PHOTO: Orange Tier for SB County

San Bernardino County has finally moved to the Orange Tier. District 1 Supervisor Paul Cook in a statement Tuesday said that the "Board of Supervisors approved eligibility for all residents ages 16 and up to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, effective immediately.

I’m pleased to report that on Tuesday the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved eligibility for all residents ages 16 and up to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, effective immediately."

“We have the capacity to get it done, and it’s time we give everyone the opportunity to get vaccinated,” said interim Public Health Director Andrew Goldfrach. “We are ready to adjust our operations and facilitate more vaccinations.” 

Numerous COVID-19 vaccination clinics are planned to roll out in the High Desert this week at the following locations:

  • Wednesday, April 7: Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave., Barstow, CA 92311. One-Dose Appointment / Johnson & Johnson Vaccine. Register here.
  • Thursday, April 8: Helendale Community Services District, 26540 Vista Rd., Helendale, CA 92342. One-Dose Appointment / Johnson & Johnson Vaccine. Register here.
  • Friday, April 9: Trona Library, 82805 Mountain View St., Trona. One-Dose Appointment / Johnson & Johnson Vaccine. Register here.
  • Friday, April 9: Friendly Temple Church of God, 16570 E St, Victorville, CA. One-Dose Appointment / Johnson & Johnson Vaccine. Call (760) 241-9900 for reservations.
  • There are also several available appointments at Hook Community Center in Victorville and Hesperia Health Center in Hesperia today through Saturday for the Pfizer vaccine.
  • Enrolled Veterans at VA Loma Linda Medical Center can walk in, or make an appointment for the Janssen single-dose clinic from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. today through Friday. Ages 18+. Call 909-825-7084 ext. 5085 to make an appointment.

The Supervisor's team says that "San Bernardino County is continuing to focus on vaccinating individuals in our hardest-hit communities, including prioritizing skilled nursing facilities where new patients and staff continue to cycle through the units."

What does "Orange Tier" mean for business?

  • Restaurant capacity increases to a maximum of 50% or 200 people, whichever is fewer
  • Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries can resume indoor service at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Bars without food service can reopen outdoors with safety modifications
  • Museums, Zoos, Aquariums can increase indoor capacity to 50%
  • Movie Theater capacity increases to 50% or 200 people, whichever is fewer
  • Family Entertainment Centers & Bowling Alleys can resume indoors at 25% capacity – or at 50% if guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination, per the California Department of Public Health
  • Amusement Parks capacity increases to 25% with in-state visitors only
  • Outdoor Live Events with assigned seats can increase to 33% with in-state visitors only
  • Indoor Retail can return to 100% capacity