VOICE News Staff
San Bernardino – Kaiser Permanente has temporarily closed several offices in and around San Bernardino effective Monday, March 30, 2020. The action was taken to prepare for an anticipated increase in new coronavirus patients.
Explaining the closures, Terry Kanakri, a spokesperson for Kaiser noted, “By temporarily consolidating, we can support a potential surge in the number of people who need hospitalization, meet the critical need to conserve Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and guard against potential staffing shortages.” The list of offices closed include:
Indian Hills Medical Office on San Jose Avenue in Claremont
- Chino Central Medical Office on Central Avenue in Chino
- Colton Medical Office Building on Cooley Drive in Colton
- Palm Court I Medical Office on Slover Avenue in Fontana
- San Bernardino Medical Offices on Date Place in San Bernardino
- Upland Medical Office Building on Foothill Boulevard in Upland
- Victorville Medical Office Building 2 on Park Avenue in Victorville
Monday’s closings were not the first set of Kaiser closures in the Southern California region. On March 22nd, the healthcare giant closed at least nine other sites including facilities in Palm Springs, Anaheim Hills, and Yorba Linda.
Kaiser officials confirmed all mental health facilities currently remain open.