The Department of Public Health under the stewardship of Director Trudy Raymundo, Acting County Health Officer Dr. Erin Gustafson, and their staffs are doing all they can to support San Bernardino County residents through the COVID-19 crisis.
Their efforts include the recent launched of a coronavirus dashboard. The dashboard displays a visual representation of data surrounding COVID-19 testing results, including the number of confirmed cases and deaths, patients tested, patients that tested negative, and confirmed cases by gender and by age groups. It is available for viewing at http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/.
The team at the county’s Department of Behavioral Health team is also available to members of the public who might be dealing with anxiety and worry, especially due to the current health crisis. Their specially trained staff is available to listen and provide you with support and behavioral health resources. They have rolled out direct assistance via text messaging. The numbers to test are (909) 421-9233, (909) 458-1517 and in the High Desert, (760) 734-8093.
The Department of Aging and Adult Services has established a hotline for seniors and disabled adults to request assistance or get answers to questions. That number is (909) 891-3810, and it’s available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For online information, click on http://hss.sbcounty.gov/daas/.
Lastly, it’s important for everyone in the community to recognize the difference between rumors and facts. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has set up a rumor control page on its website. FEMA also encourages everyone to do their part in not hoarding goods. As FEMA puts it, freight flows are not disrupted, but stores need time to restock. Visit the coronavirus rumor control webpage at https://www.fema.gov/Coronavirus-Rumor-Control.
For information about the coronavirus crisis please visit the county’s coronavirus website at http://www.wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus. Individuals are also welcomed to contact the coronavirus public information line from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (909) 387-3911, or email the Ccunty at email@example.com.