and after each use, and limiting use of shared playground equipment in favor of physical activities that require less contact with surfaces. Since the City realizes it doesn’t have the ability to sanitize equipment between uses, the playgrounds remain closed in compliance with public health guidance.

Other high-touch equipment and amenities in parks also remain closed and include exercise equipment and sport courts that, in our experience, led to close contact among people who do not live together.  For example basketball, hockey, and volleyball played among peers rather than members of the same household.

 The City does not take these restrictions and / or decisions lightly, and in fact is striving to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community in an effort to re-open our economy and schools in compliance with the State’s guidelines.  Staff at the City of Chino Hills evaluates our operations and closures, at minimum, on a weekly basis. Facilities and amenities have re-opened as soon as health orders have indicated it is safe to do so.  We continue to evaluate our position on programs and amenities as health orders and other conditions change. If an opportunity to restore a program or amenity presents itself, we will do so ahead of the announced closure timeframe.

Youth Sports

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 with members of their own household, 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: Governor Newsom announced barbershops and hair salons may open for indoor operations effective Monday, August 31.  State Guidance

Also able to open Monday August 31, are all indoor retail, shopping centers, and malls, at maximum 25% capacity. State Guidance for Retail. State Guidance for Shopping Centers/Malls.

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:

  1. At least 21 days to expand activities beyond the initial tier to ensure California better limits the spread of the virus;
  2. Mandatory metrics – case rates and test positivity – to measure how widespread COVID-19 is in each county and guide what is allowed;
  3. A uniform state framework, with four categories instead of 58 different sets of rules;
  4. 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
  5. 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.  

Understand which Activities and Businesses are OPEN in the Four Tiers

Graphic displaying tiered color system for CA

Californians can go to State Website to find out where their county falls and what activities are allowable in each county.

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

San Bernardino County has expanded eligibility for participation in its COVID Compliant Business Partnership Program, while extending the application deadline to October 31, 2020.

Among the organizations that can now apply to the program are non-profits; sole proprietors whose business features a corresponding retail space or storefront; and home-based businesses (including home daycare centers) that directly serve customers at their home. (Short-term rentals may also now participate, though at a lower level of funding.)

The County has further modified the program to support small businesses and nonprofits that have incurred expenses moving their operations outdoors. In addition to the original $2,500 provided to participants, the County is now offering $1,200 per business to restaurants and retail stores that have been forced to move outdoors in response to State regulations, such as stores located inside indoor malls, as well as churches, fitness facilities and service businesses.

Applicants who have already applied do not need to re-apply but will need to submit additional information. The link to submit additional information will be up next week on sbcovid19.com on the COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program page.

The program has two primary components: funding of $2,500 for eligible small businesses with one to 100 employees, plus support and partnership for all eligible County businesses that want to become a COVID Compliant Business Partner. Total program funding available is $30 million. To receive funds, small businesses in the County must first demonstrate compliance with State and County public health orders and incorporate safety and social distancing practices in their daily operations.

Since the program’s launch, the County has approved applications from more than 4,000 businesses and awarded over $10 million to reimburse and/or offset costs directly related to compliance with COVID-19-related business protocols.

Once it has been determined that a company is a COVID-Compliant Business Partner, it is issued a “This Business Partner is COVID Compliant” window graphic (designed for public display) that recognizes the business for its commitment to public health and safety. Businesses also gain exclusive access to receive personal protective equipment (PPE) at the County’s wholesale cost.

For more information about eligibility and to apply, go to https://sbcovid19.com/covid-compliant-business-partnership-program/.

Micro-enterprise Business Grant Program 
Small businesses in Chino Hills are invited to learn more about $2,500 grants available through the City of Chino Hills. Funding is provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the Community Development Block Grant program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Grants are intended to assist businesses negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic. If eligibility requirements are met for the Microenterprise Business Grant program, small businesses may receive a $2,500 grant to be used for working capital such as rent, payroll, utilities, inventory, etc. Grant funds do not have to be repaid. The Application period is closed but may reopen sometime in September.  Please check back. Potential applicants may review program guidelines, required documents, and additional information online

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.

More Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Quicklinks 

San Bernardino County Readiness and Reopening Plan (PDF)
State Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants (PDF)
State Guidance for Shopping Centers (PDF) 
State Guidance for Retail (PDF)

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.

COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program -- Applications Available

The County of San Bernardino is committed to rebuilding and sustaining a high quality of life for its residents and businesses. 

To support local small businesses and help ensure ongoing compliance with State and County Health orders and direction, San Bernardino County is implementing the COVID- Compliant Business Partnership Program

This program has two components. 

  1. Funding of $2,500 for eligible Small Businesses with 1-100 employees
  2. Support and Partnership for ALL eligible County businesses who wish to become a COVID-Compliant Business Partner

This program will support our local small businesses by reimbursing and/or offsetting costs and impacts directly related to complying with COVID-19 related business protocols and providing support to all eligible County businesses who apply for the program.

Prior to receiving funding, San Bernardino County small businesses must demonstrate compliance with State/County public health orders, and incorporate safety and social distancing practices and measures in their business operations.  

Total funding available for this program is $30,000,000. Eligible businesses, per qualifying location, can receive up to $2,500. Deadline forApplication: August 31, 2020.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Face Coverings

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

CDC Information on Face Coverings
CDC Information on Face Coverings (Spanish)
Cloth Face Coverings (PDF)
Cloth Face Coverings (PDF) Spanish
SB County Press Release on Face Coverings (PDF)

The list below of food pantries has been provide by San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Nutrition.

Inland Empire Food Assistance List (PDF) 

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.

Business Emergency Assistance Spreadsheet (PDF)

Governor issued a Stay at Home Order for the State of California. Guidance on private outdoor gatherings of people from three households or less was updated on October 9, 2020.

For the Number of COVID-19 cases in San Bernardino County, visit the DASHBOARD to find out more.  

Report Compliance Concerns to S.B. Co. Department of Public Health
http://bit.ly/CovidNotifSBC

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.

COVID-19 Testing Sites
S.B. County Testing Information*
Frequently Asked Questions

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)

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 will reopen 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 will 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 will 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.

Closures, Cancellations, & Service Modifications

CLOSURES:

City Facilities CLOSED to the Public
Through November 1st (could be extended)

  • Chino Hills Community Center 
  • McCoy Equestrian and Recreation Center (Barn) & Residence (Warm-up Arenas Opened June 18)
  • Sleepy Hollow Community Center
  • Mystic Canyon Building
  • Grand Avenue Park Community Building, Staff Offices, & Parking Lot
  • Parks and Playgrounds Are Open - Exercise Equipment, Basketball/Volleyball Courts, Hockey Rinks, and Gazebos are CLOSED

County Facilities at Government Center 

  • James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library Update - The Library REOPENED June 23 with limited hours (until further notice): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Modified Services at Chino Hills City Hall 

  • Water Service Disconnections are Postponed
  • Street Sweeping Tickets are Suspended

MODIFIED SERVICES
Through November 1st (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. There is a significant backlog of requests.  Expect scheduling delays.
  • 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. 

List of Special Event & Activity Cancellations

  • Water Conservation Poster Contest (postponed)
  • Youth Track & Field Meet, March 21
  • Kids Art Exploration Day, March 28
  • Adult Easter Egg Scramble, April 3
  • Free Mulch, April 4
  • Easter Egg-Citement Event, April 11
  • Active Adults 50+ Sock Hock, April 22
  • Volunteer Dinner April 23 (postponed)
  • Chino Hills Community Foundation Concert #2 April 24
  • State of the City May 28
  • Aquatics / Swim Lessons Cancelled for 2020
  • Summer Day Camp Cancelled 
  • Concerts & Movies in the Park Cancelled 
  • National Night Out October 6
  • Salute to Services November 10

Virtual Recreation

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

Use this Virtual City Hall Service Guide (PDF) for quick access to contact information for City services, or visit the Online Virtual City Hall Service Guide.

Pay Your Chino Hills Utility Bill in 4 Easy Ways

  1. Pay online: using your checking/savings account (EFT) or your debit/credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover)
  2. Mail your payment to: City of Chino Hills, Utility Billing Office, 14000 City Center Drive, Chino Hills, CA 91709
  3. Drop-off Payment Box: Located in the City Hall parking lot, west side of the Chino Hills Library near the Police Department.
  4. Pay by phone: You can make a payment over the phone by calling 909-364-2660, M-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 codeenforcement@chinohills.org

Public Works Maintenance Requests call be called in to 909-364-2800 or sent via email to publicworks@chinohills.org.

City of Chino Hills App

Requests for Service can be submitted online through our Request Tracker and via the FREE City of Chino Hills app. found in the following app marketplaces. Google Play Store  Apple App Store

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. 

Instructions on Public Participation in the Council 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. 

Route Changes

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.

All passes that were valid on March 23 will be valid for an additional 30 days starting June 1.

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:

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.